Topic ID #34881 - posted 2/11/2015 4:04 AM

Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-05 - Katmai National Park, AK

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-05
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-KATM-15-1321789
SALARY RANGE:    $17.92 to $17.92 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 to Thursday, February 19, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0025-05
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy in the following location:
King Salmon, AK 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 1 temporary positions at Katmai 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: May 2015
King Salmon is the gateway to the Alaska Peninsula, and headquarters for Katmai National Park, a large, remote, wilderness park known for its abundant brown bears, world-class fly-fishing, and the famed “Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes,” an ash-filled valley formed during the 1912 eruption of Novarupta. Each summer, the communities of King Salmon and Naknek boom thanks to a tourism industry focused on outdoor recreation and the lucrative sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay. Visitors pass through King Salmon on their way to Katmai National Park and Preserve, the Alagnak Wild River, Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, Becharof and Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuges and numerous communities and fishing lodges along the peninsula.
King Salmon is a small community with basic amenities.  There is a small grocery store and several seasonal restaurants. The town has seasonal hotels/inns and there is a small clinic for minor medical treatment located in Naknek (15 miles away); major medical and dental facilities are available in Anchorage, AK. The cost of living in King Salmon is considered high due to its remoteness and the cost of bringing goods in. Daily commercial flights connect Anchorage with King Salmon; there is no connection to the road system other than the paved road between the communities of King Salmon and Naknek. Government housing is available in the seasonal dorm.
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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
Up to 10 nights per month
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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This is a temporary, seasonal interpretive position (May 3-September 30, 2015), not to exceed 1039 hours of employment per year. The duty station is in King Salmon, AK at the headquarters for Katmai National Park and Preserve.
Incumbent interprets scientific research activities happening throughout Katmai National Park and Preserve. Incumbent will communicate scientific research through the development of formal interpretive programs, informal interpretation at backcountry locations, coordination of community outreach projects, and on-line website and social media presence. Incumbent will assist in the development of research-related multi-media products.
This position will be primarily based at the park headquarters in King Salmon, AK, with extensive backcountry travel to remote locations. Backcountry work is conducted in every type of environmental condition including lots of biting insects, high winds, cold rain, and heat and in close proximity to large brown bears (with regular encounters within 50 yards). Average high temperatures range from 52-62 F and average lows range from 35-48 F during May-September. Backcountry travel will require the incumbent to work long hours on their feet, walking over uneven terrain (brush, pumice, beach sand) up to six miles daily with elevation changes of 1,000 feet while contacting visitors and answering questions about park resources.  Interpreters must have the ability to deal with visitors professionally in stressful situations.  Incumbent will work weekends, holidays, and evenings. Mandatory overtime is occasionally required.
For further information about the duties, contact ((see listing))
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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