• 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 elevaton 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.
Attend LE Ranger briefings as appropriate;
Respond to and assist in Minor Medical incidents (First Aid/CPR training provided);
File lost and found reports as needed;
Drive vehicles to various locations, in and out of the park for servicing;
Traffic control associated with congested areas; disabled vehicles, and motor vehicle accidents;
Verify reports of disabled vehicles;
Provide assistance to motorists as deemed appropriate, i.e., makes calls for roadside assistance/towing, etc.;
Provide basic mechanical assistance to motorists to include, but not limited to, 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;
Provide assistance during EMS calls to include: carrying gear, assisting with family members of patients, or transporting stranded patrol vehicles;
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 tramautic 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 6 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 will reimburse out-of-pocket expenses associated with living at Bryce Canyon (e.g., propane charges for RVs).
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: email@example.com. 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).