All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Friday, January 31, 2014 (unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement).
To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate that you possess either the specialized experience or the education as described below. Equivalent combinations of experience and education may also be used to qualify.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (Mandatory Screen-out): TALKS/DEMONSTRATIONS
Must possess the ability to to deliver historical information through prescribed talks/demonstrations and provide guide services to various audiences. (MUST SUPPORT IN RESUME OR WILL BE RATED INELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION)
In order to qualify for this position at the GS-04 level, you must possess one of the following:
A. Six (6) months of general experience and six (6) months of specialized experience for a total of one year of experience. General experience is any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. Examples of general experience include, but are not limited to, selling merchandise, collecting and accounting for fees or other monies, greeting visitors, disseminating information, providing directions, or other work which required dealing with people on a recurring basis; and that indicates the ability to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience is experience that involved oral presentation of historical, scientific, or program information to groups; or developing and/or revising technical, historical, or scientific information for oral presentation to groups. Examples of specialized experience could include Park Guide or tour leader; naturalist; environmental educator or teacher; or other similar work. -OR- B. Successfully completed two years of study above high school (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) which included at least 12 semester hours in subjects such as American history, science and/or public speaking. -OR- C. Equivalent combination of experience and education.
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.
Credit for experience is given on a 40-hour workweek.
Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20
hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No
additional credit is given for overtime.
In describing the nature of your duties (your experience), please
be clear and concise. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.
Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public
sectors. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook is available for review
IF 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
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://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All
education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency
Foreign Education: Education completed
outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S.
organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational
credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that
is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide
such evidence when applying for Federal jobs.
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.
- Must wear the National Park Service uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards.
- May be assigned to work nights, early mornings, rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends.
- Occasional travel may be required.
- Occupancy in government housing is not required for this position.
- Government housing is not available.
- Overtime may be required.
- All federal employees are required to have federal payments (salary) made by direct deposit.
- Selectee must complete a favorably adjudicated background investigation before appointment.
- Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (visit www.sss.gov).
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:
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform the job:
- Ability to communicate orally to diverse groups.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Skill in operation of a busy visitor center.
- Ability to deliver historical information through prescribed talks/demonstrations.
Basis for Rating: Your application will be evaluated and rated using Category Rating Procedures. Candidates will be ranked into 3 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.
After the job announcement closes, a review will be conducted of
your resume and supporting documentation. We will ensure you meet the
qualification requirements and the application materials support the rating
received. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your
application material, your score will be adjusted and/or you may be excluded
from consideration for this job. Please follow all instructions
carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration
for employment. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click on the following
link View Occupational Questionnaire.
Veterans Preference: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the additional proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans
Veterans Preference applies to category rating after candidates are assessed. Preference eligibles who meet the qualification requirements are assessed and placed in the appropriate quality categories. Preference eligibles receive veterans' preference by being listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within the same quality category in which they are placed. No preference points, i.e., 5 or 10 points, are added to the preference eligibles' rating. An agency may not select a non-preference eligible if there is a preference eligible in the same category unless the agency receives approval to pass over the preference eligible in accordance with 5 U.S.C. § 3318.
Preference eligibles who meet the qualification requirements for the position and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). As noted above, an agency may not select a non-preference eligible over a preference eligible in the same category unless the agency receives approval to pass over the preference eligible in accordance with 5 U.S.C. § 3318.