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17 job(s) at National Park Service

National Park Service Shenandoah National Park Headquarters, Luray, VA, United States
Mar 21, 2017
Temporary
The National Park Service (NPS) is looking for temporary employees to work as a Fire Effects Monitor (Biological Science Technician) in Luray, VA (Shenandoah NP). For more information on Crew Types, click here . First Consideration Date: The following location will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed, during the open period of the announcement: 03/28/2017 Luray, VA (Shenandoah NP) Expected dates of employment - May 30, 2017 not-to-exceed September 29, 2017. For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select Virginia. Duties A Fire Effects Monitor (GS-05 Biological Science Technician) establishes monitoring plots in a variety of vegetation/fuel types in accordance with established guidelines and directions. Monitors plots and makes field observation of resource conditions. Prepares fire behavior monitoring documentation on forms for prescribed burns. Identifies grasses, herbs, shrubs and trees to species. Catalogs, labels and stores plant materials collected during the season. Prepares field maps and photographs from the ground. Enters natural resource field data into a personal computer. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s. Closes Tuesday 4/11/2017 First Consideration Date: 03/28/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Saint Mary, MT, United States
Mar 20, 2017
Full time
The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office (NR SHRO) is currently seeking applicants to fill a temporary Biological Science Technician (Wildlife), GS-0404-05 position at Glacier National Park. Additional positions may be filled from this announcement should additional vacancies arise.  Appointments are limited to 1039 hours in a twelve month period. Seasonal work is expected to start in the spring and last to early fall.   Tour of duty is full-time working 40 hours per week.  Some overtime work may be required.  Appointments may be terminated at any time and can be extended if workload and funding allow. Positions offer rehire eligibility for subsequent appointments, provided the employee has not exceeded 1039 hours of work in a twelve month period and has achieved an acceptable level of performance. Duties Gathers field data on northern Rocky Mountain wildlife, such as birds, amphibians, ungulates, pikas, bears, or wolves.  Reports and maintains scientific databases on species observations made in the field.  Helps to analyze and summarize data in reports, tables, and graphs.  The work may include conducting daytime, nighttime or early morning surveys according to protocols, recording visual and audio detections of birds and other species in the field, mapping species locations, monitoring reproductive success, and establishing and locating monitoring sites.  Incumbents will collect field data and create reports using computer programs and GIS equipment. Physical Demands: Duties vary from long periods of observation of sedentary species to manual labor. Employeemust have endurance for extended travel over rough, uneven mountainous terrain or through dense forests, long days, early and late hours, extreme temperatures and conditions of weather. The position also requires driving vehicles, occasional lifting of heavy items, and may involve riding in fixed-wing aircraft. There is some indoor office work, and some assignments may be sedentary for long periods of time. Working Conditions: Work is performed primarily outdoors and is subject to extreme weather and terrain variances. Most of.the fieldwork is conducted alone. Some personal risk and discomfort may be encountered. NPS policy, proper equipment, training, coordination with supervisor, and common sense dictate needed safety precautions. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Munising, MI, United States
Mar 20, 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. These are temporary full time positions, not to exceed 1039 hours (6 months) in a twelve month period. Positions may be terminated sooner or extended longer depending on management needs and funding. You may work weekends and holidays. Positions may work throughout the Lakeshore. You must be willing to work anywhere within the Lakeshore. This includes either Munising, MI or Grand Marias, MI. Duties The major duties of the Biological Technician (Aquatics) at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are serving as lead technician for field crew, coordinating with Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring program, organizing and conducting water quality monitoring of lakes and streams, monitoring aquatic biological communities and accurately collecting and managing natural resources data.  Operates government vehicles on an incidental basis.  Physical Requirements:  The work of these positions requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking or climbing over wet, rough, uneven, sandy, or rocky surfaces; carrying heavy loads such as backpacks and tools weighing up to 30 pounds while hiking several miles; and portaging canoes. Area Information :  Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior between the communities of Munising (population 2,500) and Grand Marais.  The duty station for these positions is Munising, MI. Government housing may be available for rent.  Amenities in Munising include basic shopping, medical facilities, and K-12 schools. Summers are generally warm and pleasant.  The winter season may extend from October to May and is often characterized by sub-zero temperatures and seasonal snowfall in excess of 140 inches. The area is rich in outdoor sporting activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, biking, camping, and skiing. Closes Thursday 3/23/2017 NOTE: Also see GS-5 job announcement . Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service West Glacier, MT, United States
Mar 20, 2017
Temporary
his is a Temporary  Intern  appointment within the Excepted service. Appointments under this Pathways Internship position will be made in not-to-exceed one year increments, with anticipated full time work during the summer season. These appointments may be extended based on funding, work levels and employee performance. The purpose of the Pathways Internship Program is to provide interns with exposure to public service, enhance educational experience, and support educational goals.  The program is formally structured to give interns the opportunity to work in positions related to their academic or career goals. For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit:   Pathways AREA/HOUSING INFORMATION: Walton Ranger Station: This position has a post of duty of Walton RS. Walton is located 25 miles east of West Glacier and 30 miles west of East Glacier, is 48 miles from most services in Columbia Falls, and 45 miles from most services in Browning. Government housing is available. Payment for government quarters is through payroll deduction. Seasonal employees occupying government housing are not permitted to have pets. Additional information on Glacier National Park is available at www.nps.gov/glac.  Duties This is a unique opportunity to work within Glacier National Park's recommended wilderness as a backcountry ranger intern . This position is designed to expose a student to a full range of duties to include conducting extended backcountry patrols, responding to a variety of emergencies, monitoring resource and visitor use impacts, conducting minor campground and trail maintenance, and providing for safe visitor enjoyment. The ranger is based out of the Walton Ranger Station and will primarily work to assist the Walton backcountry ranger. On occasion, work may entail assisting other backcountry rangers from across the park as well as to help with various trail-crew and volunteer group projects. The Walton area is one of the more rugged and remote areas of Glacier National Park where conditions can be challenging with inclement weather, swift water, and snow crossings.  Physical Demands: The incumbent must be in excellent physical condition and able to hike, backpack, or ride stock long distances through rugged terrain in the park's backcountry. Project work may involve lifting moderately heavy loads and strenuous physical exertion. Incumbent may be exposed to very strenuous exertion by assisting with one or more of the following emergency services: search and rescue, emergency medical services, wildland fire, and bear management. The incumbent will be required to pass an arduous duty physical examination prior to entry on duty. Incumbent will be required to operate a non-commercial government vehicle (less than 10,000 GVW) in order to transport people, equipment and/or materials as part of their assigned duties; thus they will be required to possess a valid state driver's license. Work Environment: Work is performed primarily outdoors in a remote backcountry setting. Incumbent will be exposed to a variety of temperature extremes and climatic conditions common to the Northern Rockies. Elevation will range from 3500 feet to over 10000 feet above sea level. Extreme elevation gains or losses will be common while patrolling the backcountry on steep, rocky trails, hazardous snow fields, loose scree and talus, thick brush and blow down. Other terrain features may make backcountry travel hazardous and strenuous. Incumbent will be required to camp overnight in the backcountry for extended periods of time, and should be both mentally and physically prepared to cope with the inherent potential hazards associated with hiking and camping in bear country. Incumbent may be required to paddle/row non-motorized water craft on Class II swiftwater or greater. Travel Required Occasional Travel Occasional backcountry travel may be required Closes Thursday 3/23/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Devils Tower-National Monument Road, Devils Tower, WY, United States
Mar 20, 2017
Temporary
The National Park Service is currently seeking applicants to fill up to 2 temporary Biological Science Technician (Wildlife/Climbing) positions at Devils Tower National Monument. Appointments are limited to 1039 hours in a twelve month period. Seasonal work is expected to start in the spring and last through early to late fall. Work schedule will be fulltime, 40 hours per week, 8-10 hours per day. Appointments may be terminated at any time. Under rare circumstances appointments may be extended. Positions offer rehire eligibility for subsequent appointments, provided the employee has not exceeded 1039 hours of work in a twelve month period and has achieved an acceptable level of performance. AREA/HOUSING INFORMATION: Devils Tower National Monument, located in northeastern Wyoming, is the nation’s first national monument, established in 1906.  The park consists of 1,347 acres of ponderosa pine forest and grasslands, 7 miles of hiking trails, a campground, and picnic area.  The monument preserves Devils Tower, an 867-foot column of igneous rock, prehistoric/historic cultural resources, and biological and physical natural resources.  The park lies within the Black Hills and attracts 400,000 visitors annually.  The climate is usually mild; temperatures can range from the mid 90’s in the summer and to below zero in the winter.  The three closest communities, Hulett (9 miles), Sundance (28 miles), and Moorcroft (30 miles), have basic services.  The larger communities of Spearfish, SD and Gillette, WY are approximately 1 hour away with many services.  Additional information can be found at www.nps.gov/deto . Government housing may be available. Housing is generally shared, either in single dwellings or dormitory style. Deductions for government quarters are made from the employee's paycheck. Seasonal employees occupying government housing are not permitted to have pets.   Duties Incumbent serves as a biological science technician for Devils Tower National Monument, conducting resource management work on and near the Devils Tower formation.  Primary duties include wildlife monitoring, plant surveys, treating invasive weeds, and documenting work using GPS, photographs, and written reports.  In order to access work areas, incumbent must use technical climbing skills to safely climb the Tower, on multi-pitch routes rated 5.9 or higher.  Other duties may include hazard fuel reduction, and other resource management duties as assigned.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking, or climbing over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending; crouching, stooping, lifting or reaching to observe, collect, or record field data. Heavy items (e.g., equipment and packs up to 50 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in an office or outdoors. The work performed outdoors involves regular and recurring exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals. Closes Friday 3/24/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville, Ohio, United States
Mar 20, 2017
Temporary
Full and part-time schedules may be used during internship Positions are temporary jobs and will be filled at the GS-4 and the GS-5 levels. If you are selected at the GS-4 level, there is no opportunity for non-competitive promotion to the GS-5 level.   WHO MAY APPLY : You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on at least a half-time basis and in good standing. Enrollment must be with an accredited educational institution or state-approved home school. These may include high schools, colleges, universities, technical, trade, vocational, or business schools, and state approved home school secondary and post-secondary programs.  Qualifying certificate programs are post-high school programs equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum. Educational institutions must be accredited by organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  To verify accreditation, please visit:   http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ This position must be related to either your academic program or your career goals. For more information on the Pathways Intern Program, visit:   http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/interns  . The anticipated start date for this position is:  mid-May, 2017. Duties Conducts basic research of topics for the purpose of developing interpretive programs. Presents a variety of formal and informal interpretive programs including orientation talks, environmental education programs, conducted walks, demonstrations and campfire programs to small groups. Informs visitors about park facilities and resources. Provides assistance in connection with one-time or annual celebrations related to the programs and themes of the park and assist in the operations of special events. Operates a variety of audiovisual and other equipment used in connection with interpretive material, e.g., projectors, cassettes and video equipment. Performs assignments in visitor centers such as answering basic and typical questions about the park and its facilities. Functions as a fee collector. Serves as a member of all-risk operations, e.g. search and rescue. Performs various administrative duties, e.g., scheduling, gathering routine information for reports, compilation of statistical data, etc. Informs visitors about park facilities and resources through roving interpretation. Operates a variety of audiovisual and other equipment used in connection with interpretive material, e.g., projectors, microphones and video equipment. Uses interpretive props and other materials needed for programs. Operates park radio, phone, and computer to communicate with park staff and visitors. Area Information: Located in Northeastern, Ohio Cuyahoga Valley National Park is situated along 22 miles of the Cuyahoga River Valley in a suburban setting between the cities of Akron and Cleveland. The park is predominately natural forest and meadow with some areas of agriculture and excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. Winters are moderately cold with average temperatures in the 20 to 30 degree ranges. Heavy snowfall is not unusual. Summers are moderately warm, average temperatures in the high 70's and 80's with occasional warm spells in the 90's. Rural, suburban, and urban communities are all within a reasonable commuting distance. Excellent K-12 schools, numerous colleges, universities, hospitals, and cultural attractions are available in the area. Cuyahoga Valley National Park's Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/cuva Closes Wednesday 3/22/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Everglades National Park, Everglades, FL, United States
Mar 20, 2017
Temporary
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is only opened to CTAP and ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area. Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment. 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 03/22/2017 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 The individuals selected for these positions will perform a variety of resource and visitor protection duties including but not limited to: enforcement of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies, vehicle and foot patrol, front country patrol, back country and wilderness patrol, emergency response, emergency medical services, search and rescue, visitor stewardship and orientation, wilderness management, boundary enforcement, protection of natural and cultural resources (wildlife, plants, archeological sites, historic building) and wild land fire suppression. Collateral duties may include horse and bicycle patrol. Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level. Travel Required Occasional Travel You may be expected to travel for this position. Closes Wednesday 3/22/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Van Buren, Missouri, United States
Mar 20, 2017
Temporary
TO APPLY ONLINE, PLEASE VISIT WWW.USAJOBS.GOV/GETJOB/VIEWDETAILS/465254100   We highly recommend you thoroughly read the full job announcement. If selected at the GS-5 level, there is no advancement opportunity to the GS-6 level without competing again. This announcement is anticipated to be used to fill one temporary not to exceed 1039 hour Biological Science Technician (Aquatic Resources) GS-0404-05 position and one Biological Science Technician (Aquatic Resources) GS-0404-06 position at Ozark National Scenic Riverways near Van Buren, Missouri. However, more positions may be filled if funding is available. We anticipate this position to start in mid-May, 2017. Duties Major duties at both grades include: Implementing established natural resource management projects, particularly aquatic resource and water quality monitoring. Operating jet boats in shallow river environment or accessing sites by canoe or kayak. Making and recording field observation of natural resource conditions. Installing, operating, calibrating, and maintaining an inventory of resource management equipment.  Utilize a variety of computer programs to compile, retrieve, analyze and report data and other resource management information. Maintain and organizes computer databases. Prepares draft reports, plans, and guidelines. At the GS-6 level, major duties will also include leading or training others in the above duties; ensuring compliance with quality assurance practices; identifying causes and recommending solutions problems in the field and/or lab; assisting with logistics for field projects; and assisting with development of data sampling techniques. If you successfully complete required training and demonstrate sufficient expertise in operating jet boats, you may operate jet boats in the course of the your duties. Closes Friday 3/31/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Waco Mammoth National Monument, Steinbeck Bend Drive, Waco, TX, United States
Mar 20, 2017
Temporary
The National Park Service is currently accepting applications to fill up to three (3) temporary positions at Waco Mammoth National Monument. 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 2017 The Waco Mammoth National Monument is located on the northwest side of the Waco metro area near Lake Waco, the Waco Regional Airport, and Mclennan Community College. The Site lies within the city limits of Waco, home to one of the largest municipal parks in the nation, Cameron Park, which runs along the beautiful Brazos River. The City of Waco population totals 120,465.  Metro area population totals 224,668. Duties Conducts basic research on topics related to the fossilized remains of Columbian Mammoths for which the park was created.  Research and preparation lead to providing interpretive programs, both orally and/or in writing. Presents a variety of formal and informal programs including orientation talks, education programs, and conducted walks. Tours of park grounds include interpretation and demonstrations related to exhibits and the "dig shelter" that protects fossilized remains in situ. Programs demonstrate an understanding and application of established outlines and are conducted under the direction and coaching of a City of Waco Site Manager. Informs visitors about park facilities and resources. Performs tasks associated with the operations of a front-line information center on a day-to-day basis including: -answering visitor questions -operating audio-visual equipment -assisting with and participating in fee collection activities for the City of Waco -conducting souvenir and bookstore sales on behalf of the City of Waco Provides assistance in connection with special events and interpretive offerings related to the programs and themes of the park.  The park is operated through a partnership with the City of Waco and Baylor University. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, 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 Friday 3/24/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Burt Township, MI, United States
Mar 18, 2017
Temporary
Positions may work throughout the Lakeshore. You must be willing to work anywhere within the Lakeshore. This includes either Munising, MI or Grand Marias, MI. Duties The major duties of the Biological Technician (Aquatics) at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are organizing and conducting water quality monitoring of lakes and streams, monitoring aquatic biological communities and accurately collecting and managing natural resources data. Operates government vehicles on an incidental basis. Physical Requirements: The work of these positions requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking or climbing over wet, rough, uneven, sandy, or rocky surfaces; carrying heavy loads such as backpacks and tools weighing up to 30 pounds while hiking several miles; and portaging canoes. Area Information: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior between the communities of Munising (population 2,500) and Grand Marais. The duty station for these positions is Munising, MI. Government housing may be available for rent. Amenities in Munising include basic shopping, medical facilities, and K-12 schools. Summers are generally warm and pleasant. The winter season may extend from October to May and is often characterized by sub-zero temperatures and seasonal snowfall in excess of 140 inches. The area is rich in outdoor sporting activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, biking, camping, and skiing. For additional information regarding duties of the position and the area, please go to www.nps.gov/piro or contact Bruce Leutscher at (906) 387-2680. Closes Thursday 3/23/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Big South Fork NRRA Bandy, Stanley Street, Oneida, TN, United States
Mar 18, 2017
Temporary
Location: Big South Fork NRRA, Oneida, TN.  Please visit http://www.nps.gov/biso  for area information. For specific area and housing informaiton, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact: Marie Tackett, Botanist, marie_tackett@nps.gov , (423)569-2404 ext 251 Duties The incumbent must have the knowledge of basic and commonly used biological science rules, procedures, and operations in order to perform routine and repetitive biological tasks, knowledge of basic data collection techniques, and knowledge of basic computer operations in order to accurately enter field data in computer software programs.  Will assist higher-level specialists/technicians in conducting routine and recurring resource monitoring programs for evaluating rare, threatened and endangered plant species, vegetation communities, population dynamics, ecosystem relationships, and public health/safety issues.  Makes routine and recurring field observations of plant conditions and provides information on conditions/problems to professional staff for use in planning, protection and mitigation activities.  Participates in revegetation activities such as site preparation, transplanting, seeding, and applying mulch or erosion mats. Closes Thursday 3/23/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Burt Township, MI, United States
Mar 18, 2017
Temporary
These are temporary full time positions, not to exceed 1039 hours (6 months) in a twelve month period. Positions may be terminated sooner or extended longer depending on management needs and funding. You may work weekends and holidays. Positions may work throughout the Lakeshore. You must be willing to work anywhere within the Lakeshore. This includes either Munising, MI or Grand Marias, MI. Duties The major duties of the Biological Technician (Vegetation) at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore  are inventory and monitoring of native and non-native plants; resource impact assessment; non-native plant control using chemical and mechanical techniques; native plant restoration and greenhouse maintenance. Operates government vehicles on an incidental basis.  Physical Requirements:  The work of these positions requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking or climbing over wet, rough, uneven, sandy, or rocky surfaces; carrying heavy loads such as backpacks and tools weighing up to 30 pounds while hiking several miles. Area Information :  Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior between the communities of Munising (population 2,500) and Grand Marais.  The duty station for these positions is Munising, MI. Government housing may be available for rent.  Amenities in Munising include basic shopping, medical facilities, and K-12 schools. Summers are generally warm and pleasant.  The winter season may extend from October to May and is often characterized by sub-zero temperatures and seasonal snowfall in excess of 140 inches. The area is rich in outdoor sporting activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, biking, camping, and skiing. For additional information regarding duties of the position and the area, please go to www.nps.gov/piro or contact Bruce Leutscher at (906) 387-2680 . Also see GS-6 Biological Science Technicians (Vegetation)   Job Announcement # MWE-17-OC-PIRO-095 Closes Thursday 3/23/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico 4, Jemez Springs, NM, United States
Mar 17, 2017
Seasonal
Duties In high elevations, works for extended periods in a back-country setting, sharing communal living chores with teammates, back-country hiking and camping.  Implements established natural resource management projects related plants and vegetation. Follows instructions and standardized procedures, collects and organizes field data. Ensures adequate quality control of data collected. Performs routine and recurring testing of collected samples. Records all data collected and provides preliminary assessment and classification of the information  Evaluates observed conditions and problems, and makes preliminary determinations on the cause of problems noted.  Assists in the preparation of reports, plans, and guidelines. Draft project reports may include literature research, descriptions of methods, preparation of graphs and charts, and summary of findings. Installs, operates, and maintains resource management equipment (e.g., tools, traps, and sampling, monitoring, photographic, and laboratory equipment).  Evaluates quality assurance compliance and calibrates equipment as necessary.  Utilizes a variety of computer programs to compile, reduce, store, retrieve, analyze, and report data and other resource management information.  Required to operate Utility Terrain Vehicle. Under the direction and guidance of the staff Plant Ecologist – trains, leads, and supervises seasonal field technicians and volunteers in plant monitoring data collection according to established standardized procedures and protocols. Trains field crew in general plant identification techniques and in learning the local flora by identifying and describing VALL plants. Plans and manages projects without supervision, supervises field crew to ensure accurate and timely completion of tasks, and reports to supervisor daily with updates and progress reports.  Physical Demands and Work Environment:  The work is partially sedentary with prolonged standing, hiking, walking, and bending.  Heavy lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds).  Work will be performed in an office setting and outdoors at high elevations which includes exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals.  Laboratory work may involve hazardous chemicals.  Area Information:  Valles Caldera National Preserve became a unit of the NPS on October 1, 2015.  The area is mountainous and mostly undeveloped.  Elevations range from 7,800' to 11,250'.  Temperatures during the summer can range from near freezing (night) to the mid-80 degrees (F) (day), while winter temperatures can reach -30 degrees F.  The weather is typically dry but monsoon rains are likely each day during summer.  Primary access is by dirt roads, which require the use of 4WD trucks, UTVs or snowmobiles.  Secondary access is by hiking (summer) or skiing/snowshoeing (winter), which can be challenging considering the weather and elevation.  Government housing may be available.  Housing in the Jemez Springs area is quite limited but both apartments and houses can be found for sale or for rent in Los Alamos or in the Bernalillo/Rio Rancho area.  A medical clinic is available nearby in Jemez Pueblo and other medical services are available in Los Alamos and the Bernalillo/Rio Rancho area.  K-12 schooling is available in the Jemez Valley as well as in Los Alamos and Bernalillo/Rio Rancho.  For more information, visit the preserve website at www.nps.gov/vall . Closes Thursday 3/23/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison, CO, United States
Mar 17, 2017
Temporary
The duty station for this position is Curecanti National Recreation Area, located 16 miles west of Gunnison, Colorado. The park encompasses three reservoirs, including Blue Mesa Reservoir, the largest body of water in Colorado. The two lower reservoirs are within the spectacular Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Duties Researches, prepares, and presents interpretive programs that meet the standards of the interpretive profession, including boat tours and evening campground programs. Roves trails and marinas providing recreation and safety information as well as informal interpretive services. Presenting formal and informal on-site campground programs in amphitheaters; responsible for set up, break-down, operation, and troubleshooting of A/V equipment and presentation of interpretive content. Representing the park at outreach functions in local communities, providing information on the park and conducting activities to engage communities with the resources of the park. Assists certified motorboat operators in making contacts by boat on flat water. Staffs visitor centers, selling bookstore materials, taking reservations, providing information and informal interpretation in person, via phone and by mail. Utilizes computers heavily in performance of duties. 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. Travel Required Occasional Travel Travel may be required for this position. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May 2017 Closes Friday 3/24/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Voyageurs National Park, International Falls, United States
Mar 17, 2017
Temporary
Anticipated Entry on Duty: May 2017 Voyageurs National Park is a 218,000-acre water-based park established to protect the geology, scenery and historic voyageur waterway system along the United States/Canadian border.  The park is located near International Falls, Minnesota (population approximately 6,000) and Kabetogama, Ash River, and Crane Lake, Minnesota. The park is adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.   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 Incumbent will work with the Interpretation staff as a member of the Resource Education and Visitor/Services Division. As an Resource Interpreter he/she will research, develop and conduct formal and informal interpretive programs, conduct environmental education programs, research, design and layout interpretive media, staff an information desk, work with the Resource Division to interpret their work, work on statistical analysis and reports, perform administrative functions, and participate in special events. Incumbent works on projects as assigned by the supervisor. The incumbent may operate or ride in a motorboat or canoe. Boat operator training will be available after EOD. 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. OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS: Subject to drug testing and will be required to operate or ride in a canoe or small water craft. May be required to have a  Motorboat Operator Certification Course certificate. It is required for this position but not before EOD.  Training may be given after EOD. Closes Tuesday 3/21/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Glen Jean, WV, United States
Mar 17, 2017
Temporary
This position(s) is a full-time TEMPORARY appointment, not-to-exceed 1039 hours of work in a service year. The appointment is expected to provide full-time, 40 hours per week. Appointments may be terminated at any time or work schedules may be changed to part-time depending on funding and work availability. The duty station of this position will be located at the headquarters complex in Glen Jean, West Virginia.  Glen Jean is a small rural community located 10 miles north of Beckley, WV.  Number of Vacancies: We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, the announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies. For additional park information, visit: https://www.nps.gov/neri Duties Assists the park Supervisory Resource Management Specialist, Biologist (Vegetation) and Wildlife Biologist, with the implementation of a highly varied resource management program.  Following instructions and standardized procedures, collects and organizes field data.  Ensures adequate quality control of data collected.  Records all data collected and provides preliminary assessment and classification of the information.  Seeks assistance for situations not covered by instructions or guidelines.  Makes field observations of natural resource conditions.  Evaluates observed conditions and problems, and makes preliminary determinations on the cause of problems noted.  Provides results to higher-level specialists for analysis.  Provides logistical support and area orientation for contract or cooperating scientists; provides technical information, ensures quality control, and solves logistical or operational problems within the scope of the incumbent’s knowledge and authority.  Installs, operates, and maintains resource management equipment (e.g., tools, personal protective equipment, and sampling, monitoring, GPS, and laboratory equipment). Inventories equipment, evaluates quality assurance compliance, and calibrates equipment as necessary.  Prepares lists of needed replacement parts, new equipment, and supplies.  Provides advice, assistance, and training to students, student conservation assistants, and volunteers involved in resource management projects and field research.  Utilizes a variety of computer programs to compile, reduce, store, retrieve, analyze, and report data and other resource management information, including natural science research and long-term monitoring projects.  Provides information to other employees and visitors about the natural resource management program; refers unusual questions to the supervisor.  May develop and present related interpretive programs to the public. Physical Demands and Work Environment:   The work requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking, or climbing over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, lifting or reaching to observe, collect, or record field data.  Heavy items (e.g. packs and equipment up to 50 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.  The work is performed in an office or outdoors.  The work performed involves regular and recurring exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals. Closes Thursday 3/30/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Windsor, VT, United States
Feb 06, 2017
Temporary
The Northeast Region is currently accepting applications to fill one (1) temporary position at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. 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. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. Duties Working with peers or alone, these positions perform a variety of tasks relating to natural resources, i.e., water, land, plants, animals, and soils. Assignments are performed within established methods, techniques and procedures using standard scientific equipment. Such tasks might include: field observations of vegetation, fish and wildlife resources; collection of field data; inputting data into spreadsheets and performing quality control on entered data; conducting field surveys to document and assess resource management issues; using a variety of computer programs including Excel, Access and Geographic Information System (GIS) software to compile and report data and other resource management information; habitat management activities including invasive plant control, native plant installation and site preparation; assisting with photo documentation of projects; and compilation and presentation of educational programs to staff, volunteers and the public.   Physical Demands : The work requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking, or climbing over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending; crouching, stooping, lifting or reaching to observe, collect, or record field data; or in some situations the work may require operation of an off-road vehicle and / or transportation by or operation of a small motorized boat.  Heavy items (e.g., equipment and packs up to 50 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis. Work Environment: The work is performed in an office or outdoors.  The work performed involves regular and recurring exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals.  Area Information : Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is located in the year-round resort community of Woodstock, Vermont – an area of great natural beauty alongside the Ottauquechee River in the foothills of the Green Mountains.  The new park opened for the first time to visitors in 1998 and is the first unit of the National Park System to focus on the theme of conservation history and the changing nature of land stewardship in America.  It manages and interprets the early 19th century Billings/Rockefeller mansion and grounds complex, as well as a 500-acre forest property on the slopes of Mount Tom where hiking, nature study, and cross-country skiing are popular with visitors. Occasional Travel Occasional travel may be required. Closes Friday 2/17/2017  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com