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Current Job Opportunities

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Supervisory Park Ranger (I)
Open Period: 1/17/23 to 2/07/23
Salary: $115,118 - $149,651 per year
Grade and Series: 13 GS 0025
Location: Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island
Who May Apply: Current federal employees of the Department of Interior, certain current or former term or temporary employees who are eligible for the land and base management hiring authority, and federal employees who meet the definition of surplus or displaced employee.
Job Summary: The Chief of Interpretation and Education is responsible for planning, managing, and directing a multi-faceted program of interpretation and education for Gateway National Recreation Area. Activities include but are not limited to: long- and short-range planning; establishing guidelines, and standards; setting and tracking goals and objectives; setting priorities; program evaluation; developing and monitoring organizational alignment and effectiveness; acquiring and allocating funding, staffing, and other resources to carry out the mission of the Division; and participating as a member of Gateway's Leadership Team.
The position is responsible for leading the Division of Interpretation and Education across the three units of Gateway (Staten Island Unit, Jamaica Bay Unit, and Sandy Hook Unit). Gateway is a complex park with over 26,000 acres of land and water, spanning New Jersey and three boroughs of New York City. The Interpretive and Education program provides a range of specialized programs related to Gateway and its numerous resources.

Biological Science Technician
Open Period: 1/30/23 to 6/01/23
Salary: $21.11 per hour
Grade and Series: 5 GS 0404
Location: Jamaica Bay Unit and Sandy Hook Unit
Who May Apply: the public
Job Summary: Duties include the following:

  • Implement established natural resource management projects.
  • Following instructions and standardized procedures, makes field observations of natural resource conditions.
  • Install, operate, and maintain resource management equipment.
  • Collects and organizes field data.
  • Ensure adequate quality control of data collected. Performs routine and recurring testing of collected samples.
  • Record all data collected and provides preliminary assessment and classification of the information. Seeks assistance for situations not covered.


Museum Technician
Open Period: 1/03/23 to 6/02/23
Salary: $44,057 - $57,280
Grade and Series: 5 GS 1016
Location: Staten Island
Who May Apply: the public
Job Summary: Duties may include the following tasks:

  • Inventories, documents, catalogs, and stores items.
  • Implements museum environmental monitoring and integrated pest management (IPM) programs. This includes gathering data, maintaining the monitoring equipment, and preparing permanent data records.
  • Packs and repacks objects with care, assuring complete labeling that preserves data associated with the objects.
  • Identifies preservation needs and recommends additional actions.
  • Assists with the installation, repair, and rehabilitation of exhibits.
  • Provides answers and information to park visitors and assists the public with research questions.
  • Implements museum maintenance and housekeeping schedules. Performs routine cleaning of objects as directed and according to established standards. Assists in scheduled cleaning of museum collections storage. The types of artifacts/objects to be cleaned include, but are not limited to, historic books, furniture, textiles, ceramics, documents, and photographs.

This is a temporary position for about six months.

Laborer
Open Period: 1/09/2023 to 6/09/2023
Salary: $20.55- $23.99 per hour
Grade and Series: 3 WG 3502
Location: Jamaica Bay and Sandy Hook Units
Who May Apply: The public
Job Summary: The selectee hired for this position cleans all areas of buildings, washes interior and exterior windows, sweeps and vacuums floors; removes trash and debris; cleans up spills and overflows; scrubs, strips, waxes and polishes floors; runs powered cleaning equipment; sweeps walkways and areas within site boundaries; receives shipments and unloads supplies; moves furniture; removes graffiti from walls of building inside and outside of buildings; sets out and removes signs; paints simple items such as picnic tables and signs; collects, picks up and empties garbage and trash within site boundaries; digs ditches and trenches; levels holes and other problems with paths and roads; rakes and waters lawns; trims trees and shrubs; operates power equipment such as leaf blowers, lawn mowers, portable snow blowers; uses and maintains common hand tools; performs moderate to heavy physical labor that may require lifting of more than 50 lbs.


Lead Recreation Fee Technician
Open Period: 12/18/2022 to 6/17/23
Salary: $22.42 per hour
Grade and Series: 6 GS 0503
Location: Sandy Hook, NJ and Riis Park (Queens)
Who May Apply: The public
Job Summary: As a Lead Recreation Fee Technician, incumbent is responsible for collecting appropriate fees at park entrance station and/or other visitor contact stations following established accountability guidelines for handling government funds. Incumbent operates an electronic cash register, computer or point of sales system, performs opening and closing shift functions, issues receipts, park passes and federal recreation passes. Incumbent completes shift reports to verify money collected, accountable stock sold and all machine transactions from the shift, using journal and receipt tapes, end of shift reports, and a register of voided transactions. Safeguards and secures funds collected and personal accountable stock. Incumbent prepares remittance reports and bank deposits for funds collected but may not prepare these reports for any shift for which they collect fees. Pulls vaults, canisters, counts and opens registration envelopes. Maintains necessary accountability records. Troubleshoots accounting problems by correcting difficult errors that are unsolvable by others which may involve correction of related reports. May perform reconciliations of credit card transactions and revenue generated through pay.gov and/or national reservation service. Conducts cash register and entrance station audits as required. Lead Recreation Fee Technician is responsible for providing current, accurate information to visitors concerning the NPS area and other surrounding areas of interest. Incumbent explains the area's recreational opportunities, including NPS interpretive services, concession operated facilities and services, campground availability and hiking trails; distributes maps, brochures and other printed material; informs visitors of potential safety hazards; and provides directions and routes of travel through the park. This is a temporary position for approximately six months.

Supervisory Recreation Fee Technician
Open Period: 12/18/2022 to 6/17/23
Salary: $24.92 per hour
Grade and Series: 7 GS 0503
Location: Sandy Hook, NJ and Riis Park (Queens)
Who May Apply: The public
Job Summary: As a Supervisory Recreation Fee Technician, incumbent is responsible for collecting appropriate fees at park entrance station and/or other visitor contact stations following established accountability guidelines for handling government funds. Incumbent operates an electronic cash register, computer or point of sales system, performs opening and closing shift functions, issues receipts, park passes, and federal recreation passes. Incumbent completes shift reports to verify money collected, accountable stock sold and all machine transactions from the shift, using journal and receipt tapes, end of shift reports, and a register of voided transactions. Safeguards and secures funds collected and personal accountable stock. Incumbent prepares remittance reports and bank deposits for funds collected but may not prepare these reports for any shift for which they collect fees. Pulls vaults, canisters, counts and opens registration envelopes. Maintains necessary accountability records. Troubleshoots accounting problems by correcting difficult errors that are unsolvable by others which may involve correction of related reports. May perform reconciliations of credit card transactions and revenue generated through pay.gov and/or national reservation service. Conducts cash register and entrance station audits as required. Supervisory Recreation Fee Technician is responsible for providing current, accurate information to visitors concerning the NPS area and other surrounding areas of interest. Incumbent explains the area's recreational opportunities, including NPS interpretive services, concession operated facilities and services, campground availability and hiking trails; distributes maps, brochures and other printed material; informs visitors of potential safety hazards; and provides directions and routes of travel through the park. This is a temporary position for approximately six months.

Public Safety Dispatcher
Open Period: 12/19/2022 to 6/18/23
Salary: $36,118 - $41,981 per year
Grade and Series: 5 GS 2151
Location: Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island
Who May Apply: The public
Job Summary: Performs dispatch and call taking services for public safety related incidents and operations; receives and evaluates emergency calls for service; obtains information through questioning and determines the priority of the call;
performs general Communications Center clerical duties such as data entry, quality, records management, inventories, and verification and maintenance of contact listings, etc.; queries and relays warrants, driver and vehicle status, Be on the Lookout (BOL), and Attempt to Locate (ATL) information for law enforcement contacts and investigations; provides for officer safety through maintaining status on officers, maintains situational awareness during all contacts, and anticipates responders' requests and needs; provides communications and logistical support to responders; maintains status on resources and incidents; coordinates responses to incidents; initiates appropriate response of personnel and apparatus in accordance with agency plans, guides, and protocols; coordinates use of assigned radio frequencies, directs radio traffic to appropriate channels, and restricts channels to emergency use as necessary; prioritizes radio traffic and related communications; and serves as a certified operator of National Criminal Information Network (NCIC), National Law Enforcements Communications System (NLETS).
This is a temporary position, not to exceed six months.
Both full and part-time work schedules (16-32 hours per week) may be available.

Recreation Aid (Surf-Lifeguard Trainee)
Open Period: 1/09/23 to 7/03/23
Salary: $16.81 per hour
Grade and Series: 3 GS 0189
Location: Great Kills Park (Staten Island), Jacob Riis Park (Queens), Sandy Hook Unit
Who May Apply: The public
Job Summary: Under guidance of a surf-lifeguard supervisor, lead or authorized designate, the incumbent will acquire proficiency in the performance of the following tasks: surveillance of activities of park visitors recreating on the beach; maintain lifeguard equipment; monitor weather, tide, ocean current and other related conditions; rescue swimmers in distress; provide urgent first aid.

You must be able to pass the surf-lifeguard test. Candidates must pass all parts of the test - includes the following: Swim 550 yards continuously in less than 10 minutes using a swimming stroke performed on the front only; and Run 1.25 miles continuously in less than 12 minutes. All applicants will be tested upon entry on duty.
Pre-employment physical exam will be required prior to entry on duty at applicant's expense.
This is a temporary position, not to exceed six months.

Recreation Aid (Surf-Lifeguard)
Open Period: 1/09/23 to 7/03/23
Salary: $18.87 per hour
Grade and Series: 4 GS 0189
Location: Great Kills Park (Staten Island), Jacob Riis Park (Queens), Sandy Hook Unit
Who May Apply: The public
Job Summary: Maintain vigilant surveillance of the activities of park visitors who are not only recreating in the ocean, but also at the water's edge. Maintain oneself, and also one's equipment, in a state of constant readiness, to be able to respond-very literally at a moment's notice-to life-threatening, on-the-job emergencies. Use surf-lifeguarding techniques that focus first and foremost on incident prevention rather than on incident intervention. Monitor weather, tide, ocean current, and related conditions that may not only affect the safety of those recreating in the ocean, but also at the water's edge. Warn park visitors about actions or conditions that are unsafe both in the ocean and on the beach. Rescue, alone or with others, swimmers in distress or in danger of drowning using a rescue-flotation device, rescue board, ocean kayak, surfboat, or motorized craft. Provide urgent first-aid care, including basic life support and CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation), and the use of oxygen and automated external defibrillator (AED) equipment.

You must be able to pass the surf-lifeguard test. Candidates must pass all parts of the test - includes the following: Swim 550 yards continuously in less than 10 minutes using a swimming stroke performed on the front only; and Run 1.25 miles continuously in less than 12 minutes. All applicants will be tested upon entry on duty.
Current valid nationally recognized CPR/AED course-completion certificate required prior to enter on duty.
Pre-employment physical examination will be required prior to entry on duty at applicant's expense.

This is a temporary position, not to exceed six months.

Lead Recreation Assistant (Lead Surf-Lifeguard)
Open Period: 1/09/23 to 7/03/23
Salary: $21.11 per hour
Grade and Series: 5 GS 0189
Location: Great Kills Park (Staten Island), Jacob Riis Park (Queens), Sandy Hook Unit
Who May Apply: The public
Job Summary: These positions involve performing or leading work concerned with protecting the public against preventable danger and drowning death in the waters officially designated for swimming at a crowded and extended surf-beach seashore area. This work typically involves preventive surf-life guarding; rescuing, either individually or as a member of a team, persons in distress or in danger of drowning; administering urgent first-aid care and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; controlling usually large crowds; operating and maintaining rescue equipment and enforcing agency regulations. Required to be able to work outdoors for long periods of time.

You must be able to pass the surf-lifeguard test. Candidates must pass all parts of the test - includes the following: Swim 550 yards continuously in less than 10 minutes using a swimming stroke performed on the front only; and Run 1.25 miles continuously in less than 12 minutes. All applicants will be tested upon entry on duty.
Current valid nationally recognized CPR/AED course-completion certificate required prior to enter on duty.
Pre-employment physical examination will be required prior to entry on duty at applicant's expense.

This is a temporary position, not to exceed six months.

Supervisory Recreation Assistant (Supervisory Lifeguard)
Open Period: 1/09/23 to 7/03/23
Salary: $23.53 per hour
Grade and Series: 6 GS 0189
Location: Great Kills Park (Staten Island), Jacob Riis Park (Queens), Sandy Hook Unit
Who May Apply: The public
Job Summary: Serves as a supervisory surf-lifeguard, the incumbent plays a key role in the delivery of in-service training the includes instruction in surf-rescue techniques either with or without equipment, and the administration of urgent first-aid care and CPR; schedules, assigns, and monitors work for adherence to established performance standards; counsels subordinates in technical matters; prepares reports mandated by applicable guidelines, payrolls etc. This position involves leading/supervising work concerned with protecting the public against preventable danger and drowning death in the waters officially designated for swimming surf-beach seashore area. This work typically involves preventive surf-life guarding; rescuing, either individually or as a member of a team, persons in distress or in danger of drowning; administering urgent first-aid care and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; controlling usually large crowds; operating and maintaining rescue equipment; enforcing agency regulations; and performing and supervising other related work.

You must be able to pass the surf-lifeguard test. Candidates must pass all parts of the test - includes the following: Swim 550 yards continuously in less than 10 minutes using a swimming stroke performed on the front only; and Run 1.25 miles continuously in less than 12 minutes. All applicants will be tested upon entry on duty.
Current valid nationally recognized CPR/AED course-completion certificate required prior to enter on duty.
Pre-employment physical examination will be required prior to entry on duty at applicant's expense.

This is a temporary position, not to exceed six months.

Health Technician (Emergency Medical Technician)
Open Period: 1/10/23 to 7/07/23
Salary: $18.06 per hour
Grade and Series: 5 GS 0189
Location: Jacob Riis Park (Queens) and Sandy Hook Unit
Who May Apply: The public
Job Summary: Responds to emergency medical assistance calls by ambulance, patrol vehicle, and / or on foot to emergency scenes while adhering to park standard operating procedures, governing traffic ordinances and laws pertaining to the operation of emergency and patrol vehicles: independently conducts accurate and complete patient assessments in the field, ambulance and clinical setting. Uses advanced knowledge of topographic anatomy, knowledge of major body systems, knowledge of emergency medical techniques and procedures and knowledge relevant to understanding the legal considerations of emergency care; performs initial triage of patient(s), following with additional patient assessment. Selects appropriate patient treatment protocol and/or modifies protocols independently from basic approaches, if necessary. Appropriately determines the nature, extent, and seriousness of the patient's condition. Identifies and treats trauma and medical emergencies using knowledge of emergency medical treatment techniques/procedures, topographic anatomy, and major body systems (e.g., skeletal, muscular, nervous, etc.).
Appropriately documents all assessment findings, treatments and procedures, patient demographics, insurance and billing information. Demonstrates literacy in computerized information systems; recognizes the signs and symptoms of life-threatening and non-life-threatening trauma and medical emergencies. Provides appropriate basic treatment as outlined in governing protocol(s), in route, or until advanced or definitive care is provided. Conducts field treatment at scene, in route or until definitive care is provided. Assists with patient treatment in clinical setting under the supervision and direction of a higher-level provider; communicates clearly and professionally, both orally and in writing, with patients, medical staff and public safety personnel, exhibiting familiarity with medical terminology; ensures excellent condition of all ambulance supplies, medication and equipment to include checking expiration dates, stock amounts, functionality, cleanliness and repair/replacement as needed.
A current National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification and/or an unrestricted state license, and a current Basic Life Support (BLS)/CPR certification is required prior to entry on duty.
This is a temporary postion, not to exceed six months.

Last updated: February 1, 2023

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