Topic ID #34883 - posted 2/11/2015 4:06 AM

Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-05/07 - 20 vacancies, ID/OR

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-05/07
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-CRMO-15-1326743
SALARY RANGE:    $15.31 to $18.96 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 to Wednesday, February 18, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0025-05/07
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    20 vacancies in the following location(s):
Arco, ID View Map
Hagerman, ID View Map
Spalding, ID View Map
Joseph, OR View Map
Kimberly, OR View Map
More Locations  (5)
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.
The HR Customer Services and Solutions group is currently accepting applications to fill up to 20 temporary positions at Craters of the Moon NMP, Hagerman Fossil Beds NM, John Day Fossil Beds NM, Lake Roosevelt NRA, Minidoka NHS, Nez Perce NHP, Whitman Mission NHS.  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
Individual duty stations vary by park site. Please click on the following lings for more information about each park:
Craters of the Moon NMP:
Hagerman Fossil Beds NM:
John Day Fossil Beds NM:
Lake Roosevelt NRA:
Minidoka NHS:
Nez Perce NHP:
Whitman Mission NHS:
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.
Wearing a National Park Service uniform is required.
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Interpretation and Education Rangers work with diverse audiences in a variety of park settings that include grasslands and coniferous forests ecosystems, work may also be performed at cultural sites, and in significant geological and Paleontological areas. As communication professionals, interpreters are responsible for developing and presenting a variety of programs including guided walks, illustrated talks (PowerPoint amphitheater and campfire programs) and demonstrations. Programs are developed using principles of the NPS thematic interpretation model necessitating thorough research, familiarity with and creative use of delivery techniques and a desire to strive for interpretive excellence. Interpretation rangers incorporate informal interpretation techniques while providing information and orientation services in visitor centers, ranger stations and while roving in the field. Interpretation rangers perform cashier duties and assist with a variety of special projects to support park goals.  Rangers actively promote the safety of park visitors and stewardship of park resources in all interactions, and may also be the initial contact for accident reporting and emergency assistance.
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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