Mount Evans Crew Member

Expected Dates
May 10, 2021 to August 29, 2021
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
Position ID

Forest Service Mount Evans Crew Members provide valuable information about the natural and cultural resources of Mount Evans. A Mount Evans Crew Member is an ambassador for the Forest Service acting as an informational and educational contact for visitors. They should be friendly, enthusiastic and ready to engage visitors in meaningful dialogue about Mount Evans and the surrounding area. Crew Members can create connections between the public, the resource and the Forest Service by educating visitors and exposing them to topics that are unique to Mount Evans such as: the alpine tundra, wildlife, plants, geology, history, and the bristlecone pine.
As a Mount Evans Crew Member, your primary responsibilities will be to staff the Welcome Station, Mount Goliath Natural Area, Summit Lake Park and the Mount Evans Summit. You will be providing visitor information services to the thousands of people who visit each year.

Along with interpretation and visitor services, you will also perform daily routine tasks which will include driving a truck on a narrow mountain road to the various sites, completing vehicle safety checks, assisting with maintenance and cleaning tasks of the various sites (ex: picking up litter, sweeping, stocking toilet paper, cleaning toilets, etc.) and will open, close and maintain the Dos Chappell Nature Center.

Compensation amounts:

  • $650 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $400 - weekly living allowance
  • Housing

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

*Please note this position is NOT eligible for an AmeriCorps education award*

  • The Clear Creek Ranger District of Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland is located in the foothills community of Idaho Springs, Colorado (7,500 feet). Idaho Springs is a small town along the I-70 corridor that has all the basic services one would need and is approximately 1 1/2 hours from Rocky Mt. National Park, 45 minutes from Boulder and 35 minutes from Denver. Year-round recreation abounds, including two ski areas, two wilderness areas, two Scenic Byways, eight campgrounds and the Mount Evans Recreation Area. The Mount Evans road makes it possible for people of all physical abilities to access numerous recreational opportunities within a high alpine environment. To access the 14,264 foot summit of Mount Evans, visitors travel along the highest road in North America. Each summer over 175,000 people enjoy a variety of activities such as: site seeing, wildlife and wildflower viewing, nature photography, hunting and fishing, hiking, and biking. The area attractions include mountain goats, bighorn sheep, bristlecone pine and scenic vistas of the Rockies.
  • CPR/1st Aid; Defensive Driving and introduction to U.S. Forest Service operations
  • Education: Public Speaking, Science, Program Development
    Recreational: Hiking, biking, rafting, concerts, etc.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Bird Identification
some experience
Customer Service
competent with supervision
Money Handling
some experience
Plant Identification
some experience
Public Speaking
competent with supervision