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Job Title:Supervisory Park Ranger (P)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:SEKI 870553

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 to Sunday, May 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0025-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Agency Employees Only

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Kings Canyon National Park, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Agency Employees Only

JOB SUMMARY:

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service.

This announcement is open to current Career and Career Conditional employees of the National Park Service (NPS) ONLY, and you MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 to show eligibility. 

Relocation/Recruitment incentive MAY be authorized upon review and approval of management. 

All information provided by candidates will be verified. If a candidate asks on her/his application documents that her/his current supervisor not be contacted, they must provide alternative references.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a US citizen
  • New Hires will be required to pass a background investigation.
  • Must be a current Career or Career Conditional NPS employee.
  • You must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent supervises and manages all emergency, law enforcement and wilderness patrol operations in the Cedar Grove Subdistrict. Enforces Federal regulations and provides emergency medical care to the sick and injured. Ensures law enforcement, structural fire protection, search and rescue, emergency medical services are provided in a professional, reasonable manner and are conducted within NPS policies and guidelines. Monitors the activities of concessionaires, special use permit holders and commercial use. Supervises a staff of up to eight permanent and temporary employees. Performs the full range of supervisory duties including recruitment, selection, evaluation, and counseling. Recommends awards and takes disciplinary action in compliance with established policies, procedures and guidelines. Responsible for providing work schedules, direction and review of subordinate level work. Approves employee leave and assures timely completion of time and attendance reports. Responsible for developing position descriptions, performance standards and employee development plans in compliance with service wide employee and position management plans.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-11:
One year of full-time professional specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal government. This experience equipped me with the knowledge and skills to successfully perform the duties of this position, such as: experience in technical, administrative, or scientific work, fishand wildlife management, recreation management, law enforcement, or other park-related work. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: Park guide or tour leader. Law enforcement or investigative work. Archeological or historical preservation research work. Forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area. Management, assistant, or program specialist work involving the development and implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations.
OR
Education: 3 full academic years of progressively higher graduate education or Ph.D. from an accredited college or university with major study in natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, 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.
If you do not have the full amount of experience or education described above, you may combine an equivalent combination of experience and education. To compute , first determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required; then determine your total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal to at least 100 percent to qualify.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for review on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Specialized experience is defined as experience that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) necessary to successfully perform the duties required of the position.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/TESTING:  Prior to appointment, the person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized physician.

Selectees must also be able to pass the work capacity fitness test (Pact Test: Must carry a 45 LB pack for 3 miles within 45 minutes). Failure to meet any of the required medical qualifications will disqualify you for employment.

Maximum Entry Age:
Applicants must not have reached their 37th birthday by the date of appointment to this position. These positions are covered by the special retirement provisions for Firefighter positions and have a mandatory retirement age of 57. Selectees for these positions who are over age 37 must have been or currently be covered by the special retirement provisions and be able to complete at least 20 years of covered service by age 57. You must submit proof of your status in the special enhanced retirement system with your application materials.
 

Exceptions: 
(1)    This age restriction does not apply to those who have sufficient creditable service in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or 5 U.S.C. 8412 (d) to permit retirement on or before the mandatory retirement age of 57.
 

(2)  If you are a veteran who is eligible for veterans preference ("preference eligible"), you may be eligible for a waiver of the maximum entry age for this position if you are otherwise qualified and meet medical and fitness requirements.  If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit proof of your veterans' preference.  Please be advised that if you do not submit this required documentation of your service, you will not be eligible for consideration of this limited waiver of the maximum entry age.
 

On August 26, 2009, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a memorandum related to hiring of preference eligible veterans applying for federal positions with maximum entry age restrictions.  As directed by OPM, the Department of the Interior will conduct an analysis of all DOI positions having maximum entry age restrictions to determine whether a maximum entry age requirement is essential to the performance of the position.  Applicants eligible for veterans' preference who exceed the current maximum entry age requirement, and who are otherwise qualified and meet medical and fitness requirements, will continue to be considered during this ongoing analysis.  If DOI determines that the requirement is not essential to the position, the Agency will waive the maximum entry-age requirement for veterans' preference eligible applicants for that position.

In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected for this position are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is a drug-testing designated position subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

The duties of this position require arduous physical exertion involving walking, running, lifting, standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. The Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) is a fitness test consisting of five different components: 1) agility run – measures the ability to get up from the ground and sprint while changing directions; 2) bench press – measures the upper body strength for one repetition; 3) 1.5 mile run – measures cardio/respiratory fitness; 4) sit and reach – measures the flexibility in the lower back, legs and shoulders; and 5) body composition – measures the body fat. These procedures will ensure that law enforcement officers are capable of performing strenuous physical training and law enforcement duties. Applicants shall be disqualified for appointment if they fail to meet any physical requirements. Probationary or seasonal employment is subject to termination for failure to meet the 25th percentile in each of the identified components being measured.
The minimum age requirement for public safety positions requires applicants to be at least 21 years of age. Applicants must state date of birth on application.

This is a required occupancy position (See ‘Area Information’ section for details). Agency management requires employee to remain at the post of duty for the duration of their workweek as a normal and continuing condition of employment and to meet an established response time.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job-specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.

To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the assessment questionnaire will be conducted. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your competencies. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not hiring you.

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP programs must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. WELL QUALIFIED is defined as an eligible CTAP/ICTAP applicant who meets the following:   OPM qualification standards for the position; all selective factors, where applicable; special qualifying conditions that OPM has approved for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and is rated by the organization at least at the well qualified level on all quality ranking factors.'

 

Individuals claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) 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.   Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.

 

Ratings will be based on responses to the occupational questions in this document. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your score. To receive credit, information submitted in your Occupational Questionnaire MUST relate to a specific work/experience block in your resume. Your answers to the occupational questionnaire must be documented in your resume.


BENEFITS:

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The National Park Service offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION:

1. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .

2. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations.

3. Time in Grade (TIG): Status applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. The time in grade requirement for this position is at least 52 weeks of employment as a federal civilian career or career conditional employee at or above the appropriate level for the grade which you are applying to. For example; at the GS-09 level, an applicant must have at least 52 weeks at or above the GS-07 level to meet TIG for the GS-09.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT: This position has been approved for law enforcement retirement under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336 and 5 U.S.C. 8401 as SECONDARY. While secondary positions are not subject to the maximum entry age policy, prior service in a primary position of the same type is required for special retirement coverage. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits (normally through submission of your SF-50). PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN A PRIMARY POSITION. For employees who may be currently serving in primary positions, the following information is provided to assist them in determining if selection for this position could result in a loss of retirement benefits:

--CSRS EMPLOYEES-to transfer from a primary to a secondary position without loss of retirement benefits the following conditions must be met: (1) an employee must transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position; OR, (2) must be continuously employed in secondary positions since transferring from a primary position without a break in service exceeding 3 days, except: a) a break in employment in secondary positions which begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause); or, b) or has voluntary breaks in service which began January 19, 1988, or earlier.

--FERS EMPLOYEES-to transfer from a primary to a secondary position without loss of retirement benefits the following conditions must be met: (1) an employee while covered under the retirement provisions moves directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a rigorous position to a secondary position; AND, (2) COMPLETES 3 YEARS IN A RIGOROUS POSITION, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; OR, (3) must be continuously employed in a secondary position or positions since moving from a rigorous position, except a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause). Employees currently in primary positions and covered by the FERS special retirement system must provide documentation that they have completed the 3 years in a rigorous position to ensure you will not lose your benefits.

Those who have served in primary positions must meet the above provisions to continue their coverage. Federal Law Enforcement Retirement and Fire Fighter Retirement provisions are interchangeable; if you are currently in a federal fire fighter field and wish to be considered for this position, you will not lose your coverage if you meet the provisions stated above.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants may meet position qualification requirements, but not meet special retirement coverage eligibility.  If such an applicant is selected, he/she will be placed in the regular retirement code. 

This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties.  A valid State drivers license is required.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit a completed GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record.  You must also submit (within a State sealed envelop or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid drivers licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
If you are tentatively selected for employment in this position, you will be required to complete GSA Form 3607 and submit the above State issued documents.  Your employment, after your tentative selection, will be contingent upon receipt of these documents in a timely manner and that those documents establish, to the satisfaction of the selecting official, that you possess a valid drivers license.  
Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.

The duties of this position require arduous physical exertion involving walking, running, lifting, standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. The Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) is a fitness test consisting of five different components: 1) agility run – measures the ability to get up from the ground and sprint while changing directions; 2) bench press – measures the upper body strength for one repetition; 3) 1.5 mile run – measures cardio/respiratory fitness; 4) sit and reach – measures the flexibility in the lower back, legs and shoulders; and 5) body composition – measures the body fat. These procedures will ensure that law enforcement officers are capable of performing strenuous physical training and law enforcement duties. Applicants shall be disqualified for appointment if they fail to meet any physical requirements.  Probationary or seasonal employment is subject to termination for failure to meet the 25th percentile in each of the identified components being measured.
The minimum age requirement for public safety positions requires applicants to be at least 21 years of age. Applicants must state date of birth on application.

In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected for this position are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is a drug-testing designated position subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

All selectees must meet National Park Service medical standards for these positions prior to entry on duty. Fitness for duty is determined by the results of a government provided medical examination. In addition, after entering on duty selectees will be required to participate in the NPS physical efficiency battery (PEB). Applicants may reference the standard at: http://www.nps.gov/policy/DOrders/DOrder57.html

Incumbent will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties and maintain firearm proficiency. NOTE: FIREARMS LAW - If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, it is a felony for you to possess any firearms or ammunition. As a condition of employment, individuals for these positions are required to carry weapons and ammunition as part of their official duties. Therefore, an individual with a conviction of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence will not be eligible for this position.
Emergency Medical Services Certification: All selectees will be required to perform emergency medical services. Some positions require selectees to possess EMT or First Responder certification. Please provide a copy of your current emergency medical certification.
Work Capacity Test: The National Park Service and other Federal agencies adopted the Work Capacity Test (WCT-Pack Test) as a method for assessing an employee's fitness levels for fire qualifications in the positions covered by this recruitment notice. Employees required to pass a WCT-Pack Test as a "condition of employment" will be provided one opportunity to pass the required test with a second chance provided at the discretion of management based on the results of the first test.  This recruitment notice constitutes the required 30 days advanced notice for testing requirements.  NOTE: Arduous fitness (WCT-Pack Test) will consist of completing a three-mile hike, within forty-five minutes, while carrying a forty-five pound pack. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with a physician and begin training at least four weeks prior to undergoing the WCT-Pack Test.

This position is designated as a mandatory physical fitness position as defined in NPS-57, and will require physical fitness testing and regular training as part of the duties of the position.

This is a required occupancy position (See ‘Area Information' section for details). Agency management requires employee to remain at the post of duty for the duration of their workweek as a normal and continuing condition of employment and to meet an established response time. 
Work requires hiking in a mountainous area (elevations above 8,000 feet) over a rough and uneven terrain with backpack/tools up to several miles in a day.

Position is subject to frequent extended travel and camping in remote areas.
Selection of this position is contingent upon the conditions under the Department of the Interior's hiring controls policy for recruitment, hiring, and placement.

Work is performed outdoors, often under adverse weather conditions.
Incumbent will be required to wear appropriately the National Park Service approved uniform.
Position is subject to shift rotation, early morning, night and/or weekend work.

Overtime may be required.

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 firing you after you begin work. Also, you may be punished by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001).

A one year supervisory/managerial probation will be required if incumbent has never been in a supervisory/managerial position.
All information provided by candidates will be verified. If a candidate asks on her /his application documents that her/his current supervisor not be contacted, they must provide alternative references.

Area Information:

Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park are jointly administered by one Superintendent and administrative staff with headquarters located at Ash Mountain, Sequoia National Park. Within the administrative jurisdiction of these Parks lie the heart of the rugged Sierra Nevada encompassing over 1,400 square miles of spectacular granite mountains, deep canyons and magnificent forests.

The position is located in Cedar Grove. The Cedar Grove Subdistrict is in the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains of California in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, 80 miles east of Fresno. It encompasses about 150,000 acres of developed areas and wilderness. The front country area has 12 miles of public roadway, four campgrounds totaling 350 individual campsites and four group campsites, concession operations (lodge, market and pack station) and a NPS Visitor Center. The wilderness operation includes a permit station which services 6 trailheads and 300 miles of trail. Peak daily visitation reaches over 1500 overnight campers and 2500 day users, seasonal use exceeds 240,000 visitors annually.
Please note: The Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of California may pose human health problems due to air pollution. If you need detailed information on air pollution in this area, please contact the Parks' Air Resources Specialist at (559) 565-3777. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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STEP 1:

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, May 19, 2013 to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

STEP 2:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·Other
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50
   ·Transcript

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 870553.
Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, May 19, 2013. to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

RESUME: In your resume, be sure you provide all of the information requested below:

1. Vacancy Announcement Number 870553, title and grade(s) for which you are applying.
2. Your full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code); Social Security Number; Country of Citizenship. If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.
3. Education - High school name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED. For any Colleges and/or Universities attended, include city, state and zip code; major field(s) of study; type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.
4. Work Experience - List each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions). Include job title; duties and accomplishments; number of hours per week; employer's name and address; supervisor's name and phone number; starting and ending dates of employment (month and year); salary. Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
5. Other Qualifications - Job-related training course (title and year); job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.); job-related certificates and licenses; job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.). Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.
Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mary Sturdivant
Phone: (559)565-3752
Email: MARY_STURDIVANT@NPS.GOV
Agency Information:
Division of Rangers and Fire
47050 Generals Hwy
Three Rivers, CA
93271
usa

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


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Job Announcement Number:

SEKI 870553

Control Number:

342398100