Visitor Use Monitoring Assistant, National Park Service

Bryce, UT

Position Title: Visitor Use Monitoring Assistant

Organization: National Park Service

Position Overview: Visitor Use Monitoring Assistants will work with NPS Staff to collect recreation and transportation monitoring data in Bryce Canyon National Park. The interns will work in varied environments: congested visitation areas and remote backcountry areas below the rim. Most of the time will be spent in the developed and most visited areas of the park. Some backcountry hiking will take place, and interns will be on their feet often during the day. Housing: Shared government housing will be available. Rent will be paid by the intern.

Duties: Will entail installing, monitoring, and downloading data from automatic counters along roads, on trails and in popular areas, visiting well-visited overlooks and scenic viewpoints to monitor visitation throughout the day, using GPS devices to track development of social trails, and reporting and analyzing data collected.


  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well in a team setting.
  • Capable of working independently on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in typing and computer usage.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with park visitors and provide information when needed in a friendly and helpful manner.
  • Willing to spend extended periods of time in the field and comfortable in outdoor environments with limited cell phone service. Park radio will be provided.
  • Capable of hiking across uneven terrain in a variety of weather conditions carrying a field pack, water and other supplies.
  • Capable of field trip planning, logistics, and risk management.
  • Valid driver’s license

Salary/pay: $12.40 per hour depending on experience 

Start/end dates: Estimated to be May 3-August 27

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