Topic ID #34474 - posted 1/16/2015 2:05 AM

Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-05 - 4 vacancies, New River Gorge National River, WV

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-05
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-NERI-15-1285423
SALARY RANGE:    $15.31 to $15.31 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 to Tuesday, January 20, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0025-05
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    4 vacancies in the following location(s):
Lansing, WV View Map
Sandstone, WV View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
Experience your America by building a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. The National Park Service preserves unimpaired, the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
The HR Customer Services and Solutions is currently accepting applications to fill up to 4 temporary positions at New River Gorge National River. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: May, 2015
More than one employee may be hired through this announcement. The primary duty stations of these positions may be located at either the Canyon Rim Visitor Center or Sandstone Visitor Center of New River Gorge National River. The Canyon Rim Visitor Center, in the northern section of the park, is located approximately 2 miles north of Fayetteville, West Virginia, and 22 miles north of Beckley, West Virginia. The Sandstone Visitor Center, in the southern section of the park, is located approximately 10 miles north of Hinton, West Virginia, and 19 miles east of Beckley, West Virginia. Fayetteville, Beckley and Hinton offer a wide range of educational, medical, dental, hospital, and banking services, entertainment, and shopping. Major medical, shopping, educational, and other services can be found in Charleston, WV (60 miles west of Beckley). Housing for rent or purchase is available in cities and towns surrounding the park. Rental and purchase prices of housing are considered moderate. There are many options for outdoor recreation in the area, as well as a wide variety of enriching educational, cultural, artistic, and social activities.
This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens.
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
Not Required
U.S. Citizenship required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
Selective Service Registration if applicable.
Must possess or be able to obtain state issued driver's license.
Wearing a National Park Service uniform is required.
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Responsible for independently opening, staffing and closing a high use visitor center, providing answers to visitor questions concerning park and area orientation, park and area information, human history, natural history, and current issues. Provides visitors with opportunities for increased understanding and appreciation of NERI, GARI and BLUE. Explains the area's recreational opportunities, including NPS interpretive services, park trails, paddling and climbing areas, campgrounds, commercial facilities and services, events, etc. Distributes maps, brochures, and other printed material; provides directions and routes of travel through the park; and informs visitors of potential safety hazards. Answers inquiries concerning park resources, activities, program, policy and services.
Responsible for independently researching, preparing and presenting resource-based informal interpretive programs to diverse audiences. Programs address information and issues related to natural and cultural history of the New River Gorge region, including ecology, freshwater aquatic ecology, ornithology, botany, geology, and U.S. history. Incumbent may present demonstrations, slide shows or PowerPoint presentations and/or lead guided tours, walks or hikes. Provides roving informal interpretation at various park locations.
Incumbent staffs bookstore sales desk and presents National Park passes. Assists visitors in finding appropriate bookstore selections to meet their needs. Operates cash register and completes shift reports to verify money collected. Is accountable for stock sold and all machine transactions from the shift using journal and receipt tapes and a register of voided transactions. Safeguards funds collected and personal accountable stock. Helps keep bookstore and visitor center clean, organized, and well-stocked.
Assists others in safely planning and engaging in potentially high-risk recreational sports. Provides general planning information, safety suggestions and park regulations. Responsible for responding to emergencies either personally or via obtaining appropriate assistance, and for providing basic first aid.
Creates bulletin board displays, temporary exhibits, and other non-personal interpretive services. Creates interpretive props, worksheets, and other visual aids and written information. Assists with program administration, including record-keeping and correspondence. Works well with members of other divisions and is flexible and able to respond positively to changes in schedules and duties due to emergencies or other contingencies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, etc.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness, e.g., high or low temperatures, confined spaces or adverse weather conditions.

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