Friday, November 26, 2010

Smokies seeking up to 8 Park Rangers

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking up to eight Park Rangers (interpreters) to fill temporary full-time positions next summer. The positions will be located in Cherokee, Gatlinburg and Townsend, and will pay $15.00 per hour.

According to the job summary:

Park ranger – interpreters connect people to parks. They play a key role in ensuring that visitors have a meaningful, satisfying, and safe park experience, help visitors decide how to spend their time in the park, and inform them about the wonders that await their discovery.

Employees perform various interpretive and administrative tasks in the operation of a Visitor Services program. Employee researches, prepares and presents formal thematic educational programs incorporating knowledge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park natural and cultural resources and park resource management and science. Conducts roving interpretation, attended station interpretation and trail patrol. Duties may include operating all aspects of a busy visitor center desk or facility that includes understanding and operating phone and intercom systems, assisting visitors in planning backcountry travel, as well as answering visitor questions. Duties may also include safely handling visitor encounters with wildlife, traffic control, and responding to emergencies. The position requires guiding visitors both indoors and outdoors sometimes in extreme weather conditions.

Application deadline is Monday, November 29. Click here for more information.


1 comment:

Jay Dub said...

good to note that these aren't law enforcement jobs (or don't appear to be) like some of the other ones posted.