Job Opportunities with the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail and Partner Organizations
About the Anza Trail
In 1776, some 30 families arrived to San Francisco Bay after an epic 8-month expedition under the command of Juan Bautista de Anza.
These were the first non-Native settlers to come overland into Alta California. Their journey would mark a profound turning point in the natural and cultural history of the American West. Our nation commemorates these colonists and the Native Americans who encountered them through the 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.
Explore an interactive map of the Anza Trail at http://www.AnzaHistoricTrail.org.
For more, watch the 25-minute film, The Anza Expedition.
The administrative staff of the Anza Trail work to implement the trail's Comprehensive Management and Use Plan. Working with many partners, the National Park Service works to protect, mark, and interpret the route traveled by the 1775-76 Anza Expedition through 20 counties in modern-day Arizona and California.
The San Francisco-based staff of the Juan Buatista de Anza National Historic Trail administer the Anza Trail in partnership with many other Federal, state, and local agencies, as well as nonprofit partners. Jobs listed below with partner organizations may have areas of overlap, but may not be exclusive to work with the Anza Trail.
Vacancy Announcement: Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Outdoor Recreation Planner
The Outdoor Recreation Planner is an essential part of the Anza Trail's administrative team. The incumbent will deliver innovative, comprehensive planning that:
-- Develops recreational trail
-- Assures preservation and protection of the trail
-- Ensures and enhances visitor experiences
The job requires collaboration, coordination, and the ability to maintain cooperative relationships with multiple federal, state, local, and private interests to attain NPS management objectives for the trail's preservation, promotion, and stewardship. The incumbent should have skills in writing, facilitation, project management, volunteer management, and community relations.
Additional duties and qualifications will be listed in the position's vacancy announcement on USAJOBS.gov.
This term position is located in the office of the Superintendent for the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, within the Pacific West Regional Office of the National Park Service in San Francisco, CA.
There is one vacancy, but it will be advertised under two separate vacancy announcements:
1) Pathways Program for Recent Graduates
Outdoor Recreation Planner (Recent Grad)
Apply by April 15, 2014
If you have graduated after December 27, 2010 from an undergraduate or graduate program that included coursework in outdoor recreation planning, you may be among those eligible to apply through the Pathways Program for Recent Graduates at the link below:
Job Announcement Number: KLBA-14-1085784-RG-SJ
2) Outdoor Recreation Planner
Vacancy Announcement coming soon.
Partner Vacancy Announcement: National Park Service Sites in the East Bay
Student Trainee Park Guide
These National Park Service positions are located at the four sites in Contra Costa County, California, including the John Muir National Historic Site, home to the Anza Trail's permanent exhibit.
The positions are being filled under the Pathways Program, which provides paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing your education.
Who May Be Considered:
To be eligible for this position, you must be a student within the local commuting area (50 mile radius) of San Francisco, California and meet the enrollment requirements of the Pathways Program.
Apply on USAJOBS.gov
Student Trainee (Park Guide)
Apply by April 25, 2014
Did You Know?
In 1774, Spaniard Juan Bautista de Anza met Chief Palma of the Quechan (pronounced khet-chan) tribe and they became friends. When Anza returned a year later with more than 240 settlers bound for California, Palma gave Anza 6000 watermelons. The Quechan people still grow these watermelons today. More...