·Serve as a spokesperson and act as liaison with community organizations and interest groups utilizing public and media outreach tools and techniques to provide orientation to programs and services and to stimulate interest in such programs and services.
·Perform all phases of visitor center operations, i.e., opening/closing duties, setting alarms, etc., and perform trail and facility patrols.
·Prepare and present formal interpretive programs, present guided tours, answer questions and provide information to the public.
·Develop education and interpretive programs by applying principles and techniques of biology, forestry, fish and wildlife conservation, natural resource management, and the environment to convey biological and natural resource subject matter in a user friendly and understandable manner to the public.
By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the minimum qualification requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook and as identified in this announcement below. This handbook can be viewed at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp.
At least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to: Park guide or tour leader; law enforcement or investigative work; archeological or historical perseveration 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
1 full academic year of graduate education related to the position. Major of study is 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, OR
A bachelor's degree (with major study in natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources) and meet one of the following superior academic achievement provisions: (a) class standing - applicants must be in the upper third of their graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; (b) grade-point average (GPA) - applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. Note: grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will be rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 will be rounded to 2.9. (c) election to membership in a national scholastic honor society. These national societies are listed in the Association of College Honor Societies Booklet of Information and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities. Note: membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision, OR
An appropriate combination of GS-5 level specialized experience and graduate level education, which meets 100% of the qualification requirements.
Transcripts: 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. College transcripts are still required if you currently occupy or previously occupied the series for which you are applying.
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.
The work involves frequent on-site visits requiring some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven or rocky terrain; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, lifting, or similar activities. The work requires average agility and dexterity. The employee must have the ability to work occasionally under pressure and tight deadlines. May be required to travel in off-road vehicles, watercraft, and light aircraft.
The job requires both office and outdoor work. The office is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Temperature and weather extremes may be encountered in the performance of the outdoor work. The work may require the wear of protective clothing and some employees may be required to carry a firearm for protection from hostile wildlife.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. 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.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1.Knowledge of practices and techniques of interpretation, environmental education, and outdoor recreation planning and resource management work.
2.Skill in using personal computers including software applications for data processing, data collection, publishing, and presentations in order to develop and design informational, interpretive and environmental education materials.
3.Skill in operation of audio-visual equipment including slide and digital projectors, video cameras, digital cameras and recorders.
4.Skill in communicating orally to a wide diversity of groups and individuals to conduct interpretive and environmental education programs.
5.Skill in communicating effectively in writing.
NOTE: You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verifications. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If a determination is made that you rated yourself higher than is supported by your application, or your application is incomplete, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience or you may be considered ineligible.
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp
1.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 proof required by that form.For more information on veterans preference see
2.If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified for the position and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their 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. For more information on CTAP/ICTAP see
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Résumé 2. A complete Occupational 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 20, 2013
There are two methods to apply on-line:
Method 1: Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Method 1 is recommended for those who may be interested in applying for multiple vacancy announcements and those who need assistance in preparing a resume.
Method 2: This method will allow you to bypass the USAJOBS user log in and resume builder feature to go directly to the online occupational questionnaire and then upload your resume from your personal word processing file. Click this link to complete the occupational questionnaire for this position. https://applicationmanager.gov/
Method 2 is recommended for those who already have a resume available in a personal word processing file.
3. Fax 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.
DO NOT SEND any application material(s) by U.S. mail or electronic mail. If you are unable to apply using one of the described methods, contact the HR Office Representative listed on this announcement at least one-full workday prior to the closing date for further assistance.
If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account https://applicationmanager.gov/ for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.
Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager, or you may click this link http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdfto print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.
·Include the Vacancy Identification Number 887835
·Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
·You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
·Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed.
The following will prevent your documents from being processed:
·Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
·Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
·Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name
NOTE: Uploading your documents is the most efficient way to apply and will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.
Agency Information: US Fish and Wildlife Service New Mexico 500 Gold Ave SW Albuquerque,
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 the status of your application. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.