Sierra National Forest Visitor Services

Expected Dates
May 24, 2021 to August 15, 2021
Sierra National Forest
Position ID
This position will have a great deal of emphasis on working with the public. The incumbent will spend time working at the front desks of various Visitor Centers on the Forest answering phones, issuing wilderness permits, campfire permits and providing visitors with information of all aspects of recreational opportunities on the Sierra NF.

There will also be field time where the incumbent would work with a Forest Service employee patrolling in the dispersed recreation areas on the Forest. Field going duties may include cleaning restrooms, talking with visitors, picking up trash and taking day hikes into wilderness areas educating visitors on Leave No Trace techniques. There may also be opportunities to assist with Rec Events such as OHV Poker Runs.
Educational Component
This position will emphasize educating the public on LNT principles, wilderness regulations, OHV routes and regulations and fire safety principles.
Recreation Opportunities
The Sierra NF offers a wide range of recreational activities. Water related activities include swimming, fishing and kayaking on lakes, rivers and streams in the Forest. Additionally there is an extensive system of OHV routes that are popular with recreationists and local organized clubs.

There are five wilderness areas on the Forest that offer opportunities for short or extensive backpacking trips. There are also 7 commercial pack stations offering guided trips into wilderness areas as well as offering shorter day ride opportunities.

There are several areas that are noted for providing excellent opportunities for a wide range of rock climbing challenges.
  • Sierra National Forest
Main Area of Focus
Visitor Services and Site Operations
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
some experience
Customer Service
some experience
some experience
Social Media
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience