Park Ranger (Protection), GS-0025-05


Vacancy ID: 815388   Announcement Number: SROC-VAFO-13-815388   USAJOBS Control Number: 334677100

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

815388
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

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

424086091 King of Prussia, PA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Minimum Qualifications for GS-05

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-0025-05 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. 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-04 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, lifeguard); park guide or tour leader; resource management related to natural and cultural resources (museum technician, biological science technician, archeological technician, trail crew, etc.); fire management (wildland and/or structural); assist in the management, information dissemination, or the carrying out of programs in a park, conservation reserve or similar area (fee collection, entrance station, backcountry office, visitor use assistant, volunteer, visitor information desk, campground ranger).

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 course work are subjects 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 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 option A above or the 4 years of education as indicated in option B 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. 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 descriptions.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Criminal Law

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.

4. Recognize potential violations of Federal, State and local laws to resolve problems and enforce laws.

5. Maintain a working knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures.

6. Testify or present evidence in court or at administrative proceedings.

7. Assist prosecuting attorneys in the preparation of cases to go to court.

8. Protect natural or cultural resources from degradation due to visitor use or illegal activities.

9. Read and understand technical materials (e.g.,36 CFR, 16 USC, 18 USC, assimilated state codes, Standard Operating Procedures, superintendent's compendium, emergency operation plans, etc).

10. Gather evidence at crime and accident scenes to resolve potential violations.

11. Seize contraband or property to document evidence of violation.

12. Check for permits (e.g., backcountry camping, boating, camping, fishing, etc.) to determine compliance with relevant laws or regulations.

13. Issue written warnings and/or citations to stop violative behavior and resolve the situation.

Use of Force and Self Defense

14. Search persons to determine possession of contraband or illegal property.

15. Maintain firearms to ensure their proper functioning during law enforcement duties.

16. Maintain defensive equipment (e.g., Taser, pepper spray, batons) to ensure their proper functioning during law enforcement duties.

17. Use defensive equipment (e.g., Taser, pepper spray, batons) in performing law enforcement duties.

18. Arrest persons for suspected or known violations.

19. Detain persons suspected of, or known for, perpetrating violations.

20. Perform crowd control in adversarial, contentious, or otherwise sensitive situations.

21. Intervene in violent confrontations between difficult or distressed individuals to prevent, diffuse, or resolve the conflict.

Oral Communication

22. Warn persons verbally to stop violative behavior and resolve the situation.

23. Provide general information orally to inform visitors about park resources and regulations.

24. Provide specific or complex information orally to inform others about park policies or regulations, controversial or politically sensitive topics, etc.

25. Operate a radio system to communicate with others.

26. Report orally on the conditions of park resources (e.g., wildlife, air quality, water resources, beach erosion, historical structures, trails, archeological resources, etc.) to ensure any necessary action is initiated.

27. Describe orally a violation's impact to the preservation of natural and cultural resources to educate visitors.

28. Present informal interpretation to educate visitors on the natural, cultural, or historic features of an area.

29. Answer questions from the public to provide general information and assistance.

Interpersonal Skills

30. Explain rationale behind laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures to facilitate compliance.

31. Verify facts to determine events, causes, and those involved in a situation.

32. Enforce resource protection laws and regulations to ensure resources are protected and violative actions are minimized.

33. esolve conflicts or disputes of a non-violent nature to protect public safety and security.

34. Interview witnesses to obtain information about an event or incident.

35. Inform visitors of potential outdoor safety hazards to protect public safety.

36. Communicate with injured or sick persons to provide appropriate emergency medical care.

Writing

37. Document evidence gathered at crime and accident scenes to ensure an organized investigation.

38. Use computer and related software to perform law enforcement related tasks (e.g., email, internet search, word processing to document findings, required online training, etc).

39. Complete medical documentation (e.g., EMS form) to provide accurate and thorough information on patient care.

40. Write case incident reports to describe or document violation of law, events, or resource conditions.

41. Complete forms, documents, or routine reports (e.g., search and rescue reports, wildland fire reports, daily patrol logs, etc).

Verification Statement

42. 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.