Topic ID #34912 - posted 2/12/2015 1:58 AM

Park Ranger (Intepretation), GS-05 - 4 vacancies, Mississippi Nat'l River and Rec Area, MN

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-05
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-MISS-15-1310387
SALARY RANGE:    $16.22 to $16.22 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Thursday, February 12, 2015 to Monday, February 16, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0025-05
POSITION INFORMATION:    Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS:    4 vacancies in the following location:
Saint Paul, MN 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 Seasonal Recruitment Operations Center is currently accepting applications to fill up to 4 temporary positions at Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. 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
The Twin Cities Metropolitan Area (Minneapolis/Saint Paul) has a population of about 2.6 million.  Cost of housing is moderate to high-above the national average, including properties for purchase or rent.  The Twin Cities are rich in cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities, as well as home national sports teams.  A wide variety of services and shopping is found throughout the region.  The Twin Cities has a comprehensive mass transit system that serves the cities and their suburbs.  The winters can be extremely harsh (to below 30 degrees with an average snowfall of 36 to 60 inches per season).  Spring and fall are mild and pleasant while summers can be humid and hot (up to 95 degrees).  Visit the official State of Minnesota webs site at:
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.
Must possess or be able to obtain state issued driver's license.
Wearing a National Park Service uniform is required.
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Duties will range throughout the park and perform a variety of interpretive services including:
Staffing the Mississippi River Visitor Center, located in the Science Museum of Minnesota, downtown Saint Paul: Work involves interpreting the Mississippi River and the entire National Park system to a wide range of visitors. The position may include leading walking tours, bicycling tours, canoeing programs and other interpretive programs. The work will also include other miscellaneous duties with record keeping, brochure distribution and tasks related to center operations.
Interacting with a wide range of visitors through informal interpretation and tours throughout the entire park (72 mile corridor). They may also present programs at partnership visitor centers, river festivals, fairs and other special events elsewhere within or near the park.
Assisting with school visits and field trips on or along the Mississippi River; preparation of educational materials and curricula resources; delivery of programs to students; and related tasks.
Assisting with electronic-based interpretive materials. Responsibilities will mainly focus on enhancing the web visitor experience by reviewing and updating information on the site and developing a system internally that will facilitate the dissemination of park developed content on the web.
Much time may be spent outdoors in all weather conditions.  Experience in a wide variety of outdoor recreation like biking, canoeing, geocaching and fishing is helpful.  The position requires the ability to learn and interpret information about the Mississippi River and National Park sites.  Employee must be able to adapt to a wide range of visitors and circumstances, and to work independently or with light supervision.
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.
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:  Weekend and evening work will be required.
This job sometimes involves working outside in all weather conditions including heat, cold and rain.
Applicants must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and bike and canoe up to 10 miles.

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