To meet the minimum requirements for the GS-5 level, you must have one of the following:
A. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or possess a bachelor's degree with major study or 24 semester hours in natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management of natural and cultural resources.
B. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 Federal grade level performing the duties of a Park Ranger (Visitor Services). Examples of specialized experience include conducting environmental education, interpretive talks or; assisting with managing wildlife dependent recreation activities such as hunting, observation, or photography; and developing or revision of interpretive materials such as guidebooks, brochures, flyers, etc.
C. An equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. 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. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: Best Qualified, Well Qualified and Qualified. Applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or competencies:
· Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of visitor services management in order to develop and present interpretive, environmental education and wildlife oriented recreation activities.
· Ability to communicate in writing to convey effective messages to the public.
· Ability to communicate orally on natural resource and science based curriculum and information to diverse audiences of varied backgrounds and age levels.
Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans preference points or apply the rule of three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).