Park Ranger (Protection), GS-0025-07


Vacancy ID: 781118   Announcement Number: SROC-GLBA-13-781118   USAJOBS Control Number: 330655500

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781118
1. Title of Job

Park Ranger (Protection), GS-0025-07
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

07

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Park Ranger (Protection)

21. Geographic Availability

020910232 Gustavus, AK
022860282 Yakutat, AK

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Minimum Qualifications for GS-07

1. From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your background meets the basic experience or education requirements for a Park Ranger (Protection), GS-0025-07 position. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these minimum qualifications, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position. Your application materials must support the answers you claim in this assessment. If not, you will be found not qualified or your score will be lowered.

A. I possess one year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the federal service. Specialized experience demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of a Park Ranger (Protection). Experience may have been in technical, administrative, or scientific work, fish and wildlife management, recreation management, law enforcement, or other park-related work. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include but are not limited to the following: law enforcement or investigative work; emergency services (emergency medical, search and rescue, emergency dispatch); park guide or tour leader; resource management related to natural and cultural resources (biological science technician); fire management (wildland and/or structural); work involving the enforcement of regulations and/or carrying out policies and programs related to the protection, conservation, or resources management of a park or similar area.

B. One year of graduate level study in directly-related fields such as 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. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled. (You MUST submit a copy of transcripts OR a listing coursework that includes with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. A copy of your official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty, if selected).

C. I have NOT completed 1 full year (12 months) of specialized experience as described in A above or the 1 year of qraduate level study as indicated in B above, but I have an equivalent combination of education and experience. For GS-7:  Example:  6 months of specialized experience as described above may be combined with one-half year (9 semester hours) of graduate level college study in a directly-related field of study as described above to meet the qualifications requirements for the GS-7.

D. I do not meet or exceed any of the above descriptions.

Selective Factor: Minimum Age Requirement

2. This position has a mandatory requirement that applicants for this position must be at least 21 years of age.  Please select one response that best describes how you meet this requirement.

A. Yes, I will reach my 21st birthday, by the entrance on duty date.
B. No, I will not have reached my 21st birthday, by the entrance on duty date.

3. In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, selectees must possess or be able to obtain a National Park Service, Level II, Law Enforcement Commission or equivalent by entrance on duty date, which requires successful completion of an approved Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program. Please select the response below that best describes your qualifications in this area. If you do not meet the requirements of this selective factor, you will be rated ineligible for these positions. You MUST submit documentation of how you meet this requirement, as indicated below, to be considered qualified for this position.

A. I currently hold, or have previously held, a National Park Service seasonal (Level II) or full (Level I) law enforcement commission, or equivalent, within the past three years.

B. I will successfully complete a Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program at one of the following National Park Service approved participating colleges and universities prior to entering on duty: Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely, Colorado; Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio; Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona; Santa Rose Junior College, Petaluma, California; Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, Washington; Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania; Southwestern Community College, Franklin, North Carolina; University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts; and Vermilion Community College, Ely, Minnesota.

C. I do not have a National Park Service law enforcement commission and will not be able to obtain one prior to entering on duty.

4. I possess a current valid state driver's license in good standing. Upon tentative selection, you will be required to submit driver's license information.

A. Yes, I possess a valid state driver's license or will be able to obtain one prior to entering on duty.
B. No, I do not possess a valid state driver's license nor will I be able to obtain one prior to entering on duty.

Knowledge of law enforcement techniques and investigative functions.

For the questions below, please select from A through E to indicate the skill level that you possess for each task listed. The questions were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your application packet submitted for this position (application form or resume, transcripts, list and description of training completed and/or other items you submit). If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C- Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from senior employee.
E- I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

5. Perform road patrols and traffic enforcement in a national park or similar setting. (Be sure to specifically describe this experience in your resume.)

6. Perform resource protection activities such as hunting patrols, wildlife management, fire, resource education, and archeological site monitoring. (Be sure to specifically describe this experience in your resume.)

7. Investigate motor vehicle accidents and issue citations.

8. Respond to emergency calls and take initial action such as to preserve the peace, resolve problems or disputes, protect visitors and resources, pursue and apprehend violators, and enforce regulations.

9. Gain compliance with laws and regulations through methods extending from using verbal or written warnings to citation and physical custody arrest.

10. Enforce regulations and restrictions such as fish and game regulations, permit requirements and restrictions, public use limitations/restrictions, etc.

11. Independently recognize, preserve, document, and gather evidence at minor crime and accident scenes.

12. Monitor and inspect use of various resources such as buildings, lands and shorelines, leased land, concessions, docks, roads, etc.

13. Educate the public about public land resources and requirements pertaining to their use.

14. Utilize effective law enforcement officer safety techniques.

15. Apply proper arrest procedures.

16. Apply appropriate search and seizure laws.

17. Conducts patrols by 4-wheel drive vehicles, off road vehicles, on foot, as an observer in small aircraft, etc.

18. Conducts patrols via motorized vessels.

19. Perform work alone in a remote area.

Skill in emergency services.

20. Respond to emergency incidents. (Be sure to specifically describe this experience in your resume.)

21. Provide appropriate medical treatment within the scope of your training and established protocols.

22. Complete accurate and thorough medical documentation.

23. Serve as a member of all-risk operations such as search and rescue, wildland and structural fire, etc.

24. Respond to lost person incidents in wilderness areas.

25. Utilize search and rescue carryout equipment.

26. Experience as a medical aid, providing routine or non-professional medical care.

27. Have had on-the-job or classroom instruction in handling emergencies.

28. Possess knowledge of the incident command system.

29. Experience in natural disaster response.

30. For this question only, select either A, B, or C below to indicate if you possess current certification in First Responder or higher level of certification. (Do not select response D or E for this question only.)

A. I currently possess First Responder or higher level of medical certification (you must indicate type of certificate, where obtained, and expiration date on your resume).
B. I will successfully complete First Responder or higher level of medical training prior to entering on duty this summer (you must indicate school you will be/are attending and your expected completion date on your resume).
C. I do not have First Responder or higher level of medical certification,
and will not be able to obtain this prior to entering on duty this summer.

Knowledge of methods and techniques of Natural, Cultural, and Historical resource management and protection measures.

For the questions below, please select from A through E to indicate the skill level that you possess for each task listed. The questions were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your application packet submitted for this position (application form or resume, transcripts, list and description of training completed and/or other items you submit). If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C- Have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from senior employee.
E- I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

31. Monitor and report on conditions of park resources such as threatened and endangered species, historic structures, animal/plant poaching, animal/plant invasive species, etc.

32. Serve as a team member while performing resource protection duties involving natural and/or archeological and historic resources.

33. Experience enforcing Archeological Resource Protection Act laws.

34. Completed training in resource management principles and practices related to the protection of natural and/or archeological and historical resources.

35. Perform monitoring and day-to-day observation of concession facilities to verify satisfactory conditions and operations.

36. Monitor routine file and/or special use permits for compliance with established conditions and policies.

Ability to communicate orally.

37. Answer questions from the public to provide information and assistance, and to resolve problems.

38. Educate visitors regarding the rules and limitations on park usage and visitor safety, and gain friendly compliance with the regulations.

39. Educate visitors regarding activities that impact upon the preservation of natural and cultural resources.

40. Maintain courtesy and rapport with individuals when contacting them to gain their cooperation; for example, when contacting visitors who are behaving in an unsafe way, or are not in compliance with park rules, in order to obtain their compliance.

41. Give directions, and provide information on park resources and visitor safety information.

42. Communicate with a high volume of visitors or customers in face-to-face public/customer contact.

43. Provide information to the public about the surrounding historic, cultural, or natural resources of interest in the area (such as in work as a tour guide, park guide, docent, or naturalist).

44. Inform visitors of potential outdoor safety hazards.

45. Experience working at a park information office or similar setting suggesting brochures, books, or informational materials in response to visitor interest in a resource or park natural feature.

46. Communicate with concessionaires, community members, park in-holders, etc.

Ability to communicate in writing.

47. Prepare correspondence in reply to written inquiries and communications.

48. Prepare written handouts or other routine informational materials (to inform park visitors or rules, for example).

49. Compose documents or correspondence involving simple or routine park or resource information, such as letters to provide information on park hours or services, or to advise on permit requirements or availability.

50. Write technical law enforcement reports and documentation or forms.

Verification Statement

51. As previously explained, 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.