National Park Service Park Guide in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

National Park Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Hot Springs National Park, AR
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (10 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. For more information about the National Park Service, click

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified United States Citizens

Vacancy ID NUMBER (VIN): 1817385


Park Guides work in Resource Management and Visitor Services at Hot Springs National Park and provide customer service at the park's Fordyce Bathhouse visitor center and other locations in the park and during roving assignments, and provide interpretive tours and programs. Incumbent will work open and close the visitor center and assist park rangers in special events.

Park Guides will work weekends and holidays, and some evenings.

Area Information:

Hot Springs National Park is located in southwest central Arkansas approximately 1 hour west of Little Rock. The park was established in 1832 to preserve the natural geothermal water springs that flow out of Hot Spring Mountain. Many generations of people have drank and bathed in the geothermal water for health and therapeutic relief from ailments. The park is well known for the historic Bathhouse Row. The remaining eight bathhouses along the row reflect the evolution of bathing up to the golden age of bathing. Today, two of these bathhouses continue to provide bathing experiences, while the remaining six have alternative uses such as an art museum. The park consists of 5,550 acres with several roads for sightseeing. There are many trails used for hiking, health and fitness. A campground with an amphitheater for interpretive programs is located in Gulpha Gorge. The park is located within the City of Hot Springs. The city's population is approximately 33,000 people, and serves as the Garland County seat. The city has many amenities found in small mid-western states such as shopping centers, a mall, movie theaters and a community college. Additional amenities are located in Little Rock, the state's capital. Summer temperatures and humidity are high.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to be eligible for the position.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.

For the GS-05: Applicants must have one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-04) in the Federal Government Service OR 4 years of education above the high school level.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as selective factors as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire.

Transcripts-To qualify using education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution which must include your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. (NOTE: Transcripts lacking the required information will not be considered.) Applicants can verify accreditation HERE

If you are selected for this position and you used education to qualify, you will be asked to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.

You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click HERE.

Requirements: •Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. •Males born after December 31, 1959 must complete Pre-Appointment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration •New employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay. •Favorable adjudicated background investigation and credit report •Wear a NPS uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards •Government housing not available •Monday through Friday, may include holidays, evenings or weekends. •You may need to work outdoors, often under adverse weather conditions.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.



Other Information

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses *will not be paid. *Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

Salary Range: $32,318.00 to $42,012.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0090-05/05

Promotion Potential: 05

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452401200

Job Announcement Number: MWC-OC-16-029C