Job Overview


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 about the National Park Service, click

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.

This recruitment will be used to fill seasonal appointments.  These appointments are not to exceed 1039 hours, although positions may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.


The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Natural Resource Program Manager on all aspects of natural resource stewardship at Boston Harbor Islands NRA, including field and office work.  Specific program areas include invasive plant control, biological monitoring, community-based volunteer programs, and providing natural resource information to staff and partners.  The work involves collecting and organizing field data.  Ensuring adequate quality control of data collected.  Performing routine and recurring testing of collected samples, recording all data collected and providing preliminary assessment and classification of the information.  Evaluate observed conditions and problems and make preliminary determination on the cause of problems noted.  Assists in the preparation of reports, plans and guidelines.   Provide logistical support and area orientation.  Installing operating and maintaining resource management equipment (e.g., tools, traps, and sampling, monitoring, photographic and laboratory equipment).  The work also involves coordinating public programs, carrying tools and materials to field sites, and frequent transit on small landing crafts.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, walking, and bending often required.  Heavy items (e.g., packs and equipment up to 50 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in an office, laboratory, and/or in a field.  Field work includes exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects.


Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area was established in 1996 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts, encompassing both the north and south shore communities around Boston.  Its purpose is to preserve for public use and enjoyment of the 34 islands and waters comprising the Park, which is spread over a 50 square mile area.  Boston Harbor Islands is significant for containing - within close proximity of a major urban population - a complex array of cultural and natural resources and opportunities for a broad range of recreation, from water sports to tours of historic forts.  The Park includes three National Historic Landmarks, and contains the only cluster of island drumlins in North America.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Less than 25% travel

Relocation Authorized

  • No