Painted Rock Petroglyph Campground Host

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management

Job / Duties include but are not limited to:

Completed background investigation paperwork and fingerprints are required three weeks before report date.

Greet visitors and provide information regarding directions, nearby services, use of facilities, fee payment, campground regulations, etc.

Perform tasks such as cleaning bathrooms and maintaining their cleanliness daily, restocking bathroom supplies (toilet paper, hand sanitizer) throughout the day, cleaning fire rings, and picking up/ transferring trash bags and litter.

Inspect and clean campsites after each occupation and remove all trash, keep the entire campground clean and picked up, and keep picnic areas, day-use areas, parking lots, and trails clean and trash-free.

Patrol the campground to encourage but not enforce compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to parking, campfires, noise levels, sanitation, and safety.

Keep information kiosk and brochure racks tidy and stocked and notify Recreation staff when more brochures and camping permits are needed.

Post "Campground Full" sign at entrance when at capacity.

Assist BLM as a fee collection witness at the request of BLM staff.

Notify BLM staff when fee tubes need to be swapped out, Camp Hosts are not permitted to handle money or to make change for campers.

Records incidents, including illegal activities, vandalism, etc., and notifies supervisor or the Law Enforcement Dispatch as soon as possible.

Time Commitment: The campground high use season is from October 1 through May 1 annually. The day use site remains open throughout the year. The actual number of days and hours worked per day is flexible and depends on level of public visitation. Volunteers will be expected to work on weekends since this is the peak of activity. Camp Hosts are expected to commit to the full time frame.

On Duty / Off Duty and Working Hours: Since this is a remote site and very minimal direct supervision is provided, the volunteer will be considered on duty each day including holidays. Normal working hours are 0700 until 1600, although the volunteer is not expected to work during this entire period. Routine maintenance activities generally can be completed in 2-3 hours per day. Volunteer is not considered to be on duty during trips to town for groceries, mail, or time off. Days off should be scheduled during the middle of the week (Tuesday - Thursday) since the peak of visitor activity occurs from Friday through Monday. Other days off may be arranged, as needed, through the supervisor.

Work Environment: The Painted Rock Campground / Petroglyph Day Use Site sits at an elevation of 150 feet, approximately 90 miles southwest of Phoenix, AZ and 26 miles west of Gila Bend, AZ. The site is EXTREMELY REMOTE & ISOLATED where cell phone coverage can be unreliable depending upon the carrier. The Ramada's are available for group activities. The nearest grocery store is about a 2-hour drive in Buckeye, AZ. The nearest hardware store, propane, gas station, dump station and telephone are located in Gila Bend, AZ. There is a small medical facility located in Gila Bend, but the nearest major medical facility is in Buckeye, AZ. Emergency medical assistance can be summoned by calling 911 or the BLM Law Enforcement Dispatch Center. The volunteer will have the opportunity to meet interesting and friendly visitors, as well as, gain insight into the BLM’s natural resource and recreation programs.

Start Date - 2023-11-17

End Date - 2024-11-01

Activities include: Back Country/Wilderness;Campground/Site Host;Campground Maintenance;Conservation Education;Construction/Maintenance;General Assistance;Historical Preservation;Natural Resources Planning;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Trail/Campground Maintenance;Visitor Information

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About U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management


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Mission Statement

The Bureau of Land Management's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.


The BLM manages 245 million acres of public lands and 700 million acres of mineral estate. These public lands and subsurface acres are integral to the lives and livelihoods of communities and families across the country. We promote multiple-use on public lands to maximize opportunities for commercial, recreational, and conservation activities. This promotes healthy and productive public lands that create jobs in local communities while supporting traditional land uses such as responsible energy development, timber harvesting, grazing, and recreation, including hunting and fishing.


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