National Park Service
Grand Teton National Park, Moose, WY, United States
The National Park Service is currently accepting applications to fill up to 10 temporary positions at Grand Teton National Park, Moose, Wyoming. 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 extension if workload and funding allow. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May 2017Grand Teton National Park is known worldwide for its breathtaking natural beauty and magnificent wildlife. The park offers a range of recreational activities, scenic mountains, pristine valleys, and numerous species of wildlife. Bald eagles, bison, elk, deer, moose, wolves, and bear are abundant in this area. Recreational activities include fishing, hiking, climbing, boating, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, and hunting. This is a rural area at high altitude (6200 feet at Park Headquarters in Moose). Summers are pleasant with temperatures ranging from 60-90 degrees.Jackson,Wyoming (13 miles from Moose), is a small but thriving community with a hospital, recreation center, basic shopping, movie theaters, art galleries,museums, and most community facilities; additional facilities and shopping are available in Idaho Falls which is 105 miles from Moose.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.APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION.DutiesEmployees will serve as non-commissioned park rangers on the Jenny Lake search and rescue team, leading and performing mountain search and rescues in high altitude, technical terrain. Incumbents are required to use specialized climbing and mountaineering skills during search and rescues and when patrolling the backcountry. Knowledge and skill in technical climbing/mountaineering is required for safe performance when patrolling in the high altitude alpine environment. If conditions permit, helicopter resources are used in search and rescues, including short-haul operations. Employees provide emergency medical services at the First Responder level or above, and use a high degree of resourcefulness during extended patient care incidents. Patient transports out of the backcountry are often technical in nature.In addition to search and rescue and emergency medical services, employees will also patrol the backcountry to monitor trail and campsite conditions, share information with the public to promote climber/backcountry user safety, and staff visitor contact stations to provide information to park users. Incumbents will perform a variety of resource/backcountry/wilderness management duties including site cleanup and restoration, hazard tree removal, trail and sign maintenance, and impact monitoring. Employees may participate in a wildland fire suppression program.At the GS-7 level, there is a higher level of responsibility requiring the employee to use their own judgement and requiring higher than general knowledge of the resource, techniques, etc. The employee will be expected to coordinate and lead complex Search and Rescue operations and may act as a helicopter short-haul spotter. The employee will also coordinate and lead resource management projects.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: On a regular and recurring basis, the position requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion when climbing, hiking, and lifting heavy objects. Work will be performed in and around helicopters, and the employee may be short-hauled to backcountry locations to perform search and rescue duties. Work is performed on uneven, steep, rough, slippery, and rugged terrain. Work is performed outdoors, often under adverse weather conditions.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in setting 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 RequiredOccasional Traveltravel is required, 4 nights per monthCloses Tuesday 1/31/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service
Shenandoah National Park Headquarters, Luray, VA, United States
The National Park Service is currently accepting applications to fill up to (10) temporary positions at Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. 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: April, 2017.Positions are assigned to the Backcountry, Wilderness and Trails Branch in the Division of Natural and Cultural Resources at Shenandoah National Park. Work assignments will be throughout the Park and will be determined by work projects and agency needs. Park Headquarters complex is located approximately 4 miles from Luray, Virginia; a small rural community located in the Shenandoah Valley with a population of about 4800 with all usual facilities and services.Overnight back country camping may occur 2-6 nights per month.Work schedules will be four 10-hour shifts which will likely include weekends and holiday workNOTE: These positions are (non-commissioned) Park Rangers (Backcountry Wilderness Management).It is anticipated that there will be 2 positions filled at the GS-07 grade level and up to 8 positions filled at the GS-05 grade level.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.APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION.DutiesSubmits field reports which may include preliminary data analysis and recommendations for management. Provides preliminary field information, photographs and other documentation to support project clearance requirements. Serves as field liaison with other park staff, researchers and cooperators. Cooperates and coordinates with other field staff to assist with resource monitoring and management activities. Leads volunteers participating in backcountry and wilderness management or resource management projects.Maintains backcountry/wilderness management and resource management equipment such as backcountry camping permit stations and supplies, forestry equipment, cameras, binoculars, packs, camping gear, portable radio, vehicles, trail tools, maps and other field equipment.The position requires frequent strenuous activity. Selectees are required to hike up to 12 miles over steep, rough and uneven mountainous terrain into backcountry worksites while carrying work tools and equipment. At least eighty percent of work is performed in an outdoor setting.Prior to appointment, candidates for this position must successfully complete a pre-employment physical exam at government expense; must also successfully complete an arduous duty pack test which involves walking 3 miles in 45 minutes carrying a 45-pound pack.GS-07 (Additional duties required) Performs as the lead for the backcountry and wilderness crew to accomplish field implementation of the backcountry and wilderness management program.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpack, tools, rescue equipment, etc.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in setting 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 1/20/2017Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
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. Work is anticipated to begin in April. DutiesGS-5 technicians will work as part of a field crew under the direction of the National Lakeshore's Botanist, Natural Resources Program Manager, Biologist, Wildlife Biologist, and/or Environmental Protection Specialist. Field work will consist of habitat management activities associated with natural areas and disturbed lands retoration and data collection associated with evaluating lands for potential restoration actions. Restoration work will include invasive plant control, native plant propagation, plant installation, seed collection and site preparation, and protecting resources from visitor impacts by installing signs and fencing. Site preparation work will include using tools and operating equipment such as hand saws, loppers, pruners, sprayers, chainsaws, and/or brush cutters to remove undesirable plants. Site evaluation work may include among other actions vegetation evaluation, seedbank sampling, soil sampling, water sampling, and mapping work sites using Global Positioning System Units. Work will be adaptive with other tasks assigned as necessary to achieve work goals. PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT - This position requires application of herbicides for vegetation control, carrying 40 pounds of tools and equipment over uneven terrain, strenous manual labor, working primarily outdoors under a variety of weather conditions, exposure to poisonous plants including the very poisonous wetland shrub Rhus vernix (poison sumac), exposure to biting and stinging insects including ticks which may harbor Lyme disease, and exposure to tripping hazards. Wetland work may occur in water depths of two to three feet. The substrate may be comprised of a thin soil fabric and unanticipated direct communication with body parts and the wetland may occur resulting in destruction of personal electronic equipment (such as cell phones) and wet and muck coated clothing.AREA INFORMATION - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is located at the southern tip of Lake Michigan approximately 50-60 miles southeast of Chicago, Illinois. Small towns and resort communities on the beaches of Lake Michigan and farms interspersed with large tracts of woodlands and wetlands surround the Lakeshore. An abundance of cultural and recreational activities are available year-round. The area has weather typical of the Midwest, with temperatures normally ranging from 0 degrees in the winter to 90 degrees in the summer. No government housing available; however, many reasonably priced houses and rental properties exist in the surrounding communities. All services are available.For information on duties, schedule or duty location for this position contact Laura Brennan at 219-395-1531.Closes Friday 1/27/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service
Harpers Ferry, IA, United States
These positions are seasonal temporary positions, with full-time work schedule not to exceed (NTE) 1039 hours in a service year. Under this type of appointment, selectee(s) may be eligible for rehire in future seasons. Aniticipated Entrance on Duty date is April 2017.Number of Vacancies: This announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies if necessary. 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.
Implements established natural resource management projects. Following 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. 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.Assists in the preparation of reports, plans, and guidelines. Draft project reports may include literature research, descriptions of methods, preparation of maps, graphs, or charts, and summary of findings.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.Primary Duties of the GS-404-05 Biological Science Technician:Locate, treat and monitor exotic plant infestations.· Utilize GPS to map plant species of conservation concern and create field maps from collected data and existing layers.· Monitor listed and sensitive plant species.· Assist with other monitoring programs, such as fire effects, breeding bird, or aquatic surveys, as needed.· Ability to acquire Iowa State Pesticide Applicators Certification.· Enter field data into databases and develop completion reports.· Operate computers, GPS units, UTV’s, hand tools, power tools and 4x4 vehicles to support assigned duties.Closes Tuesday 1/17/2017 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
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.DutiesA 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.
National Park Service
Shenandoah National Park Headquarters, Luray, VA, United States
SummaryAbout the AgencyThe 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.The expected beginning date of employment in 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.DutiesA 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.Opened Monday 11/28/2016. Closes Tuesday 1/10/2017. But the First Consideration Date is December 20. 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: 12/20/2016 - Luray, VA (Shenandoah NP)Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com.