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Judith Landing Volunteer Campground Host
Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River
located in the
Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument
Duties: Host will serve as an official representative of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at the Judith Landing campground. Specific duties the campground host will be expected to perform are:
Collect registration and exit data from boaters
Interact with visitors. Greet, provide information to the best of your ability and ensure their needs are met.
Become familiar with the many recreational, natural and cultural resources of the Upper Missouri, and share this knowledge during visitor contact.
Promote Leave No Trace principles.
Monitor traffic at the boat ramp and help alleviate congestion when necessary.
Conduct daily communications check with Fort Benton River Management Station.
Monitor base station radio for message traffic from park ranger patrols.
Monitor site telephone and provide information service.
Keep boat ramp and campground free of litter.
Clean, stir and maintain vault toilets as necessary
Clean ashes out of fire rings.
Maintain BLM equipment, property and facilities.
Provide emergency assistance as necessary
Post notices on bulletin boards as required.
Wear BLM uniform.
Operate a government vehicle as needed.
Be prepared to live in a very isolated area with gravel road access and minimal contact with BLM personnel.
Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
Must be able to deal with the public in a courteous manner and present a professional image.
Must be able to keep accurate site visitation records.
Dates needed: Approximately May 15 – September 15
Work Schedule: Four days on and three days off each week or as mutually agreed upon with the Outdoor Recreation Planner or Work Lead. Host is expected to provide visitor assistance, when on site, if contacted by the public, or when the public is present at the site. The contact station (not the host site) at Judith Landing will be staffed from 8:00 to 5:00, and closely monitored throughout the remainder of the day.
Housing: Must be able to house him/herself in a self-contained camping unit. Site, water, electric and propane are provided at the site. Site is not full hook-up, grey water disposal only.
Reimbursement: To off-set expense of working at a remote site, the host position will receive a fixed-rate of $34.00/day for a four-day work week. In addition, to offset a portion of the cost of travel, volunteers will receive mileage reimbursement of $.14 per mile when using privately owned vehicle (POV). If POV is used for mandatory BLM training (such as CPR/First Aid etc.) mileage reimbursement will be standard rate ($0.555) per mile. Propane is provided.
*Note: If host is accompanied, only one individual will receive reimbursement.
Location: Judith Landing is located in a picturesque cottonwood grove on the banks of the Missouri River approximately 44 miles southeast of Big Sandy, MT (population 657) and approximately 23 miles northwest of Winifred, MT (population 152). On a MT highway map, follow road 236 SE from Big Sandy to the Upper Missouri River. Limited facilities available in Big Sandy include: grocery store, gas station, full service medical center, banking services, several eateries and three motels. Limited facilities available in Winifred include: convenience store, gas station, and café.
The BLM manages 149 miles of the Upper Missouri River along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and is a popular destination for western history enthusiasts. Coal Banks Landing (mile 41.5) to Judith landing (river mile 88.5) is the most popular stretch of river for boating, thus making Judith Landing the busiest take-out site along the river. Visitors to this section of river can view/hike the white sandstone cliffs described in the journals of Lewis and Clark, visit other Corps of Discovery campsites and explore many other sites of cultural importance located along the river corridor.
Judith Landing is also a launch site for visitors traveling the lower stretch of the river to Kipp Recreation Area (river mile 149). While boating in this section, visitors travel through the hauntingly beautiful “Missouri Breaks” country, offering one opportunity to visit additional Corps of Discovery campsites, explore old homesteads and observe various species of wildlife such as bighorn sheep, deer and elk.
Work Environment: Duties require frequent exposure to a variety of weather conditions with temperature extremes from the low teens in early spring and fall to triple digit heat in mid-summer. Snowfall is not uncommon any time of the year. Host duties may also include fair amounts of walking, standing, bending, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 40 pounds.