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4 job(s) at National Park Service

National Park Service Chincoteague, VA, United States
Feb 24, 2017
Temporary
Assateague Island National Seashore is located on the Atlantic coast of Maryland and Virginia, approximately 130 miles east of Washington, DC. The area is largely rural, with numerous small towns and the seaside resorts of Ocean City, MD and Chincoteague, VA nearby. This announcement is being advertised for both Part-Time position(s) working approximately 16 hours a week or fewer and Full-Time position(s) working 40 hours per week. 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. Duties Develops and presents a variety of interpretive natural history programs including: marsh walks, ecology walks, bird walks, and children's and adult discovery programs. Leads crabbing, clamming, musseling, and surf fishing demonstrations. Guides kayak programs in the Maryland district and in the Virginia district. Presents non-illustrated campfire talks. Provides roving interpretation on park trails and high-use sites. Operates visitor center providing information and informal interpretation to park visitors. Handles sales for cooperating association. Performs fee collection. Performs as lead seasonal providing scheduling, peer audits and various administrative duties. Fall seasons include busy curriculum based environmental education programming for students pre-K through adult. Background investigation is required. 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., such as biting insects such as mosquitoes and flies, high or low temperatures, confined spaces or adverse weather conditions; including temperatures in the high 90s with extreme humidity Travel Required Occasional Travel Occasional Travel maybe required Closes Friday 2/24/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Shenandoah National Park Headquarters, Luray, VA, United States
Feb 19, 2017
Temporary
These are TEMPORARY positions, not-to-exceed 1039 hours of work in a service year. The appointment is expected to provide full-time, 40 hours per week employment April 2017 through October 2017.  Appointments may be terminated at any time, may be extended, or work schedules may be changed to part-time depending on funding and work availability.  Tour of duty for these positions will normally be four 10-hour work days, Monday through Thursday.  One position will be filled at the GS-06 level; 2-4 positions will be filled at the GS-05 level.  Pay for GS-05 is $15.74 per hour; pay for the GS-06 is $17.54 per hour. Position Location:  Shenandoah National Park is located in Virginia, approximately 90 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Please visit  Shenandoah National Park  for additional park information. Duties Major Duties: These positions will assist the Lead Biological Technician overseeing the Park exotic plant management program by performing biological science technical support functions including invasive exotic plant management, monitoring of treatment sites, exotic plant inventory work, vegetation restoration, plant propagation, data entry and equipment maintenance. GS-05:  Actively participate on and provide occasional field leadership to a crew of 2-7 people managing invasive exotic plants and restoring native vegetation. Maintain a native plant nursery, to include planting, seeding, watering, weeding, bed preparation and seed collection. Help organize and provide assistance with administrative duties such as data entry in support of invasive exotic plant management projects. Maintain and organize specialized equipment used for data collection and vegetation monitoring and management. GS-06:  Actively participate on and provide regular field leadership to a crew of 2-7 people managing invasive exotic plants and restoring native vegetation. Help organize and provide assistance with administrative duties such as data entry in support of invasive exotic plant management projects. Maintain and organize specialized equipment used for data collection and vegetation monitoring and management. Assist with training and supervision of lower-graded employees, interns and volunteers engaged in exotic plant monitoring and management projects. Physical Demands and Work Environment: Requires a good level of physical fitness, and will routinely be required to hike four or more miles in a day, four days per week, while carrying a 30-pound backpack. Required to routinely stoop, bend, crawl, and hike long distances off-trail over rough, uneven terrain in a variety of weather. Exposure to venomous snakes, wild animals, and disease carrying insects may occur on a daily basis.  Required to use chemical tick bite prevention measures (Permanone) on exterior of clothing and equipment. Travel Required Occasional Travel Occasional travel to perform work at other Parks may be required. Closes Tuesday 2/21/2017 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
National Park Service North Cascades National Park Wilderness Information Center, Ranger Station Road, Marblemount, WA, United States
Dec 15, 2016
Seasonal
North Cascades National Park is looking for temporary employees to work as Fire Lookouts in Marblemount, WA. For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select Washington. Duties A Fire Lookout (GS-04 Forestry Technician) maintains surveillance to detect and report the occurrence of fires, status for fires, suspicious smokes, smoke like dusts, or unusual volumes of legitimate smoke. Uses standard equipment to locate smokes reported by others, estimate distances, ascertain probable distances to smokes, ascertain the probable size and characteristics of fires. Reports and locates fires on maps. Records and reports daily weather observations. Maintains or directs others in maintaining records and log books.