ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT Friday, November 01, 2013. To be minimally qualified for this position, you must possess the specialized experience and/or education as described in the occupational questionnaire. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors and may have been paid or unpaid experience. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule positions. It is available for your review at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the federal service. Specialized experience demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Experience may have been 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; 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: A 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with 24 semester hours of related course work. One year of full time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.
-OR Combination of Specialized Experience and Education: Equivalent combinations of education and experience.
Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. In order to receive credit for experience your resume must clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the number of hours worked per week.
Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook is available for review at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
ARE YOU USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) a list with all your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- 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. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
To qualify based on education; you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s) and GPA or class ranking.
Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.
You may receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information, visit:
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization (commonly called credential evaluation service) that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For a listing of credential evaluation services, please visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide such evidence when applying for Federal jobs.
You will be required to sign a Pathways Agreement which specifies the conditions of your employment. You will also be required to maintain your student status as attending at least half-time, attending an accredited education institution, seeking a degree or certificate, and having a 2.0 GPA or higher. You will be required to provide student documentation every grading period to your supervisor to demonstrate your student status. Failure to provide this information may result in the termination of your internship.
Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. 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 envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. 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 driver's license.
- Selectee must successfully complete a background investigation.
- As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law. www.sss.gov.
- Federal employment requires direct deposit of pay.
- Overtime is required.
- Government housing may be available.
- Holiday, evening, and weekend work 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 for firing you after you begin work. Also, you may be punished by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants are automatically rated based on their to responses to the occupational questionnaire. If you are automatically rated among the best qualified for this job, a review of your application materials will be made to verify your qualifications and self-rating.
Category based rating will be used for this vacancy. Candidates will be ranked into three categories:
- Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position.
- Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veteran's preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. Veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected disability, (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores
If you rate yourself as qualified for this position and your resume and supplemental documents do not support your self-rating, you may be considered ineligible for the position. If you rate yourself such that you receive an automated rating of ineligible, we will not review your resume and supporting documents further.
If your self-assigned rating on the occupational questionnaire is not supported by the information contained in the rest of your application, you may be placed in the next lower category or you may be considered not qualified. Please ensure that your self-assessment of your qualifications is well supported by the information in your resume.
Your applications will be evaluated based upon the following competencies:
· Oral Communication
· Written Communication
· Interpretation/Visitor Education
· Informal Visitor Contacts/Customer Service
· Facility Operation
· Technology Application