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Job Title:Supervisory Park Ranger

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Job Announcement Number:R4-13-810520-NM-DEU

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$59,987.00 to $71,901.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, December 18, 2012 to Wednesday, January 02, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Folkston, GA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


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PCS/moving benefits and all discretionary benefits are authorized, to include house-hunting trip, temporary quarters, and contract for home sale if needed.

The mission of the Fish and Wildlife Service is to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing enjoyment of people.  The National Wildlife Refuge system exists to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resource and their habitats within the U.S. for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

This vacancy is located in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Folkston, GA. 

NOTE: This position is also being advertised under Merit Promotion procedures and is also open to Status Candidates. To be considered under Merit Promotion procedures, you must submit a separate application and supplemental documentation to vacancy announcement number R4-13-809603-NM-MP


All application materials and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement (including Veterans Preference documentation).  


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background Investigation Required


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  • Develops, manages and maintains a high quality and balanced visitor services program
  • Provides for and manages secondary wildlife-dependent recreation
  • Provides technical and administrative supervision for subordinate staff
  • Serves as the refuge's primary media contact
  • Develops and manages the refuge's visitor services budget
  • Develops and manages partnerships with community organizations and corporations


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By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the minimum qualification requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook and as identified in this announcement below.  This handbook can be viewed at


Basic Requirements for this position:


A. At least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower graded level (comparable to GS-9) in the Federal government that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience may include: assist with managing a visitor services program; administering a volunteer program; developing partnerships with Federal and state agencies, and private and community organizations; communicate orally and in writing with a variety of audiences and public groups using various communications media.


B. Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, museum sciences, business administrations, public administration, behavioral sciences, sociology, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources.


C. An equivalent combination of professional experience and graduate level education beyond the first 2 years which together equals 100% of the requirements.


A. At least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower graded level (comparable to GS-11) in the Federal government that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience may include: Managing a visitor services program; administering a volunteer program; developing and managing partnerships with Federal and state agencies, and private and community organizations; communicating orally and in writing with a variety of audiences and public groups using various communications media.

Transcripts:  You must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial photocopy) to document your educational accomplishments.  Failure to submit this documentation by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration.  Official transcripts will be required if you are selected to fill the position.  College transcripts are still required if you currently occupy or previously occupied the series for which you are applying. 

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.

To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Occupational Questionnaire

Time in grade restrictions apply to the qualification requirements for this position for Federal employees.  Your application must clearly provide evidence that you have served (1) year at the next lower grade level by the closing date of this announcement.

The employee selected will be required to work a non-standard tour of duty that may include weekends, holidays, and night shifts.


The employee will be frequently required to travel from assigned duty station to various areas inside and outside jurisdictional boundaries of the Region.


This is a supervisory position. Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a probationary period of one year.


The selectee will be required to file an OGE Form, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.


The incumbent will be required to obtain and wear an official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform.


Incumbent must be able to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle. A valid state driver's license is required for the following reason:

   This refuge is 650 square miles in size.  The incumbent will be required to visit two other entrances as well as a satellite refuge

   we manage on a weekly and monthly basis to administer concession contracts, attend meetings, conduct programs as well as meet

   and greet visitors, other refuge employees, dignitaries, and other VIPs.  Each entrance is 30-70 miles apart.  


Incumbent will be required to operate small boats for the following reason(s):

   The refuge is charged with maintenance responsibilities that include boat patrols, trail cutting and trimming, signing and conducting

   interpretive tours along 120 miles of watercraft trails.  Motors less than 10HP are required by the Wilderness Legislation passed for

   Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, but the incumbent may be required to operate boats up to 25HP and airboats.        


PCS/moving benefits and all discretionary benefits are authorized, to include house-hunting trip, temporary quarters, and contract for home sale if needed.


Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): 



1.   Knowledge of conservation and natural resource management principles and practices.

2.   Knowledge in consensus building, collaboration, facilitation, and problem solving.

3.   Ability to recruit, train, and motivate employees and volunteers.

4.   Ability to orally communicate both clearly and effectively.

5.   Ability to communicate in writing both clearly and effectively.



NOTE: You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verifications.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability.  If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your application, or your application is incomplete, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience or you may be considered ineligible.


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.


1. 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 proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see


2. If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified for the position and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) 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 or ICTAP eligible.  For more information on CTAP/ICTAP see


3. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, January 02, 2013


There are two methods to apply on-line:


Method 1:  Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 


Method 1 is recommended for those who may be interested in applying for multiple vacancy announcements and those who need assistance in preparing a resume.


Method 2: This method will allow you to bypass the USAJOBS user log in and resume builder feature to go directly to the online occupational questionnaire and then upload your resume from your personal word processing file. Click this link to complete the occupational questionnaire for this position.


Method 2 is recommended for those who already have a resume available in a personal word processing file.


Note: To return to a previously saved or incomplete application you may use the following link:


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 810520

Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:


1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire , and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


DO NOT SEND any application material(s) by U.S. mail or electronic mail.  If you are unable to apply using one of the described methods, contact the HR Office Representative listed on this announcement at least one-full workday prior to the closing date for further assistance.


1.     Resume

2.     Completed Assessment Questionnaire

3.     Transcripts (if applicable)

4.     Veteran's documentation (if applicable)


Submitting Documents


If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.


Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager, or you may click this link   to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.  


·   Include the Vacancy Identification Number                  810520

·   Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.

·   You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.

·   Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144


Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed.

The following will prevent your documents from being processed: 


·   Not using the special cover page mentioned above.

·   Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number

·   Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name


NOTE: Uploading your documents is the most efficient way to apply and will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.


Christina N. Martinez
Phone: (505)248-6861
Agency Information:
US Fish and Wildlife Service Georgia
Division of Human Resources
500 Gold Ave SW Rm 5222
Albuquerque, NM


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of the status of your application.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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