All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. An applicant may qualify for the position based on specialized experience, education, or a combination of specialized experience and education. Please carefully read the qualifications requirements.
To qualify for this position at the GS-0099-07 level applicants must possess:
A. Possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience could include park guide or tour leader; environmental educator or teacher; 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/or implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations; or other similar work. OR
B. Completion of at least one full year of graduate study in one of the following fields: natural resource management, natural sciences, marine biology/sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, wetlands ecology, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources. (One year of graduate education is 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours). OR
C. Possess an equivalent combination of specialized experience as described in A and education as described in B. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described in A above (50% of the experience requirement), and one-half year (9 semester hours or 14 quarter hours) of directly-related graduate level college study in an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying 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 at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Please submit a legible copy of your school transcripts so that we can verify your coursework. It need not be an official transcript; however, if you are selected, you may be required to submit an official transcript prior to entering on duty.
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
Conditions of Employment
Pathways Eligibility: You will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement. You must continue to meet the Pathways Program requirements throughout the duration of your appointment.
Background Investigation: You will be required to complete a background investigation with favorable adjudication prior to entry on duty.
Probationary Period: A probationary period of one-year shall apply to all new federal employees.
Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or provide proof that they are exempt from Selective Service Law.
Driver License: You may be required to operate a government motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid state driver license.
Uniform: You will be required to properly wear a National Park Service uniform. A uniform allowance will be provided to offset some of these costs.
Agency Bank Card (Purchase/Travel): You may be issued an agency bank card for travel/purchase of agency goods and services. Incumbent will comply with agency policies and procedures regarding appropriate use of the bank card.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Specific Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The Job Specific questions relate to the following knowledges, skills abilities and/or competencies (KSACs) required to do the work of this position:
- Research, develop, and present a variety of interpretative programs to diverse audiences.
- Research, develop and present curriculum-based environmental education programs.
- Plan and coordinate educational outreach events related to public land and its resources.
- Communicate effectively and provide excellent customer services.
- Design and produce written interpretive and educational materials.
- Operate, maintain and troubleshoot a variety of computer equipment and software.
NOTE: DO NOT respond to the KSAs listed above. Your application will be evaluated using your resume and responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you possess the required KSAs.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric score you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. Your ratings are subject to change if discrepancies exist between your responses and supporting documents.
Category rating is being used for this position. Category rating combines the applicant's total qualifying experience and education/training into a single category. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc. Once candidate responses have been verified, referral for selection consideration will be made of the best candidates in accordance with Federal hiring regulations and laws, and agency policies. 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.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Veterans' Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores. See the Office of Personnel Management's VetGuide for more information about Veteran's Preference: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx