The BLM seeks a dynamic and energetic student to join the Royal Gorge Field Office to gain valuable work experience as a Student Trainee (Park Ranger) in support of the BLM, Colorado State Office, Royal Gorge Field Office.Learn more about this agency
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This position is for students accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited high school, technical or vocation school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school, on a full- or half-time basis (as defined by the academic institution in which the student is enrolled).
This is a career development, excepted service appointment under the BLM Pathways Internship Program that is expected to last more than 1 year. The BLM will require the selected applicant to complete a Participant Agreement in which the selectee must provide an anticipated date for completing all degree program requirements, and show continual progression toward meeting the stated anticipated date.
The agency may noncompetitively convert a Career/Indefinite Intern who is a U. S. citizen to a term or permanent appointment in the competitive service, as long as the Intern meets all agency program requirements and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for the target occupational series at time of completing all education requirements.
This position is locted in Canon City, Colorado. Information about Canyon City can be found at the Canon City website.
* Assists in advising visitors concerning safety, fire prevention, amenities available, and proper and authorized use of recreational facilities.
* Assists in patrolling and inspecting facilites and aids in ensuring compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to parking, campfires, noise level, sanitation, and safety; bringing problems to supervisor or higher graded employee for resolution.
* Assists in developing and conducting interpretive talks and guided tour programs.
* Assists in gathering and analyzing data related to existing recreational resources to recognize prominent trends.
* Assists in the preparation of recration areas for visitor use, to include planning, operation, fee collection, and required maintenance.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…All students who are accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution.
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Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is Required
- Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
- You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
- have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
- Direct Deposit Required
To be eligible, an applicant must:
Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher. You will need to clearly state in the resume your undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts, or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
QualificationsTo be eligible, an applicant must:
Be at least 18 years of age or older for an arduous or hazardous duty position.
Be a student who has been accepted for enrollment or is currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking program in an accredited high school, technical or vocation school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school.
Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher.
In order to assess you meet a qualified status for this position and to refer you to the hiring manager, the agency must be able to determine that you meet the qualifications based on completed education, specialized experience, and/or both - please be sure to include this information in your resume.
TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-04 GRADE LEVEL, you must satisfy one of the requirements described below:
(1) EXPERIENCE: One year of general experience OR six months of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-03 grade level AND 6 months of general experience. At this level, work is entry-level with close supervision. General experience can be administrative, professional, technical, or other responsible work that provided a familiarity with natural or cultural history; fish or wildlife habitat characteristics; techniques of resource protection and use; recreational use of public lands and facilities; enforcement of rules or regulations; fire prevention techniques and fire suppression methods; or the practice of interpersonal relations skills in dealing with the general public. Specialized experience is that experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience: park guide or tour leader; archeological or historical preservation research work; forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area.
(2) EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: Two years above high school with 12 semester hours of related course work.
(3) COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: You may meet qualifications requirements for this position by combining specialized experience and appropriate education according to the following formula: (a) your total months of full time general and/or specialized experience as a percentage of a 12 month total; PLUS (b) your total number of qualifying undergraduate semester or quarter hours as a percentage of two years of education above high school. The total of the two percentages must equal at least 100 percent.
You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
The entire period served as a Career/Indefinite Intern counts as the appointee’s trial period. Prior Federal civilian service is credited toward the completion of the required trial period in the same manner as prescribed in 5 CFR 315.802.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: 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 the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
This position requires you to wear an officially approved uniform while in a duty status.
You must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements for the job. Your eligibility and qualification status will be based on a human resources assessment conducted using qualification standards, your responses to the job-related questions, information provided in your resume, and required supporting documents (see the Required Documents section). Veteran’s preference applies to the selection for positions in the Pathways Programs. The examination and selection of applicants will be made in accordance with requirements of the 5 CFR Part 302.
Eligible and qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order by preference status: (1) Preference eligible veterans having a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more (CPS and CP); (2) Other preference eligibles (XP); (3) Applicants eligible for 5-point veteran’s preference (TP); and those (4) Applicants not eligible for veteran’s preference (NV).
In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The job related questions align with the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position:
Basic knowledge of natural or cultural history, fish or wildlife habitat characteristics, techniques of resources protection and use, recreational use of Federal lands, enforcement of Federal regulations, or fire prevention techniques and fire suppression methods
Basic knowledge and skill in providing emergency medical services
Ability to provide clear information or data
Ability to operate basic tools required to perform maintenance
Ability to use a computer to type, record and/or retrieve data
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Background checks and security clearance
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the job-related questions), you are required to submit the following forms:
Verification of Enrollment: Copy of all your transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U. S. educational institution. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process, but prior to appointment the official transcript(s) will be required.
Or letter from your accredited U. S. educational institution that verifies/reflects: (1) the degree/diploma/certificate program in which you are enrolled; (2) you are enrolled at least half-time (as defined by the educational institution), and (3) your anticipated graduation date. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.
Veteran’s Preference: If you are entitled to veteran’s preference, you should indicate the level of veteran’s preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veteran’s preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. You may request copies of your DD-214 by calling 1-800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/.
For 5-point veteran’s preference, you must provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
For 10-point veteran’s preference, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference), a DD-214 showing character of service, and the required documentation.
Certification In Lieu of DD-214: Active duty service members claiming veteran’s preference may submit a ‘certification’ when applying for Federal jobs (Chapter 21 of Title 5 U. S. C Section 2108a). The ‘certification’ is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. Prior to appointment, agencies must verify the service member is eligible for veteran’s preference in accordance with 5 U. S. C. 2108, unless the service member is appointed under the provisions of 5 U. S. C. 5534a, Dual employment and pay during terminal leave from uniformed services.
For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit the VetGuide.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.
UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
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.
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.
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.
How to Apply
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: (1) Your resume; (2) Your responses to the Assessment/Job-Related Questions; and (3) Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
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Agency contact information
AddressBureau of Land Management
BLM Colorado State Office, CO-953
2850 Youngfield Street
Lakewood, Colorado 80125-7093
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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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