To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as any selective factors or screen-out elements as described in the occupational questionnaire and as outlined below. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Monday, December 30, 2013. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.
To qualify at the GS-07 level based on your experience you must show you have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that provides the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of such experience for this grade level include: graphic design (in the advertising field); desktop publishing (involving the use of computers to design and layout publications); design and construction of exhibits, posters, and photographic displays; cartographic skills or designing maps; OR experience with video production software in making videos. If you are claiming this experience, it must be documented in your resume.
To qualify at the GS-07 level based on your education you must show you have completed - One full year of graduate level education with a major study in a related field such as illustrative design, commercial art, fine arts, or graphic design. One year of graduate education is considered to be 18 semester hours.
You may also qualify at the GS-07 level based on a combination of your experience and education, i.e., 6 months of specialized experience such as described in "A" above (50% of the required experience) and 9 semester hours of appropriate graduate study (50% of the education requirement as in "B" above) would qualify an applicant for this grade level.
SELECTIVE FACTOR: IN ADDITION to meeting the above qualifications, candidates must meet the following skills for positions #1 and/or #2:
Position #1: Skill in using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
Position #2: Skill in using Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier
Qualifying Based on Education
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. 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 can 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 click
- Appointment is subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
- National Park Service (NPS) uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform.
-You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Upon entry on duty, you will be required to: a) submit a photocopy of your valid state-issued drivers license; and b) sign a self-certification that your drivers license is current and valid. You may also be required to submit, at your own expense, (within a state-sealed envelope or submitted directly by the state authorities) certified driving records from all states disclosing all valid drivers licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Failure to provide proof of a valid drivers license may be grounds for termination.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the requirements of the position. Your rating will be based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Your answers to the questionnaire will be compared against your resume and other application materials in order to validate your score. The assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) that are required to perform the work of this position. Only education and experience acquired by Monday, December 30, 2013 will be considered.
-Skill in applying software to create interpretive or informational media products
-Skill in designing and creating interpretive or informational exhibits and publications
-Skill in writing, capturing video, and editing video products
Please Note: If it is determined that your resume/application materials do not support your answer to the assessment questionnaire, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified or your score may be modified.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".
Category rating procedures will be used to refer candidates. Candidates will be placed into either the Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified category.
Best Qualified - applicants possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.
Well Qualified - applicants possess experience and/or education that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
Order of Consideration: Candidates will be considered in the following order:
1. Applicants with veterans preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more and who scored at least in the Qualified category, and Best Qualified veterans preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability, followed by all other Best Qualified applicants;
2. Well Qualified veterans preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability, and then all other Well Qualified applicants;
3. Qualified veterans preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability, and then all other Qualified applicants.
Veterans must submit the required documentation to verify/confirm eligibility for preference (see How to Apply section), otherwise, no veteran's preference will be granted. Additional veteran's information is found at http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp