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Mill Creek, CA

Lassen National Forest


Closing Date: Until Filled


$577 Biweekly for the months of April through October

$100 Biweekly for the months of November through March 


Camp Tehama is an organizational camp located on Highway 172, north of Mill Creek in the Lassen National Forest, by Childs Meadow on the east side of Morgan Summit.

Operational oversight of Camp Tehama is provided by an eight-member committee of volunteers, appointed by the Tehama County Board of Supervisors, with the chairman of the committee serving as the main contact for direction of operations. Tehama County Administration provides administrative support services to the committee.

The camp is available for church groups, civic groups, school groups and family reunions, etc. The camp can accommodate up to 160 people and has the following amenities:

  • 16 tent cabins that can accommodate 7 people each
  • 2 dorms can accommodate 20 people each
  • Fully equipped dining hall – seats 104 – includes cooking facilities and all utensils
  • Separate cooks quarters can accommodate 8 people
  • Restrooms and shower facilities
  • Enclosed picnic shelter
  • Camp fire circle with stage
  • Access to Mill Creek


The caretaker oversees running of organizational camp. Performs repair and maintenance duties on buildings and structures and performs groundskeeping and/or janitorial duties. Seasonal or year-round applications will be considered. This is an unclassified, “at will” position.

A two-story, unfurnished cabin is available at the camp for caretaker use. The cabin has one downstairs bedroom and bath, with a big dorm type room upstairs. The residence does have a wood stove for heat. Should the caretaker choose to utilize the residence, he/she is responsible for payment of his/her own utility bills.

The residence is available seasonally or year-round, but is not included in the caretaker compensation package. The availability of the cabin does not obligate Tehama County or the Camp Tehama Committee to provide alternative housing to the caretaker should the cabin become uninhabitable (for example, due to heavy snowfall) or if area utilities are out of service.

May through September is the busiest time for Camp Tehama. The snowfall usually starts in November. It is not necessary that the Caretaker remain in camp at all times.

The caretaker must obtain the consent of the Camp Tehama Committee before making changes in structures or equipment.

The Caretaker will instruct Group Directors in the care and use of the facilities and fire and safety procedures. Camp cleanup, loss and breakage will be reviewed with the Group Directors. A daily report of campers will be sent to the Secretary of the Camp Tehama Committee on the conclusion of each camp.

Examples of Duties:

  • Repairs, maintains and paints buildings, structures and furnishings as needed.
  • Locates problems and performs necessary repairs on malfunctioning equipment.
  • Installs and repairs wiring, switches, outlets, light fixtures and other electrical fixtures.
  • Trims and prunes trees, shrubbery and flowers.
  • Cleans up litter and debris from landscaped areas and/or grounds.
  • Performs various janitorial duties as required, (i.e., cleans restrooms in picnic area).
  • Disposes of refuse and cleans the restrooms in the Brokenshire Picnic Area.
  • Opens and/or locks up buildings and provides security of premises.
  • Oversees running of organizational camp.
  • Maintains a reservations calendar and checks all groups into and out of the camp.
  • Opens and closes the camp seasonally and winterizes all camp buildings and equipment.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Recruitment Information

How to Apply: Apply Online at and search for the Job Title.

The department is currently recruiting for one (1) seasonal caretaker position.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a seasonal Caretaker, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment contact: 

Dava Kohlman  | 530-527-4655

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None