Park Ranger (I)
National Park Service - Department of the Interior
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-03/24/2023-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 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized 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. To qualify for this position at the GS-09 grade level, you must possess the following minimum qualifications by the closing date of this announcement. EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Qualifying specialized experience is experience that involved actively engage and interact with local communities through on and off-site representation and interpretive programming. Coordinate the development and implementation of special projects from beginning to end. Conduct research on visitor use trends and statistics for developing interpretive presentations. Provide recommendations on short and long-range planning for curriculum-based education programs. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include but are not limited to park guide or tour leader, work in a park, recreation or conservation area, volunteer program management, environmental education, history and/or cultural resources education, and natural sciences. You must include hours per week worked in your resume. -OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least two full years (36 semester hours) of progressively higher level graduate education OR master’s or equivalent graduate degree in directly-related field of study 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 a copy of your transcripts. -OR- Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, divide your number of semester hours in excess of 18 semester hours by 18 or the number your school uses to represent one year of full time graduate academic study. To calculate your percentage of experience, divide your months of qualifying specialized experience by 12. Add the two percentages. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts and hours worked per week in your resume. 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. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook is available for review at: OPM Qualification Standards. ICTAP/CTAP Statement: Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Well qualified means that the applicant meets the following: OPM qualification standards for the position; all selective placement factors, where applicable; special qualifying conditions that OPM has approved for the position, where applicable; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and is rated by the organization at least at the well qualified level on all competencies.
Interpretive Rangers develop and present educational programs including guided walks and presentations, and working with audiences in a variety of park settings. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the 03/24/2023 to be considered. For more park(s) information, select “Learn more about this agency” below: