DUTIES: Controls alien plants in and around archeological, historical and developed sites using mechanical techniques. Records field activities data and maintains data sheets. Identifies and monitors native plants and records informatin as well as other data about physical conditions in the Park. Locates plants during gorund surveys. Uses traps, snares, and cages or sets bait stations to control mongoose, cats, rats, and other alien mammals. Ensures that proper procedures for hazardous materials or waste handling and minimization are followed.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: To qualify for this position, you must be physically fit, and have sufficient knowledge of and ability in the following Job-Related Factors:
Ability to perform work of the position without more than normal supervision.(SCREEN OUT)
Work Practices (Includes keeping things neat, clean and in order)
Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (other than blueprints)
Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment
Dexterity and Safety
If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledge, skills and abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors.
Physical Demands: The work requires a great amount of physical activity such as walking to and from remote work sites over rough terrain and climbing over rocks, frequents bending at the waist and constant use if hands. Work is also accomplished in hot, humid conditions wearing full personal protections equipment (PPE).
Working Conditions: The incumbent works out-of-doors 90% of the time. While working outside, is exposed to bright sun, rain, wind, salt air, salt water, and sand. Required to hike over rough terrain daily to accomplish daily tasks. Is exposed to herbicides, and other chemicals associated with plant and animal control. Work generally involves moderate risks, discomforts, or unpleasantness, such as noise, dust, foul odor, extreme weather, etc. Occasionally subjected to dangerous situations and unusual environmental stress. Is subjected to the possibility of serious accidents, cuts, bruises or broken bones. Must maintain safety awareness, take special precautions and use protective clothing and equipment.
Probationary Period: If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
Incidental Driving: You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued drivers license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued drivers license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid drivers licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State drivers license.
Drivers License: You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid drivers license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid drivers licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
Vehicle Operation: You may be required to complete training and operate a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Uniform: You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
Work Schedule: You may be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.