• Videos

  • Help



    This position is located in Big Bend National Park, in the Division of Science and Resource Management.

    This is a Career/Career-Conditional Full-time appointment.

    Learn more about this agency


    - The Maintenance Work Supervisor for Trails is directly responsible for the direct hiring and supervision of trails staff, to facilitate all trail construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation work and trail and backcountry campsite asset management in both wilderness and non-wilderness portions of Big - Bend National Park and Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River. The incumbent and his/her direct reports will also perform maintenance, rehabilitation, and restoration work on other natural and/or cultural resources in the wilderness and backcountry areas of the parks, in coordination with other park programs and planning documents.
    - Works with the Interdisciplinary Wilderness Coordinator (supervisor) to assist Park Managers in setting the vision and direction for the Trails Branch for short and long term planning.
    Provides instruction in daily work assignments including the maintenance, rehabilitation and construction of stone masonry trail walls, steps, tread, bridges, stairs, rails, and drainages in both wilderness and non-wilderness portions of Big Bend National Park and Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River.
    - Oversees the logistics and management of a stock program (i.e. mule), to facilitate all trail maintenance and rehabilitation, and trail condition assessments and maintenance of compost toilets.
    - Utilize a variety of online programs/systems, that include the Facility Management Software System (FMSS), Project Scoping Tool (PST), Work Kiosk, Asset Management Reporting System (AMRS), Asset Priority Index (API), Facility Condition Index (FCI), as well as budget and compliance via the Project Management Information System (PMIS), and The Planning, Environment & Public Comment (PEPC) systems.
    - Utilizes software and hardware such as Apple Computers and MacOS software to utilize Computer Aided Design (CAD) software in conjunction with Computer Numeric Controlled Plasma Cutting Machine, for the creation of signs for park/trail uses.
    - Provides instruction related to basic metal fabrication techniques related to signs, coral fences, metal building, and interpretive sign frames to staff.

    Area information:

    Housing may be available.

    Big Bend National Park encompasses 801,000 acres of Chihuahuan Desert with varied scenery and diversity of plant and animal life. The park community consists of 250 people, including employees of the NPS, Concession, Border Patrol, Postal Service, School, and their families living in 4 housing areas; Panther Junction (PJ), Chisos Basin, Castalon, and Rio Grande Village. A state-accredited elementary school (K-8) is located at Panther Junction. The park has a post office, gas stations, camper stores, restaurant, and lodge.

    Recreational opportunities include hiking, bird watching, photography, backcountry camping, bicycling, and river rafting. An active employee/community association sponsors social events throughout the year.

    Elevation in the park varies from 7825 to 1850 ft. The climate is generally pleasant with hot summers (90-110+ degrees F.) and mild winters (30-50 degrees F.).

    Terlingua (a small town 24 miles away from PJ) has a state-accredited high school (no bus service), lodging, restaurants, hardware store, small grocery and gift stores, churches and a bank. Lajitas has limited shopping, lodging, restaurants, golf course and churches. Alpine, Texas (100 miles from PJ) has most necessities, including supermarkets, variety of stores, a hospital, pharmacies, churches, a movie theater, and a university. The nearest larger cities are Midland/Odessa (225 miles) and El Paso (325 miles).

    Please visit our website for more information at: https://go.nps.gov/bigbendareainfo

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    4749 Maintenance Mechanic

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/608877600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.