Topic ID #34584 - posted 1/23/2015 2:07 AM

Park Guide, GS-04 - 4 vacancies, Colonial National Historical Park, VA



Jennifer Palmer

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Job Title:Park Guide, GS-0090-04
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-COLO-15-1290527
SALARY RANGE:    $13.68 to $13.68 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Friday, January 23, 2015 to Thursday, February 5, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0090-04
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    4 vacancies in the following location(s):
Jamestown, VA View Map
Yorktown, VA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:    No
JOB SUMMARY:
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 Colonial National Historical Park. 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 extension if workload and funding allow. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April, 2015
Colonial National Historical Park is located in the Virginia Tidewater Region between the James and York Rivers, and is approximately 3 hours south of Washington, DC. The park, consisting of 8,677 acres, administers two of the most historically significant sites in English North America. Historic Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America in 1607 and Yorktown Battlefield, the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War in 1781.  These two sites represent the beginning and end of English colonial America, and are connected by the 23-mile scenic Colonial Parkway. Colonial NHP has a variety of natural resources including extensive wetlands, forest, fields, shorelines and streams, as well as rare, threatened and endangered plants and animals. The nearby cities of Williamsburg, Newport News, and Hampton offer a wide variety of rental units and residences for sale or rent, as well as other municipal services, including schools and colleges.
 
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. 
 
APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION.
TRAVEL REQUIRED
Not Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
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.
DUTIES:
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As a Park Guide at the Yorktown Battlefield, this position is within the Historical Interpretation and Preservation Division (HIP) at Colonial National Historical Park (COLO). The primary duties of this position relate to resource orientation, information dissemination, and performing interpretation operations and presentations. Provides accurate information to visitors concerning COLO and other area attractions. Explains the area's historical and recreational opportunities, including interpretive services and concession operations; distributes maps, brochures and other printed materials, informs visitors of potential safety hazards; and provides directions and routes of travel through the park and surrounding area. Conducts historical research relating to the American Revolution and Yorktown stories with guidance from supervisor or interpretation rangers, drafting interpretive outlines for programs, and presenting basic interpretive programs on the significance and history of Yorktown. Provides onsite interpretation of historic structures.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing for long periods of time, walking for distances up to six miles daily, climbing and descending steep inclines, bending, and lifting moderately heavy items in a repetitive motion is required. Mental stress and physical fatigue occur due to high volume of personal contacts, occasional emergency responses, and repetitive nature of interpretive programs.  
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed indoors at the visitors center as well as in outdoor areas resulting in exposure to extreme temperatures, rain, snow, wind and direct sunlight.

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