Job Overview


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

This position is located in Mount Rainier National Park and the position may be filled in either Ashford or Port Angeles, Washington.  The position is the Human Resources Officer for the Northwest Servicing Human Resources Office (SHRO) serving 16 parks comprising the Upper Columbia Basin and North Coast and Cascades Networks of the Pacific West Region.  The Northwest SHRO is a shared Human Resources (HR) organization supported by and servicing these parks and their 1,100 permanent and temporary employees. The incumbent of this position supervises, manages and leads a full service HR Program. The SHRO incorporates HR staff duty stationed in two parks and provides strategic advisory services and operational work in the areas of recruitment and staffing, workforce planning, position management, performance management, pay and compensation, workers compensation, employee relations, and labor relations services.

Who May Be Considered: Applications will be accepted from:

1) DOI Status Candidates - this includes current Department of the Interior (DOI) employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, ; and

2) Noncompetitive DOI Candidates - this includes current DOI applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this position. 

Government Housing IS NOT available.

Vacancy Identification Number: 914902

Salary Information: Ashford $87,306 to 113,496
             Port Angeles $81,823 to $106,369

MOUNT RAINIER AREA DESCRIPTION: Mount Rainier stands as a majestic icon of the Pacific Northwest, encompassing 26 glaciers, pristine stands of old growth forests and subalpine meadows noted for spectacular wildflower displays. The park is located approximately 2 hours south of Seattle, WA.  Ashford and Elbe are very small rural communities of several hundred people, with convenience stores, gas, churches, and elementary school (K-6). The middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12) are located in Eatonville (pop. 2,300) which also has most basic amenities: a small medical clinic, dentists, pharmacy, grocery store etc.  Complete shopping and medical facilities are available nearby in Tacoma and Puyallup, approximately 35 miles.  Homes are available for purchase and/or rent.  The climate is considered moderate at lower elevations; temperatures range from the high 30's in the winter months into the mid-70's in the summer.  Weather can be frequently rainy and overcast, especially in the fall and winter. Public transportation is not available. A vanpool option is available from Eatonville.  

OLYMPIC AREA DESCRIPTION: Often referred to as “three parks in one”, Olympic National Park protects 922,651 acres of three distinctly different ecosystems – rugged glacier capped mountains, over 73 miles of wild Pacific coast and magnificent stands of old-growth and temperate rain forest.  Port Angeles is a city with a population of approximately 20,000 people.  Amenities include a hospital, full school district, a community college, housing for both rent and purchase, all varieties of shopping, and ferry service to Victoria B.C.  Port Angeles enjoys a coastal climate and is mild throughout the year.  On average, temperatures range from the low 30’s in the winter months into the 70’s in the summer.  Average rainfall is just over 30 inches per year.  For more information on the area, please visit:


• Supervise and lead the SHRO staff in providing HR services to the parks in: workforce planning, recruitment/staffing, position management, performance management, pay/compensation, workers’ compensation, employee and labor relations.
• Manage workloads, develop plans, and evaluate results to ensure the delivery of quality HR services to customers in accordance with the SHRO charter.
• Provide expert and authoritative advice and interpretation of national and regional HR precedents and policies. 
• Advise management on a range of HR policies, processes and procedures to include: disciplinary and adverse actions, labor and employee relations and ethics.  Coordinate training and comprehensive reports.