Park Ranger (P),GL-0025-09


Vacancy ID: 835563   Announcement Number: WRST835563DEKD   USAJOBS Control Number: 336935200

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 835563
1. Title of Job

Park Ranger (P),GL-0025-09
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

09

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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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

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


021542261 McCarthy, AK

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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Category 01 and 02, "Ethnicity", check only one; category 03 through 07, "Race", check all that apply; category 08-10, "Disability Status" select one; category 12-20 "Targeted Disabilities", in the case of multiple impairments, choose the code which describes the impairment that would result in the most substantial limitation; category 11 applies to Schedule A appointment eligibility.


01 01 - Hispanic or Latino
02 02 - Not Hispanic or Latino
03 03 - White
04 04 - Black or African American
05 05 - Asian
06 06 - Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
07 07 - American Indian or Alaska Native
08 08 - No Disability
09 09 - I do not wish to Identify my Disability
10 10 - Disability
11 11 - I am on or eligible for a Schedule A appointment (See "How to Apply" in the Vacancy Announcement for eligibility details)
12 12 - Deafness
13 13 - Blindness
14 14 - Missing Limbs
15 15 - Partial Paralysis
16 16 - Total Paralysis
17 17 - Convulsive Disorder
18 18 - Mental Retardation
19 19 - Mental Illness
20 20 - Distortion of Limb or Spine

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Minimum Qualifications for a Park Ranger (LE), GL-0025-09

1. From the descriptions below, select the one response that best describes how your background meets the basic experience or education requirements for a Park Ranger (Law Enforcement), GL-0025-09 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 have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GL-07 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 experience in performing law enforcement duties for protection, conservation, use and management of natural and/or cultural resources in the park areas or similar operations which involve the application of law enforcement authorities and procedures to protect visitors and resources.

B. I have at least two years of progressively higher level graduate level study, a master's, or equivalent graduate degree 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.

C. I have an equivalent combination of education and experience. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described in A above (50% of the experience requirement), and one year (18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours) of directly-related graduate level college study in an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education).

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

Law Enforcement Commission (SELECTIVE FACTOR)

2. In addition to the basic qualifications, applicants must possess at minimum a current Level II Law Enforcement Commission. 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. Applicants must document how they meet this requirement, as indicated below, to be considered qualified for this position.

A. I currently hold, or have previously held, within the past three years, a National Park Service Level I or Level II Law Enforcement Commission issued by the National Park Service Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA. (You must indicate your commission number and date, location and date of your last 40-hour refresher training, and date of your last established proficiency in the use of firearms in your resume).

B. I am enrolled or currently attending the National Park Service Law Enforcement Training Program. (You must indicate your expected completion date in your resume).

C. I do not have a National Park Service Level I or Level II Law Enforcement Commission and will not be able to obtain one prior to entering on duty.

Age for entry requirements (SELECTIVE FACTOR)

3. This is a COVERED primary law enforcement position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S. C. 8336(c) (CSRS) and 8412(d) (FERS). Applicants for this position must be at least 21 years of age, AND have not reached their 37th birthday prior to the closing date of this announcement. The maximum entry age (MEA) of 37 applies. Please select the response below that best describes how you meet this requirement.

A. I am at least 21 years of age and will not have reached my 37th birthday prior to the closing date of this announcement.

B. I am a current or former Federal employee who is over 36 years of age; however, I have prior covered and creditable service in fire fighter or law enforcement covered (6c) position, that when subtracted from my chronological age, puts my MEA below 37.

C. I am a veteran who is eligible for veterans preference ("preference eligible"), you may be eligible for a waiver of the maximum entry age for this position if you are otherwise qualified and meet medical and fitness requirements. If you are claiming veteran's preference, you must submit proof of your veterans' preference. Please be advised that if you do not submit this required documentation of your service, you will not be eligible for consideration of this limited waiver of the maximum entry age.

D. I do not meet the age requirements for this position.

Ability to perform law enforcement activities and investigations.

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.

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- I 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 the performance of this task, and/or am considered an expert in the performance of this task, or have trained (or am consulted by others) on how to do it.

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

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

6. Perform backcountry law enforcement patrols in a national park or similar setting. (Be sure to specifically describe this experience in your resume.)

7. Investigate watercraft related incidents or accidents and issue citations.

8. Work with law enforcement officials from NPS, other Federal agencies, and/or State and local jurisdictions in performing detection, investigation, apprehension, prosecution, and other related law enforcement activities. (Be sure to specifically describe this experience in your resume.)

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

10. Monitor and inspect use of various resources such as buildings, lands and shorelines, rivers, timberlands, concessions, docks, trails, etc.

11. Monitor concession facilities and operations as well as special use and other permit holders relative to function/operation and potential impacts on the cultural and natural resources and policies.

12. Educate the public about environmentally fragile natural and cultural resources and requirements pertaining to their use.

13. Enforce regulations and restrictions such as fish and game regulations, permit requirements and restrictions, public use limitations/restrictions, etc. (Be sure to specifically describe this experience in your resume.)

14. Utilize effective law enforcement officer safety techniques.

15. Apply proper arrest procedures.

16. Apply appropriate search and seizure laws.

Ability to perform emergency medical response duties and conduct search and rescue operations.

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

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

19. Respond to lost person incidents in backcountry environments.

20. Lead, direct, or perform search or search and rescue in backcountry/wilderness areas.

21. Lead/perform high and low angle rescue operations in a variety of environments including water, snow, and rocky terrain.

22. Utilize search and rescue carryout equipment.

23. Lead or perform assigned emergency response duties within the Incident Command System (ICS)

24. Serve as a member of an all-risk operations team.

25. Participate in fire prevention or suppression operations.

26. For this question only, select either A, B, C, or D below to indicate the highest level of emergency response medical training you have completed. (Do not select response E for this question only.)

A. I currently possess EMT-Basic (or higher level) certification (you must indicate certification, where obtained, and expiration date on your resume).

B. I do not meet A above, but I have completed First Responder or Advanced First Aid training and possess current certification such as Red Cross, State, or other certification. (You must indicate certification, where obtained, and expiration date on your resume).

C. I do not meet A or B above, but I have completed a course and possess current certification in basic first aid and/or CPR. (Please identify this training in your resume with date and title of class.)

D. I do not currently possess any medical/first aid training certification as above.

Ability to perform work in a wilderness setting, and perform natural and cultural resource, and backcountry management.

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.

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- I 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 the performance of this task, and/or am considered an expert in the performance of this task, or have trained (or am consulted by others) on how to do it.

27. Live and work in remote backcountry areas for extended periods of time with limited supervision. (Be sure to specifically describe this experience in your resume.)

28. Work with local native groups, local land owners, and local community groups in a rural setting.

29. Monitor and report conditions of park resources.

30. Monitor and record the impact of visitor use, and commercial use on natural and cultural resources.

31. Lead/ perform resource protection activities such as hunting and fishing patrols and/or wildlife management. (Be sure to specifically describe this experience in your resume.)

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

33. Educate visitors regarding activities that impact upon the preservation of natural and cultural resources, such as wild animal behavior and precautions, wilderness ethics, and wilderness survival.

34. Educate and inform visitors about the significance and rarity of park resources, resource conservation, and ecologically sound park use practices.

35. Implement management policies and regulations on natural, historical and cultural preservation.

36. Evaluate and mitigate potential resource issues such as human/animal conflicts, resource damage, and permit limitations.

37. Respond to or investigate poaching incidents.

38. Navigate in the back country utilizing a map, compass, and/or GPS.

39. Independently travel by four-wheel drive vehicles, other off-road vehicles, or snow machines.

40. Perform backcountry patrol operations in bear country.

41. Travel in the backcountry, using minimum impact techniques such as Leave No Trace.

42. Use wilderness survival skills.

Ability to communicate effectively/Interpersonal skills.

43. Collaborate with others, or work with teams to accomplish assigned activities.

44. Develop and maintain relationships with individuals and groups from a variety of cultures and diverse viewpoints. (Be sure to specifically describe this experience in your resume.)

45. Give interpretive presentations to visitors to provide orientation and describe the natural, cultural or historic features of an area.

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

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

48. 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.

49. Give directions, and provide information on park resources and visitor safety information to the public.

50. Inform visitors of potential outdoor safety hazards.

51. Communicate with partners/customers such as concessionaires, community members, park in-holders, etc.

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

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

54. Prepare technical law enforcement reports, documentation, or forms.

Please answer yes or no

55. Are you willing to wear a National Park Service Uniform?

A. Yes
B. No

56. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence?

A. Yes
B. No

57. Are you willing to carry a firearm?

A. Yes
B. No

58. Are you willing to travel in a small aircraft?

A. Yes
B. No

59. Do you have a valid driver's license?

A. Yes
B. No