Student Trainee (Visitor Use Assistant),National Park Service,12-17-2018,USA Gov


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  • Open & closing dates

    12/17/2018 to 12/21/2018

    This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more

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  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 4

  • Salary

    $14.30 to $14.30 per hour

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  • Work schedule



2 vacancies in the following location:


    Empire, MI


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.

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.



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    These positions are located in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, in the Interpretation and Education Division.

    For additional information regarding the area or duties please contact the supervisor Dennis Hauck at 231.326.4840 .

    Position open to the first 100 applicants or until 12/21/2018 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

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    Serves as a front-line representative of the National Park Service to the visiting public and many times will be the only contact the public has with an NPS employee. Visitor Use Assistants work at park visitor centers, entrance stations, campgrounds, and other visitor contact stations as assigned. Responsible for explaining the park’s fee program, fee structure, pass and permit system to the public, selling park and federal recreational passes, and issuing entrance receipts. Verifies entrance receipts and various passes for validity, completes shift reports and completes logs of accountable stock. Campground duties include such work as collecting fees, registering campers, providing campground orientation, checking site availability, and resolving registration problems. Operates a computerized cash register. Serves as a Designated Fee Collection Officer.

    The other major duties performed by Visitor Use Assistants include answering recurring visitor questions regarding the park, its facilities, services, resources, recreational opportunities, interpretive programs, pertinent regulations, and about the surrounding area. Distribute maps and brochures, provides directions and routes of travel through the park, and informs visitors of potential safety hazards. Performs opening and closing procedures for the park visitor center, entrance station, campground office and other contact stations. Identifies and corrects job safety and health hazards. Follows prescribed safety practices and procedures to ensure personal safety. May also be responsible for sale of cooperating association merchandise, light housekeeping (e.g. dusting, vacuuming, emptying trash, cleaning windows and doors, etc.) of exhibits and smaller contact areas, performing compliance checks in campgrounds, cleaning fire pits, performing traffic control at park entrances, communicating need for emergency or custodial service, and providing first aid/CPR while awaiting assistance, etc. May operate motor vehicles in various traffic conditions. May serve as an authorized government purchase card holder. May be assigned to work at other locations throughout the Lakeshore as needed.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee

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