Topic ID #34908 - posted 2/12/2015 1:52 AM

Park Guide, GS-04 - 6 vacancies, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Guide, GS-0090-04
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-GRCA-15-1278280
SALARY RANGE:    $13.55 to $13.55 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Thursday, February 12, 2015 to Thursday, February 19, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0090-04
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    6 vacancies in the following location:
Grand Canyon, AZ 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 6 temporary positions at Grand C.  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: May 2015
These positions are located in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northwest Arizona approximately 82 miles northwest of Flagstaff at an elevation of 7,300 feet. Temperatures range from approximately 85 degrees in the summer to 17 degrees in winter (Inner Canyon temperatures range from over 120 degrees in summer to near freezing in winter). Work is accomplished both indoors and outdoors, and may require standing, walking, or sitting for extended periods of time. Outdoor terrain is often rough and uneven. Work is often emotionally demanding due to varying levels of visitation, intensity of activity, shifting priorities, and the complex nature of visitor services. Schedules require working weekends, nights, and holidays. Grand Canyon Village has a school serving K-12, daycare facility, post office, banking facility, general store, medical clinic, churches and various restaurants. Complete shopping, education, medical, and professional services are located in Flagstaff. Government housing is limited and is shared occupancy and/or rustic in nature. Shared quarters may require sharing kitchen, bathroom, and living space and/or may require sharing a bedroom. No pets, family members, or significant others are allowed in shared quarters. Rental units are available 82 miles away in Flagstaff, AZ. This is a uniformed position. Employees will be given a uniform stipend at the start of the season. Uniform must be worn to NPS standards.
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
Occasional travel may be 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.
Back to top
The position is located in the Grand Canyon Village District on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The purpose of these positions is to interpret and educate the public about the significance and uniqueness of Grand Canyon National Park and the NPS mission (and its associated rules and regulations developed to protect the park resources and provide for their safe and non-consumptive use) while encouraging conservation and ecologically sound practices. Guides do a variety of work and different shifts. you can expect to staff the very busy Grand Canyon Visitor Center providing trip planning information, rove area rim trails, and interpret natural and cultural history. Other interpretive programs may include: map talks, 30-60 minute interpretive talks, and Echoes from the Canyon (the park's annual living history event) as well as assist in special events. You will be expected to hike in a desert environment, respond to questions (often repetitive) from the public in person and by phone in a courteous and professional manner. Provide safety information and advice during extreme weather events. These positions may also be expected to provide assistance to the permanent staff in the completion of a number of non-personal service interpretive projects and should have basic computer skills. 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Standing for long periods of time, walking for distances up to six 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.

For more information, view the full employment listing by clicking here.


Visit our Employment Network websites: - - For information on advertising on this website, contact