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    This position is located in Olympic National Park, in the Visitor and Resource Protection Division.

    Open to the first 75 applicants or until 09/20/2021 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

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    The incumbent serves as the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) Supervisor overseeing and coordinating the wilderness reservations and permit system, and Wilderness information and education in Olympic National Park. The incumbent manages a permit operation which issues approximately 9000 permits a year for the 900,000+ acres of wilderness. Duties include:

    • Plans and coordinates the wilderness reservations and permit system, wilderness web-site and handout information, and the implementation and management of the Bear Resistant Food Container Rental Program for 5 Wilderness Information Centers and 3 Visitor Center sites.
    • Provides training for all permit issuing staff and quality assurance oversight for use of reservation system QR codes or manual information input.
    • Performs data management for park-wide backcountry and climbing overnight use statistics and wilderness related fees and revenue. Prepares and provides public use data reports as requested.
    • Provides day to day operations and on-site direction for the WIC. Performing computer program maintenance and troubleshooting, employee training, plans for long and short term needs, and modifies and updates the reservations, permit, and food container system, forms and procedures.
    • Plans staffing requirements, equipment purchase and supply needs, and maintains awareness of budget constraints related to special use permits and cost recovery applicants. Manages an annual budget exceeding $600,000.
    • Develops and presents wilderness resource education programs and materials lectures and multi-media shows, to structured or informal groups.
    • Coordinates day to day wilderness information needs as well as making adjustments to information related to weather, fire or other events impacting wilderness travel and reservations.
    • Patrols wilderness areas. Assists the public with first aid and emergency response; advising and educating the public; monitoring public use and wilderness resource, and performance of light maintenance on campsites and trails. Skill in the use of map and compass, backcountry navigation, minimum impacting hiking and camping.
    • Educate, interpret and inform the public about the significant and rarity of park resources, conservation and ecologically sound practices and the law and regulations necessary to protect park resources and to provide a safe and non-resource impacting park experience.
    • Monitors non-NPS entities such as concessionaires and commercial activities in wilderness to ensure non-degradation of park resource and enhance visitor enjoyment.
    • Participates in emergency operations, providing emergency medical services to sick or injured employees or visitors at the Wilderness First Responder Level; performing Search and Rescue (SAR) and Wildland Fire operations to the level qualified, and participating in the Olympic National Park SAR Operations. Serves as a member of an in-park Incident Management Team to the level qualified.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613181800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.