Job Overview


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. Please see other information Section for information on a possible DoD 22 work day (176 hours) non-sequential Administrative Furlough.

About the Position: Abiquiú is a small town located in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico about 53 miles (85 km) north of Santa Fe. In the 1730s, it was the third largest settlement in the New Mexico Territory. Artist Georgia O'Keeffe lived there from 1949 until her death in 1986 at 98 years of age.


Abiquiú is also the location where the opening shot of the 4th Indiana Jones movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was shot. As per the Production Timeline in Extras section of movie's Blu-Ray disc: "On June 16, 2007 even before the start of principal photography, the production's second unit crew was on location near Abiquiu, New Mexico, filming the traditional Indiana Jones opening shot of a "mountain" (in this case a prairie dog mound.)" Other notable films shot in Abiquiu are Cowboys & Aliens, City Slickers, Red Dawn, Wyatt Earp, The Last Outlaw, and the TV series Earth 2.


Who May Apply: US Citizens


Under the General Supervision of the Park Managers you would assist the Ranger Staff with the routine day to day duties required to operate and maintain the Park such as, providing visitor assistance, patrolling recreation areas and informing park visitors of obvious violations of rules and regulations. You would develop and maintain interpretive programs, guided tours, campfire programs, slide shows and other interpretive activities at the park, local schools and community organizations. You would participate in a variety of resource management projects designed to maintain and enhance the resources and to provide a quality natural environment for the public such as: collecting data on Fish and Wildlife habitats, planting and/or watering trees, planting ground cover in eroded areas, building new trails and foot bridges to improve the outdoor recreation program.