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The HR Customer Services and Solutions group is currently accepting applications to fill up to (10) temporary positions at Voyageurs National 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: April 2017
Voyageurs National Park is a unique water-based park, comprised of 218,000 gorgeous acres of water and glacier carved, pine studded islands. The park is a four season destination, accessible by motorboats, kayaks, canoes, houseboats, snowshoes, cross country skis and snow machines. There are numerous hiking trails for beginners and for the most adventurous of hikers! Have you ever driven your vehicle on "hard water"? You can in Voyageurs, as winter ice roads are plowed and maintained on some of the lake surfaces within the park. It's just another way to experience one of America's most treasured national parks.
The park is nestled in the Minnesota Arrowhead Region, adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area and the Quetico. There are four lake gateways into Voyageurs, including Rainy Lake, Lake Kabetogama, Ash River Trail and Crane Lake. International Falls is the full service gateway community at the north entrance, offering a hospital, two medical clinics, shopping, school district, community college, movie theater, bowling alley, community center and a variety of churches. International Falls also serves as the gateway to Canada, so those who are visiting Voyageurs may also include a day trip of sightseeing in our sister city, Fort Frances, Ontario.
The primary work schedule of this temporary seasonal position will be full-time, however due to special projects and/or special events, this position may be changed to a part time or intermittent schedule during short periods of employment at the agency's discretion.
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.
Incumbent will work with Interpretation staff as a member of the Resource Education & Visitor Services Division. They will be responsible for staffing visitor entry and information desk, answers visitors questions, explains regulations, provides information, presents talks and leads tours relating to natural/cultural aspects of the park, operates the cooperating association bookstore (makes sales, assists with inventory stock, and keeps display area stocked and neat.) Assists volunteers and Student Conservation Association interns in the preparation of interpretive programs, completes forms for lost and found, takes reservations, keeps records on visitor statistics, operates and maintains audio-visual and other interpretive equipment. Other duties may include issuing Interagency passes, assisting with basic emergency response, as needed, performing roving contact, assisting with special events planning and activities, working on the parks website.
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. Extreme physical exertion may be required while performing search and rescue, wildland fire fighting and other emergency response duties.
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.