Cool job alert! The National Park Service is looking to hire three student trainees to work at Contra Costa County duty station locations including the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front NHP in Richmond; John Muir NHS in Martinez; Eugene O’Neill NHS in Danville; or Port Chicago Naval Magazine NM in Concord.
The positions pay an annual salary range of $39,441.00 to $51,279.00 per year. Although the roles are temporary and expected to last one year under the Pathways Internship Program, there may be the possibility of continued employment based on a number of factors.
The deadline to apply is March 8, 2017.
According to the National Park Service, the internships will give applicants “the opportunity to explore a federal career while still in school, build work skills and experience, and earn pay for [their] work [performed], adding that applicants “will be able to learn from a professional workforce and receive on-the-job training.”
To qualify as a student trainee, applicants must meet the following requirements, per the National Park Service:
- Applicant must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on at least a half-time basis and in good standing.
- Enrollment must be with an accredited high school, technical, trade or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate or professional school.
- Qualifying certificate programs are post-high school programs equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational or business school curriculum.
- Educational institutions must be accredited by organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To verify accreditation, visit: https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
- The positions are open only to individuals who reside or attend school within a commuting distance of Contra Costa County. This local commuting distance requirement does not apply to preference eligible veterans.
Per the National Park Service, duties for the position include: acting as their “public face” while conducting programs at the four East Bay park sites; greeting visitors, providing information, researching, creating and presenting formal and informal presentations and giving directions; using multiple techniques to conduct numerous interpretive programs, particularly to young students and families visiting the sites; independently operating a visitor center and advising visitors of the regulations governing visitation to the four sites and the need to protect resources.; roving park grounds, answering questions from visitors and monitoring/reporting the condition of the park resources; working closely with interpretive colleagues and other divisions to ensuring the safety of visitors, employees and the public; and assisting with youth development programs in the East Bay.
For more info about the job qualifications or responsibilities, or to apply, click here. Questions? Contact Sara Rodriguez, human resources specialist, NPS, PWR – Klamath/Bay Area SHRO, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, at 415-561-7015 Monday, Wednesday, & Friday or 415-464-5209 Tuesday & Thursday.