Park Ranger

Employer
Department Of Defense
Location
Pena Blanca, New Mexico
Posted
Jul 27, 2021
Closes
Aug 07, 2021
Ref
2338421306
Position Type
Other
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
* Duties Help Duties Summary About the Position: This permanent seasonal recruitment may be used to fill Park Ranger positions in Cochiti Pueblo and Abiquiu Dam & Lake, NM. Please note these are full time seasonal work schedules that may generally be asked to work 6 months (or less) out of a year and be placed on non-pay status while not working. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities * Answers visitors' questions requiring knowledge of a variety of facts, events, rules, regulations, and the park's natural characteristics. * Patrols recreation areas, camp areas, water areas, and picnicking facilities explaining fire, safety, sanitary, and other rules and regulations to park visitors to prevent violations. * Researches, develops and presents limited interpretive programs including: campfire programs; guided tours of the lake project and/or dam; talks and slide shows; and presentations to local schools and community organizations. * Assists with the creation or revision of interpretive materials such as pamphlets, handouts, exhibits, etc. * Participates in a variety of resources management projects designed to maintain and enhance the resources and to provide a quality natural environmental experience for the public. Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 5 * Job family (Series) 0025 Park Ranger * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. * Required to wear prescribed uniform as identified in regulation ER-1130-2-422, dated 1 October 1991. * In possession of or the ability to acquire a state driver's license and a Corps of Engineers boat operator's license. * Incumbent is required to work in adverse weather conditions (e.g., heat, cold, rain, wind, etc.). * Shift work is required. Specifically, the ability to work nights and/or weekends depending on the needs of the project to which the employee is assigned. * Incumbent must receive a minimum of 24 hours of personal protection /unarmed self defense, situational evaluation and tactical communication training within two years of employment. * Incumbent must possess or be able to acquire first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and blood-borne pathogen training. * This position requires the incumbent to pass a drug test before assignment, and once assigned, being subject to unannounced random drug testing throughout the duration of employment. Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. GS-03 qualifications Six (6) months of general experience and three (3) months of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-02 level in the Federal Government. General experience is defined as experience in areas such as 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; or the practice of interpersonal relations skills in dealing with the general public. Specialized Experience includes at least one of the following: assisting in a park visitor center; maintaining informational supplies (brochures, pamphlets, etc.) at a visitor's center; providing general park information to visitors and callers; conducting routine hikes and tours of recreational areas; inspecting recreational areas for safety hazards and reporting findings to higher graded staff members. OR Successful completion of one year (45 quarter or 30 semester hours) of education, above high school, which included at least six (6) semester hours of related course working areas 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. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled. Please attach a copy of your transcripts to your application package under document type 'Transcripts'. OR Some general experience as described in A, but less than six (6) months; and/or I have some specialized experience described in A, but less than three (3) months; and I have some undergraduate education but less than the one year as described in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 9 to get a percentage of experience. Then divide your semester hours of undergraduate education by 30 to get a percentage of education. Add then two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify). 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours is comparable to 1 year of undergraduate education. Please attach a copy of your transcripts to your application package under document type 'Transcripts'. GS-04 Qualificationa Six months of general experience which includes experience in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work as qualifying as long as the experience 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; AND six months of specialized experience which includes experience in technical, administrative, or scientific work, fish and wildlife management, recreation management, law enforcement, or other park-related work as qualifying with specific examples such as park guide or tour leader; law enforcement or investigative work; archeological or historical preservation research work; forestry and/or fire management work in a park, recreation, or conservation area; or management, assistant, or program specialist work involving the development and implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations. OR Successful completion of two years of education above the high school level with twelve 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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) OR General and/or specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have some education above the high school level but less than required in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100% (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then, divide your semester hours of education by 60. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.). (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) GS--05 Qualifications Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes at least two of the following: working at a park visitor center; answering visitor questions pertaining to park rules, historical information, wildlife areas and/or fire safety; patrolling recreational areas to identify safety violations or possible hazards; conducting hikes and/or guided tours of recreational areas. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04). OR 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. OR 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. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: * Clerical * Customer Service * Forest Management * Oral Communication Time in Grade Requirements: One year at the GS-2, 3 or 4 to meet the time in grade for the GS-3, 4 or 5. Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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