• Office/Clerical • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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The Interpretation Programs Office Assistant will work with the Interpretation budget tech to manage various administrative and maintenance tasks as part of our vibrant interpretation team. The incumbent will assist with administrative duties such as answering visitor inquiries, filing and paperwork as well as inventory, monitoring and office maintenance
The overarching mission of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Interpretation program is to provide opportunities for individuals and groups to form connections to the resources and conservation values of the park through various programs, events and activities for the local and visiting public.
To this end the incumbent will perform the following duties:
Assist Interpretation team with day to day planning and paperwork. To include managing uniform and supply inventory, issuing gear to new employees and volunteers, completing and submitting forms to accomplish these tasks.
Maintain office space – keeping office clean and organized
Greet visitors at special events and other on or off site activities.
Answer questions about Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and the National Park Service to visitors, potential volunteers and interns.
Volunteer may drive a government vehicle, if the volunteer has a valid state driver's license.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work well with a diverse workforce and public.
Good communication skills, including good listening skills.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to work independently on assignments.
Knowledge of Hawaiian Cultural concepts is desirable.
Valid state driver's license.
Location & Dates: Assistance is needed year-round. Please note there is no park housing available with this position. Candidates must live within commuting distance of Park Headquarters in Hawai'i National Park to be considered.
Ideal candidates for this position are local residents, as there is no park housing available for this position.
Benefits to Volunteer:
Personal enrichment and experience working with the public and enriching youth's lives both within the park and in local communities.
Training in National Park Service mission, goals, and procedures.
Training by specialists in Park resources (Hawaiian culture, ecology, geology, etc.)
Job training and experience in the interpretation and public relations.
The opportunity to interact with volunteers, park staff, local youth and visitors from across the nation and around the world.
Volunteer will receive training in National Park Service mission, goals and procedures, volunteer-in-parks program operations and customer service. Typically volunteers complete a weeklong 40 hour training course to begin work. In addition the incumbent will receive defensive driving, computer security, and training in the above named tasks to be performed while on duty.
Flexible, ongoing workload. The more you enjoy it the more we can do.
The National Park Service is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: NO HOUSING OPTIONS FOR THIS LISTING