• Computers • Office/Clerical • General Assistance
Objectives of the Work
This position will work for the Superintendent’s Office of Big Cypress National Preserve, providing general clerical support and staff assistance. She/he will also provide general clerical support for the Administrative Assistant in the Ranger Division.
Background or general knowledge of personal computers using the XP operating system. Ability to interface with Preserve staff to provide support in the Microsoft Office 2007 (or later), XP, and Adobe software suites.
Real Estate experience, to include basic understanding of county zoning, land use planning, legal descriptions, property deeds, land acquisition and real property.
Attention to detail and effective project prioritization skills are a must.
Statement of Duties
Provide basic clerical support to the three branches of the Superintendent’s Office.
Filing assistance in multiple systems through the Preserve, including landowner real property files, Freedom of Information Act requests, general correspondence, and administrative records.
Input and update landowner contact information, ownership transfers, leases, and deeds into MS Access database for use in multiple applications throughout the preserve.
Assist the Executive Assistant, in conjunction with the South Florida Museum Coordinator, to re-vamp the Big Cypress National Preserve filing rooms, to include records retention scheduling, removal of permanent records for transfer to the National Archives, installation of new file furniture systems and development of file SOP.
Serve as back-up for Visitor and Resource Protection Volunteer as public information reception and contact, on an as needed basis.
Orientation to Big Cypress National Preserve will be provided via a formal orientation class and in-park experiences to include interpretive walks and discussions. Training will be hosted by park rangers and subject matter experts. Hands-on training and guidance on project specific capabilities will be provided.
Department of Interior IT Systems training, Records Management Training, and Privacy Act orientation will be provided through on-line web classes.
The work may include periods of standing or walking, climbing step ladders, reaching for objects on overhead shelves, carrying boxes, files, or office supplies weighing up to 20 pounds, and may occur in uneven, rough, or slippery surfaces on an infrequent basis
The duties may be performed in the outdoors and in inclement weather, but generally will be performed inside in air-conditioned or heated buildings, dependent on weather conditions outside. Temperatures during winter and spring seasons are fairly mild, however, outside temperatures may fluctuate between the low 30’s and into the low 90’s. There will be sun exposure, although this will be for limited times only.
Each VIP will be issued three uniform shirts, one jacket, and one hat. While on duty, the volunteer must wear the required uniform. Uniform items are not to be worn off-duty.
Services Provided to Volunteer
Recreational Vehicle (RV) trailer pad with full hook-ups including electricity, water, and sewer.
Use of Preserve Headquarters laundry facility and swimming pool.
Ice may be collected from the Headquarters ice machines (limited to one cooler per day). Ice may be collected only when park buildings are unlocked.
The Preserve will provide incredible opportunities and experiences such as canoeing, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.
Your services will support the work of the National Park Service to preserve and protect our natural, cultural, and historical resources so that all may experience our heritage.
Volunteer to commit to three, 8-hour shifts per week (Tues, Wed, Fri preferred). Commitment of at least two months required.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: An RV site with full hook-ups and 30-50 AMP electrical service is available for volunteers. Can accommodate RV’s up to 40 feet. A minimum of 24 hours per week is required for free housing.