Applicants must meet the approved qualification standards for GS-025 Park Ranger or the GS-0340 Program Manager as stated in the Office of Personnel Management's Qualification Standards Handbook. Qualifications are as follows:
GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level.
Specialized experience is experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. Experience may have been technical, administrative, or scientific work, fish and wildlife management, recreation management, law enforcement, or other park-related work. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following:
Qualifying experience in the 0025 Park Ranger Series: Experience managing or providing substantive specialized services in park or similar public land unit programs, such as a superintendent, division chief or senior specialist in natural and/or cultural resource management, recreation management, interpretation, law enforcement involving the protection of natural and cultural resources, administration, maintenance, or other related work that demonstrates the ability to manage park programs.
Qualifying experience in the 0340 Program Management Series: Management experience as indicated by authority for and experience in planning and implementing operations or programs; directing the work of others; solving and making decisions on complex problems; managing fiscal and human resources; strategic thinking and innovation, and public relations for a complex program or programs.
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.
Education is not creditable at the GS-13 grade level.
Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island may compete for civil service jobs. Proof of citizenship will be required at time of appointment.
A tentative selectee must undergo a background investigation and favorable results must be received by the National Park Service prior to establishment of an entrance-on-duty date.
You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Upon entry on duty, you will be required to: a) submit a photocopy of your valid state-issued drivers license; and b) sign a self-certification that your drivers license is current and valid. You may also be required to submit, at your own expense, (within a state-sealed envelope or submitted directly by the state authorities) certified driving records from all states disclosing all valid drivers licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Failure to provide proof of a valid drivers license may be grounds for termination.
National Park Service (NPS) uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform.
You may be required to serve a probationary period of one year.
SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD: A probationary period will be imposed on any selectee who has not previously served in a supervisory or managerial position. Failure to successfully complete such a probationary period can result in return to employee's former position or a position of no lower grade and pay than the employee left to accept the supervisory or managerial position.
The incumbent of this position is required to complete and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 Form, within 30 days of entering this position and is also required to complete the OGE-450 on an annual basis.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Ratings will be based on responses to the occupational questions in this document. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your score. This score is used to determine the best qualified group of applicants: those who are highly proficient in most of the major aspects of the position. Those verified to be in the best qualified group will be placed on the certificate of names alphabetically without their score. To receive credit, information submitted in your Online Occupational Questionnaire MUST relate to a specific work/experience block in your resume/application. Your answers to the Online Occupational Questionnaire must be documented in your resume/application. Only experience acquired by the filing deadline will be considered.
Please note: If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
Your rating will be based on your proficiency in the following competencies:
Ability to apply the principles and practices of resource management
Internal management and accountability
Ability to establish and foster effective partnerships in resource protection and management
Ability to effectively lead people.
EVALUATION OF EXPERIENCE: Please include ALL applicable work experience that relates to the position for which you are applying. You must include months, years, and hours per week to receive credit for your work experience. You may use additional sheets to describe 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 indicates hours per week varies. List exact hours per week on each job experience block you list.