• Conservation Education • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
LOCATION: Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southern Utah, high atop the Paunsaugunt Plateau. At an elevation of 8,000 feet, Bryce Canyon has mild summers, with cool spring and fall temperatures, and winters bringing lots of snow. The park preserves the amazing geology associated with the eroding Paunsaugunt Plateau on which the park is located. For more details on the park please visit our website (www.nps.gov/brca).
THIS IS A NON-LAW ENFORCEMENT POSITION. INCUMBENT MUST POSSESS A VALID STATE DRIVERS LICENSE.
This position will remain flexible and will be utilized as needs arise and in ways to best support the park Visitor Protection operations.
The scope of work assignments may include, but are not limited to, the following:
PRIMARY ASSIGNMENT: Remaining highly visible to park visitors while conducting patrols in an effort to provide visitors with information, assistance, or directions. Providing traffic control services at high visitation overlooks and parking areas. Primary duty is to conduct foot patrols of front and backcountry trail system (hikes average 4-6 mile), as well as vehicle and bicycle patrols.
Train and function as a park Search and Rescue(SAR) team member taking part in:
Responding to and identifying injured and/or distressed hikers
Coordinating EMS and SAR resources to assist park visitors
Respond to and assist minor medical incidents (First Aid/CPR training provided)
Searching for missing/separated parties or disabled vehicles within the park’s boundaries
Assist with rescuing injured hikers from the canyon as a wheeled liter team member
Provide assistance during EMS calls to include: carrying gear, assisting with family members of patients, or transporting stranded patrol vehicles
Traffic control associated with congested areas; disabled vehicles, and motor vehicle accidents;
Attend LE Ranger briefings as appropriate;
File lost and found reports as needed;
Be involved with park and the surrounding county’s special events (marathon, bike races, holiday parades and events)
Drive vehicles to various locations, in and out of the park for servicing and transportation for special events;
Provide basic roadside assistance to motorists to include, but not limited to, makes calls for roadside assistance/towing, battery jumpstarts, changing tires and providing basic hand tools;
Provide courtesy rides to park visitors, as appropriate, always abiding by safety restraint laws. All occupants will wear seatbelts, to include child restraint devices. Courtesy rides will typically be limited to those associated with disabled vehicles and stranded hikers;
Provide courtesy transportation to Rangers requiring pick-up or drop off at trailheads;
Assess trail conditions and make minor trail repairs as part of a team
Work with law enforcement and resources to identify and install regulatory signage to prevent social trails, pets on trails, litter, and etc.
Assist in Administrative matters;
Perform other duties as deemed appropriate in a variety of areas.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work will be conducted at high elevations (6,600- 9,100 feet). Incumbent may be exposed to heat, sun, and other weather conditions including lightning. Outdoor environment presents the possibility of coming into contact with spiny and poisonous plants, and desert animals including venomous and non-venomous insects and reptiles. Incumbent will spend lots of time on their feet: standing for long periods of time, hiking steep, uneven trails, etc. Comfortable, supportive and appropriate-for-terrain footwear is highly recommended. When assisting with Search and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, there is potential for traumatic injuries. Incumbent should work safely, practice Operational Leadership principles, maintain situational awareness, and only operate as a member of a team.
REQUIRED NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK (MINIMUM): 32
LENGTH OF SEASON: Minimum 8 weeks; maximum 7 months. (Length of stay can be negotiated with supervisor.)
REQUIRED SHIFTS: Evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.
STIPEND: Our budget does not allow us to pay a stipend, however, we do provide the following gear:
Uniform shirts (long sleeve & short sleeve)
First Aid kit
High-Visibility SAR shirt and traffic vest
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INCUMBENT MAY BE MOVED INTO TEMPORARY EMERGENCY PAY STATUS PENDING INCIDENT COMPLEXITY AND PARK POLICY.
TO APPLY: Complete the online volunteer.gov application OR submit a resume to: Michael_Gries@nps.gov. ON YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAMES, EMAIL ADDRESSES AND/OR PHONE NUMBERS OF 2-3 PEOPLE WHO CAN SPEAK TO YOUR SUITABILITY FOR THIS POSITION.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: EITHER an apartment with basic furniture and appliances, OR an RV pad with water, sewer and electrical hookups will be provided (ideally, RV should be less than 32' long).