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Friday, April 04, 2014

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Director Jarvis Meets With Rosies

Director Jarvis on Thursday met with five California women who worked in the Kaiser Richmond shipyards during World War II and have volunteered at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park visitor center in Richmond.

“It was quite a thrill to meet the Rosies,” Jarvis said. “It’s amazing to think about the contribution these women made to our national defense during World War II. They took on new roles and made it possible for the men to go to war. Not only that, the arms they produced help win the war.”

Jarvis said the stories of the Rosies are integral to the larger story of America that the National Park Service preserves and shares with the rest of the world. “That these women also serve as volunteers at the national park site that honors them provides a richer visitor experience for those of us fortunate to make our way to the park in Richmond.”

The Rosies are Phyllis Gould, 92, of Fairfax, California, and her sister Marian Sousa, 87, of El Sobrante; Marian Wynn, 87, of Fairfield; Kay Morrison, 90, of Fairfield; and Priscilla Elder, 93, of Pinole.

Director Jarvis, along with Deputy Director Christy Goldfuss and Assistant Director of Legislative and Congressional Affairs Don Hellmann, met the women at a reception hosted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. They came to Washington, D.C., at the invitation of Vice President Joe Biden. They met with Biden, and, during that meeting, were surprised when President Barack Obama joined the group.

Gould said she’s been writing to presidents about the Rosie the Riveter story since President Clinton was in office. Asked why she has been so persistent, Gould said they don’t want history to forget the efforts of 20 million women who entered the work force for the first time, when men were sent overseas during World War II.

The weeklong trip and White House and Capitol Hill visits caught the attention of the national media and the women have done multiple interviews and posed for dozens of photos.  Funds for the trip were raised through the Rosie the Riveter Trust.

[Submitted by Jeffrey G. Olson, Public Information Officer]

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Law Enforcement, Security, and Emergency Services
New IMARS Chat Site Now Online

There is a new IMARS chat site for discussions, questions and anwers, and information sharing. This site is like a blog, but open to everyone with IMARS issues or solutions or both.

This forum is a way to get more people to share with each other how they are using IMARS, different tips and tricks learned, and general "how to" questions.

Links can be found from the IMARS webpage, IMARS sharepoint, as well as below.

Check out this new site and post a question or solution or just read what is there now.

[Submitted by John Evans, john_evans@nps.gov]

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Northeast Region
Parks Hold Annual Safety Stand Down

Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site recently held their third annual Safety Stand Down Day at the parks' maintenance training facility.

Over 30 park employees, ranging from permanent staff to SCAs and volunteers, participated in the safety stand down. The objective of this annual event is to permit employees to take time to reflect on the every day tasks in each of their jobs and think of ways to do them safer.  

Stand down topics included mandatory training sessions in hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens and fire extinguisher usage. Others topics included SMIS/OWCP, outdoor safety (ticks, snakes, etc.), radio usage and Operational Leadership. A new topic presented this year was active shooter for non-commissioned staff. The session was well received by park staff and we plan to expand it for the 2015 stand day program.  

Overall comments from park staff were very positive finding the topics helpful to their everyday duties. A 2015 Stand Down Day is being planned at this time.

[Submitted by Tim Mauch, Timothy_Mauch@nps.gov, 804-795-5018, Ext. 1]


Harpers Ferry Center
Harpers Ferry Center Receives Accessibility Leadership Award

On March 13th, Harpers Ferry Center received the National Park Service's National Accessibility Leadership Achievement Award for its work to push boundaries and make park videos and exhibits more accessible during the Servicewide AV initiative. 

Harpers Ferry Center would especially like to thank the recreatuib fee iffuce for working with them on the funding strategies and HFC's contracting office for helping develop contracting efficiency.  

The award was accepted on behalf of the center by Michele Hartley, the national accessibility coordinator.

[Submitted by Katrina D. Gonzalez, katrina_gonzalez@nps.gov, 304-535-6211]


Servicewide
Upcoming Training Calendar

All training offerings – webinars, online courses and training sessions in the field – appear in this listing only, updated each Friday. Entries must be received by midday Thursday at the latest for the following day’s update. Send them to Bill_Halainen@contractor.nps.gov.

All entries must be brief and should have the following:

  • Beginning and ending dates.
  • Name and location of course.
  • A short one- to two-line description.
  • The closing date for application or registration.
  • Name(s) and number(s) for more information.
  • Most importantly, a link to a website where full announcements or detailed information can be found.

New listings and revisions to this week’s calendar are in bold face. They are removed from the calendar once the application deadline has passed.

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Training and Webinars

April 7 – April 10 – Interagency Regional Wilderness Stewardship Training Course, Asheville, NC.  Sponsored by the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.  Click on this link for course information.  Contact Ken Straley, 406-243-4630, kstraley@fs.fed.us, or Tim Devine, 406-243-4612, tim_devine@nps.gov, with any questions.

April 8 – April 10, 2014 – International Cemetery Preservation Summit, Niagara Falls, NY. NCPTT, in partnership with the Canadian Ministry of Culture, will host this conference, which will include oral presentations, posters, and a half-day field session on the conservation of all aspects of cemetery care and conservation. The conference is open to conservation professionals, cemetery managers, board members, archaeologist, grounds keepers, and all who work in and are interested in cemeteries. For more information, go to http://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/international-cemetery-preservation-summit/.

April 9 – April 10 – Fundamentals of Section 106: Pacific West Region, Lake Mead NRA. See full announcement here Contact: Cari Kreshak;cari_kreshak@nps.gov or 808-228-5334.

April 9 – April 30 – Weekly Wednesday IMARS Webinars, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Central Daylight Time. The weekly hour-long webinars will focus on problems, solutions, questions and other matters pertaining to IMARS. Click on this link for more information.

April 14 – April 17 – NPS Fundamentals V: Building Trust, Teams and Leaders, Washington, DC. Free - all travel/tuition is paid for by WASO Learning & Development. For more information, go to the NPS Fundamentals website (http://www.nps.gov/training/fund/index.htm) and/or contact the Fundamentals V staff at npsfundamentalsdc@nps.gov or 202-354-1903.

April 21 – April 25 – H-337: Command and General Staff Training for Local Incident Management Teams, Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish, MT. The session will also cover intermediate and advanced ICS (I-300/400). Sponsored by DOI and Glacier National Park. For more information, contact Elaine Bond in DOI’s Office of Emergency Management at 202-208-5417 or Elaine_Bond@ios.doi.gov.

April 21 – May 2 – Fire Apparatus Driver Operator Course, National Structural Fire Training Center, Glen Canyon NRA, AZ. This class fulfills NFPA 1002 training standards to be qualified as Fire Apparatus Driver Operator. The class is designed to provide persons with the technical information and skills essential for the safe operation and proper maintenance of fire apparatus. Emphasis includes hands-on training of pumping and driving skills critical to support personnel assigned to all hazard response. Personnel will become proficient in troubleshooting, hydraulics, drafting and providing water through multiple pumping evolutions. Certification is based upon completion of all on-line modules, class assessments and evaluations. Application deadline is March 23rd. For further information, contact Mark Gorman at 208-387-5244 or check the website at http://famshare.inside.nps.gov/structural/operations/default.aspx.

April 29 – April 30 – NEPA/NHPS Section 106 Workshop: Intermountain Region, Grand Teton NP. See full announcement here.  Contact: Cheryl Eckhardt; cheryl_eckhardt@nps.gov or 303-969-2851.

April 29 – May 1 – Introduction to Section 106 and NHPA: Northeast Region, Franklin Roosevelt NHS. See full announcement here. Contact: Cheryl Sams O'Neill; cheryl_sams@nps.gov or 215-597-5822.

April 29 – May 1 – Compliance with Section 106 and NEPA: Southeast Regional Office.  See full announcement here. Contact: Beth Byrd;beth_byrd@nps.gov or 404-507-5793.

May 5 – May 8 – Interagency Wilderness Interpretation and Education Workshop, Anchorage, AK.  Sponsored by the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.  Click on this link for course information. Contact Steve Archibald, 406-243-4653, srarchibald@fs.fed.us, or Tim Devine, 406-243-4612, tim_devine@nps.gov, with any questions.

May 5 – May 8 – Interagency Regional Wilderness Stewardship Training Course, Rutland, VT.  Sponsored by the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.  Click on this link for course information. Registration deadline is March 14th. Contact: Karen Lindsey, 406-243-4627, karen_lindsey@fws.gov, or Tim Devine, 406-243-4612, tim_devine@nps.gov, with any questions.

May 12 – May 15 – NPS Fundamentals V: Building Trust, Teams and Leaders, Washington, DC. Free - all travel/tuition is paid for by WASO Learning & Development. For more information, go to the NPS Fundamentals website (http://www.nps.gov/training/fund/index.htm) and/or contact the Fundamentals V staff at npsfundamentalsdc@nps.gov or 202-354-1903.

May 12 – May 15 – Analyzing and Transforming Conflict to Create Sustainable Solutions for People and Wildlife, 1130 17th St. NW, Washington, DC. This four-day course, presented by the Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration (HWCC), provides participants with the skills to analyze, anticipate, and address these human-human conflicts about wildlife. Drawing on best practices from fields including conflict transformation, environmental dispute resolution, international peace building, and human dimensions of wildlife management, participants will learn skills to recognize underlying drivers of conflict and design and implement a Conservation Conflict Intervention Plan individually tailored for their respective field site or other professional focus. Deadline for registration is April 5th. There are a limited number of $1000 scholarships available through the Natural Resource Stewardship Training Program at the Mather Training Center. Scholarship applications must be submitted by March 28th. For the full announcement and scholarship application, go to the Natural Resource Stewardship Training webpage. For more information about the course, please contact Kirsten Leong, kirsten_leong@nps.gov, 970-267-2191, or visit the HWCC web site at http://www.humanwildlifeconflict.org/DC2_registration.htm.

May 12 – May 16 – Interdisciplinary Resource Protection and Law, Kailua-Kona, HI. This course provides employees with a solid understanding of the resource mission of the NPS and the primary laws, legal authorities, case law interpretation, and policies used to protect park resources. Participants will also receive instruction in the functions and roles that contribute to effective interdisciplinary group work and practice these skills through resource protection case studies. Deadline for application is April 9th. Priority will be given and travel expenses provided for employees from the Pacific Island network. Employees from Pacific West and Alaska Region parks may apply, but must cover all travel expenses from the benefitting account. Applications from other regions and mainland offices will not be accepted. For the full announcement, go to the Natural Resource Stewardship Training webpage. For more information about the course, please contact Jeri Hall, jeri_hall@nps.gov; or Cathy Purchis, cathy_purchis@nps.gov.

May 12 – May 23 – Law Enforcement Fitness Coordinator Training, FLETC, Glynco, GA. Click on this link for the course announcement; contact Wiley Golden at FLETC (912-267-2246) with any questions. The deadline for applications is April 16th.

May 19 – May 23 – Interdisciplinary Resource Protection and Law, Kailua-Kona, HI. This course provides employees with a solid understanding of the resource mission of the NPS and the primary laws, legal authorities, case law interpretation, and policies used to protect park resources. Participants will also receive instruction in the functions and roles that contribute to effective interdisciplinary group work and practice these skills through resource protection case studies. Deadline for application is April 9th. Priority will be given and travel expenses provided for employees from the Pacific Island network. Employees from Pacific West and Alaska Region parks may apply, but must cover all travel expenses from the benefitting account. Applications from other regions and mainland offices will not be accepted. For the full announcement, go to the Natural Resource Stewardship Training webpage. For more information about the course, please contact Jeri Hall, jeri_hall@nps.gov; or Cathy Purchis, cathy_purchis@nps.gov.

May 19 – May 22 – Interagency Regional Wilderness Stewardship Training Course, Anchorage, AK.  Sponsored by the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.  Click on this link for course information.  Contact Tim Devine, 406-243-4612, tim_devine@nps.gov, with any questions.

June 2 – June 13 – Basic Tactics Instructor Training, FLETC, Glynco, GA. Click on this link for the course announcement; contact Wiley Golden at FLETC (912-267-2246) with any questions. The deadline for applications is April 16th.

June 16 – June 27 – Law Enforcement Control Tactics Instructor Training, FLETC, Glynco, GA. Click on this link for the course announcement; contact Wiley Golden at FLETC (912-267-2246) with any questions. The deadline for applications is April 22nd.

June 16 – June 27 – Use of Force Instructor Training, FLETC, Glynco, GA. Click on this link for the course announcement; contact Wiley Golden at FLETC (912-267-2246) with any questions. The deadline for applications is April 23rd.

June 24 – June 25 – NEPA/NHPA Section 106 Workshop: Intermountain Region, Canyonlands NP Headquarters. See full announcement here.  Contact: Cheryl Eckhardt; cheryl_eckhardt@nps.gov or 303-969-2851.

July 7 – July 10 – NPS Fundamentals V: Building Trust, Teams and Leaders, Washington, DC. Free - all travel/tuition is paid for by WASO Learning & Development. For more information, go to the NPS Fundamentals website (http://www.nps.gov/training/fund/index.htm) and/or contact the Fundamentals V staff at npsfundamentalsdc@nps.gov or 202-354-1903.

July 22 – July 23 – NEPA/NHPA Section 106 Workshop:  Intermountain Regional Office, Denver, CO. See full announcement here.  Contact: Cheryl Eckhardt; cheryl_eckhardt@nps.gov or 303-969-2851.

August 4 – August 8 – Fundamentals of Special Park Uses, DOI University, Albuquerque, NM.  This course covers all aspects of special park uses, including First Amendment activities, commercial filming, still photography and rights- of-way. DO-53/RM-53 are covered in depth, as well as 36 CFR and NPS Management Policies 2006. A draft agenda is posted on the special park uses page at http://inside.nps.gov/waso/waso.cfm?prg=185&lv=3  Minimum class size 15 participants.  For more information contact Lee Dickinson, Special Park Uses Program Manager, WASO at 202/513-7092.  Enrollment deadline is July 5th.

August 5 – August 7 – Compliance with Section 106 and NEPA: Southeast Regional Office. See full announcement here.  Contact: Beth Byrd; beth_byrd@nps.gov or 404-507-5793.

August 26 – April 27 – Fundamentals of Section 106: Midwest Region, Minneapolis, MN. See full announcement here.  Contact: Stephen Rogers; stephen_rogers@nps.gov or 402-661-1912.

August 26 – August 28 – Fundamentals of Section 106: Pacific West Region, Fort Vancouver NHS. See full announcement here. Contact: Cari Kreshak; cari_kreshak@nps.gov or 808-228-5334.

September 9 – September 11 – Structural Firefighter Recertification and Refresher Course, Grand Canyon NP, AZ. This three-day class satisfies the refresher requirements for NPS Structural Firefighters as outlined in Chapter 12 of Reference Manual 58, NPS Structural Fire Management. The course is designed to refresh the skills, knowledge and competencies of previously certified structural firefighting personnel through the utilization of live fire scenarios. NPS live fire qualified instructors direct the training in compliance with NFPA 1403 and OSHA requirements. Application deadline is August 11th. For further information, contact Mark Gorman at 208-387-5244 or check the website at http://famshare.inside.nps.gov/structural/operations/default.aspx.

September 15 – October 17 – National Search & Rescue Academy, Camp Navajo, Bellemont. AZ. The National Park Service in conjunction with the Department of Defense will conduct this year’s fall session of the National Search & Rescue Academy at Camp Navajo, which is ten miles west of Flagstaff, Arizona. NSARA provides an intensive five-week comprehensive SAR training program for federal employees. This program will provide participants with a venue to efficiently attain basic field rescuer skills in a single condensed format which typically requires several years of career development. This core program provides participants with essential field rescue skills in ground search operations, ICS, swiftwater rescue, technical rope rescue, search management, basic aviation safety, helicopter rescue techniques, and remote/austere EMS techniques. This program is delivered in the classroom and various physically challenging outdoor environments. To broaden interagency cooperation, allied and federal agency personnel will jointly attend this academy. NSARA participants will be housed in shared military barrack style quarters during the training and are required to adhere to all local policies of the hosting facility. On-site lodging and meals during the academy will be provided at no expense to NPS participants. En route travel and per diem costs, as well lodging and meals associated with three days of off-site swiftwater training, will be borne by the benefiting work unit. This is a very physically demanding course and participants are required to perform at an arduous level without physical, mental, or emotional limitations. Participants will be involved in physical fitness training, which will be completed through the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test, and participants are required to achieve a “First Class PFT Score” by the end of the academy. Prerequisites: In addition to completion of independent study classes on Basic ICS and SAR, candidates must possess a current minimum certification at the First Responder or Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) level. For further information on this training, refer to the announcement and nomination form at this link. Submit completed nomination forms to NSARA Coordinator Ken Phillips, NPS Branch Chief of Search & Rescue, at ken_phillips@nps.gov or 928-606-3862 (cell). Nominations are due by August 15th.

September 16 – September 17 – NEPA/NHPA Section 106 Workshop: Intermountain Region, Grand Canyon NP. See full announcement here.  Contact: Cheryl Eckhardt; cheryl_eckhardt@nps.gov or 303-969-2851.

October 6 – October 10 – Structural Firefighter I (Defensive Firefighter) Course, Gateway NRA (Sandy Hook Unit), NJ. This 40-hour course is designed to provide basic training at the NFPA 1001, Firefighter I level with the minimum skills necessary to function safely and effectively as a member of a structural firefighting team under direct supervision. Course emphasis is on individual and engine company manipulative skills essential for personal safety and efficiency in support of defensive (exterior) operations with limited offensive skills targeting trash and vehicle fires and indirect attacks in the suppression of structural fires. Certification is based upon completion of all on-line modules, class assessments and evaluations. For formal accreditation through the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board), participants must complete all associated courses and pre-requests. Application deadline is September 8th. For further information, contact Mark Gorman at 208-387-5244 or check the website at http://famshare.inside.nps.gov/structural/operations/default.aspx.

October 13 – October 24 – Structural Firefighter I/II Course, National Structural Fire Training Center, Glen Canyon NRA, AZ. This class fulfills NFPA 1001 training standards to be qualified as a Structural Firefighter I and II. Participants will be able to perform both interior and exterior attacks during structural fire events. The course presents students with a strenuous hands-on curriculum that includes extensive training scenarios and live-fire drills. Students will be afforded numerous opportunities to develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed serve as a structural firefighter.  Certification is based upon completion of all on-line modules, class assessments and evaluations. For formal accreditation through the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board), participants must complete all associated courses and pre-requests. Application deadline is September 15th. For further information, contact Mark Gorman at 208-387-5244 or check the website at http://famshare.inside.nps.gov/structural/operations/default.aspx.

November 3 – November 14 – Fire Apparatus Driver Operator Course, National Structural Fire Training Center, Glen Canyon NRA, AZ. This class fulfills NFPA 1002 training standards to be qualified as Fire Apparatus Driver Operator. The class is designed to provide persons with the technical information and skills essential for the safe operation and proper maintenance of fire apparatus. Emphasis includes hands-on training of pumping and driving skills critical to support personnel assigned to all hazard response. Personnel will become proficient in troubleshooting, hydraulics, drafting and providing water through multiple pumping evolutions. Certification is based upon completion of all on-line modules, class assessments and evaluations. Application deadline is October 6th. For further information, contact Mark Gorman at 208-387-5244 or check the website at http://famshare.inside.nps.gov/structural/operations/default.aspx.

November 4 – November 5 – Remington 870 Armorer, Lake Meredith NRA, TX. The park will be hosting a Remington 870 armorer class. Class cost is $450 and registration is done through Remington, http://www.remingtonle.com/training/14schedule.htm. There is a Holiday Inn Express in Borger that has a government rate. For more information, contact Dale Culver at Dale_Culver@nps.gov  or via phone at 806-865-3874 ext. 261

November 6 – November 7– Remington AR15 Armorer, Lake Meredith NRA, TX. The park will be hosting a Remington AR15 armorer class. Class cost is $450 and registration is done through Remington, http://www.remingtonle.com/training/14schedule.htm. There is a Holiday Inn Express in Borger that has a government rate. For more information, contact Dale Culver at Dale_Culver@nps.gov  or via phone at 806-865-3874 ext. 261

December 8 – December 12 – Fire Officer and Instructor Course, National Structural Fire Training Center, Glen Canyon NRA, AZ. This class includes certification in both Fire Instructor I and Fire Officer I. These classes have been combined as fire instructor is a required prerequisite for fire officer. The combined class is a combination of online activities with job performance skills being demonstrated in a class or field setting. Fire instructor is designed around classroom lectures, group activities, and individual presentations. Topics include learning theories, use of instructional materials and media, maintaining student records and techniques for effective communication. The fire officer portion of the class focuses on technical knowledge and leadership skills which are essential for command and control of engine company personnel during fire emergencies. Participants will be introduced to the skills of preplanning, fire attack strategies/tactics and logistical support functions. Skills are reinforced and evaluated through dynamic group sessions and video simulations. Certification is based upon completion of all on-line modules and class assessments. Access to the on-line class is available on December 9th. Application deadline is November 10th. For further information, contact Mark Gorman at 208-387-5244 or check the website at http://famshare.inside.nps.gov/structural/operations/default.aspx.

Online Training

Cultural Resources

Nationwide Programmatic Agreement Toolkit. To help guide NPS staff on implementing the NPS nationwide programmatic agreement, which governs Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the NPS has developed a “toolkit.” The toolkit is mandatory training that provides guidance to NPS superintendents and Section 106 coordinators, division chiefs, and facilities staff at region and park levels on using the programmatic agreement during Section 106 review. NPS employees may earn a certificate for their review of the toolkit through DOI Learn by taking a final assessment. Register for the course in DOI Learn, then review the contents of the toolkit website before returning to DOI Learn to complete a final assessment. The toolkit website is available online at: http://www.nps.gov/history/howto/PAToolkit/index.htm. For more information about the NPS nationwide programmatic agreement toolkit, please contact: Jeffrey Durbin, NPS Section 106 compliance program officer, at 202-354-1816 or Jeffrey_durbin@nps.gov

Managing Archeological Collections. Learn about caring for archeological collections and help to overcome the curation crisis. The course is designed to assist those who are interested in, or need to learn more about, preserving and managing archeological collections over the long term. Register for the course in DOI Learn, then review the contents of the course website before returning to DOI Learn to complete a final assessment. The course website is available online at: http://www.nps.gov/archeology/collections/index.htm. For more information, contact Teresa Moyer (202-354-2124, teresa_moyer@nps.gov).

Archeology for Interpreters. Through this training, interpreters and anyone with an interest and need to know – including law enforcement rangers, natural resource experts, and managers -- may gain basic knowledge about archeology. The course provides opportunities to learn about archeological methods and analysis and how to encourage concern for the preservation and protection of archeological resources. A park-based case study provides practice. Register for the course in DOI Learn, then review the contents of the course website before returning to DOI Learn to complete a final assessment. The course website is available online at: http://www.nps.gov/archeology/AforI/index.htm.  For more information, contact Teresa Moyer (202-354-2124, teresa_moyer@nps.gov).

Interpretation for Archeologists. Archeologists and other resource professionals can take this training to gain a firm foundation in and understanding of the purpose, philosophy, and techniques of interpretation. The course encourages archeologists to frame their work for the public and to work with interpreters to integrate archeological perspectives into interpretive products and tell compelling stories.  Register for the course in DOI Learn, then review the contents of the course website before returning to DOI Learn to complete a final assessment. The course website is available online at: http://www.nps.gov/archeology/IforA/index.htm.  For more information, contact Teresa Moyer (202-354-2124, teresa_moyer@nps.gov).

Study Tour of Archeological Interpretation. View interpretation with “fresh eyes” to evaluate choices and strategies for interpreting archeology in parks and historic sites. Download worksheets to assist in evaluating both onsite interpretation and virtual visits.  Register for the course in DOI Learn, then review the contents of the course website before returning to DOI Learn to complete a final assessment. The course website is available online at: http://www.nps.gov/archeology/studytour/index.htm.  For more information, contact Teresa Moyer (202-354-2124, teresa_moyer@nps.gov).

Assessment of Archeological Interpretation. Use the interpretive analysis model to evaluate the effectiveness of interpreting archeological resources on the basis of visitor experience at the levels of short-term outcomes, long-term outcomes, and audience feedback. Learn more about the National Park Service evaluation strategy. Register for the course in DOI Learn, then review the contents of the course website before returning to DOI Learn to complete a final assessment. The course website is available online at: http://www.nps.gov/archeology/aiassess/index.htm. For more information, contact Teresa Moyer (202-354-2124, teresa_moyer@nps.gov).

Wilderness

The Wilderness Act of 1964. Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center/Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands.  Click on this link for course information.  Contact: Tim Devine, 406-243-4612, tim_devine@nps.gov with any questions.

Writing a Minimum Requirements Analysis. Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center/Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands.  Click on this link for course information.  Contact: Tim Devine, 406-243-4612, tim_devine@nps.gov with any questions.

Evaluating a Minimum Requirements Analysis. Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center/Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands.  Click on this link for course information.  Contact: Tim Devine, 406-243-4612, tim_devine@nps.gov with any questions.

Deciding to Keep Wilderness Wild: Four Cornerstones for Wilderness Managers. Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center/Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands.  Click on this link for course information.  Contact: Tim Devine, 406-243-4612, tim_devine@nps.gov with any questions.

Wilderness Stewardship Planning Framework. Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center/Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands.  Click on this link for course information.  Contact: Tim Devine, 406-243-4612, tim_devine@nps.gov with any questions.

Wilderness Visitor Use Management. A suite of three courses: Fundamentals, Strategies, and Monitoring Impacts and Uses.  Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center/Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands.  Click on this link for course information.  Contact: Tim Devine, 406-243-4612, tim_devine@nps.gov with any questions.

Natural Resource Management in Wilderness. A suite of twelve courses: Fundamentals, Challenges in Natural Resource Restoration, Monitoring, Evaluating Proposals for Scientific Activity, Fish and Wildlife, Fish and Wildlife Inventory and Monitoring, Threatened and Endangered Species, Air Quality, Soil and Water, Vegetation, Soundscapes, and Night Sky.  Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center/Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands.  Click on this link for course information.  Contact: Tim Devine, 406-243-4612, tim_devine@nps.gov with any questions.

Managing Cultural Resources in Wilderness.  A suite of three courses: Fundamentals, Inventory and Monitoring, and Evaluating Scientific Proposals.  Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center/Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands.  Click on this linkfor course information.  Contact: Tim Devine, 406-243-4612, tim_devine@nps.gov with any questions.

Managing Paleontological Resources in Wilderness.  A suite of three courses: Fundamentals, Inventory and Monitoring, and Evaluating Scientific Proposals.  Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center/Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands.  Click on this link for course information.  Contact: Tim Devine, 406-243-4612, tim_devine@nps.gov with any questions.

Retirement

Firefighter/Law Enforcement Officer Retirement Training for Human Resource Specialists, Managers and Supervisors. This course is designed to provide firefighter and law enforcement officer retirement training for human resources specialists, managers and supervisors. Cost: Free. For more information, see DOI Learn website: http://www.doi.gov/doilearn. Registration: DOI Learn Help Desk 1-866-466-1998 or email at doilearn@geolearning.com. FLERT Contact: William (Alan) Sizemore, Alan_Sizemore@ios.doi.gov 208-334-1556.

FERS Retirement Training for Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers. This course is designed to provide firefighters and law enforcement officers with information on FERS special retirement provisions so that they can manage their careers in such a way that they maximize their benefits. Special retirement provisions apply to employees occupying these positions and they have specific responsibilities that are critical to know about and act upon throughout their careers if they expect to qualify for special retirement. Cost: Free. For more information, see DOI Learn website: http://www.doi.gov/doilearn. Registration: DOI Learn Help Desk 1-866-466-1998 or email at doilearn@geolearning.com. FLERT Contact: William (Alan) Sizemore, Alan_Sizemore@ios.doi.gov 208-334-1556.

Supervision

New Supervisor Development Program. This new training and development program, which was begun last year, is designed specifically for first-time supervisors within the 12 month probationary period of their initial appointment. The New Supervisor Development Program (NSDP) is a blended learning program that is delivered both online and in residential (three day) sessions across the country in collaboration with Bureau of Land Management, and the Fish and Wildlife Service. The online modules (completely free of cost) are available on DOILearn as preliminary work, and include the basics of in knowledge and skills for a first-time supervisor. Completion of these modules is followed by a three day Supervisory Skills Workshop (SSW) that provides synthesis and skills practice. The NSDP satisfies the initial 40-hour new supervisory training required by OPM (5CFR 412.202). There will be no cost to parks and regions in FY 2014 – all costs (tuition and travel) are being funded by WASO Learning and Development. Registrations for the SSW are managed via regional employee development officers by slot allocation.  For more information, please contact Katrina Roberts, NSDP Training Manager, 202-354-1471, or Katherine Callaway, 202-354-1403, or your regional employee development officer.  Additional information can be found at: http://www.nps.gov/training/ - click on Leadership Development Programs.  

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES



Hot Springs National Park (AR)
GL-0025-9 Protection Ranger (Lateral)

Hot Springs National Park is seeking candidates interested in a lateral reassignment to a full performance commissioned ranger position.

The park anticipates that one permanent full time position will open in the park with an additional position likely to come open in the near future.

These positions are covered by 6(c) retirement and are classified as primary law enforcement positions.  Applicants must meet 6(c) requirements in order to be considered. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are authorized in accordance with appropriate federal regulations.  There is no guaranteed home subsidy or buyout.

Hot Springs National Park has a proactive frontcountry operation that offers rangers the opportunity to develop and utilize their law enforcement skills. It is a heavily visited park all year long. The person selected may be assigned collateral duties, including include field training ranger opportunities. Hot Springs National Park is an area of exclusive federal jurisdiction, which allows rangers a multitude of opportunities to enhance their skills in criminal investigations – felony offenses, crime scenes, traffic accidents, drug trafficking, and prostitution among others.

All park patrol cars are equipped with state of the art mobile data terminals and mobile car cameras. Home to work authorization may be offered. MROCC provides 24 hour dispatch service to the park.

The ranger selected will patrol via vehicle and on foot and bicycle. The person selected will also have the opportunity to work side by side with the park canine team.  The selected person may be required to work holidays, weekends, and various shifts.

Conditions of employment include:

  • Possession of a Type I law enforcement commission
  • Physical fitness testing and training requirements for law enforcement duty
  • Pre-employment and random drug testing

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Current resume/application
  • Most recent performance appraisal
  • Most recent SF-50, Notice of Personnel Action

For additional information about the position, please contact Operations Supervisor Jeff Johnson at 501-620-6782 or Chief Ranger John Hughes at 501-620-6780.

Please submit completed packets to Administrative Office Betty Spafford via email at Betty_Spafford@nps.gov, or mail the completed packets to Hot Springs National Park, Attention Betty Spafford, 101 Reserve Street, Hot Springs, Arkansas  71901.  Completed packets must be received before COB April 18th.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (MI)
GL-0025-9 Protection Rangers (Detail)

Sleeping Bear Dunes NL is seeking two GL-9 rangers with Type 1 law enforcement commissions for a 90 day detail this summer. The detail will start in early June and run through August.  Primary duties are as follows:

  • Conduct frontcountry patrols via SUV and on foot
  • Conduct backcountry foot patrols on North and South Manitou Islands   
  • Assist with marine patrols on Lake Michigan
  • Assist with emergency operations (EMS, SAR and wildland fire)
  • Assist with numerous special events

Premium pay, travel, and shared government housing will be paid by Sleeping Bear Dunes.  Base salary will be covered by the home park.

Interested individuals should submit their most recent non-award SF-50 and a one-page resume detailing their work history, educational background, any special qualifications they might possess.  Resumes and supporting documents should be submitted by electronic mail to phil_akers@nps.gov by April 10th.

For more information, please contact Chief Ranger Phil Akers at 231-325-4740.

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (GA)
WG-5003-6 Gardener (Temporary Promotion)

Jimmy Carter NHS is offering a temporary promotion for a WG-5003 gardener to candidates in Southeast Region.

The person selected will be responsible for planning and executing landscape operations, including planting crops in demonstration gardens, planting, pruning, and maintaining ornamental gardens throughout the park, and providing guidance for turf management within cultural landscapes, including IPM. Other duties may include building and equipment repairs.

Please submit:

  • Resume or equivalent.  Please include all experience, training and/or education related to the position.
  • Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
  • Copy of your most recent performance appraisal.

Interested candidates should send the above and a cover letter to Karen_Barry@nps.gov.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Amy Hite at 229-824-4107 extension 29.  

Interested individuals should respond by close of business on April 7th.