The Park Ranger’s major responsibilities are to educate, interpret, and inform the public about the significance and uniqueness of the Pompey’s Pillar National Monument’s (PPNM’s) resources, conservation and ecologically sound practices, and the laws, rules, and regulations developed to protect the site’s resources and provide for their safe use. To support this effort, the incumbent performs a variety of duties including, but not limited to, the following:
- Assisting the Monument Manager in planning, directing, and implementing the interpretive, environmental education, and outreach programs.
- Developing an Interpretive Master Plan, interpretive theme(s), interpretive displays, and interpretive programs for the PPNM and adjacent lands.
- Developing and initiating education and outreach elements of education programs including American history, historical resource management, watershed restoration and local ecology and biology.
- Scheduling and organizing programs for visiting school groups.
- Supporting and performing maintenance activities on a wide array of grounds, equipment, and facilities.
- Managing cash register and computer systems to collect fees, process sales at the gift shop, and perform associated reconciliation tasks.
- Recommending structure installation or changes in policy needed to protect visitors or resources.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: Work is performed indoors and outdoors and often involves extensive periods of standing and walking. Outdoor work could include walking and/or carrying backpacks, tools, or other equipment over rough, steep and/or slippery terrain and can be subject to bad weather, insects, and noxious weed.