Recreation Survey Clerk – Madera and Fresno Counties, California
Louis Berger, a top 25 ENR firm with offices throughout the nation, is a multidisciplinary architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firm has temporary job opportunities for qualified candidates based out of our California office. Actual job duties will be performed in Madera and Fresno Counties, California at Kerckhoff Reservoir and in the vicinity of the San Joaquin River.
For a survey of recreation access sites in the vicinity of Bucks Lake, Louis Berger may hire up to 2 individuals for work as temporary, part-time employees to interview recreation visitors, collect visitor use information (e.g., visitor counts), assist in conducting recreation facility condition assessments, and download trail counter data. At the onset of the assignment, Louis Berger would provide training to the survey clerks to explain the nature of the project, the logistics involved, safety and communications protocols, visitor survey collection methodology, data recording procedures, and how to handle situations where a visitor may not wish to participate in the survey. Survey clerks will conduct the work as part of at least a two-member team on each field day. All field equipment will be provided by Louis Berger.
Survey clerks will travel in pre-determined circuits to recreation sites and other pre-determined sites that provide recreational access to Kerckhoff Reservoir and the San Joaquin River Gorge. Survey clerks would intercept visitors at the sites to conduct interviews as well as record visitor use information (e.g., numbers of people observed and their apparent recreational activities). On-the-water spot counts of Kerckhoff Reservoir may be collected from a boat (provided). Recreation data would mainly be collected using computer-based applications (e.g., iPads). Survey clerks will also assist in (1) installing, maintaining, and downloading data from electronic trail counters; and (2) recording facility inventory and condition information at Smalley Cove Campground and Day Use Area at Kerckhoff Reservoir.
Louis Berger staff will oversee the individuals as they administer visitor surveys and collect data and be available to answer questions and provide guidance to ensure accurate data collection and recording.
The data collection effort will occur during the months of March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October 2019 and work hours would be defined by the study methodology and weighted as either morning start (with early afternoon finish) or late morning start (with evening finish). Each survey day would be 8 hours long. Survey clerks must be available to work on any weekdays, weekends, (including Memorial Day, and Labor Day weekends) during the study period. Clerks will be trained at the beginning of March with start date of about March 8 for the data collection.