• Construction/Maintenance • Historical Preservation • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Outdoor recreationalists find West Yellowstone and excellent starting point for summer activities. There are unlimited recreational opportunities in the Custer Gallatin National Forest and surrounding Yellowstone National Park.
We are seeking a volunteer to assist the Recreation and Facilities Programs by helping with the forest visitor information, installation and/or removal of signs and other wooden structures such as kiosks around the forest; painting signs, kiosks, restrooms, picnic tables, fences, sheds, etc. at recreation sites.
Duty Station is a remote administrative cabin with limited services
Duties include but are not limited to:
Provide information to visitors including forest regulations, bear food storage policies and fire concerns
Use of power tools to cut, route, sand and drill wood
Taking down and installing signs in the field using hand/power/cordless tools
Painting preparation such as washing and scraping
Painting and staining
Cleanup of site and equipment
Cleaning toilets and removing trash in recreation sites
Assisting in the care and maintenance of any vehicles used for to perform duties
The volunteer should always have a professional, courteous and helpful attitude when dealing with all members of the public, fellow volunteers and Forest Service employees. The volunteer will be trained in and adhere to all Forest Service Safety and Customer Service Procedures.
Required skills and abilities:
Maintain and live in a remote administrative host cabin
Standing and sitting for long periods
Light to moderate lifting, 15 – 50 lbs.
Not adversely effected by dust, loud noise, paint and chemical fumes
Familiar with common power tools.
A valid driver’s license and good driving record
Ability to drive on gravel, dirt and paved roads in all weather conditions for a few hours at a time, occasionally towing a utility trailer Other helpful (not required) skills and abilities:
High skill level in use of common power tools such as router, table saw, etc.
Woodworking or sign maker background
Painting. Ability to work at high altitude
Work schedule is 5 days per week, 32 hours total.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Cabins Description: Administrative host cabin with road access. This cabin is located 40 miles north of the Hebgen Lake Ranger Station, West Yellowstone, MT. Outhouse, small generator, wood stove, propane cook stove and refrigerator are provided. No electricity or running water are available. Cabin sits on Taylor Fork Creek.