These positions are located in Shenandoah National Park, in the Natural & Cultural Resources Division. Shenandoah National Park is located in Virginia, approximately 90 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. The park consists of approximately 197,000 acres of land, including 80,000 acres designated as wilderness. It also contains 105 miles of Skyline Drive and 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Annual visitation is around 1.3 million, which has direct and extensive economic impact on the surrounding area (eight counties and nine municipalities). The park's natural, cultural and recreational resources are of vital interest to local and regional businesses, political leaders, conservation and outdoor recreation organizations, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please visit find a park for additional park information.Learn more about this agency
These positions 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: late April 2018.
PLEASE NOTE: The National Park Service's (NPS) policy on Less than 1040 appointments (also known as temporary seasonal appointments) has changed. Your service history will be reviewed to ensure compliance with current NPS Less than 1040 policy prior to you being offered a position in the Northeast Region.
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.
Performs routine trail maintenance, rehabilitation and construction of graded foot and horse trails. Work includes building, repairing, and maintaining erosion control structures, retaining walls, and tread surface and re-blazing of trails; park boundary line maintenance, removal of vegetation growth and fallen rock and tree obstructions from trails. The trails may include ADA accessible trails with special surfaces, trails in high visitor use areas, foot and horse use trails in remote backcountry areas and trails in designated Wilderness areas. Trail work is performed with a variety of hand tools including shovels, picks, swing blades (grass whip), McLeods, pulaskis, rock bars, cross-cut saws, wheelbarrows, grip hoist, etc. and small power equipment such as chainsaws, weed trimmers, rock drills and jack hammers.
The position requires frequent strenuous activity. Selectees are required to hike up to 12 miles per day over steep, rough and uneven mountainous terrain into backcountry work sites while carrying work tools. At least ninety percent of work is performed in an outdoor setting.
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