Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
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WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a temporary position that is based on a work schedule of not to exceed 1039 hours.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work involves hiking and/or riding stock over rough terrain for extended periods of time. Trails work involves strenuous physical effort in using hand or power tools, in loading equipment and materials onto pack stock, in attaching towed equipment to motor vehicles, and in pushing, pulling, carrying and lifting trails materials.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed on high, narrow, steep and congested trails at elevations from 2300 to 8000 feet. Work is performed in all types of weather and involves exposure to extreme heat or cold, wind, dust, and noise. Work also involves exposure to new unbroken stock, moving equipment, explosives, all types of cutting tools, and falling rocks. Work with stock involves hazards of being bucked off, pushed down, kicked, pushed off the trail, etc.
OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS: Park regulations require employees to maintain weight under 250 pounds in order to ride livestock. Keeps self drug free, promotes drug free work environment by demonstrating knowledge of agency drug abuse policy and procedures and advising employees and appropriate personnel program aspects of such efforts. Will at times be required to fly in either a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft. May be required to work on alternate work schedule, including a compressed schedule of nine days on, five days off.
AREA INFORMATION: This position is stationed at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park located in Northwest Arizona, approximately 60 miles north of Williams and 85 miles Northwest of Flagstaff at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Temperatures range from approximately 85 degrees in the summer to 17 degrees in the winter. Grand Canyon Village has schools K-12, a daycare center, post office, general store, banking facilities, churches, a recreation center, a clinic with resident physicians and several restaurants. The park community consists of some 2,000 people, including employees of the NPS and concessionaires and their family members. There are often employment opportunities for family members in the park and surrounding areas. The park community is small enough that many employees choose to walk or bike from their homes to work. Complete shopping, educational, medical and professional services are available in Williams and Flagstaff. Recreational opportunities include hiking, river rafting, fishing, cross-country and downhill skiing, and golfing in nearby communities.
Permanent employees obtain housing either through a bid system or by assignment into shared furnished quarters. Because of limited housing, when an employees is assigned shared quarters, the park is not able to provide accommodations for family member and pets. For additional housing information contact the park Housing Office at 928-638-7796.
For position specific information contact Chris Brothers (928) 638-7729.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
- Must have a valid state driver's license
- Will be required to wear uniform
- Position may require some travel