Park Ranger (Sculptor), GS-0025-05


Vacancy ID: 992133   Announcement Number: SROC-SAGA-14-992133   USAJOBS Control Number: 355337500

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

992133
1. Title of Job

Park Ranger (Sculptor), 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

19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Park Ranger Sculptor

21. Geographic Availability

330081019 Cornish Flat, NH

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Minimum Qualifications

1. From the directions below, (A though D), select one response that best describes how your background meets the basic experience or education requirements for a Park Ranger (Sculptor), 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.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 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 implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of park areas of similar operations; or other similar work. To be credible, this experience must have been equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of at least the GS-04 grade level in the federal service.

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 fields of study include natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archaeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, museum sciences, business administration, public administration, behavioral sciences, sociology, or other closer related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources.)

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 4 years of education as indicated in 1B 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. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to 1 year of specialized experience. 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 statements.


Figurative Sculptural Processes and Techniques

2. In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, selectee must have demonstrated experience of figurative sculptural processes and techniques. 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 this position. Your resume must clearly support your response. If this is not documented in your resume no matter if you select A you will be found ineligible. Please document your experience in the resume.

A. I have demonstrated experience and formal training in producing sculpture using figurative sculptural processes and techniques.
B. I do not have education and/or experience that provided me with the knowledge of figurative sculptural processes and techniques.


Teaching adults classes by providing knowledge and experience relating to subject of figurative sculptural techniques.

3. In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, selectee must have experience in teaching of figurative sculptural processes and techniques in a workshop or classroom environment. 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 this position. Your resume must clearly support your response. If this is not documented in your resume no matter if you select A you will be found ineligible. Please document your experience in the resume.

A. I have performed and experience providing teaching to adults on the subject of figurative sculptural techniques in a class room environment or workshop.
B. I have never provided a workshop or a classroom environment where I display teaching on figurative sculptural techniques.



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.

It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills 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- 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 regarded as expert in performing this task, and/or have trained, or am consulted by others, on how to do this.

Important: The information you provide in your application materials must support the level you claim in your responses to the questions below, by providing details of your relevant experience. This is especially critical for each D or E response you claim. If not, your score will be lowered.


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

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

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

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

8. Deliver interpretive information about sculpture that requires the adaptation of methods or techniques to meet the needs of diverse audiences (different ages, levels of knowledge or understanding of the subject), or interest levels.

9. Show understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern; relate well to people from varied backgrounds and situations.

10. Facilitate through interpretation the opportunity for visitors to make meaningful, personal connections with park resources (tangibles).

11. Present interpretive talks or guided tours in a museum, gallery, or private collection.

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

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

13. Assess customer needs to provide appropriate levels of information or assistance.

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

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

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

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

Ability to research, develop and teach a variety of formal and structured thematic interpretive classes and workshops.

18. Conduct formal and informal interpretive programs on figurative sculptural techniques and processes.

19. Prepare sketches, drawings, models, piece molds and casting in plaster.

20. Conduct demonstrations on the Lost Wax casting process and mold making.

21. Interpret various figurative sculptural processes; creation of works in plaster, clay and bronze.

22. Develop workshops about the figurative and/or relief sculpture process.

23. Conduct sculpting workshops in conjunction with teacher's established lesson plans for school groups.

24. Teach basic sculptural processes.

25. Write narrative text about figurative sculpting for handouts and/or exhibits.

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

27. Provide information to the public about cultural and historical oriented topics to answer questions, stimulate their interest and appreciation.

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

Verification Statement

29. 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.