WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All qualified U.S. Citizens and eligibles under CTAP or ICTAP.Learn more about this agency
These positions are located in Shenandoah National Park, in the Interpretation and Education Division. Please visit find a park for additional park information.
These are Full-Time temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours (about 6 months) in a service year. Positions may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Shenandoah National Park is April - October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: mid-April 2018
Positions may be filled at either the GS-5 level or the GS-7 level. GS-5 pay is $16.00 per hour; GS-7 pay is $19.82 per hour.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.
- Present (and/or develop and present) in-park and offsite environmental and curriculum-based education programs for kindergarten through high school students following established themes, learning objectives, curriculum requirements, and guidelines and utilizing teaching methods appropriate to each grade level.
- Present (and/or develop and present) learning activities that encourage critical thinking and problem-solving and connect students with the park resources. Conducts basic research and assists in the writing, review, and evaluation of education program learning objectives, lesson plans, and resource materials.
- Assist with the presentation (and/or assist with the planning and presentation) of training workshops for elementary and secondary teachers, other non-formal educators, and park staff.
- Create program props, worksheets, handouts, other audio/visual aids, and computer-generated presentations to enhance education and interpretive programs. Conduct basic research to develop and present in-park and offsite resource-based interpretive and education programs for the public including community outreach programs and events.
- Present (and/or develop and present) special emphasis or seasonal children's programs such as Junior Rangers, summer school, and youth service learning camps.
- Assist with presentation of temporary exhibits, internet, social media, live webcasts, or other computer interactive technology for education programming.
- Assist with day-to day operation of the education program including answering phones, record keeping, internal communications, correspondences, and materials maintenance and storage.
- Research, develop, and present resource-based interpretive programs for the public during peak visitation periods or if staff shortages occur. Contacts park visitors through informal roving assignments and at visitor centers and responds to visitor questions, emergencies, or other needs by phone, email, or in person. Answers inquiries concerning park resources, program goals, curriculum content, and scheduling of the full array of education and public programs and services offered by the park.
- In addition to the above ("and/or" reference), GS-07 positions also:
- Assist with the development and implementation of internet-based distance learning education programs including webcasts and interactive, multimedia virtual field trips, videos, and student activities.
- Prepares and leads sessions at training workshops.
- Develop and present in-park and offsite special request programs for groups from kindergarten to adult audiences including, community outreach programs, and events.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…U.S. Citizens
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