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    The HR Customer Services and Solutions group is currently accepting applications to fill up to 9 temporary positions for the Southeast Utah Group. 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.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: April, 2016

    The Southeast Utah Group is comprised of two National parks and two National monuments: Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, and Natural Bridges National Monument.

    Headquarters offices for Canyonlands and Arches National Parks are located in Moab, Utah. A town of approximately 6,000 residents sitting at a 4,000 foot elevation, Moab provides all basic amenities including doctors, dentists, hospital, schools (K-12), churches, and shopping.

    Arches National Park (ARCH) contains the world's largest concentration of natural stone openings. Arches, spires, balanced rocks, canyons and fins of colorful red rocks are set against the dramatic backdrop of the La Sal Mountains, rising to over 12,000 feet in elevation. Temperatures in spring and fall are mild, but summer temperatures are hot and often exceed 100F.  Opportunities to hike, bike, run rivers, rock climb, cycle, and motor-recreate are numerous and varied.

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    Position serves as a Visitor Services Assistant at Arches National Park, Division of Interpretation and Visitor Services.

    The primary purpose of this position is to provide informational and orientation services to park visitors at the most congested areas of the park. The work involves maximizing available parking, informing visitors of alternative locations within the park when lots are full, providing relevant safety messages, and protecting roadside vegetation and road shoulders from damage.

    Work is primarily performed outdoor areas resulting in exposure to extreme temperatures, rain, snow, wind, and direct sunlight.

    Standing for long periods of time, walking for distances up to ten miles daily, climbing and descending steep inclines, bending and lifting moderately heavy items in a repetitive motion is required.  Mental stress and physical fatigue occur due to high volume of personal contacts, occasional emergency responses, and repetitive nature of visitor center work.   Extreme physical exertion may be required while performing search and rescue, and other emergency response duties.

    Required to properly wear the NPS Service uniform.

    Occasional travel may be required.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 night per month may be required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428251600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.