There is no promotion potential as these are temporary positions. Positions will be filled at the GS-05 and/or GS-07 level.Learn more about this agency
Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.
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.
The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for this position is April - October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding.
River rangers perform both solo and multi-boat patrols on the Yampa and the Green River from Lodore and Deerlodge to the Split Mountain take-out. They are responsible for checking rafting permits; evaluating concession-run raft trips; safety checks on private raft permit holders; river campground monitoring and maintenance; rescue and communications; river and rafting safety education and information; cooperation with other divisions, including Resource Management; transportation of staff along river corridors for orientation and job-related functions; maintenance of park rafts and the river cache; and other duties as assigned. Drives a truck/trailer to the put-ins at Deerlodge and Lodore to drop off river rangers and gear, gear repair. Assists in search and rescue operations.
The GS-07 position also oversees the river cache and boat house including inventory and performs more training and mentoring roles.
Limited park housing is available. The employee will spend the majority of the time camping solo along the river corridors and must be prepared to camp and row up to class V rapids in inclement weather.
Dinosaur National Monument is a spectacular 210,000-acre park with a diverse array of terrain, flora, fauna and recreational opportunities. Dinosaur contains the most complete geologic record of any national park area, including an internationally renowned display of Jurassic-era dinosaur fossils. Cultural resources span 11,000 years of human habitation. The wild rapids and magnificent scenery found in the canyons carved by the Green and Yampa rivers provide a true wilderness whitewater experience. The Yampa is the last remaining large tributary in the Colorado River system that still retains its free-flowing character. Dinosaur National Monument contains more than 186,000 acres of recommended wilderness and 4,000 acres of potential wilderness additions. Please visit our website at www.nps.gov/dino for more information.
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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