Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
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Hot Springs National Park, AR United StatesView Map
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.
Would you like to practice your public speaking skills? As a uniformed employee of the National Park Service, you deliver interpretive programs to educate visitors. You independently present a variety of talks and briefings and respond to visitor questions. Your presentations are generally short and concern park orientation and visitor safety. You explain the area's natural, cultural and/or historic resources, recreational opportunities, concession facilities and services, availability of campgrounds and hiking trails. You provide information on current park events, projects, and policies, as well as updates on issues affecting the natural, historical and/or cultural preservation of the area. Park guides work in or near the park visitor center or visitor contact station, and at auditoriums, campgrounds, trails, or in the field. Other duties may include visitor services such as fee collection, traffic control, back-country patrols, and administrative tasks.
The Seasonal Recruitment Operations Center is currently accepting applications to fill 2 temporary positions at Hot Springs National Park. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for extension if workload and funding allow. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. Anticipated Entry on Duty: MAY 2013
AREA INFORMATION: Hot Springs National Park was authorized by Act of Congress on April 20, 1832, as Hot Springs Reservation, and in fact, it is the oldest protected area within the National Park System. The first National Park Service director was referred to Hot Springs National Park as Americas first national park. The thermal springs flowing down the side of Hot Springs Mountain are the primary resource of the park, but unlike thermal features, such as geysers of Yellowstone, the hot springs have not been preserved in their unaltered state, but are protected and managed to conserve the production of uncontaminated thermal water for public use. Hot Springs National Park is uniquely situated in that it is both surrounded by,and surrounds, different parts of the city of Hot Springs (pop. 35,000) and Garland County (pop. 140,000). The park is not only well known for its thermal springs and related bathing activities,but also for its mountain lands and over 26 miles of mountain trails. Hot Springs National Park is also recognized as a significant historical resource and representative of an important stage in the development of the American conservation movement. Bathhouse Row, a national historic landmark district, showcases one of the few collections of historic bathhouses remaining in the United States. The park contains over 5500 acres. The park website is http://www.nps.gov/hosp Hot Springs National Park receives approximately 3.2 million visitors who take advantage of the baths, massages and hiking trails, while others collect drinking water at park jug fountains, stroll along Bathhouse Row taking in the history and culture of the American Spa, or drive to scenic overlooks on the parks mountain roads. Little Rock, a major metropolitan area, is approximately 50 miles to the northeast. Memphis, TN is 3 hours from the park and Dallas, TX is approximately 5 hours away. The county hosts six K-12 school districts with 2 being in the city of Hot Springs.Housing is readily available and affordable. The city is home to 2 excellent hospitals, with a contingency of physicians and specialists. Hot Springs has excellent dining and shopping. City of Hot Springs website: http://www.hotsprings.org Please see attachment The park is located within the city of Hot Springs. The city's population is approximately 35, 000 people, and serves as the Garland County seat. The city has many amenities found in small mid-western states such as shopping centers, a mall, movie theaters, and a community college. Additional amenities are located in Little Rock, the state's capital. Summer temperatures and humidity are high.
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.