Colorado Plateau Dark Skies Cooperative Coordinator


Vacancy ID: 769165   Announcement Number: IMDE-13-012   USAJOBS Control Number: 329773000

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491170019 Moab, UT

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Thank you for your interest in the Colorado Plateau Dark Skies Cooperative Coordinator position. Your responses to this questionnaire in conjunction with other portions of your completed application will be evaluated to determine your qualifications. All the information you provide may be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your resume, by checking references, and through other means such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work. Please carefully follow all instructions before submitting your responses. You must select only ONE response for each item. If you change a response, be certain to erase (unclick) the incorrect response before you submit the application. Once you have submitted your application, items with more than one response or that are left blank will not receive credit.

1. From the responses below, select the one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualification requirements for a Park Ranger/Outdoor Recreation Planner (Colorado Plateau Dark Skies Cooperative Coordinator), GS-0023/0025-09 grade level. Read all responses before making your selection.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. To be creditable, this experience must have been in interpretation or similarly related work. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Ability to deal with people of differing backgrounds and behavioral patterns, analysis of outdoor recreation interests, habits, and needs of diversified groups, and the means for meeting those needs; review of plans and programs for natural resource utilization and recreation area development; assist in the solution of administrative, intergovernmental, socioeconomic, and other problems involved in providing adequate recreation opportunities while preserving, restoring, and enhancing the quality of the outdoor environment; park guide or tour leader; management, assistant, or program specialist work involving the development and implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations.
B. I have successfully completed at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree in one of the following fields: park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the protection of natural and cultural resources. IMPORTANT - NOTE: If you are using education to qualify you must submit a copy of your transcripts.
C. I have less than one year of specialized experience as described in A above and less than the graduate education as described in B above, but I have an equivalent combination of education and experience. IMPORTANT - NOTE: If you are using education to qualify you must submit a copy of your transcripts.
D. I do not have the experience, education, or combination of education and experience described above.

2. From the responses below, select the one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualification requirements for a Park Ranger/Outdoor Recreation Planner (Colorado Plateau Dark Skies Cooperative Coordinator), GS-0023/0025-11 grade level. Read all responses before making your selection.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. To be creditable, this experience must have been in interpretation or similarly related work. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Ability to deal with people of differing backgrounds and behavioral patterns; analysis and evaluation of outdoor recreation interests, habits, and needs of diversified groups, and the means for meeting those needs; preparation of plans and programs for natural resource utilization and recreation area development; solution of administrative, intergovernmental, socioeconomic, and other problems involved in providing adequate recreation opportunities while preserving, restoring, and enhancing the quality of the outdoor environment; park guide or tour leader; management, assistant, or program specialist work involving the development and implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations.
B. I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in one of the following fields: park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the protection of natural and cultural resources. IMPORTANT - NOTE: If you are using education to qualify you must submit a copy of your transcripts.
C. I have less than one year of specialized experience as described in A above and less than the graduate education as described in B above, but I have an equivalent combination of education and experience. IMPORTANT - NOTE: If you are using education to qualify you must submit a copy of your transcripts.
D. I do not have the experience, education, or combination of education and experience described above.


For each task listed below, select the statement from A through E that best describes your level of experience, education, and/or training. If you leave any question blank your rating will be negatively impacted. ATTENTION: For each question below, you must document your skill level in your resume. This means, for example, that if you rate yourself at the expert level (E) for a skill or task, you must document when you have supervised or trained others doing that skill or task. If you rate yourself at the independent level (D), you must show that you did the task as a regular and recurring part of a job. We will verify that you have documented your skills in your resume and your score will be lowered for skills that are not documented. If you are using the Form C, darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability section.

A- I have no knowledge of this area.
B- I have the knowledge to understand general issues and/or contribute opinions during a casual conversation concerning topics in this area.
C- I have the knowledge to teach at the high school level or train novices about issues in this area.
D- I have the knowledge to teach at the college undergraduate level or to train entry-level professionals about issues in this area.
E- I have the knowledge to teach at the graduate level or to train professional in this area.

3. Knowledge of constellations, astronomical deep sky objects and star charts.

4. Knowledge of astronomy, physics, and atmospheric science.

5. Knowledge of light pollution and outdoor lighting.

6. Knowledge of general environmental sciences.

For each task listed below, select the statement from A through E that best describes your level of experience, education, and/or training. If you leave any question blank your rating will be negatively impacted. ATTENTION: For each question below, you must document your skill level in your resume. This means, for example, that if you rate yourself at the expert level (E) for a skill or task, you must document when you have supervised or trained others doing that skill or task. If you rate yourself at the independent level (D), you must show that you did the task as a regular and recurring part of a job. We will verify that you have documented your skills in your resume and your score will be lowered for skills that are not documented. If you are using the Form C, darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability section.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

7. Develop short and long-range strategic work plans.

8. Prepare, review, and submit proposals and/or grants.

9. Oversee and track progress of project tasks.

10. Oversee cooperative efforts and/or contracts to ensure overall quality of content.

11. Develop and share best management practices to mitigate human effects on the environment.

12. Coordinate management programs with activities on adjacent lands or nearby developments for the purpose of achieving broad protection strategies and preventing human disturbance.

13. Serve as a leader of a group(s) of project members, project staff, employees, volunteers and/or others and promoting "getting along" among groups and/or co-workers.

14. Establish and maintain effective working relationships that foster open communications with individuals, staff at all levels, partner agencies, other groups and organizations.

15. Represent an organization in meetings, conferences, and interagency or inter-organizational task forces related to improvement of resource condition(s) and resource management and protection.

16. Develop and maintain partnerships with academic and other partner scientists to conduct research, monitoring, application, training, and education projects and programs.

17. Deal with others in stressful situations to gain confidence, acceptance, and understanding of resource conservation and management and night sky protection.

18. Resolve minor controversies among various groups and accurately assessing the need to elevate highly controversial issues.

19. Make verbal presentations before varied groups presenting controversial issues.

20. Work cooperatively, tactfully, and professionally with other staff, researchers, and partners on stewardship or science projects.

21. Negotiate with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance or a solution, using persuasion, consensus, and/or other negotiation techniques as required.

22. Establish positive customer service relationship, where differences must be considered and negotiated and effective communication developed.

23. Resolve controversial situations or conflicts in a professional context.

24. Prepare formal and informal interpretative programs to the general public and educational institutions.

25. Encourage members of the public to join in stewardship efforts by communicating best management practices, use of civic engagement and other techniques.

26. Plan, direct, coordinate, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of interpretive programs that include presentations to the general public and educational outreach.

27. Develop and implement a strategic outreach plan that includes outreach with visiting public, officials of local communities, other park personnel and park partners.

28. Design, layout, write, edit, and produce interpretive publications using desktop publishing software such as Adobe Illustrator or InDesign.

29. Educate the public on the significance of and need to preserve dark sky resources and connect public land visitors to night sky.

30. Prepare interpretive or educational programs on Colorado Plateau ecosystems and Dark Sky protections.

31. Develop press releases, draft talking points and key messages.

32. Create graphics or illustrations for project reports, educational materials or scientific publications.

33. Provide written and graphical management recommendations to others on protection, mitigation, and restoration projects to prevent resource damage and minimize human impacts.

34. Summarize in writing scientific information concisely, and effectively communicates key points.

35. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability. Failure to agree to this statement will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.