Park Ranger (Resource Management)

Dinosaur, CO

Organization: National Park Service

Location: Dinosaur National Monument

Type of opportunity: Full Time, Temporary



  1. Works with park botanist during the summer season to identify weed management priorities and implement weed management plan. Coordinates with partner organizations to schedule and supervise volunteer weed management projects, with special emphasis on river corridors.  Prepares a summary of project work completed at the end of the season.
  2. Plans, prepares and presents educational talks in conjunction with volunteer service projects, with special emphasis on invasive species and river processes.  Presents similar programs to other groups, on request.
  3. Rigs, operates and maintains boats and boating equipment under the direction of supervisor and river cache manager in a safe and responsible manner. Performs inventory and maintenance of equipment and supplies used for volunteer weed management projects under the direction of the botanist.
  4. Assists with river rescues, provides aid in emergency and minor medical situations, and reports law enforcement situations to appropriate law enforcement personnel.  Completes written reports on rescue, medical and enforcement incidents.
  5. Assists Research and Resource Management and Boating Program staff with research, resource management projects, river campsite maintenance, river logistics and related work, as needed, and when volunteer project schedule allows.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking, in some cases over rough surfaces or inclines, carrying backpack, tools, rescue equipment, etc.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is performed in setting in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness, e.g., high or low temperatures, confined spaces or adverse weather conditions.

Desired qualifications:

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Friday, January 29, 2016 (unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement). 

To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate that you possess either the specialized experience or the education as described below.  Equivalent combinations of experience and education may also be used to qualify. 

Selective Factor (Screen Out): Operate an Oar Raft in Class III and IV whitewater. 

Applicant must safely rig, maintain and operate an oar raft in Class III and IV whitewater. (In addition to the qualifications and specialized experience you must meet this selective factor.  Please documentation of rivers rowed or paddled, number of trips on each river, dates, and types of craft. 

For the GS-05 grade level

A.  One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the federal service.  Specialized experience demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Experience may have been in technical, administrative, or scientific work, fish and wildlife management, recreation management, law enforcement, or other park-related work. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include but are not limited to the following: park guide or tour leader;law enforcement or investigative work; archeological or historical preservation research work; forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area; management, assistant, or program specialist work involving the development and implementation of policy related to protection,conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations. -OR- B. A 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree with 24 semester hours of related course work.  One year of full time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours. –OR- C. Equivalent combinations of education and experience. 

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. In order to receive credit for experience, your resume must clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position,starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the number of hours worked per week.

Credit for experience is given on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience.  No additional credit is given for overtime.

In describing the nature of your duties (your experience), please be clear and concise. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. 

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook is available for review at: .

Start and end dates: Anticipated Entry on Duty: April, 2016

Salary/pay: $15.31 / Per Hour

Link to more information: USA Jobs Page

How to apply: See USA Jobs Page above

Application deadline: To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, January 29, 2016.