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13 job(s) at National Park Service

National Park Service Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Leatherwood Road, Oneida, TN, United States
May 25, 2017
Temporary
This position is located in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area , in the Resource Management Division. Please visit find a park for additional park information. This position is a Full-Time temporary position not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours (about 6 months) in a service year. Position may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is April through October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: June 25th Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee. Duties The purpose of this position is to document, protect, monitor and manage vegetation to preserve natural plant communities and ecological conditions Identify and distinguish native and non-native plants and their habitats in the southern Appalachians Conduct arduous duties in the field, record detailed data and summarize findings Knowledge of integrated pest management techniques Experience using and properly maintaining necessary equipment and vehicles Knowledge of backcountry navigation, site location and documentation techniques Routinely uses chain saws, hand saws, pruners, backpack sprayers and similar equipment for invasive plant management Routinely carries 3-5 gallon containers of water or pesticide, by hand or via backpack, over rough terrain. Uses compass, topographic maps, aerial photos, and/or GPS units for backcountry navigation Closes Thursday 6/1/2017   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Shenandoah National Park Headquarters, Luray, VA, United States
May 25, 2017
Temporary
Duties This position serves as a commissioned National Park Ranger at Shenandoah National Park . As such, the incumbent will serve as a multi-skilled park ranger performing the full spectrum of visitor resource protection duties including visitor services, resource education, law enforcement, emergency medical services, search and rescue, wild land fire fighting and more. This position is responsible for the enforcement of the criminal laws of the United States through investigation, apprehension, education, and detention of individuals suspected of or convicted of violating these laws. Other duties of this position is to perform fee courier duties for the park's Fee Management Program. Shift work, call-outs and overtime can be expected. Closes Wednesday 5/31/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Palmetto Bay, FL, United States
May 24, 2017
Full time
These positions are located in South Florida Caribbean Network. Please visit http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/sfcn/index.cfm for additional information. These are Full-Time TERM positions. Appointment to these positions will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of four years without further competition. This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 100 applicants . The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 100 applicants, or 05/30/2017 is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 100 applicant limit. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee. Duties This position is based at the South Florida/Caribbean Inventory and Monitoring Network (SFCN), National Park Service, located in Palmetto Bay, Florida, which is about 15 miles south of Miami, Florida. The employee will be a member of a highly skilled team of photo-interpreters working on a vegetation map of Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. The employee will work under the direct supervision of the SFCN vegetation mapping program manager. Major duties include: Photo-interpretation: Analyzes and interprets multi-spectral aerial photographs to detect and classify vegetation communities based on structural and spectral characteristics. Data Collection: Assists the vegetation mapping program manager with field preparation and in the collection of training & botanical training point vegetation data to support the vegetation mapping project. Data Entry and Verification: Assists the vegetation mapping program data manager in the entry of data and its verification. Closes Tuesday 5/30/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Homestead, FL, United States
May 24, 2017
Temporary
Anticipated Entry on Duty: November 2017. Duties Independently researches, develops, and presents interpretive programs such as boat tours, canoe/kayak tours, talks, walks, PowerPoint presentations, and various other programs about Everglades National Park resources. Interpretive programs often cover complex and controversial natural history and cultural themes. Programs employ appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and interests of particular audiences. Independently operates visitor center to provide visitor information and orientation. Operates a cash register and credit card machine, sells/issues park passes and federal recreation passports, issues backcountry camping permits, and conducts sales for the cooperating association. Completes shift reports to verify monies collected, accountable stock sold, and all machine transactions. Coordinates with other NPS offices, concessionaires, and essential cooperators. Provides interpretive and informational support services such as cleaning and maintaining equipment, designing interpretive displays, maintaining bulletin boards, clerical work, and keeping statistical records. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, etc. 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, confined spaces or adverse weather conditions. Selective Placement Factor - Ability to swim Selective Placement Factor - Ability to self-rescue in a canoe and kayak. Closes Tuesday 5/30/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Gulf Islands National Seashore, Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL, United States
May 23, 2017
Temporary
The National Park Service is accepting applications to fill up to (5) temporary positions at Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida and Mississippi. 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: June, 2017 Gulf Islands is the largest of the national seashores, stretching 160 miles from Cat Island, Mississippi, to the eastern tip of  Santa Rosa Island, encompassing historic forts, coastal forests and marshes, and wilderness islands. For more detailed information please visit https://www.nps.gov/guis/index.htm . This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.  APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION. Duties Provide superior customer service and interpretation of the natural and cultural resources of the Park to diverse audiences. Present a variety of formal and informal programs including orientation talks, recreational and educational programs, conducted walks, living history programs and demonstrations. Inform visitors about park facilities and resources. Operate a variety of audiovisual and other equipment. Perform administrative duties as assigned. Must be willing to be transported via boat and/or passenger ferry to and from barrier islands. Must be willing and able to lead kayaking, snorkeling and/or similar water craft and recreational programs. Must be a competent swimmer. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Must be able to obtain certification in, and provide, basic first aid, CPR and AED to the sick and injured. Physical demands: Work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, etc. Work Environment: Inside and outside, in settings in which there is regular exposure to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness such as high or low temperatures, confined spaces, adverse weather conditions, exposure to insects and high heat and humidity. Closes Monday 5/29/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Zion National Park, Springdale, UT, United States
May 22, 2017
Temporary
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position. This recruitment will be used to fill (1) seasonal appointment at Zion National Park at this time with the possibility of another position later in the fall if funding permits. This appointment is not to exceed 1039 hours in a twelve month period, although it may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. The enter-on-duty date is approximately mid to late July of 2017. Government housing may be available. Duties The incumbent serves as a museum technician at the Museum in Zion National Park; a multi-park museum management program. The Zion Museum is a dynamic professional organization which manages the museum collections for Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Zion National Park. Our mission is to preserve the diverse cultural and natural resources of our parks, sharing them with the American people in celebration of our collective heritage. Our vision is to be central to all aspects of park stewardship, supporting informed resource management decisions and inspiring research, education, and understanding. The Zion Museum manages collections totaling over half a million items including cultural and natural science collections. The incumbent is responsible for processing, arranging, describing, and cataloging archival collections of oversized maps, plans and drawings. Uses the Interior Collections Management System (ICMS) for cataloging and collection management functions utilizing established NPS procedures. Incumbent also implements Integrated Pest Management, museum maintenance, environmental monitoring, and housekeeping schedules. Performs routine cleaning of objects and museum collections storage as directed and according to established standards. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, walking, and bending often required. Heavy items (e.g., boxes and collection items up to 50 pounds) must be lifted or moved on a frequent basis. WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Most of the work is performed in a museum environment of exhibit and storage areas, workroom/laboratory, and offices. Regular work is required in cool to cold storage facilities. Occasional work with materials which are dusty or stored with protective chemicals may require the use of dust masks, gloves, or other protective devices. Closes Tuesday 5/30/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Boulder City, NV
May 19, 2017
Full time
This is a Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment. This position is concurrently open under Announcement Number PWR-1547-LAKE-17-10012689-ST for merit promotion eligibles (open to Current career or career conditional competitive service employees with the Department of the Interior and Current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act - LMWFA). Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee. Duties Performs environmental compliance work, ensures compliance with policies and regulations. Ensures documentation is technically adequate and conform to Federal and State guidelines, regulations and policies. Participates in maintaining documentation for compliance programs in the water and waste-water treatment, distribution, and collection fields. Analyze and interpret information, analyze environmental impacts and aid in the development if mitigating measures. Organize, maintain and archive legal files of environmental compliance data and reports. Manage an inventory of water storage tanks Execute water quality and sampling compliance program. Manage an energy use monitoring program. Manage a backflow prevention program. Manage and execute a water and wastewater permitting processes program. Closes Friday 6/2/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Carlsbad Caverns National Park Headquarters, National Parks Highway, Carlsbad, NM, United States
May 19, 2017
Full time
These positions are located in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, in the Division of Interpretation and Visitor Services. Please visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park for additional park information. Candidate interviews for this position will be conducted in Spanish. AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located 27 miles from the city of Carlsbad in southeastern New Mexico. The park, at an elevation of 4400 feet, has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and mild winters, abundant sunshine, low humidity, and approximately 10 inches of rainfall per year. Please note: A government van pool provides service between Carlsbad, NM and Carlsbad Caverns National Park for staff on the core shift. Riders pay a per ride rate of $1.50 each way. Staff are responsible for their own commuter transportation for shifts that extend beyond the core shift. Government housing is not available. These are Career-Seasonal positions and subject to release and recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal positions includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. As such, selectees will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions. Selectees are guaranteed to work at least 6 months per year but not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment. The typical season for Carlsbad Caverns National Park is March-October, but can be variable during these months due to project requirements or weather conditions. Duties Prepares and presents a variety of formal and informal interpretive programs including guided tours through developed areas of the caverns as well as tours into undeveloped, limited access areas. Several of the tours are strenuous and require extended periods of time underground, crawling through tight passage ways and climbing on uneven and slippery surfaces. Presents various interpretive programs to large and varied audiences, including international visitors, and school groups.Presents evening programs at the bat flight amphitheater about the park's large population of resident bats. Other duties include working at the visitor information desk, roving interpretation in the cavern and on the surface, operating elevators to transport visitors into the cave, presenting PowerPoint programs on park themes, assisting with special events, operating audiovisual equipment and computers. Collateral duties and special projects such as writing articles for the park newspaper and developing temporary exhibits will be assigned. When needed, provides first aid to visitors and assists with medical emergencies or carry-outs. Cleaning bio-hazardous materials such as human waste and other bodily fluids off of cave trails may be required. The Hepatitis B shot series will be offered. Successful candidates must be able to speak and understand Spanish at a fluent level.  Closes Thursday 6/1/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama 176, Fort Payne, AL, United States
May 15, 2017
Temporary
 is currently accepting applications to fill up to (1) temporary positions at Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama. 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 : June/2017 Duties The incumbent serves as a Commissioned law enforcement ranger. Incumbent will work under the direction of the Chief Ranger. The primary duties will include detection and investigation of violations of all laws apprehension and detection of violators, protection of life and property and enforcement of federal, state and local laws and regulations. Performs law enforcement in the park, road patrols, traffic enforcement, boundary patrol, trail patrol, etc by foot, vehicle or all terrain vehicles. Investigates motor vehicle accidents. Will gain compliance of laws and regulations using the appropriate means from verbal warnings to arrest. Will gain compliance using the action necessary to preserve the peace, resolve problems, protect visitors and resources, apprehend violators and ensure compliance with regulatory and administrative requirements. Responds to on-site and other emergencies involving injury and illness, including situations which may be life threatening. Assist in search and rescue operations. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Rigorous field work requires above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. This includes prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring agility and dexterity. Duties often involve working in isolated outdoor environments while exposed to severe weather conditions. Dangerous persons must be physically confronted, subdued, and apprehended many of whom are known to carry weapons. There is a high-stress component associated with much of the incumbent's work assignment. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Duties require extended periods of outdoor work and exposure to conditions including temperatures well below freezing to in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Investigations are conducted on foot, in four-wheel drive vehicles, or other forms of conveyance in remote back country settings. Emergency service and law enforcement work requires entry into hazardous environments, exposure to dangerous persons, animals, and substances, and potential exposure to infectious diseases. Long periods of surveillance work may be required in cramped or unpleasant locations and under unpleasant conditions. A wide range of personal protective equipment and clothing is required to be used and work, some of which may be uncomfortable, hot or inconvenient to wear. Adherence to specific safety procedures and other precautions is required.  Closes Monday 5/15/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com Closes Monday 5/15/2017
National Park Service Crossville, TN, United States
May 15, 2017
Part time
This position is located in Big South Fork National River Recreation Area, in the Interpretation and Education Division, in Crossville, TN. Please visit find a park for additional park information. This is a part-time TERM position. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of four years without further competition. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee. Duties As a uniformed employee of the National Park Service, the incumbent will deliver interpretive programs to educate visitors. The incumbent will independently present a variety of talks and briefings and respond to visitor questions. Presentations are generally short and concern park orientation and visitor safety. The incumbent will explain the area's natural, cultural, and/or historical resources, recreational opportunities, concession facilities and services, availability of campgrounds and hiking trails. Incumbent provides 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. Park guides work in or near the park visitor center or visitor contact station, at campgrounds, trails, or in the field. Other duties may include visitor services such as fee collection, traffic control, backcountry patrols, and administrative tasks. Closes Monday 5/15/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Petrified Forest National Park, AZ, United States
May 10, 2017
Temporary
This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 50 applicant s.  It is scheduled to close at midnight (11:59 EDT) on Monday, May 15, 2017  OR at midnight (11:59 EDT) the day the 50th application is received, whichever comes first.  Opened for applications on May 9.  Petrified Forest National Park is located in northeastern Arizona, bisected by U.S. Interstate 40, approximately 26 miles east of Holbrook, Arizona. WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position. This recruitment will be used to fill seasonal appointments. These appointments are not to exceed 1039 hours (six months) in a service year in a twelve month period. Major Duties: The major duties of the position include the collection of monitoring data about plants and animals in the high arid grasslands of northern Arizona including the collection and processing of data involving visitor use impacts to these resources as part of the park’s ongoing Visitor Experience Resource Protection (VERP project).  The individual must have knowledge of accepted scientific methods for data collection and the ability to accurately maintain databases and analyze data for specific projects.   The individual will maintain and use a variety of equipment such as a GPS, and trail camera. The individual will also need to use a variety of software that will enable them to maintain and analyze the data.   The individual will be able to effectively communicate information, including public speaking and written reports, and be able to collaborate with other park staff, researchers, and volunteers.
National Park Service Mosca, CO, United States
Apr 30, 2017
Temporary
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED : Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position. This recruitment will be used to fill a temporary position. This appointment is not to exceed 1039 hours in a twelve month period, although it may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. This position is located at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve near Mosca, Colorado. Duties In this position, you carry out field studies on plants and plant ecology; inventory and monitor exotic plants; assist researchers in vegetation and soils mapping; develop improved methods of controlling weeds and plant diseases; and similar work usually concerned with higher plant life. Apply broad spectrum and selective herbicides at specific application rates to control non-native invasive species. Follow instructions and standardized procedures. Collect and organize field data. Ensure adequate quality control of data collected. Perform routine and recurring testing of collected samples. Record all data collected and provide findings to supervisor or a higher-graded specialist/technician. Make field observations of natural resource conditions. Provide results to higher-level specialists for analysis. Provide logistical support and area orientation for contract or cooperating scientists. Install, operate and maintain resource equipment such as tools, sampling, monitoring photographic and laboratory equipment. Inventory equipment and calibrate equipment as necessary. Order replacement parts, new equipment and supplies. Utilize a variety of computer programs to compile, reduce, store, retrieve and report data and other resource management information including natural science research and long-term monitoring projects. Maintain and organize computer databases. Prepare a wide variety of recurring correspondence, internal reports and other documents from information obtained from office staff, files and other sources and review and finalize documents prepared by others. Establish, update and maintain a variety of office records and assist in the efficient operation of the office. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is partially sedentary. However, prolonged standing, walking and bending is often required. Heavy items, such as packs and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, must be lifted and carried on a routine basis. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in an office, laboratory and in the field. Field work includes exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects and wild animals. Laboratory work may involve exposure to hazardous chemicals. AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: This position is located at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve near Mosca, Colorado. Nestled in southern Colorado, North America's tallest dunes rise over 750 feet high against the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Great Sand Dunes is a treasure of visual geological and biological surprises and contains over 30 square miles of massive dunes. This site became a national monument in 1932. With the passage of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Act, resources now include alpine lakes and tundra, six peaks over 13,000 feet in elevation, ancient spruce and pine forests, large stands of aspen and cottonwood, grasslands and wetlands - all habitat for diverse wildlife and plant species. Government (park) housing maybe available. Closes Wednesday 5/3/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Homestead, FL, United States
Apr 25, 2017
Temporary
Duties Independently researches, develops, and presents interpretive programs such as tram tours, talks, walks, bicycle tours, and various other programs about park resources.  Interpretive programs often cover complex and controversial natural history and cultural themes.  Programs employ appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and interests of particular audiences.  Independently operates visitor center to provide visitor information and orientation. Coordinates with other NPS offices, concessionaires, and essential cooperators.  Provides interpretive and informational support services such as cleaning and maintaining equipment, designing interpretive displays, maintaining bulletin boards, clerical work, and keeping statistical records. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, etc. 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, confined spaces or adverse weather conditions. Closes Monday 5/1/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com