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    The HR Customer Services and Solutions group is currently accepting applications to fill up to (1) temporary position(s) at Cane River Creole National Historic Park. 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: January 2017

    This position is located at Cane River Creole National Historical Park.  The Park is located in northwest Louisiana near Natchitoches, Louisiana.  The park consists of two non-contiguous plantations ten miles apart, totaling 62 acres, with 67 historic buildings including slave/tenant quarters, two stores, historic barns and sheds, historic agricultural setting with significant cultural landscapes at both plantations.  Natchitoches is within five hours traveling time from five major metropolitan areas (New Orleans, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansas; Jackson, Mississippi; and Houston, Texas).  Natchitoches has a population of 20,000 with services and shopping facilities all conveniently located.  Northwestern State University is located in Natchitoches.  Normal temperatures range from 43 degrees to 91 degrees with average rainfall of 63 inches.  NO GOVERNMENT HOUSING AVAILABLE.

    The duty station will be the Oakland Plantation, in Natchez, Louisiana (approximately 10 miles from the city of Natchitoches, Louisiana).

    More information about Cane River Creole National Historical Park can be found at www.nps.gov/cari.

    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. 


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    The primary purpose of this position is to provide guide services to visitors.  This includes conducting programs, interpreting the diverse cultural history and historic features, guiding tours, answering questions, and providing miscellaneous services to visitors.  Answers a wide variety of visitor questions that arise from diverse origins, including visitor observation, interest or the nature of the programs.  The answers to these questions require explanation and description of the background of the events and the introduction and discussion of an extensive body of facts, events, personalities, and circumstances.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing for long periods of time, walking for distances up to six 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 interpretive programs. 

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed indoors at the visitors center as well as in outdoor areas resulting in exposure to extreme temperatures, rain, snow, wind and direct sunlight. 

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/455891100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.