Topic ID #35223 - posted 3/11/2015 2:37 AM

Park Guide, GS-03/04 - 2 vacancies, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, KY/TN/VA

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Guide, GS-0090-03/04
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-CUGA-15-1336624
SALARY RANGE:    $12.19 to $13.68 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 to Friday, March 20, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0090-03/04
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    2 vacancies in the following location:
Middlesboro, KY 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 is currently accepting applications to fill up to two (2) temporary positions at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.  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.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: May 2015
Cumberland Gap NHP is located in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.  Park Headquarters is located in Middlesboro, KY.  Middlesboro, with a population of approximately 15,000 includes facilities such as medical, dental, and shopping centers.  Elementary schools are located in Middlesboro, KY, Harrogate, TN and Ewing, VA.  Southeast Tech Community College which is located in Middlesboro, approximately 2 miles south of the Park has a 4-year program.  Summers are warm and humid with temperatures in the 90's; winters are normally cool with low's occasionally 15 degrees; elevation is 1040 feet.
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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As a uniformed employee of the National Park Service, you independently present guided walks and tour talks about the cultural, natural and historical resources of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park to include Gap Cave.  You will assist with the parks special interpretive programs and projects.  Park guides work in or near the park visitor center or visitor contact station, on trails, or in the field, and regularly perform interpretive roving patrols throughout the park.  You explain the area's natural, cultural, and historic resources and recreational opportunities.  You provide information on current park events, projects, and policies, as well as updates on issues affecting the natural, historical, and/or cultural preservation of the area.  Other duties include visitor services at the parks visitor centers, greeting and answering visitor questions, and staffing the cooperating association bookstore.  You are expected to operate a cash register, credit card machine, and answer telephone inquiries.
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 firefighting 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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