Position Details

Outdoor Recreation Planner/Landscape Architect

ID: NPSRTCA-004-001 Location: San Francisco, CA Posted Date: Agency: NPS
Wage/Hr: $50.00 Hours/Week: 10 - 15     Minimum Age: 55

• This position supports the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program in the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service. The position will serve Oregon, and preference is for a candidate in Oregon and or Washington state with easy access to Oregon. • The NPS Experienced Services Program is a unique partnership created to help solve the workforce issues facing government agencies. The program connects experienced workers (age 55+) to the NPS to provide scientific, technical, and administrative support. • NPS ESP positions are meant to provide temporary, project-based support. This position is currently funded for an estimate of 25 weeks. • A background security investigation may be required prior to the start date. Only those positions with 30+ hours per week are eligible for health insurance benefits; all positions will accrue sick leave. • The experienced workers participating in the Program are referred to as “Enrollees” and are not employees of the NPS or NEW Solutions. NEW Solutions is the ESP non-governmental organization responsible for administrative aspects of the program, and the Enrollees work under NPS direction to assist the Agency staff in carrying out their mission. NPS ESP Enrollees benefit from the opportunity to keep technical skills current; to access new training opportunities; to engage in gainful project-based positions; and to undertake meaningful tasks using their experience and talent to contribute to the environment, the national economy, and their own financial security.


To provide outdoor recreation planning and design assistance for the Pacific West Region Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program targeting 6 projects in Oregon in communities of Lane County, Marion County, Glide and Roseburg, Butte Falls, and Talent.

  • The enrollee will support the NPS RTCA project team providing outdoor recreation planning and landscape design expertise on community led projects working with government agencies, non-profit organizations, tribes and community groups. The enrollee will support a range of projects and project niches across NPS project monitors. This may include research and documentation and resource inventory and analysis using GIS. These projects are in wildfire impacted communities in Oregon. 60%
  • The enrollee will participate with NPS in monitors organizing and conducting planning/design workshops, site assessments, and related activities. This may include developing and implementing methods for substantively involving the interested public in planning activities working with other NPS project monitors and other experienced workers. 30%
  • The enrollee may support map development and graphic design using GIS and other tools. 10%


Minimum of 15 year(s) of experience in outdoor recreation planning, landscape architecture, and/or community planning and engagement. OR MA/MS Degree OR Previously completed training in Knowledge of GIS desired but not required

  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point
  • Desired but not required: ARC GIS, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design)


  • Travel Requirements: Possible monthly multi day travel to communities served in Oregon. Travel may involve driving in rural areas to conduct site visits across seasons. At times there may be intermittent cell service.
  • Overnight travel: At least once every other month.
  • Air travel anticipated: multi day trips monthly
  • Rental cars: Once per month for multi day trips.
  • Physical requirements: Occasional site visits will require walking on trails and at times on uneven surfaces in natural settings. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions’s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.