Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining Shenandoah National Park. Become a part of the National Park Service 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.
Area of consideration:Current career and career conditional employees of the Department of the Interior. You must submit documentation of this eligibility. Failure to submit this documentation will result in loss of consideration for this position. Applicants will not be solicited for this information.
This vacancy is recruiting for one position that may be filled at either the GS-11 or GS-12 grade level. The full performance level of this position is the GS-12 grade level.
Area Information: This position is duty stationed at Shenandoah National Park headquarters in Luray, VA, a small rural community and county seat with a population of about 4,800 located in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. The park consists of approximately 200,000 acres of mountains, forests, meadows and streams and includes 80,000 acres of congressionally designated wilderness. Luray and Page County have the benefit of low crime statistics, a strong work ethic and workforce, easy access to healthcare, and affordable housing at all levels. Just a few miles in any direction offers you a chance to enjoy an abundance of natural resources and a wide range of activities including, camping, canoeing, cycling, fishing, golf, hiking, horseback riding, photography or simply marveling at the scenery! Each season is unique and beautiful. Enjoy miles of colorful country roads, Civil War trails, vista overlooks, rivers, parks, and small town charm. Luray is located within a 45 minute drive of Harrisonburg, VA and Front Royal, VA and a 90 minute drive of Washington, DC - metro area.
The person selected will serve as the primary advisor to the park Superintendent and staff for all aspects of administration and management of commercial activities including concessionaire operations and commercial use authorizations. The park's concession foperation includes a wide range of facilities and services at several locations. Operations include 5 food service facilities, 3 grocery/camper service outlets, 6 gift shops, a stable, and 3 shower/laundry facilities. The concessionaire is assigned over 100 park buildings including an historic lodge, conference hall and cabins. Over $13 million in gross revenue is generated per year.