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28 Apr 2020

Other Outdoor Visitor Information Specialist Individual Placement

Southwest Conservation Corps – Posted by mbrandenburg Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Title: FC-FLIP Visitor Information Specialist Intern
Timeline: June 8 – August 21, 2020
Term: 11 weeks
Stipend: $400/ week (+Education Award)
Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,289.95 upon successful completion of internship.
Location: Pagosa Springs, CO
Reports To: San Juan National Forest
Status: 300-hour AmeriCorps Service Term
Schedule: 40-hour week; occasional long days, weekend or evening work may be required.
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Mentor: Kim Bristow, Support Services Specialist, San Juan National Forest
Housing: May be available

Responsibilities: This intern will be placed with the San Juan National Forest, Pagosa Ranger District. The Visitor Information Specialist will assist with daily public interaction by working at the front desk of the Pagosa Ranger District Office.

The primary responsibilities of the Visitor Information Specialist will be to assist with the daily operations of the Pagosa Ranger District front desk. The intern will interact with visitors, responding to a variety of inquiries regarding Forest Service activities, programs, facilities, polices and functions. Evaluates inquires in order to provide the most useful and appropriate information and to suggest other options, such as alternate routes or activities. Provides guidance to the public on rules and regulations regarding on-unit activities. Assists in selling forest timber permits and other items, such as maps and passes, in accordance with manual and handbook requirements. May handle clerical duties, such as mail and package delivery. Arranges and organizes interpretive displays and keeps track of brochure inventory. Occasional active physical activity, such as hiking over rough and varied terrain, working in inclement weather and in remote areas as well as lifting, bending, standing and carrying of moderate weight objects is also required.

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

Desire to work with Forest visitors of all ages and backgrounds
Strong verbal and written skills
Microsoft Word , Excel, Publisher skills
Clerical/ Organizational skills
Ability to carry out and accomplish order in a timely manner
Basic map reading skills
Experience with natural history interpretation, environmental education, customer service, preferred.
Clean driving record for operation of government vehicles
A reliable personal vehicle is required
Ability to be flexible and willingness to jump in to help as needed
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Training Provided: Orientation will be held in Silverton the first week of the internship and will include: backcountry skills and safety, introduction to federal careers and USA Jobs, natural resources and issues in the Four Corners, scientific and professional communications, and Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification (interns need to prepare (8 hrs.) prior to arrival on the first day of the internship.

How to Apply

Please submit an updated resume and letter of interest along with the online application at Applications open until position filled. For more information, contact Clara Moulton at or Jeremy May at

Job Categories: Internship. Job Types: Other Outdoor.

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