Job Overview

Summary

Experience your America by building a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. The National Park Service preserves unimpaired, the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

The Seasonal Recruitment Operations Center is currently accepting applications to fill up to 3 temporary positions at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for extension if workload and funding allow.  Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: May, 2014

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, New Hampshire's only national park consists of 148 acres including the home (Aspet), gardens, and studios of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907).  As one of America's foremost sculptors, he is best known for his public monuments including the Sherman and Farragut monuments in New York City, the Shaw Memorial in Boston, MA, the Standing and Seated Lincoln Memorials in Chicago, IL, as well as the 1907 ten and twenty dollar gold coins and over 100 portrait reliefs.  Aspet was his summer residence from 1885-1897, and his permanent home from 1900 until his death in 1907.  In partnership with the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, the site promotes the arts through exhibitions, special events, and programs as a living tribute to the sculptor.  Located in Cornish, New Hampshire, the site is one of only two national parks dedicated to a visual artist. There are two hiking trails that explore the park's natural areas. For more information about this park, visit www.nps.gov/saga.  Saint-Gaudens NHS is located in Cornish, New Hampshire, which is a rural area. The nearest community is Windsor, Vermont, which is three miles away. It has a population of approximately 3,500 and the usual amenities, i.e. hospital, churches, lodging, stores, transportation, etc. Larger nearby communities include West Lebanon, NH (11 miles north) and Claremont, NH (10 miles south).  Temperatures range from -10 F to +40 F in the winter and +50 F to +95 F in the summer.  

This announcement is being advertised for both Full Time 40 hours per week and Part Time 16-24 hours per week schedules.

This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens.

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION.

Duties

This position is located in Cornish NH within the Division of Interpretation at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. Park rangers perform a variety of duties including preparing and presenting interpretive talks, staffing information desks, collecting entrance fees, traffic control, special events preparation and set-up, clerical duties and safety patrols.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, etc.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness, e.g., high or low temperatures, confined spaces or adverse weather conditions.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No