Job Overview


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 one (1) temporary position at Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur, Colorado.  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 rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: April 2014

Dinosaur National Monument is a spectacular 210,000-acre park with a diverse array of terrain, flora, fauna and recreational opportunities. Dinosaur contains the most complete geologic record of any national park area, including an internationally renowned display of Jurassic-era dinosaur fossils. Cultural resources span 11,000 years of human habitation. The wild rapids and magnificent scenery found in the canyons carved by the Green and Yampa rivers provide a true wilderness whitewater experience. The Yampa is the last remaining large tributary in the Colorado River system that still retains its free-flowing character. Dinosaur National Monument contains more than 186,000 acres of recommended wilderness and 4,000 acres of potential wilderness additions. Please visit our website at for more information.

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.



Works with park botanist during the summer season to identify weed management priorities and implement weed management plan. Coordinates with partner organizations to schedule and supervise volunteer weed management projects, with special emphasis on river corridors.  Prepares a summary of project work completed at the end of the season.  Plans, prepares and presents educational talks in conjunction with volunteer service projects, with special emphasis on invasive species and river processes.  Presents similar programs to other groups, on request.  Rigs, operates and maintains boats and boating equipment under the direction of supervisor and river cache manager in a safe and responsible manner. Performs inventory and maintenance of equipment and supplies used for volunteer weed management projects under the direction of the botanist. Assists with river rescues, provides aid in emergency and minor medical situations, and reports law enforcement situations to appropriate law enforcement personnel.  Completes written reports on rescue, medical and enforcement incidents. Assists Research and Resource Management and Boating Program staff with research, resource management projects, river campsite maintenance, river logistics and related work, as needed, and when volunteer project schedule allows.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpack, tools, rescue equipment, etc.  This position can be physically demanding. You must be capable of hiking and working in rough terrain, safely lifting heavy loads (> 50 lbs), handling stressful emergency situations, camping in primitive backcountry conditions for several days at a time, and performing strenuous physical labor in hot weather, rain, snow, wind or other adverse environmental conditions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is performed in setting 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