The Ashton/Island Park Ranger District is seeking an individual to perform recreation sign maintenance for developed recreation sites, trailheads, and roads on National Forest System lands across the entire District. Come work and play near the famous Henry's Fork of the Snake River, Harriman State Park, the Jedediah Smith Wilderness area, and Yellowstone National Park.
Volunteer will develop a recreation sign location and condition inventory, provide basic sign maintenance for existing recreation signs, construct new wooden signs, and install replacement signs. Basic maintenance includes repairing holes or cracks in wooden signs, painting, flattening bent metal signs, applying missing road numerals, and straightening or repair of the sign support structure.
Duties include use of power tools to cut, route, sand and drill wood, paint and otherwise treat wood for weather and appearance, take down and install signs in the field using hand/power/cordless tools. Volunteer must be familiar with common power tools such as drills, table saw, router, and etc. Must not be adversely effected by loud noise, dust, paint, or chemical fumes. Volunteer will need to perform moderate lifting up to 50 pounds, and must be able to stand for long periods.
Tools, sign materials, and personal protective equipment will be provided by the Ranger District.
Forest staff will coordinate and oversee sign maintenance, but the volunteer will work on their own daily schedule and at their own pace, as long as annual sign maintenance goals are met. Volunteers are expected to work at least four days per week.
Volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from the sign shop and the project site. Depending on the annual budget, some reimbursement may be available for mileage.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: No housing is available.