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National Park Service Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park, TX, United States
Jul 19, 2017
Temporary
The National Park Service is currently accepting applications to fill up to 4 temporary positions at Big Bend National Park. 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: October 2017 Big Bend National Park encompasses 801,000 acres of Chihuahuan Desert with varied scenery and diversity of plant and animal life. The park community consists of 250 people, including employees of the NPS, Concession, Border Patrol, Postal Service, School, and their families. A state-accredited elementary school (K-8) is located at Panther Junction. The park has a post office, gas stations, camper stores, restaurant, and lodge. Recreational opportunities include hiking, bird watching, photography, backcountry camping, bicycling, and river rafting. An active employee/community association sponsors social events throughout the year. Elevation at Panther Junction is 3,800 feet. The climate is generally pleasant with hot summers (90-110 degrees F.) and mild winters (30-50 degrees F.). This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION. Duties Major duties include: staffing the Panther Junction. Chisos Basin, and Persimmon Gap Visitor Centers, including collecting entrance fees, selling passes, writing backcountry permits, answering questions and orienting visitors to the park, selling cooperating bookstore merchandise, and stocking inventory. Other duties include writing and presenting interpretive programs, including guided walks and illustrated evening programs, as well as interpretive writing. 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 07-21-2017. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Moab, Utah, United States
Jul 19, 2017
Seasonal
This position is located in Moab, Utah with the Northern Colorado Plateau Network (NCPN). The climate is typical high desert, semi-arid, with temperature ranges from 0 in winter to 100+ in summer. All amenities are available, including doctors, dentists, hospital, schools (K-12), churches, and shopping. The area offers many outdoor activities, including superb hiking and camping, white water rafting, mountain biking, etc. Housing is not provided. NCPN comprises of 16 units primarily in Utah and western Colorado: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks; Cedar Breaks, Colorado, Dinosaur, Fossil Butte, Hovenweep, Natural Bridges, Pipe Spring, and Timpanogos Cave National Monuments; Golden Spike National Historic Site; and Curecanti National Recreation Area. Please visit   find a park   for additional park information. This is a Career-Seasonal position and subject to release and recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal position includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. As such, selectee 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.   Selectee 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 anticipated entrance on duty date is September, 2017. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee. This position is concurrently open under Announcement Number WO-1614-IMD-17-10028146-ST for merit promotion eligibles. Duties The incumbent serves as a GS 06 Biological Science Technician for vegetation monitoring protocols in the National Park Service's Inventory and Monitoring program. Protocols include uplands (vegetation and soils), riparian (vegetation, geomorphology and hydrology), and exotic plants (early detection), monitoring in park units of the Northern Colorado Plateau region. The incumbent visits field sites to implement data collection and will assist with leading field efforts. The position will involve a combination of office work, field time, and travel to the parks. This position works 10-hour days and requires travel to parks and other remote locations on public lands. Crew members will be required to hike off trail with heavy packs, sometimes in extremely hot or cold weather conditions or through thick vegetation. The anticipated field season is April through September, and may include some office work at the beginning and end of the season. Collecting plant data and other associated data (soil, geomorphology, hydrology, amphibian, etc.) using established network monitoring protocols. Accurately identifying forest pathogens associated with 5-needle conifers. Conducting fieldwork in remote backcountry settings and under difficult conditions in a safe and efficient manner. Using 4WD and off-trail hiking to access monitoring sites. Ensuring crew safety. Entering data and following quality assurance procedures to ensure accurate data entry and transcription into established databases. Lead field data collection and training crew members in appropriate data collection, entry, and verification methods. Assist staff with protocol revisions and summary data reports. Closes  07-25-2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Las Cruces, NM, United States
Jul 19, 2017
Seasonal
This is a Career Seasonal Biological Science Technician shared between Chihuahuan Desert Network in Las Cruces, New Mexico and Northern Colorado Plateau Network in Moab, Utah. This position will be located in Las Cruces for at least 6 months out of the year and be relocated to Moab for at least 5 months (please read other information for more information). Please visit find a park for additional park information. Please visit   find a park   for additional park information. This is a Career-Seasonal position and subject to release and recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal position 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 Chihuahuan Desert Network is September to March, and the typical season for Northern Colorado Plateau Network is March to September, however work can be variable during these months due to project requirements or weather conditions. The selectees will be required to relocate between locations twice a year per seasons. This position is concurrently open under Announcement Number WO-1614-IMD-17-10027822-ST for merit promotion eligibles. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee. Duties The incumbent serves as a Biological Science Technician for vegetation monitoring protocols in the National Park Service's Inventory and Monitoring program. Protocols include uplands (vegetation and soils), riparian (vegetation, geomorphology and hydrology), exotic plants (early detection), monitoring in park units of the Northern Colorado Plateau and Chihuahuan Desert region. The incumbent visits field sites to implement data collection. The position will involve a combination of office work, field time, and travel to the parks. This position works 10-hour days and requires travel to parks and other remote locations on public lands. Crew members will be required to hike off trail with heavy packs, sometimes in extremely hot or cold weather conditions or through thick vegetation. Collecting plant data and other associated data (soil, geomorphology, hydrology, etc.) using established network monitoring protocols. Accurately identifying vegetation to the species level in the field or in the office using standard floras. Conducting fieldwork in remote backcountry settings and under difficult conditions in a safe and efficient manner. Using 4WD and off-trail hiking to access monitoring sites. Ensuring crew safety. Entering data and following quality assurance procedures to ensure accurate data entry and transcription into established databases. Closes 07-25-2017. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Joshua Tree National Park, National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA, United States
Jul 14, 2017
Full time
The National Park Service   is currently accepting applications to fill up to (2) temporary positions at Joshua Tree National Park, California. Anticipated Entry on Duty: November/2017. Joshua Tree National Park is immense, nearly 800,000 acres, and infinitely variable. It can seem unwelcoming, even brutal during the heat of summer when, in fact, it is delicate and extremely fragile. This is a land shaped by strong winds, sudden torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Rainfall is sparse and unpredictable. Streambeds are usually dry and waterholes are few. Viewed in summer, this land may appear defeated and dead, but within this parched environment are intricate living systems waiting for the opportune moment to reproduce. The individuals, both plant and animal, that inhabit the park are not individualists. They depend on their entire ecosystem for survival. The higher, slightly cooler, and wetter Mojave Desert is the special habitat of the undisciplined Joshua tree, extensive stands of which occur throughout the western half of the park. For all its harshness, the desert is a land of extreme fragility. Required occupancy at Cottonwood. No required occupancy at Lost Horse. Duties The incumbent conducts law enforcement investigations of felonies and other crimes and offenses and violations of park rules and is responsible for working with other law enforcement personnel in preparing in-depth criminal prosecutions. Prepares appropriate reports and legal documents. Performs law enforcement throughout the park such as road patrols, traffic enforcement, boundary integrity, hunting patrols, back-county and wilderness patrols, etc. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Rigorous field work requires above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning. This includes prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring agility and dexterity. Duties often involve working in isolated outdoor environments while exposed to severe weather conditions. Dangerous persons must be physically confronted, subdued, and apprehended many of whom are known to carry weapons. There is a high-stress component associated with much of the incumbent's work assignment. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Duties require extended periods of outdoor work and exposure to conditions including temperatures well below freezing to in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Investigations are conducted on foot, in four-wheel drive vehicles, or other forms of conveyance in remote back country settings. Emergency service and law enforcement work requires entry into hazardous environments, exposure to dangerous persons, animals, and substances, and potential exposure to infectious diseases. Long periods of surveillance work may be required in cramped or unpleasant locations and under unpleasant conditions. A wide range of personal protective equipment and clothing is required to be used and work, some of which may be uncomfortable, hot or inconvenient to wear. Adherence to specific safety procedures and other precautions is required.  Closes 07-27-2017. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Joshua Tree National Park, National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA, United States
Jul 11, 2017
Temporary
Joshua Tree National Park is immense, nearly 800,000 acres, and infinitely variable. It can seem unwelcoming, even brutal during the heat of summer when, in fact, it is delicate and extremely fragile. This is a land shaped by strong winds, sudden torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Rainfall is sparse and unpredictable. Stream beds are usually dry and waterholes are few. Viewed in summer, this land may appear defeated and dead, but within this parched environment are intricate living systems waiting for the opportune moment to reproduce. The individuals, both plant and animal, that inhabit the park are not individualists. They depend on their entire ecosystem for survival.  The higher, slightly cooler, and wetter Mojave Desert is the special habitat of the undisciplined Joshua tree, extensive stands of which occur throughout the western half of the park. For all its harshness, the desert is a land of extreme fragility. This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION. Duties The incumbent assists in preliminary investigations of felonies and other crimes and violations of park rules and public use and safety requirements, and in crowd control activities.  Proactively protects park resources from all forms of degradation.  Works with other law enforcement personnel in investigating crimes and accidents, interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects.  Prepares appropriate reports and legal document. Perform campground patrols to ensure that campers comply with the camping permit fee requirement. Transport Iron rangers from campgrounds to fee remit office. May also transport fees from entrance stations to fee remit office.  PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Rigorous field work requires above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning.  This includes prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring agility and dexterity. Duties often involve working in isolated outdoor environments while exposed to severe weather conditions.   Dangerous persons must be physically confronted, subdued, and apprehended many of whom are known to carry weapons.   There is a high-stress component associated with much of the incumbent's work assignment. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Duties require extended periods of outdoor work and exposure to conditions including temperatures well below freezing to in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Investigations are conducted on foot, in four-wheel drive vehicles, or other forms of conveyance in remote back country settings. Emergency service and law enforcement work requires entry into hazardous environments, exposure to dangerous persons, animals, and substances, and potential exposure to infectious diseases.  Long periods of surveillance work may be required in cramped or unpleasant locations and under unpleasant conditions.  A wide range of personal protective equipment and clothing is required to be used and work, some of which may be uncomfortable, hot or inconvenient to wear.   Adherence to specific safety procedures and other precautions is required.  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: August/2017 Closes  07-24-2017. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Moscow, ID, United States
Jul 08, 2017
Full time
About the Agency The typical season for Pacific West-Upper Columbia Basin Inventory and Monitoring is April through October, but can be variable during these months due to project requirements or weather conditions. This position is concurrently open under Announcement Number PW-1546-PWRO-17-10011481-MP for merit promotion eligibles. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position.   Duties GS-06: Incumbent will perform under closer supervision, on less complex problems and issues, and/or on a much narrower scope. GS-07: Incumbent will be responsible for independently conducting terrestrial vegetation monitoring, managing complex field schedules, and maintaining and improving guidance documents and standard operating procedures. Emphasis will be on rangeland vegetation monitoring. The incumbent will communicate with collaborators and contribute to the development of reports and data products; maintain detailed documentation of methods for data collection, equipment maintenance and setup, and improvement of guidance documents for data collection, data quality control, and data management; and contribute to reports and presentations. The position requires an ability to work independently toward established strategic goals, to lead data management for large project datasets, and to coordinate the maintenance and improvement of an array of guidance and technical documents. The position requires good computer skills with an emphasis on database applications for data entry and data management, as well as on GIS software for managing spatial data and preparing maps, and the use of GPS units to load point locations and navigate in the field. The incumbent must possess excellent organization and communication skills, and manage complex field schedules and project communications with collaborators and partners. Closes 07-21-2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Aztec Ruins National Monument, Ruins Road, Aztec, NM, United States
Jul 08, 2017
Temporary
Anticipated Entry on Duty : October 2017 This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION. Duties The park rangers will be responsible for the daily operations of a visitor center, including selling entrance passes, orienting visitors, operating audio-visual equipment, making sales on the WNPA bookstore cash register, following established opening and closing procedures, presenting Junior Ranger program information, and answering visitor questions. Park ranger will also provide interpretive talks and tours based on the NPS model and will provide roving interpretation in an archeological site. 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 07-21-2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Pipestone National Monument, Reservation Avenue, Pipestone, MN, United States
Jul 03, 2017
Full time
About the Agency This position is located in Pipestone National Monument. Please visit   find a park   for additional park information. Pipestone National Monument is located adjacent to the city of Pipestone in southwestern Minnesota approximately 8 miles from the South Dakota border and 30 miles from the Iowa border. With an altitude of 1,600 feet, the area is high plains and solid farmland. All services are available in Pipestone or within commuting distance. Sioux Falls, South Dakota is within a one-hour drive and would provide all the amenities found in larger cities. K-12 schools are available in the city of Pipestone (population 4,384). This is a Career-Seasonal position and subject to release and recall procedures. A permanent career-seasonal position includes all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. As such, selectee 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.   Selectee 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 Pipestone National Monument is 2 week of non pay in November and 2 weeks of non pay in January , but can be variable during these months due to project requirements or weather conditions. This is a Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment. The job announcement will remain open until 07/12/2017. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. This position is concurrently open under Announcement Number MWW-17-179-MP (10022813) for merit promotion eligibles. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee. Duties The position is located in the Natural Resources Division at Pipestone National Monument. The incumbent reports directly to the Biologist-Natural Resource Program Manager. The incumbent maintains established databases, collects data according to established protocols, and routinely uses GPS/GIS in the course of this work. The Biological Science Technician is responsible for implementing exotic species control and routine monitoring according to established procedures. The incumbent provides assistance and training to seasonal staff and volunteers involved in resource management activities and research. The technician will also assist the Natural Resource Program Manager with research and report writing. Closes 07-12-2017. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com