Information Receptionist – US Forest Service

Kisatchie National Forest
    June 25, 2020
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    Kisatchie National Forest


    Are you passionate about conservation and environmental work? Do you enjoy interacting with the local community? Are you organized and meticulous?

    The Corps Network (TCN) is looking for a professional and detail-oriented Resource Assistant to provide administrative support for the day to day operations associated with staffing the reception desk at a national forest. This internship position will keep the public informed of policies and activities happening at their national forest through live engagement, calls, and media.

    What is the Resource Assistants Program (RAP)?

    Particular attention will be given to ensure full representation of women and participants from historically Black, Hispanic, and Native American schools or other schools with diverse student populations. Resource Assistants work under the supervision of Forest Service staff to complete mission-critical work that demonstrates leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication. Through collaboration, training, and mentorship Resource assistants gain the tools to launch their natural and cultural resource careers.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Staffs the information desk at the Kisatchie Ranger District Office in Bellwood, Louisiana. Greets visitors and responds to a variety of inquiries regarding Forest Service activities, programs, exhibits, facilities, policies and functions. Responds to phone calls answering a variety of questions and directing calls to the proper staff areas. Provides guidance to the public on rules and regulations regarding unit activities and attempts to gain public cooperation in protecting resources from damage and pollution. Assists visitors and callers with information including directing visitors to the information they require such as brochures, maps, websites, Facebook posts, rules, regulations and other information required for use of national forest lands. Coordinates with staff specialists to provide the latest, most accurate and appropriate information to the public. Arranges informational interpretive displays. Posts currents information on bulletin boards and removes old, outdated information. Designs and prepares informational exhibits and flyers.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Associates degree (upon completion of internship)
    • Positive; friendly attitude
    • Good communication skills; organized

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • $250 per week x 52 weeks (1 year)
    • Health insurance benefits
    • Housing allowance
    • Generous professional development allowance
    • Opportunities for paid work travel, training sessions, and conferences
    • Opportunities to network with U.S. Forest Service field rangers and professionals
    • RAP Direct Hiring Authority: After completing and meeting program requirements, interns are eligible for the RAP Direct Hire Authority for permanent, term, and temporary Forest Service positions.

    Start Date: September 21st, 2020

    Duration: 12 months (part-time)

    Deadline to apply: Monday, July 13th at 11:55 pm MST


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