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    This is a Term Appointment and is expected to last for 13 months. This position may be extended at management's discretion, for a total of 4 years from the initial appointment.

    "In employing individuals to perform any construction, maintenance, interpretation, or other service in the park, the Secretary (Selecting Official) shall, in so far as practical, give first preference to qualified members of the Tribe": (Timbisha Shoshone Homeland Act, Nov 2000). To receive current preference eligibility, members of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe must submit a copy (not the original) of the letter certifying their tribal membership."

    This position is located within the National Park Service, Pacific West Region, Death Valley National Park, Division of Visitor and Resource Protection, located in Cow Creek, CA. 
    In accordance with 5 C.F.R 213.3112(a)(1), we are currently seeking applications from qualified residents from communities located within park boundaries of Death Valley National Park, and the adjacent communities of Furnace Creek, CA; Shoshone, CA; Beatty, NV; Amargosa Valley, NV; and Darwin, CA.   Only those individuals who have maintained a permanent exclusive residence for a minimum of two (2) years in these communities will be considered.

    This position is concurrently open under announcement number MMDEVA-16-124D-1675072 under Delegated Examining Unit for all qualify United States Citizens.

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    Responds to emergency calls by ambulance or by foot. Safely operate emergency medical vehicles under all weather and traffic conditions. Conducts a complete patient assessment using knowledge of anatomy, major body systems, and emergency medical techniques. Determines the nature, extent, and seriousness of the patient's conditions. Communicates in oral and written form with other medical personnel and public safety personnel. Utilizes emergency communication techniques and operates communication equipment. Maintains fleet and patient transport vehicles in a safe and duty ready state. Assists in the coordination of involved repairs and transportation of vehicles to appropriate mechanic facility. Ensures excellent condition of all ambulance supplies, medication, and equipment.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT: Incumbent must maintain good physical condition and be able to pass the Physical Exercise Battery (PEB) or applicable standards outlined in Director's Order/Reference Manual-57 NPS Occupational Medical Standards, Health and Fitness. Work demands range from periods of office work (walking, standing, sitting, and lifting) to strenuous periods of extended and extreme physical and mental activity. EMS and search and rescue activities involve walking long distances over rough terrain carrying heavy loads, and using technical rescue equipment. Prolonged periods without sleep are a common occurrence both during ambulance shifts and during SAR response. Incumbent must be able to fly in a helicopter or fixed wing aircraft without ill effects. The work involves extended periods of heavy moving and lifting patients. Generally, the work requires recurring bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, and positioning of patients, frequently under adverse conditions or in confined surroundings. Work is performed in an office setting, medical clinic, ambulance, classroom, in the field, on trails, and in remote backcountry settings. On a regular and recurring basis employee is required all work in all types of weather conditions. EMS work involves frequent exposure to hazardous environments, hazardous flight landings and takeoffs, extremes in temperature, and exposure to communicate diseases. The employee is required to comply with use of various levels of personal protective clothing and special safety and health precautions.

    Travel Required


    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens within the Contiguious Area of Death Valley National Park

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    Conditions Of Employment


    You must be 1) determined to be physically fit (able to perform strenuous/physically demanding duties); and 2) pass a medical examination, by an government authorized physician.

    You will perform emergency medical services; therefore must possess or be able to successfully complete the National Registry Basic Emergency Medical Technician training.

    You are subject to drug testing (including: PRE-EMPLOYMENT, RANDOM, AND REASONABLE SUSPICION TESTING) during course of employment.

    You are required to properly wear a National Park Service uniform in accordance with the agency policy; an allowance will be provided to offset some of these costs.

    You are required to occupy government housing/quarters.
    You are required to obtain (through applicable government training) and use a government-issued credit card. 
    You are required to operate a government vehicle, therefore, must be able to acquire and hold a valid state Driver’s License.

    This is a full-time position subject to shift work, night and/or weekends, considerable driving to and from all areas within the park, and may include working holidays.

    You are required to complete a one-year trial period beginning on the effective date of this appointment.


    All qualification requirements (including any applicable selective factors) must be met by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered.

    SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:  This position requires current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic through the National Registry of Emergency Technicians (NREMT). You MUST submit documentation of how you meet this requirement, as indicated in the assessment questionnaire to be considered for this position.

    FOR THE GS-05: You must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level of difficulty and responsibility.
    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Defined as experience in obtaining patient vital signs and caring for patients in remote and/or backcountry settings and on long transports; independently assessing patients and making transport decisions (ground or air transport, etc.); and experience using various types of medical emergency equipment.

    NOTE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Credit will be given for all qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received and whether the experience was gained as a part-time or full-time occupation. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience, your resume must indicate clearly: 1. The nature of your duties and responsibilities in each position; and 2. Complete dates of employment period (e.g. MM/YY to MM/YY, MM/YYYY to Present, etc.); and 3. The number of hours per week spent in such employment for each position.


    In lieu of the specialized experience requirements you may substitute the following education:

    GS-05: Successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects related to the position. PLEASE NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. We will not solicit you for this information and you will NOT receive consideration if its is not submitted.

    A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total minimum qualification requirements. It is your responsibility to provide documented proof that you have met the applicable educational provisions. Unofficial college transcript(s); a statement from the registrar, dean, or other appropriate official; or equivalent documentation (a listing of college courses completed) is acceptable. Failure to submit your documentation will result a "not qualified" rating. Official transcripts will be required prior to a start date. NOTE: Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education's College Accreditation Website.
    Foreign education credentials must be evaluated by an organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education Recognition of Foreign Qualifications Website

    Additional information

    For additional information about this position please contact:

    Karen McKinlay-Jones



    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against the minimum qualifications outlined above.  Additionally, you are asked to respond to a series of assessment questions which are designed to capture the desirable knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.  Failure to submit a resume will result in eligibility.  Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.

    You MUST Possess The Following KSA's:





    The following link is a list of questions from the online questionnaire. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL OR MAIL this preview, as it will only be accepted by online submission or fax.  View Assessment Questions.

    Veteran's preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (CPS, CP) are placed at the top of the highest category on the referral list, provided they meet the minimum qualifcations XP and TP preference eligibles are placed above non-preference eligibles. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans Preference Advisor. For more information, visit Feds Hire Vets.

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    Required Documents

    RESUME:  Acceptable formats include: .jpg, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .doc, .docx, .wpd, or html.  For recommendations on formatting, required content, and helpful tips, please visit our Resume Reference Page.
    OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE:  Follow the instructions above for completing and submitting the occupational questionnaire.

    COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS: This position allows for substituting education for experience. If you are using education to meet qualifications for this position, you must submit a COPY of your college transcripts or equivalent documentation (a listing of college courses completed) to support your education. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and if applicable the date a degree was conferred.

    EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES CERTIFICATION: A COPY of your current emergency medical certification (and any other certifications such as Standard First Aid, CPR, etc.), if you currently possess them.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  You must provide acceptable documentation of your preference or appointment eligibility. Veterans' preference is given in accordance with applicable laws and regulation, as follows:

    • If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from: National Archives.
    • If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, 6) dated within 120 days of your separation; and 7) terminal leave date prior to separation.
    • If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter (dated 1991 or later) establishing proof of disability, you may request it from the Veterans Administration at: VA - eBenefits or call 1-800-827-1000.

    MEMBERS OF THE TIMBISHA SHOSHONE TRIBE: A COPY of the letter certifying your tribal membership to receive tribal preference eligibility.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees by visiting: Employee Benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    All applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST):  Friday, April 29, 2016.

    To begin, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to: 1) Register for a new USAJobs account; or 2) Log in to your existing USAJobs account. Then you will be asked to answer a few questions, and upload or choose existing required documents, as listed in our vacancy announcement. You may return to continue your saved application at any time before the closing date and time. Log in to your USAJOBS.gov account and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

    We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX to document your responses to the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the Application Cover Page. You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number: 1675430.

    It is your responsibility to ensure your responses to the questionnaire and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date of this announcement.

    To verify your application is complete, log in to your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for the position you wish to verify. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take up to several hours to clear the virus scan process.

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    601 Nevada Way
    Boulder City, NV 89005
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    Once your online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.

    After the announcement closes and your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. Based on applicant scores, the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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