Park Ranger (Interpretation) - 2 positions

  • National Park Service
  • Fort Scott, KS, United States
  • Nov 23, 2016
Seasonal Environmental Education/Communication Cultural Resources Natural Resources

Job Description

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, 2017

The 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
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Job Level



Government- Federal


Salary Range $15.49/yr. Series & Grade GS-0025-05.