Volunteer Supervisor Workshop April 26 and 27: Nomination Deadline March 31
The Yosemite Volunteer Program Office will be offering a free Volunteer Supervisor Workshop on Wednesday and Thursday, April 26 and 27. This two-day course is intended for any Yosemite park employee, partner, or volunteer who supervises or works closely with volunteers. We'll cover both the logistical aspects of volunteer management (recruiting volunteers, how to get uniforms, housing, reimbursements, volunteer forms...) and the philosophical and soft-skills (position management, supervision, performance management, volunteer motivations, volunteer recognition...).
Mariposa And El Portal Job Fair 2017
The Mariposa and El Portal job fair will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 24th & 25th. Local area restaurants like Canyon Bar and Grill, Miners Roadhouse 140, the River Restaurant and Lounge, Cedar House Restaurant and Parkside Pizza are hiring bartenders, servers, host and hostesses, bussers, dishwashers, cooks and line cooks, pizza bussers, cashiers, shift managers, and more. This is a two day only event so come and find your job and don’t miss out! Bring your resume on Friday from 9 am to 4 pm or Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm to the Miners Roadhouse140, located at 5159 State Highway 140 in Mariposa.
Mariposa and El Portal area restaurants need your help, so bring your resume and apply! For more information call Shana at 209-325-4007. (S. Lemke)
Royal Robbins, 1935-2017
Royal Robbins, one of the pioneers of American rock climbing, passed away on March 14th. Robbins, along with Tom Frost and Chuck Pratt, made the first ascent of El Capitan’s challenging Salathè Wall route in 1961. Along with Frost, Pratt, and Yvon Chouinard he made the first ascent of El Cap’s North America Wall in 1964. Although he made many notable climbs the world over, his path very often led him back to Yosemite Valley. Royal was born in Point Pleasant, West Virginia on February 3, 1935. He first visited the High Sierra as a Boy Scout at age 14, took naturally to rock climbing, and was hooked. He developed his skills at Tahquitz Rock in the San Jacinto Mountains southeast of Los Angeles during the mid-1950s and by 1957 at the age of 22 he had joined Mike Sherrick and Jerry Gallwas in the 5-day first ascent of the Northwest Face of Half Dome. In 1963 Royal became the first to solo a Yosemite big wall by completing the second ascent of the Grade V West Face of Leaning Tower. He completed the first solo ascent of El Capitan in 1968 with a grueling nine-day climb (and second ascent) of the Muir Wall. He married his wife Liz, whom he met while she was a hostess at the Ahwahnee, in 1963 and they settled in her hometown of Modesto. In 1967, with Royal as her partner, Liz became the first woman to climb Half Dome. Together, they created a successful outdoor apparel company, featuring clothing that (to quote the Robbinses) “could stand up to the harsh Yosemite granite.” He wrote two highly influential climbing books, Basic Rockcraft and Advanced Rockcraft, which emphasized free climbing skills and a clean-climbing ethic. Royal also became an accomplished kayaker, completing first descents of challenging rivers from high mountain elevations. He is survived by his wife, son, Damon, and daughter, Tamara. (A. Kunz, K. Yager)
Detail: Chief of Interpretation and Education, GS-0025-14 Supervisory Park Ranger (I). This is a temporary developmental assignment not to exceed one (1) year, with possible extensions up to five (5) years.
Opening Date: March 17, 2014 Closing Date: March 27, 2017 EOD: April
To Apply: If you are interested in this developmental assignment, you must discuss this opportunity with your first-line supervisor and obtain concurrence from your Manager prior to applying. Once approval is gained, you should submit:
1. A resume detailing your work history, educational background, and any special qualifications.
2. Your most current SF-50 reflecting your tenure and grade level
3. An approval email message from your first-line supervisor
Submit your application materials electronically to Human Resources at: Cyndi_Mattiuzzi@nps.gov. Please include “Chief, Interpretation and Education” in the subject line of the message.
Target Audience: This opportunity is available to current Yosemite National Park career and career conditional employees, currently at the GS-12 or GS-13 level and above, who wish to be considered for a temporary detail to the GS-14 grade level.
Brief Description of Development Opportunity:
You will serve as the Chief of Interpretation and Education at Yosemite National Park. The duties of this position include:
· Manage, coordinate and supervise all aspects of interpretation and education programs, museum programs, volunteer programs, and associated functions, operations, and facilities.
· Serves as the Executive Leadership Team primary technical and policy advisor for these programs.
· Represents the park as the primary liaison for interpretive programs and activities conducted by the park’s cooperating associations, concessionaires, park partners, educational institutions, and entities in neighboring communities.
Experience for this position is defined as: The applicants work experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the work of the position, or duties assigned, as follows: 1) Lead and administer operation for a comprehensive interpretive, educational, and volunteer program, including budget formulation, personnel management, and work planning. 2) Skill in maintaining liaison and partnership relationships with private, governmental, and non-profit partners. 3) Supervise, through subordinates, parkwide interpretive, educational, and volunteer operations.
For further information regarding this detail opportunity, please contact Chip Jenkins or Lisa Mendelson at 209-379-0286. (C. Mattiuzzi)