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Mount Rainier desperately seeking campground hosts

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on May 30, 2012 at 10:03 am |
May 30, 2012 10:03 am

The staff at Mount Rainier National Park is scrambling to find campground hosts for Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh.

If you feel you could fill either of these positions, contact Kevin Bacher at 360-569-6567 or fill out an application at this website.

Here is the rest of the news release Bacher sent out:

Duties:
1) Answer visitor questions about the campground, the park, and the area.
2) Assist with registration and orientation of visitors.
3) Perform campground patrols when necessary.
4) Perform light maintenance duties in the campground such as picking up trash.
5) Support the reservation desk during lunch breaks or busy periods.
6) Document all volunteer work and submit record to supervisor at the end of each month.
7) Perform work in a safe manner at all times.

Qualifications:
1) Ability to read, write, and follow directions in English.
2) Ability to walk for a minimum of three miles, if needed, to check campsite availability.
3) Ability to work with large numbers of campers under potentially stressful conditions such as busy shifts at the ranger station or visitors with complaints.
4) Must possess a valid driver’s license if authorized to drive a government vehicle.

Time Commitment:
Minimum of 32 hours per week. Hosts are needed through Columbus Day, but partial seasons are fine. We are open to the possibility of local people working shifts of a few days a week until the position can be filled.

Training:
Volunteer will participate in park orientation session, safety training, and on-the-job training as applicable and as assigned by the supervisor.

Benefits:
1) Campsite with hookups for power, water, and sewage.
2) Waiver of park entrance fees.
3) Reimbursement of some expenses.
4) Coverage for tort liability and on-the-job injury through the VIP program.

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