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This a Permanent Full Time Seasonal Position Subject to Furlough (STF) located at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora, North Dakota.  The selectee will perform duties related to janitorial, grounds-keeping, buildings, and roads and trails maintenance.  You will be guaranteed at least 26 weeks of employment each year, with the remainder subject to non-work, non-pay time.  However, you may be authorized to work up to 48 weeks each year, depending upon workload and funding.  During periods of employment, the tour of duty is 40 hours per week.  Evening, Weekend, and Holiday work is also required. Review the complete job announcement to assure you have submitted all requested documentation.  Failure to submit ALL application materials may result in a low or ineligible rating.

NUMBER OF VACANCIES:  One position will be filled from this job opportunity announcement.

Anticipated entry on duty date: June, 2014.


This position is located in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The selectee performs duties related to janitorial, grounds-keeping, buildings, and roads and trails maintenance. Performs janitorial work in all buildings located within the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Operates sweepers, vacuums, floor polishers, carpet extractors and other mechanical and hand operated janitorial equipment. Performs a variety of minor building maintenance work such as preparing and painting of interior and exterior surfaces, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry repairs. Operates riding and push-type mowers, weed trimmers, chain saws, ATV's and motor vehicles. Performs a variety of grounds maintenance duties such as reseeding, mowing, fertilizing and watering lawns, trimming trees and hedges and general structural maintenance. Performs trail maintenance on walkways, paved and unpaved trails; and assists higher graded employees on building maintenance and road repair projects.  The work is performed both indoors and outdoors, often under adverse weather conditions. Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, standing and working in cramped positions and may involve some climbing. Work requires lifting and moving heavy items. Completes daily work accomplishment reports.

AREA INFORMATION:  Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located in the badlands of western North Dakota, and includes the Theodore Roosevelt Wilderness Area. The park consists of three separate units: South Unit, Elkhorn Ranch Unit, and North Unit. The colorful Little Missouri River badlands provide a scenic backdrop to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, which is home to a variety of plants and abundant wildlife, including bison, elk, wild horses, long horn steers, and bighorn sheep.

This position is based at the South Unit park headquarters in Medora, ND (population 100), located on I-94, 26 miles from the Montana line. Medora is a mostly seasonal town with a wider variety of services available from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  During the rest of the year, services are limited but include a U.S. Post Office, bank, restaurant, convenience store/gas station, and a few shops. The nearest medical facilities are located in Dickinson, ND, along 1-94, approximately 35 miles east of Medora.

Summers are warm and sunny with temperatures occasionally reaching 100 degrees F. Afternoon thunderstorms are common. Winters are invigorating, with temperatures sometimes reaching -35 degrees F. Skies are usually sunny. Snow is sporadic in the relatively dry climate, but heavy snow and blizzards are possible. For more information about the park go to For information about Dickinson, ND, go to and/or, and for information about Medora, ND, go to

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No