Gates of the Arctic National Park Job Opening

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Gates of the Arctic National Park Job Opening

Postby ~jeff~ » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:35 pm

Unemployed or just bored with what your presently doing?
This job could offer a you a chance to get paid to spend a summer in the northernmost national park in the U.S. backpacking, rafting and canoing or just hanging out bs'ing with others that make there way to this remote location. All thats required to qualify is that you be a U.S. Citizen and have a Social Security number.


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Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Description - Park Ranger
National Park Service

Full Time - Seasonal

Coldfoot, Eagle and Coal Creek

Posted: 1/27/2009


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
* U.S. Citizenship is Required.
* You must provide your Social Security number.
* Pre-Employment Background Investigation is required.
* All supporting documents must be received by the closing date.


The primary functions of these positions are to preserve and protect the natural, cultural and historical resources of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Specifically the incumbents patrol the backcountry to protect the resources and educate the public as to how to access and use the resource without doing damage to the resources and by contacting/educating the public at visitor centers.

The work duties generally over the summer are about 60% backcountry patrol and 40% Visitor Center duty.

Backcountry patrols last generally from 5 to 21 days camping and traveling in remote wilderness areas. Travel to the beginning point of the patrol is usually via light airplane where patrols are either undertaken on foot carrying a backpack or by canoe or raft floating the rivers. The responsibilities of the patrols involve public contact and education, monitoring and collecting data, cleaning up campsites and project work to restore Wilderness Character such as removing structures or coordination of barrel removal projects. The focus of the patrols switch to monitoring of hunting activity in the Fall with the purpose of transmitting information to LE Rangers about illegal activity. The work requires outdoor travel and camping in all types of weather conditions.

Visitor center duties consist of working a visitor center desk providing safety information to the visiting public, educating the visiting public to "Leave No Trace" techniques and checking out bear barrels for visitor use while camping in bear country. The incumbent will have the opportunity to develop and present interpretive programs in a formal setting. The visitor center duties are either two week or four week assignments and alternate with the backcountry duties for the Coldfoot positions.

Positions will be filled at the GS-7 level. Employees in temporary appointments cannot receive promotions.

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Postby ~jeff~ » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:09 am

***Correction***

Requirements wrote:Positions will be filled at the GS-7 level.


Read below for NPS definition of GS-7 level

Qualifications for Park Ranger Positions, GS-025, Grades GS-2, GS-3, GS-4, GS-5, and GS-7

For GS-2: High school diploma or equivalent OR 26 weeks of general experience (see below).

For GS-3: 1 year of education above high school with 6 semester hours of related course work OR 26 weeks of general experience and 13 weeks of specialized experience (see below).

For GS-4: 2 years of education above high school with 12 semester hours of related course work OR 26 weeks of general experience and 26 weeks of specialized experience (see below).

For GS-5: 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with 24 semester hours of related course work OR 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level.

For GS-7: One full academic year of graduate education related to the occupation or superior academic achievement OR 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 or GS-6 level.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
Experience in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work that provided a familiarity with natural or cultural history; fish or wildlife habitat characteristics; techniques of resource protection and use; recreational use of public lands and facilities; enforcement of laws, rules, or regulations, fire prevention techniques and fire suppression methods, or the practice of interpersonal relations skills in dealing with the general public.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
Experience that demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. Experience may have been in technical, administrative, or scientific work, fish and wildlife management, recreation management, law enforcement or other park-related work.


UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:
Major study: natural resource management, natural sciences, earth science, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, museum sciences, business administration, public administration, behavioral sciences, sociology, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources.
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