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Job Title:Student Trainee (Park Ranger) (Pathways Internship)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number:WTHF149487891083544PI

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$20,527.00 to $25,679.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Sunday, April 06, 2014 to Monday, April 14, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0099-01

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Internships NTE 30-SEP-2014

DUTY LOCATIONS:

5 vacancies in the following location:
Oldtown, ID View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student/Internship Program Eligibles

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

This position is also being announced under the following grades:
GS-2: WTHF149421401083378PI
GS-3: WTHF149405721081397PI
GS-4: WTHF149351091080839PI

Albeni Falls Dam is located on the Pend Oreille river in beautiful northern Idaho about 45 miles northeast of Spokane, Washington. Albeni Falls is a multi-purpose project responsible for hydropower generation, flood control, recreation, navigation and wildlife management.  For additional information visit: http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/ select 'Locks & Dams' and 'Albeni Falls Dam'.

Advantages: Variety of outdoor activities including hiking, wildlife watching, camping, fishing, hunting, skiing, biking, snowmobiling, boating, etc.

About the Position:

Click here for more information on Pathways program participation.

Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Intern Program.

The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work and get paid while exploring federal careers through a job with the Department of Army.

The Department of the Army Pathways Interns may be converted to a permanent position within 120 days of successful completion of the program.

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Interns must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program
  • Complete their degree or certificate requirements
  • Meet the Office of Personnel Management's qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted
  • Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement, and;
  • Perform their job successfully as documented through performance evaluations and/or completion of an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
To learn more about the Pathways Internship Program, please visit: the Internship Program page on the Office of Personnel Management's website.

Who May Apply:

Department of the Army Internship Program Eligibles

Positions are open to current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.
  • Must be 16 years of age by 1 May 2014.

DUTIES:

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As a student trainee you will assist higher-graded rangers by providing assistance for park activities during the summer season by performing a variety of tasks to promote enjoyment of park facilities by the public. You will perform a variety of support tasks including some or all of, but not limited to:

  • Assist tour guides with public tours.
  • Keep log of visitor counts, collect survey data, inspect equipment for safety.
  • Direct traffic and assist visitors with parking.
  • Work with senior rangers at the Visitor Center and provide assistance to visitors by handing out brochures, and answer visitor questions.
  • Help maintain interpretive exhibits and equipment.
  • Use basic camera skills.
  • Assist Park Ranger with visitor assistance duties at recreation areas and the visitor center.
  • Assist with delivery and tracking of supplies to recreation areas.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:

  • Ability to Communicate
  • Ability to Follow Instructions
  • Ability to Work on a Team


In order to qualify, you must meet the education requirement described below:

To qualify based on education applicants must be enrolled in a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) program..

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications  and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume. 

 

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully permitted to work in the United States.
Salary includes applicable locality pay.
The duration of a Pathways appointment is a trial period.
Initial
appointment may be extended as long as all eligibility requirements of the Pathways Program and conditions in the Participant Agreement are met.
Work schedule full time when not in school and part-time while attending school.
This is a Career Program 18 position.
Must be in and remain in good academic standing.
Must be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an accredited school.
Must be taking at least half-time course load as defined by your school.
Wearing and maintaining a prescribed uniform is required.
May be required to wear protective clothing and/or equipment.
May be required to work outdoors in inclement or extreme weather conditions.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

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.

 


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.


    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, April 14, 2014.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID1083544.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • Applicants MUST include a copy of their unofficial transcripts and enrollment verification for high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate with their application.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:   for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:

       http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA WER USACE Seattle District
    314 JOHNSON STREET
    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD
    21005-5283

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job 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 rating 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.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

     

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    WTHF149487891083544PI

    Control Number:

    365562300