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Old 11-08-2022, 11:03 AM   #1
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Who has been a NATIONAL park service campground host?

I am seriously looking into applying for a NPS campground host position summer of 23. I have even opened an account and started the application process, BUT

After several emails to the Pri and sec contact for the position, I have had no reponses. I also called the contact numbers and ext's, and they are not current

I finaly got thru to a person, and they said the main POC is still in charge, the email addy is correct and is the person I should contact with questions, but he's not in the office, etc, etc, But he would contact him and leave my name and number, so again I am waiting for response

And the person I did talk to didnt sound too involved or interested in even taking about the position And he was the head of Volunteer Operations!

At this point, I am not too impressed. I have very specific questions about the position as I am sure anyone would

Bottom line: Who has actually worked for a NATIONAL PARK SERVICE campground host position Pros/Cons?

Please limit responses from those who have actually worked as a NATIONAL park service campground host
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Old 11-08-2022, 03:30 PM   #2
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At this point, I am not too impressed. I have very specific questions about the position as I am sure anyone would
Expecting a rapid and timely response from any Federal Government branch is kinda like expecting a snail to set a land speed record. You've submitted the paperwork. It'll probably take a few months to make it's way through the system.
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Old 11-08-2022, 04:30 PM   #3
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Expecting a rapid and timely response from any Federal Government branch is kinda like expecting a snail to set a land speed record. You've submitted the paperwork. It'll probably take a few months to make it's way through the system.

I disagree.
We have not done it but did talk to folks who had/were working at Shenandoah NP. I'm surprised you haven't got a response. If I were you I'd try again. See if you can get a current phone number. Speaking to the person in charge -even if they are hard to catch- is the way to go IMO. Parks are woefully underfunded and short staffed. Keep trying. We would do it but most want you to sign up for at least a month and would want you to stay longer than that. We are fond of moving about every 2 weeks so it doesn't fit our "retirement model".
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I'm wondering what resource has the OP used to apply for the job. At one time my DW and I were kicking around the idea of doing the same and if I remember correctly we were using USAJOBS.Gov as a resource https://www.usajobs.gov/
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Or OP can check out this article: https://rvlife.com/how-to-get-a-nati...camp-host-job/
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Old 11-12-2022, 11:21 AM   #6
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The man in charge contacted me by email

Frankly, understaffed and overworked is an excuse to me You have fed job WORK!! That the prob with GS workers. Once they get a year in, they are untouchable and practically impossible to fire

But he did contact me and answer my questions

Link is here to apply Go to the left to select state, etc


https://www.volunteer.gov/s/global-s...ost%20colorado
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Old 11-12-2022, 11:31 AM   #7
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Thanks for the update.
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