To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate that you possess either 1) the education or 2) specialized experience described below. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be used to qualify. http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Minimum Qualifications for this position are:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level. Specialized experience is: Oral presentations of historical, scientific, or program information to groups; or developing and/or revising technical, historical, or scientific information for oral presentation to groups. Examples of specialized experience could include Park Guide or tour leader; naturalist; environmental educator or teacher; or other similar work.
Four years of education above high school (120 semester hour or 180 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation, such as in American history, science, and/or public speaking, or that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in such subjects.
IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to show how you satisfy the course/education requirements. If you do not provide TRANSCRIPTS that include your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking, you will be rated ineligible. Your rating will be based solely on the information you submit with your application. (A copy of your official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty, if selected).
An equivalent combination of education and experience. NOTE: Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to 1 year of specialized experience. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described above (50% of the experience requirement), and 3 years of college study from an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education) which included at least 12 semester hours of related coursework as specified above (50% of the related coursework required).
QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as selective factors as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR APPLICATION/RESUME.
(1) JOB INFORMATION: announcement number, and title and grade of the job for which you are applying;
(2) PERSONAL INFORMATION: Full name, mailing address (with ZIP Code) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code); last four of your social security number; country of citizenship; veterans preference; reinstatement eligibility (you must attach SF 50 for proof of your career or career conditional status.); and highest Federal civilian grade held (Also give job series and dates held.)
(3) EDUCATION: High school name, city, state, (zip code if known) and date of diploma or Ged; name and city and state (zip code if known) of colleges and universities attended, with majors, type and year of any degrees received (if no degree, show credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours);
(4) WORK EXPERIENCE: Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid work experience related to the job for which you are applying: (a) job title (include series and grade if Federal job), (b) duties and accomplishments, (c) employer's name and address, (d) supervisor's name and phone number; Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor, (e)starting and ending dates (month and year), (f) salary and (g) hours per week, Failure to include hours will result in your application/resume not being considered and you will be ineligible.
(5) OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Job related training courses (title and year); job related skills (for example; other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed); job related certificates and licenses (current only); and job related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards) give dates but do not send documents unless requested.
Your application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the applicable educational provisions have been met. To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts with your name, school name, credit or semester hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education.
Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For further information on creditable education, visit: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html and http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/internationallusnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
1. You must be U.S. Citizen to be eligible for the position.
2. Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties.
3. Pre-Appointment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration https://www.sss.gov/
4. New employees of the Department of Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay.
5. Probationary Period: Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period or a two-year trial period, depending on the authority under which you are appointed.
6. NPS uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards.
7. Working Evenings, Weekends and Holidays may be required. Some overtime may be required.
8. Selectee will be required to complete a background investigation and be favorably adjudicated, if not already done so, before an entrance on duty date can be set.
9. Position requires employee to be standing and walking for long periods of time. You will be working indoors and outdoors. You must have the ability to walk down 1,076 steps from the Top of the Arch in an emergency situation.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
BASIS OF RATING:
The rater will not make assumptions, guess, or use personal knowledge about your experience or education in the rating process. The rater will use the written information that you provide in your application to verify your responses to the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire. Therefore, you should provide detailed evidence and descriptions of your experience, training, education, awards, hobbies, self-development achievements, pertinent unpaid or volunteer work, and any other aspect of your background as it relates to the position. It is important that you indicate the diversity, level of difficulty, and complexity of your experience.
Method of rating will be Category based.
Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: You will be evaluated based upon the responses you provide on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position. You will be rated based on your responses and assigned a score ranging from 70 to 100 points.
Category Group I (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.
Category Group II (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.
Category Group III (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.
The scores will be used to determine the best qualified candidates who will be referred for selection. Best qualified applications rated with a score of 85 or above, will be referred to the selecting official. Additional names from the well qualified list may be added to the referral list if we do not receive enough best qualified candidates.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following Tasks. Note: Your resume must support your responses to the occupational questions. The occupational questionnaire was developed from these tasks.
- Present formal and informal interpretive programs and services
- Research and prepare interpretive and educational programs
- Compiles visitor use statistics
- Operate a visitor center/information desk
- Presents educational programs