Park Guides (Bilingual) - 3 vacancies

  • National Park Service
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park Headquarters, National Parks Highway, Carlsbad, NM, United States
  • May 19, 2017
Full time Communication/Public Outreach Environmental Education/Interpretation Natural Resources

Job Description

These positions are located in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, in the Division of Interpretation and Visitor Services. Please visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park for additional park information.

Candidate interviews for this position will be conducted in Spanish.

AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located 27 miles from the city of Carlsbad in southeastern New Mexico. The park, at an elevation of 4400 feet, has a semi-arid climate with hot summers and mild winters, abundant sunshine, low humidity, and approximately 10 inches of rainfall per year.

Please note: A government van pool provides service between Carlsbad, NM and Carlsbad Caverns National Park for staff on the core shift. Riders pay a per ride rate of $1.50 each way. Staff are responsible for their own commuter transportation for shifts that extend beyond the core shift. Government housing is not available.

These are Career-Seasonal positions and subject to release and recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal positions includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. As such, selectees will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions. Selectees are guaranteed to work at least 6 months per year but not more than 50 weeks per year, with the work schedule to be determined upon appointment. The typical season for Carlsbad Caverns National Park is March-October, but can be variable during these months due to project requirements or weather conditions.


Prepares and presents a variety of formal and informal interpretive programs including guided tours through developed areas of the caverns as well as tours into undeveloped, limited access areas. Several of the tours are strenuous and require extended periods of time underground, crawling through tight passage ways and climbing on uneven and slippery surfaces. Presents various interpretive programs to large and varied audiences, including international visitors, and school groups.Presents evening programs at the bat flight amphitheater about the park's large population of resident bats. Other duties include working at the visitor information desk, roving interpretation in the cavern and on the surface, operating elevators to transport visitors into the cave, presenting PowerPoint programs on park themes, assisting with special events, operating audiovisual equipment and computers. Collateral duties and special projects such as writing articles for the park newspaper and developing temporary exhibits will be assigned. When needed, provides first aid to visitors and assists with medical emergencies or carry-outs. Cleaning bio-hazardous materials such as human waste and other bodily fluids off of cave trails may be required. The Hepatitis B shot series will be offered. Successful candidates must be able to speak and understand Spanish at a fluent level. 

Closes Thursday 6/1/2017

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$32,844.00 to $42,702.00 / Per Year Series & Grade GS-0090-

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