National Park Service

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National Park Service Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI, USA
Dec 13, 2019
Temporary
Open & closing dates:  12/13/2019   to   12/23/2019.  This job will close when we have received   100 applications   which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more Summary Positions are located in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, in the Natural Resource Management Division. O pen to the first 100 applicants or until 12/23/2019 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Major Duties:   These NTE 1039 hour positions are located within the Division of Natural Resource Management at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You will serve as a program lead to implement new and established natural resource management projects involving integrated pest management (IPM), piping plover protection, and BARK Ranger volunteers, with an emphasis on visitor education. The position will work closely with other divisions to respond to a variety of pest management issues in park facilities, campgrounds, and in the field; conduct campground roves to educate campers about food storage policies; monitor and track reports of habituated wildlife; and lead a crew of volunteer BARK Rangers to promote park leash policies in piping plover nesting sites. Duties will include training and coordinating volunteers; identification of a variety of shorebirds and mammals; collecting field data, recording field data in established or new databases; implementing prevention and control strategies to manage pest species; providing outreach/education content for social media posts; coordinating outreach and media contacts; and preparing annual project reports. Successful applicants will be asked to train, schedule, supervise, and lead a large group of BARK Ranger volunteers to monitor beach areas with their dogs for compliance with park leash policies. The applicant will also be responsible for implementing the park's IPM program. At times, the applicant may lead smaller teams of NPS seasonal, intern, and other agency staff involved in wildlife projects. A portion of time will be dedicated to project logistics and preparatory ground work, equipment inventory and maintenance, data entry, preparation of field and project reports, tracking volunteer hours, and performing administrative duties in an office setting. The position will interface with the public on a regular basis and may require contact with state/federal agencies, and non-profit entities. Some assignments may require overnight travel for 4 days within the park (camping). Trips onboard a NPS boat operated by a NPS boat operator or commercial ferry to conduct work on the Lakeshore's islands may occur. If you need additional information regarding the area or the duties of this position, please contact Vincent Cavalieri, Wildlife Biologist, at 231-326-4751 The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is March to September, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: 3/2020
National Park Service Olympic National Park, Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, WA, USA
Dec 10, 2019
Temporary
Open & closing dates:  12/10/2019   to   12/16/2019.  This job will close when we have received   150 applications   which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more Summary The Pacific West Region is recruiting for summer seasonal Biological Science Technician (Plants), GS-0404-5/6/7 positions intended to assist permanent staff with revegetation and restoration field work. Open to the first 150 applicants. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 EST on the ' applicant cut-off ' date (which may be sooner than 12/16/2019) to be considered. The duty station for the park is: Port Angeles, WA Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This position serves with the Revegetation / Nursery Crew at Olympic National Park. Major duties include working with hand tools in the field in all weathers to inventory potential restoration sites, collect seed and cuttings of native plants, and salvage plants from construction areas. You may also inventory invasive exotic plants in areas to be restored to native species. Nursery work includes long hours standing and walking to sow, water, fertilize, transplant, harvest, and weed native plants in containers as well as those in the park's seed increase field. You will record site and species data using paper forms and data loggers, transfer the data to computer databases, and present synthesized data in verbal and written reports. The work is physically demanding and will require hiking with heavy packs (up to 50 pounds) in mountainous terrain, including off-trail hiking in steep, exposed terrain, unstable ground or snow, and in inclement weather. Most work is in the park's front country, generally in groups of two to ten employees and/or volunteers, and often in full view of park visitors. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !