To qualify, you must meet the requirements listed below.
Specialized Experience and/or Education: You must have certain higher level education or specialized experience to qualify for the GS-09 grade level of this position. This qualifying education and/or experience can be met through any of the following:Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: planning and/or coordinating projects related to Natural/Cultural Resources Management, Biological Science, Anthropology, or Physical Science, interpreting biological, natural or cultural resources related project data, or preparing technical communications documents related to resource management issues (manuscripts, reports, biological assessments, briefs, popular articles, websites, social media outlets, etc.)
Education: two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or a Master's or equivalent graduate degree related to the occupation with a major study 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 fields 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 to be filled.
Equivalent Combination of Education and Experience when added together equal 100%.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by either 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. This evaluation must be provided with your resume by the closing date of the announcement. If it is not, your education will not be considered and you may not qualify for the position.
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Applicants must meet the experience and/or education requirements, qualifications, and any selective placement factors specified in the announcement by the closing date, Tuesday, May 06, 2014.
Unless previously served, you must complete a one year probationary period.
You will be required to carry a firearm in performance of your duties. Per the Lautenberg Amendment to 18 U.S.C.922(g)(9), effective September 30, 1996, applicants are ineligible for this position if at ANY time they have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside or the applicant received a pardon.
THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION under the Department's Drug Free Workplace Program. Applicant who is tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative result prior to entering on duty. You will be subject to random drug testing.
Valid State Drivers License required.
Motorized operation required.
This position requires wearing the National Park Service uniform. All employees are required to wear the uniform in accordance with guidelines, maintain personal appearance standards, and ensure proper conduct while in uniform. A uniform allowance is provided.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your rating will be based on your application package and the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. A panel may be used to review and rank your application.
KSA-1 Knowledge of scientific method and standards of academic research and publication
KSA-2 Knowledge of natural and cultural resource topics
KSA-3 Skill in researching, developing, and presenting a variety of science-based interpretive programs to diverse audiences
KSA-4 Skill in media development and website management
KSA-5 Skill in video editing and other media software
KSA-6 Ability to communicate orally/interpersonal skills
The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers for a panel or subject specialist to score your application.
Basis for Rating: Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:
Best Qualified - 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 - 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 - 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.