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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Updates From Zion and Capitol Reef

Zion National Park provided information on these items:

Waste Removal Work to Briefly Close Scout Lookout, Angels Landing and the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Zion National Park will temporarily close access to Scout Lookout and Angels Landing between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20 and Monday, February 24, 2014 for a waste removal operation.

Zion National Park Announces Approval of River Management Plan
Zion National Park is pleased to announce the completion of the Virgin River Comprehensive Management Plan and the signing of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), providing protection for 144 miles of designated wild and scenic rivers within Zion National Park.

Capitol Reef National Park provided this item:

Capitol Reef National Park is looking to hire five full-time temporary employees for the coming season. Wage will be $13.35 per hour and the work is expected to be physical and demanding.

The primary purpose of the work is to perform heavy laborer work to include maintenance and cleaning of outdoor and indoor public use areas. Assists with pumping of pit toilets in backcountry and front country areas, cleans debris inside and outside of pit toilets in remote areas. Cleans fire pits and heavily used public camping areas. Completes janitorial and laboring duties that include moderately heavy physical effort requiring the use of common hand tools, power equipment and various types of custodial cleaning equipment. This position also includes types of laborer work such as cleaning/scrubbing indoor and outdoor restrooms, gathering large bags of garbage and disposing of various refuse from campground and public. Vacuums and scrubs floors and walls in buildings; cleans sidewalks and walkways and all types of weather conditions. Trims shrubs and trees and disposes of debris. In order to accomplish the laborer and custodial duties the incumbent may operate motor vehicles.

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