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 http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp.
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.
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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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.