Topic ID #34699 - posted 2/2/2015 2:24 AM

Park Guide, GS-04 - 2 vacancies, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, MO



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-OZAR-15-1317459
SALARY RANGE:    $13.55 to $13.55 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, February 2, 2015 to Tuesday, February 17, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0090-04
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Eminence, MO View Map
Van Buren, MO 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 2 temporary positions at Ozark National Scenic Riverways. 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
Ozark National Scenic Riverways is located in the heart of the Ozark Highlands of Missouri, in the southeastern portion of the state on the Current and Jack's Fork Rivers.  The park features 134 miles of crystal clear, spring-fed rivers that are flanked by scenic bluffs and numerous springs and caves. Recreational opportunities abound and include canoeing, "tubing", fishing, and swimming.  Hiking and mountain biking trails are plentiful in the area.
The duty station for the position/s are in Eminence, Missouri.  Limited shopping, medical, and dental services are available.  For more shopping, medical services, dental services, and entertainment, Salem, Missouri is approximately 40 miles north of Eminence.  Summers are hot and humid.
For more information about the Park visit our website:  www.nps.gov/ozar.
For more information about Missouri visit our state website:  www.visitmo.com.
 
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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Park Guide– Interpreters connect people to parks. They play a key role in ensuring that visitors have meaningful, satisfying, and safe park experience, help visitors decide how to spend their time in the park, and inform them about the wonders that await their discovery. Park Guide – Interpreters help visitors explore the many dimensions of parks by introducing them to a variety of perspectives. By providing the opportunity for visitors to care about the places they visit, they promote stewardship and the opportunity for those visitors to care for park resources.
National parks are among the most remarkable places in America for recreation, learning, and inspiration. The work done by Park Guide – Interpreters through effective interpretation and educational programs encourages the development of a personal stewardship ethic and broadens public support for preserving and protecting park resources, so that they may be enjoyed by present and future generations.
The position/s serve as front-line representative/s of the National Park Service by meeting and greeting the visiting public. Incumbent/s conduct interpretive talks, walks, tours, evening amphitheater programs, and children's programs for the public relating to park themes, utilizing prepared research and documents. The position/s operate visitor contact stations and provide visitors with park and local information, directions, and respond to inquiries. Incumbent/s assist with park special events. Duties require use of audio/visual equipment, interpretive equipment, computers, and park vehicles. Much of the work is done outside in hot, humid conditions, or in caves. Biting insects are common.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing for long periods of time, walking for distances up to three 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.
OTHER INFORMATION: No housing is available.

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