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 on the National Park Service, visit: http://www.nps.gov.

This is a full time temporary seasonal not-to-exceed 1039 hours position duty stationed at Voyageurs National Park, International Falls, Minnesota.

This position is subject to drug testing.

Area Information:  Voyageurs National Park is a 218,000-acre water-based park established to protect the geology, scenery and historic voyageur waterway system along the United States/Canadian border.  The park is located near International Falls, Minnesota (population approximately 6,000) and Kabetogama, Ash River, and Crane Lake, Minnesota. The park is adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  Daily mean temperatures average a comfortable 70 degrees with low humidity in the summer.   Fishing, boating, and other outdoor activities are the dominant recreational activities. One two-year college, schools (K-12), a hospital and medical facilities, churches, movie theater, and shopping are located in the community of International Falls www.nps.gov/VOYA.
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This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all US Citizens. 

Number of Vacancies: Four positions may be filled from this job opportunity announcement.

Anticipated entry on duty date: May 2014

Duties

This is a full time temporary not-to-exceed 1039 hours position stationed at International Falls, MN. You will spend your time on a variety of wildlife ecology and management tasks, including wildlife surveys, wildlife capture and handling, vegetation/habitat surveys, and general natural resource management. Some data entry/data management, including use of ArcGIS, will also be integral to this position. Voyageurs National Park is a water-based park and travel by motorboat is required to conduct fieldwork. You will be expected to work in a variety of environmental conditions; weather can vary from near-freezing temperatures with rain and snow in May to hot and humid weather in late summer. You must be in good physical condition and able to hike one-way distances of up to 6 miles over rough terrain while carrying load of 50 pounds or more. Biting insects or other pests such as black flies, deer flies, mosquitoes, and ticks are common.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 10 nights per month

Relocation Authorized

  • No