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Work for the National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area. Maintenance workers, laborers, equipment operators, security guards, lifeguards, park rangers, biology science technicians, law enforcement, visitor use assistants, and EMTs are all needed for the summer of 2021. Please continue to check back on this site for more job listings. For more information please call (718) 354-4606.

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Current job openings are listed below.

 
 

Current Job Opportunities

Applications for jobs with the National Park Service are accepted via USAJOBS, the federal government's official source for job listings and employment information. The jobs listed below are drawn from USAJOBS; 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.

Laborer (Motor Vehicle Operator)

Open Period: 3/03/21 to 3/15/21

Salary: $21.17 to $24.71 per hour

Series and Grade: WG 3502 4

Position Info: Full-Time, not to exceed 1039 hours

Locations: Jamaica Bay (Brooklyn), Sandy Hook (NJ), and Staten Island

Who May Apply: Career Transition (CTAP); Open to the Public

Job Summary: This position is located within the Facility Management Division of Gateway National Recreation Area, with duty stations in Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook, and Staten Island.
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.

Laborer

Open Period: 3/03/21 to 3/15/21

Salary: $19.74 to $23.04 per hour

Series and Grade: WG 3502 3

Position Info: Full-Time, not to exceed 1039 hours

Locations: Jamaica Bay (Brooklyn) and Sandy Hook (NJ)

Who May Apply: Career Transition (CTAP); Open to the Public

Job Summary: This position is located within the Facility Management Division of Gateway National Recreation Area, with duty stations in Sandy Hook and Jamaica Bay.

The following duties are performed:

Cleans 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 using heavy industrial type scrubbers and buffers; 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 building; collects; picks up and empties garbage and trash within site boundaries; digs ditches and trenches, operates power equipment such as leaf blowers, lawn mowers, portable snow blowers; common hand tools; moderate heavy physical labor may require lifting of more than 50 lbs.

Laborer Leader (Motor Vehicle Operator)

Open Period: 3/03/21 to 3/15/21

Salary: $23.27 to $27.14 per hour

Series and Grade: WL 3502 4

Position Info: Full-Time, not to exceed 1039 hours

Locations: Jamaica Bay (Brooklyn), Sandy Hook (NJ), and Staten Island (NY)

Who May Apply: Career Transition (CTAP); Open to the Public

Job Summary: This position is located within the Facility Management Division of Gateway National Recreation Area, with duty stations in Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook and Staten Island.

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.

Health Technician (Emergency Medical Technician)

Open Period: 2/27/21 to 6/28/21

Salary: $19.53/hour

Series and Grade: GS 0640-5

Position Info: Full-Time, not to exceed 1039 hours

Locations: Jacob Riis Park (Queens) and Sandy Hook (NJ)

Who May Apply: Career Transition (CTAP); Open to the Public

Job Summary: This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. Applicants will be referred periodically throughout the announcement period. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. The first cut-off date is 11:59 pm (ET), March 10, 2021.

You will be required to possess 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. It's the policy of the NPS that all providers at Levels III-VI will be certified by the National Registry of EMTs.

Visitor Use Assistant (Fee Collection)


Open Period: 3/01/21 to 3/05/21

Salary: $15.55-$19.53 per hour

Series and Grade: GS 0303- 3-5

Position Info: Full-Time, not to exceed 1039 hours

Locations: Jacob Riis Park (Queens)

Who May Apply: Career Transition (CTAP); Open to the Public

Job Summary:

  • Collect and account for fees.
  • Interact with park guests at an entrance station, visitor center, campground or other visitor contact station.
  • Visitor management such as traffic control, lost item assistance and special event set-up/take-down.
  • Stressful situations may occur on a daily basis.

GS-4 position has additional responsibilities including:

  • Provide answers to recurring visitor questions, and describe the area's recreational opportunities, including NPS interpretive services, concession-operated facilities and services, and campground registration processes, explaining regulations.
  • Receive and appropriately handle or refer complaints.
  • Follow established accountability guidelines for handling government funds.
  • Operate electronic computerized cash register, perform opening and closing shift functions.
  • Issues entrance receipts, park passes, and federal recreation passports in accordance with established guidelines, and
  • Verify entrance receipts and various passes for validity dates.

GS-5 position has additional responsibilities including:

  • includes the duties listed above as well as completing deposit reports to verify money collections, accountable stock sold, and all machine transactions from shifts using journal and receipt tapes and computer software.

Recreation Aid (Surf-Lifeguard Trainee)

Open Period: 12/18/20 to 6/18/21

Salary: $15.55/hour

Series and Grade: GS 0189-3

Position Info: Full-Time, not to exceed 1039 hours

Locations: Jacob Riis Park (Queens), Sandy Hook (NJ), Great Kills Park (Staten Island)

Who May Apply: Career Transition (CTAP); Open to the Public

Job Summary: This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. Applicants will be referred periodically throughout the announcement period. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. The next cut-off date is 11:59 pm (ET), March 22, 2021.

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.


Recreation Assistant (Surf-Lifeguard)

Open Period: 12/18/20 to 6/18/21

Salary: $17.45/hour

Series and Grade: GS 0189-04

Position Info: Full-Time, not to exceed 1039 hours

Location: Jacob Riis Park (Queens), Sandy Hook (NJ), Great Kills Park (Staten Island)

Who May Apply: Career Transition (CTAP); Open to the Public

Job Summary: This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. Applicants will be referred periodically throughout the announcement period. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. The next cut-off date is 11:59 pm (ET), March 22, 2021.

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.

Lead Recreation Assistant (Lead Surf-Lifeguard)

Open Period: 12/18/20 to 6/18/21

Salary: $19.53/hour

Series and Grade: GS 0189-05

Position Info: Full-Time, not to exceed 1039 hours

Location: Jacob Riis Park (Queens), Sandy Hook (NJ), Great Kills Park (Staten Island)

Who May Apply: Career Transition (CTAP); Open to the Public

Job Summary: This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. Applicants will be referred periodically throughout the announcement period. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. The next cut-off date is 11:59 pm (ET), March 22, 2021.

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.

Supervisory Recreation Assistant (Supervisory Lifeguard)

Open Period: 12/18/20 to 6/18/21

Salary: $21.76/hour

Series and Grade: GS 0189-06

Position Info: Full-Time, not to exceed 1039 hours

Location: Jacob Riis Park (Queens), Sandy Hook (NJ), Great Kills Park (Staten Island)

Who May Apply: Career Transition (CTAP); Open to the Public

Job Summary: This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. Applicants will be referred periodically throughout the announcement period. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. The next cut-off date is 11:59 pm (ET), March 22, 2021.

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.

Last updated: March 3, 2021

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