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    Summary

    These are temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. The positions may be filled at either the GS-5 level or the GS-7 level.
    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: 04/14/2019

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    Responsibilities

    • Present environmental and curriculum-based education programs for kindergarten through high school students following established themes, learning objectives, curriculum requirements, and guidelines, utilizing teaching methods appropriate to each grade level.
    • Lead learning activities that encourage critical thinking and problem-solving that 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 of training workshops for formal and 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.
    • Present special emphasis or seasonal children's programs such as Junior Rangers, summer school, and youth service learning camps.
    • 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.

    In addition to the above, 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.
    • Prepare and lead 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.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523221200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.