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Park Ranger


This is a term position (more than 1 year) with an initial appointment expecting to last at least 13 months but may be extended up to a total of four years, or more based on any changes to regulations governing the number of years term appointments may last, without further competition. Term positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service. The National Park Service retains the right to extend the duration of this appointment after selection and/or appointment, based on changes to the regulation governing the number of years term appointments may last. This change, which may be made at the agency's sole discretion and without further competition, shall not be construed or interpreted as the granting of a right to a selectee or employee to such an extension. No extension to a term appointment shall be granted to a selectee/employee to an amount of time that exceeds the maximum number of years authorized under any present or current regulation, unless such regulation expressly allows such action.

The following park location is included in this announcement. See information for the Term period, salary and park location below:

Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument (MEMY)-Jackson, MS-TERM-NTE: 4 years. Salary Range -$57,118 to $74,250 Per Year
A Civil Rights Partnership: Medgar and Myrlie Evers exemplify civil rights organizing that combined grassroots strategies with efforts of national organizations to change laws and policies related to voting rights, public education, and public accommodations, to redress criminal injustice, and to contest the systemic nature of racial discrimination. Learn more about MEMY at Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument (U.S. National Park Service) (

Major Duties:

  • Develop and present formal and informal audience and learner-centered interpretive experiences using interpretive skills, techniques, and tools delivered in-person and through interpretive media and technology.
  • Conduct straightforward research, develop, and present interpretive programs on a variety of interpretive and educational themes.
  • Enhance in-park experiences by developing and offering a wide variety of fully accessible nonpersonal services and interpretive media.
  • Contribute engaging and quality content that harnesses the power of digital platforms and creates valuable, audience-centered interpretive experiences that are relevant to the message and audience and rooted in existing digital strategies.
  • Review existing park policies, standards, methods, controls, and procedures.
  • Plan, schedule, prepare and effectively conduct education programs; workshops, seminars, and conferences to promote the parks education program, to include distance learning.
  • Plan, distribute, and monitor work assignments; evaluate work performance and provide feedback to others on their performance.
  • Communicate effectively and apply interpersonal skills. Develop and maintain effective relationships with others; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

Additional major duties: Education Program Coordination, Historic Weapons Safety and Demonstrations, Interpretive Media/Visual Info Production, Special Park Uses, Technology, Web, Social Media Coordination, and/ or Youth Program Coordination.

See vacancy posting for full details.