This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor.
Physical Demands: Some assignments require sedentary work, but the majority necessitate strenuous exertion, including scuba diving, swimming, boat operation, mechanic and electrical machinery operations, stooping, standing, walking, climbing, bending, carrying heavy objects, and exposure to sun, wind, and rain and rough seas. Some activities will occur in physically dangerous areas or settings. Incumbent will be expected to engage in diving operations for potentially hazardous underwater environments classified by the Office of Personnel Management as hazardous duty. Documentary research and report writing work are sedentary, which entails the ability to concentrate and write for long periods of time.
Working Conditions: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. Virtually all field duties will be performed outdoors in all kinds of weather. Incumbent must be able to prepare for, and cope with, uncomfortable weather and living conditions. Submerged cultural resource survey work requires extensive exposure to weather and salt water and oceanic fauna, some of which sting, bit and can cause injury. Field assignments involve travel from main duty station with exposure to adverse weather conditions, temperature extremes and hazards associated with boat operations in remote open water environments and diving. Travel assignments may entail extended periods (e.g. 30-90 days) away from home and family and typical yearly travel demands may be on the order of 3-7 months, depending upon park and project demands. Incumbent will live in a variety of commercial and park housing situations, or on vessels offshore during fieldwork. These living situations may be cramped, crowded, and uncomfortable for days or weeks at a time. Often few amenities are available for considerable length of time.
The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
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