To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:
GL-5: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.
GL-7: 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.
Major study-general recreation or one of the appropriate fields of recreation, such as outdoor recreation; recreation and parks leadership; wild land recreation management; natural resources recreation; youth recreation; public, urban, or community recreation; special populations recreation (e.g., senior citizens, institutional, etc.); or physical education.
NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you MUST provide legible transcripts to receive consideration. The education MUST be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Transcripts MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) applicants MUST provide a legible transcript in order to be considered under S.A.A.
For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
GL-05: You must have at least three years of general experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least the GL-04. This experience is defined as that which provided a knowledge of the goals, principles, methods, and techniques of recreation, and an understanding of the interests of individuals or groups. Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
- Experience as a group leader, counselor or similar work in public and private recreation programs for adults or children, or as a teacher’s aid in elementary school recreation.
- Experience in recreation and leisure activities gained in summer camps, local playgrounds, YWCA and YMCA clubs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, community centers, religious organizations, theme parks or tourist attractions.
- Experience in assisting with recreation activities while on active military duty, assisting with resort recreational activities such as setting up areas for games, tournaments, or other organized group recreational activities.
You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GL-05 grade level. Experience at this level demonstrates the ability to apply principles of one or more specialty areas of recreation. Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
- Experience in developing team sports and activities or tournaments.
- Experience that demonstrates skill in a wide range of participant interest, experience in developing and overseeing a recreation program’s daily operation and primarily organize and direct participants.
- Experience in developing and implementing activities and arrange for community resources, experience in developing indoor and outdoor activities to meet the needs of an inmate population.
You may have a combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications necessary to successfully perform the major duties of this position as described above.
Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses provided to the online assessment questionnaire. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Candidates within the top quality category and who are eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming on your resume. Although veterans preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated", veterans preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.
In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest qualified category as defined by category rating procedures.
What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?
The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:
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- Ability to communicate orally.
- Ability to communicate in writing.
- Ability to direct, coordinate, and develop sports, fitness, and leisure programs.
- Ability to supervise participants and effectively manage time and resources.