Park Rangers (Interpretation) - 11 vacancies

  • National Park Service
  • Redwood National and State Parks Visitor Center, U.S. 199, Crescent City, CA, United States
  • Jan 13, 2018
Temporary Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation

Job Description


The National Staffing Office-Redwood National and State Parks is currently accepting applications to fill up to 11 vacancies. These positions are located in California. 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: April, 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.


This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 150 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 150 applicants, or is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 150 applicant limit.

The salary reflected in this announcement may not include locality pay and will differ based on the location. View this link for more information:
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.

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Interpretation Rangers work with diverse audiences in a variety of park settings that include coastal, temperate rainforest, grasslands, coniferous forests,subalpine, and alpine ecosystems. As communication professionals, interpreters are responsible for developing and presenting a variety of programs including guided walks, illustrated talks (PowerPoint amphitheater and campfire programs)and demonstrations. Programs are developed using principles of the NPS thematic interpretation model necessitating thorough research, familiarity with and creative use of delivery techniques and a desire to strive for interpretive excellence. Interpretation rangers incorporate informal interpretation techniques while providing information and orientation services in visitor centers, ranger stations and while roving in the field. Interpretation rangers perform cashier duties and assist with a variety of special projects to support park goals. Rangers actively promote the safety of park visitors and stewardship of park resources in all interactions, and may also be the initial contact for accident reporting and emergency assistance.

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather from snow, wind, and rain to sun and heat. Work involves standing for long periods of time, walking over rough and uneven terrain and living in close quarters with co-workers.

Additional duties for GS-5: You will present informal and formal talks; lead guided tours and respond to visitor inquiries for information, direction and guidance.

Closes 01/19/2018

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Job Level



Government- Federal


$15.74 per hour. Pay scale & grade GS 5.

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