Topic ID #34986 - posted 2/17/2015 4:29 AM

Park Guide, GS-04 - 2 vacancies, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, WY

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Guide, GS-0090-04
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-FOLA-15-1321055
SALARY RANGE:    $13.68 to $13.68 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 to Monday, February 23, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0090-04
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    2 vacancies in the following location:
Fort Laramie, WY 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 (2) temporary positions at Fort Laramie National Historic Site.  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
Fort Laramie National Historic Site was the most vital post of the westward movement in the 1800's.  The site consists of 46 historic structures and 832 acres.  Fort Laramie has a budget of approximately 1.7 million dollars, plus additional project monies.  The current staff has 17 permanent employees and 1 Term employee.  We are located in southeastern Wyoming, 3 miles west of the village of Fort Laramie, and 23 miles west of Torrington (the county seat, population 5,700).  The small towns have post office facilities, stores, schools, and churches.  In addition to these, Torrington has medical facilities, and a Junior College.  Recreational opportunities abound.  We are also 50 miles west of Scottsbluff, NE; 100 miles norhto of Cheyenne, WY; and approximately 3 1/2 hours from Denver, CO.
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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At the GS-4 level, the incumbent is required to use some specialized skill and judgment in applying knowledge of methods and techniques used in performing guide duties.  Such knowledge is applied in well-defined situations and communicated effectively with visitors and staff in order to obtain their cooperation, identify and report problems or apparent violations of regulations concerning the use of protected or public land areas, and carry out overall agency policies and procedures within the park/unit.
Incumbents perform a variety of the following duties:
- Interpretive and guide duties to include developing and conducting interpretive talks and guided tours.
- Operates a visitor center on a daily basis.
- Assists with educational programs.
- Assists with planning, preparation, and execution of NPS sponsored special events.
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.

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