In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Friday, January 31, 2014
In order to qualify for this position applicants must have successfully completed four academic years of post high school study leading to a bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree that included at least 12 semester hours in courses such as American history, science, and/or public speaking, OR 1 year of specialized experience (specialized experience is experience that involved oral presentations of historical, scientific, or program information to groups; or developing and/or revising technical, historical, or scientific information for oral presentation to groups), OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program:
You must be a student CURRENTLY enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program on a full or half-time basis as defined by the institution (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum).
Enrollment MUST be with a qualifying educational institution such as a high school or state-approved home school (home school applicants may participate in the Pathways Internship Program as long as he or she is participating in either an accredited home school, or a home school curriculum approved by their State); or accredited technical/vocational/business school; a 2 or 4 year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum (applicants enrolled in GED courses and pursuing a GED diploma meet the definition of participant).
You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your appointment under the Pathways Internship Program.
Please submit a legible copy of your school transcripts, acceptance letter or list of college courses INCLUDING credits, hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking. In addition, you MUST submit proof of CURRENT SCHOOL ENROLLMENT (i.e., school transcripts, acceptance letter, verification of enrollment). If you fail to provide these requested documents, you will be rated as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered for the position.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
New employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty. Appointment will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. Under the requirements of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), all new Federal Employees must pass a background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
This is not a drug tested position.
Applicant must be able to work alternative work schedules, shift rotations, including night shift, holidays, and weekends.
Incumbent is required to maintain and wear the prescribed National Park Service uniform.
Trial period may be required.
Incumbent will be required to work outdoors, often under adverse conditions.
Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.
If selected, an official transcript or acceptance letter will be required.
Incumbent must possess a valid state or District of Columbia driver's license.
If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your application, including an online assessment questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Your ratings are subject to change if discrepancies exist between your responses and your supporting documents.
All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:
Oral Communication - Expresses information to individuals in groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of information. Makes clear and convincing oral presentations and listens to others.
Interpersonal Skills - Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others. Develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed. Relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.
Teamwork - Works with others to achieve goals. Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust and group identity, fosters commitment and team spirit.
Technology Application - Uses computers and computer applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format. Uses machines, tools, or equipment effectively.
Technical Competence - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advised others on technical issues.
Writing - Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information in a succinct and organized manner. Produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.
If you meet the qualification requirements, based on your score your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
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.