Park Ranger (Interpretation)

  • National Park Service
  • Homestead, FL, USA
  • Jun 11, 2018
Biology - Ecology Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Cultural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

10 vacancies in the following locations:

Summary

Interpretive Rangers are uniformed staff who develop and present educational programs including guided walks and illustrated presentations in visitor centers and campgrounds on natural, cultural, or historical resources. They work with diverse audiences in a variety of park settings including coastal and temperate rainforest, grasslands, coniferous forests, and subalpine and alpine ecosystems.

Anticipated EOD: November 2018

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Responsibilities

Develop and present a variety of programs including guided walks, illustrated talks (PowerPoint amphitheater and campfire programs)and demonstrations.

Develop programs using principles of the NPS thematic interpretation model through topic research, familiarity with and creative use of delivery techniques.

Provide informal interpretation and orientation for park guests in visitor centers, ranger stations and while roving in the field.

Perform cashier duties and assist with a variety of special projects to support park goals.

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.

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

$17.01 per hour Pay scale & grade GS 5