Topic ID #35108 - posted 2/26/2015 1:34 AM

Park Guide, GS-03 - Fire Island National Seashore, NY

Jennifer Palmer

Job Title:Park Guide GS-0090-03
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:HRCSS-FIIS-15-1315641
SALARY RANGE:    $13.60 to $13.60 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:    Thursday, February 26, 2015 to Monday, March 2, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:    GS-0090-03
POSITION INFORMATION:    Part Time 12 hours - Temporary NTE 1039
DUTY LOCATIONS:    1 vacancy in the following location:
Patchogue, NY 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 group is currently accepting applications to fill up to 1 temporary positions at Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, New York. 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.  Anticipated Entry on Duty: May, 2015.
AREA INFORMATION: Ocean washed beaches, dunes, maritime forests, the Fire Island Light Station and nearby William Floyd Estate make Fire Island National Seashore a blend of recreation, natural and cultural resources.  Located only one hour east of New York City, the park is a world apart from the bustling communities surrounding it.  The 32-mile long seashore contains natural features such as the Otis Pike Wilderness Area, the only federal wilderness in New York, and the Sunken Forest, a 300 year-old holly forest.  A wide range of temperatures can occur from 0 degrees in the winter, to high 90s in the summer.  All services, including shopping, doctors, hospitals and schools are available in the communities on Long Island.  Services on Fire Island are limited.
NOTE: Part time incumbent will be working 12 hours per week, six hours on Saturday and Sunday.
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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MAJOR DUTIES: The park guide will perform a variety of interpretive, educational and visitor services functions at Fire Island National Seashore.  Tasks will include presenting formal tours, Junior Ranger programs, education programs, demonstrations such as salt water seining and canoeing, and presentations interpreting the park's natural and cultural resources and resource issues; conducting informal interpretation, safety patrols, conveying park rules and regulations to park visitors; assisting with visitor center and cooperating association  operations, wilderness camping permit system, special events, offsite programs, maintenance of displays/exhibits, collection and documentation of visitor program statistics.  Other tasks include performing administrative functions and working with park volunteers.
The park guide may be exposed to extreme weather (heat/cold), insects and ticks, poison ivy; work may involve long periods of walking and standing, light lifting and physical exertion.  Employee will be expected to operate a motor vehicle, work independently, work weekends, holidays and some evenings.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Standing for long periods of time, walking for distances up to six miles daily, climbing and descending steep inclines, bending, and lifting moderately heavy items in a repetitive motion is required.  Mental stress and physical fatigue occur due to high volume of personal contacts, occasional emergency responses, and repetitive nature of interpretive programs.  Extreme physical exertion may be required while performing search and rescue, wildland fire fighting and other emergency response duties.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Work is performed indoors at the visitors center as well as in outdoor areas resulting in exposure to extreme temperatures, rain, snow, wind and direct sunlight. 

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