In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) providing information to park visitors pertaining to park rules, cultural/historical sites, wildlife areas, or fire safety; or 2) patrolling recreational areas for safety violations or hazards. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:
- Visitor Assistance
- Interpretation and Outreach Management
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.
For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definition below:
1) A bachelors degree or equivalent degree or a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelors degree with 24 semester hours of course work 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.
2) Combination of education and experienceLess than one year of specialized experience as described in the experience statement for the GS-05 may be combined with more than two years but less than four years of undergraduate education as described above. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of undergraduate education by 30. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
NOTE: If qualifying based on education, your transcripts are required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- One year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
- Appointments will be made not-to-exceed 120 days from entrance on duty (EOD).
- If a request to extend an appointment is made and the cumulative time spent on the appointment exceeds 120 days, you will be required to complete a Personnel Security Investigation.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.