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Job Title:Park Ranger (Gate Attendant)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Job Announcement Number:R5-13-842754-ED (D)

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

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$24,933.00 to $24,933.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, May 01, 2013 to Monday, May 06, 2013




Intermittent - Temporary




1 vacancy in the following location:
Cape Charles, VA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Park Ranger (Gate Attendant), GS-0025-3

Working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is more than a career.  It is a commitment shared by more than 9,000 men and women representing a diverse range of professions, backgrounds, and specialties who are dedicated to conserving, protecting, and enhancing fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats. From the Arctic Ocean to the South Pacific, the Atlantic to the Caribbean, Service personnel are working hard to ensure future generations will be able to enjoy nature's beauty and bounty.

You too can make a difference in our world.  The work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied.  Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? 

Click here to watch short podcasts entitled Meet Your New Boss! and Diversity is our Strength

This is a intermittent temporary position located at the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge in Cape Charles, VA. 


The work schedule for this position is intermittent.  You must be willing to work an irregular work schedule with no guarantee of any specific number of hours per week that you will work.  The work is on-call in nature.  There may be periods where you will not work at all. 


One or more positions may be filled from this vacancy.


This position is not-to-exceed 6 months/1039 hours.  May be extended up to two years without further announcement.


  • U.S. Citizenship required


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As a Park Ranger (Gate Attendant),  your duties will include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Staffing the refuge entrance fee booth
  • Greeting visitors and providing refuge information
  • Collecting entrance fees and balancing collected funds
  • Preparing and completing shift reports and accountability forms
  • Controlling entry and exits at gate and checking passes


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Qualifications: You must meet all qualification requirements outlined within this vacancy by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement, Monday, May 06, 2013

In order to be qualified for this position, you must have General and Specialized Experience or Education.

General Experience Requirement:

Have 6 months of general experience in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work that provided you with a familiarity with the following:

   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 methods

   Practice of interpersonal relations skills in dealing with the general public

                                                                                    - AND-

Specialized Experience Requirement:

Have 3 months of specialized experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position.  Your experience is in technical, administrative, or scientific work, fish and 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, Archaeological or historical preservation research work, Forestry and /or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area. 

NOTE: 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 their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours spent in such employment.


Possess a combination of undergraduate education and experience, as described above, which when combined meets 100% of the qualification requirements.

Status candidates must meet time in grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level). 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience.  Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities.  To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position help and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.

ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial photocopy) to document your educational accomplishments.  Failure to submit this documentation by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration.  Official transcripts will be required if you are selected to fill the position. 

Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specialized in interpretation of foreign education credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body.  For information, visit:


  • You must be a United States Citizen to qualify for this position.
  •  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
      • Appointment to this position may require a one-year probationary period.

      • All new employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay at appointment.
      • A valid state driver's license is required
    • Work schedule is intermittent and will include weekends and holidays
    • Wearing of the official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform is a requirement







      To determine if you are among the best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  Please follow the instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your category assignment. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skill, abilities, and other characteristics):


    • Gate management
    • Ticket funds control
    • Park or visitor site maintenance
    • Customer service


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      The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:


      1. If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. Missing documentation may result a change or removal of your claim for Veteran's preference. If you are claiming preference as a TP Veteran your profile must contain a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release, or Discharge from active military service. If you are claiming preference as a CP, CPS, or XP veteran your profile must contain a Standard Form (SF-15), Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, with all applicable supporting documentation as instructed in the SF-15. More information regarding Veteran's preference is available at:

      2.  Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss)3.  Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

      4.  In addition to applying through competitive procedures, certain applicants with disabilities may be considered non-competitively under a Schedule A hiring authority.  To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness.  As proof of disability and certification of job readiness, applicant may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g. a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (e.g. State or private); or a Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.  Proof of disability and certification of job readiness must be included in the application package. 


      For information regarding eligibility for special appointment authorities, refer to the following OPM website




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      To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:  

      1.   Your Resume

      2.   A complete Assessment Questionnaire

      3.   Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below) 

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, May 06, 2013 

      To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 


      Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:


      To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must complete the cover page using the following link, the following Vacancy ID for this job is 842754.  Fax the cover page and your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 


      If you cannot apply online:

      1.     Click on the following like to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

      2.     Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire

      3.     Fax the completed 1203FX form along with the required and any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


      For this job announcement, the following documents are required:

      • Resume
      • Copy of college transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
      • Qualifications Questionnaire
      • Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable.


      Elena Dupuis
      Phone: (413)253-8267
      Agency Information:
      US Fish and Wildlife Service Massachusetts
      300 Westgate Center Drive
      Hadley, MA


      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.  


      REMINDERS: Your computer system's access is your responsibility to maintain; undeliverable e-mails can cause loss of further consideration for this vacancy and/or the inability to convey information to you regarding it.  Be sure to include on any correspondence your full given name and this job's vacancy identifier (842754).  Please inform us of any changes to your personal contact information.  If at any time you decide you no longer wish to be considered for this position, please notify us to withdraw your name.  If you cannot be contact, or do not respond to requested information, it may be ground for not selecting you.

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