qualify for this position, you must meet the following:
(1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in
Federal Service. Examples of qualifying
specialized experience include: Group leader, counselor, or similar work in
public and private recreation programs for adults or children such as summer
camps, local playgrounds, YWCA and YMCA clubs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, urban
community centers, or resort recreational activities. Teacher's aide in
elementary school recreation or physical education program, with emphasis on
development of general recreational skills and abilities. Aid or assistant
assignments in recreation while on active military service. Aid or assistant in
the organization and administration of recreation activities, such as preparing
activities calendars, maintaining attendance records, and providing information
concerning schedules and activities. Summer aid in a State or national park,
with duties related to the recreational activities of visitors to campsites,
trails, picnic areas, nature and raft centers, and boating and fishing areas
(e.g., demonstrating camping techniques and park safety, conducting nature
tours, and overseeing farm animal areas provided for children). Sales or stock
clerk in a recreation supplies and equipment shop. Aid or assistant in the
issuance of authorized property, and in the maintenance of inventory control
and accountability for such property in a recreation facility. Aid or assistant
in a hotel or resort recreation service, with duties such as setting up areas
for games, tournaments, and other organized group recreational activities.
Voluntary participation in community, social service, and similar activities. OR
of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors degree with major study or
at least 24 semester hours in courses related to recreation or physical
education. (Transcript Required - If you do not provide a copy of your
transcript, your application packet will not be processed.) OR
combination of education and specialized experience as described above.
(Transcript Required - If you do not provide a copy of your transcript, your
application packet will not be processed.) AND
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no
person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient
in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written
and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position.
A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours
of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time
actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit
for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and
responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such
You will be rated on the following Knowledge,
Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment
questionnaire for this position. (Narrative responses not required.)
to meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure.
to communicate effectively in person and in writing.
to use a computer.
to communicate effectively in a customer service environment.
to accomplish the organizations business plan.
Requirements and Work Conditions: The
work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as sitting, standing
or walking for prolonged periods of time; frequent bending, reaching, stooping,
and stretching to set up and take apart equipment; and pushing or pulling of
heavy objects. The work may require
specific physical characteristics and abilities, such as above-average
dexterity. Incumbent must be able to
push wheelchair patients on level and inclined ground. Incumbent must be physically able to drive
the station vehicles. The work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate
risks and discomforts that require special safety and health precautions.
more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United
States Office of Personnel Managements website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications. IN DESCRIBING YOUR
EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.
WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your
questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- 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;
- Highly 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;
- Well 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; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.