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Park Ranger

Department Of The Interior
Elk Creek, California, US
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as a Park Ranger. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. This is an OPEN CONTINIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until January 26, 2025. The first cut-off date for referral is February 9, 2024. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and referrals will be pulled as needed. Duty Location: Elk Creek, CA-Provides information and answers questions about recreational activities available, historical, and cultural issue, and natural resources site information.

* Conducts regular, frequent patrols of recreation areas by vehicle, boat or on foot to assure public safety and to monitor visitor compliance and resource impacts.
* Prepares necessary reports, such as daily log sheets, recreation inventory forms, incident report, and other such documents.
* Reports accidents, vandalism, and unauthorized uses to proper authorities; evaluates potential health, safety and environmental hazards and documents when appropriate; and observes and corrects unsafe actions and/or conditions.
* Administers first aid and other emergency assistance based on certification level and as deemed appropriate.
* Assists as a member of all-risk operations, i.e., search and rescue, traffic control for emergencies and special events.
* Assists the supervisor in management of the recreational and resource programs at Stony Gorge and East Park reservoirs by providing recommendations and revisions of outdated methods, guidelines, programs, and procedures.
* Park programs and functions include Project Land and Water Patrol, Maintenance, Health and Safety, Emergency Services, Visitor Services, Resource Projects, Week abatement, Interpretative Services, Erosion Control, and other projects as assigned.
* Assists in periodically reviewing operations for quality and effectiveness, recommending, and making changes to increase efficiency.
* Assists in the planning, development, and coordination of interpretative activities with emphasis on visitor education in safety and the values and purposes of the resources. Conducts fish and wildlife information programs.
* Keeps inventory of all capitalized property, materials and supplies, equipment, and vehicles. Writes requisitions when supplies are needed.
* Provides direction and assigns tasks to approximately 3-6 temporary Park Ranger positions and or any additional personnel on detail, etc. Acts for the supervisor on weekends and during other absences.In order to be rated as qualified for this position, the HR Office must be able to determine that you meet the education and/or specialized experience requirement - this information must be clearly supported in the resume.

To qualify at the GS-05, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-04 level in federal service having demonstrated experience in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work that provided a familiarity with natural or cultural history; fish or wildlife habitat characteristics; techniques of resource protection and use; recreational use of public lands and facilities; enforcement of laws, rules, or regulations; fire prevention techniques and fire suppression methods; or the practice of interpersonal relations skills in dealing with the general public. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical, or trades and crafts work is also qualifying if pertinent to the position to be filled. Experience of a routine nature, such as typing, filing, maintaining records, or other nonspecialized tasks is not qualifying.


Education: Four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with twenty-four semester hours of related course work in 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.


Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education by 120. Add the two percentages.

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.

You must meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors if applicable, by 01/26/2025.

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