Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA
Job Title: Park Guide, GS-0090-03
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Job Announcement Number: ROC-DEWA-12-594844
$13.47 to $13.47 / Per Hour
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 to Tuesday, February 14, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
Multiple Schedules – Temporary NTE 1039 hours
4 vacancy(s) – Bushkill, PA
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
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.
Would you like to practice your public speaking skills? As a uniformed employee of the National Park Service, you deliver interpretive programs to educate visitors. You independently present a variety of talks and briefings and respond to visitor questions. Your presentations are generally short and concern park orientation and visitor safety. You explain the area’s natural, cultural and/or historic resources, recreational opportunities, concession facilities and services, availability of campgrounds and hiking trails. You provide information on current park events, projects, and policies, as well as updates on issues affecting the natural, historical and/or cultural preservation of the area. Park guides work in or near the park visitor center or visitor contact station, and at auditoriums, campgrounds, trails, or in the field. Other duties may include visitor services such as fee collection, traffic control, back-country patrols, and administrative tasks.
Special note Part Time Position: Part time position will work 24 hours per week including weekends.
The Seasonal Recruitment Operations Center is currently accepting applications to fill up to 4 Full time and 4 Part Time temporary positions at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year. Appointments may be terminated at any time and can be extended if workload and funding allow. Anticipated Entry on Duty: May 2012
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.
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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The primary purpose of this position is to give talks, guide people, answer questions, and provide services to visitors. Performs visitor center operations at Kittatinny Point Visitor Center (NJ), Dingmans Falls Visitor Center (PA), and may assist in the operation of Millbrook Village (NJ), a recreated 19th century farming community, to provide accurate and relevant information and orientation to the public about park resources, visitor facilities, activities and services, and safety regulations. Staffs visitor center information desk, serving as initial contact for visitors. Provides visitors with current and accurate information on a variety of subjects and interprets park values for visitors with varying interests and backgrounds. Presents limited and repetetive interpretive programs, including map talks, static exhibit interpretation, and map talks. Performs roving interpretation at busy sites, providing visitors with information on park-related activities, services, safety and resource regulations, and park themes. May provide basic First Aid/CPR when needed.
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.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a 70,000 acre park located along 40 miles of the Delaware River. The park offers over 90 miles of trails, 40 miles of the Delaware River, over 300 animal and plant species, spectacular waterfalls (including the two highest in PA), and over 1000 archeological and historic sites. The park is approximately 80 miles west of New York City and approximately 100 miles north of Philadelphia. Nearby towns are Stroudsburg, PA, Milford, PA, Newton, NJ and Sparta, NJ. All services including elementary school, college, medical services, and other community needs are available in Stroudsburg, PA, Port Jervis, NY, and Newton, NJ. Summers are generally mild with average temperatures about 80 degrees with some humidity; average temperatures in the winter are about 30 degrees. Temporary housing may be available at a cost.
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