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 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. For more information about the National Park Service, click National Park Service.

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.

This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens. The vacancy is concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures under announcement number AZSHRO 13-050 MP.  Candidates who wish to be considered under both procedures MUST apply and submit complete application packages to both vacancies.

For position specific questions, contact Doug Lentz (928) 638-7709.

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Duties

The incumbent recommends rates and resolves issues concerning rates for visitor services; designs, plans, and conducts comparability studies on which to base decisions concerning rates; evaluates visitor services to ensure that appropriate services are provided in accordance with contract provisions and National Park Service regulations and at approved prices; plans,schedules and conducts evaluation visits or ensures that staff are conducting required evaluations; assists managers in the development of concessions operating plans covering all aspects of concessions operations, including maintenance schedules, operating season, hours of operation and concessioner staffing and organization; prepares and recommends annual overall ratings based on concessioners operations and contract compliance; and reviews financial statements and information associated with concessions operations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: No special demands are required to perform the work. Normally the employee may sit comfortably to do the work or walk reasonable distances. There may be some extended walking through concession facilities, carrying of light items such as papers and files, or driving a motorized vehicle.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, or commercial vehicles (e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals).

This position is stationed at the South Rim of Grand Canyon NationalPark located in Northwest Arizona, approximately 60 miles north of Williams and85 miles Northwest of Flagstaff at an elevation of 7,000 feet.  Temperatures range from approximately 85 degrees in the summer to 17 degrees inthe 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 parkcommunity consists of some 2,000 people, including employees of the NPS andconcessionaires and their family members.   There are often employmentopportunities for family members in the park and surrounding areas. The parkcommunity is small enough that many employees choose to walk or bike from theirhomes to work.   Complete shopping, educational, medical and professionalservices are available in Williams and Flagstaff.   Recreationalopportunities include hiking, river rafting, fishing, cross-country anddownhill skiing, and golfing in nearby communities.

Permanent employees obtainhousing either through a bid system or by assignment into shared furnishedquarters.    Because of limited housing,when an employees is assigned shared quarters, the park is not able to provideaccommodations for family member and pets.   For additional housing information contact the park Housing Office at928-638-7796.