• The iconic first flight of the Wright brothers in their 1903 Wright Flyer

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

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Employment Opportunities in the Outer Banks Group

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

The Human Resources Office for the Outer Banks Group is located in Manteo, North Carolina. The address is: Outer Banks Group, Human Resources Office, 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954. Phone number is 252-473-2111.

The National Park Service is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selections for positions are on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.

The Outer Banks Group is made up of the following parks:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a thin broken strand of islands curving out into the Atlantic Ocean and then back again in a sheltering embrace of North Carolina's mainland coast and its offshore sounds. These are the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For thousands of years these barrier islands have survived the onslaught of wind and sea. Today their long stretches of beach, sand dunes, marshes, and woodlands are set aside as Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site is known for the small band of settlers who gained for England a foothold in the New World. They had left behind the comfortable limits and familiar rhythms of European civilization for a boundless and unpredictable world in which vigilance, courage, and endurance were needed just to survive.

Wright Brothers National Memorial memorializes the first flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright. The Wright Brothers made the first successful sustained powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine here on December 17, 1903. A 60-foot granite monument dedicated in 1932 is perched atop 90-foot tall Kill Devil Hill commemorating the achievement of these two visionaries from Dayton, Ohio.

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:

Those who are interested in employment may view employment information below, log onto the Federal employment website at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov, listen to the Outer Banks Group Jobs Hotline (252-473-2111 Extension 243), or visit our office at the address above (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time). We do not accept unsolicited applications so please make sure you apply specifically to a job or to jobs. We do not keep any kind of applicant supply file.

Forms: Generally, there are no required forms to apply for a Federal job. However, you will see forms mentioned in our vacancy announcements. The following are links that will take you to general employment forms:

OF-510, Applying for a Federal Job (lets you know what is required when applying for employment): http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.htm

OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment (you may use a resume or other application form): http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.htm

OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment: http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.htm

SF-15, Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference (this form IS required, along with other appropriate documentation, if you are claiming entitlement to 10 points): http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/sf.asp

Again, except for the OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, these forms aren't required forms but may make applying easier.

Application hints: We look at all of your experience and education so be sure to include any volunteer work you do. Ensure that you give the month and year you began and ended each job and make sure you put in the amount of hours per week you worked. We are required to perform qualifications based on a 40-hour week and any part of that would be pro-rated towards experience requirements. (For example: you may need one year of experience for a particular job. You worked at a similar job for 12 months working 40 hours per week. You would be qualified. If you worked at that same job for 12 months but worked 20 hours per week, then you would receive credit for 6 months experience.)

Make sure you list your relevant experience. The OF-612 only provides enough space for two positions. You may add more by using a blank page and formatting as shown on the OF-612. There is no "appropriate" amount of time to go back in your experience. Do not include extraneous materials. Read the vacancy announcement and provide what is requested.

Permanent Employment with the Outer Banks Groups:

Permanent Employment - (updated 07/27/05 - title linked to description)


Seasonal or Temporary Employment with the Outer Banks Group:

The summer season for the Outer Banks Group is generally from Easter until the end of September each year. Some positions may start and end earlier or later. Government rental housing may be available for many seasonal positions. Uniforms are required; however, employees receive uniform allowances. There is NO public transportation in the Outer Banks. It is very difficult to get around without an automobile. Work schedules may include weekends and holidays. Typical seasonal jobs include Visitor Use Assistants (fee collectors), Park Rangers Interpretation, Forestry Technicians, Laborers, Maintenance Workers, and Park Rangers Law Enforcement.

Seasonal: - (updated 06/14/05 - title linked to description)

No seasonal or temporary positions are available at this time.

Did You Know?

Six Blue Angles jets flying over the monument on top of Kill Devil Hill.

Although the town of Kitty Hawk is always associated with the exploits of the Wright brothers, most of their flying experiments took place about 4 miles to the south on the sands of Kill Devil Hills. The town of Kill Devil Hills, where the memorial is located, was incorporated in 1953.