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 Grand Teton National Park, Moose Entrance, Moose, WY, USA
Aug 14, 2018
Temporary
Summary This position is located in Grand Teton National Park. The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for this position is May thru October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: September 2nd, 2018 O pen to the first 50 applicants or until 08/18/2018 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Employees work as part of a crew that supports the fuels management and prescribed fire programs at Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Fire effects crew personnel are responsible for vegetation sampling in prescribed burns and mechanically thinned forest areas. The employees will establish monitoring plots in a variety of vegetation/fuel types in accordance with established guidelines and directions. This work includes: 1) navigation to plot locations using GPS, map and compass, and aerial photographs; 2) the identification of plants to species, measurement of trees, and data entry in the field using specialized paper forms or a PDA; and 3) data management and quality control in the office using a computer including data input and analysis. Employees may have the opportunity to perform duties of prescribed fire operations, wildland fire assignments and/or additional projects as needed. At the lower graded levels, assignments may be less complex and employees will work under closer supervision. At the GS-6 level incumbent will lead one or a few other employees in the accomplishment of duties including verifying that assignments are completed and resolving non-complex on-site problems. Travel Required 75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Christiansted National Historic Site, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI
Aug 13, 2018
Full time
Summary These positions are located in located in Christiansted National Historic Site, in the Visitor and Resources Protection Division. This is a career/career-conditional permanent appointment with a full-time maxi-flex work schedule. Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities These positions serve as a Type I/II commissioned Protection Park Ranger at Christiansted NHS, Buck Island Reef NM and the Salt River Bay NHP & EP (CHRI/BUIS/SARI). The persons selected will be responsible for independently performing law enforcement duties, including detection, investigation, apprehension, and prosecution under applicable laws, rules, and regulations. The incumbent performs a wide array of "traditional ranger" duties, including trail hiking, marine patrols, beach patrol, road patrol, search and rescue, emergency medical services, and various resource protection activities. Works in park/park setting that involve a variety of visitor services operations such as fee collection and concessionaire operation. Work will be performed on a variable schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays. The incumbent will be required to respond to after hour call outs. These positions are located in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Park Headquarters is located on the beautiful and tranquil island of St. Croix which is about 84 square miles and has a population of about 50,000. Christiansted NHS is the Headquarters Park of Christiansted NHS, Buck Island Reef NM, and Salt River Bay NHP&EP. It is situated in the heart of downtown Christiansted on the waterfront. The park has an active visitor and resource protection program, traffic enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical services, marine patrol, archeological resource protection, as well as other resource management programs. The cost of living in the Virgin Islands is higher than the average costs in cities across the US Mainland. Visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/chri. For questions, please contact Chief Ranger Isander Rodriguez at 340-277-6794 or Isander_Rodriguez@nps.gov. This is a non-supervisory law enforcement position in the Visitor and Resource Protection Division. As a Commissioned Ranger, you will be responsible for performing law enforcement duties including detection, investigation, apprehension, and prosecution under applicable laws, rules, and regulations enacted to insure the protection and safe use of National park resources. You will also educate, interpret, and inform visitors about resources, conservation, laws, and regulations. Collateral duties may include: field training, emergency medical services, special response, technical rescue, swift water rescue, and helicopter rescue. Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Hot Springs, SD, USA
Aug 13, 2018
Full time
Summary This position performs a variety of resource and visitor protection duties including: enforce federal and state laws, regulations, and policies, vehicle and foot patrol; front country, back country and wilderness patrol, emergency response, emergency medical services, search and rescue, visitor stewardship and orientation, wilderness management, boundary enforcement, protection of natural and cultural resources (wildlife, plants, historic sites & buildings) and wild land fire suppression. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This is a Park Ranger (Protection) position that performs law enforcement and investigations of crimes relating to federal statutes and regulations at Wind Cave National Park and may perform law enforcement duties at Jewel Cave National Monument. Most frequent law enforcement duties include road patrols, traffic enforcement, boundary integrity, investigation of motor vehicle accidents and crimes involving illegal take or exploitation of wildlife. The selectee issues citations, responds to emergency calls, and takes initial action necessary to preserve the peace, resolve problems, protect visitors and resources, apprehend violators, and ensure compliance with laws and regulations by using a continuum of techniques extending from verbal or written warnings through citation and physical custody arrest. Informs visitors about park facilities and resources. May also serve as a member in all-risk operations such as search and rescue on land or in a cave environment, wild land and prescribed fire operations, and emergency medical services. If qualified, may be called upon to utilize firearms to euthanize ill or injured wildlife and participate in cave exploration/mapping operations. Performs crowd control duties at special events or during high use periods. May assist with campground management and administration of special park uses. While some work may be performed in an office setting, most of the work is performed outdoors in all kinds of weather and climatic conditions. The work is performed at various hours of the day and night and for prolonged periods during emergency situations requiring use of a wide range of personal protective gear (some of which may be uncomfortable, hot, or inconvenient to wear), adherence to specific safety procedures, and other precautions. Long periods of surveillance work may be required in cramped, or unpleasant locations and under unpleasant conditions. May require entry into hazardous environments; exposure to dangerous persons, animals, and substances; and potential exposure to infectious diseases. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to two nights per month for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Keystone, SD, USA
Aug 13, 2018
Temporary
Summary This job facilitates visitor understanding of park resources; enjoyment of the park; induces behavior to gain friendly compliance with laws and rules; and encourages a sense of stewardship for park resources. O pen to first 100 applicants or until 08/17/2018 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. This announcement may fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of referral certificate issue date. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The selected individual/s will design, write and present authentic hands on standards -based interdisciplinary education programs in schools for elementary or secondary grades. Integrate multimedia computer technology and/or objects and materials in engaging and interactive lessons. Presentation often means driving in winter weather conditions to deliver created programming. Create and present interpretive programs that are short in duration. Provide information and directions in the park's information center, and interpretive center. Opens and closes facilities; maintains supplies and brochures about the Memorial and surrounding attractions. Completes forms for lost and found, daily reports, and routine use logs; handles telephone inquiries, radio calls, and messages for information. Carries out elements of the Junior Ranger program, Assists with special events, operates audiovisual equipment, and operates cash register for the Cooperating Association. The requirements of a background investigation must be met prior to employment. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Lake Mead National Recreation Area Headquarters, Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV, USA
Aug 13, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, in the Mojave Desert Inventory and Monitoring Network. Open to the first 75 applicants or until 08/17/2018 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Will be part of a field crew that conducts long-term monitoring of natural resources within the network parks. Will primarily assist with upland vegetation, aspen, white pine, and desert spring vegetation monitoring involving hiking with a backpack to monitoring locations, setting up vegetation plots, identifying plants in the field, and surveying plants by species and size class. May also assist with bat and other wildlife monitoring and occasionally assist with hydrology related monitoring. Ensures that data are collected in parks throughout the network efficiently and safely. Will require working in backcountry conditions. Additional responsibilities include collecting data in the field, managing ecological data following strict quality control measures, planning for field work, providing logistical support for field activities, and other administrative duties as assigned. Travel Required 50% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Leatherwood Road, Oneida, TN, USA
Jul 18, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is located in Big South Fork NRRA, in the Interpretation and Resource Education Division. The position is a full-time permanent career/career-conditional appointment. This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 100 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 100 applicants, or is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 100 applicant limit. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Researches topics for interpretative presentations and special programs using sources such as records, books, files, and interviews with persons who have personal knowledge of a site and makes presentations to the public. Works as a team member covering rotating shifts which may include working weekends, evenings, and holidays. Serves as a front line supervisor and prioritizes workload. Presents interpretive talks and conducts activities (i.e. guided walks or tour). Coaches and trains others how to create/present ranger-led interpretive programs to wide-ranging audience. Establishes schedules of interpretive walks, talks, and presentations. Prepares publications, information for site bulletins, informational bulletin boards, brochures, and exhibits. Develops and maintains communications with the interpretive program and the parks' resource management and science program staff to include the latest and most accurate information in the development of programs to gain visitor understanding and knowledge of resource protection values. Uses computers and software to manage and assist in park operations. Uses computer programs to plan and obtain information to control work, track expenditures and accomplishments. Uses Microsoft Office programs including Word, Access, Excel PowerPoint, Publisher, and their software such as Adobe Create Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Adobe Premier). Utilizes printer, plotters, copiers, fax machines. Communicates with educational groups, the public and the community which include people of various ages and cultural backgrounds under a variety of circumstances. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Death Valley National Park, DEATH VALLEY, CA, USA
Jul 16, 2018
Temporary
Summary These positions are located in Death Valley National Park, Education Office in the Interpretation Branch. Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.   Anticipated Entry on Duty: October 2018 Open to the first   75   applicants or until 07/20/2018 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Park Ranger (Interpretation), you will: provide support to the Education Program focusing on programs designed for varied, multi-sensory, age-specific audiences, including urban and rural students (K-12); conduct research of topics for the purpose of providing curriculum-based environmental education programs and publications regarding program scheduling; and collaborate within and outside the agency to schedule programs, make logistical arrangements and site reservations. "In employing individuals to perform any construction, maintenance, interpretation, or other service in the park, the Secretary (Selecting Official) shall, in so far as practical, give first preference to qualified members of the Tribe" : (Timbisha Shoshone Homeland Act, Nov 2000). To receive current preference eligibility, members of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe must submit a copy (not the original) of the letter certifying their tribal membership. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses   will not   be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Curecanti National Recreation Area, Elk Creek, Gunnison, CO, USA
Jul 03, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is located in Curecanti National Recreation Area, in the Resource Stewardship and Science Management Division. This position manages the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention and Containment program for the park and directly supervises 18 employees. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Principal advisor in all matters related to invasive mussel prevention and containment efforts. Prepare and coordinate the writing of management plans and specific action plans. Carry out program management duties by developing work plans and schedules, scopes of work, cost estimates, and proposals and/or grants to justify funding requests and accomplish goals. Supervise seasonal, temporary, permanent, volunteer, and other personnel Prepare and edit news releases on activities and incidents occurring in the Invasive Mussel Prevention and Containment Program. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com