Recreation Technician Intern – Cedar City, UT

Recreation Technician Intern

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT



Schedule: M-F 8-4:30

Housing: No Housing Available

Dates: 05-01-2023 – 08-31-2023

Agency: Bureau of Land Management

Location: Kanab, UT GSENM

Overview:The Recreation Intern will assist the agency with a full range of recreation management activities within national monuments and other recreation areas within BLM jurisdictional boundaries.

Responsibilities:These 3 positions will be responsible for the following duties which may include some or a combination of:

  • Monitors and maintains recreation facilities and collects visitor use data
  • Maintains and constructs mountain bike trails and monitors Wilderness Study Areas. Processes Special Recreation Permits
  • Collects and manages GIS and GPS data
  • Assists with backcountry patrols, trail maintenance, and visitor services
  • Some work will focus on projects including hiking and vehicle patrols, campground and trailhead maintenance, visitor services, trail work, site clean-up, public outreach events, and other duties as assigned
  • Position may require working on holidays and weekends. Intern will contact visitors to provide information and education about recreational opportunities
  • Provides the public information on good resource management practices for the area, such as putting out your campfire, do not litter, no driving off roads, Leave No Trace, etc
  • Assists in developed recreation by picking up trash, cleaning restrooms and minor repairs of recreation facilities
  • Assists with administering campground fee program and visitor use surveys
  • Assists with walking patrols of campground and hiking nearby trails
  • Monitors and documents visitor use, documents and reports of resource /facility damage, water collection and testing
  • Provides visitor assistance and/or contact visitors in the field, providing information on the area and recreation opportunities
  • Assists in the maintenance and installation of signs, gates, fences, and other facilities as assigned using power and hand tools
  • Uses Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Training provided)
  • Monitors vehicle and fleet maintenance
  • Works with volunteers and other groups to complete tasks
  • Additional duties may be assigned as needed and could include work related to Range Management, Timber Management, Wildland Fire, Wildlife, Visitor Assistance, Outdoor Education and so on
  • Duties may include hiking, ATV/UTV use and using hand tools


Applicants who are seeking a degree in outdoor recreation, hospitality or tourism given greatest consideration. All are encouraged to apply. Work Environment: Recreation Interns will be working outside and exposed to a variety of weather conditions (temperatures 45 – 105+ degrees). Must provide own living quarters.


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