To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate that you possess either the specialized experience or the education as described below. Equivalent combinations of experience and education may also be used to qualify.
Selective Placement Factor (Mandatory Screen Out): Handling Money
Applicants must be able to handle, collect, and account for money.
In order to qualify for this position at the GS-03 level, you must possess one of the following:
A. Six months of progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Visitor Use Assistant. General experience includes greeting the public, disseminating information, providing directions and fee collection.
-OR- B. One year of education above high school (30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours). This education was obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college, or university.
-OR- C. Equivalent combination of experience and education.
Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. In order to receive credit for experience your resume must clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the number of hours worked per week.
Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook is available for review at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) a list with all your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, museum sciences, business administration, public administration, behavioral sciences, sociology, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Wednesday, February 12, 2014
· You will be required to sign a Pathways Agreement which specifies the conditions of your employment. You will also be required to maintain your student status as attending at least half-time, attending an accredited education institution, seeking a degree or certificate, and having a 2.0 GPA or higher.
· You will be required to provide student documentation every grading period to your supervisor to demonstrate your student status. Failure to provide this information may result in the termination of your internship.
· As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law. www.sss.gov.
· Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards.
· Selectee must successfully complete a background investigation.
· Federal employment requires direct deposit of pay.
· Holiday, evening, and weekend work required.
If you are selected for Federal employment, you will be required to fill out a Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306, prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on your application may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work. Also, you may be punished by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants are automatically rated based on the responses to the occupational questionnaire. If you are automatically rated among the best qualified for this job, a review of your application materials will be made to verify your qualifications and self-rating.
Category based rating will be used for this vacancy. Candidates will be ranked into three categories:
Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position.
Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veteran's preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. Veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected disability, (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.
If you rate yourself as qualified for this position and your resume and supplemental documents do not support your self-rating, you may be considered ineligible for the position. If you rate yourself such that you receive an automated rating of ineligible, we will not review your resume and supporting documents further.
If your self-assigned rating on the occupational questionnaire is not supported by the information contained in the rest of your application, you may be placed in the next lower category or you may be considered not qualified. Please ensure that your self-assessment of your qualifications is well supported by the information in your resume.
Your applications will be evaluated based upon the following competencies:
- Minimum Qualifications - Screen Out
- Handle, collect and account for monies
- Performs computations such as additions, subtraction, multiplication, etc
- Interpersonal skills
- Use correct English grammar
- Flexibility, adapt quickly to changes