GS-07:One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service; OR, one year of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or graduate degree related to the position; OR, Superior Academic Achievement: Applicants can qualify for GS-07 on the basis of Superior Academic Achievement in one of three ways (1) high grade point average, (2) class standing, or (3) membership in a national scholastic honor society.
(1) GPA 2.95 or above for all courses for the entire curriculum or for courses completed during the final 2 years. As an alternative, the GPA may be 3.45 or higher for courses in the major field of study either all major courses or major courses during the final 2 years.
(2) Class Standing: Applicants must rank in the top third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision.
(3) Honor Society Membership: Membership in one of more than 65 nationally recognized scholastic honor societies may qualify.
Specialized Experience is defined as experience that demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. Experience may have been in technical, administrative, or scientific work, fish and wildlife management, recreation management, or other park related work. Experience that only includes law enforcement activities will not be considered qualifying as specialized experience. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to the following: Park guide or tour leader 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. These examples are not all inclusive.
There is an education substitution for experience. Applicants substituting experience for education must submit a copy of their college transcript from an accredited U.S. college or university (unofficial copy is acceptable) or equivalent document. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
Applicants must meet all qualifications, and as applicable, selective factor requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review resumes and transcripts to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. Applicants determined best-qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1)Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.
-Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.
-Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
-Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through their resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of recreation and natural resources program policies, regulations and procedures pertaining to visitor services, interpretation, resource management, park patrol operations and day-to-day operation and maintenance of a recreational area.
2. Ability to enforce safety regulations for visitor safety to include handling emergency situations and coordinating with law enforcement and medical response teams.
3. Ability to supervise others and coordinate work efforts to achieve resource management and visitor services objectives.
Your answers to candidate assessment questions will be verified against information provided in your online resume. Therefore, be sure your resume clearly supports your responses to all questions by addressing experience, education and/or any training relevant to this position. Please make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications and experience. Exaggeration or falsification of your answers or application materials will disqualify you from employment consideration. To preview questions please click here.