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Job Title:Park Ranger (Protection), GS-0025-05

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:SROC-GLCA-13-790555

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$15.00 to $15.00 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 03, 2012 to Monday, December 17, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0025-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 Hours

DUTY LOCATIONS:

8 vacancies in the following location:
Page, AZ United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Experience your America by building a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. The National Park Service preserves unimpaired, the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

Do you want excitement and challenge in your job?  Become a Park Ranger (Protection) protecting the National Park Service resources.  As a Park Ranger in this position, protecting the resources will be your main focus. You will patrol backcountry areas, protect park resources and visitors, apprehend violators, enforce park rules and regulations, provide emergency services, manage wildlife/human interactions on the roadways or in campgrounds, and encourage visitors to develop a sense of stewardship for park resources.  You will also provide information to visitors about park resources. 

The Seasonal Recruitment Operations Center is currently accepting applications to fill 8 temporary positions at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year. Appointments may be terminated at any time and can be extended if workload and funding allow. Anticipated Entry on Duty:  April 2013

Page, Arizona (Wahweap) is located on the Arizona-Utah border, 135 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona, the nearest larger community. Wahweap Sub-District is located seven miles from Page. Page looks out on beautiful Lake Powell which offers boating, associated water sports recreation and fishing. The surrounding land of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers beautiful red rock country for hiking and backcountry recreational activity. Page is centrally located to many other National Parks, such as the Grand Canyon, Zion, Arches and Canyonlands to name a few. Page offers normal community amenities such as shopping, medical and dental facilities, schools K-12 and college courses available through local Coconino Community College. The area enjoys typical high desert climate with temperatures ranging from 100 in summer to mid-teens in winter with low humidity and sunshine most days of the year. Elevation in Page is 4300 feet above sea level. http://www.pagelakepowelltourism.com/ 

Dangling Rope, Utah is located approximately one hour uplake, via boat, from Wahweap Marina in Page Arizona. This is a totally water based operation located in Utah only accessible by boat. The district also provides protection for Rainbow Bridge National Monument. The Dangling Rope developed area has a marina with fuel, a small grocery and supply store and a housing area for Park Service employees and Park Service concessionaire employees.  Employees use government boats to travel to Wahweap Marina in Page, Arizona for weekends, medical, shopping and other larger community amenities. The area enjoys typical high desert climate with temperatures ranging up to 100+ degree in the summer. Government housing is required and the employee is subject to frequent call-outs during emergency Situations. 

Bullfrog, Utah is a small, remote, in-park community of approximately 300 residents during the summer and about 100 residents in the winter. Amenities include a marina, marina store and gas docks, seasonal lodge and restaurant, gas station/convenience store and garage, and urgent care clinic, and a K-12 school. Teacher/student ratio is 1 teacher per 2-5 students. Full service communities are in Blanding, Utah (90 miles) and Monticello, Utah (115 miles) which has a small hospital and dentists. Major services are available in Cortez, Durango, and Grand Junction, Colorado, or Page, Arizona, all 3 to 5 hours away via all-weather highways. The Bullfrog Sub-District encompasses beautiful red-rock canyon country. Bullfrog is the main access point to Lake Powell in the uplake District and visitation is heavy in the summer. Summer temperatures run to the low 100's and winter temperatures are in the 30's with sunshine most days of the year. Recreation runs the spectrum of outdoor activities with backpacking, canyoneering, skiing (water and snow), boating, whitewater sports, hunting and fishing all within a few hours' drive and some within walking distance of the housing area. This is an active outdoor community and social events are common. This position is required occupancy. For housing information contact Candace Poulson at 928-608-6342.

Hite, UT is a very small community in a scenic and remote area of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  It is part of the Hall’s Crossing District which is the largest district in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  Hite is the area where the Colorado River meets Lake Powell. This is the take out point for river runners rafting Cataract Canyon. There are four year round residents in Hite, with a few seasonal employees during the summer months that work in law enforcement and for the concessionaire. There is a gas station and store, a launch ramp, a visitor center and fire cache, and a campground.  K-12 grade school is in Hanksville, UT, 50 miles north on Highway 95.  This position is a required occupancy position. The employee selected will live in very nice government housing with a fenced in backyard.  The surrounding land of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers beautiful red rock country for hiking and backcountry recreational activity.  Glen Canyon is centrally located to many other National Parks, such as the Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, and Mesa Verde to name a few.   For housing information contact Candace Poulson at 928-608-6342. 

Halls Crossing, Utah is a small, remote in-park community of 80 residents in the summer and about 30 in the winter. Amenities include a small convenience store, gas station, marina, housekeeping trailers and a ferry with connections to Bullfrog,  3 miles across the lake. Across the lake in Bullfrog there is a medical clinic, a seasonal lodge and restaurant and a K-12 school. Teacher/ student ratio is 1 teacher per 2-5 students. All school children are bussed/ boated across the bay to Bullfrog. Full service communities are in Blanding, Utah (90 miles) and Monticello, Utah (115 miles) which has a small hospital and dentist. Major services are available in Grand Junction, Cortez, Durango Colorado or Page Arizona; all are 3 to 5 hours away via all-weather highways. The Bullfrog district encompasses beautiful red-rock canyon country ranging in elevations from 4,000’ to 8,000’ and includes a large segment of Lake Powell and white water portions of the Colorado and San Juan Rivers. Summer temperatures run to the low 100’s and winter temperatures are in the 30’s with sunshine most days of the year. Recreation runs the spectrum of outdoor activities with backpacking, canyoneering, skiing (water and snow), boating, whitewater sports, hunting and fishing all within a few hours’ drive and some within walking distance if the housing area. This is an active outdoor community and social events are common.

This announcement is being advertised under delegated examining procedures and is open to all U.S. citizens.

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a NPS Type II Law Enforcement Commission.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain state issued driver's license.
  • Must pass the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) prior to start date.
  • Pre-employment medical exam and drug testing are required.

DUTIES:

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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer, commissioned by the National Park Service (NPS) with responsibility for performing duties including detection and investigation of violations of Federal criminal laws, apprehension and detention of violators, the protection of life and property, and enforcement of all applicable laws, apprehension and detention of violators, the protection of life and property, and enforcement of all applicable laws, rules, and regulations protecting and ensuring the safe use of NPS resources.  Along with the primary purpose of the position, the incumbent also performs a variety of tasks with the use, management, and park resources designed to supplement permanent park ranger work force.

The incumbent is required to possess a NPS Type II Law Enforcement Commission, and successful completion of an approved Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program or Equivalent.  This recognized law enforcement training is a mandatory prerequisite/selective factor of the incumbent of this position.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Rigorous field work requires above average physical performance, endurance and superior conditioning.  This includes prolonged standing, walking over uneven ground, and recurring bending, reaching, lifting and carrying of items weighing over 50 pounds and shared lifting and carrying of heavier items, and similar strenuous activities requiring agility and dexterity.

Duties often involve working in isolated outdoor environments while exposed to severe weather conditions.   Dangerous persons must be physically confronted, subdued, and apprehended many of whom are known to carry weapons.  There is a high-stress component associated with much of the incumbent's work assignment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Duties require extended periods of outdoor work and exposure to conditions including temperatures well below freezing to in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  Investigations are conducted on foot, in four-wheel drive vehicles, or other forms of conveyance in remote back country settings.  Emergency service and law enforcement work requires entry into hazardous environments, exposure to dangerous persons, animals, and substances, and potential exposure to infectious diseases. Long periods of surveillance work may be required in cramped or unpleasant locations and under unpleasant conditions.  A wide range of personal protective equipment and clothing is required to be used and work, some of which may be uncomfortable, hot or inconvenient to wear. Adherence to specific safety procedures and other precautions is required.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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:  Minimum Age Requirement.

This position has a mandatory requirement that applicants must be at least 21 years of age.  

Selective Placement Factor (Mandatory Screen Out):  Law Enforcement Commission.  

Applicants must meet one or more of the following criteria to be considered for these positions:

  • Current Possession of a valid NPS Type II Law Enforcement Commission.
  • Previous possession (within the past three years) of a NPS Type I or II Law Enforcement Commission.
  • Completion within the past three years of a NPS approved Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP). NOTE:   This is not regular police officer training. Please visit http://www.anpr.org/academies.htm for additional information on schools and academies that offer the training required to be eligible for an NPS Type II Law Enforcement Commission.

  • Current enrollment in NPS approved SLETP. 

Applicants must certify in their supporting documents the possession of at least one of the above criteria.

Selective Placement Factor (Mandatory Screen Out): Driver's License

Possess a current valid state driver's license in good standing. Upon tentative selection, you will be required to submit driver's license information. If you do not meet the requirements of this selective factor, you will be rated ineligible for these positions.

For the GS-05 grade level

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the federal service.   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 could include Park Guide or tour leader; law enforcement or investigative work; archeological or historical preservation research work; forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area; management, assistant, or program specialist work involving the development and implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations; or other similar work.  -OR-  B. A 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with 24 semester hours of related course work.  One year of full time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours. -OR-  C. Equivalent combinations of education and experience.

 

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 http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

Please include in your resume your commission number with expiration date or your anticipated graduation date from an approved NPS Seasonal Law Enforcement Academy. 

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Monday, December 17, 2012

You must submit documentation of how you meet the selective placement factor(s) and/or quality ranking factor(s), as indicated in this vacancy announcement, to be considered qualified for this position.

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. 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.  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. 

Applicants are required to pass the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) prior to entering law enforcement positions.  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.

  • Minimum Age - Prior to appointment, applicants must meet the minimum age requirement of 21 years old
  • Selectee will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties and maintain firearm proficiency.   Therefore, must be free of any domestic violence convictions.
  • This is a drug testing designated position.  The individual selected for this position will be subject to and must pass a drug test prior to entrance on duty.  Incumbent may be subject to random testing.
  • Must wear the National Park Service uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards.
  • May be assigned to work nights, early mornings, rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends.
  • Occasional travel is required.
  • Occupancy in government housing is required for this position.
  • Government housing may be available.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • All federal employees are required to have federal payments (salary) made by direct deposit.
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (visit www.sss.gov)
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:

Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.   In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the online assessment questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click on the following link View Occupational Questionnaire

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform the job: 

  • Criminal Law
  • Use of Force and Self Defense
  • Oral Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Writing

Basis for Rating: Your application will be evaluated and rated using Category Rating Procedures. Candidates will be ranked into 3 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.
Veterans Preference: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the additional proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans

Veterans Preference applies to category rating after candidates are assessed. Preference eligibles who meet the qualification requirements are assessed and placed in the appropriate quality categories. Preference eligibles receive veterans' preference by being listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within the same quality category in which they are placed. No preference points, i.e., 5 or 10 points, are added to the preference eligibles' rating. An agency may not select a non-preference eligible if there is a preference eligible in the same category unless the agency receives approval to pass over the preference eligible in accordance with 5 U.S.C. § 3318.

Preference eligibles who meet the qualification requirements for the position and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). As noted above, an agency may not select a non-preference eligible over a preference eligible in the same category unless the agency receives approval to pass over the preference eligible in accordance with 5 U.S.C. § 3318. 

Your resume and supporting documentation will be verified.   If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your application material, your score will be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully.   Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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Temporary employees are eligible for sick leave and annual leave.   For additional informationplease click here:    benefits



OTHER INFORMATION:

Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Well qualified means that the applicant meets the following: OPM qualification standards for the position; all selective placement factors, where applicable; special qualifying conditions that OPM has approved for the position, where applicable; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and is rated by the organization at least at the well qualified level on all KSAs.

 

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(2) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.   This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.   Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP/ICTAP eligible.

  

For more information on seasonal employment with the National Park Service, visit our websites at: http://www.nps.gov/personnel/seasonal.htm

  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by the National Park Service.
  • Do not submit photographs with your application package.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete application package, which includes ALL of the following:

1.  Your resume 
2.  A complete Assessment Questionnaire 
3.  Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents below)

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 17, 2012 WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.

To begin the application process on-line, click the Apply Online Button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJobs account. Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire. Please be sure to click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously saved or incomplete application you may use the following link: http://applicationmanager.gov/.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page,  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf

If you can not apply online:

1.  Click the following link to view and print the Assessment Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire 
2.  Print the 1203FX form http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf to provide your response to the Assessment Questionnaire. 
3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with your resume and any required supporting documentation to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing detailed relevant experience, to include month, year and hours worked per week.   
  • Response to Assessment Questionnaire. 
  • Copy of college transcripts or college course list, if qualifying based on education. 
  • Legible copy of DD-214 showing character of discharge, SF-15 and VA Letter, if applicable. 
  • Selective Placement Factor(s) Certifications, such as copy of LE Commission, EMT certification, First Responder certification, etc., if applicable. 
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

SROC Hiring
Phone: (877)554-4550
Email: SROCHIRING@NPS.GOV
Agency Information:
Seasonal Recruitment Operations Center
Please do not mail hard copy documents
Harpers Ferry , WV
25425
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct a quality review of your qualifications based on your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire and your supporting documentation submitted.  Based on the applicants score and this quality review, applicants will be placed in the appropriate category.  The Best Qualified candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified when a referral has been made and what the final outcome is.  We expect to make a selection within 60 working days of the closing date of this announcement. Applicants should monitor their USAJOBS and/or Application Manager account for the most up-to-date information.
 


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Job Announcement Number:

SROC-GLCA-13-790555

Control Number:

331880200