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Park Ranger (I)

Employer
Department Of The Interior
Location
Pine, New Mexico, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Forestry
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Career-Seasonal appointments are permanent positions and include the same benefits as Career appointments, but do not provide work on a year-round basis. You will work from approximately 10 months in pay status, and you will be in a non-pay status for the remainder of the year.

Open to the first 100 applicants or until 06/04/2024 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.MAJOR DUTY STATEMENTS

Plans, designs, develops, and improves interpretive materials such as signs, wayside exhibits, publications, exhibits, video, and other digital content.

Develops and presents a variety of formal and informal interpretive opportunities.

Supports planning and development of interpretive programming, coordinating with chief of interpretation.

Response to electronic, telephone, or written inquiries from the public.

Orients, educates, and informs visitors regarding access and opportunities to participate in and contribute to memorable experiences.

Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-06/04/2024-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.

GS-07

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level Park Ranger in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: work in a park, recreation or conservation area, environmental education, history and/or cultural resources education, and natural sciences education. Work will include independent research and presentation. You must include hours per week worked.

* OR-

EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate study 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. (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 include transcripts.

* OR-

at least one of the three requirements listed below for Superior Academic Achievement - Successful completion of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement: 1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR, 2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR, 3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies: https://www.achshonor.org.

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Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, first take one-half year (9 semester or 14 quarter hours) of directly related graduate education as described in B above (50% of education. Then take the number of months of full time experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.

GS-09

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level Park Ranger in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: park ranger, 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. This work includes: (1) revising educational or interpretive programming to align with feedback or educational standards; (2) delivering presentations to the general public; (3) responding in writing to comments or feedback from the public about organizational programs or services; (4) answering questions orally from the general public about organizational policies or procedures.

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EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least a masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, or a LL.B. or J.D. 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. (Two years of graduate education is 36 semester hours or 54 quarter hours) You must include transcripts.

* OR-

Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, First take 27 semester hours or 41 quarter hours of directly related graduate education as described in above (50% of education), Then take the number of months of full time experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. 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.

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