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    This position is with the USDA Forest Serivce, Alaska Region (R10), Tongass National Forest, Juneau Ranger District, located at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in Juneau, Alaska.

    For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact John Neary, Director of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center at (907) 789-6637 or you may email jneary@fs.fed.us.

    Please read the vacancy announcement thoroughly and follow all instructions to ensure proper consideration. If you are unable to apply on-line or have questions about the meaning of items in the vacancy announcement, please contact Human Resources Management at 1-877-372-7248.

    This is a permanent, seasonal position with 13 pay periods of guaranteed pay status and 13 pay periods of nonpay status each calendar year. Additional periods of work may be available, depending on budget and workload.

    Salary may be adjusted to include a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA). See the OPM website at: http://www.opm.gov/oca/cola/index.asp for additional information about the continuation of COLA after December 31, 2012.

    Employees who transfer to the Alaska Region from the continental United States (CONUS) are required to sign FS-R10-6500-0002, Initial Overseas Employment Agreement before the hiring process is complete. This form documents the employee’s agreement to serve 12 months in an overseas location in return for the Government’s agreement to pay all available transfer of station entitlements for the transfer to Alaska and at least a partially-funded return to the CONUS point of hire. Employees who transfer to another Government position will generally receive all available transfer of station entitlements.

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    The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is located on the Juneau Ranger District. In addition to the center there are parking lots, a bus shelter, a covered pavilion, information kiosk, restrooms, sidewalks, and several trails. Trails in the vicinity include Photo Point Trail, Steep Creek wildlife viewing trail, Trail of Time, East Glacier, Moraine Ecology, and the most popular trail on the Tongass National Forest, the Nugget Falls trail.

    With approximately 550,000 visitors each summer between May and September, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center complex is the most visited site in Alaska for its size, attracting a broad diversity of visitors from around the globe. An excellent understanding of interpretation and visitor services is required. These positions will be part of our team of permanent and temporary employees and volunteers who manage the Visitor Center and the surrounding recreation area.

    Duties include developing and delivering interpretive products (natural and cultural), leading interpretive talks, answering questions, operating a variety of audiovisual equipment, maintaining stock of environmental education materials, equipment, and supplies, providing orientation and regulatory information, monitoring activities of special use permits for recreational activities, and providing emergency response to injuries or search and rescues.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for trainings.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA/VRA and reinstatement eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corp eligibles; Resource Assistants; and eligibles for other Hiring Authorities.

    Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507507500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.