The National Park Service's Human Resources Employment Information website provides wide-ranging information relating to job opportunities. Because applying for federal employment is a tricky and precise business it is recommended that you talk with employees already working for the parks in the jobs you find of interest. They can often provide the greatest insight into how to successfully compete for the job you desire.
Every job in Boston National Historical Park requires contact with park visitors and the ability to answer visitor's basic questions. Boston NHP helps employees to learn both the questions and the answers. A college degree is required for a few of the jobs; it is desirable for others. Law enforcement jobs have specific requirements. All positions require the physical and mental ability to perform the repetitive parts of the job. Federal employment also requires employees to be 18 years of age or a high school graduate and at least 16 years of age. Employees must be United States citizens.
Seasonal pay ranges from about $12.00 per hour to about $16.00 per hour for the more skilled jobs. Limited housing is available in the park, with rent deducted from the paycheck. Seasonal employees with housing typically share dormitory-style living quarters at the Marine Barracks in the Charlestown Navy Yard.
All Seasonal and Permanent positions available in Boston National Historical Park are posted on the Office of Personnel Management's website at USAJobs.
Qualifications for Park Ranger Positions, (Job Series 0025), Grades GS-2 through GS-7
(Note: Most seasonal and permanent jobs at Boston National Historical Park are offered at the GS-4 and GS-5 levels)
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.
Did You Know?
When the Boston Massacre monument was erected on Boston Common in the 1880s, the president of The Massachusetts Historical Society protested, "The crown of the martyr should not be placed on the brow of the ruffian." Come to think of it, John Adams didn't speak too highly of the victims either.