Job Overview


About the Agency

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.

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Manages the Maritime History Program with the Maritime Administration (MARAD). Provides the Maritime History Program leadership and coordination. Formulates Servicewide strategies, goals and objectives. Acts as an advocate for and provides expertise relating to NPS maritime history in all of its forms including maritime landscapes, traditional cultural properties, ships, lighthouses, life saving stations, underwater resources, riverboats, inland lakes and canals, etc. Consults with and shares expertise with Federal and State agencies with maritime resources, such as the MARAD, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Coast Guard, Department of Defense and other agencies.

Position Location:  This position is located in the Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science Directorate, Office of the Associate Director, Stewardship and Science, Park History Program. The Program formulates and provides professional support for (1) internal historic research and education; (2) inventories of study and research needs; (3) historical research program standards and procedures; and (4) development and delivery of training related to National Park Service (NPS) history and historic preservation activities.

For specific area and housing information, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact:  Robert Sutton, Chief Historian, 202-954-2214. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No