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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Student Trainee (Admin Support Asst, OA), GS-0399-06

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:IMDR-13-253

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$37,463.00 to $48,699.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, May 03, 2013 to Thursday, May 09, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0399-06

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Agency Employees Only NTE one year

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

06

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Estes Park, CO United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Pathways Student Program Eligibles either living or attending school in the local commuting area (50 miles) surrounding Rocky Mountain National Park, and Veteran Preference eligibles with student status.

JOB SUMMARY:

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, click Rocky Mountain National Park.

This is an excepted service appointment under the Pathways Internship Program and the appointment is expected to not exceed one year from appointment date. This appointment may be extended based on continued need/funds for the position and the student's continued eligibility in the Internship Program.  Conversion to a Term position is a possibility, but not a guarantee.

This is a full-time position with Rocky Mountain National Park.

What are the eligibility requirements? In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program:

You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the institution (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level technical, trade, vocational or business school curriculum); and

Enrollment is with a qualifying educational institution such as high school or state-approved home school; or accredited technical or vocational school; a 2 or 4 year college or university; a graduate or professional school (i.e., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum; and

You must be in good academic standing according to your institution, with a GPA of at least 2.0.

You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your Pathways Internship Program appointment.

Verification of Enrollment: Your application must include an unofficial transcript. And, a letter from your educational institution that confirms the following: the degree/diploma program in which you are enrolled; that you are enrolled at least on a half-time basis and your anticipated graduation date. If your transcript addresses everything requested in your letter from your institution that will suffice.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen at least 16 years of age
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • You must meet half-time student enrollment requirements.
  • You must have a GPA of at least 2.0
  • You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student
  • You must be registered for selective service, if applicable

DUTIES:

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This position is integral to a division that supports more than 50 permanent and term employees as well 60+ seasonals, more than 250 volunteers, and millions of dollars in contracts and agreements. Programs of support within the Division of Resource Stewardship include: Resource Management, Fire Management, Cultural Resources and Compliance, and the Continental Divide Research Learning Center. This position works collaboratively with all positions but the Fire Program Management Assistant position, in particular. The intern will perform a diversity of administrative duties including but not limited to: purchasing, time keeping, auditing, budget, travel, housing and written correspondence. Regularly uses standard DOI software applications such as AFS4, FBMS, GovTrip, Quicktime, FPPS, and DOI Learn.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is mostly sedentary, with some walking, bending, standing, lifting and carrying of materials.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in an office setting.

AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Established on January 29, 1915, Rocky Mountain National Park is a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. With elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, a visitor to the park has opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures. This position is located on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The nearest community is Estes Park, Colorado, which is approximately two miles from the park headquarters. Estes Park includes a school (grades kindergarten through twelfth grade), a post office, restaurants, grocery stores, medical centers, shops, etc. There are boundless outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, rock climbing, biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Denver, Colorado which has a major airport, cultural events, and several professional sports teams is an hour and a half drive away. Government housing may be available in the park headquarters area. Housing assignments are made through a bid process.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All eligibility and qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement Thursday, May 09, 2013. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the defination of a Student - be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate or professional shcool. Individuals who are enrolled must be taking at least a half-time academic, vocational, or technical course load leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. "Half-time" is defined by the school in which the student is enrolled.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 12 months of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the federal service.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying specialized experience for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: progressively responsible clerical, office or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of this position.  OR
EDUCATION:
Generally, education is not applicable at the GS-06 level.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts showing a list of college courses taken that identifies for each course the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, course level, grade received, and date completed. If you are qualifying based on education and you do not submit specific course work information as described previously, your application will be rated not qualified for consideration. (A copy of your official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty, if selected).


Education

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.

In order to be eligible for an appointment under the Pathways Internship Program: You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on a full- or half-time basis as defined by the institution (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level technical, trade, vocational or business school curriculum); and Enrollment is with a qualifying educational institution such as high school or state-approved home school; or accredited technical or vocational school; a 2 or 4 year college or university; a graduate or professional school (i.e., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school curriculum; and You must be in good academic standing according to your institution, with a GPA of at least 2.0. You must continue to meet these eligibility requirements throughout the duration of your Pathways Internship Program appointment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the job. Qualified students will be referred to the selecting official in unranked order by veteran preference status: (1) Preference eligibles having a compensable, service-connected disability of 10 percent or more; (2) all other candidates eligible for 10-point veteran perference; (3) candidates eligible for 5-point veteran preference; and (4) candidates not eligible for veteran preference.

Your rating will be based on your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following competencies that are required to perform the work of this position.

  • Ability to develop, implement and administer a system of records.
  • Ability to operate computers, scanners and telephones to complete assignments.
  • Knowledge of basic computer software applications such as database, spreadsheet and word processing.
  • Ability to follow instructions and complete assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

On-Line Questionnaire: Please make sure that your responses to the on-line questionnaire are supported in your resume. All answers provided in the online process must be substantiated in your application package. If your work history, competencies, and/or your supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you will not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the competencies.

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".


BENEFITS:

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You will be eligible for annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:Leave

Health Insurance: After one year of continuous service, you will be eligible to enroll in the health benefits program at full cost.



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.

2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

3. If you are a student and veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach legible a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. You must submit the required documentation to verify/confirm your claim, or you will NOT be given veteran's preference. Additional veteran's information is found at http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp

4. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized under the Federal Travel Regulation for this position.

5. Number of Vacancies: This announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies if necessary.

6. Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applicants are advised that a variety of public facilities such as schools, public libraries, state employment offices and regional job centers provide access to computers at no charge. Help may also be available to targeted groups through a variety of public assistance agencies.



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 Thursday, May 09, 2013to 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.

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 875627.

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 Thursday, May 09, 2013to 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 Online 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

-Resume--We encourage you to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you choose to use your own resume make sure it lists all of the required information needed (including hours per week worked and month and year of employment).

-Transcripts-- Copies of your current transcripts."Unofficial" transcripts are acceptable if they have all the necessary information. (Prior to appointment an official transcript will be required).

-Verification of Enrollment-- A letter from your educational institution that confirms the following: The degree/diploma program in which you are enrolled; that you are enrolled on at least a half-time basis; and your anticipated graduation date.

-Veterans Preference documentation-- If you are a student entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the level of veterans preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. Missing documentation may result in a change or removal of your claim for Veterans preference. If you are claiming preference as a TP Veteran your profile must contain a copy of your DD-214 (member copy - 4), Certificate of Release, or Discharge from active military service. If you are claiming preference as a CP, CPS, or XP veteran your profile must also attach a SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, with all applicable supporting documentation as instructed in the SF-15. -Response to Assessment Questionnaire.

-Miscellaneous-- any supporting document that does not already have its own type listed.

DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resumes with these attachments cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Kathy Edwards
Phone: (970)586-1313
TDD: 970-586-1399
Email: KATHY_EDWARDS@NPS.GOV
Agency Information:
Intermountain Regional Office Lakewood
1000 HWY 36
Estes Park, CO
80517
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

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Job Announcement Number:

IMDR-13-253

Control Number:

341743000