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Campground Host

National Park Service

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/a093d000000a6MuAAI/campground-host-texas-spring-campground-fall-2022

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ADDRESS: Death Valley National Park; CA-190; Death Valley, California 92328

DEPT: National Park Service

DATES:

10/11/2022 – 1/15/2023

DESCRIPTION:

Texas Spring Campground:

 

This first-come first-serve campground is located in the Furnace Creek region of the park. It has 92 sites. The lower loop of the campground is tent only. The upper loop accommodates tents and RVs. There are no generators allowed in the campground. All sites have a fire pit and picnic table. There are restrooms with flush toilets and running water. The camp host site has water and solar panels.

 

This campground is located approximately 65 miles from the town of Pahrump, NV which has the closest full size grocery store and medical facilities. There is a post office, convenience store, and a few restaurants located 1 mile from the campground.

 

General Position Description:

 

Camp hosts reside in their own RV and are responsible for greeting visitors and helping guests solve problems in a friendly and professional manner. Hosts wear the National Park Service Volunteer uniform while on duty. Camp hosts must work well with people while being personable and neat in appearance. Walking between 1 and 5 miles a day is required to perform the campground rounds in all kinds of weather. No vehicles are provided for this. Hosts work 32 – 40 hours each week, often during the busy holidays or weekends. No fee collection is required.

 

A minimum of 3 months commitment is preferred with host.

 

Compensation:

 

The host sites are full hookups, free laundry facilities at Cow Creek, reimbursement for propane use, use of employee pool.

 

DUTIES
Extending a warm welcome to park visitors, answering their questions, and listening to their concerns.
Providing park information, directions and orientation to visitors.
Checking for compliance with paying the park entrance and camping fees.
Reminding campers of campground rules such as generator hours, leashing pets, and proper food storage.
Posting payment and/or regulation reminder forms at campsites when necessary.
Recording statistics on campground usage.
Posting signs at bulletin boards.
Alerting NPS staff of unsafe conditions and equipment that needs repair.
Relaying fee machine issues to supervisor.
Attempting to resolve conflicts of non-violent nature such as excessive noise or out-of-bounds camping.
Recognizing when to call for law enforcement or emergency medical assistance and utilizing radios to do so. Radio training will be provided.
Displaying the necessary flexibility and good judgement for adapting to changing conditions and various situations.
Light maintenance is also required. Examples include repairing signs, cleaning the one communal fire ring, stocking restrooms, raking, picking up and disposing of trash, using hand tools and setting up caution barriers.

QUALIFICATIONS
Ability to work well with others, including visitors and co-workers with diverse interests and views. Ability to handle the occasional upset, and/or irate camper in calm, professional, and competent manner. Ability to work independently, be a self-starter, adapt readily to frequent changes, and maintain a positive attitude. Desire to perform meaningful and sometimes challenging work for personal fulfillment. Ability to live in a remote area with few amenities. A safe driving record, valid driving license, and dependable personal transportation required.

 

SKILLS
Drivers License
General Assistance
Visitor Information
Working with People

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts. Outside work may be performed under extreme weather conditions with temperatures of 40-120 degrees. Wind and dust can be frequent, along with occasional rain.

 

JOB HAZARDS
General housekeeping

BACKGROUND/REFERENCE CHECK REQUIRED
Yes

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