• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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Jobs

Job openings are listed at http://www.usajobs.gov

You must apply for a specific position as it becomes available, rather than sending a general resume to the park to hold for future openings. The forms necessary to apply for positions are listed in each individual job announcement. All forms, and directions for completing them, are also available at the website.

For a recorded listing of positions currently available in the park, please call the Job Announcement Information Line at (865) 436-1223.


Applying for a Federal Job

Although the Federal government does not require a standard application form for most jobs, we do need certain information to evaluate your qualifications and determine if you meet legal requirements for Federal employment. If your resume or application does not provide all the information requested in the job vacancy announcement and in the following list, you may lose consideration for a job.

⇒ Job Information

  • Announcement number, and title and grade(s) of the job you are applying for.


Personal Information

  • Full name, mailing address (with ZIP CODE) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code)
  • Social security number
  • Country of citizenship (most federal jobs require United States citizenship)
  • Veterans preference
  • Reinstatement eligibility
  • Highest federal civilian grade held (also give job series and dates held)


Education

  • High school: name, city and state, date of diploma or GED
  • Colleges or Universities: name, city, state, major(s), type and year of any degrees received (if no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours)
  • Send a copy of your college transcript only if the job vacancy announcement requests it.

Work Experience

  • Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid work experience related to the job you are applying for (do not send job descriptions)
  • Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
  • Duties and accomplishments
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor's name and phone number
  • Starting and ending dates (day, month, and year)
  • Hours per week
  • Salary
  • Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor

Other Qualifications

  • Job-related training courses (title and year)
  • Job-related skills, for example, other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed
  • Job-related certificates and licenses (current only)
  • Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards (give dates but do not send documents)




Did You Know?

Marbled salamanders are one of 30 salamander species native to the park.

There are at least 30 different species of salamanders in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This gives the Smokies the distinction of having the most diverse salamander population anywhere in the world and has earned the park the nickname “Salamander Capital of the World.” More...