Topic ID #34652 - posted 1/28/2015 2:33 AM

Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-05 - 2 vacancies, Minute Man National Historical Park, MA

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-05
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-MIMA-15-1282367
SALARY RANGE:    $16.73 to $16.73 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 to Friday, February 6, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0025-05
POSITION INFORMATION:    Multiple Schedules 32 hours - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    2 vacancies in the following location:
Concord, MA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
Experience your America by building a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. The National Park Service preserves unimpaired, the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
The HR Customer Services and Solutions is currently accepting applications to fill up to 2 full time temporary and/or 2 part time positions at Minute Man National Historical Park. 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 extension if workload and funding allow. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April, 2015
SPECIAL NOTE: This announcement is being advertised for both Full Time 40 hours per week and Part Time 16-24 hours per week schedules.
AREA OF INFORMATION: This position is located with the Interpretation and Education Division of Minute Man National Historical Park located in Concord, Massachusetts. This is a seasonal position not-to-exceed 1039 hours  Minute Man National Historical Park preserves and interprets significant historic sites, structures, properties and landscapes associated with the beginning of the American Revolution, which lie along the route of the Battle of April 19th,1775. It also preserves the Wayside, Home of Authors and interprets the 19th Century American Literary Renaissance. Approximately 1.2 million people visit the park annually. Patriot’s Day, the park’s largest special event, is celebrated with parades, “Battle Road” including a large tactical demonstration, commemorative events at Concord's North Bridge and other events nearby and draws large crowds. The 1000-acre park, including eight miles of trails, is located one half hour west of Boston within the communities of Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord. Local open spaces combined with access to one of the nation’s most vital metropolitan areas create many recreational and cultural opportunities. Summers in the area are warm, with average temperatures in the 80s. Winters are cold, with low temperatures near zero and usually snow. Housing costs are high. No government housing is available.
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.
Not Required
U.S. Citizenship required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
Selective Service Registration if applicable.
Wearing a National Park Service uniform is required.
Must be able to handle, collect, and account for money.
Weekend and holiday work is required.
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Incumbent serves as a uniformed employee of the National Park Service and serves as front-line representative of the agency. Incumbent conducts independent research and presents programs, walks, lectures, historic weapons demonstrations and multi-media shows, structured and impromptu talks and roving assignments including living history; provides, both orally and/or in writing, information about park resources and regulations employing appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and interests of diverse audiences. Incumbent informs visitors about the social and cultural history of the park and educates visitors regarding activities that impact the preservation of historical and cultural resources, including issues dealing with visitor safety. Duties may be performed on or off site at locations designated by the park, e.g. visitor centers, auditoriums, trails.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpacks, tools, rescue equipment, etc.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed indoors in visitor centers and both indoor and out at historic sites, subject to some extremes in temperature and weather conditions.  Park areas may be geographically located in areas of high elevation, rugged terrain or dense populations.  Duties may be performed alone in isolated areas.
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS: Incumbent will be required to work weekends and holidays.

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