Job Title:Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-05
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:SROC-FRLA-12-580026
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|$16.40 to $16.40 / Per Hour|
|Tuesday, February 7, 2012 to Tuesday, February 21, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours|
|1 vacancy -
Brookline, MA United StatesView Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens|
Experience your America by building a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. The National Park Service preserves unimpaired, the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
Park Ranger Interpreters connect people to parks. They play a key role in ensuring that visitors have a meaningful, satisfying, and safe park experience, help visitors decide how to spend their time in the park, and inform them about the wonders that await their discovery. Park Ranger Interpreters are specially trained to engage the public so that each park visitor can find a personal connection with the meanings and values found in the places and stories of that park. They help visitors explore the many dimensions of parks by introducing them to a variety of perspectives. By providing the opportunity for visitors to care about the places they visit, they promote stewardship and the opportunity for those visitors to care for park resources.
National parks are among the most remarkable places in America for recreation, learning, and inspiration. The work done by park ranger-interpreters through effective interpretive and educational programs encourages the development of a personal stewardship ethic and broadens public support for preserving and protecting park resources, so that they may be enjoyed by present and future generations.
The Seasonal Recruitment Operations Center is currently accepting applications to fill up to 1 temporary position at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Massachusetts. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year. Appointments may be terminated at any time and can be extended if workload and funding allow. Anticipated Entry on Duty: June 2012
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site is a 7.21 acre property located in Brookline, Massachusetts. The mission of the site is to preserve and interpret the legacy and significant resources associated with Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of American landscape architecture, and the premier landscape design firm he established in 1883 at his Fairsted property in south Brookline, Massachusetts. Olmsted retired from practice in 1895, at which point his sons and successors perpetuated his design ideals, philosophy and legacy over the course of the next century.
The Olmsted home and office were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963 and became part of the National Park Service in 1979. Primary resources include the historic Olmsted design office, home, cultural landscape, and archival collections containing approximately 1,000,000 original design records associated with more than 6000 projects. Olmsted National Historic Site manages an active research program that provides access to archival documentation for the study and rehabilitation of Olmsted-designed landscapes nationwide. In addition, the park offers programs and exhibits on the firms work and legacy; and engages young people in thinking and learning about the history and contemporary relevance of public parks through a growing menu of curriculum-based programs.
Through this rich, multifaceted array of programs, Olmsted National Historic Site promotes understanding of the creative process of landscape design; fosters appreciation of landscapes influence on everyday life; and encourages public and private stewardship of our nations significant landscapes for the benefit of present and future generations.
The park is located in a historic residential neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts, a town that borders the city of Boston and is part of a large metropolitan center where many cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities as well as other amenities are available. The climate during the spring, summer and fall is temperate. Major bus and subway lines serve Brookline and the Brookline Hills T stop is a 15 minute walk away. There is no park housing available. Some on-site parking is available. Additional information about the site can be found at www.nps.gov/frla
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site is managed in concert with Longfellow House-Washingtons Headquarters National Historic Site in Cambridge, MA and John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site in Brookline, MA. The Olmsted NHS Education and Visitor Services team works in collaboration with staff from all divisions across the three park units, and with an array professional organizations and university, school, and community partners.
This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens.
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION.
- U.S. Citizenship required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Selective Service Registration if applicable.
- Must possess or be able to obtain state issued driver's license.
- Wearing a National Park Service uniform is required.