Park Ranger

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Kooskia, ID, USA
  • Aug 20, 2018
Temporary Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation - Guides- Trails - Wilderness

Job Description


This position is temporary, has a Not-to-Exceed date and will be filled for up to 6 months, however an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.
This position is located within the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest.  This position is responsible for providing visitors with  information, education and interpretive services for a national monument, historical site, etc. that is administered by the Forest Service. 
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Buffie Cerutti Stewart at 208-942-0319 or 
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

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Primary duties include visitor management practices, processes, methods, and procedures that include the following:

1) Informs the public of Forest Service recreation rules and regulations, traffic control, accident prevention, campground and picnic area operations, visitor information services, and miscellaneous recreation program activities.

2) Develops and conducts scheduled interpretive talks, conservation education programs for youth and special tour programs of Forest Service land and water areas. Defines the significance of the site and its background. Answers recurring questions that require knowledge of a limited variety of facts, events, circumstances, personalities, and natural characteristics identified with the site.

3) Checks the usage and condition of public use areas, boat ramps, group camps, and other recreation areas for safety, fire, sanitation and maintenance reasons.

4) Assists with the visitor center’s program operations by either working at the information desk or at the entrance station by dealing with such issues pertaining to picnic facilities, campgrounds, visitor control, and fee collection.

5) Answers routine visitors’ inquiries that range from where the locations of historical monuments are to when tours are scheduled. Complicated situations are usually referred to a higher-graded employee for resolution.

6) Assists higher-graded Park Rangers with planning improvements of visitor center facilities or conducting interpretive programs.

7) Maintains supply of informational materials and other stock items for distribution. Distributes publications requested in telephone and mail inquiries. Collects fees and book sale monies.

8) Performs routine daily opening and closing procedures and assists with general office tasks.

9) Operates and performs minor maintenance on audiovisual equipment.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


$14.30 per hour. Pay scale & grade GS 04.