• Archaeology • Computers • Conservation Education • Minerals/Geology • Office/Clerical • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Volunteer in one of southern Utah's most diverse national parks!
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primarily provides front line customer service by staffing the Capitol Reef National Park visitor center desk. Distributes information and orients visitors to the park. May provide informal interpretation. Learns park resources by reviewing books, maps, park research materials, and other documents previously prepared by park rangers and other professionals. Issues backcountry permits and educates visitors regarding the requirements for backcountry hiking and camping, and for rules and regulations, etc. Solo hiking and trail roving patrols will be performed. As assigned and with supervision, performs various administrative and collateral duties which may include: preparing documents, gathering routine information for reports, compilation of statistical data, cleaning and housekeeping projects, inventories, photography, and response to information requests.
Candidates must be professional, accountable, punctual and follow safety and regulatory protocols.
WORKING HOURS / SCHEDULE / EXPECTED DURATION OF APPOINTMENT
Work schedule is part-time of 32 hours per week; 8 hour days. Lieu days will be determined based on operational needs. Work is contingent on favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL DEMANDS / SPECIAL HAZARDS
Work requires standing for long periods of time, occasional arduous hiking for distances up to 10 miles in canyons and desert environments, climbing and descending steep inclines, bending, and lifting moderately heavy items in a repetitive motion. Mental stress and physical fatigue occur due to high or low volume of personal contacts, occasional emergency responses, and repetitive nature of interpretive operations. Extreme physical exertion may be required while performing search and rescue and emergency response (infrequent/most likely may not occur); however, the safety of park staff is the first priority and participants are not asked to perform tasks outside their comfort level. Work is performed primarily indoors at the visitor’s center. Some work is performed outdoors resulting in exposure to extreme temperatures, rain, snow, wind and direct sunlight.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Candidate will have one private bedroom in a shared multi-room coed home with 2-5 roommates sharing kitchen, bathroom and living space. Specific rules and restrictions apply including no pets (in all non-permanent government housing) or family (in shared quarters only).