Job Title:Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-05
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:SROC-DEVA-12-625971
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|$15.00 to $15.00 / Per Hour|
|Wednesday, March 21, 2012 to Wednesday, March 28, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours|
|1 vacancy -
Death Valley, CAView 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 1 temporary position at Death Valley National Park, California. 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: May 2012
Located in the Furnace Creek area of Death Valley National Park, California, this position is in the heart of an outdoor wonderland. The small community at Furnace Creek offers many amenities, including a general store, Post Office, County library, swimming pools and restaurants. While Death Valley itself receives record hot temperatures during the summer months, major state highways provide easy access to a multitude of higher elevation sites offering excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. Just two hours to the west are the Sierra Nevada mountains and the gateway to Mt. Whitney on the Inyo National Forest, and Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. During the summer, Death Valleys higher elevations offer opportunities for experiencing solitude, sunsets and the stunning dark night sky. Housing may be available in the Cow Creek housing area, which is located three miles from the office and Visitor Center. Most services, including medical, are available 65 miles away in Pahrump, NV, and Las Vegas, NV is just 2.5 hours away.
Tribal Statement: In employing individuals to perform any construction, maintenance, interpretation, or other service in the park, the Secretary shall, in so far as practical, give first preference to qualified members of the Tribe. (Timbisha Shoshone Homeland Act, Nov 2000). To receive current preference eligibility MEMBERS OF THE TIMBISHA SHOSHONE TRIBE must submit a copy (not the original) of the letter that certifies tribal membership.
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.