Claimed veterans' preference must be substantiated at the time of appointment to a federal position. Therefore, you must submit the following documentation with your application to ensure you receive proper preference and consideration:
For 5-point preference - A copy of your DD-214 will be required to support your claim for 5-point preference based on active duty service in the armed forces.
For 10-point preference - A copy of your DD-214, a Standard Form 15 (SF-15, Claim for 10-point Veterans' Preference), AND all required proof listed on the reverse side of the SF-15 are required to support your claim for 10-point preference.
30% or more disabled veteran - A copy of your DD-214 must be submitted along with verification of percent of disability (current letter dated 1991 or later from the Veterans' Administration).
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In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).
Note: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. CTAP and ICTAP eligible will be considered well qualified by attaining an eligibility rating of 85 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference.Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP elig
1. From the descriptions below, select the one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualification requirements for a Park Ranger (I), GS-0025-07. Read all responses before making your selection. If you leave this question blank, you will be rated ineligible for the position.A. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the federal service. Specialized experience demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of a Park Ranger. 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: park guide or tour leader, law enforcement or investigative work; archeological or historical preservation research work; forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualification requirements for a Park Ranger (I), GS-0025-09. Read all responses before making your selection. If you leave this question blank, you will be rated ineligible for the position.A. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the federal service. Specialized experience demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of a Park Ranger. 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: park guide or tour leader; law enforcement or investigative work; archeological or historical preservation research work; forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area.
3. Lead or direct volunteers, interns, and guide staff in the educational program at Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area incorporating educational theory, child development and participatory learning principles.
4. Understand NPS mission, goals, policies, and guidelines in conducting a curriculum-based education program.
5. Develops educational guidelines and coordinates the educational program schedules with the area school teachers and Division Chief or Superintendent.
6. Coordinate, train and coach park staff to provide educational programs, activities and workshops that incorporate educational theory, child development, and learning styles.
7. Create program standards using the state Learning Outcomes and Educational goals for K-12 curriculum in science and history.
8. Coordinate with the Division Chief or Superintendent to develop educational goals, policies, and procedures for the educational program for the park.
9. Research curriculum-based educational programs for K-12 grades for natural history, presidential history, political history and US history and develops training guides and pre-and post activity packages for science and history programs.
10. Please choose the statement below that best describes your ability to develop and implement a curriculum based educational program.
11. Use interpretive principles such as using tangibles/intangibles and universal concepts to facilitate connections between visitor interests and the meanings in the resource.
12. Develop and present a variety of programs using different techniques such as formal programs, slideshows or PowerPoint, guided walks, tours, demonstrations, living history, costumed interpretation, storytelling, etc.
13. Research, develop, and present formal interpretive walks, living history, storytelling, costumed interpretation and tours for a variety of audiences.
14. Research, develop, and present formal interpretive talks for a variety of audiences.
15. Research, develop, and present illustrated programs such as slide shows, distance learning programs, or PowerPoint for a variety of audiences.
16. Research, develop, and present interpretive demonstrations for a variety of audiences,
17. Apply my knowledge of natural and cultural resources to formal and informal interpretive programs for a variety of audiences.
18. Demonstrate ability to work with partners, such as cooperating association staff, other park divisions, volunteers, tribal members, community and friends groups, school administrators and teachers, concessionaires, etc. while developing programs.
19. Prepare and present presentations using computer software such as PowerPoint.
20. Create publications using computer software such as PageMaker.
21. Enter and retrieve data from databases such as Access.
22. Enter and retrieve data from spreadsheets such as Excel.
23. Use word processing software such as Microsoft Word to create documents.
24. Write, design and produce publications.
25. Write, design and produce exhibits.
26. Develop written interpretive media, such as site bulletins, exhibit text, newspaper articles, bulletin boards, web-site pages, junior ranger booklets, pre and post educational activities, etc.
27. Research and develop temporary exhibits for a visitor center, bulletin board, school or special event.
28. Review exhibits for content, accuracy, and grammar.
29. Assist volunteers, guide staff and interns in developing temporary exhibits.
30. Update exhibits materials and text.
31. Work in a busy environment while using multi-tasking skills, including answering phones, helping visitors, operating a two-way radio, etc.
32. Work in a stressful environment independently resolving complaints or problems, handling difficult visitors, solving minor problems, etc.
33. Present an agency or business in a professional light through employee's behavior, attitude, and appearance of the uniform or clothing.
34. Receive and secure lost and found personal property.
35. Maintain records and statistics of visitor use to facilities, programs, areas, etc.
36. Lead and coach park guides, volunteers, and interns in visitor center operations.
37. Please choose the statement below that best describes your highest level of experience in providing visitor services at a public facility.
38. I am certified in National Park Service Interpretive Competencies.
39. 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.