Park Ranger (Interpretation)

  • National Park Service
  • Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Leatherwood Road, Oneida, TN, USA
  • Jul 18, 2018
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Education - Interpretation Management Outdoor Recreation - Guides- Trails - Wilderness

Job Description


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.

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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.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


$50,598 to $65,778 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 9.