Job Overview

Summary

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

The HR Customer Services and Solutions group is currently accepting applications to fill up to (1) temporary positions at Rock Creek National Park, DC. 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: May 2015

http://www.nps.gov/rocr/planyourvisit/index.htm

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.
 
APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION.

Duties

Conducts independent research and presents programs, lectures, multi-media shows, structured and impromptu talks, and various other programs, both orally and/or in writing, about park resources and the riles for park usage, employing appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and interests of particular audiences. Duties may be performed on or off-site at location designated by the park e.g., visitor centers, campgrounds, historical sites, auditoriums, etc. suggest new topics, revisions, and other changes or improvements in the overall interpretive program.

Performs various administrative duties, e.g. scheduling, gathering routine information for reports, compilation of statistical data, etc. Assists the lead ranger in directing and coordinating the work of staff, volunteers, Student Conservation Association employees, and interns. The Ranger may train the volunteers, interns, etc.; observe their field work; and recommend award actions as appropriate. Assists in maintaining the park website and developing social media posts and other media.

Informs visitors about the life habits and behaviors of park fauna, with emphasis on behavior that may be potentially dangerous to visitors. Check on the measures campers and hikers take to avoid attracting or provoking dangerous animals. Educates visitors regarding activities that impact upon the preservation of natural and cultural resources, including issues dealing with visitor safety.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, etc.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderatediscomforts and unpleasantness, e.g., high or low temperatures, confined spaces or adverse weatherconditions.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No