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. For more information about the National Park Service, click National Park Service

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Students eligible for the Pathways Internship Program.  This is an excepted service appointment under the Pathway's Internship Program. The Intern appointment is an indefinite period to complete the educational requirement and may be eligible for consideration for conversion to a permanent or term appointment at the agency's discretion without further competition upon satisfactory completion of the program requirements. Conversion is not guaranteed and there is no expectation of making this position permanent or term.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program: 1) You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the institution (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum); and 2) Enrollment is with a qualifying educational institution such as a high school or state-approved home school; or accredited technical or vocational school; a 2 or 4 year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum; and 3) Students must be in good academic standing according to their institution, with a GPA of at least 2.0.

You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program. You must provide transcripts for every semester or term.

POSITION INFORMATION: This is full time in the summer and part-time during school. It is anticipated that the student will work 40 hours per week during the summer and between 16 and 32 hours per week during school. The hours can be adjusted based on the needs of the park and the needs of the student to attend school. This position is established to provide a meaningful employment opportunity in the Park Guide occupation. The employment opportunity may involve: specific administrative task/work assignments and a variety of activities and assignments and working with technical, administrative and professional staff in support of office programs and activities to gain practical work experience. The work involves giving talks, interpreting natural and historic features, answering questions, guiding tours, and providing miscellaneous services to visitors.

Duties

The Oklahoma City National Memorial works closely with the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation, which was created to administer the Memorial in cooperation with the National Park Service. The two components of the Memorial are the outside Symbolic Memorial, and a 30,000 square foot Interactive Learning Museum.

The major duties of the position are to present conducted programs such as walks, demonstrations, talks or special activities.  Provide assistance and/or initiate original input on revisions of interpretative materials, such as guidebooks, handouts, environmental education packet material and exhibits. Reply to oral and written inquiries about park resources and programs. On a daily basis, conduct formal presentations and informal contacts on the Memorial grounds. Respond to visitor inquiries, needs, and complaints; provide information about the site and surrounding areas. Provide interpretation of the site. 

For information about the job please contact Natasha Moore, Supervisory Park Ranger, at (405) 609-8862. 

Physical Demands & Work Environment: The work requires standing for long periods of time, walking for long distances, climbing and descending steep inclines, bending, and lifting moderately heavy items. Mental stress and physical fatigue occur due to high volume of personal contacts, occasional emergency responses, and repetitive nature of interpretive programs. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors resulting in exposure to a variety of weather conditions.

Area Information: The Oklahoma City National Memorial is a 3.3 acre Outdoor Symbolic Memorial built to remember "those who were killed, those who survived, and those changed forever" by the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The Memorial and Museum are owned by the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation. The National Park Service serves as a partner to the Foundation, staffing the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial. The Foundation staffs a 30,000 square foot Interactive Learning Museum, which takes the visitor through a timeline of events before and after the bombing. The National Park Service also partners with the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, which trains Federal, state, and local law enforcement in preventing future acts of terrorism. Oklahoma City is the state capital and the largest city in Oklahoma.  Its population is 579,999, while the metropolitan area includes 1,059,715 people.  Average daytime high temperatures vary from 36, in January, to 100 in July.  Winters are usually mild with an average annual snowfall of 3 inches.  Summers are typically hot with fairly high humidity.  There is a state sales tax.  Single family homes range from $36,000 to $359,000.  Highly rated hospitals churches, public recreation opportunities, and major universities are abundant throughout the metropolitan area.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to two nights per month may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No