Specialized Experience Requirements
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience are having worked in a park or historical setting, meeting with the public or school groups to provide information, and conduct tours to explain the importance of the site’s historical and/or natural heritage. Work in a gift shop, interpretive center, or other facility collecting fees. Taking part in living history performances, or providing training to other staff and/or volunteers. Assist with the development of brochures, newsletters, news articles, and correspondence. Assist with developing and presenting interpretive and educational programs to school groups, the general public, or other organizations.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
For GS-05 one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-04 in the federal service OR four years of education above high leading to a bachelor's degree, or a bachelor's degree.
For GS-06 one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-05 in the federal service.
For GS-07 one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-06 in the federal service.
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. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
1) Practical knowledge of standard interpretive principles, concepts, and methods, and ability to apply this knowledge to development of interpretive programs.
2) Practical knowledge of training methods and ability to train seasonal employees and volunteers.
3) Ability to gather data and apply findings to develop concise reports and presentations. To preview questions please click here.