Topic ID #35614 - posted 4/24/2015 1:25 AM

Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-05 - 2 vacancies, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-05
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-JOTR-15-1385316
SALARY RANGE:    $16.88 to $16.88 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Thursday, April 23, 2015 to Monday, April 27, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0025-05
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    2 vacancies in the following location:
Twentynine Palms, CA 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 Seasonal Recruitment Operations Center is currently accepting applications to fill up to 2 temporary positions at Joshua Tree National 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 rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) 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
Area Information:
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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The employees of the National Park Service care for special places that are the heritage of all Americans.  Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country's outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.
Park Ranger Interpreters connect people to parks.  They play a key role in ensuring that visitors have a meaningful, satisfying, and  safe park  experience, help visitors decide how to spend  their time in the park, and inform them about the wonders that await their discovery.  Park Ranger Interpreters are specially trained to engage the public so that  each park visitor can find  a personal connection with the meanings and values found in the places and stories of that park.  They help visitors explore the many dimensions of parks by introducing them to a variety of perspectives.  By providing the opportunity for visitors to care about the places they visit, they promote stewardship and the opportunity for those visitors to care for park resources.
Prepares and presents interpretive programs at the park sites to diverse audiences.  The programs include moderate to strenuous hikes up to three miles round-trip and programs conducted after sunset. The incumbent will also be the "public face" of the National Park Service.  The incumbent will greet visitors, provide information, give formal and informal presentations, and direction.  The incumbent will conduct interpretive programs to families visiting the park.  The incumbent will operate a visitor center and advise visitors of the regulations governing visitation to Joshua Tree National Park and the need to protect resources.  The incumbent is also responsible for monitoring and reporting the condition of the park resources, working closely with interpretive colleagues, other di visions, and ensuring the safety of visitors, employees and the public. This position requires the individual to have fluency in Spanish language to work with audiences in the Coachella Valley, Spanish-speaking community.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces, rocks  and inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, etc. The work involves being exposed to desert weather extremes such as temperatures ranging from 20 degrees to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, excessive sun with little natural shade, and duties taking place away from water and/or food sources.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness, e.g., high or low temperatures, desert sun with little shade, confined spaces or adverse weather conditions.

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