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Job Title:  Supervisory Park Ranger, GS-0025-07 (DEU)(JR)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Reclamation
Job Announcement Number:  BR-MP-2013-109

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$38,790.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year
Monday, July 01, 2013 to Friday, July 12, 2013
Full Time - Term appointment, not-to-exceed 2 years.
1 vacancy - Elk Creek, CA, US  View Map

All United States Citizens and Nationals


Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River, Shasta Dam on the Sacramento River, and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: http// and view our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at:

This is a TERM appointment not-to-exceed two years and may be extended for a total period of four years without further competition.

Reclamation is seeking a Park Ranger to actively participate in recreation program planning and managing day-to-day operational activities within the Stony Gorge and East Park recreational areas. Come join our team today! You will be a valued team member and your work will assist Reclamation in accomplishing its mission.

This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office, duty station at Elk Creek, in Glenn County, California. Elk Creek, CA is located approximately 20 miles west of Willows, CA. For information on the Northern California Area Office visit:

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


  • This position is subject to working weekends, holidays and irregular hours.
  • Incumbent is required to wear Park Ranger uniform.
  • Valid state driver's license is required
  • A pre-employment physical is required.
  • Ability to be certified in basic first aid, CPR, AED and First Responder.
  • Ability to be certified in basic water rescue and DOI boat operation.


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  • Manages day-to-day coordination and operation of the park.
  • Serves as a contact for visitors including greeting visitors while in the field.
  • Conducts regular and frequent patrols of recreation areas by vehicle, motor boat or on foot to ensure public safety and monitor visitor compliance with park rules.
  • Cooperates and coordinates with local and state law enforcement and emergency response agencies to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, provide visitor safety, and protect public and natural resources.
  • Develops signs, brochures and other visitor information for distribution to users, and advising visitors of recreation rules and regulations.
  • Plans, schedules, performs, and oversees the performance of others in operational maintenance functions including lake maintenance duties.
  • Serves as a supervisor over subordinate rangers responsible for the full realm of first level supervisory duties. 


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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.


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.


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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit:


Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for payment by the Bureau of Reclamation. Any costs incurred in reporting for duty to this position is the responsibility of the selectee.

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

Employment Conditions:
-Selectee is subject to successful completion of a 1-year trail period.
-This is a supervisory position. If appointed to this position, you must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period, unless you have previously met this requirement.
-Satisfactory completion of a medical examination is required before assignment to the position.
-Operation of a government vehicle is required; therefore, you must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license. Driving record will be verified prior to final selection.
-Must wear Park Ranger uniform in performance of duties.
-Routinely operates small crafts and boats. Must be able to obtain DOI motor boat operator's certification.
-Regular and recurring field work is required. Such work may require long and arduous hikes in rough and heavily vegetated terrain, exposure to dust, extreme heat and wet weather conditions, the entry and exit into and out of watercraft and the wearing of protective clothing.
-Available to work more than 8 hours per day, shift work, on-call, weekends and holidays.
-All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit.
-Successful adjudication of personnel security investigation required.

Selective Service: Male applicants born on or after January 1, 1960, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law. To register for Selective Service or to verify that you have registered, please visit:

Optional Form 306 (OF-306):Before final appointment and again before you begin work, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Federal hiring process, visit:

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Applications (resume and application questions) for this vacancy must be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click on APPLY ONLINE; the APPLY ONLINE button is located at the bottom of this page.

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System-HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit:

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.

Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from a USAJOBS profile (instructions are provided during the online application process.) In addition, applicants may E-mail their supporting documentation to, fax directly to the HR Office at 916-978-5563, or mail or hand-deliver to USBR/ATTN: HR, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).

Applicants needing assistance in applying online should contact the HR Office at 916-978-5476. If applying online poses a hardship contact the HR Office prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate: Transcript(s):

Transcript(s): If using college education to qualify for the position, applicants must furnish a copy of their college transcript(s). If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.

DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty:  If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
-For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
-For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.
For information on veteran's eligibility visit:

CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP-ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:


Human Resources Division
Phone: 916-978-5476
Fax: 916-978-5563
Agency Information:
2800 Cottage Way
Attn: MP-500
Sacramento, CA
Fax: 916-978-5563


After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Well-Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

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