Topic ID #34611 - posted 1/26/2015 12:58 AM

Park Guide, GS-05 - few vacancies, Boston National Historical Park, MA



Jennifer Palmer

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Job Title:Park Guide
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:NESHRO-KA-1310236-15-47
SALARY RANGE:    $34,922.00 to $45,401.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, January 26, 2015 to Friday, January 30, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0090-05
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:05
DUTY LOCATIONS:    Few vacancies in the following location:
Boston, MA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Q - Nonsensitive
SUPERVISORY STATUS:    No
JOB SUMMARY:
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, click National Park Service.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all United States citizens.
POSITION INFORMATION: This is a permanent full time position.

TRAVEL REQUIRED
Not Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
U.S. Citizenship Required
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
NPS uniform required.
DUTIES:
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Incumbent serves as a Park Guide at Boston National Historical Park located in Boston, MA.  Incumbent assists visitors make meaningful connections with some of the most important places in American history.  Boston National Historical Park seeks a Park Guide to develop and present programs about events leading up to America's War for Independence and the siege of Boston, based on the park's interpretive themes.  We are seeking self-motivated individuals who personally connect with people, have strong communication skills, and who share our passion for America's national parks, historic sites, and has experience creating excellent interpretative talks and tours.  The Park Guides actively work with visitors who vary in age, ethnicity, learning styles, investment of time, prior knowledge, and interests to provide opportunities for the visitor to gain a deeper appreciation of the park's history.
Park Guides will independently present a variety of talks, tours and education programs and respond to visitor questions.  Presentations generally range between 20-60 minutes and support the park's themes.  While staffing visitor contact stations, Park Guides provide park orientation, informal interpretation and visitor safety.
The Park Guide will work closely with lead Park Rangers to create brochures, waysides, web content and other informational/interpretive materials needed to assist visitors.
The Park Guide must have both knowledge of American history and interpretation.  The incumbent should enjoy working with and serving the public, have excellent judgment, tact and communication skills, and be calm, reliable, flexible, detail oriented, and able to multi-task.  
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: Must be able to work weekends and holidays on a regular basis and work evenings as needed.  Park Guides must be able to walk long distances between historic sites on uneven sidewalks and cobblestone surfaces to conduct guided programs. Park Guides must be cable of standing for long periods of time on hard surfaces such as concrete floors and steel decks.
AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Boston National Historical Park is located in the heart of the capital of Massachusetts in a city with a populations of approximately 646,000.  Greater Boston is home to 4.5 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the country.
The park facilitates over five million visitor contacts annually.  It is comprised of some of America's most well-known historical sites including Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown Navy Yard and Dorchester Heights Monument.  Seven of the sites are along Boston's Freedom Trail which connects a total of 16 sites of great historical significance along a three mile walking route through Downtown Boston and Charlestown.  The park has two Visitor Centers: one in Faneuil Hall and one in the Charlestown Navy Yard.  All sites can be reached by public transportation.
Boston's weather can be quite variable.  Spring/Fall weather can fluctuate from warm weather to cold and rainy.  Snow can occur as late as April.  Summer weather is quite hot and humid particularly in August.  Though not common, the area can be impacted by blizzards or hurricanes.
Housing is expensive.  The Boston area has an active rental market.  The park is located in the heart of Boston which is widely served by public transportation in the form of subways, buses, commuter rail, and harbor ferries.

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