Job Overview

Summary

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

Tully Lake  (Royalston, MA) is located in north central Massachusetts, about 1.5 hours west of Boston. In Massachusetts, take exit 17 on Route 2, and follow Route 32 north approximately 6 miles through Athol and into Royalston. From New Hampshire, follow Route 32 south about 8 miles from the intersection of Route 119 in Richmond. Route 32 goes over Tully Dam and provides direct access to the lake. Tully Lake is a 1300-acre flood control project completed in 1949. The reservoir area is rich with natural beauty and outdoor recreation. A tents-only campground with 35 sites lies on the north side of the 200-acre lake. Adjacent to the dam, the Recreation Area offers picnic sites and a boat ramp with a 10-HP maximum. Twenty-three miles of hiking trails extend around the lake, Long Pond, and off-site to nearby waterfalls and scenic vistas. The lake is ideal for canoes and kayaks, which can explore the lake, the Tully River and Long Pond.

 
Littleville Lake (Huntington, MA) is located on the Middle Branch of the Westfield River in Huntington, Massachusetts, and is a part of a network of flood damage reduction dams on tributaries of the Connecticut River. Littleville Lake is about one mile off Rt.112 in Huntington and Chester, Mass. The 1,567 acre park offers visitors many opportunities to enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation activities. The Littleville Lake Reservoir Area is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Situated in the scenic Berkshire Hills, hikers and sightseers can enjoy wandering along the old cart roads that run on both sides of the lake. During the fall foliage season, Littleville Lake and nearby areas provide leaf peepers with many scenic vistas.The Huntington Access Area provides a boat ramp and parking area for easy access to the lake for fishing. Motors, however are limited to a maximum of 10 horsepower. Canoes may be launched at the upper end of the reservoir in the Dayville Area.

Who May Apply: Department of the Army Internship Program Eligibles

Positions are open to current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

Duties

In this position, you will participate as a Pathways Intern in a formalized cooperative education-training program while receiving on-the-job experience with the New England District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lower Connecticut River Basin.  As a student trainee Park Ranger, you will present a variety of informal and formal programs including but not limited to:


• Orientation talks, environmental education programs, and conducted walks.
• Inform visitors about park facilities and resources. 
• Promote positive public relations by providing information on areas of interest such as camping sites, flora and fauna, fishing areas, and historical features of the Basin.
• Greet visitors and answering questions.
• Direct visitors with problems, questions or complaints.
• Educate visitors regarding rules, regulations and safety concerns to gain compliance.
• Provide assistance in connection with one-time or annual celebrations related to the programs and themes of the park and assist in the operation of special events.
• Operate a variety of audio visual and other equipment used in connection with interpretive materials, e.g., projectors, cassettes and video equipment.

•Perform routine and non-routine maintenance tasks during day-to-day patrols, such as janitorial cleaning, litter pickup, vehicle washing, etc.

 

 


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Business Travel less than 5% of the time.

Relocation Authorized

  • No