Topic ID #34827 - posted 2/9/2015 1:56 AM

Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-05 - Fort Stanwix National Monument, NY

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-05
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-FOST-15-1308811
SALARY RANGE:    $15.31 to $15.31 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, February 9, 2015 to Wednesday, February 18, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0025-05
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy in the following location:
Rome, NY 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 one temporary positions at Fort Stanwix National Monument. 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: April 2015
Fort Stanwix NM tells the story of over 300 years of our nation's history.  From trade and transportation, to the French and Indian and American Revolutionary Wars, to American Indian relations, the site's extensive and diverse story amazes all who come to explore.  Please visit our website,, to discover just how special the site is to the story of America.
The park is located within the City of Rome, NY in the heart of Central New York.  Rome is located approximately 2 hours south of the Adirondack Mountains, 3 hours east of Niagara Falls, and 4 hours west of New York City.  The area is filled with many exciting cultural, historical, and outdoor recreational opportunities. The weather can vary from snow in late spring to temperatures in the mid-to-high 90s in the summer.  For additional information about the area, please visit or
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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As an employee of the National Park Service at Fort Stanwix National Monument, you will independently present a variety of walks, talks, and tours about the vast military and cultural history of the site and surrounding area.  At the GS-5 park ranger level, you will be expected to conduct basic research on topics for use when providing various interpretive programs to our visiting public, have a basic understanding of the principles of interpretation, have solid public speaking skills, and have the ability to present a variety of programs to diverse groups.  In addition to the onsite visitor center and fort, the staff provides interpretive services at two additional New York State park sites a short distance away, Oriskany Battlefield and Steuben Memorial State Historic Sites.
At each of the staffed sites, work is performed both indoors and outdoors.  In addition to the interpretive programs, staff will work inside at one of the various visitor contact areas, including the main Visitor Center, providing orientation to the park and its programming, answering telephone inquiries, orientation to the area and other attractions, and staffing the cooperating association bookstore which includes operating a cash register and credit card machine, and associated accountability paperwork.  In addition, the park has an active living history program, requiring staff to work outdoors in 18th century clothing, with the potential of firing both muskets and artillery.
All selected candidates will be subject to a background investigation in order to determine suitability for federal employment.  Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year.  Appointments may be terminated at any time and can be extended if workload and funding allow.
Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license, and may require you to operate a government motor vehicle as part of your official duties in order to travel to offsite programs or alternate staffing locations.
Appointee may be assigned to work nights, early mornings, holidays, and weekends.  Occasional special programs require overtime  hours.  Government housing is not available at this site.
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.

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