Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-07

Vacancy ID: 855587   Announcement Number: SROC-JELA-13-855587   USAJOBS Control Number: 339358100

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1. Title of Job

Park Ranger (Interpretation), GS-0025-07
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


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

19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Park Ranger (Interpretation)

21. Geographic Availability

222250057 Thibodaux, LA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Minimum Qualifications, GS-0025-07

1. From the descriptions below (A through D), select one response that best describes how your background meets the basic experience or education requirements for a Park Ranger (Interpretive), GS-0025-07 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-5 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/or 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-5 grade level in the federal service.

B. I do not have the specialized experience described in A above, but I do possess one full year of graduate study in one of the following fields: natural resource management, natural sciences, marine biology/sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, wetlands ecology, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources. (One year of graduate education is 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours).

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: If you are using education to qualify you must document your course work and/or degree completed in your resume or other application materials you submit. 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. If you are qualifying based on education and you do not submit specific course work information as described previously, your application will be rated not qualified for consideration. (A copy of your official 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 1 year of graduate study in a field directly-related to the work of this position as shown in 1B above, but I have an equivalent combination of such education and experience. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described in A above (50% of the experience requirement), and one-half year (9 semester hours or 14 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 statements.

Ability to communicate orally to diverse groups and in a variety of settings.

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.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your application packet submitted for this position (application form or resume, transcripts, list and description of training completed and/or other items you submit). If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

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 am regarded as expert in performing this task, and/or have trained others (or am consulted by others) on how to do it.

2. Present informational talks, guided tours, briefings, and/or lectures to various audiences to inform or educate.

3. Respond verbally to customers' inquiries for information, direction, and/or guidance.

4. Initiate verbal communication with customers in a variety of settings to inform, educate, and/or guide.

5. Promote an organization's programs and services to encourage public interest.

6. Negotiate with individuals or organizations to resolve conflicts, disputes, or grievances.

Ability to communicate in writing.

7. Respond in writing to customers' inquiries for information, direction, and/or guidance

8. Write letters, reports, program/presentation outlines, or other documents for information purposes.

9. Draft bulletins, brochures, or articles for eventual publication.

Ability to research, develop, and present a variety of formal, structured, and impromptu thematic interpretive programs such as talks, guided walks and off-site programs to diverse audiences.

10. Research scientific, technical, and/or historical sources to develop information and educational programs.

11. Translate scientific, technical, and/or historical information into understandable concepts for diverse audiences.

12. Provide information to the public about cultural, historical or natural science oriented topics to answer questions, stimulate their interest and appreciation.

13. Utilize a variety of interpretive techniques (such as metaphors, storytelling, analogies) to deliver information to diverse audiences.

14. Develop or upgrade interpretive products (such as exhibit text, trail guide, web cast), for natural, historical, or cultural programs, publications, or exhibits.

15. Utilize interpretive principles (such as tangible resources, intangible resources, universal concepts) to facilitate intellectual and/or emotional connections between audiences' interests and their surroundings.

16. Develop interpretive programs (such as activities, short talks, presentations) using interpretive techniques, products and principles.

Ability to communicate effectively and provide excellent customer service (Interpersonal skills).

17. Assess customer needs to provide appropriate level of information or assistance.

18. Provide direction to, information on, and orientation regarding services or activities of interest to the public.

19. Serve as a front-line representative of an organization to greet customers and answer questions.

20. Direct customers with problems, questions, or complaints to the appropriate person.

21. Educate customers regarding rules, regulations, and safety concerns to gain compliance.

Skill in daily operation of a busy visitor center/information desk, sales outlet, bookstore, or similar facility to include providing frontline information and support services.

22. Perform opening and closing procedures for an information center or place of business according to established procedures.

23. Fill out daily reports to account for sales.

24. Operate cash register or credit card machines to accomplish work in business operations.

25. Maintain inventory, stock, and accountable property.

26. Collect cash or other payments in high volume sales operation (such as a busy entrance station, sales outlet, or visitor contact station).

Skill in operating computers, various computer programs, and office equipment.

27. Use multimedia (such as, audio-visual equipment, computer software) to create informational presentations or products.

28. Use computer software for internet research, word processing and data entry to accomplish work.

29. Operate standard office equipment other than computers (such as telephone, fax, photocopier, calculator) to accomplish work.

Ability to train, influence, and motivate co-workers and volunteers.

30. Provide on-the-job training and assistance to team members.

31. Mentor team members by providing guidance and feedback

32. Explain a portion of a project or operation to team members.

33. Direct team members to accomplish projects and/or daily operations.

Verification Statement

34. 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.