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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.