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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory Park Ranger (P)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:PH-KDG-14-1127524

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$65,377.00 to $84,990.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, May 29, 2014 to Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0025-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Bushkill, PA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Department of Interior Employees ONLY

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

National Park Service - Experience Your America

This position is located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area is approximately 70,000 acres. The park is situated on the Pennsylvania/New Jersey border of the Delaware River.  The park is about 90 miles from Philadelphia and 70 miles from the cities of Newark and New York. DEWA has one concession campground, numerous picnic areas, boat rentals, boat ramps, visitor centers, exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Activities include; camping, hiking, bicycling, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing, hunting, auto touring,  cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing, guided tour. Some special features include an relatively unspoiled land on both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sides of the Middle Delaware River. The 40-mile river segment flows through the famous gap in the Appalachian Mountains. The park also offers a craft village, an environmental education center and a public golf course with an Inn.

 

NOTE: The salary of this position has been changed to reflect the location of the job.  

 

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations.

Area Information: For more information please visit: www.nps.gov/dewa

This position is open to current career/career-conditional Department of Interior employees only. You must submit your most recent SF-50 as proof that you are a current employee. In addition, your SF-50 must show your title and grade.

 

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 25% or Greater
  • Travel may be required 1 to 5 nights per month.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • Travel, Transportation and Relocation expenses may be paid. Please see below.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Level 1 Law Enforcement Commission Required
  • Must maintain a valid driver's license
  • Must pass physical fitness exam
  • Must pass drug test
  • Must wear NPS uniform

DUTIES:

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In this position you will:

 

  • Perform law enforcement duties.
  • Execute fire and emergency management tasks
  • Forecast staff needs for training and resources
  • Prepare legal documentation for criminal and tort claims
  • Supervise a staff


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position you must:

Area of Consideration:

Be a current Department of Interior Employee

Minimum Qualification:

Possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Experience which includes: law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical services, high angle rescue, preparing documentation for criminal and tort claim investigations, performing fire and emergency management functions, forecasting training, resources, and equipment needs for those individuals under your supervision, assisting in the development of personnel procedures, and assisting with the processing of payroll procedures. Note: This experience must be clearly identified at the GS-9 or higher level in your resume. OR

Possess three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PhD 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. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts or a complete list of college courses taken that identifies for each course the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade received, and date completed. OR
Possess a combination of specialized experience as described  above and education as described above, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. (Please note that only graduate education in excess of the first two years may be used in this calculation.)

Certification Requirement:

Currently hold, or have previously held, a FLETC issued Land Management Police Training (LMPT), full Level I law enforcement commission or equivalent within the past three years. (You must indicate your commission number and date, location and date of your last 40-hour refresher training, and the date of your last established proficiency in the use of firearms in your resume). OR
Successfully complete the above Level I Law Enforcement Training Program prior to entering on duty. (You must indicate your expected completion date in your resume).

Age Requirement:

Have not reached your 37th birthday OR
Have reached your 37th birthday but have prior Federal law enforcement or fire fighter position position OR you are eligible for Veterans' Prefence.

Primary Law Enforcement Experience:

Possess substantial documented experience in a primary law enforcement position in the Federal government, or equivalent documented experience outside the Federal government.


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.  Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. 

 

You must meet the time-in-grade requirement of 52 weeks at the next lower grade.

 

Current or former Federal employees must submit a copy of their SF-50 which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, grade, and salary. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in the next lower grade level. (Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases, and SF-50s one or more years old.) 

 

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations (such as current permanent Federal employees).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made if you are within reach and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. 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 for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

Ability to implement plans and directions of a complex visitor and resource protection operation.

Ability to anticipate, allocate and implement personnel, equipment and training needs

Knowledge and Experience in Emergency Services

Ability to communicate in writing

Ability to communicate orally


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:  https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, see http://www.sss.gov

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf

To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, June 11, 2014  to receive consideration.


* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 
* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
         - Veterans Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15), if applicable
         - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, that includes your name, college/university information, major, type of degree, date degree confirmed, coursework, semester/quarter hours, grades, GPA, etc.
         - SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) - Current or former Federal employees must submit a copy of their SF-50 which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, grade, and salary. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in the next lower grade level. (Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases, and SF-50s one or more years old.)  

Note:   Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, employment information such as Employer name and location; From and to dates (or from date to present for current position), which include the month and year for each description of experience, with grade level held, if applicable, education, training etc.  Your description of experience and education must be able to support any claim for qualifying for this position.

 

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page
http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1127524

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: PHILADELPHIA.MAIL@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

PH-KDG-14-1127524

Control Number:

370876000