Job Overview


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.

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


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.

This vacancy announcement is open concurrently under merit promotion procedures through vacancy announcement number WO-COAB-13-929376-MP.  Candidates who wish to be considered under both procedures MUST apply and submit complete application packages to both vacancies.



You will be responsible for:   

Major Duties

·         Develops and prepares major portions of resources management plans dealing with climate change adaptation for natural and cultural resources and facilities. Prepares plans pertaining to the management and protection of natural resources.

·         Develops and maintains liaisons and effective working relations with related groups and individuals, agencies, and the public in order to encourage and facilitate adaptive management strategies. Attends management and professional conferences and other events for the purpose of exchanging information, presenting technical and policy information, and advancing advocacy for park stewardship.

·         Prepares management and scientific reports and interpretive products regarding the results of protection, mitigation, restoration, reintroduction, inventory, monitoring, and research activities relating to climate change adaptation. Summarizes new and conventional information for use by scientists, managers, park staff, cooperators, and partners.

·         Works closely with staff to incorporate new information into national educational products and programs.

     Performing other duties as assigned.