External Content Elements

The "Jobs & Volunteer Elements" group contains just two elements with similar functionality. One lets you show jobs currently available in USAJobs, the other advertises open opportunities on volunteer.gov.

You can configure either element to just show results for one particular park or for several parks. The USAJobs element also allows for results to be shown based on other criteria, like state(s) or zip code(s).
  • Bibliographic elements
    Three different ways for you to curate a list of references in the Integrated Resources Management Application (IRMA) and list those resources (with links back to IRMA). Great for footnotes/references to a scientific-minded article or web page.
  • Current weather & forecast
    Pull an area forecast from weather.gov using this simple element.
  • Park planning element
    A way to advertise to the public what documents are open for public comment and review for a park or several parks.
  • Park species list
    This draws from the IRMA NPSpecies site and shows the species living in a given park or several parks.
  • NASA "Spot the Station" widget
    Because we love NASA, and because they have a simple tool that lets you figure out if you can see the space station from a given place, there is an element that parks can use to let their visitors know when to look up to see the space station.
  • USAJob element
    Draws on data from USAJobs.gov to show job openings for a given area (a park, a zip code, a state, etc).
  • Volunteer element
    Draws on data from volunteer.gov to show volunteer positions for one or more parks.

Bibliography Element

The example of this element begins below with "Optional Title Goes Here." That, the subtitle, and the intro/description text are all optional, but can be used to add extra explanation or context to the element. Note that each reference cited in the bibliography links to that item within IRMA.

This can be a particularly nice way to save yourself some labor; instead of uploading a document to IRMA and to a park website, just cite the IRMA instance from your website. (But, don't forget that all uploaded documents must meet accessibility standards).

Optional Subtitle

Optional intro text goes here.

Note: the panel below can be expanded or collapsed initially, however you wish to configure it.

Lost and Found Element Instructions (NPS only) | Return to top of the page

Park Planning Element (PEPC)

Below is a PEPC element. It can be configured to show data for one or more parks. In this example, it is configured to look up all the parks in Alaska*.
  • The top section of the element will display any documents in the PEPC system which are currently open for comment. If none are, a default message displays to say that there is currently nothing open for public comment.
  • The lower section of the element offers a link to the document archive for whatever park(s) you typed into the element when you configured it.
Every park should add this element to their main Planning page, within the Get Involved section of their site; as well as any other relevant area that they deem appropriate.

* Ok, it's not showing 100% of the parks in Alaska, due to laziness of the web author setting up this example.

Documents Open for Public Review

    Other Plans and Projects

    Additional projects may be listed on the following pages:

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    Park Species List

    The example below shows the park species element. This calls upon data from IRMA's NPSpecies program, and you can configure it to show results from one or more parks. You'll note that it does not have any kind of optional or required header, so if you want to add a header (and maybe some descriptive text), use a text element above the park species element to do so.

    Before using, be sure to check with your local biologists to ensure your park(s) data in NPSpecies is accurate and up-to-date. Any changes made in NPSpecies will be reflected automatically in this element, however, so once you add it to your site, you won't need to think about it again.

    Select a Park:

    Select a Species Category (optional):

    List Differences

    Search results will be displayed here.


    Visit NPSpecies for more comprehensive information and advanced search capability. Have a suggestion or comment on this list? Let us know.

    Park species element instructions (NPS only) | Return to top of the page

    Spot the Station Element

    Below is a widget developed by NASA. You can add this to a page on your website by configuring it to show details for a given park.

    Optional Header Goes Here

    Optional intro text, where you can add some context to seeing the International Space Station from your park.

    Current Job Opportunities

    Applications for jobs with the National Park Service are accepted via USAJOBS, the federal government's official source for federal job listings and employment opportunity information. The jobs listed below are drawn from USAJOBS, and clicking on any of them will take you to the detailed job announcement on USAJOBS.

    USAJob element instructions (NPS only) | Return to top of the page

    Volunteer Element

    The example below shows a volunteer element configured to display results pertaining to all the parks in Alaska. Results can be limited to a single park, and this element is a must-have on your park's Volunteer page.

    Last updated: July 9, 2018