Thursday, March 27, 2014

Moving On

Starting on April 22 I will be a park guide at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (here)

It is with genuine sadness that I am leaving Antietam, but funding as it is, needs must.  Nonetheless I shall remain with the National Park Service and at Cedar Hill. a really exceptional holding of the Service.

I am very much looking forward to my new assignment and the opportunity to introduce visitors to a giant of a man -



                                                           Frederick Douglass


Wish me luck (commuting to DC from Boonsboro)

Mannie

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are going to be a super commuter Mannie!! Maybe you can find a van-pool. :)

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to you Mannie. I also have "moved on." Arounf Christmas time I moved to our new home in Texas. I'm just as you will, will miss opportunities to walk around such hallowed ground as Antietam.
Ron Dickey

Mannie Gentile said...

Thanks Ron. I wondered why I hadn't seen you around. Enjoy the new house in Texas.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes in the new adventure. We will always remember your hospitality at Antietam.
David & Shirley Williamson

Anonymous said...

The MARC train out of Brunswick may work for you.

Anonymous said...

Cedar Hill - isn't that located in Anacostia - SE DC?

Brian Downey said...

My workplace is just across the Anacostia from Cedar Hill, new neighbor! Sad you're leaving Antietam, but hope the new post is great, Mannie!

Brian Downey said...

Good luck, Mannie! We'll be work-place neighbors; mine is just across the Anacostia from Cedar Hill.

Anonymous said...

Be careful, that's a rough neighborhood

Chris Evans said...

Good luck. Really enjoyed your work from Antietam. This blog has been one of my favorites.

Ironically was I was recently reading McFeely's bio on Douglass.

I hope everything goes well for you.

Chris

Joel Manuel said...

I'll always remember that you signed the copy of "Our Boys Did Nobly" I bought at the Visitors' Center when I went to Antietam in 2009. Good luck with your new venture.

Joel Manuel
Baton Rouge

By John A. Miller said...

Mannie,
Sorry to hear you are moving on. I want to thank you for the years of service at Antietam National Battlefield. Good luck with your new job and I can honestly say your new assigned area is getting one heck of a good man.

Anonymous said...

Good luck, Mannie! I was sad to see John Hoptak leave, and now you. Thanks for all you've done to make Antietam such a great park. Your knowledge and passion for that place will be missed.

Tom Shay

Anonymous said...

You were the only QT Ranger at Antietam!! Hee Hee Hee

Anonymous said...

Gonna miss you, gotta bounce dude!!

Anonymous said...

Have a groovy time Range Mannie.

Anonymous said...

Without a struggle, there can be no progress

Anonymous said...

What is the GS Pay Scale for a Park Guide in Washington DC? I was just offered a GS-0090-04/04 NE 1039 Hours Park Guide assignment.

Mannie Gentile said...

Anonymous,
I don't know what a GS4 makes in the National Capital Region but you can go to this site to find out:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2014/general-schedule/

Mannie Gentile said...

Anonymous,
I don't know what a GS4 makes in the National Capital Region but you can go to this site to find out:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2014/general-schedule/

Anonymous said...

What is your Park Guide GS level Ranger Mannie?

Mannie Gentile said...

Anonymous,

At Antietam I am a GS9 Park Ranger, unfortunately at Frederick Douglass I will be a GS5 Park Guide. It was the only job available.

Mannie

Anonymous said...

I believe you are entitled to pay retention in your new assignment.

Anonymous said...

Is your Park Guide assignment NE 1039 hrs status like mine?

Mannie Gentile said...

anonymous,
Perhaps you'd like to email me at
manniegentile@gmail.com

Mannie

Anonymous said...

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/365549600

I have applied for this internship Ranger Mannie!! :)

By John A. Miller said...

Good luck with your new job and thank you for your service at Antietam NPS.