Park Ranger/Recreation Area Maintenance Intern

Expected Dates
May 19, 2014 to August 10, 2014
Buckhorn Lake
Position ID

Your duties will include general visitor assistance, campground and recreational area maintenance, trail maintenance, replace directional signs, drift removal, landscaping, tree and shrub removal, chainsaw operation, vehicle care,  flood clean-up , assist park maintenance staff in the repair of plumbing and electrical issues and work on a designated project throughout the 12 week program. Interns will also assist park staff with large scale maintenance operations, boat patrols, and campground operations.

  • Buckhorn Lake is situated in the Cumberland Plateau of eastern Kentucky. The area is covered in rugged terrian with deep valleys and mountain streams. Buckhorn is a small community within an hours drive of the red river gorge and pine mountain.
  • On the job training will be provided as nessecary.
  • The area surrounding eastern Kentucky is steeped in history. Take advantage of the many opportunities to explore the region - in everything from rock climbing adventures, blue grass music, and backpacking.
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
some experience
Customer Service
some experience
Hand Tools
competent with supervision
Trail Maintenance
competent with supervision