The National Park Service (NPS) serves as a steward for the preservation of America's national parks and their resources. In 1998, the NPS initiated a natural resource Inventory and Monitoring Program. The purpose of the program was to develop a baseline inventory of significant natural resources in national parks, and to monitor these natural resources over time. The program includes more than 270 national parks organized into 32 networks. The Southwest Alaska Network (SWAN) consists of five Alaskan parks (Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, Alagnak National Wild River, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Kenai Fjords National Park, and Lake Clark National Park and Preserve).
The SWAN is hiring a field crew member to conduct freshwater monitoring in 2019. Monitoring covers a range of water quality and water quantity variables (e.g., temperature, pH, turbidity, stage, discharge, mercury in fish and macroinvertebrates). Work is performed in pristine lakes and streams in two parks using various types of equipment (e.g., sondes, temperature loggers, pressure transducers, ADCPs).
Eligibility: Candidates must have REHIRE ELIGIBILITY (at any National Park Service unit) into one of these three job titles/series at the GS-05 grade level:
1. Hydrologic Technician, GS-1316-05
2. Physical Science Technician, GS-1311-05
3. Biological Science Technician (Fish), GS-0404-05
How to Apply: Please submit a resume and information regarding your NPS rehire eligibility (e.g., SF-50 with SSN redacted) to Krista_Bartz@nps.gov. Subject Line: Rehire GS-05 Position.