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Job Title: Lodgepole & Dorst Creek Campground Hosts
Supervisor: Lodgepole Campground Supervisor
Goal: To provide a quality camping experience for park visitors by assisting with campground operations for two large campgrounds, 200+ sites each, Lodgepole and Dorst Creek Campgrounds.
Location & Dates:
June 15- September 26, at Dorst Creek (dates may be flexible).
May 25- Sept 28 at Lodge Pole (dates may be flexible)
Assist with campground and kiosk operations.
Rove campground and educate campers on park and campground regulations, including proper bear-proof food storage.
Provide information to visitors on recreational opportunities in the park and surrounding areas, including the evening campfire programs and other Ranger programs.
Provide information to visitors regarding the National Recreation Reservation Service used for reservations in the National Park system.
Actively participate in the park wide safety program; inform visitors of potential dangers in the park, with a special emphasis on river safety.
Perform minor maintenance when directed, if qualified; report all other maintenance problems to the campground supervisor.
May operate cash register and collect campground fees.
Gather information on visitor use and keep the supervisor informed of problems in the campground.
Notifies supervisor or law enforcement rangers if illegal activity is observed.
Complete other duties or tasks as may be mutually agreed upon.
Qualifications: Camping experience. Ability to work independently. Good communication skills. Ability to relate to children and adults of diverse backgrounds. A positive attitude. Good listening skills. Experience handling money and operating an electronic cash register desirable. Knowledge of other languages helpful. Would prefer someone with previous campground hosting or extensive camping skills, but will train otherwise qualified people.
Other Requirements: Drivers license required. Physical demands – lots of walking and prolonged standing. Altitude of the campgrounds should be taken into consideration for individuals with health issues.
Benefits to Volunteer: Personal enrichment and experience working in a national park setting. Job training and experience in working with the public and an opportunity to interact with park staff and visitors of varying backgrounds and experiences.
Training: Host will receive orientation and training in campground operations involving a reservation system, bear management and other topics.
Working Conditions: Hosts will work a minimum of 32 hours per week, which includes weekends. Hosts will have two consecutive weekdays off. Shifts will depend upon campground needs. In return for your volunteer work, you will be given a free campsite. You will need to provide a recreational living unit. Lodgepole Campground host site has water and electric hookups, but no sewer connection. Dorst Creek Campground host site has water but no electric or sewer hookup. There is a dump station at Lodgepole. Volunteer uniforms and park radios are provided. A government vehicle may also be provided for official duties.
Area: Lodgepole and Dorst Campgrounds are at approximately 7,000 feet elevation. Summer days are warm and comfortable with cool nights. The majority of work is performed outdoors in the campgrounds. Location is in prime black bear habitat, so encounters with bears are likely. Public showers, laundry, post office, a small store, gift shop and National Park Service Visitor Center are located near the Lodgepole Campground. At Dorst Creek Campground a store, gas station, restaurant and lodging are located 10 minutes away at Stony Creek. Other amenities are located at Lodgepole, 20 minutes away. Pay phones are located at both campgrounds. The closest metropolitan areas are Fresno (2 ½ hours), and Visalia (1 ½ hours).
The National Park Service is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: In return for your volunteer work, you will be given a free campsite. You will need to provide a recreational living unit. Lodgepole Campground host site has water and electric hookups, but no sewer connection. Dorst Creek Campground host site has water but no electric or sewer hookup and no dump station. There is a dump station at Lodgepole.