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Job Opportunities

NVUM Field Interviewer Position Available


JOB TITLE: NVUM Field Interviewer  

REPORTS TO: Watershed Conservation Corps Supervisor 

Pay rate: $16 an hour. Estimated weekly hours: 20-30 hours a week. March 16-Sept 30 is an estimated date range.

Approximate Hiring Timeline

March 17, 2023: Applications Due. March 20-24, 2013: Interview Process. Thursday, March 27, 2023: Preferred Start Date 

Application Procedure

Please send the following application materials to Kelly Guenther, Director of Business Operations [email protected]com by March 17, 2023.

1. One-page cover letter

2. Resume


The NVUM Field Interviewer will assist with the National Visitor Use Monitoring Program (NVUM). The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (WCO) has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to provide this position.  The NVUM Field Interviewer position is essential to the completion of NVUM in Missouri. Interviewers will travel to a variety of day use, overnight, general forest and Wilderness sites in Missouri. The position will work in a pair with another WCO NVUM staff member. Hours vary between morning, afternoon and evening hours and often occur on weekend days. 
This position qualifies for Public Land Corps hours. More information: 

Field Interviewer Term, Hours, and Schedule

The preferred start date is Thursday, March 27, 2023, and will run through September 30, 2023. The Field Interviewers’ hours will vary depending on the survey locations. Most weeks will consist of 20-25 hour work weeks. Additional hours will be available during some weeks, with a maximum of 35 hours per week. Weekend availability is required. The Field Interviewer must commit to serving the entire job term.

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Conducting recreation use surveys with visitors on National Forest lands in a positive, friendly, and respectful manner. 
  • Checking schedule on Google Drive weekly/daily basis and planning out survey site drive times and location with your NVUM partner.  
  • Set up interviewing sites (I e., sign placement, traffic cone placement, etc.) properly to ensure safety of self and National Forest visitors.   
  • Filling out and keeping track of surveys and daily counts in a neat, orderly fashion. 
  • Compiling weekly reports for supervisor about site use levels, recreation use, and weather conditions at each assigned surveying site. 
  • Adhering to NVUM, Forest Service, and Federal data collection policies and guidelines including proper dress, displaying of safety signage, etc. 
  • Ability to drive long distances over a variety of road surfaces during early morning and early evening hours. 
  • Ability to work with a partner independently without direct supervision from field management.  

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities 

  • Competency in written and oral communication. 
  • Ability to drive on Forest Service roads, and at times, to remote locations. 
  • Ability to keep neat and concise notes and surveys. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Always maintain a professional demeanor and appearance.  
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records  
  • Must be punctual and responsible with an ability to work with others as a team. 
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, walk, sit, stoop, bend at waist, have manual dexterity and feel, grasp, reach, talk, and hear. Activities are predominately on-manual.    
  • Ability to travel on a frequent basis. 
  • Attention to detail and ability to minimize errors in work.   
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner. 
  • Ability to perform other related work as assigned. 

Work Environment  

Work is generally performed within a field environment, which includes natural weather occurrences. The incumbent is responsible to know and comply with all safety procedures.    


  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred. 
  • Experience working outdoors and familiarity with outdoor conservation work preferred. 
  • Experience working with the public. 
  • A valid driver’s license and insurance is required. 
Watershed Committee is an equal opportunity employer. 

AmeriCorps Position Available


Approximate Hiring Timeline

May 7, 2023: Applications Due

June 5, 2023: Start Date 

July 30, 2023: End Date 

Hiring Process

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Watershed Committee is an equal-opportunity employer. 

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