Topic ID #34617 - posted 1/26/2015 1:07 AM

Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-05 - 5 vacancies, Crater Lake National Park, OR

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-05
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-CRLA-15-1289590
SALARY RANGE:    $15.31 to $15.31 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, January 26, 2015 to Friday, January 30, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0025-05
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    5 vacancies in the following location:
Crater Lake, OR View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Q - Nonsensitive
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 5 temporary positions at Crater Lake National 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 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: June 2015
Crater Lake National Park is located in southern Oregon at the crest of the Cascade Mountain Range. It protects the deepest lake in the United States. Fed entirely by rain and snow, the lake is considered to be the cleanest large body of water in the world. The water is exceptional for its clarity and intense blue color. The lake rests inside a caldera formed 7,700 years ago when a 12,000 foot tall volcano collapsed following a major eruption. The eruption may have been the largest in North America in the past 640,000 years. Today, the lake and its surrounding old-growth forests harbor a variety of interesting life forms, including rare plant and animal species. The area also has a rich human history, from the American Indians who witnesses the big eruption, to the prospectors who stumbled across the lake in the 1850s, to the citizens who campaigned for the lake's protection in the 1880s, to the scientists who explored the depths of the lake by submarine in the 1980s.  Established in 1902, Crater Lake National Park is enjoyed by almost 500,000 visitors annually.
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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Interpreters are responsible for researching, preparing, and presenting a wide variety of interpretive and educational programs. Program topics include natural and cultural history, geology and volcanology, park issues including lake research, fire management and wildlife management, and critical resource issues such as global climate change. Programs include narrated boat tours and trolley tours, short formal talks, formal illustrated campfire programs, narrated boat tours, guided walks/hikes, on-and off-site educational programs, roving-informal interpretation, step-on narrated bus tours and more. Staff operate audio-visual equipment and park radios. These positions also staff visitor information centers, stock site bulletins and other informational materials, and respond to telephone, mail, and e-mail information requests; providing informal interpretation and information about the park and surrounding areas. Interpretation at Crater Lake NP requires the individual to have the ability to do strenuous hikes at elevations ranging from 6,000 to 9,000 feet, and the ability to work in oftentimes inclement weather conditions including summer thunder, lightning, and rain/snow storms. Seasonal training in a variety of subjects including interpretation, geology, lake ecology, forest ecology, human history, CPR, First aid, and boating safety will be conducted during the first weeks of the summer season.
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.
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS: Mandatory drug-test before entering on duty is required. These positions serve as crew members during boat tours and therefore are required drug testing positions under United States Coast Guard rules.

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