Topic ID #34782 - posted 2/5/2015 1:46 AM

Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-05 - 2 vacancies, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD



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-MORU-15-1297173
SALARY RANGE:    $15.15 to $15.15 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 to Friday, February 13, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0025-05
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    2 vacancies in the following location:
Keystone, SD 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 is currently accepting applications to fill up to 2 temporary positions at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. 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: May, 2015
AREA INFORMATION:  Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located three miles west of Keystone, South Dakota, in the Black Hills of southwestern South Dakota.  Housing for purchase or rent, schools, medical and dental facilities, churches of most faiths, and shopping are available in Rapid City, 25 miles northeast of Park Headquarters, and in nearby Hill City and Custer.
“The employees of the National Park Service care for special places that are the heritage of all Americans. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country's outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.
National parks are among the most remarkable places in America for recreation, learning, and inspiration.  The work done by park ranger-interpreters 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.”
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.
Wearing a National Park Service uniform is required.
DUTIES:
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MAJOR DUTIES: The selected individual/s, research and prepare cultural demonstrations and through the use and creation of appropriate cultural items, demonstrate the traditional lifestyles of the Black Hills native cultures. Provides information to other staff members for their own program development
Demonstrations are done informally throughout the day, as well as during structured, formal interpretive presentations. Interpreter will also create and present a conducted activity and/or interpretive talk, an interpretive demonstration, and children's programs among other programs that are short in duration. Provide information and directions in the park's information center, sculptor's studio, and interpretive center. Opens and closes facilities; maintains supplies and brochures about the Memorial and surrounding attractions. May also work in the visitor center, information center, studio or information desk. Informs visitors about park facilities and resources, and provide assistance during emergency situations.
Park ranger – interpreters connect people to parks.  They play a key role in ensuring that visitors have a meaningful, satisfying, and safe park experience, help visitors decide how to spend their time in the park, and inform them about the wonders that await their discovery.  Park ranger – interpreters are specially trained to engage the public so that each park visitor can find a personal connection with the meanings and values found in the places and stories of that park.  They help visitors explore the many dimensions of parks by introducing them to a variety of perspectives.  By providing the opportunity for visitors to care about the places they visit, they promote stewardship and the opportunity for those visitors to care for park resources.

National parks are among the most remarkable places in America for recreation, learning, and inspiration.  The work done by park ranger-interpreters 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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