Open & closing dates
12/10/2018 to 12/14/2018
Pay scale & grade
$14.89 to $14.89 per hour
2 vacancies in the following location:
This job is open to
Clarification from the agency
Students eligible to apply must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate seeking program, attending at least half-time and in good standing (minimum overall Grade Point Average of 2.0). Enrollment must be with an accredited educational institution or state-approved home school.
These Student Trainee Visitor Services Assistant positions are being filled under the Pathways Internship Program at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in the Interpretation Division which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school. To review eligibility requirements for the Pathways Internship Program, please click here.
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As a uniformed employee of the National Park Service (NPS), and under the guidance of a higher-graded employee, the incumbent serves as a representative of the park and the agency, typically providing basic to complex information to visitors at a visitor center, campground, other visitor contact stations, or roving locations throughout the park. Some work will be performed independently, but with detailed direction from supervisor. In some situations the incumbent may be the only contact the public has with an NPS employee. Responsibilities include providing basic information and responding to routine questions from visitors concerning the park area. The incumbent explains visitor activities and recreational opportunities (including accessible features and services), NPS interpretive services, concession and cooperating association operations and facilities (as applicable), campground and hiking trail availability and location; distributes maps, brochures, and other printed material; informs visitors of potential safety hazards; and provides directions and routes of travel through the park.
Physical Demands: The work may require standing or sitting for long periods of time, walking for long distances, climbing and descending steep inclines, traversing uneven terrain, bending, and lifting moderately heavy items. Mental stress and physical fatigue may occur due to the high volume of personal contacts, occasional emergency responses, and repetitive nature of some of the tasks.
Working Conditions: The work environment can vary considerably dependent upon the specific park or park unit involved. Work may be accomplished in a typical office setting, or outside where the incumbent may be exposed to extreme weather conditions, steep and uneven terrain, and/or hazards such as heavy vehicle traffic.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply,
Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.