WE NEED A FEW GOOD SURVEY WORKERS
- Do you enjoy the outdoors and feel comfortable spending the day in the mountains and forests (e.g., trailhead, picnic area, wilderness area) potentially away from a store, restaurant, or public restroom?
- How tolerant are you of working in diverse weather conditions (e.g., heat, cold, rain, snow, etc.)?
- Do you have access to Microsoft Word? Microsoft Excel?
- How proficient are you in each?
Then this job may be for YOU.
WE seek capable individuals as SURVEY WORKERS for forest–based recreation use and management. This part-time, intermittent position will begin in JULY 2018 and ends SEPTEMBER 2018. The schedule is fairly flexible. YOU will be required to drive your own vehicle (reimbursed miles at 57 cents). Daily shifts range can be long. Typically with the drive time expect 7-11 hour days BUT the compensation, including BEAUTIFUL sunsets and BREATHTAKING views are PRICELESS and get paid between $16.49 to $18.84/hr.
How it works (for the math savvy): suppose YOU drove 100 miles (50 miles each way) from your home to the site, and actually worked 6 hours at the survey site: you would be paid for $98.94 ($16.49 x 6 hours) and $57.00 (0.57 x 100 miles) for mileage for a total of $155.94 if you didn't have to pick up equipment the next day. But if you did then typical compensation would look like this $16.49 x 7 (6 hours of interviewing plus 1 hour to retrieve counter) plus $0.57 x 200 (100 miles roundtrip to interview then another 100 to get counter) miles equals $229.43 for the workday. Not bad unless you drive for a ride sharing app.
WE are currently looking for people who are interested, or have experience, in this TYPE of social science research.
YOU will be doing face-to-face interviews in a federally-protected forest or national park. This job requires YOU to ask lots of questions, travel, work, and occasionally camp ALONE in the woods. Therefore, WE are looking for people who have GREAT communications skills and LOVE talking to people and who are self-sufficient, organized, GOOD at reading maps, TRUSTWORTHY, and able to spend a few days traveling and camping by THEMSELVES.
The work is straightforward:
- Conducting recreation use surveys;
- Planning survey site locations and travel times;
- Setting up traffic counters properly;
- Filling out surveys neatly and orderly;
- Providing updates on data collection process;
- Adhering to strict field data collection procedures.
NOTE: Actual duration of the survey takes 6 hours at the site; however, traffic counters shall be placed to count traffic for a 24-hour period of time, which includes the survey time. AM surveys take place between 8 am and 2 pm and PM surveys take place between 2 pm and 8 pm for non-proxy sites. Adjustments to the afternoon survey time (PM) may be made to avoid conducting surveys after dark. At proxy sites, the 6 hour interval should be chosen when most people will be leaving the site for the last time.
- CARSON NF in NM
- MEDICINE BOW NF in WY
- BRIDGER-TETON NF in WY
If YOU want to help US make the numb3rs count in the great outdoors, then this may be a GREAT job opportunity for YOU!
But do YOU have what it takes?
THENUMB3RSCOUNT is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business and subject matter experts in visitor survey administration, socioeconomic monitoring, data analysis and reporting.