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Current Job Opportunities

Applications for jobs with the National Park Service are accepted via USAJOBS.gov, the federal government's official source for job listings and employment information. The jobs listed below are drawn from USAJOBS.gov; clicking on any of them will take you to the detailed job announcement on that site, including a contact person if you have questions. Learn more about working for the National Park Service. Please see link above for all lifeguard positions.

Supervisory Recreation Fee Specialist
Open Period: 3/04/24 to 3/11/24
Series and Grade: GS 0501 12
Salary: $102,163 - $132,807 per year
Location(s): Staten Island
Who Can Apply: Current federal employees of the NPS, federal employees who meet the definition of surplus employees, and current or former temporary or term employees of a land based management agency. More details can be found on the announcement.
Job Description: The incumbent of this position serves as the park-wide revenue and fee program manager. Provides leadership and technical advice on matters concerning collection of all non-appropriated recreational and non-commercial revenues, not regulated under concessions laws, regulations, and policy.
Conducts analyses and studies of financial and operational data for the Fee programs for planning purposes as well as developing operating plans and procedures for these program areas. Ensures that procedures comply with policy and legislation. Reconciles any discrepancies between WASO/AOC account records and park accounting records associated with the receipts and expenditures of the recreational fee program funds.
Directs audit program for fee collection, cost of collections expenditures, remittance, reconciliation, deposits, and accountable stock. Develops and implements security measures to protect funds collected (including electronic collections) for the fee programs. Establishes effective security programs using industry best practices.
Institutes and maintains sales and accounting protocols, including program hardware of the point of sales system for fee programs. Instructs staff on fee regulations.
Directly supervises a team of five permanent staff, indirectly supervises 30 seasonal staff. Coordinates day-to-day activities (e.g., scheduling) of subordinates with other park staff where geographically separated from the incumbent. Assigns work to subordinates; establishes priorities; evaluates employee performances; interviews candidates for positions and initiates requests for personnel actions; recommends awards; takes disciplinary actions; develops performance plans and evaluates subordinate's performance.

IT Specialist (Customer Support)
Open Period: 2/26/24 to 3/08/24
Series and Grade: GS 2210 11
Salary: $85,236 - $110,803 per year
Location(s): Staten Island
Who Can Apply: Current federal employees of the NPS, federal employees who meet the definition of surplus employees, and current or former temporary or term employees of a land based management agency. More details can be found on the announcement.
Job Description: The position is a member of a highly professional team that is responsible for providing all information technology, network, and telecommunications support to members of the NPNH sub-cluster. The main duties of the position include setting up, configuring, and maintaining all hardware and software deployed throughout New York/New Jersey servicing area; providing desktop and remote support, maintenance and setup for all end users in a variety of facets ; providing installation, configuration and training to these employees on various IT topics including the use of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) and in-house (NPS) software applications; working with project managers on a variety of projects where you will sometimes be required to be the lead IT representative; and in general, researching, discovering, and applying IT Solutions for a variety of business problems.

Other duties of the position include supporting the IT Management team in applying and enforcing IT Security policies; assisting the Network Administrator in the installation and monitoring network management tools and utilities; and assisting the Telecommunications Manager in monitoring the telecommunications infrastructure and network. The work does require some physical aspect, lifting and moving equipment, light cable installation and some evening and weekend hours.

Environmental Protection Specialist

Open Period: 2/20/24 to 3/04/24
Series and Grade: GS 0028 12
Salary: $102,163 - $132,807 per year
Location(s): Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island
Who Can Apply: The public
Major duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Evaluates a wide variety of planning efforts and projects to determine potential environmental effects and ensures compliance with applicable policies and regulations.
  • Coordinates, prepares, or assists in the writing of Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements and other compliance documentation that is technically adequate and conforms to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act, and other NPS regulations, policies and guidelines.
  • Organization and management of the planning, environmental review and public involvement process for assigned projects as an interdisciplinary team leader or member.
  • Identifies potential problems, assesses impact, and determines mitigation measures associated with assigned tasks to ensure due consideration is given to reducing the environmental impacts of the parks planning and mission.
  • Determines scope, framework, format and content of major planning efforts including determining management objectives, impact topics, and impact analysis.

This is a term position (more than 1 year) with an initial appointment expecting to last at least 13 months but may be extended up to a total of four years, or more based on any changes to regulations governing the number of years term appointments may last, without further competition.

Public Safety Dispatcher

Open Period: 2/12/24 to 6/03/24
Series and Grade: GS 2151 5
Salary: $46,494 per year
Location(s): Fort Wadsorth, Staten Island
Who Can Apply: The public
Job Description: Operates two-way multi-channel emergency communications radio system and law enforcement computer databases. Secures sensitive confidential law enforcement information. Prioritizes multiple radio and telephone traffic to support law enforcement operations. Completes and interprets electronic criminal history searches. Uses and maintains various office equipment and computer software programs. Operates NCIC computer system and multi-channel emergency radio communications system. Disseminates accurate information, rules and regulations both orally and in writing. Communicates effectively through all available methods. Use of phone professionally to solve problems, gain information, and to interact with visitors, local Emergency response agencies, and park staff. Provides general information, explains policies and regulations in stressful situations, and diffuses volatile or aggressive behavior. Directs staff and visitors during emergency situations. Resolves customer service complaints.

Laborer
Open Period:
2/12/24 to 8/12/24
Series and Grade: WG 3502 3
Salary: $21.57 - $25.18 per hour
Location(s): Jamaica Bay and Sandy Hook Units
Who Can Apply: The public
Job Description:

  • Operate heavy power equipment such as lawn mowers, portable snow blowers, and all types of hand tools (such as shovels, rakes, lawn edging equipment, etc,;) to maintain buildings, grounds, roads, and trails, etc.
  • Load and unload supplies and material from trucks, trailers, dollie, etc.
  • Move furniture, remove and set signs, paint picnic tables and signs, rake and water lawns, trim trees and shrubs, pick up litter, and clean fire pits.
  • Dig ditches and trenches with pick and shovel where soil is hard and compact and must grade or slope; occasionally breaks up pavement, soil, or concrete; mixes and pours concrete, asphalt, and hot/cold mix; fills and levels holes in damaged roads.
  • Move heavily loaded wheelbarrows and hand trucks; utilize heavy type power mowers including adjusting, cleaning, and oiling blades.
  • This is a temporary position and will last approximately six months.


Seasonal Laborer (MVO)
Open Period:
1/29/24 to 7/29/24
Series and Grade: WG 3502 4
Salary: $24.14 - $27 per hour
Location(s): Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook, and Staten Island Units
Who Can Apply: The public
Job Description:

  • Operates heavy power equipment such as lawn mowers, brush cutters, brush chippers, portable snow blowers, and all types of hand and light power tools (such as shovels, pulaskis, picks, digging bars, rakes, lawn edging equipment, electric drills, etc.), to maintain buildings,
    grounds, roads, trails, etc.
  • Loads and unloads supplies and materials from trucks, trailers, dollies, etc. Moves furniture, removes and sets signs, paints picnic tables and signs, rakes and waters lawns, trims trees and shrubbery, picks up litter, cleans and repairs fire pits.
  • Digs ditches and trenches with pick and shovel where soil is hard and compact and must grade or slope; occasionally breaks up pavement, soil, or concrete; mixes and pours concrete, asphalt, and hot/cold mix; fills and levels holes in damaged roads
  • Operates and performs minor operator maintenance on light duty motor vehicles such as pickup trucks, panel trucks, flatbed trucks, carryalls, sedans, crew cab pickup trucks, which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight of up to 4500 kilograms (10,000 pounds). Vehicles are driven on the basis of either specific trip assignments or regularly established schedules and standard routes to transport personnel, supplies, materials, or equipment and tools throughout the park under limited traffic conditions at low speeds.
  • Performs janitorial duties for buildings and grounds when required

This is a temporary position and will last approximately six months.

Health Technician (Emergency Medical Technician)
Open Period:
1/24/24 to 6/07/24
Series and Grade: GS 0640 5
Salary: $44,057 per year
Location(s): Jamaica Bay and Sandy Hook Units
Who Can Apply: The public
Job Description:

  • Responding 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.
  • Perform 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.

This is a temporary position and will last approximately six months.

Biological Science Technician
Open Period: 1/18/24 to 3/25/2024
Series and Grade: GS 0404 5
Salary: $18.06 - $21.11 per hour
Location(s): Jamaica Bay and Sandy Hook Units
Who Can Apply: The public
Job Description:

  • Make field observations of natural resource conditions.
  • Lead and/or coordinate volunteers and youth work groups in carrying out stewardship and science activities.
  • Implement established natural resource management projects using appropriate resource management equipment.
  • Assist in natural resource data entry and preparation of reports, plans, and guidelines.
  • Provides information, advice, assistance, and training to others involved in projects and research.

This is a seasonal position that will last for approximately six months.

Laborer Leader (MVO)
Open Period: 1/01/24 to 7/01/24
Series and Grade: WL 3502 4
Salary: $25.43 - $29.65 per hour
Location(s): Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook, and Staten Island Units
Who Can Apply: The public
Job Description: This position is a laborer leader assigned responsibility for performing laboring duties that require moderately heavy physical effort requiring the use of common hand tools and power equipment involving any or all of the following duties.
The position provides daily direction to at least three (3) workers to accomplish laborer work on a regular and recurring part of the job and exercised on a substantially full time and continuing basis.
In order to accomplish the laborer duties, the incumbent must on a regular and recurring basis also operate light duty motor vehicles weighing up to 10,000 pounds (such as pick-up trucks, panel trucks, flatbed trucks, etc.) to transport personnel, material, or equipment to work sites located throughout the park.
This is a temporary position, and will last approximately six months.

Lead Recreation Fee Technician
Open Period: 1/11/24 to 6/10/24
Series and Grade: GS 0503 6
Salary: $49,113 per year
Location(s): Jamaica Bay and Sandy Hook Units
Who Can Apply: The public
Job Description: 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, and will last approximately six months.

Supervisory Recreation Fee Technician
Open Period: 1/11/24 to 6/17/24
Series and Grade: GS 0503 7
Salary: $54,576 per year
Location(s): Jamaica Bay and Sandy Hook Units
Who Can Apply: The public
Job Description: 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 daily oversight of fee collection operations. Additional duties include 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 lasting for approximately six months.

Motor Vehicle Operator
Open Period: 1/15/24 to 7/15/24
Series and Grade: WG 5703 5
Salary: $24.66 - $28.79 per hour
Location(s): Jamaica Bay and Sandy Hook Units
Who Can Apply: The public
Job Description:

  • Operates and performs operator maintenance on one of more motor vehicles. Vehicles are driven on the basis of either specific trip assignments or regularly established schedules over public roads (or the equivalent) at highway speeds to transport, personnel, supplies, materials, or equipment and tools or to tow equipment throughout rural or urban areas (various kinds of traffic) and varying weather conditions.
  • Loads cargo onto the vehicle, using appropriate tie-downs such as chains, binders, or straps for transit on public roads at highway speeds or under similar driving circumstances.
  • Safely transports passengers or cargo to their destinations throughout rural or urban areas on park and/or public roads in a full range of traffic conditions (or the equivalent).
  • Makes couplings between vehicle and towed equipment.
  • Completes daily work and/or trip reports required.
  • Performs routine custodial and laborer duties, including cleaning restrooms and other campground or visitor facilities, collects trash, makes minor repairs as needed.
  • May be assigned to assist journeyman performing a variety of other duties such as painting, plumbing, carpentry, and electrical; assisting higher grade worker with maintenance of utility systems, including sewer and electrical distribution; trails and grounds work; and asphalt work and road maintenance by repairing pavement surfaces; painting/repairing refuse containers/dumpsters.

This is a temporary position, and will last approximately six months.

Last updated: March 4, 2024

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