Park Ranger (VIP Program Coordinator)

National Park Service - Department of the Interior

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-12/11/2022-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 for each federal position listed as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of qualifying experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either “full-time” (or “40 hours a week”) or “part-time” with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. Failure to adequately provide information needed to determine number of hours worked in each position may result in that time not being credited when evaluating qualifying experience. For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected. To qualify for this position at the GS-09 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: park guide or tour leader coordinating a volunteer program including recruitment, interviewing, selection, placement, designing and evaluating volunteer activities, orientation, supervision, evaluation, and retention of employees and volunteers in order to assist with managing an effective volunteer program; environmental educator or teacher, law enforcement or investigative work related to the duties of the position; archaeological or historical preservation research work, forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area performing volunteer coordination duties; management, assistant, or program specialist work involving the development and implementation of policy related to volunteers in the park program coordination, protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations; or other volunteer program coordinator work performed with guidance and less independence. You must include hours per week worked. -OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least two full years of graduate study leading to a master’s or equivalent degree in one of the following fields: 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. You must include transcripts. -OR- Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, first take 6 months of experience (50% of the requirement) and two years above high school (50% of the requirement). Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. You must include transcripts. To qualify for this position at the GS-11 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: park guide or tour leader coordinating a volunteer program including recruitment, interviewing, selection, placement, designing and evaluating volunteer activities, orientation, supervision, evaluation, and retention of employees and volunteers in order to assist with managing an effective volunteer program; environmental educator or teacher, law enforcement or investigative work related to the duties of the position; archaeological or historical preservation research work, forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area performing volunteer coordination duties; management, assistant, or program specialist work involving the development and implementation of policy related to volunteers in the park program coordination, protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations; or other volunteer program coordinator work. You must include hours per week worked. -OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education, a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a directly-related field 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. You must include transcripts. -OR- Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. You must include transcripts. Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This is a Park Ranger (VIP Program Coordinator) position located in National Capital Parks-East, in the Partnership, Volunteer, and Youth Programs Division. As the Park-wide Volunteer Coordinator for National Capital Parks East (NACE) consisting of 2500+ volunteers annually contributing 17,000 hours of service. Open to the first 50 applicants or until 12/11/2022 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.