Topic ID #35186 - posted 3/6/2015 2:33 AM

Park Guide, GS-04 - 4 vacancies, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, VA

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Guide, GS-0090-04
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-FRSP-15-1344232
SALARY RANGE:    $14.89 to $14.89 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Thursday, March 5, 2015 to Wednesday, March 11, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0090-04
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    4 vacancies in the following location:
Fredericksburg, VA View Map
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 4 temporary positions at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military 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 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
Situated 50 miles south of Washington, DC and 50 miles north of Richmond, VA, the greater Fredericksburg area has a population of about 150,000.   The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is comprised of four Civil War battlefields and three other units containing historic structures.  More than 100,000 soldiers fell within a 17-mile radius in area battles, making this the bloodiest landscape in America.  The park is within the City of Fredericksburg as well as Spotsylvania, Stafford, Orange and Caroline Counties.  Retail service, professional and medical services, churches, hospitals, and excellent educational facilities are available.
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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Incumbent will work as a member of the History Division at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, who are entrusted with facilitating the connection between the visitor and the park's resources and story. The primary duties of this position relate to resource orientation, information dissemination, and performing interpretation operations and presentations.  Provides accurate information to visitors concerning the park and other area attractions. Explains the area's historical and recreational opportunities, including interpretive services; distributes maps, brochures and other printed materials, informs visitors of potential safety hazards; and provides directions and routes of travel through the park and surrounding area. Conducts historical research relating to the American Civil War and Battle of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House stories.  With guidance from supervisor or interpretation historians, drafting interpretive outlines for programs, and presenting basic interpretive programs on the significance and history of the area. Provides onsite interpretation of historic structures.
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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