Student Trainee (Visitor Use Assistant – Fee Collection),National Park Service Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks,12-26-2018,USA Gov

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  • Open & closing dates

    12/26/2018 to 01/04/2019

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 4 – 5

  • Salary

    $14.30 to $16 per hour

  • Appointment type

    Multiple Appointment Types – Appointment not to exceed 6 months

  • Work schedule



6 vacancies in the following locations:


    Kings Canyon National Park, CA

    3 vacancies


    Sequoia National Park, CA

    3 vacancies

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


This job is open to



    Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.



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  • Duties


    These positions are located in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, in the Division of Visitor, Fire and Resource Protection.

    Work Location: Sequoia or Kings Canyon National Parks, Multiple Duty Stations Available

    Anticipated employment season: Late May, 2019 through Late September, 2019

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    As a uniformed employee of the National Park Service, you serve as a front-line representative of the agency and frequently you are the first and only contact the visiting public has with an NPS employee. You work at an entrance station, campground or other visitor contact station, collecting fees and providing answers to visitor questions about recreational opportunities, interpretive services, and concession facilities and services. Receives and appropriately handles or refers complaints.

    Incumbent distributes maps and brochures, provide directions through the park and inform visitors of potential safety hazards. Incumbent is responsible for collecting fees and following accountability guidelines for handling government funds, after passing a required background investigation. Incumbent operates an electronic cash register; performs open and closing shift functions to verify money collected and stock sold; issues entrance receipts, park passes, and federal recreation passports in accordance with established guidelines; and verifies entrance receipts and various passes for validity dates. Performs additional duties such as providing traffic control, conducting area foot patrols, taking information from reporting parties concerning accidents/incidents and lost and found; performing minor maintenance to ensure a safe work area; restocking supplies as needed; participating as qualified in search and rescue and emergency medical services.

    Communication and teamwork with coworkers and supervisors are essential ingredients in Revenue and Fee Management. All positions require that employees deal with a diverse range of individuals of varying ages, abilities, personalities, and needs. Professionalism, courtesy and customer service is always the priority. Work is often completed independently according to established procedures. Applicants must have good listening skills, enjoy meeting and helping people, good attention to details, must be reliable and a team player, and enjoy learning about and sharing knowledge of park resources.

    Work is often performed in small, outdoor structures with open windows which results in exposure to extremes of temperature, rain, snow, wind, and direct sunlight. Park areas may be geographically located in areas of high elevation, rugged terrain or dense populations. High levels of vehicle noise and emissions may exist during heavy visitation periods. Duties may be performed alone in isolated locations.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee

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