You must meet the following to be found qualified: GS-3 Park Ranger - 6 months of general work experience, and 3 months of specialized experience. Examples of specialized experience may include assisting in visitor center answering calls from callers pertaining to general park information that may require assistance from supervisor or other staff; OR Successful completion of one year (45 quarter or 30 semester hours) of education, above high school that included at least 6 semester hours of related course work; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience. GS-4 Park Ranger - 6 months of general and 6 months of specialized work experience. Examples of specialized experience may include working at a visitor center information desk answering visitor questions that are routine and repetitive pertaining to geographical location of campgrounds, picnic areas, boating areas and other recreational areas; serving as a lookout to detect and report fires, status of fires, and suspicious smoke; and answering visitor's questions at an entrance station and explaining regulations covering common park use situations, such as campground reservations and rules, collection of fees and selling of permits; OR Successful completion of two years (90 quarter or 60 semester hours) of education above high school which included 12 semester hours of related course work; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience. GS-5 Park Ranger - One year of specialized work experience equivalent to at least GS-4 level. Examples of specialized experience may include collecting and recording information on items such as water quality and sediment samples, vegetation, exotic plant infestation, wildlife and fish populations, and erosion control and site rehabilitation problems; conducting a radio dispatch operation, providing communication service for operational activities in areas such as emergency assistance, law enforcement, and firefighting support; and conducting scheduled and special patrols of land and water areas; OR Successful completion of four year (180 quarter or 120 semester hours) course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree, which included 24 semester hours of related course work; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience. GS-6 Park Ranger - One year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-5. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: 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; and 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 6 months of graduate education related to the occupation (i.e. related course work); OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience. GS-7 Park Ranger - One year of specialized work experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level. Examples of specialized experience may include planning day-to-day operation of a recreation area providing such facilities as camping, water sports, or picnic areas; performing road traffic boundary and/or hunting patrol; and patrolling lake area to ensure compliance with regulatory, and administrative requirements; OR Successful completion of one full academic year (45 quarter or 30 semester hours) of graduate education related to the occupation (i.e. related course work) or superior academic achievement; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience. NOTE: Applicants for Medford and Merlin, Oregon must report to work having the ability to operate OHVs safely.
Educational Requirement: Related coursework for this position is coursework in the amount as specified at each grade level below, that includes Major study in 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. You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
Candidates must meet all qualification requirements as identified in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook. For information on qualification requirements please click here Qualifications. You must show that you possess the specialized experience and/or education as described in the job specific questions for this position. Where only a portion of your work experience would be creditable for this position, please provide the percentage of time that you spent on the specialized duties listed. General Experience: Experience in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work that provided a familiarity with natural or cultural history; fish or wildlife habitat characteristics; techniques of resource protection and use; recreational use of public lands and facilities; enforcement of laws, rules, or regulations; fire prevention techniques and fire suppression methods; or the practice interpersonal relations skills in dealing with the general public.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. You will be rated on your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position.
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