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 Billet (Full Promotion Potential) Non-Supervisory
Application Deadline: September 24, 2021
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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 Philadelphia, PA. Due to the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the incumbent may initially work remotely upon assessment of the situation and the inspection needs at the time. 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 environmental health services to a geographic cluster of parks in support of the mission of the OPH and the NPS. The PHC evaluates environmental 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

Public Health Consultant

O-5 Billet (Full Promotion Potential) Non-Supervisory
Application Deadline: September 24, 2021
Location: Seattle, WA
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 Seattle, WA. Due to the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the incumbent may initially work remotely upon assessment of the situation and the inspection needs at the time. 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 environmental health services to a geographic cluster of parks in support of the mission of the OPH and the NPS. The PHC evaluates environmental 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.

Supervisory Project Manager Engineer

O-5 Billet (Full Promotion Potential)
Application Deadline: September 24, 2021
Location: Death Valley National Park (DEVA)– Furnace Creek, CA
Position Description:
The Department of the Interior (DOI)/National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps Officer to fill the position of Supervisory Project Manager (General Engineer) with a duty station in the Death Valley National Park (DEVA)– Furnace Creek, CA. Telework options are available with the approval of the supervisor. Only officers in the Engineer Officer category will be considered.The Project Management Branch Chief (Supervisory Project Manager) is responsible for guiding and controlling multiple disciplines and personnel in planning/design/construction projects from inception through completion. The Supervisory project manager is to provide professional civil engineering advice and guidance on the planning, designing, constructing, expansion, rehabilitation and/or re-purposing of existing and/or new structures and facilities. Selectee has responsibility for initiating, establishing, guiding, and controlling one or more design/construction projects from inception through completion. The work involves performance of office and field engineering duties associated with in-house design development, architectural/ engineering review, managing A/E contracts, and/or monitoring and managing construction projects with diverse climatic, geographic, and environmental conditions.

Health System Administrator

O-5 Billet (Full Promotion Potential) Supervisory
Application Deadline: October 1, 2021
Location: Yosemite National Park– El Portal, CA
Position Description:
The National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting a Commissioned Corps officer to fill the position of Health System Administrator (HSA) of 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 park’s Deputy Chief Ranger. This is a supervisory position, supervising United States Public Health Service and NPS employees who staff the YMC.

Project Manager/Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineer

O-4 Billet (Full Promotion Potential) Non-Supervisory
Application Deadline: October 1, 2021
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Position Description:
The National Park Service is recruiting a Commissioned Corps officer to fill the position(s) of Project Manager/Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineer with a duty station San Juan National Historic Site -- San Juan, Puerto Rico. Only applicants in the engineer officer category will be considered. Incumbent is a member of the Facility Management Division within the NPS’ San Juan National Historic Site and is supervised by the Facility Manager. The Division supports park management, maintenance, repair, and construction of facilities, including buildings, utilities, trails, roads and other physical assets. The Project Management /Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineer supports all Caribbean Parks -- principally San Juan National Historic Site. The position is responsible for providing professional civil engineering advice and guidance on the planning, designing, constructing, expansion, rehabilitation and/or re-purposing of existing and/or new structures and facilities.

Last updated: September 15, 2021