Topic ID #34707 - posted 2/2/2015 2:32 AM

Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-05 - 10 vacancies, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO



Jennifer Palmer

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Job Title:Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-05
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-ROMO-15-1293112
SALARY RANGE:    $15.15 to $16.26 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Monday, February 2, 2015 to Tuesday, February 10, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0025-05
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1309 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    10 vacancies in the following location(s):
Estes Park, CO View Map
Grand Lake, CO View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:    United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:    Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS:    No
JOB SUMMARY:
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 group is currently accepting applications to fill up to 10 temporary positions at Rocky Mountain National 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 rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. Anticipated Entry on Duty: March 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park is located 70 miles northwest of Denver and consists of 415 square miles of high mountain scenery carved and sculpted by glaciers. There are two sides to RMNP, the east (Estes Park) side and the west (Grand Lake) side. Check our website: www.nps.gov/romo for more area information.  Park Headquarters is located adjacent to the community of Estes Park, Colorado (approximately 2 miles), population 8,000.  The elevation in the park is 8,000 to 14,000 feet. Television and radio reception is good.  All outdoor sports activities, particularly wilderness type, are available.  Denver International Airport is approximately 2 hours away.
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.
APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION.
TRAVEL REQUIRED
Not Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
U.S. Citizenship required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
Selective Service Registration if applicable.
Must possess or be able to obtain state issued driver's license.
Wearing a National Park Service uniform is required.
DUTIES:
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This position works in the Division of Interpretation and Education, interacting with park visitors and assisting them in understanding and appreciating the park's natural and cultural resources while living and working in a beautiful mountain setting. Primary duties include: This position works in the Division of Interpretation and Education, interacting with park visitors and assisting them in understanding and appreciating the park's natural and cultural resources while living and working in a beautiful mountain setting. Primary duties include researching, developing, and presenting thematic interpretative programs (guided hikes, formal talks, demonstrations, and PowerPoint programs) on a variety of topics including wildlife biology, botany, forest ecology, geology, history, and park management. These programs are expected to meet national standards for interpretation. A significant percentage of time is spent staffing visitor centers, often with more than 1000 visitors/day, including operating cash registers. Interpretive Park Rangers also hike park trails and staff overlooks to answer visitor questions and provide informal interpretation.  Interpretive Park Rangers must be skilled at working effectively with all ages, children through adult, and with visitors from very diverse backgrounds. The ability to foster positive relationships with co-workers and partners, and to professionally represent the National Park Service to the public is essential. The work done by Interpretive Park Rangers through effective interpretive and educational programs encourages the development of a personal stewardship ethic and broadens public support for preserving and protecting park resources, so that they may be enjoyed by present and future generations.
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:   The work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness, e.g., high or low temperatures, confined spaces or adverse weather conditions.

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