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The National Park Service seeks students, professionals and other qualified individuals from numerous academic disciplines and trades for a wide variety of internship, seasonal and permanent positions available nation-wide. We encourage all interested and qualified persons to apply for jobs. We want a workforce that reflects the diversity of America. You must be a United States citizen to be eligible for consideration for employment. Certain jobs may also have age and physical qualifications. Generally, you must be at least 18 years of age. The National Park Service fills all positions in accord with U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations. Normally, a person seeking an initial appointment to a permanent position must gain eligibility on an appropriate OPM register. Employment with the National Park Service is available in both permanent and seasonal positions.

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Current Job openings:

Park Guide: GS-0090-5
Job Announcement Number: SROC-CHIC-14-1086072

SALARY RANGE: $15.15 to $15.15 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, April 03, 2014 to Thursday, April 10, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0090-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours
DUTY LOCATIONS: 2 vacancies in the following location:Sulphur, OK View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY: 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 two (2) temporary positions at Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur, Oklahoma. 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 2014

The recreation area is located adjacent to the town of Sulphur, Oklahoma (population 6,000), 82 miles south of Oklahoma City and 140 miles north of Dallas, Texas. The towns of Ardmore and Ada, each with a population of about 25,000, are about 30 miles away. Springs, streams, and lakes in wooded and grassy hills typify the area. Elevation is 1,011 feet and the average annual rainfall is 38 inches. Summer temperatures sometimes exceed 100 degrees and winter temperatures of 20 degrees or lower are not uncommon. Both Sulphur and nearby Davis (population 3,000) have school systems with Kindergarten through Grade 12. Fully accredited colleges are available as close as 30 miles.

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.


TRAVEL REQUIRED Occasional Travel 2 travel nigihts per month
KEY REQUIREMENTS 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.

DUTIES: Presents conducted programs such as walks, demonstrations, talks, or special event activities. Provides assistance and/or initiates original input on revisions of interpretive materials, such as guidebooks, handouts, environmental education packet material and exhibits. Replies to oral and written inquiries about park resources and programs. On a daily basis, individually operates a contact station at a district or unit that is remote from the supervisor's office to include: operation of an information desk responding to visitor inquiries, requests, needs, and complaints; providing information about the site and surrounding areas; providing interpretation of the site and exhibit area. May also handle daily cooperating association matters. May operate and perform routine maintenance on audiovisual equipment. Independently initiates proper opening and closing procedures.

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 firefighting 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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