1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at "well qualified" or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.
3. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.
4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued drivers license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued drivers license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid drivers licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State drivers license.
If you are selected for Federal employment, you will be required to fill out a Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306, prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on your application may be grounds for not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work. Also, you may be punished by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001).
Have you been employed by the Department of Interior as a temporary employee within the last two years? If yes, please provide the following information for each temporary position you may have held: Start Date, Ending Date, and Employing Agency Name, address, phone number and position title.
A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Position is subject to shift rotation, early morning, night, holiday and/or weekend work.
Overtime may be required.
Work is performed outdoors, often under adverse weather conditions.
Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking over rough and uneven terrain, standing, working in cramped positions and climbing. Work requires lifting and moving heavy items.
Employment may be extended or terminated at any time due to fluctuations in funding levels, project needs, employee performance, or other considerations.
This position provides for rehire eligibility on the conditions that the selectee(s) serve at least 31 consecutive calendar days and receive a fully successful (or better) final performance evaluation. Rehire eligibility is limited to the same position or another position appropriate for temporary appointment in this park with the same duties and grade. Rehire eligibility is neither a right nor guarantee of a job offer. Consideration of rehire eligible candidates is one of several options available to selecting officials when filling temporary positions.
Work requires hiking in a mountainous area (elevations above 11,000 feet) over a rough and uneven terrain with backpack/tools up to several miles in a day.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present a uniquely challenging work environment. These parks represent an extraordinary continuum of ecosystems (93% designated wilderness) arrayed along the greatest vertical relief (1,370 to 14,495 feet elevation) of any protected area in the lower 48 states. They are the highest, most rugged portion of the High Sierra Mountains. As such, this position requires experience utilizing wilderness travel skills. Selectee(s) must be able to hike by foot in the backcountry at high altitude for extended periods of time while carrying backpacks, tools and supplies of at least 50 lbs, and be able to camp for several days at a time.
Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park are jointly administered by one Superintendent and administrative staff with headquarters located at Ash Mountain, Sequoia National Park. Within the administrative jurisdiction of these Parks lie the heart of the rugged Sierra Nevada encompassing over 1,300 square miles of spectacular granite mountains, deep canyons and magnificent forests.
The position work location is Ash Mountain, the park headquarters, and is approximately 6 miles from Three Rivers. The elevation is 1,700 feet. Snow is seldom encountered at this elevation as the spring, fall, and winter seasons are generally mild. Summers are hot and occasionally humid. A majority of the work of this position will take place in the back country of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Please note: The Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of California may pose human health problems due to air pollution. If you need detailed information on air pollution in this area, please contact the Parks Air Resources Specialist at (559) 565-3777.