Park Guide

Park Guide

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Mineral, California
Position Type
Organization Type
Government Agency/Public Sector
Professional Level
Non-Competitive Eligibility
Advanced Degree Required

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Park Guide
Lassen Volcanic National Park

Job Posting Date August 22, 2014
Application Deadline September 15, 2014


This is a temporary position for the winter season, December 15, 2014 - April 15, 2015. Presents pre-established talks including introductions to films, map talks, and exhibit presentation. Orients hikers to conditions and equipment needs. Staffs information counter at the visitor center serving as initial contact for visitors. Provides visitors with information on park related activities, services and park themes. Guides parties of small size (up to 20 people) on walks and hikes. Position is stationed at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, applicant must be comfortable with driving their own vehicle in winter conditions in a mountain environment.


In order to qualify for this position at the GS-03 level, you must possess one of the following:

Six (6) months of general experience and six (6) months of specialized experience for a total of one year of experience. General experience is any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. Examples of general experience include, but are not limited to, selling merchandise, collecting and accounting for fees or other monies, greeting visitors, disseminating information, providing directions, or other work which required dealing with people on a recurring basis; and that indicates the ability to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience is experience that involved oral presentation of historical, scientific, or program information to groups; or developing and/or revising technical, historical, or scientific information for oral presentation to groups. Examples of specialized experience could include Park Guide or tour leader; naturalist; environmental educator or teacher; or other similar work.
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:

Additional Information

This job is available to applicants with active non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status. NCE is a special federal hiring status applicable for certain federal jobs. For more information on NCE, visit



Location Details

Lassen Volcanic NP is a gem of the National Park Service, it contains a diversity of conifer forests, alpine meadows, lakes, and streams. Volcanoes dominate the landscape, as well as hydrothermal features. Winter brings many sunny days and lots of snow, bringing lots of opportunities for skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding.

Application Instructions

Additional Application Materials:

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Kevin Sweeney

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