Park Ranger (Protection), GS-0025-05


Vacancy ID: 781138   Announcement Number: SROC-GLBA-13-781138   USAJOBS Control Number: 330660200

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781138
1. Title of Job

Park Ranger (Protection), GS-0025-05
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

05

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

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Minimum Qualifications

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 (Interpretive), GS-0025-05 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.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience could include Park Guide or tour leader; environmental educator or teacher; law enforcement or investigative work; archeological or historical preservation research work; forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area; 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; or other similar work. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of at least the GS-4 grade level in the federal service.

B. I have four years of education above high school (120 semester hour or 180 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or 24 semester hours of course work in a related field, and I do not have the experience described in A above. (Related fields of study include natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archaeology, 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.)

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: If you are using education to qualify you must document your degree in your resume. If your degree was not in one of the directly-related fields listed in this response, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or a complete list of college courses taken that identifies for each course the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade received, and date completed. We cannot determine eligibility without this information. (A copy of your transcripts will be required before entrance on duty, if selected).

C. I have NOT completed 1 full year of specialized experience as described in 1A above or the 4 years of education as indicated in 1B above, but I have an equivalent combination of education and experience. NOTE: Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to l year of specialized experience. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described in A above(50% of the experience requirement), and 3 years of college study from an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education) which included at least 12 semester hours of related coursework as specified in B above (50% of the related coursework required).

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

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.

Selective Factor - Law Enforcement Commission

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.

Selective Factor - Driver's License

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 each of the following tasks, choose the statement from the list below that best describe your experience and/or training. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, narratives, and other relevant documents you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

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 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.

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 each of the following tasks, choose the statement from the list below that best describe your experience and/or training. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, narratives, and other relevant documents you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

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 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

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.

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