Work Camper - Cave Creek

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USDA Forest Service

Recreation Work Campers serve as recreation technicians and campground hosts responsible for the routine and deferred maintenance of grounds and facilities in developed day-use recreation sites and where camping is permitted in a high-use urban forest setting. Work Campers typically offer trade-skill knowledge and career experience related to general construction, carpentry and welding, electrical, concrete work, ranching or farming and other related "hands on" professions. Work Campers may be assigned to a recreation site or camping area where they perform a variety of duties. One of the most important tasks is to greet forest visitors with pertinent local information and reminders of Forest Service rules and regulations. Hosts also inform the public about camper safety, answer question related to local recreational opportunity, and report compliance and maintenance problems to appropriate Forest Service personnel. Additional duties may include (but not limited to) general landscaping, mowing, weed-eating, tree trimming, hedging, painting buildings, kiosks, curbing and railing, sweeping sidewalks, gutters and stairways, replacing and installing signage, removing litter and debris, maintaining dumpsters, removing graffiti, cleaning up abandoned campfires, and emptying grills. Work Campers also serve as additional "eyes and ears" in developed and dispersed recreation areas located in a high-use urban forest setting. Work Campers in campgrounds are required to help keep a daily log of overnight visitors as well as be able to open and close access gates at designated times when determined necessary. Work Campers are expected to work efficiently with limited daily supervision under the leadership of district staff, or other volunteers appointed as crew leader. Transportation, tools, equipment and training are provided while working in recreation areas. Volunteers are NOT to act in a law enforcement capacity.

Start Date - 2021-10-01

End Date - 2022-04-01

Activities include: Back Country/Wilderness;Campground/Site Host

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: Camp Sites

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About USDA Forest Service

Location:

1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250, US

Mission Statement

The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Description

The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, spanning 193 million acres of land.

Emergency & Safety
Environment
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Phoenix, AZ 85006

(33.4636,-112.0536)
 

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GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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