All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.
For GS-12 Level:
Must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: managing a law enforcement program including the protection, conservation, use, and management of natural and/or cultural resources in park areas or similar operations, which involved the application of law enforcement authorities and procedures to protect visitors and resources; management or program specialist work involving the development and/or implementation of policy related to law enforcement and visitor protection in park areas or similar operations; or other similar work. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of at least the GS-11 grade level in the federal service.
QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as the selective factors as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below.
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. This requires applicants who have held a GS position at any time within the past 52 weeks to have served at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for this occupation.
1. You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
2. This is a supervisory position. Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period of one year.
3. Must possess or be able to obtain a Level I Law Enforcement Commission.
4. This position has been approved for coverage as a "SECONDARY-ADMINISTRATIVE" Law Enforcement position under the special retirement program for firefighters and law enforcement officers of 5 U.S.C.8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS). PLEASE NOTE: Applicants may meet position qualification requirements, but not meet special retirement coverage eligibility. If such an applicant is selected, he/she will be placed in the regular retirement code. Under CSRS to be eligible for Secondary retirement coverage, an employee must transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary rigorous position to a secondary position. Under FERS to be eligible for Secondary retirement coverage and employee: while covered under the retirement provision moves directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position: AND complete 3 years of service in a primary rigorous position including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld: AND must be continuously employed in a secondary position or positions since moving from a primary rigorous position. Except a break in employment in a secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause).
In addition, for positions covered under 6(c) as secondary-administrative, management has certified that a MANDATORY PREREQUISITE exists -- prior experience in a primary law enforcement position or equivalent experience outside the Federal Government, is a mandatory prerequisite.
5. In accordance with Executive Order 12564 and Department of Interior guidelines, applicants selected for this position are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test prior to appointment. In addition, this position is a drug testing designated position subject to random testing for illegal drug use throughout the tenure of this appointment.
6. Must pass a pre-employment medical test. Prior to appointment, the person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties and pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician. The agency will pay for this examination.
7. The duties of this position require arduous physical exertion involving walking, running, lifting, standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. The Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) is a fitness test consisting of five different components: 1) agility run measures the ability to get up from the ground and sprint while changing directions; 2) bench press measures the upper body strength for one repetition; 3) 1.5 mile run measures cardio/respiratory fitness; 4) sit and reach measures the flexibility in the lower back, legs and shoulders; and 5) body composition measures the body fat. Prior to appointment, applicants will be tested in all five components, but only the agility run, bench press and 1.5 mile run will be measured for a passing score in the 25th percentile (age and gender adjusted) of these components. These procedures will ensure that law enforcement officers are capable of performing strenuous physical training and law enforcement duties. Applicants shall be disqualified for appointment if they fail to meet any physical requirements. Probationary or seasonal employment is subject to termination for failure to meet the 25th percentile in each of the identified components being measured.
8. 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. A valid State driver's license is required. As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit a completed GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. If you are tentatively selected for employment in this position, you will be required to complete GSA Form 3607 and submit the above State issued documents. Your employment, after your tentative selection, will be contingent upon receipt of these documents in a timely manner and that those documents establish, to the satisfaction of the selecting official, that you possess a valid driver's license.
9. Must wear the National Park Service uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards including PPE (body armor) and law enforcement equipment. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform.
10. May be assigned to work nights, early mornings, rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends.
11. Must be at least 21 years old.
12. Must be free of any domestic violence convictions. If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, it is a felony for you to possess any firearm or ammunition. As a condition of employment, you are required to carry weapons and ammunition as a part of your official duties. Therefore, an individual with a conviction of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence will not be eligible for this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs)/competencies required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully.
Please Note: All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. Upon review, if it is determined that your work history, KSAs/competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified or your score may be modified. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the KSAs/competencies.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).
- Ability to manage a diverse visitor and resource protection program in a park or similar organization.
- Ability to supervise a visitor and resource protection staff in a park or similar setting.
- Ability to plan and maintain partnerships and agreements involving the community and other organizations such as tribal nations, community groups, government agencies and other park partners.
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".