Job Overview

Summary

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service.  Become a part of our mission to unite the past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

PLEASE NOTE - THIS VACANCY HAS BEEN EXTENDED - THE NEW CLOSING DATE IS AUGUST 2, 2013

The Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate (NRSS) provides scientific and technical support to national parks for the management of natural resources.

Mission

The NRSS develops, interprets, disseminates, and uses the tools of natural and social science and resource stewardship to enable the NPS to fulfill its core mission: to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

Core Functions

The NRSS has four core functions:

• Provide servicewide leadership and coordination to assist park managers in identifying, monitoring, understanding, and protecting park natural resources and values

• Provide leadership and coordination for addressing landscape-scale, national-scale, and international issues affecting park natural resources and values

• Promote the integration of natural resource information into NPS planning, management decision making, and education

• Provide specialized scientific, technical, and policy expertise that cannot be efficiently provided at the local or regional level to parks and the NPS

This is a Term; time limited appointment not-to-exceed 13 months.  This position may be extended up to a total of four years.

Travel is required 1-3 nights per 2-3 months.

Duties

The Partnership for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) is a coalition of Federal and State agencies, tribes, organizations, and industry groups who have agreed to contribute to PARC’s mission, “to conserve amphibians, reptiles, and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through proactive and coordinated public/private partnerships.” The PARC administrative structure includes a Federal Agency Coordinator (this position) who works with the Federal Agency Steering Committee (FASC) and the PARC Joint National Steering Committee (JNSC) to advance the PARC mission.  The incumbent serves as a senior principal advisor to:

·         coordinate amongst FASC to support inter-agency initiatives and projects which promote amphibian and reptile conservation;  

·         provide JNSC and FASC with executive assistance/oversight in developing programs, and drafting annual reports, long range plans, guidelines and policies utilizing the latest advances in herpetology science and resource management.