Applicants must have specialized experience or additional education as defined below:
GS-04: A two year course study above high school leading to a degree with 12 semester hours of related course work - OR - 6 months of general experience and 6 months of specialized experience.
Education: If using education as a means of qualifying, the major field of study must have been in 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 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 filled.
General experience is administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work that provided a familiarity with natural or cultural history; fish or wildlife habitat characteristics; techniques of resource protection and use; recreational use of public lands and facilities; enforcement of laws, rules, or regulations; fire prevention techniques and fire suppression methods; or the practice of interpersonal relations skills in dealing with the general public. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical, or trades and crafts work is also qualifying if pertinent to the position to be filled. Experience of a routine nature, such as typing, filing, maintaining records, or other non-specialized tasks is not qualifying.
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 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.
Applicants must meet all qualifications, and as applicable, selective factor requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.
Qualified candidates who meet the Best qualified criteria will be referred for consideration 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 natural resources and recreational management to inform park visitors of rules and regulations concerning safety, fire prevention, resource protection and recreational use.
2. Ability to assist in park operation and services (e.g., park patrol, traffic and crowd control, emergencies, coordinating with law enforcement and medical response teams)
3. Ability to communicate orally to convey information to park visitors in a clear, concise and tactful manner; and in writing to prepare report forms and record visitor use data.
4. Ability to perform routine maintenance of the campgrounds, trails, restroom facilities, picnic areas and water recreational areas.
Category Rating and Selection procedures are being used for this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy's assessment questions 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, 3) Qualified. Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective group.
- 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 must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration.
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