Topic ID #35443 - posted 3/26/2015 4:24 AM

Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-07 - few vacancies, Hawaii National Park, HI

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Ranger (Interpretation)
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:FS-1321016-DS15
SALARY RANGE:    $40,385.00 to $52,496.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, March 23, 2015 to Friday, March 27, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0025-07
POSITION INFORMATION:    Intermittent 20 hours - Term NTE 13 months.
DUTY LOCATIONS:    Few vacancies in the following location:
Hawaii National Park, HI View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service.
As a Park Ranger –Interpretation (Education Specialist) at Hawaii Volcanos National Park, you will facilitate K-12 education programs for the Park focusing on archeology and Hawaiian culture, as well as conducting research to develop interpretive programs for a wide range of diverse students that incorporate various multi-media environments including the web. You will present formal and informal interpretive programs to educators and the public as part of the development of the K-12 educational programs through orientation talks or walks, and demonstrations regarding the park's archeology and Hawaiian cultural values. 
TERM: This is a Term Not-to-Exceed (NTE) 13 month position which may be extended without further competition for a total appointment not-to-exceed 4 years.
INTERMITTENT: This position will be an intermittent/ when actually employed (WAE) work schedule. Intermittent work is sporadic in nature and employees serving under this arrangement have no fixed or guaranteed schedules but are expected to work approximately 20 hours per week.
More than one vacancy may be filled through this announcement should the need arise.
There is a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) of 6.24% in addition to the salary shown.
Not Required
U. S. Citizenship is required.
Pre-employment background investigation required.
National Park Services (NPS) uniform required.
May be required to work weekends and holidays.
Must operate government vehicles. Driver's license required.
Work includes office, classroom and field locations.
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Park Ranger – Interpretation (Education Rangers) lead teams of park staff, volunteers, students and teachers to develop, prepare, evaluate and deliver curriculum-based science education programs that align with education standards and facilitate inquiry education programs both at the park and in schools. Some specific duties include:
Facilitating K-12 education programs based on best practices in education.
Developing and implementing K-12 curriculum focusing on archeology and Hawaiian culture that includes a variety of formal and informal interpretive programs such as orientation talks, walking tours, demonstrations, etc., using teaching methods and devices geared to the characteristics and interests of the particular audience.
Conducting cultural and natural resources research to develop interpretive presentations with emphasis on the Pacific Islands for a range of diverse students using various multi-media environments including the web.
Participating in the planning and arrangements for one-time or annual celebrations related to the programs and themes of the park.
Writing grants and projecting costs for project budgets.

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