Recreation and Visitor Information Crew

Expected Dates
June 26, 2022 to October 15, 2022
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Position ID
This position is part of a developed recreation crew and carries out a variety of projects in support of the Darrington Ranger District recreation program in either Verlot or Darrington, Washington. Duties include:
  • Maintains and cleans developed sites and roadside dispersed sites. Recreation sites/facilities include toilets, road closure gates, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, trash cans/dumpsters, etc.
  • Installs and maintains information boards, travel signs, regulatory signs and other signs associated with recreation sites and safety. 
  • Provides detailed information about recreation opportunities to Forest visitors and explains Forest Service regulations. Contacts will occur in the field and at the visitor center.
  • Answering multiline phone.
  • Collects visitor use data for visitation.
  • Takes inventory of needed supplies and communicates needs for ordering and restocking.
  • Responds to emergencies related to power outages, inclement weather, public safety etc.

Compensation amounts:
- $1,100 - one time RT travel allowance
- $300- weekly living allowance
- Housing on Site provided
- All Weather Uniform Package
- AmeriCorps eligible ($1,678 education award)
*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.

  • Within a one-hour drive from the Puget Sound Metropolitan area, the Darrington Ranger District is a very active recreation area. The waters of Puget Sound lie just one hour away while 20 minutes into the mountains brings you to the largest concentration of glaciers in the continental U.S. Hiking, camping, mountaineering, and backpacking are among popular recreational activities in the Puget Sound area and the Darrington District is one of the largest suppliers of these opportunities. The district encompasses three designated wilderness areas, the Skagit Wild and Scenic River System, numerous campgrounds, over 344 miles of trail, the historic Verlot Public Service Center and the Mountain Loop Scenic Byway, which attracts over 50,000 visitors annually. Verlot and Darrington can be described as rural communities in an urban forest.
  • The area provides ample opportunities for hunting, fishing, mountain climbing, river rafting, bird watching, berry picking, camping, picnicking, hiking and world class alpine mountain scenery. The nearby Puget Sound provides saltwater experiences.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
competent with supervision
competent with supervision
Customer Service
competent with supervision
Hand Tools
competent without supervision
Trail Maintenance
competent with supervision