Park Rangers (Interpretation)

  • National Park Service
  • Brookline, MA, United States
  • Nov 21, 2016
Temporary Environmental Education/Communication Cultural Resources

Job Description

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, 2017
The site is located in the pleasant close-in Boston suburb of Brookline, MA.

This 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

Job Level



Government- Federal


$16.95/hr. GS-0025-05.