• Pa-Hay-okee Overlook

    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Backcountry Maintenance Assistant

Job Title: Backcountry Maintenance Assistant

Location: Backcountry locations throughout the park

Project Duration: Ongoing

Hours Per Week: Flexible, Sun-Sat

Hours Per Month: Flexible


Description of Duties: Everglades National Park encompasses 1.5 million acres of wilderness. Much of this area is open water and is accessible only by boat. Help visitors have a safe and enjoyable backcountry experience by maintaining channel markers, buoys, backcountry campsites and chickees, replacing signs and boundary markers, patrolling waterways and monitoring trails, providing park presence in backcountry areas, monitoring endangered species, and assisting with search and rescue operations.


Benefits: Volunteers will spend their days working outside in beautiful southern Florida. In addition, volunteers will be able to explore many areas of the park, both on foot and by boat.

Goal/Outcome of Position: To provide a safe and enjoyable backcountry experience for visitors. To assist park staff in protecting park resources.


Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired: Have some basic maintenance and backcountry skills. Have knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, park natural and cultural resources. Be able to remain calm during occasional emergency situations.

Did You Know?

Fire in Pinelands

Lightning-ignited fires are a natural part of the Everglades ecosystems. They aid in the recycling of nutrients through the ecosystem.