To qualify, you must meet the requirements listed below.
Specialized Experience and/or Education: You must have certain higher level education or specialized experience to qualify for the GL-09 grade level of this position. This qualifying education and/or experience can be met through any of the following:
You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GL-07 level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience could include experience in performing law enforcement duties for protection, conservation, use and management of natural and/or cultural resources in the park areas or similar operations which involve the application of law enforcement authorities and procedures to protect visitors and resources.
You must have at least two years of progressively higher level graduate level study, a masters, or equivalent graduate degree in directly-related fields such as 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. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled. OR
You must have an equivalent combination of education and experience. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described in A above (50% of the experience requirement), and one year (18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours) of directly-related graduate level college study in an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education).
SCREEN OUT- Besides meeting the above requirement you must meet the requirements below also.
Law Enforcement Commission- You must meet A or B below.
A. Currently hold, or have previously held, within the past three years, a National Park Service Level I or Level II Law Enforcement Commission issued by the National Park Service Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA. (You must indicate your commission number and date, location and date of your last 40-hour refresher training, and date of your last established proficiency in the use of firearms in your resume).
B. Enrolled or currently attending the National Park Service Law Enforcement Training Program. (You must indicate your expected completion date in your resume).
Age entry requirement- You must meet A, B or C below. This is a COVERED primary law enforcement position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S. C. 8336(c) (CSRS) and 8412(d) (FERS). Applicants for this position must be at least 21 years of age, AND have not reached their 37th birthday prior to the closing date of this announcement.
A. I am at least 21 years of age and will not have reached my 37th birthday prior to the closing date of this announcement.
B. I am a current or former Federal employee who is over 36 years of age; however, I have prior covered and creditable service in fire fighter or law enforcement covered (6c) position, that when subtracted from my chronological age, puts my MEA below 37.
C. I am a veteran who is eligible for veterans preference ("preference eligible"), you may be eligible for a waiver of the maximum entry age for this position if you are otherwise qualified and meet medical and fitness requirements. If you are claiming veterans preference, you must submit proof of your veterans' preference. Please be advised that if you do not submit this required documentation of your service, you will not be eligible for consideration of this limited waiver of the maximum entry age.
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 http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
Applicants must meet the experience and/or education requirements, qualifications, and any selective placement factors specified in the announcement by the closing date, Friday, February 15, 2013.
Unless previously served, you must complete a one year probationary period.
This position requires wearing the National Park Service uniform. All employees are required to wear the uniform in accordance with guidelines, maintain personal appearance standards, and ensure proper conduct while in uniform. A uniform allowance is provided.
You must have a current valid drivers license.
Travel may be required, up to 5 days a month.
PEB: The duties of this position require arduous physical exertion involving walking, running, lifting, standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. The Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) is a fitness test consisting of five different components: 1) agility run measures the ability to get up from the ground and sprint while changing directions; 2) bench press measures the upper body strength for one repetition; 3) 1.5 mile run measures cardio/respiratory fitness; 4) sit and reach measures the flexibility in the lower back, legs and shoulders; and 5) body composition measures the body fat. Prior to appointment, applicants will be tested in all five components, but only the agility run, bench press and 1.5 mile run will be measured for a passing score in the 25th percentile (age and gender adjusted) of these components. These procedures will ensure that law enforcement officers are capable of performing strenuous physical training and law enforcement duties. Applicants shall be disqualified for appointment if they fail to meet any physical requirements. Probationary or seasonal employment is subject to termination for failure to meet the 25th percentile in each of the identified components being measured.
You will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties and must maintain firearm proficiency. You must be proficient in the use of firearms and in self-defense techniques and may be required to defend self and others against physical attack. If selected for this position, you will be required to qualify with and use firearms and other weapons as part of assigned duties and to maintain such qualifications. Applicants are ineligible for this position if at ANY time they have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside or the applicant received a pardon.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: This position is designated as critical-sensitive. A background security investigation is required. If the selected person does not have a current, appropriate level background investigation, one will have to be completed. Appointment will be contingent upon the successful completion of the background investigation with a favorable adjudication.
This position is required to have a suitability and credit check. A release to obtain a credit report must be authorized by the selectee.
DRUG TESTING: In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected for this position are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
Law enforcement duties require considerable strenuous physical exertion; e.g., long periods of standing, crawling, walking and running over rough, uneven, rocky surfaces and through wooded or brush areas. Duties are performed both day and night, requiring immediate response from a sedentary activity to an extremely arduous activity. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants and incumbents may perform the duties satisfactorily. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant or incumbent to be a hazard to herself/himself or another is disqualifying. The presence of physical conditions that would be aggravated by the environmental conditions of these positions will ordinarily disqualify an applicant or incumbent. An offer of employment will be withdrawn if the person tentatively selected cannot pass the physical examination.
Prior to appointment, the person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your rating will be based on your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following competencies that are required to perform the work of this position.
KSA-1 Ability to perform law enforcement activities and investigations.
KSA-2 Ability to perform emergency medical response duties and conduct search and rescue operations.
KSA-3 Ability to perform work in a wilderness setting, and perform natural and cultural resource, and backcountry management.
KSA-4 Ability to communicate effectively/Interpersonal skills.
Please Note: All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If your work history, competencies, and/or your supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you will not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the competencies. A panel may be used to review your application.
Basis for Rating: Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:
Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position.
Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veteran's Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.
ICTAP/CTAP: The CTAP/ICTAP is a federal program that gives priority selection rights to federal employees in the local commuting area who have lost their positions, been given notice that they will be separated due to reductions in force, or who are unable to return to their position due to a job related injury. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection, and earn a final score on the job examination questions of 90.0 or higher. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location; 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. 8837(h) or 8456.