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Maintenance Associate

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Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Assist maintenance area staff in a variety of duties to maintain quality visitor use areas and buildings.

  • Pick up and pack out litter.
  • Inspect trail and trail signs.
  • Perform light clearing and cleaning.
  • Use maintenance tools such as the back pack blower to clear roads and sites.
  • Remove illegal campsites and fire rings.
  • Assist visitors and provide information as needed to promote Leave No Trace outdoor ethics.
  • Wide variety of tasks including clearing vegetation, painting and repairing buildings, grounds and roads.
  • Use a variety of hand tools including but not limited to hammers, screwdrivers and ladders.
  • Check for supplies, maintenance problems and general appearance of bathrooms, but will not be asked to clean restrooms.
  • At no time may a volunteer operate a chainsaw without the proper training class, S212, and a volunteer should never use their own chainsaw for the completion of NPS maintenance. If a volunteer has completed S212, their certification must be on file with the Volunteer Coordinator.

1 Shift

  • 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM
    Some shifts may vary. The park is open 9:00-5:00.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Location:

92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, OR 97103, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Volunteers in Parks program of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is to provide individuals opportunities to commemorate, preserve, and communicate the stories associated with the Corps of Discovery and its winter near the mouth of the Columbia River. Volunteers are important team members of the park staff and are encouraged to participate in all trainings, meetings, special events, etc. that are available to staff. This program will affirm their ownership and stewardship of this park and the entire National Park Service and will honor their specific contributions.

Description

Lewis and Clark NHP commemorates the winter encampment of the 33 member Lewis and Clark Expedition. The center-piece of the park is a replica of Fort Clatsop, the explorers' headquarters located about 6 miles south of Astoria. The Fort Clatsop unit includes the fort replica, trails, a visitor center with movies, exhibits, and a bookstore. The Netul Landing unit is nearby and includes parking and a canoe/kayak launch site. The Fort-to-Sea Trail starts at the fort and goes 6.5 miles to Sunset Beach on the Pacific Ocean.

Arts & Culture
Community
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

92343 Fort Clatsop RoadAstoria, OR 97103

(46.1367,-123.87839)
 

SKILLS

  • Carpentry
  • Janitorial Maintenance

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • If a volunteer requires an RV site, each volunteer must work a minimum of 30 hours per week per person. No reimbursements, mileage, or meals allowance is authorized at this time. Volunteer will wear a uniform while performing job duties.
  • Work is outdoors in potentially isolated areas with no cell service. Volunteers will be exposed to uneven and slippery ground, weather extremes, and possibly to biting, stinging, and other potentially harmful plants and animals.

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