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This is a temporary seasonal full time position, not to exceed 1039 hours, duty stationed at Voyageurs National Park, International Falls MN.

Due to current budgetary limitations and/or workload requirements, this position may be changed to a part-time or intermittent schedule during the period of employment at agency discretion. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.

Area Information: 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.

This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all US Citizens.

Number of Vacancies: Up to four (4) positions will be filled from this job opportunity announcement. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.

Anticipated entrance on duty date: April/May 2017


This is a temporary, full-time position stationed at International Falls, MN. You will spend your time on a variety of field biology tasks that may include water quality sampling, exotic plant/animal monitoring and management, wildlife research, vegetation studies, and general natural resource management. Some data entry/data management will also be integral to this position. Voyageurs National Park is a water-based park and travel by motorboat is required to conduct fieldwork. You will be expected to work in a variety of environmental conditions; weather can vary from near-freezing temperatures with rain and snow in May to hot and humid weather in late summer. You must be in good physical condition and able to hike one-way distances of up to 6 miles over rough terrain while carrying load of 50 pounds or more. Biting insects or other pests such as black flies, deer flies, mosquitoes, and ticks are common.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No