Conditions of Employment:
This position serves as a Dispatcher within the Shenandoah National Park Communications Center and supports the Emergency Incident Coordination Center (EICC), which is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week operation.
Work is mostly sedentary with occasional outside activities which may require walking and climbing. The selecteee must occasionally work extended shifts. Work is frequently performed under intense stress. Duty shifts include evenings, nights, weekends and Federal holidays.
Required to serve a probationary period.
Drug testing designated position.
This is a mixed tour position. Incumbents will normally work full time (40 hours per week) May through December and part-time (up to 32 hours per week) January through April. Extensions of full or part time work schedules are based on operational needs.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid by the Department based on applicant's eligibility.
Government housing is not available.
A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Prior to appointment to the position, you will be subject to a Special Agreement Check (SAC). A favorably adjudicated, more detailed ANACI investigation (Access National Agency Check and Inquires), is also a condition of employment for this position.
All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit.
Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your SSN is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks and others who may know you. Failure to provide your SSN on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.
If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment or other disciplinary action.
If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To receive selection priority for this position, Displaced Federal Service employees must be rated 'well-qualified' or at a score of 85 or above for CTAP/ICTAP consideration. To be considered well-qualified for this purpose, you must clearly meet all qualification requirements specified for this position including any selective factors, and must also clearly meet the fully satisfactory or equivalent level for each of the rating factors (knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies) required for this position as specified above. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 33.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. For information on how to apply as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/59, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/
Veterans Preference: If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a legible copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy) that shows honorable discharge; or official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g. documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit a Standard Form SF-15, Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, and the additional proof/documents required by that form. Applications lacking a DD-214 and/or associated SF-15 documentation will not receive veteran's preference. For more information about eligibility for Veteran's Preference please visit http://www.FEDShireVets.gov
EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps
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. Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on your application may be grounds for not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work. Falsification of documents may be punishable by fine and/or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001).