National Park Service

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

National Park Service Luray, VA, USA
Jun 19, 2018
Temporary
Summary This position is located in Northeast Regional Office, in the Natural Resources Division. Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Northeast Regional Office is July-November, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: July 22, 2018. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Incumbent carries out a wide variety of field activities in support of programs such as the control of non-native and invasive plant species and enhancement of native plant populations. Such activities may include inventory and assessment, habitat restoration and threat mitigation, and application of herbicides.Incumbent conducts routine and recurring resource monitoring programs for evaluating rare, threatened and endangered plant species, vegetation communities, population dynamics, ecosystem relationships, and public health/safety issues. Seeks assistance for situations not covered by instructions or guidelines. Makes field observations of plant conditions and provides preliminary determinations on conditions/problems to professional staff for use in planning, protection and mitigation activities. Participates in revegetation activities such as site preparation, transplanting, seeding, and applying mulch or erosion mats. Travel Required 76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Twentynine Palms, CA, USA
Jun 19, 2018
Temporary
Summary Interpretive Rangers are uniformed staff who develop and present educational programs including guided walks and illustrated presentations in visitor centers and campgrounds on natural, cultural, or historical resources. They work with diverse audiences in a variety of park settings including coastal and temperate rainforest, grasslands, coniferous forests, and subalpine and alpine ecosystems. Anticipated Entry on Duty: October, 2018. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Develop and present a variety of programs including guided walks, illustrated talks (PowerPoint amphitheater and campfire programs)and demonstrations. Develop programs using principles of the NPS thematic interpretation model through topic research, familiarity with and creative use of delivery techniques. Provide informal interpretation and orientation for park guests in visitor centers, ranger stations and while roving in the field. Perform cashier duties and assist with a variety of special projects to support park goals. Actively promote the safety of park visitors and stewardship of park resources in all interactions, and may also be the initial contact for accident reporting and emergency assistance. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather from snow, wind, and rain to sun and heat. Work involves standing for long periods of time, walking over rough and uneven terrain and living in close quarters with co-workers. Additional duties for GS-5:   You will present informal and formal talks; lead guided tours and respond to visitor inquiries for information, direction and guidance. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com