You must meet the following to be found qualified: GS-2 Recreation Aid - 3 months of general work experience; OR High school graduation or equivalent. GS-3 Recreation Aid - 6 months of general work experience; OR Successful completion of one year (45 quarter or 30 semester hours) of study above high school; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience. GS-4 Recreation Assistant - 6 months of general and 6 months of specialized work experience. Examples of specialized experience may include assisting in gathering, recording, and compiling a few types of recreation/ statistical data and information; and conducting recurring patrols of designated low-use recreational areas; OR Successful completion of two years (90 quarter or 60 semester hours) of study above high school that included at least 12 semester hours of courses related to recreation (e.g., basic psychology, group dynamics, physical education arts and crafts, etc.); OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience. GS-5 Recreation Assistant - one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS- 4 level. Examples of specialized experience may include assisting in review of potential recreation sites and determining extent of development of recreation area; performing educational and information public contacts with recreation users; and answering questions which relate largely to general situations (e.g., location of campgrounds, geographic direction use restrictions, camp regulations and established boundaries); OR Successful completion of a four year (180 quarter or 120 semester hours) course of study leading, to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in courses related to recreation or physical education; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience. GS-6 Recreation Assistant - one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS- 5 level. Examples of specialized experience may include conducting and/or assisting in recreation resource inventories of sites and areas having recreational value; assisting in the signing of public lands such as off-road-vehicle or wilderness signing; recording visitor related incidents; and planning and initiating recreation maintenance and management projects; OR One-half year (13.5 quarter or 9 semester hours) of graduate education directly related to the work of the position; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience. GS-7 Recreation Assistant - one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-6 level. Examples of specialized experience may include compiling data from inventories to be used in program planning; preparing or inputting detailed maps and/or overlays on inventory results; meeting with recreational site visitors to point out areas of interest, to advise of the areas recreational availabilities and restrictions, and/or to illicit public concerns and user needs; OR One year (27 quarter or 18 semester hours) of graduate education directly related to the work of the position; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience. Examples of specialized work: Work as a river ranger/park ranger, aid, river guide or assistant dealing with river recreation programs. Experience working with river permit systems, Special Recreation Permits (SRP's), commercial river outfitters, private boaters, both motorized and non-motorized boaters. Work experience that includes maintenance, public information, interpretive, customer service and education programs in regards to river recreation programs; and experience leading river trips for a group of people overseeing safety, food, and equipment and logistics. Have at least 3 years of class III+ white water boating (non-motorized) experience using rafts and or driftboats. Group leader, counselor, or similar work in public and private recreation programs for adults or children such as summer camps, local playgrounds, YWCA and YMCA clubs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, urban community centers, or resort recreational activities; teacher's aid in elementary school recreation or physical education program, with emphasis on development of general recreational skills and abilities. Aid or assistant assignments in recreation while on active military service. Aid or assistant in the organization and administration of recreation activities, such as preparing activities calendars, maintaining attendance records, and providing information concerning schedules and activities. Summer aid in a State or national park, with duties related to the recreational activities of visitors to campsites, trails, picnic areas, nature and raft centers, and boating and fishing areas (e.g., demonstrating camping techniques and park safety, conducting nature tours, and overseeing farm animal areas provided for children). Sales or stock clerk in a recreation supplies and equipment shop; aid or assistant in the issuance of authorized property and in the maintenance of inventory control and accountability for such property in a recreation facility; or an aid or assistant in a hotel or resort recreation service, with duties such as setting up areas for games, tournaments, and other organized group recreational activities.
At the Merlin, Oregon location the nature of the duties performed require access to recreation sites on the Rogue River by raft. At the Maupin, Oregon location the nature of the duties performed require access to recreation sites on the Deschutes River by raft. Applicants for these locations need to have the physical ability for and the experience using rafts and/or drift boats (non-motorized) on class III+ white water rapids, or have the ability to be certified to do so based on technical expertise.
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: Any type of work that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided familiarity with the subject matter or broad subject area of recreation.
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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