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    The Pacific West Region is recruiting for summer seasonal Park Ranger (Wilderness/Trailhead), GS-0025-4/5 positions intended to assist permanent staff with wilderness trail patrol field work.

    Open to the first 150 applicants. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 EST on the 'applicant cut-off' date (which may be sooner than 02/08/2019) to be considered.

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    Multiple positions are being recruited in both Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and for the Interagency Visitor Center in Inyo County. Positions include:

    • GS-05 Wilderness Rangers: Sequoia and Kings Canyon NPs - stationed in wilderness
    • GS-05 Trailhead Lead: Sequoia NP (Mineral King, Lodgepole) and Kings Canyon NP (Cedar Grove, Grant Grove) with wilderness patrol
    • GS-04 Trailhead Rangers: Sequoia NP (Mineral King, Lodgepole) and Kings Canyon NP (Cedar Grove, Grant Grove) with wilderness patrol
    • GS-05 Trailhead Rangers: Bishop and Lone Pine, CA (Inyo County) with wilderness patrol.

    The Wilderness/Trailhead Ranger conducts multi-night wilderness trail patrols to inform the visiting public about park facilities and resources. Contacts visitors to ensure compliance with permit requirements provides education regarding wilderness use and safety, gains voluntary compliance with regulations and provides assistance to visitors to enhance safety and enjoyment of their park visit.

    The Trailhead Ranger writes permits and provides informal interpretative education regarding Leave No Trace, minimum impact restrictions, and other pertinent information. Collects and manages government funds in accordance with law and policy.

    Independently evaluates resource impacts by visitors, commercial use operators and administrative users. Mitigates resource impacts by rehabilitating campsites. Gathers field data to document resources status. Reports on conditions that show wilderness resources deterioration or takes remedial actions. Makes recommendations regarding methods to mitigate more significant resource impacts.

    Provides emergency medical treatment to visitors and employees at the EMR certification level (GS-5) or above. Serves as a member of all-risk operations, e.g. search and rescue, wildland fire, etc. Performs emergency transports to medical facilities or arranges for such transportation.

    Independently provides a full range of non-commissioned visitor and resource protection activities within assigned area and throughout the park. Performs light maintenance of campsites, remote ranger stations, trails, signs, and equipment. Directs and coordinates volunteers, Student Conservation Association employees, interns, community work crew doing park projects, and other non-federal employees whose assignments are seasonal or project in nature.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to meet work demands

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0025 Park Ranger

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523263500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.