Topic ID #34609 - posted 1/26/2015 12:56 AM

Park Guide, GS-04 - 2 vacancies, Vicksburg National Military Park, MS

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Guide, GS-0090-04
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-VICK-15-1293952
SALARY RANGE:    $13.68 to $13.68 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, January 26, 2015 to Wednesday, February 4, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0090-04
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    2 vacancies in the following location:
Vicksburg, MS 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 group  is currently accepting applications to fill up to 2  temporary positions at Vicksburg National Military 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: May 2015
Vicksburg National Military Park was established to commemorate the 1862-63 Campaigns for and Siege of Vicksburg, so that current and future generations will learn the story of this crucial military action and also understand appreciate the ultimate sacrifices made by the men who fought and died there, and the intricate relationships between the historical, cultural and natural resources of the park. For more information please visit
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.
Occasional Travel
Occasional travel will be 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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Incumbent will work as a member of the Interpretive Ranger section at Vicksburg National Military Park, who are entrusted with facilitating the connection between the visitor and the park's resources and story through interpretive walks, talks, demonstrations and other visitor services. The position is designed to facilitate visitor understanding of the historical, cultural and natural resources of the park, further visitor enjoyment of the park and its resources, and to encourage visitors to develop a sense of stewardship for park resources. Duties will be accomplished through formal and informal presentations, costumed interpretation and weapons demonstrations with the summer Living History program. Primary duties will include: operation of the two main visitor centers, including sales and the operation of a cash register; response to visitors' inquiries for information, direction and guidance; assistance with lost articles, car trouble, and first aid; operation and maintenance of audio-visual equipment, assistance with maintenance and inventory of supplies; performance of minor maintenance duties to ensure a clean, safe work area; and assist other staff in the performance of routine paperwork.
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.  Extreme physical exertion may be required while performing search and rescue, wildland fire fighting and other emergency response duties.
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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