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.
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. This position works within the Rocky Mountain Network (ROMN) for the Inventory and Monitoring Division of the NRSS. The primary mission of the ROMN is to monitor Vital Signs of long-term ecological health of ROMN parks. The six ROMN parks are Glacier National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana; and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, and Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. They are located in the central and southern Rocky Mountain Cordillera, roughly along a NNWSSE axis that follows the Continental Divide. Together these parks cover approximately 1,373,463 acres (55,820 hectares) of park lands. Although this is an extremely diverse region, all six ROMN parks share ecological similarities. Field work involves traveling to all ROMN parks to sample vegetation and soils and wetlands and streams in diverse ecosystems from the Great Plains through montane, sub-alpine and alpine communities.
Fort Collins is situated on the Cache La Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range, and is the county seat and most populous city of Larimer County, Colorado. Fort Collins is located 57 miles (92 km) north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. With a 2010 census population of 143,986, it is the fourth most populous city in Colorado. Fort Collins is a large college town, home to Colorado State University.
This is a full-time permanent career/career conditional position.
Travel is required, you must be willing and able to travel extensively and continuously throughout Colorado and Montana during the May-October field season, which includes both backcountry and car camping.
This vacancy announcement is open concurrently under delegated examining procedures through vacancy announcement WO-COAB-13-929943-DE. Candidates who wish to be considered under both procedures MUST apply and submit complete application packages to both vacancies.