Applicants must meet the education or experience requirements listed below:
1 year of education above high school with 6 semester hours of related course work. Related course work is course work in natural resource management, natural sciences, earth science, 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.
3 months of specialized experience and 6 months of general experience. General experience is defined as experience in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work that provided a familiarity with natural or cultural history; fish or wildlife habitat characteristics; techniques of resource protection and use; recreational use of public lands and facilities; enforcement of laws, rules, or regulations; fire prevention techniques and fire suppression method; or the practice of interpersonal relations skills in dealing with the general public. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical or trades and crafts work is also qualifying if pertinent to the position to be filled. Experience of a routine nature, such as typing, filing, maintaining records or other non-specialized tasks is not qualifying.
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, including any applicable selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. Applicants determined best-qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.
Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.
Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) through their resumes and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods of interpretation, environmental education, recreation management and visitor services while preserving and protecting the natural resources.
2. Skill in oral and written communications sufficient to professionally represent the employer in contacts with the public, and to make technical and/or interpretive presentations to diverse audiences.
3. Ability to work both independently and as a team member, coordinating work efforts with others in an effort to achieve resource management and visitor services objectives.
4. Ability to handle groups and deal with a variety of situations including emergency situations, coordinating with appropriate park staff members.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration. To preview questions please click here.