National Park Service

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National Park Service Death Valley National Park
Oct 17, 2017
Full time
Summary This position is located in Death Valley National Park, in the Death Valley, Branch of Natural Resources. Please visit   find a park   for additional park information and   http://www.nps.gov/DEVA Who may apply: U.S. Citizens This is a Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment. This position is concurrently open under Announcement Numbe r PW-1547-DEVA-18-10061936-MP   for merit promotion eligibles. Relocation:   Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation. Tribal Preference:   "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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities You will serve as the senior principal advisor in ecology for the Death Valley National Park responsible for designing and conducting complex terrestrial ecology studies related to vegetative communities, threatened and endangered species, wildlife populations and wilderness management. This entails setting goals and objectives for long term ecological monitoring programs. The work requires application of statistical tests and programs, GIS programs and other computer software. You will prepare environmental assessments for projects in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act as well as write scientific proposals and briefing statements. Formal presentations at professional scientific meetings will be required as well as presenting scientific information to the public. Closes 10/26/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes, Drakes Beach Road, Inverness, CA, United States
Oct 17, 2017
Intermittent - On Call
Summary This position is located in located in Point Reyes National Seashore, in the Visitor Services Division. Please visit   find a park   for additional park information. SPECIAL NOTE: Vacancy Announcement is an intermittent appointment only. The incumbent selected under the intermittent appointment will not have a set schedule and will only be used as needed. No guarantee hours. This position is Intermittent temporary position not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours (about 6 months) in a service year. Position may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. Anticipated Entry on Duty: December, 2018.   Housing is NOT available. This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 75 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 75 applicants, or 10/20/2017 is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 75 applicant limit.  Opened to applications on 10/16/2017. 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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The incumbent will perform work in various areas throughout the park in both the north and south districts. They will work in support of busy weekend visitation such as the Elephant Seal and Whale Shuttle operation at Point Reyes National Seashore. For example, the incumbent will direct traffic at the Lighthouse parking lot and Chimney Rock Road and will provide park visitors with complete and accurate park and area information in person and control the congestion in parking lots and roads during the whale watching/elephant seal season. They will explain park regulations and provide clear and concise directions to visitors. The incumbent may provide roving, informal interpretation on park beaches, trails, and at the historic lighthouse.   No government housing is available. 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. WORK ENVIRONMENT:   Duties require extended periods of outdoor work and exposure to conditions including varying weather conditions that may include rain, wind, and fog. Closes 10/20/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service United States
Oct 17, 2017
Wildland Fire Module (Forestry Technician) Tucson, Arizona Starting at $14.14 (GS 04-05) The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position. These are full-time, competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. Open 10/16/2017 to 04/17/2018  Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician) Fairbanks, Alaska Starting at $13.84 (GS 03-05) The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position. These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. Open 10/16/2017 to 02/27/2018  Lead Wildland Firefighter (Lead Range/Forestry Technician) Fairbanks, Alaska Starting at $19.38 (GS 06) The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position. These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. Open 10/16/2017 to 02/27/2018  Lead Wildland Firefighter (Lead Range/Forestry Technician) Fairbanks, Alaska Starting at $19.38 (GS 06) The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position. These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. Open 10/16/2017 to 02/27/2018  Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician) Bushkill, Pennsylvania Starting at $12.53 (GS 03-05) The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position. These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. Open 10/16/2017 to 11/14/2017  Lead Wildland Firefighter (Lead Range/Forestry Technician) Denali County, Alaska Starting at $19.38 (GS 06) The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position. These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. Open 10/16/2017 to 03/20/2018  Wildland Fire Module (Forestry Technician) Middlesboro, Kentucky Starting at $14.07 (GS 04-05) The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position. These are full-time, competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. Open 10/16/2017 to 11/14/2017  Wildland Firefighter (Range/Forestry Aid/Technician) Denali County, Alaska Starting at $13.84 (GS 03-05) The length and actual dates of employment may vary depending on the position. These are full-time competitive service temporary seasonal positions; Not to Exceed 6 months. Open 10/16/2017 to 03/20/2018 Forestry Technician (Helitack) Yosemite National Park, California Starting at $36,611 (GS 6-7) Permanent - Full-Time Closes 10/27/2017 Supervisory Forest Technician (Engine) Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos, New Mexico Starting at $40,790 (GS 7) Permanent - Full-Time Closes 11/02/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Padre island National Seashore Sign, South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX, United States
Oct 13, 2017
Seasonal
Summary These positions are located in Padre Island National Seashore, in the Sea Turtle and Science Division. Please visit   find a park   for additional park information. These positions are Full-Time temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours (about 4-6 months) in a service year. Positions may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement may be eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Padre Island National Seashore is March - July, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: March 18, 2018. 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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities These positions assist with a variety of sea turtle science and recovery projects at Padre Island National Seashore. The vast majority of work (up to 95%) will be conducted outdoors in a remote area. Field work will be conducted in difficult and varied conditions, which include high temperatures, wind, high humidity, rain, rough terrain, and in an area known to have venomous reptiles and invertebrates. Conducts daytime patrols on beaches of North Padre Island both within and outside the boundaries of Padre Island National Seashore to detect nesting by Kemp's ridley and other sea turtles. Camps in a remotely-located cabin (with up to 12 other people working with the project) for an average of 5 nights each week in conjunction with patrols and egg incubation. Documents nesting sea turtles, sea turtle nests, and live and dead sea turtles found washed ashore on the beach; tags nesting sea turtles; releases sea turtle hatchlings; and transports eggs, live and dead sea turtles, and gear. May aid with placement and care of sea turtle eggs (including day and night monitoring), analysis of unhatched eggs, and necropsy of dead sea turtles. Loads and unloads turtles and eggs, materials, and equipment, and cleans grounds. Safely operates utility-transport vehicles (UTVs) and 4-wheel drive vehicles to patrol beaches and provide logistical support. Driving is often on remote, rough, sandy beaches. Employee must wear and use designated safety gear. Necessary training, work vehicles, safety gear, and most camping gear will be provided. May be required to perform minor repair of UTVs, four-wheel drive vehicles, and communication radios. Closes 10/25/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Daviston, AL, United States
Oct 13, 2017
Temporary
Summary The National Staffing Office-Horseshoe Bend National Military Park is currently accepting applications to fill up to one (1) vacancies. This position is located in Mississippi.. Please visit  find a park  for additional park information. 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.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: February 2018 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. All positions may not be filled or they may be filled at different times depending on budget, hiring needs, and requirements. These positions are temporary and are expected to last for approximately 6 months. These positions have no promotion potential, if you want to be considered for a higher grade you must apply for the higher grade. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION. The salary reflected in this announcement may not include locality pay and will differ based on the location. View this link for more information:  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2015/general-schedule/ . 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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The primary duties of Park Guide positions are giving talks, answering questions, guiding small groups and providing services to visitors. Employees present limited and repetitive pre-established talks including introductions to films, map talks, and static exhibit interpretation. Orient hikers to conditions and equipment needs. Staff information counter in a visitor center. Provide information on a variety of subjects and interpret park values for visitors with varying interests and backgrounds. Performs duties including programs that contain live demonstrations and/or audio-visual devices. Guide small parties (up to 20 people) on short walks. Some park locations issue backcountry camping permits and provide backcountry camping information. Closes 10/18/2017   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Mount Pleasant, SC, United States
Oct 13, 2017
Full time
Summary This position is located in Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, in the Interpretation Division. Please visit   find a park   for additional park information. These are a Full-Time   TERM   positions. Appointment to this/these positions will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of four years without further competition. 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 10/27/2017 is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 100 applicant limit. 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. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The purpose of this position is to function as a park guide to visitors and to present a variety of interpretive programs. As a uniformed employee of the National Park Service, the incumbent serves as a front-line representative of the agency. In many instances, the incumbent may be the first and ONLY contact the visiting public has with a National Park Service employee. The incumbent is responsible for providing visitor orientation and current, accurate, information regarding the park and park themes. The incumbent provides information on areas of interest and programs available in the park, recreational opportunities, concession operated facilities, distributes maps and brochures, informs visitors of potential safety hazards or closures, and provides directions and routes of travel through the park. The incumbent will also conduct short, prepared, scheduled programs to the public on various park themes. Closes 10/27/2017 OR when NPS  receives applications from the first 100 applicants Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Yosemite National Park Road, Yosemite Valley, CA, United States
Oct 13, 2017
Full time
Summary This position is located in Yosemite National Park, in the Visitor and Resource Protection Division. Please visit   find a park   for additional park information. Applications will be accepted from: Current National Park Service (NPS) employee serving in a permanent, career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.   Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Current career or career conditional competitive service employees with the National Park Service and current or former time-limited employees of the National Park Service eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act or Current Federal employees serving under competitive service career or career conditional appointments, VEDA eligible, and current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. For more information, select the following link:   Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) . Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Serves as a Supervisory Park Ranger and oversees daily operations of assigned district. Manages and performs all aspects of the district law enforcement activities including: detection, investigation, apprehension, and detention. Plans, leads and executes special law enforcement operations. Supervises directly/indirectly and performs the following visitor protection and resource management functions: visitor services, patrol, misdemeanor and felony law enforcement incidents, major emergency medical situations, motor vehicle accidents, search and rescue operations, resource protection, and backcountry operations. Supervises up to 10 permanent LE rangers and 6 seasonal park rangers as well as non-commissioned staff and park volunteers. Writes position descriptions, performance standards, and annual evaluations. Monitors performance and program effectiveness to identify deficiencies and to determine training needs. Ensures adequate staffing for seasonal and year-round operations, and coordinates the logistics associated with these operations such as housing, vehicles, other capital equipment-issues, and inter-divisional operational issues. Drafts policies, project and/or resource management plans. Establishes long- and short-range goals and objectives, identifies needs, initiates and recommends policies, programs, and standards. May prepare sub district budget and evaluate funding needs. Conducts and/or supervises complex investigations of felony and misdemeanor crimes, fatalities, tort claims, accidents and injuries. Testifies in court, prepares affidavits for complaints and warrants. Establishes an effective incident command system during emergencies and analyzes specifics of the changing situations to make operational decisions affecting life and/or property. May perform or direct response to structural and/or wildland fires. Monitors and assesses natural and man-caused impacts on park resources, including natural fire, cultural management and animal control. Handles complex, frequently controversial front/back country management situations, representing the park in dealings with a multitude of public and private organizations and agencies. Writes a wide variety of reports or correspondence to document events. Physical Demands: The incumbent is routinely required to perform physically rigorous assignments. The work requires physical exertion, such as regular and recurring long periods of standing, walking over rough terrain, uneven rocky surfaces; mountainous terrain, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activity, carrying of equipment weighing 50 pounds or less; recurring specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above average agility and dexterity. Duties and responsibilities require long workdays and extensive travel by all modes of transportation. Mandatory physical fitness and medical standards apply to the incumbent of this position. All defensive equipment is carried while on-duty. Incumbent performs a full range of law enforcement, EMS, and Search and Rescue (SAR) duties. All of these can require frequent periods of extended physical exertion. Because a law enforcement commission is mandatory, the incumbent must meet the physical requirements for law enforcement commissioning.   Working Conditions: The incumbent works in a mountainous park with temperatures ranging from 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer to sub-zero temperatures in the winter. Elevation ranges from 4,000 to 13,000 feet above sea level. The work environment involves regular and recurring exposure to high physical/emotional stress and moderate risks or discomforts such as low temperatures, high winds, adverse weather conditions, falling limbs or trees, and similar situations. Employee will be required to utilize personal protective equipment pursuant to agency and Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines/regulations. Closes 10/25/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND, United States
Oct 13, 2017
Temporary
Summary This position is located in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Please visit   find a park   for additional park information. This position is Full-Time temporary position, not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours (about 6 months) in a service year. Position may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Theodore Roosevelt National Park is November through April, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: November/December. 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. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located in the badlands of western North Dakota, and includes the Theodore Roosevelt Wilderness Area. The park consists of three separate units: South Unit, Elkhorn Ranch Unit, and North Unit. The colorful Little Missouri River badlands provide a scenic backdrop to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, which is home to a variety of plants and abundant wildlife. The North Unit is located 16 miles south of Watford City, ND (population 2,500), and is 70 miles by road from park headquarters. Limited medical facilities and shopping are located in Watford City. Complete services and a college are located in Williston, 60 miles northwest, and complete services and a university are located in Dickinson, 70 miles southeast. Winters are invigorating, with temperatures sometimes reaching -35 degrees F. Skies are usually sunny. Snow is sporadic in the relatively dry climate, but heavy snow and blizzards are possible. For more information about the park go to   www.nps.gov/ Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Positions are in the Resource and Visitor Protection Division. Conducts law enforcement patrol duties, criminal investigation, and special operations. Completes a wide variety of enforcement and investigation duties in both the front and backcountry. Performs emergency operations including emergency medical services, search and rescue, and wildfire suppression. Conducts resource protection and management duties relating to wilderness and backcountry, wildlife management, prescribed fire, and boundary protection. Works with coworkers, other work units, other divisions, outside agencies, the general public, and a variety of special interest groups. Closes 10/20/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, AK, United States
Oct 12, 2017
Seasonal
Summary This position is located in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in the Natural Resources division. 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, the 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.   The selectee is 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 Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is February through December, but can be variable during these months due to project requirements or weather conditions. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation. This position is concurrently open under Announcement Number   AK-1537-LACL-17-10038252-ST for merit promotion, status and other hiring authority eligibles. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The wildlife biologist leads and manages the wildlife program and wildlife-related projects throughout Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (LACL). This position represents the National Park Service on wildlife management issues within this unit. Programs and projects include bear management and monitoring on the LACL coast; aerial surveys for Dall sheep, moose, caribou, and avian surveys. The wildlife biologist is responsible for developing and implementing research and monitoring projects to address conservation and management needs. As a   GS-07, the incumbent will: Receive advanced formal and on-the-job instruction and training on the functions and operations of the organization and practical application of basic natural and cultural techniques and concepts. Receive developmental assignments, literature review, on-site studies, fieldwork and independent study projects to expand incumbent's knowledge about natural and cultural resources. Write text and prepares illustrations as input to projects of higher-graded professionals.Respond to inquiries about the park and resources. Draft work plan and implementation strategies.Accomplish small or simple restoration or mitigation actions and participate as a team member accomplishing more complex projects. Work under close supervision with higher-graded professional to develop skills needed for the wide range of duties for higher-graded work. As a   GS-09, the incumbent will: Use practical knowledge to perform technical methods, principles, and practices of the profession required by a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices that are applied to a variety of difficult or complex work assignments. Conduct inventories to determine statistically valid plot distributions and design, then implement protocols to assess the status and trends.Write new monitoring documents to define techniques and develop methods for protocol refinements. Identify research needs, prepare requests for statements of work and assist with program oversight for research projects. Develop work plans and schedules, scopes of work, cost estimates, proposals and grants to justify funding requests to accomplish goals. Perform less complex duties listed in the GS-11 duties (full performance level) under close supervision and guidance. As a   GS-11, the incumbent will: Develop and prepare major sections of the park resource management plan dealing with wildlife resources. Coordinate the park's wildlife management strategies and programs for the purpose of achieving broad ecosystem protection strategies and preventing human impacts. Develop and carry out statistically valid data collection protocols to monitor animal species and poulutations related to protection, mitigation, and reintroduction programs. Prepare scientific and management reports regarding the protection, mitigation, reintroduction, inventory, monitoring, and research activities. Develop and conducts scientifically credible projects needed to restore or maintain the integrity of native animal communities, critical habitat, physical resources, and minimize human impact. Prepare and evaluate environmental assessments for projects incompliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Uses GIS technology to provide comprehensive and scientifically sound data to conduct analysis of complex data.Determines and documents the significance of findings. Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level. Questions regarding the duties for this position may be directed to Ms. Susanne Fleek-Green, Superintendent, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, at susanne_green@nps.gov . Closes 10/23/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Montezuma Castle National Monument, Montezuma Castle Road, Camp Verde, AZ, United States
Sep 28, 2017
Full time
Summary This position is located in Montezuma Castle National Monument, in the Science Division. Please visit   find a park   for additional park information.   For position specific information contact Tina Greenawalt 928-649-6195 x227 or tina_greenawalt@nps.gov . This is a Full-Time   TERM   position. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of four years without further competition. This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 50 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 50 applicants , or 10/04/2017 is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 50 applicant limit.  This announcement opened on September 28. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Organizing, scheduling, and executing a wide variety of established natural resource management projects. Planning field projects, independently choosing from among several possible courses of action at different stages of each project (e.g., selects site locations, sampling techniques, appropriate equipment, logistics, etc.). Collecting and organizing field data using standardized data collection procedures and equipment; using judgment to apply precedents and established techniques to new situations. Ensuring adequate quality control of data collected. Performing field and laboratory analysis of collected samples. Recording all data collected and provides preliminary analysis and classification of the information.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com