Employment Opportunities

The National Park Service Office of Public Health employs U.S. Public Health Service Officers and civilian staff to deliver the highest quality professional public health services. Current vacancy announcements and position descriptions will be listed below when available. To learn more about PHS officer employment, visit the official Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service website.

Public Health Consultant

O-5/GS-13 Billet (Non-Supervisory)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Closing Date: April 26, 2024
Position Description: The Department of the Interior (DOI)/National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps officer to fill the position of Public Health Consultant with a duty station in Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA) -- San Francisco, California. Applicants in the EHO and HSO category will be considered. The Public Health Consultant works under the general direction of the Field Services Branch Team Lead, within the Office of Public Health (OPH) and serves as a public health expert and advisor. The position is assigned to the NPS superintendent's office within the GOGA Safety, Health, and Wellness team (SH&W) and is responsible for assisting the NPS Superintendents and SH&W management. Applicants should have a strong environmental/public health and safety background. Responsibilities include evaluation of food safety at permanent facilities and events, drinking water safety, wastewater treatment and disposal, zoonotic and vector borne disease and consultation for all public health related issues that may occur in the assigned parks. Other specific areas of public health responsibility and support include recreational water, special events, training, outbreak investigation, FDA Food Code plan review, and emergency/disaster response for both the National Park Service and for the Public Health Service. Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.

Chief, Office of Risk Management

O-6/GS-15 Billet (Supervisory)
Location:
Washington, DC
Closing Date: April 15, 2024
Position Description: The National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps officer to fill the position of Chief, Office of Risk Management (ORM) with a duty station in Washington, DC. The position is in the Visitor and Resource Protection Directorate, in the ORM Division. The National Park Service's ORM provides management direction, policy, oversight, and technical assistance for a variety of national programs relating to employee and visitor safety. The Chief ORM, under the general direction of the Deputy Associate Director, Visitor and Resource Protection, serves as the senior manager for the ORM. The Chief is recognized as the Service's risk management expert and is the principal advisor to executive management on employee and visitor risk identification and mitigation efforts. The Chief develops agency Risk Management policies, programs, and long-range plans for Servicewide application. Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.

Public Health Consultant

O-5 Billet O-5/GS-13 Billet (non-Supervisory)
Location: Remote and negotiable within Montana; Wyoming; Denver, CO; Fort Collins, CO; or Grand Junction, CO.
Closing Date: April 26, 2024
Position Description: The National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps officer to fill the position of Public Health Consultant (PHC) with a duty station in either Denver, CO, Fort Collins, CO, or Grand Junction, CO. There is an option to have an officer work remotely within the assigned area of responsibility (Wyoming or Montana). Applicants in the Environmental Health, Engineer, Health Services Officer, and Scientist Categories with wastewater, drinking water, and food safety background will be considered. The PHC, under the general direction of the Team Lead, Field Services Branch, within the Office of Public Health (OPH), serves as a public health expert and advisor to the Director, OPH, as well as Regional Directors, supervisors, field staff and private citizens. The position is responsible for providing public health services to a geographic cluster of parks (Interior Regions 5 & 7) in support of the mission of the OPH and the NPS. The PHC evaluates public health and operational issues related to potable water treatment and supply, treatment and disposal of wastewater, food safety, and backcountry operations; consults on zoonotic and vector-borne disease issues such as rabies, Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and avian influenza; and provides support for other public health activities, including recreational water quality, special events, training, outbreak investigations, plan review, and emergency/disaster response. Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.

Safety and Occupational Health Manager

O-5 Billet (non-Supervisory)
Location: Remote and/or negotiable within Fort Vancouver National Historic Site-Vancouver, WA; Flagstaff, AZ, Albuquerque, NM or Frederick, MD
Closing Date: April 30, 2024
Position Description: The Department of the Interior (DOI)/National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps officer to fill a position within the Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) Safety Program as a Safety and Occupational Health Manager. The incumbent position is remote, and/or negotiable within Fort Vancouver National Historic Site-Vancouver, WA, Flagstaff, AZ, Albuquerque, NM or Frederick, MD. The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC), established in 1977, is headquartered within two historic structures at Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland. The Center also operates shop facilities in Frederick as well as 16 regional/hub and shop locations nationwide. The HPTC mission is dedicated to the safe preservation and maintenance of national parks or partner facilities by demonstrating outstanding leadership, delivering quality preservation services, and developing educational events that fulfill the competency requirements of Service employees in the career fields of Historic Preservations Skills and Crafts, Risk Management, Maintenance and Planning, Design, and Construction. The HPTC is aligned under the Park Planning, Facilities and Lands Directorate (PPFL). The HPTC Safety Program is currently staffed with the HPTC Safety and Occupational Health Program Manager, and two field Safety and Occupational Health Managers located within HPTC Regional Locations. The incumbent would fill a role within the HPTC pacific west and intermountain regional hubs aligning with the other two field Safety and Occupational Health Managers. The incumbent will report to the HPTC Safety and Occupational Health Program Manager. Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.

Staff Nurse (Outpatient Clinic)

O-3 or O-4 Billet (Non-Supervisory)
Location:
Yosemite Medical Clinic
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Description: The National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps officer to fill the position of Staff Nurse at the Yosemite Medical Clinic (YMC) with a duty station in Yosemite National Park, CA. Organizationally, this position is within Yosemite National Park’s Visitor and Resource Protection Division and reports to the Nurse Manager. YMC provides ambulatory care services to park visitors and residents. The provider staff consists of the Physician/Medical Director and up to two Advanced Practice Providers, all USPHS Commissioned Corps officers. During the peak summer season, the provider staff may be augmented by PGY 2 or 3 medical residents from cooperating graduate medical education programs. Clinical staff include one permanent USPHS Registered Nurse (RN), one-two Medical Support Assistants, and may include seasonal RNs. YMC operates a small dispensary, has digital x-ray and CLIA-waived laboratory capabilities, and records approximately 5,000 patient visits per year. This position has both clinical and administrative nursing responsibilities for the day-to-day operations including urgent care, public health and prevention, occupational health, and primary care services. Well-qualified officers with the ranks of O-2, and O-3 are encouraged to apply. Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.

Nurse Manager

O-4 or O-5 Billet (Supervisory)
Location:
Yosemite Medical Clinic
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Description: The National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps (CC) officer to fill the position of Staff Nurse at the Yosemite Medical Clinic (YMC) with a duty station in Yosemite National Park, California. Organizationally, this position is within Yosemite National Park’s Visitor and Resource Protection Division and reports to the clinic’s Health System Administrator. YMC provides ambulatory care services to park visitors and residents, as well as primary care services to residents and employees. The medical providers include a Physician/Medical Director and one vacant Advanced Practice Primary Care Provider (APP) (NP/PA), both CC officers. During the peak summer season, the provider staff may be augmented by Family or Emergency Medicine (PGY 3 or 4) residents from affiliated academic institutions. Clinical support staff include two CC Registered Nurses year-round, as well as seasonal civilian nurses in the peak season. The Nurse Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations including primary care, urgent care, public health and disease prevention, occupational health, and Worker's Compensation services. This is a supervisory position and the most senior nurse position in YNP. Well-qualified officers with the ranks of O-3 and O-4 are encouraged to apply. Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.

Advanced Practice Primary Care Provider (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant)

O-3, O-4, O-5 Billet (Non-Supervisory)
Location:
Yosemite Medical Clinic
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Description: The National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps (CC) officer to fill the position of Advanced Practice Primary Care Provider at the Yosemite Medical Clinic (YMC) with a duty station in Yosemite National Park, California. Organizationally, this position is within Yosemite National Park’s Visitor and Resource Protection Division and reports to the clinic’s Nurse Manager. YMC provides ambulatory care services to park visitors and residents, as well as primary care services to residents and employees. The medical providers include a Physician/Medical Director and one vacant Advanced Practice Primary Care Provider (APP) (NP/PA), both CC officers. During the peak summer season, the provider staff may be augmented by Family or Emergency Medicine (PGY 3 or 4) residents from affiliated academic institutions. During the non-peak season (Fall-Spring), the APP may also be required to precept medical residents and other students (i.e., nursing students, PA, or NP students). Clinical support staff include two CC Registered Nurses year-round, as well as seasonal civilian nurses in the peak season. This position has both clinical (~80%) and program support responsibilities for patient care and quality of services (~20% administrative). Well-qualified officers with the ranks of O-2, O-3 and O-4 are encouraged to apply. Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.

Project Specialist-Disaster Supplemental Projects

O-4 Billet (Non-Supervisory, Full Promotion Potential)
Location:
Death Valley National Park (Death Valley, CA or Pahrump, NV)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Description: The Department of the Interior (DOI)/National Park Service (NPS)/Death Valley National Park (DEVA) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps Officer to fill the position of Project Specialist/Civil, Mechanical Engineer or Electrical Engineer with a duty station in Death Valley, CA or Pahrump, NV. Only officers in the Engineer Officer category will be considered. Incumbent is a member of the Management Division within Death Valley National Park and is supervised by the Division Branch Chief. Selectee has responsibility for assisting the Project Manager in initiating, establishing, guiding, and controlling one or more Disaster Supplemental (DS) design/construction projects from inception through completion. Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.

Project Specialist-Great American Outdoors Act Projects

O-4 Billet (Non-Supervisory, Full Promotion Potential)
Location:
Death Valley National Park (Death Valley, CA or Pahrump, NV)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Description: The Department of the Interior (DOI)/National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps Officer to fill the position of Project Specialist/Civil, Mechanical Engineer or Electrical Engineer with a duty station in either Death Valley, CA or Pahrump, NV. Only officers in the Engineer Officer category will be considered. Incumbent is a member of the Management Division within Death Valley National Park and is supervised by the Division Branch Chief. Selectee has responsibility as Project Specialist in initiating, establishing, guiding, and assisting with controlling one or more DSC design/construction projects from inception through completion. The projects assigned will be in support for the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA); the historic bipartisan legislation that will expand recreational opportunities and address long overdue infrastructure and modernization challenges. Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.

Project Manager-Repair/Rehab

O-5 Billet (Non-Supervisory, Full Promotion Potential)
Location:
Death Valley National Park/Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Boulder City, NV)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Description: The Department of the Interior (DOI)/National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps Officer to fill the position of Project Manager/Civil, Mechanical Engineer or Electrical Engineer with a duty station in Boulder City, NV. Only officers in the Engineer Officer category will be considered. Incumbent is a shared member of the Maintenance Division within Death Valley National Park and Lake Mead Recreational Area and is supervised by the Division Branch Chiefs. Selectee has responsibility for initiating, establishing, guiding, and controlling the design/construction project through completion. The Project Manager will be in support for the repair/rehab needs addressing facilities to include buildings and structures, water and wastewater utility systems, picnic areas, public use areas, and recreational and transportation assets such as pedestrian/bicycle paths, roads, trails, and other critical infrastructures. Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.

Project Manager-Disaster Supplemental Projects

O-5 Billet (Non-Supervisory, Full Promotion Potential)
Location:
Death Valley National Park (Death Valley, CA or Pahrump, NV)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Description: The Department of the Interior (DOI)/National Park Service (NPS)/Death Valley National Park (DEVA) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps Officer to fill the position of Project Manager/Civil, Mechanical Engineer or Electrical Engineer with a duty station in either Death Valley, CA or Pahrump, NV. Only officers in the Engineer Officer category will be considered. Incumbent is a member of the Management Division within Death Valley National Park and is supervised by the Division Branch Chief. Selectee has responsibility as the Project Manager in initiating, establishing, guiding, and controlling one or more Disaster Supplemental (DS) design/construction projects from inception through completion. Please visit the hyperlinked position title for more information.

Last updated: April 12, 2024