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National Park Service Shenandoah National Park Headquarters, Luray, VA, United States
Nov 28, 2016
Seasonal
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. 
National Park Service Shenandoah National Park Headquarters, Luray, VA, United States
Nov 28, 2016
Temporary
The National Park Survice is currently accepting applications to fill up to 18 temporary positions at Shenandoah National Park. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. Anticipated Entry on Duty: March, 2017Shenandoah National Park is located in Virginia, approximately 90 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. The park consists of approximately 197,000 acres of land, including 80,000 acres designated as wilderness.The park is recruiting for full-time and part-time positions with the majority of the positions being hired as full-time with 1-2 positions hired as part-time. Estimated hours for part-time work will be 16 hours per week. May be assigned to work nights, early mornings, rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends. Lieu days may periodically change based on seasonal visitation patterns.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.DutiesMajor duties will be to prepare and present thematic interpretive programs for a variety of public audiences and curriculum-based education programs for kindergarten through high school student groups on a variety of natural and human history topics including habitats, plant/animal adaptations, ecosystems, geology, human history, park management and watersheds. Public interpretive programs include guided walks, short talks, illustrated evening programs and children's programs. Programs are resource-based and are conducted at outdoor and indoor sites at various locations in the park and use the professional competency standards developed by the National Park Service. Perform other interpretive duties including visitor center operations and roving interpretive patrols making informal visitor contacts. Assist with preparing and presenting special request programs and sessions for instructional teacher workshops and professional development courses for educators. These positions are in Shenandoah National Park with the Division of Interpretation and Education, with duty stations at various locations along Skyline Drive. Park Headquarters Complex is located approximately 4 miles from Luray, Virginia, a small rural community in the Shenandoah Valley.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.Employees will obtain and maintain First Aid/CPR certification.Closes Friday 12/2/2016 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com.
National Park Service Port Angeles, WA, United States
Nov 25, 2016
Temporary
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. DutiesBackcountry snow travel (skiing & snowshoeing) to monitor visitor use, provide first-hand assessment of conditions, respond to emergencies, participate in search & rescues, recognize and reduce hazards. Work safely in winter conditions (snow, sleet, ice, sub-zero, white-out conditions). Assess & forecast avalanche danger.Backcountry Rangers work in remote wilderness settings and are often on extended (up to 10 days, 15 miles per day with heavy pack) solo patrols. It is extremely likely that in the course of their season, a backcountry ranger will respond to an emergency medical incident involving park visitors, co-workers, or themselves. These incidents range from minor sprains/strains to life threatening medicals/traumas requiring immediate helicopter evacuation. Rangers with basic First Aid/EMS training are able to provide initial care and relay critical information to responding teams. Assists in emergency situations by performing emergency first-aid or CPR to current level of training, gathers information from reporting parties and notifies appropriate park personnel.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 Thursday 12/1/2016 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com.
National Park Service Isle Royale National Park, Eagle Harbor Township, MI, United States
Nov 25, 2016
Temporary
The National Park Service is currently accepting applications to fill up to (3) temporary positions at  Isle Royale National Park. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: April 2017Isle Royale National Park is a large, remote and isolated island in northwestern Lake Superior.  With numerous lakes and native wildlife such as moose and wolves, the park offers a superb setting for recreational opportunities such as boating, kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, camping, fishing, hiking and more.  Isle Royale is located approximately 70 miles north of the park's administrative headquarters in Houghton, MI.  The incumbent will be stationed on the island.Training Provided: 40 hour LE Refresher, Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC), 24 hours EMT CE or Refresher hours, 8 hour wildland firefighter refresher, as needed. Incumbent will gain significant small boat handling experience and may have opportunities to gain large (27-31') boat handling experience to include marine electronics, reduced visibility night and fog navigation, towing. 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.DutiesAssigned to remote work site to provide visitor services and visitor resource protection.  Operates motorboats and non-motorized watercraft to conduct law enforcement patrols or to access remote areas for foot patrols; provides emergency medical services; performs search and rescue operations; provides information regarding Federal, park, and state regulations; provides visitor information and assistance; and maintains campground and associated facilities.Closes Monday 12/5/2016
National Park Service Washington, D.C., DC, United States
Nov 24, 2016
Full time
This position is located in the Center of Urban Ecology at the National Capital Region (NCR) in Washington, D.C.The incumbent serves as the Biological Science Technician and is responsible to perform a wide variety of interrelated on nonstandard biological science technical support, such as assignments in one or more areas in the following programs; wildlife, fisheries and/or plants.This position is temporary not to exceed 1 year. This position may be extended for one additional year without further competition.DutiesThe duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:Lead staff, interns, and volunteers in invasive plant management.Implement invasive plant control in a wide variety of settings.Mix and apply herbicides.Operate and maintain mechanical equipment.Supports park personnel with invasive plant control, identification, inventory and mapping methods.Supports and advocates for the safety of the team and park employees as well as ensuring that all members follow established program protocols.Supports storage and safe operation and use of pesticides, chain saws, personal protective equipment and other equipment as required.Supports on the job training for team and park personnel in the areas of inventory and mapping and operational control of invasive plants.Supports native plant restoration work including seedbed preparation, planting and initial maintenance.Conducts resource monitoring programsLead invasive plant control efforts with direction from the supervisor.Closes Wednesday 12/7/2016 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com.
National Park Service Washington DC
Nov 24, 2016
Full time
The incumbent serves as the Biological Science Technician and is responsible to perform a wide variety of interrelated on nonstandard biological science technical support, such as assignments in one or more areas in the following programs; wildlife, fisheries and/or plants.This position is temporary not to exceed 1 year. This position may be extended for one additional year without further competition.DutiesThe duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:Implement invasive plant control in a wide variety of settings.Mix and apply herbicides.Operate and maintain mechanical equipment.Supports park personnel with invasive plant control, identification, inventory and mapping methods.Supports and advocates for the safety of the team and park employees as well as ensuring that all members follow established program protocols.Supports storage and safe operation and use of pesticides, chain saws, personal protective equipment and other equipment as required.Supports on the job training for team and park personnel in the areas of inventory and mapping and operational control of invasive plants.Supports native plant restoration work including seedbed preparation, planting and initial maintenance.Conducts resource monitoring programsCloses Wednesday 12/7/2016 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com.
National Park Service Clarkdale, AZ, United States
Nov 24, 2016
Full time
This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 50 applicants.  It is scheduled to close at midnight (11:59 EDT) on Monday, November 28, 2016  OR at midnight (11:59 EDT) the day the 50th application is received, whichever comes first.DutiesMajor Duties: This position is located in the Natural Resources Division for Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments. The position is physically located in Tuzigoot National Monument in Clarkdale, Arizona. The position will be working primarily in the field at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments for native plant restoration and invasive plant management projects. Field activities will include invasive plant control, native seed collection and processing, native plant reseeding, and plantings. This position will also assist park staff with outreach activities including volunteer and youth groups on various restoration and invasive plant projects.The incumbent reports directly to the Chief of Natural Resources and will manage high priority weed eradication and restoration activities throughout the monuments. Eradication techniques will follow National Park Service Integrated Pest Management strategies. Duties will include: eradication of target exotic species that may include use of herbicides and mechanized equipment; inventory and mapping of exotic plants; collecting, cleaning, storing and dispersing native seed; production of native plants for restoration of sites denuded by human activities; monitoring of restored sites; data management; and assistance in other projects related to plant and soil conservation. Additional natural resource projects such as water resources and wildlife monitoring will be part of this position's duties.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Moderate to high physical effort is required. Some duties require sitting, standing, or walking for extended periods of time. Some duties may also require strenuous physical activity such as climbing, lifting, carrying, hiking at high altitudes and rugged, precipitous, and sometimes unstable terrain.APPLICANTS MUST BE IN EXCELLENT PHYSICAL CONDITION TO PERFORM REQUIRED JOB DUTIES.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/HOUSING INFORMATION: The monuments are located in the Verde Valley in central Arizona about 90 miles north of Phoenix and 50 miles south of Flagstaff. Tuzigoot is off of Highway 89A by the towns of Clarkdale and Cottonwood along the northern reaches of the Verde River. Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well are off of Interstate 17 near the towns of Camp Verde and Rimrock.Closes Monday 11/28/2016 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com. 
National Park Service Fort Scott, KS, United States
Nov 23, 2016
Seasonal
The National Park Service is currently accepting applications to fill up to (2) temporary positions at Fort Scott National Historical Site, KS. 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, 2017DutiesThe incumbent serves in the Division of Interpretation and Resource Management and is responsible for a wide variety of interpretive and visitor service duties and resource management/protection tasks. These include conducting independent research and developing original, thematic interpretive programs, and presenting interpretive/education programs about the area's cultural and natural resources to audiences ranging in size from 1-20 using a variety of props and techniques. The incumbent operates the park visitor center and ensures visitor safety. The incumbent is also responsible for opening and closing the site and basic resource protection tasks including exotic plant control and routine cleaning of museum objects and exhibit spaces. Other duties include making and maintaining interpretive products (such as signs and labels) and caring and accounting for interpretive props (such as living history clothing and equipment).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 Wednesday 11/30/2016 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com.
National Park Service Brookline, MA, United States
Nov 21, 2016
Temporary
The National Park service is accepting applications to fill up to 2 temporary positions at Frederick Olmsted National Historic Site. 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, 2017The site is located in the pleasant close-in Boston suburb of Brookline, MA.DutiesThis position entails informing visitors about park facilities and resources. Duties are performed at on or off-site at locations designated by the park. Learns park resources by reviewing published maps, park research materials, program manuals, and other documents previously prepared by park rangers and other professionals and by talking with park staff. Provides assistance in connection with celebrations related to the programs and themes of the park and assists in the operations of special events.Develops and presents guided interpretive (public) and educational (curriculum-based) programs of the Olmsted site and other theme-related interpretive and education programs to a variety of audiences, protects cultural resources, and works behind an information desk. Operates a variety of audiovisual and other equipment used in connection with interpretive material, e.g., projectors, DVD, and video equipment. As assigned, performs various administrative duties, e.g., scheduling, gathering routine information for reports, compilation of statistical data, and maintains reports and records for accountable property. Operates cash register for cooperating association.Incumbent will assist with or handle first aid emergencies. The work ranges from indoor sedentary computer work to active work outdoors in temperatures sometimes exceeding 90°. No government housing is available.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 12/5/2016
National Park Service Pinnacles National Park, San Benito County, CA, United States
Oct 01, 2016
Full time
This position is located in Pinnacles National Park, in the Division of Resource Management, with a duty location of Paicines, CA. This position serves as the program manager for the plant ecology and habitat restoration program. The incumbent is a key member of the resources management team and is instrumental in maintaining and building an excellent natural resource program. This position has tremendous opportunity to influence resource stewardship within the park and within the larger landscape. The position is mostly in the office with occasional field work and directs field staff, volunteers, and interns who conduct field work throughout the year.This is a CAREER-SEASONAL POSITION, therefore you will be guaranteed at least 26 weeks of work, but not more than 48 weeks in one service year.   This position is subject to periods of non-pay, and is expected to be placed in mandatory non-pay status for a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 6 months each year.  However, it is anticipated there will be 2-4 weeks of non-pay status per year. The position is subject to occasional weekend work and teleworking may be available on an incidental basis. As funding allows additional pay periods will be scheduled in full-time status. The position is subject to occasional weekend work and teleworking may be available on an incidental basis. As funding allows additional pay periods will be scheduled in full-time status.Who May Be Considered: Applications will be accepted from All U.S. Citizens.This position is concurrently open to current federal status employees within the DOI and LMWFA eligibles, and CTAP eligibles under Announcement Number #KLBA-16-1804563-MP-lfDuties* Vegetation management, habitat restoration, fire ecology, plant ecology research, plant taxonomy and inventory and monitoring.* Compile and analyze data to document the status of plant populations and communities.* Maintain the park flora, park vegetation map, and other park data sets.* Serve as an environmental compliance subject matter expert for vegetation.* Collect and manage ecological and management data using relational databases and GIS software.* Develop cooperative and task agreements and serve as Agreements Technical Representative.* Work with other divisions on hazardous fuels and hazard tree, and roadside vegetation management,.* Review internal and external project proposals, plans, and compliance documents.* Recommend mitigations and best management practices to protect plant communities, rare plants, and wetlands.* Represent the park on NPS regional task groups or similar organizations.* Administer and track project funds and prepare accomplishment reports.* Supervise temporary, permanent, volunteers, and other personnel, but less than 25% of the time.* Carry out program management duties by developing work plans and schedules, scopes of work, cost estimates, and proposals and/or grants to justify funding requests and accomplish goals.  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com 
National Park Service Crater Lake National Park, Klamath County, OR, United States
Sep 30, 2016
Full time
SummaryExperience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.This position is located in Crater Lake National Park, in the Division of Visitor and Resources Protection, and supports the Law Enforcement program. The primary purpose of this position is to perform law enforcement duties including detection, investigation, apprehension, detention, and prosecution under provisions of applicable laws, rules, and regulations enacted to ensure the protection and safe use of National Park resources.  One position is available. This is a PERMANENT, CAREER/CAREER-CONDITIONAL, FULL-TIME position. WHO MAY APPLY:  Applications will be accepted from all qualified US Citizens.This position is being announced simultaneously under Agency Merit Promotion Procedures via vacancy#  KLBA-16-1814517-MP-cfDutiesThis is a non-supervisory Park Ranger position performing natural and cultural resource protection, law enforcement, emergency medical services, wildland fire suppression, and search and rescue. Serves as a Level II or I Law Enforcement Commissioned Park Ranger responsible for performing duties that include detection, investigation, structural fire fighting, apprehension, detention, and prosecution under provisions of applicable laws, rules, and regulations enacted to insure the protection and safe use of National Park resources. The primary duty of this position is the enforcement of the criminal laws of the United States through investigation, apprehension, education, and detention of individuals suspected or convicted of violating these laws. Duties include vehicle and foot patrols in front country and back country setting Responds to emergency incidents and takes initial action to protect visitors and resources. Full potential grade level for this position is GL-0025-09.Physical Demands/Work Environment: The work of a ranger regularly includes long periods of standing, hiking and/or climbing, in many cases on uneven, steep, rough, slippery, and/or rugged terrain. Strenuous exertion is frequently required in law enforcement, firefighting, search and rescue, medical and related emergency activities. Lifting or carrying equipment weighing over 50 pounds, such as firefighting or search and rescue equipment, is required. In some assignments, heavy packs may have to be carried long distances over mountainous or snow-covered terrain.Area Information: Crater Lake National Park consists of 183,000 acres at elevations of 4,500 to 9,000 feet in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon. The centerpiece of the park is Crater Lake, which was formed when ancestral Mt. Mazama collapsed following an eruption over 7,000 years ago. The lake is renowned for its depth, clarity and deep blue color. The rest of the park consists of several coniferous forest types, barren pumice areas, sub alpine meadows, rocky ridges and peaks, and numerous perennial streams. The park has long snowy winter (over 500 inches of snowfall each winter) and is well known for the depth and scenic beauty of the winter snow pack. Summer and fall in the park are brief but spectacular, and feature temperate conditions and generally fair weather, with occasional thunderstorms. Basic amenities are available in local communities of Chiloquin and Prospect. All amenities are available in the large towns of Klamath Falls, Medford, and Bend, OR.Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Everglades National Park, Homestead, Florida USA
Sep 30, 2016
Full time
This is a TERM appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to 4 years without further competition depending on management needs and funding.  Appointment to this position does not confer permanent status in the Federal service.Number of Vacancies:  We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.Full Performance Level: GS-11DutiesServes as the primary point of contact for Endangered Species Act consultation and coordination with other agencies regarding sensitive species in Everglades National Park. Routinely prepares correspondence and documents in accordance with consultation procedures under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. Coordinates with other professionals within and outside the agency on issues related to impacts to sensitive species in conjunction with Park projects and Everglades Restoration. Works with biologists and species experts to assess the status of sensitive species and their habitats, and disseminates such information as appropriate. Works with others to develop conservation measures and monitoring efforts to aid in protection of key resources and assess the effects of actions. Conducts field assessments of sensitive species and collects data on occurrence and distribution.ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATION INFORMATION:Position Location: South Florida Natural Resources Center, Everglades National Park, Homestead, Fl. Please visit http://www.nps.gov/ever for area information.Travel RequiredOccasional Travel1-5 days per month
National Park Service Yosemite National Park Road, Yosemite Valley, CA, United States
Sep 29, 2016
Temporary
DutiesGS-6 LevelThe incumbent serves as the assistant field lead in support of the Bear Management Program under supervision of that program's lead manager. S/he provides technical assistance to design and implement bear and other wildlife management actions to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts, usually in developed areas of the park. These actions include, but are not limited to: patrolling to detect bears and food storage violations, usually at night; capture and anesthesia of bears to tag, attach radio collars, and collect physiological data; euthanizing bears that are a clear threat to human safety; using firearms to fire nonlethal rounds at large mammals to get them to leave developed areas; drafting technical reports and presentations; maintains databases and compiles and analyses data; leads and organizes the schedules for the deployment of lower-graded personnel.Conditions of Employment:As a condition of employment, you must be physically able to perform the duties of the position as described in the following: Work is strenuous, with prolonged periods of walking and running, often over rugged terrain. Bending and lifting of heavy loads is required. A majority of work is done after dark, when bears are most active, which will require late night through early morning work hours. Overtime is often required to respond to bear activity. Confrontations with potentially dangerous animals are possible. Contact with the public is frequent, and may involve potentially volatile situations that must be handled tactfully. Work may occur during adverse weather, such as high and low temperatures, and rain storms. Backpacking carrying heavy loads at high elevations over long distances for multiple overnight camping in wilderness is possible.Valid State Driver's License: The incumbent will drive a government vehicle in the course of carrying out the duties of this position. Therefore, as a condition of employment, the incumbent must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: This position performs strenuous work assisting wildlife biologists trapping, tagging, collaring, hazing, and tracking bears. The following are Selective Placement Factors, and candidates who do not meet these requirements by close of this announcement will receive no further consideration for this position. Experience with bear management is required. This must include preparing pharmaceutical mixtures to support darting and data collection activities, as well as potential euthanasia of bears determined to be hazardous to humans. Experience with Radio Telemetry for tracking is required.Experience with Non-Lethal weapons used in bear management activities is required.Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC, United States
Sep 29, 2016
Temporary
DutiesIndividuals selected for these positions will perform a variety of resource and visitor protection duties including: enforcement of federal laws, regulations and policies; investigation of motor vehicle accidents; patrol of both front country and backcountry sites; emergency response (utilizing Incident Command System);provide emergency medical services; search and rescue; facilitate visitor stewardship and orientation; wilderness management; boundary enforcement; protection of natural and cultural resources (wildlife, plants, archeological sites, historic buildings) and wildland/structural fire suppression.Additional duties for GS-5: The incumbent will assist with preliminary investigations of felonies and other crimes and violations of park rules and public use and safety requirements, and in crowd control activities. Proactively protects park resources from all forms of degradation.Additional duties for GS-7: The incumbent will independently conduct law enforcement investigations into misdemeanor violations. Under the supervision of a Type I commissioned personnel, investigate felony violations and fatalities.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. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Great Smoky Mountains, National Park Road, Charleston, NC, United States
Sep 25, 2016
Temporary
Location: Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Almond, NC. The purpose of the position is to conduct and/or assist in various routine wildlife management projects, particularly wild hog control. This includes monitoring projects related to determining the activities, movements, population status, capture, removal, process transport and/or euthanasia of selected wildlife. Utilizes traps to capture and firearms to effectively shoot and/or humanely euthanize wildlife according to established guidelines. Following instructions and standardized procedures, incumbent collects and organizes field data and biological samples, administers marking devices (i.e., ear tags, tattoos, etc.) to selected wildlife and ensures adequate quality control of the data, samples and markings. Backpacks (approx. 60 pounds of supplies and equipment) and hikes (up to 15 miles daily) into remote mountainous areas, establishes primitive campsites, and camps alone for up to five continuous days in a variety of weather conditions. Installs, inspects, cleans, operates, and maintains resource management equipment (e.g., tools, traps, firearms, etc). Serves as an emergency team member for search and rescue, forest fire suppression activities, and in other emergency capacities as needed. Operate farm utility vehicles and boats daily.This is a temporary appointment NTE 1039 hours during the work year.   Under this type of appointment, selectee(s) may be eligible for rehire in future seasons.Job Announcement Number: 1805447NASU-DE-1761(GRSM)Number of Vacancies:  We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.Please visit http://www.nps.gov/grsm  for area information. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Cherokee, NC, United States
Sep 25, 2016
Full time
The purpose of the position is to conduct and/or assist in various routine wildlife management projects, particularly wild hog control. This includes monitoring projects related to determining the activities, movements, population status, capture, removal, process transport and/or euthanasia of selected wildlife. Utilizes traps to capture and firearms to effectively shoot and/or humanely euthanize wildlife according to established guidelines. Following instructions and standardized procedures, incumbent collects and organizes field data and biological samples, administers marking devices (i.e., ear tags, tattoos, etc.) to selected wildlife and ensures adequate quality control of the data, samples and markings. Backpacks (approx. 60 pounds of supplies and equipment) and hikes (up to 15 miles daily) into remote mountainous areas, establishes primitive campsites, and camps alone for up to five continuous days in a variety of weather conditions. Installs, inspects, cleans, operates, and maintains resource management equipment (e.g., tools, traps, firearms, etc). Serves as an emergency team member for search and rescue, forest fire suppression activities, and in other emergency capacities as needed.This is a temporary appointment NTE 1039 hours during the work year.   Under this type of appointment, selectee(s) may be eligible for rehire in future seasons.Number of Vacancies:  We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATION INFORMATIONPosition Location: Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Gatlinburg, TN or Cherokee, NC.  Please visit http://www.nps.gov/grsm  for area information. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com