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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. Learn more about working for the National Park Service.

Motor Vehicle Operator
Open Period: June 3 to August 10, 2022
Salary: $23.49 per hour
Series and Grade: WG 5703 5
Location: Jamaica Bay and Sandy Hook units
Who May Apply: Open to the public
Job Summary: Operates and performs operator maintenance on a variety of motor vehicles including pickup trucks, panel trucks, sedans, crew cab pickup to transport personnel, supplies, materials, or equipment and tools; loads and unloads cargo; performs a variety of routine maintenance on campground sites, trails, grounds using hand tools; pulls grass, cleans drainage ditches; makes minor repairs as needed; receives, unloads and processes incoming shipments; may be assigned to assist journeymen with a variety of other duties including painting, plumbing, and carpentry. This is a seasonal position, not to exceed six months.

Laborer Leader (MVO)
Open Period: May 16 to August 10, 2022
Salary: $24.23 - $28.25 per hour
Series and Grade: WL 3502 4
Location: Jamaica Bay Unit
Who May Apply: The Public
Job Summary: 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 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 seasonal position, not to exceed six months.

Health Technician (Emergency Medical Technician)
Open Period: May 6 to June 30
Salary: $41,981 per year
Series and Grade: GS 0640 5
Location: Sandy Hook Unit
Who May Apply: The Public
Job Summary: Job includes 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.), and more. 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 seasonal position, not to exceed six months.

Laborer (MVO)
Open Period: February 10 to August 10
Salary: $21.39-$24.96 per hour
Series and Grade: WG 3502 4
Location: Jamaica Bay Unit and Sandy Hook Units
Who May Apply: Open to the public
Job Summary: The selectee operates heavy power equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, 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. Moves heavily loaded wheelbarrows and hand trucks; uses heavy type power mowers including adjusting blades, cleaning and oiling. Cuts trees and heavy vegetation with axe, chainsaw, or powered brush cutters; stacks heavy logs, lumber, and sacks of cement, etc., or performs other duties requiring similar judgment and comparable physical effort. Performs janitorial duties for buildings and grounds when required. Motor Vehicle Operation 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. This is a temporary position, NTE six months.

Laborer
Open Period: February 9 to August 9
Salary: $19.94 - $23.28 per hour.
Series and Grade: WG 3502 3
Location: Jamaica Bay Unit, Sandy Hook Unit, Staten Island Unit
Who May Apply: Open to 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. This is a temporary position, NTE six months.

Biological Science Technician
Open Period: February 7 to August 8
Salary:$44,423 - $52,976 per year
Series and Grade: GS 0404 05
Location: Jamaica Bay Unit and Sandy Hook Unit
Who May Apply: Open to the public
Job Summary: Working with peers or alone, these positions perform a variety of tasks relating to natural resources, i.e., water, land, plants, animals, and soils. Assignments are performed within established methods, techniques and procedures using standard scientific equipment. Such tasks might include: field observations of vegetation, fish and wildlife resources; collection of field data; inputting data into spreadsheets and performing quality control on entered data; conducting field surveys to document and assess resource management issues; using a variety of computer programs including Excel, Access and Geographic Information System (GIS) software to compile and report data and other resource management information; habitat management activities including invasive plant control, native plant installation and site preparation; assisting with photo documentation of projects; and education and outreach to park visitors to foster shared stewardship and protection of park resources; and, compilation and presentation of educational programs to staff, volunteers and the public. This is a temporary position, NTE six months.

Lead Firefighter (Hazardous Material Operation)
Open Period: March 25 to June 30
Salary: $52,002 per year
Series and Grade: GS 0081 07
Location: Sandy Hook Unit
Who May Apply: Open to the public
Job Summary: Respond to fire alarms for all classes of fires, including those involving medical emergencies, rescue operations; wild land fires, hazardous material incidents, and aircraft emergencies, assess fire ground conditions for safety; equipment driver/operator to operate pumpers or other emergency vehicles, rescue people in danger and remove people from buildings and other structures for first-aid treatment, perform daily operational checks for both trucks and equipment, leads assigned crew and performs emergency rescue of personnel and a variety of first aid measures to alleviate further injury and prepare the victim(s) for transport to a medical facility, respond to on site accidents and other emergencies involving injuries and illnesses to provide basic life support and perform emergency procedures, analyze and survey hazardous materials incidents to identify special containers involved, identify or classify unknown materials, and verify the presence or concentrations of hazardous materials, and inspect buildings for hazardous conditions and compliance to fire-code standards. This is a temporary position, not to exceed 1039 hours.

Firefighter (Hazardous Material Operations)
Open Period: January 31 to June 30
Salary: $46,797 per year
Series and Grade: GS 0081 06
Location: Sandy Hook Unit
Who May Apply: Open to the public
Job Summary: Performs structural firefighting duties in large multistoried buildings, historic structures, Marine Equipment, and Hazardous Materials. Performs pre-incident planning by identifying new or existing hazards. Performs rescue of personnel and a variety of first aid measures to alleviate further injury and transports patients to a medical facility. Engages in hazardous materials containment and control as a first responder. Maintains firefighting equipment, fire station facilities, performs functional tests and inspections.
Will need to be familiar with hazards associated with different occupancies. You will be required to possess a current National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification (or higher) OR a valid State EMT (or higher) certification (out of state EMT certifications may be subject to a reciprocity process). Specific training is necessary to meet requirements for structural firefighting. Details can be found with this announcement on USAjobs. This is a temporary position, not to exceed 1039 hours (approximately six months)

Health Technician (Emergency Medical Technician)
Open Period: January 24 to June 30
Salary: $41,981 per year
Series and Grade: GS 0640 05
Location: Jamaica Bay Unit
Who May Apply: Open to the public
Job Summary: 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. 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. A 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 position, not to exceed 1039 hours (approximately six months).

Last updated: June 23, 2022

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