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 United States
Feb 20, 2019
Temporary
Few vacancies in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Jewel Cave National Monument, Niobrara National Scenic River at the following locations: Valentine, NE Custer, SD Bayfield, WI Open & closing dates:    02/20/2019   to   02/25/2019.  This job will close when we have received   100 applications   which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more Appointment type:  Temporary - 1039 hours/The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period is May - Oct, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May 2019 Summary The purpose of the position is to perform a wide variety of interrelated or nonstandard biological science technical support assignments in one, or more, of the following program areas: wildlife, fisheries, or plants. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities This is a seasonal position within the Division of Planning and Resource Management. Incumbent is responsible for completing a variety of natural resource projects including habitat and wildlife monitoring and management. Incumbent is expected to work both independently and as a member of a team/field crew. Utilizes a variety of computer programs to compile, store, retrieve, analyze and report data. It is essential that the incumbent has a good attitude and a strong willingness to assist with a variety of natural resource tasks, both in the field and in the office. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Yankton, SD, USA
Feb 20, 2019
Temporary
Open & closing dates:    02/20/2019   to   02/25/2019.   This job will close when we have received   75 applications   which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more Temporary - 1039 Hours/The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period is Apr - Oct, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April 2019 Summary The purpose of the position is to perform a wide variety of interrelated or nonstandard biological science technical support assignments in one, or more, of the following program areas: wildlife, fisheries, or plants. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The selectee assists in conducting surveys and research on a variety of plants and animals, some of which are exotic or rare, threatened or endangered and will make field observations of natural resource conditions and assist in the preparation of resource inventories and management plans. He or she will utilize resource management equipment (e.g., 4-wheel drive vehicles, motor boat, canoe, digital camera, Global Positioning System and Geographic Information System technology) and computer software programs to enter and summarize field data in concise graphic and written form. Much of the field work will be accomplished from canoe, kayak, or motorboat and competence in the use of 4-wheel drive vehicles and canoeing is valuable. Selectee will assist park staff in natural resource management tasks such as invasive plant management, trail maintenance, and mowing to assure park natural resources and properties are well-maintained. An ability to work as a member of a team or independently is an asset as is skill in communicating orally and in writing. Field work includes occasionally inclement (cold, hot, rain, wind) weather exposure to poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals. Additional duties include occasional assistance with routine maintenance on grounds owned by the National Park Service such as mowing, trimming, and collection of garbage. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA
Feb 14, 2019
Temporary
Open & closing dates:    02/14/2019   to   02/21/2019.   This job will close when we have received   50 applications  which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more Summary 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 is May-October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: 5/5/19 Open to the first 50 applicants or until 02/21/2019 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Measure aboveground production and consumption by large grazers using small temporary exclosures in several sites across Yellowstone National Park Identify grasses of Montana to the genus and species level Use canopy-intercept technique to measure aboveground standing crop Photograph vegetation plots using near-infrared photography and use image analysis to estimate standing crop Collect plant tissue and soil samples and prepare for lab analysis through washing, drying, and grinding Transport fencing equipment to remote locations, carrying heavy loads exceeding 50 lbs Record information using handheld devices and upload to cloud-based databases Map vegetation communities by navigating to locations using a handheld GPS and using Daubenmire frames to identify the abundance and diversity of vascular plants Use radio-telemetry to locate radio-collared bison, mule deer, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, and elk. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service United States
Feb 13, 2019
Full time
Open & closing dates:    02/13/2019   to   02/19/2019.  This job will close when we have received   175 applications  which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more 14 vacancies in the following locations: Mineral, CA  3 vacancies Point Reyes Station, CA  1 vacancy Tulelake, CA  1 vacancy Hawaii National Park, H I 1 vacancy Baker, NV  3 vacancies Crater Lake, OR  5 vacancies Summary The Pacific West Region is recruiting for summer seasonal Biological Science Technician (Wildlife), GS-0404-5 positions. 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 02/19/2019) to be considered. The duty stations for the parks are: Lava Beds National Monument Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Lassen Volcanic National Park Great Basin National Park Crater Lake National Park Point Reyes National Seashore Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Assists in conducting wildlife censuses and surveys and assembles basic on wildlife populations such as sex, habitat use, age structure, seasonal movement and harvest characteristics. Collects data on condition of forage, range or streams, and makes preliminary determinations on the nature of the cause of problems noted, eg drought, over populations, toxins. Assists in the development of plans and guidelines on such issues as seasons of recreational use or hunting limits by collecting and compiling the specified data. Uses standard statistical methods and procedures in interpreting the field data gathered and applies these findings in preparing reports and correspondence relating to field activities. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
Feb 13, 2019
Temporary
Open & closing dates:  02/13/2019   to   02/19/2019.   This job will close when we have received   200 applications  which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more Locations Saint Mary, MT  Many vacancies West Glacier, MT  Many vacancies Summary This positions are located in Glacier National Park, in the Science and Resources Management Division. Temp 1039:   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 Glacier National Park is Mid April-October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April 15, 2019. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Not all grade levels will be hired at all duty stations. Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) GS-0404-04 Major Duties: - Recruiting and training volunteers and co-workers in field safety and observation techniques, coordinating schedules and logistical requirements, and ensuring proper quality assurance/quality control, data management, and summarizing data for annual project summary reports. Work may be up to 80% office based. - Organizing and conducting natural resource education for outreach groups and delivering presentations on research, wildlife monitoring and other natural resource topics to a wide variety of audiences. - Collecting field and GIS data on wildlife species including but not limited to: Common loons and other waterfowl, migratory birds, carnivores, bats, mountain goats, pikas and other potential species of concern in Glacier National Park. Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) GS-0404-05 Additional Major Duties including those listed for the GS4: - Working with the public, contractors and staff on environmental requirements and encourages compliance with natural resource law and policy. - Operating and maintaining complex field data collection equipment, placement of this equipment on the landscape, retrieving data in the field under a variety of weather conditions, and analyzing the data collected into short reports. - Organizing and conducting natural resource field research and management and interacting with district staff from a variety of disciplines to successfully and safely complete the tasks. Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) GS-0404-07 Additional Major Duties including those listed for the GS4 and GS5: - Developing GIS products for annual project summary reports - Organizing and conducting natural resource field research in conjunction with collaborators, such as graduate students, conducting field research on a variety of wildlife species, and interacting with district staff from a variety of disciplines to successfully and safely complete the tasks. Housing Information:   Government housing may be available. Housing is generally shared, either in single dwellings or dormitory style. Deductions for government quarters are made from the employee's paycheck. Seasonal employees occupying government housing are not permitted to have pets. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Arco, ID, USA
Feb 12, 2019
Open & closing dates:    02/12/2019   to   02/19/2019.   This job will close when we have received   50 applications  which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more Summary This is a Career Seasonal position. Career-seasonal positions include all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. 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 is guaranteed to work at least 6 months but not more than 50 weeks per year. The period of non-pay status for these positions will be between mid October to mid February. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities GS-07 - This is an advanced trainee position with developmental assignments to prepare you for the higher-graded position. Assignments are similar to those assigned to nonprofessional employees primarily for training purposes, and, to relieve higher-grade professionals of routine work. Work at this is to help prepare you to exercise the responsibilities and perform the wide range of duties reflected at the full performance level. GS-09 - Duties are similar to those identified below with less complexity and greater supervision. GS-11 - Duties include: - Coordinating and directing natural resource management and monitoring programs; coordinate complex projects across divisions and involving multi-disciplinary teams; develop, administer and track budgets; ensure natural resource projects are in compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations; prepares technician and scientific reports. - Develop and implement natural resource monitoring protocol; lead natural resource data collection efforts; use database management programs to manage natural resource data; perform data entry, statistical analysis, data presentation, data visualization; use principles of operational leadership to conduct field work safely; evaluate programmatic needs and develop budgets to meet park goals. - Gathers and manages vegetation data. Carries out baseline botanical inventory. Carries out monitoring of invasive plant species. Perform botanical surveys in a wide range of great Basis/sagebrush steppe/volcanic habitats. Organize schedule and execute plant treatment. Select and apply herbicides and/or appropriate mechanical treatment for invasive plants. - Establish performance objectives and assess staff performance, ensure workload and performance targets are appropriate, reasonable, and implemented throughout the year; facilitate communication between employees, supervisors and managers. - Protect park resources through consultation with subject matter experts, adherence to Federal and State environmental laws and regulations, managing of compliance software, and effective communication across divisions. - Develop partnerships with diverse groups of stakeholders; communicate orally, in writing, and visually regarding critical and high profile management issues; communicate resource data for resource managers, partners, and the general public; work closely with other groups to identify research needs and solicit collaborative research efforts. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Capulin Volcano National Monument, Volcano Road, Capulin, NM, USA
Feb 06, 2019
Temporary
Open & closing dates:  02/06/2019   to   02/15/2019.  This job will close when we have received   75 applications   which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more Summary This position is located in Capulin Volcano National Monument, in the Resource 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 Capulin Volcano National Monument is May - October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Following instructions and standardized procedures, collects and organizes field data. Ensures adequate quality control of data collected. Performs routine and recurring testing of collected samples. Records all data collected and provides findings to supervisor or a higher-graded specialist/technician. Capulin Volcano National Monument is located in isolated, rural northeast New Mexico approximately 35 miles east of Raton, NM, and 55 miles west of Clayton, NM. Elevations range from 7242 to 8200 feet. Minimal services are available near Capulin Volcano in the villages of Des Moines, Capulin, and Folsom. Raton (population 6537) and Clayton (population 2874) have limited medical services, housing, and shopping. Capulin Volcano erupted between 56,000 and 62,000 years ago. Capulin's conical form rises more than 1,300 feet above surrounding High Plains. Although Capulin is primarily known for its volcanic geology, the park boasts a rich diversity of plant and animal life. The arid grasslands of the Great Plains and the forests of the Rocky Mountains combine at Capulin to form a unique ecotone, which provides habitat for 73 species of birds in addition to numerous other animals. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA
Feb 01, 2019
Temporary
Summary WHO MAY APPLY: All United States citizens. Open to the first 65 applicants or until closing date, whichever comes first. Applications submitted by 11:59 pm. (EST) on the closing date, or on the day the 65 limit is reached, will receive consideration.The Human Resources Office in Yellowstone National Park, WY., is accepting applications via USAJOBS to fill up to 3 temporary positions of Biological Science Technician, GS-404-6 and GS-7. Please visit   find a park   for additional park information. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities GS-06: Work as a team member of a 2-4 person crew under the direction of a team leader and may be assigned as the team leader. The position requires regular and recurring work, hiking, and camping in rugged, mountainous, backcountry terrain for extended periods. The incumbents' primary responsibilities are to participate as a member of a team conducting bear habitat surveys and management activities. Duties include collecting and recording biological field data using GPS (Global Position Satellite) technology and entering data into a computerized database; removing road-killed wildlife carcass from roadways; managing people and traffic at roadside bear-jams; posting bear warning and closure signs; investigating wildlife carcasses located near trails and campsites that might attract bears; maintaining bear culvert traps; conducting bear observation flights and radio telemetry tracking of grizzly bears and black bears from fixed-wing aircraft; assisting team leaders with bear hazing operations; assisting team leaders with bear capture operations using culvert traps, leg-hold snares, jab-stick, and free-dart techniques; and using firearms for the protection of team members during bear hazing and capture operations. The incumbents' will coordinate field activities and data collection and ensure successful implementation of all aspects of assigned bear management activities. The incumbent is responsible for data collection protocols and assuring the quality of data collected by team members; independently setting culvert traps for the live capture of bears; organizing and scheduling field activities in consultation with the Bear Management Biologist. GS-07: Technician may work independently or as the lead of 2-4 individuals. The incumbents' primary responsibilities are to coordinate and lead crews conducting all aspects of bear management and monitoring activities. In addition to performing duties common to the GS-06 levels, the incumbent will manage bear behavior at bear-jams; serving as a team leader for bear hazing operations; serving as a team leader for chemical immobilization of captured bears; investigating human-bear conflicts; conveying questions and concerns regarding project work and safety to the Bear Management Biologist in a timely manner; managing computerized databases; identifying and mitigating work site safety hazards; and assisting with preparation of biological reports, plans, and guidelines. Federal government housing may be available. Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Moose, WY, USA
Jan 28, 2019
Temporary
13 vacancies in the following locations: Colter Bay, WY Moose, WY Summary Temporary 1039:   Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours (6 months) in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for this position is April/May through September/October, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Earliest Anticipated Start Date: April 21, 2019 Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Employees perform technical work in the field and/or office which involves a variety of duties including: 1) inspecting watercraft to assess risk of harboring aquatic invasive species (AIS); 2) making personal contacts to inform park visitors about AIS identification, threats, and preventive measures; 3) collecting data on fish in lake and stream systems; 4) collecting data on fish habitat; 5) tabulating, recording, analyzing and interpreting field data using a variety of specialized tools to include but not limited to PIT tag equipment, GPS and various types of data loggers; 6) preparing tables, reports, maps and other documents summarizing work; 5) may also perform water quality monitoring and sampling. Assignments will be less complex at lower grade levels and these employees will work under closer supervision. GS-04 and 05   positions will spend a majority of their time conducting boat inspections for aquatic invasive species (AIS) with some time dedicated to fisheries research projects. These positions have an emphasis on interpersonal skills as the incumbents will be communicating frequently with visitors. GS-06 and 07   positions at Grand Teton National Park will be expected to lead crews and summarize data that is collected in various formats. Physical Demands:   The work requires physical exertion such as regular and recurring walking, hiking, or climbing over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending; crouching, stooping, lifting or reaching to observe, collect, or record field data. Heavy items (e.g. equipment and packs in excess of 50 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis. Working Conditions:   The work performed in the field involves regular and recurring exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Washington, DC, USA
Jan 07, 2019
Temporary
Summary This position is located in National Capital Regional Office, in the Inventory and Management Division. The incumbent assists in the planning and conducting of biological aquatic surveys to obtain information for the management of fish, amphibians, macroinvertabrates, and aquatic ecosystems. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Conducts field oriented ecological research and monitoring projects work to assess the condition of water resources (e.g. streams, seeps, springs and ponds).   Collects and manages natural resource monitoring data following guidelines established in published protocols and standard operating procedures.   Analyzes water samples collected in the field.   Uses database applications to manage data collected in the field. This includes entering and review data.   Conducts quality assurance and quality control reviews of data.   Plans and implements field and lab schedules with park and regional staff.   Prepares and conducts data analysis for research and ecological monitoring projects.   Prepares and contributes to written reports, resource briefs and other interpretive materials.   Utilizes water monitoring equipment such as probes and sondes to collected discrete and continuous water chemistry equipment.   Prepares oral/visual presentations for park staff and other stakeholders. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com