To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate that you possess either the specialized experience or the education as described below. Equivalent combinations of experience and education may also be used to qualify.
Quality Ranking Factor - Emergency Responder - I am certified as a First Responder, EMT-B, paramedic, or park medic.
For the GS-05 grade level
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying specialized experience for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: park guide or tour leader, work in a park, recreation or conservation area, environmental education, history and/or cultural resources education, and natural sciences education. Work will include independent research and presentation. -OR- B. A 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with 24 semester hours of related course work. One year of full time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours. -OR- C. Equivalent combinations of education and experience.
Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. In order to receive credit for experience your resume must clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the number of hours worked per week.
Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook is available for review at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) a list with all your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archaeology, 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.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
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/
All qualifications must
be met by the closing date of this announcement, Thursday, February 28, 2013
must submit documentation of how you meet the selective placement factor(s)
and/or quality ranking factor(s), as indicated in this vacancy announcement, to
be considered qualified for this position.
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 driver's 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 driver's 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 driver's licenses, whether current or past,
possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess
a valid State driver's license.
- Must wear the National Park Service uniform and comply
with National Park Service uniform standards.
- May be assigned to work nights, early mornings,
rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends.
- Occasional travel may be required.
- Government housing may be available.
- Overtime is required.
- All federal employees are required to have federal
payments (salary) made by direct deposit.
- Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or
exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/)
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 for firing you after
you begin work. Also, you may be punished by fine or imprisonment (U.S.
Code, Title 18, section 1001).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once you complete and submit your application
package, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to
ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. In addition,
we will evaluate your responses to the online assessment questionnaire to
measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the
position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click on the following link View Occupational Questionnaire
The assessment questionnaire is designed to
measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully
perform the job:
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
- Interpretation/Visitor Education
- Informal Visitor Contacts/Customer Service
- Facility Operation
- Technology Application
Basis for Rating: Your application will be evaluated and rated using
Category Rating Procedures. 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: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and
you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your
DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans'
preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point
Veterans' Preference" plus the additional proof required by that form. For
more information on veterans' preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.
Veterans Preference applies to category rating
after candidates are assessed. Preference eligibles who meet the qualification
requirements are assessed and placed in the appropriate quality categories.
Preference eligibles receive veterans' preference by being listed ahead of
non-preference eligibles within the same quality category in which they are
placed. No preference points, i.e., 5 or 10 points, are added to the preference
eligibles' rating. An agency may not select a non-preference eligible if there is
a preference eligible in the same category unless the agency receives approval
to pass over the preference eligible in accordance with 5 U.S.C. § 3318.
Preference eligibles who meet the
qualification requirements for the position and who have a compensable
service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the
highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional
positions at the GS-9 level or higher). As noted above, an agency may not
select a non-preference eligible over a preference eligible in the same
category unless the agency receives approval to pass over the preference
eligible in accordance with 5 U.S.C. § 3318.
Your resume and supporting documentation will
be verified. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by
your application material, your score will be adjusted and/or you may be
excluded from consideration for this job. Please follow all instructions
carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or
consideration for employment.