Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
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Tupelo, MS United StatesView Map
The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of all Americans. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country's outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.
Applications will be accepted from current Federal employees and people eligible under reinstatement or special hiring authorities such as VEOA, VRA, persons with disabilities and former Peace Corps.
This position serves as a Supervisory Park Ranger (Interpretation) in the Division of Interpretation and Education at the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tupelo, Mississippi. The incumbent reports to the parks Chief of Interpretation and will be responsible for planning, management and coordination of interpretive, educational and visitor center operations parkwide. The incumbent will be relied on to provide strategic planning and operational information to the Chief of Interpretation and the management staff. Natchez Trace Parkway interpretive staff manages four visitor centers spread out over 444 miles. Park resources are complex, and include the potential for a wide range of natural and cultural history interpretation. Parkway staff also administers the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site and Tupelo National Battlefield and work with two National Heritage Areas. Wayside, exhibit and other non-personal services work is ongoing to improve the overall visitor experience. In addition to over 6 million recreational visitors, the Natchez Trace Parkway is adjacent to over 2 million residents in multiple communities along the length of the park and has many formal and informal partners. While the Parkway experiences peak tourism seasons in spring and fall, interpretive work with park partners, schools and other organizations continues throughout the year.
The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444 mile park that runs from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee. Designated as a unit of the National Park Service in 1938, the Parkway takes, on average, 11 hours to drive from end to end as it moves through three states (MS, AL, TN), 25 counties and 20 communities. There are over 3,000 commercial and private land owners immediately adjacent to the boundary of the Parkway. The Parkway itself contains over 52,000 acres and averages 14 million users with about 6 million recreational visitors. It was designated a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road in 1996. The Natchez Trace Parkway is located in the ancestral homelands of the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Natchez, and other native peoples. Designated as a postal road in 1801, it is also the death and burial site of Meriwether Lewis and was used by regular army and militia during the War of 1812. Several Civil War battles occurred in and around the Natchez Trace corridor. The Parkway includes sections of the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area and the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area.
More information about the Natchez Trace Parkway can be found at www.nps.gov/natr.
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city of about 35,000, includes easy access to many shopping, medical, school, and other services. Housing is reasonably priced. The climate is temperate with summer temperatures averaging 92 degrees with high humidity and low temperatures of 34 degrees on average in the winter with occasional light snowfalls.
For more information about the position, contact: Terry Wildy, Chief of Interpretation at (662) 680-4017.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Favorably adjudicated pre-employment background investigation
- Valid state driver's license