Topic ID #35483 - posted 3/30/2015 4:27 AM

Park Guide, GS-04 - River Raisin National Battlefield Park, MI

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Guide GS-0090-04
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:MWE-15-OC-RIRA-059
SALARY RANGE:    $31,036.00 to $40,350.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, March 30, 2015 to Friday, April 3, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0303-04
POSITION INFORMATION:    Part Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy in the following location:
Monroe, MI 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.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to ALL SOURCES. Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.
If you should have questions regarding the duties or work schedule of this position, please contact ((see listing))

Not Required
U.S. citizenship
Favorable background investigation
Valid state driver's license
Required to wear NPS uniform.
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Description of River Raisin National Battlefield Park: River Raisin National Battlefield Park preserves, commemorates, and interprets the January 1813 battles of the War of 1812 and their aftermath in Monroe and Wayne counties in Southeast Michigan. The Battles of the River Raisin resulted in the greatest victory for Tecumseh’s confederation and the greatest defeat for the United States during the War of 1812. Although American forces were victorious in the first battle, the second ended in what was described as a “national calamity” by then General William Henry Harrison, and later President of the United States. The battle cry, "Remember the Raisin!" inspired a massive U.S. victory at the Battle of the Thames, which sealed the War of 1812 in the western theater for the U.S., claimed the life of the great Shawnee leader Tecumseh, and resulted in the end the American Indian Confederation. The Aftermath of the Battles resulted in the implementation of Indian removal from the Northwest Territory at the conclusion of the War of 1812, an aftermath that continues to influence the United States today.
Major Duties: River Raisin National Battlefield Park Guides are critical front-line members of the Battlefield Team. Incumbent will perform a variety of interpretive and operational duties including staffing the visitor center information desk & answering phones, providing quality service and information to park visitors, performing informal interpretive contacts throughout the park, presenting interpretive & educational programs on land and on the water, assisting with exhibit development and maintenance, drafting publications, basic research concerning Battlefield information, leading or coordinating volunteers and student interns, assisting with special events and activities, collecting park statistics, scheduling programs and fieldtrips, setting up chairs and tables for program areas, maintaining interpretive equipment and teaching aids, and providing outstanding customer service. Incumbent will assist with a wide variety of projects requiring both oral and written communication skills and the ability to complete minor repairs and routine maintenance type functions. Incumbent will operate audiovisual equipment, computers, telephones and radio systems.
Area Information: River Raisin National Battlefield Park’s headquarters is located in Monroe, Michigan. Monroe’s has a population of just over 20,000 people, but is within 50 miles of over 5 million people with easy access to public and private schools and over a dozen colleges and universities. The community offers many recreational opportunities including Sterling State Park on Lake Erie, portions of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, a heritage trail system, state game areas, the Battlefield, city and county sports parks, marinas, indoor sports complexes, community theaters and is only a short drive from Detroit, Ann Arbor and Toledo. A variety of restaurants, hotels and shopping is readily available. Monroe’s enjoys four beautiful seasons with warm summers with highs typically in the 80’s and 90’s and cold winters with lows in the teens with intermittent periods of accumulating snow. Housing is readily available for rent or purchase.
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