James Kipp Recreation Area Volunteer Campground Host
Upper Missouri National Wild & Scenic River
located in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument
James Kipp Recreation Area is located where US Highway 191 and the Fred Robinson Bridge cross the Upper Missouri National and Wild and Scenic River in the northeast portion of Fergus County, Montana. The communities of Roy, Landusky, Zortman, and Hayes are approximately 25 miles away and have limited facilities which include grocery store, gas station, and several eateries. The town of Lewistown is approximately 65 miles to the south of James Kipp and provides most services.
Host positions are in support of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) objectives and policies. Incumbent will be expected to support the BLM’s role, objectives and policies in providing outdoor recreation to visitors. James Kipp is a very busy, fast-pace campground, and day use area, with access to the Upper Missouri River. Campground has approximately 25 campsites, a tent site area, boat launch and take out, and overflow area. Campground is on a first come first serve basis.
Hosting duties include but are not limited to: Routine bathroom cleaning and monitoring, monitoring facilities and campground for visitor security, fee compliance, cleanliness issues and potential safety hazards, light maintenance duties, routine daily trash pickup throughout the campground, routine fire-ring monitoring and cleaning, daily interactions with visitors, including answering questions regarding area recreational opportunities, and informing visitors of rules and regulations within the campground,and adjacent area, reporting to staff when repairs are needed or when incidents occur, and other duties as assigned
Host duties start first part of April and can last up until the first of December. Schedules will be five days a week with duties needed especially on weekends, holidays and evenings, when visitation is at its highest. Incumbent will be provided with a campsite, with access to electricity, water, sewer. Reimbursement is contingent on duties performed, and may be provided to offset expenses. Incumbent will be required to pass a background check and will be accepted upon successful completion. Hosts will be required to abide by all BLM policies, and rules and regulations. Ability to communicate and interact with others in a friendly and helpful manner is a must in this highly visible and busy position.
Be prepared to live in a very isolated area with minimal contact with BLM personnel.
Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
Must be able to deal with the public in courteous manner and present a professional image.
Must be able to keep accurate site visitation records.
For more information please contact:
Kathryn Lloyd, Outdoor Recreation Planner (406) 622-4020, Bureau of Land Management