Gate attendants are an essential part of the Corps of Engineers recreational program. These people are private individuals who work under contract for the Corps of Engineers. Contracts at Whitney Lake require a two-person team.
Responsibilities include collecting user fees, registering campers and visitors, maintaining campground status reports, reservation reports, user fee collection reports, posting campsite reservations, providing general information to the visiting public, surveillance of use fee compliance, and informing visitors of rules and regulations. Additional duties are identified in the Whitney Lake Gate Attendant Scope of Work.
The attendants are responsible for cleaning the gate house and the immediate area surrounding the entrance complex. They are also responsible for cleaning their own trailer site. Gate attendants are required to purchase all supplies necessary to perform these duties.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide all necessary fee collection supplies. Most parks utilize the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) computer system and software. Lofers Bend Day Use and McCown Valley Day Use Parks use a cash register for fee collection. Computer paper, fee books, maps and brochures will be provided by the government.
Gate attendants are required to live in the campground on a site provided by the Corps of Engineers. The gate attendants are required to provide a self-contained recreational type RV or trailer. The government provides a campsite with electrical, water and sewer service. A phone line is provided in the gate house at government expense. Private phone lines may be available at the gate attendant's expense.