All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Friday, August 15, 2014. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.
QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as selective factors as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below.
GS-5 grade level -- EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS4 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that involved oral presentation of historical, scientific, or program information to groups; or developing and/or revising technical, historical, or scientific information for oral presentation to groups. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, park guide or tour leader; naturalist, environmental educator or teacher; or other similar work; OR EDUCATION: Four years of education above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation such as American history, science, public speaking, parks and recreation, education or communications; OR COMBINATION of Education and Experience.
In addition to meeting the above qualification requirements, applicants must also meet the Selective Placement Factor - Handling Money, to be qualified for this position.
EDUCATION - If qualifying based on education in any part you must provide transcripts with your application packet. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE .
Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.
You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click HERE.
1. If new to Federal Civil Service, you will be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
2. National Park Service (NPS) uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform.
3. Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license.
4. Upon review of all qualified applicants, a tentative offer will be made pending the favorable outcome of a background investigation.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your application package, including the online assessment questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Your ratings are subject to change if discrepancies exist between your responses and your supporting documents.
All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:
- Handling Money - Selective Placement Factor
- Ability to communicate orally to diverse groups and in a variety of settings.
- Ability to communicate effectively and provide excellent customer service.
- Skill in daily operation of a busy visitor center/information desk, sales store, or similar facility to include providing frontline information and support services.
- Ability to deliver historical information through prescribed talks/demonstrations and provide guide services to large groups.
If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application and are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".
Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:
Category Group I (Best Qualified) - applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.
Category Group II (Well Qualified) - applicants possessing 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.
Category Group III (Qualified) - applicants possessing 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.
Order of Consideration: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications required by the position will be considered in the following order: (1) best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point veterans' preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or above or if they fail to meet positive education requirements, training, selective placement factor, etc.), best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference, and then all other best qualified applicants, (2) well qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other well qualified applicants, (3) qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other qualified applicants.