Park Rangers - Interpretation

  • National Park Service
  • Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
  • Sep 22, 2018
Temporary Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Biology - Ecology Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Education - Interpretation

Job Description

9 vacancies in the following locations:

Summary

These positions are located in Everglades National Park, in the Interpretation Division.

Temporary not to exceed 1039 hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.

Open to the first 100 applicants or until 09/25/2018 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

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Responsibilities

Incumbent will conduct research on topics for purpose of providing interpretative programs, both orally and/or in writing. Present a variety of formal and informal programs including orientation talks, environmental education programs, conduct walks, demonstrations and campfire programs. Inform visitors about the park facilities and resources.

Area Information:
The Gulf Coast district is located on the northwestern side of the park, and includes much of the Ten Thousand Islands. The visitor center is in Everglades City; a small town 35 miles southeast of Naples. The town has restaurants, a small grocery store, a couple of gas stations, and an outlet of the county library. Surrounded by water, Everglades City is a great place for boating and fishing, whether in a flats boat or paddling vessel. The waters and islands are home to dolphins, manatees, and shore birds and offer outstanding wilderness experiences.
There is no public transit available either to the park or inside park boundaries or to Everglades City. Winter temperatures are mild averaging 75 to 85 degrees. Evening temperatures can be in the 60s and 70s. Winter is the dry season. Summer temperatures are hot averaging between 90 and 94 degrees. Evening temperatures can dip down into the 70s. Summer is the wet season; rain with thunderstorms is very common. Hot humid weather makes the area perfect habitat for biting and stinging insects, mosquitoes and sand flies can be intense no matter the time of year.

Duty Station: Flamingo District, Flamingo, FL
The Flamingo District is centered at the southern tip of mainland Florida in the middle of Everglades National Park. The Flamingo Visitor Center is in the same location. Flamingo is also the site of a small store and fuel sales. The nearest towns of Homestead and Florida City, about 50 miles by road from Flamingo, have a wide variety of stores and services, including groceries, gas, medical services, etc. Flamingo is a great place for boating and fishing (by motorboat, canoe or kayak), hiking, wildlife observation, and backcountry camping. The area is home to crocodiles and alligators, manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, a variety of birds, and many species of Caribbean trees.
There is no public transit available to Flamingo. Winter temperatures are mild, averaging 75 to 85 degrees. Evening temperatures can be in the 60s or 70s. Winter is the dry season. In certain winters mosquitoes and other biting insects can be present.

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Job Level

Entry-level  

Salary

GS 5 Salary $35,498 to $46,149 per year