Park Guide - Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park, MT
United States

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Glacier National Park is hiring multiple Park Guide positions. These positions will be based out of the West Glacier, Apgar, St. Mary, or Many Glacier areas. 


  • Hiring Agency: Department of Interior/National Park Service
  • Position Title: Park Guide
  • Series/Grade: GS-0090-04
  • Open Period: 4/21/22 through 4/27/22
  • Salary: $15.47 per hour
  • Work Schedule: Full time or part time seasonal (1039 hours)
  • Who May Apply: U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. with or without Federal status, may apply and be considered.
  • Housing may be provided.

Park Guide Duties

  • • Staff information counter in a visitor center.
  • • Answering questions on a variety of subjects.
  • • Present limited and repetitive pre-established talks including introductions to films, map talks, and static exhibit interpretation.
  • • Orient hikers to conditions and equipment needs.
  • • Guide small parties (up to 20 people) on short walks.
  • • Some park locations issue backcountry camping permits and provide backcountry camping information.

How to Apply:

Key Requirements 
• U.S. Citizenship required
• Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
• Males must meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement.
• You will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
• You may be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
• You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and/or shift work.

Applicants will not be rated or ranked. All applicants that meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements of the position will be referred to the selecting official in preference eligible order.

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement (unless otherwise stated in this bulletin). Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. 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 resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro- rate the amount qualified specialized experience.

To qualify for this position at the GS-04 level, you must possess one of the following:
A. 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. OR
B. Successfully completed two years of study above high school (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) which included at least 12 semester hours in subjects such as American History, science and/or public speaking. -OR
C. Equivalent combination of experience and education that, together, equal 100% of the qualification standards listed above when combined.

Additional Bulletin Information 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work may require standing or sitting for long periods of time, walking for long distances, climbing, and descending steep inclines, traversing uneven terrain, bending, and lifting moderately heavy items (up to 50lbs). Mental stress and physical fatigue occur due to the high volume of personal contacts, occasional emergency responses, and repetitive nature of some of the tasks.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment can vary considerably dependent upon the specific park or park unit involved. Work may be accomplished in a typical office setting, or outside where the incumbent may be exposed to extreme weather conditions, steep and uneven terrain, and/or hazards such as heavy vehicle traffic.
• This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
• Federal Employees Health Benefits
• Federal Long-Term Care Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. 

Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/27/22:
1. Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, dates specified in month and year format, and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
2. Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:

Veterans Preference Documentation:
▪ If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.
▪ If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
▪ If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
​3. Documentation that you meet Selective Factors.
4. College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.

Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices. 

How to Apply 
To receive consideration, you must meet the minimum qualifications requirements for this position and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section via email to Please title the subject of your email as “Glacier NP Park Guide, GS-0090-04". The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/27/22.
• Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 
• The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Debby Smith

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