Resources/Experiences w Working in National Parks?
Replies: 18 - Last Post: Sep 22, 2012 5:14 PM Last Post By: Aruv
Sep 22, 2012 1:25 PM
Sep 22, 2012 3:14 PM
16I was just at Yellowstone NP, I would say 50% of the workers were foreigners in a special hospitality Visa. This also holds true for many expensive or remote vacation playgrounds for the wealthy, like the Hamptons, Cape Cod/Nantucket. Aspen/Vail, ski venues, Disneyland resorts etc etc.
Sep 22, 2012 4:00 PM
17One last note on this thread:
heyitsbani, I assume you are looking for PAID positions. There are also unpaid, volunteer positions with federal resource agencies like the Forest Service or BLM (campground hosting, etc). If it is just the experience you want you could check into these.
Also, private vendors that operate businesses under lease from the federal government within National Parks and National Forests also hire (lodges, restaurants, ski resort operators) and a number of services that used to be performed by temporary federal employees are now outsourced to private contractors (trail clearing, timber surveying, etc).
The Park Service, Forest Service and BLM still hire their own crews for wilderness patrol, fire crews, and assistants for various biological surveys.
Sep 22, 2012 5:14 PM
18when I worked in Denali for the concessionaire they had a bunkhouse --- a loooong trailer house for the employees. Bare bones but did the job.
For some basic forest service job quals take a look at the forestry technician description. http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/jobs_overview.shtml . That will cover anything from forestry jobs to fire fighting to cleaning campgrounds or doing trail maintenance. Here is a list of temp job titles with the forest service. http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/employ/asap/2011_OCR_LIST.pdf As others have said they should start being posted sometime between jan to march.
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