US Department of the Interior Recruitment 2020 - US Department of the Interior present a chance to apply Park Ranger that will be placed in Trenton.
This vacancy announcement is part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service coordinated advertisement for four Park Rangers GS-0025-7. For this position, you will be responsible for the formulation and execution of natural resource and interpretive plans and programs and community engagement, including the promotion of, and analyzing the effectiveness and visitor appeal of visitor services/community engagement programs.
As a Park Ranger your duties will include but are not limited to the following:
Developing interpretive materials such as pamphlets, exhibits, and signs.
Providing on-site interpretive service.
Developing and presenting on and off site environmental education programs for a variety of audiences.
Drafting and conducting a variety of environmental education curricula and other educational products.
Preparing and conducting teacher training and orientation programs
Assisting with the implementation of a comprehensive public outreach program through a variety of written and oral communication for printed publications, web and social media.
Drafting and preparing a variety of written materials including news releases, articles, and event flyers.
Speaking to groups to explain the Service's and refuge's programs and policies.
Staffing information desks in visitor center.
May operate passenger vehicles and light trucks, off-road vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles and snow machines, and small watercraft.
Training and managing volunteers for a variety of projects and information desk service.
25% or lessYou may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0025 Park Ranger
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for the Selective Service. To verify registration visit SSS.gov.
Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform required
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license at all times during your tenure
Unusual Tour of Duty (Nights / Weekends)
Only experience and education obtained by 09/14/2020 will be considered. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work.
IMPORTANT: Human Resources is not permitted to "read between the lines," make assumptions about, or infer what duties you performed in your work history. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and your resume must reflect either full-time or 40 hours per week. If a part-time work schedule is reflected, the hours must be annotated to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. You will not receive any credit for a position listed that does not indicate hours per week.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must A, B, C or D below:
A. I have 1 year of specialized experience that was equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service. Examples of this type of experience include: developing and presenting interpretive programs; preparing and conducting environmental education/interpretive programs; assisting with the training of volunteers in a natural resources setting; assisting with the management of recreation opportunities such as hunting, camping, fishing, and hiking; and assisting with the development of interpretive materials, such as brochures, guidebooks, handouts, and exhibits. This experience is described in my resume/application.
B. I have completed 1 full academic year of graduate level education leading to a Masters degree or equivalent degree with the major study in courses related to the duties of this position. Examples of this type of study include 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. I will submit copies of my college transcripts.
C. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in response A above and education as described in response B above. (Determine the percentage of qualifying specialized experience you possess and determine the percentage of qualifying education you possess. Add the two percentages together. The total percentage must equal at least 100% in order to qualify based on a combination of experience and education). This experience is described in my resume/application and I will submit copies of my college transcripts.
D. I have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree and possess Superior Academic Achievement (SAA). I meet one of the following: I had a 3.0 average (on a scale of 4.0) based on the average of all completed college courses at the time of application or courses completed during the final 2 years of undergraduate curriculum OR I had a 3.5 average or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of all completed college courses at the time of application or course completed during the final 2 years of undergraduate curriculum OR I was elected to a national scholastic honor society. If qualifying for SAA based on grade point average no more than 10% of course work may be graded on a pass/fail or non-traditional grade basis. I will submit copies of my college transcripts.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
This position is also open to status candidates under announcement R3-20-10902356-SD-MP. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been or may be involuntarily separated (e.g. reduction in force, declining to relocate/transfer outside their local commuting area) from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified with a score of 80; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal or Removal Notice; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; or Removal and most recent performance appraisal.). For more information visit: OPM's Employee Guide to Career Transition
To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
This position is suitable for telework and may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.
A PCS Move is authorized as follows: travel and relocation expenses will be authorized in accordance with the Federal travel regulations, except contractor provided home sale. All moving expenses are taxable.
Additional Vacancies: One or more positions may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area.
The salary for each location:
Trenton, MI Salary: $47,492-$61,735
Bloomington, MN Salary: $46,499-$60,445
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you meet the qualifications your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications which resulted in you being listed in the highest quality category, you may lose consideration, or be assigned to a lower quality category for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of visitor service management in order to develop and lead interpretive, environmental education and wildlife oriented recreation activities.
Ability to communicate in writing, including the use of computer software programs to create interpretive materials.
Ability to communicate orally on natural resource and science based curriculum and information to diverse audiences of varied backgrounds and age levels.
Knowledge of conservation and natural resource management principles and practices in order to incorporate them in educational programs, exhibits, and other visitor services programs.
Understanding of habitat requirements and ecological relationships of wildlife with knowledge of organizational and political factors affecting visitor services programming and planning.
Knowledge of pertinent aspects of economics, sociology, and behavioral sciences to relate users' demands and interests to the refuge's Visitor Services program.
Administrative skills in order to ensure that logistical arrangements, supplies, publications, and services are available to implement the visitor services program.
All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The category ratings for this position are: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified.
The category rating process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
You must submit a complete application package which includes:
RESUME. At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume. OPM Resume Writing Tips
COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS, if the position has education requirements, or if you are using your education to qualify. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. A copy of your official transcripts will be required if you are selected. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION, if applicable. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing you were honorably discharged. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference in addition to the proof required by that form (i.e. VA letter).
CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION, if applicable. Documentation/proof that you are eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the
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