Job Overview


About the Agency

Who may apply:  All U.S. Citizens

The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of all Americans.  Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country's outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.

Experience your America and build 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.

This is a full-time TERM appointment, NTE 13 months with the potential to be extended up to 4 years.

Number of Vacancies:  We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.

Full Performance Level: GS-07

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The incumbent will work in the division of Interpretation and Education at Pinnacles National Park. They will serve as the park’s Visual Information Specialist. Duties performed will include managing the development of a variety of information materials from the conceptual stage through production. Produce layouts for annual reports, technical reports, posters, site bulletins, maps and slides. Prepare graphic and visual presentations and products using electronic and print services. Work with scientists and resource managers to identify specific visual information needs. Manipulate digital images for printed materials and internet pages. Employ universal design concepts to meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The incumbent will be able to utilize desktop publishing systems (Macintosh or PC systems) and software applications e.g. InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, etc. Use of graphic editing (such as Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, or Illustrator) software to create complex graphics such as trails, maps and graphs. They will also be able to speak fluently and write fluently in Spanish. The incumbent will also work with video and audio production, and will have experience recording and editing voice tracks to communicate effectively. Use video camera and digital video editing applications to create online video. They will oversee the park’s social media program. And will provide occasional interpretive programming.

Position Location:  Pinnacles National Park/Paicines, CA.  Pinnacles National Park is located in California’s Central Coast region of the Gabilan Mountain Range east of the Salinas Valley.  The park’s 27,000 acres, with over 16,000 acres of designated wilderness, has at its core rock formations of an ancient volcanic field that originated 200 miles southeast as it crept along the San Andreas Fault over the past 23 million years or so. The surrounding landscape is largely chaparral with areas of oak grasslands.  Beyond the boundaries are working landscapes for ranching and agricultural operations that still support this rural part of California and uphold dark night skies.  Elevations range from 824 to 3304 feet and temperature extremes range from 15 degrees in winter to over 110 degrees in summer. While administrative duties are performed in an office setting, the balance of duties takes place throughout the park with exposure to the climate prevailing at the time, including extremes of temperature and moisture.  The position is located at the eastside park headquarters in Paicines, CA.  Nearest communities for shopping, doctors, hospitals, and other amenities are Hollister (40 miles, population 34,400), King City (40 miles, population 11,000), Gilroy (65 miles, population 41,400), Salinas (70 miles, population 151,000), and Monterey (90 miles, population 30,000).
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For specific area and housing information, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact:  Nichole Andler, Chief of Interpretation, 831-389-4486 x 265. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No