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Park Host Volunteers

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job category:
Camp Host
Volunteer
Compensation: RV Site Only
Hookups: Full (FHU)
Wi-Fi: Unknown
Pets OK?: Unknown

Job Description

FROM: https://www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/a093d000000U1uWAAS/carters-harris-branch-beach

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ADDRESS: Carters Lake

DEPT: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

DATES: 5/23/2022 – 9/6/2022

DESCRIPTION:

Park host volunteer couples needed to manage Harris Branch Beach or other as assigned

 

Volunteers will be responsible for the day to day management of Harris Branch Beach. This will include opening and closing of front gates, tracking visitation, and managing gatehouse for limited hours on weekdays and all day on weekends.
DUTIES
– Opening and closing the gates at opening time and closing time, respectively.
-Working in gatehouse to count number of visitors, cars, determine presence of prohibited pets or alcohol, and provide water safety message.
– Providing general information to the public.
– Issuing annual passes based on voucher purchase at fee machine. – Ensuring that fees are paid at the fee machine.- Maintain accurate count of available parking spaces and manage traffic at the gate to avoid overcrowding.
– Periodically patrol beach and park area to ensure compliance with general facility and project regulations.
– Contacting park ranger or county law enforcement in event of egregious issues.
QUALIFICATIONS
– Must be a two person team (no single volunteers).
– Ability to work on shift 25-35 hours/shift and be available after hours in evenings while on shift.
– Ability to converse and work well with the public. – Ability to work well as part of a team.
– Timeliness
– Ability to follow procedures and rules, but make safe judgment calls in the event of undefined situations.
– Ability to walk average distances and manage some sloped sidewalks.
– Willingness to take direction from park staff without argument.
SKILLS
  • Clerical/Office Machines
  • General Assistance
  • Office/Clerical

 

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Combination of indoor and outdoor. Host will spend time in gatehouse greeting visitors and issuing annual passes. They will spend time in vehicle and on foot driving/walking around park to observe visitors and monitor for violation of park regulations. Work will be limited to daytime hours. Hosts will work a rotation with 1-2 other host couples. Walking uneven and inclined surfaces will be necessary. Hosts should also be able to work in hot weather conditions.

Campsite with water/30&50 amp/sewer provided for your self contained camper unit. Secure laundry room available on site for use by hosts. Required hours range 25-35 hours per 4 day shift and availability for small periods after hours on those days.

JOB HAZARDS
  • General housekeeping
  • Slip, trip, and fall hazards
  • Electrical hazards
  • Equipment operation

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