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.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All U.S. Citizens


This position is being advertised at the full performance level.

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This position is also being advertised for candidates with Merit Promotion eligibility (Status Candidates). It can be found on http://www.usajobs.gov. Search for Vacancy Announcement number NPS-NCR-NAMA-16-1554342-LRE, or by title/series and location.

This position is located in the Division of Interpretation and Education at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, DC.

National Mall and Memorial Parks contains some of the oldest park lands in the National Park Service. The lands of the National Mall and Memorial Parks include the Mall, extending from 3rd Street near the Capitol to 14th Street. The National Mall is the continuation of that space where park icons such as the Washington Monument, WWII and Lincoln Memorials stand, between the Potomac River and Capital Reflecting Pool. The park also includes some 156 reservations, circles, fountains and other open spaces, all of which serve as the nation's front yard. Ford's Theater, The House where Lincoln died, Potomac Park and Hains Point are also among the areas that constitute National Mall and Memorial Parks.

Responsibilities include a variety of tasks associated with visitor services and the use and monitoring of park resources.

This position is subject to furlough. Employee cannot be in a pay status for more than 24 pay periods in any service year. Incumbent will be placed in a non-pay status approximately two months per year.

Physical Demands: Work requires standing for long periods of time, walking for long distances, climbing and descending steep inclines, bending, and lifting moderately heavy items. Physical effort is required to climb up and down approximately 900 steps. May have to evacuate large groups down the stairs. Mental stress and physical fatigue occur due to high volume of personal contacts, emergency responses and repetitive nature of interpretive programs.

Work Environment: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors resulting in exposure to a variety of weather conditions. May conduct staircase and elevator tours in confined and cramped spaces that are up to 500 feet in elevation with limited or no view of the ground.

Duties

The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

The incumbent serves as a guide and provides quality customer service and pre-established interpretive talks. Interpretive services are of a repetitive nature and cover features that are largely self-explanatory and are easily observed and understood as to origin, development, form, and significance. Provide general information about other sites of public interest, facilities for public use, pertinent rules and regulation, and other matters designed to stimulate a sense of appreciation and thus encourage protection and preservation of the scenic, scientific, or historic features.

The Park Guide may also review permits, gather information from reporting parties concerning accidents/incidents within the park, perform assessments to familiarize self with area resources and maintain property inventory.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required for training or off-site meetings.

Relocation Authorized

  • No