• Construction/Maintenance • Office/Clerical • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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Are you looking for an opportunity to serve forest visitors, care for beautiful public lands, and work with terrific Forest Service volunteers and employees? We have the opportunity for you on the Prescott National Forest!
Duties: Duties vary and include services such as:
Greet visitors and provide information (e.g., regulations, recreational opportunities in the area, directions, payment of fees, etc.).
Treat all people with dignity and respect.
Assist visitors with finding recreation opportunities (camping, hiking, picnicking, mountain biking, horseback riding, backpacking, fishing, boating, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, and scenic vistas).
Be visible to the public in the field wearing the volunteer uniform and present a professional, positive image of the Forest Service.
Performing recreation site/facility cleaning and maintenance: Clean restrooms, grills, picnic tables, and fire rings. Installing and maintaining kiosks, signs, fences, painting, pruning vegetation, sweeping, shoveling/digging, etc.
Pick up litter, natural debris, and other refuse. Haul and deposit full trash bags in dumpster.
Report the need for supplies, repairs, and other issues to supervisor.
Extinguish and report abandoned campfires.
Report rule violations to Forest Service personnel.
Accompany Forest Service Personnel while conducting patrols of designated dispersed camping corridors.
Opening and closing entrance gates.
Some clerical tasks, including data recording, inventory of supplies, organizing files, etc.
Able to communicate in a professional, pleasant, and effective manner with visitors, volunteers, and Forest Service employees.
Able to walk over uneven terrain in various weather conditions (rain, snow, cold, and heat) at elevations over 5,000 feet.
Able to lift 30 to 50 pounds.
Able to use hand tools, shovels, rakes, and common cleaning supplies.
Some service opportunities may require driving a federal vehicle (usually ½ ton and ¾ ton pickup or utility trucks). To qualify for this, a current driver’s license, proof of insurance, and driving record check will be needed. In addition, volunteer will be required to take the required agency driver training and defensive driving courses to gain a federal driver certificate for the time of service.
Some positions where volunteers are working with the public require a background check with complete fingerprint card and voluntary release form.
Able to work independently and as part of a team.
Appropriate training, review of Job Hazard Analyses, and protective equipment are provided and required prior to performing any volunteer duties.
Note: Government provided housing is not available.