Job Overview


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, click National Park Service.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.

This is a Term position. Initial appointment is 13 months with possible extensions up to 4 years. This position is also career-seasonal in nature and does not provide employment on a year-round basis. You may work a minimum of 26 weeks but generally not more than 48 weeks a year. Actual work schedule and period of furlough is contingent upon funding and operational needs.

For position specific information contact John Arnold 928-638-7081.


Visitor Use Assistants are uniformed employees of the National Park Service and serve as a front-line representative of the agency. The incumbent provides information and assistance to all visitors,collects and accounts for fees at the entrance stations. The incumbent provides information on the park's recreational opportunities and services, distributes maps and other printed information, and provides directions. Employees are responsible for collecting fees and accounting for the funds collected. The incumbent performs opening and closing shift functions, enters information into an electronic Point of Sale system, issues entrance receipts, park passes, and verifies entrance passes. The incumbent completes shift reports to verify money collected and accountable stock sold from all transactions. The employee safeguards funds collected and accountable stock and may perform other duties associated with the fee collection program such as restocking supplies,performing traffic control, minor maintenance, and campground duties.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing for long periods of time, walking, bending, lifting of moderately heavy items and sedentary work is required. Mental stress and physical fatigue occur due to high volume of personal contacts and the responsibility of dealing with large amounts of money. Extreme physical exertion may be required while performing search and rescue, wildland firefighting and other emergency response duties.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is often performed in small, outdoor structures with open windows, which results in exposure to extremes of temperature, rain, snow, wind, and direct sunlight. Park areas may be geographically located in areas of high elevation, rugged terrain, or dense populations. High levels of vehicle noise and emissions may exist during heavy visitation periods. Duties may be performed alone in isolated locations.

AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Desert View is located on the East Rim of Grand Canyon National Park located innorth west Arizona approximately 83 miles north of Williams and 82 miles north west of Flagstaff at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Temperatures range from approximately 85 degrees in the summer to about 17 degrees in winter.   Desert View has a general store and a gas station.   Approximately 28 miles West is Grand Canyon Village which has school from K-12, daycare facilities, postoffice, banking facilities, general store, and a medical clinic with resident physicians, churches and various restaurants. Complete shopping, education, medical, and professional services arelocated in Flagstaff and Williams.

Employees obtain housing either through a bid system or by assignment intoshared furnished quarters.   Because of limited housing, when an employees is assigned shared quarters, the park is notable to provide accommodations for family member and pets.  For additional housing information contact the park Housing Office at 928-638-7796.