• Campground Host • Office/Clerical • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Open Announcement for Camp Host Positions at Newberry Caldera, inside Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Seasons run: Mid May - end of Sept
Location: Newberry National Volcanic Monument Campgrounds
Number of Positions: 1 couple or individual
Description: FS Camp Hosts (May/June-Sept)– Join the Forest Service team in the Newberry Caldera area to help manage the operations of beautiful campgrounds at a national treasure. The Deschutes National Forest is seeking individuals motivated to provide outstanding customer service to campers at Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
Tentative Work Schedule and reimbursement: 32 hours/week for single or 20+ hours/week for each person of couple to collectively cover 32 hours of shift. 5 days week with 2 consecutive days off. Reimbursement is set per hosted site, not per person. Works split shift tentatively scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 5:30- 9:00 p.m. @ 5 days/week for approx. 6.5 hour days= 35 hours. Reimbursed at $40/day = $800/month or approximately $3,400 per host site for a typical full season.
Uniformed host position primary duties include welcoming/orienting Monument visitors, and providing in-depth information on Monument sites.
Cash handling and recordkeeping experience required.
Willingness to assist with incidental light maintenance and fee compliance preferred.
Welcome visitors and answer questions, manage on-site reservations system, confirm walk up visitor’s payments.
Sells firewood under DYF accounting systems and or as a part of the electronic fee payment system.
Sync’s electronic ranger fee systems tablets and collects camp fees for those requiring cash payments where electronic systems are used.
Assist with envelope collections as needed.
Completes incidental/touch up cleaning of restrooms and grounds.
Delivers one high quality interpretive programs on the weekend in home campground during the evening.
As time allows, supplemental duties may include opportunities for interpretation including guiding hikes, day and evening ranger talks, Jr. Forest Ranger activities, and roving interpretation.
Individuals may be assigned special interpretive projects according to their skills and interests.
Desired Skills: Must be able to perform required duties with minimal supervision after orientation, communicate effectively with diverse audiences, and present a consistently friendly and helpful attitude; Forest Service uniform will be provided and worn during working hours ; knowledge of Forest Service history and Deschutes National Forest recreation geography and policies is helpful, but not required. Training and support will be provided for development of visitor services knowledge and interpretive programs.
Housing: Couple or individual must be able to provide their own RV or travel trailer with its age being 2002 or newer. A photo of the RV may be requested prior to job offer. A paved or an aggregate surfaced RV pad is provided which includes water, septic, garbage, and electric service (adjust for Cinder Hill peak season and Newberry). It is anticipated that laundry service will be available at the nearby Paulina Visitor Center starting. Dogs must be leashed at all times.
About the Area:
The Newberry Caldera is a somewhat remote location ~42 miles south of Bend, Oregon. Nearby towns are La Pine (18 miles/20-25 minutes), Sunriver (28miles/30-35 minutes), and Bend (45 miles/45-50 minutes). La Pine has a grocery store, bank and some additional services. All services can be found in Bend including a major medical center.
Newberry Caldera is the depression left by the collapsed summit of Newberry Volcano. The caldera has a wide variety of natural features; two spring fed lakes, obsidian flows, pumice flats, dynamic peaks and cascading waterfalls. In summer hiking, biking and horse trails are typically free of snow by late June. Recreation opportunities include hiking, camping, fishing, boating, and sky-gazing over Paulina and East Lakes within Newberry Caldera. Newberry Caldera has 1 main paved access road, 1 Visitor Center, 2 Resorts, and 6 campgrounds.
Applications due: Ongoing, applications are being considered for 2019 and 2020 seasons, please indicate availability.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Couple or individual must be able to provide their own RV or travel trailer with its age being 2002 or newer. A photo of the RV may be requested prior to job offer. A paved or an aggregate surfaced RV pad is provided which includes water, septic, garbage, and electric service (adjust for Cinder Hill peak season and Newberry). It is anticipated that laundry service will be available at the nearby Paulina Visitor Center starting. Dogs must be leashed at all times.