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Recreation Planner

Sacramento County, California, US
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Land Management
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Join Cardno's Science and Environment team in Sacramento to play an integral role in providing recreation resource support for hydroelectric relicensing and compliance projects. This is a full-time position targeted to individuals with a college degree in environmental studies, recreation studies, land management, or related fields.

Required Qualifications:
  • Must live in the Sacramento region and willing to commute to Cardno's Sacramento office.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including occasional weekends and holidays.
  • Must be authorized to work in U.S. without company sponsorship.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Twelve or more years working in the environmental consulting field, with an emphasis on recreation and land use.
  • Previous experience developing and implementing recreation use studies and visitor surveys in outdoor recreation settings.
  • Excellent writing skills (writing samples will be requested).
  • Working understanding of statistical sampling and analytical procedures.
  • Must be able to work well independently while maintaining communication with field staff and managers stationed in various locations.
  • Must be able to work independently in remote areas throughout California, and in occasional adverse weather conditions.
  • Must be able and willing to drive on paved and unpaved roads through mountainous terrain.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:
  • Responsible and well organized.
  • Solid time management and follow-through skills.
  • Positive and energetic attitude.
  • Self-motivated; strong initiative.
  • Detail oriented; resourceful.
  • Knowledge of US Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recreation-related policies, standards, guidelines and practices.
  • Knowledge of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydropower relicensing processes and FERC regulations and guidelines related to recreation and land use.
  • Ability to implement whitewater boating and/or other stream-based recreation studies.
  • Ability to implement and/or oversee visual resource studies using the Forest Service Visual Management System and/or Scenery Management System.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing and implementing recreation use studies and visitor surveys in outdoor recreation settings.
  • Developing statistically valid recreation use sampling protocols and procedures.
  • Developing visitor survey instruments to assess visitor satisfaction and preferences.
  • Analyzing recreation use data and survey responses.
  • Overseeing up to 10 technicians who will conduct field work and enter data.
  • Traveling to and between specific developed and dispersed recreation sites to ensure use studies and surveys are being properly implemented.
  • Analyzing data and preparing technical memoranda and reports.
  • Preparing recreation and land use sections for CEQA and NEPA documents.
  • Supporting engineers working on recreation facility rehabilitation projects, as needed.
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