$41,365.00 to $53,773.00
Open & closing dates
$41,365 to $53,773 per year
Pay scale & grade
Term - 1 year
2 vacancies in the following locations:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Students & recent graduates
These positions are located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in the Resource Education Division. Please visit find a park
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These positions are being filled under the Pathways Internship Program which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school. To review eligibility requirements for the Pathways Internship Program, please click here
Recent Graduates may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, a term appointment lasting 1-4 years), Interns may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment, please click here for more information.
Relocation: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.
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Gatlinburg, TN position - Outreach into Cocke County, TN. This position will develop relationships with the elementary, middle and high schools in Cocke County, TN. Once established, activities will include developing and implementing curriculum for ranger visits to the classroom, special summer programs and field trips at locations in the park convenient to schools. Other duties include conceptualizing and writing grants to help fund special programs developed.
Cherokee, NC position - African American Research Project. This position will coordinate the African American Research Project funded by the Friends of the Smokies and the Great Smoky Mountains Association. The purpose of this project is to gather the stories of the African American families that called Great Smoky Mountains National Park home. This portion of the project will start with a focus in Haywood County, NC. The duties will include working with a college intern to gather stories from the African American communities remaining in the region and develop exhibits, education programs and other educational outreach materials. Other duties will include writing grants to obtain additional funding for outreach and education projects.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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1702 Education And Training Technician
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
Recent Graduate Program Requirements: Students MUST submit transcripts with conferred or degree earned date (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). If selected, official transcripts will be required. An Individual Development Plan (IDP) will be completed within 45 days of appointment to track the Recent Graduates' career planning, professional development, and training activities.
Selectee will be required to sign Recent Graduates Participant Agreement.
Within the first year of employment, the incumbent will be provided a minimum of 40 formal hours of training.
The incumbent will be assigned a mentor within 90 days of appointment.
Additional Job Requirements: Direct Deposit: Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
Pathways Agreement: Pathways participant agreement is required.
Driver's License: You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
Uniform: You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
Trial Period: The entire period served under the Intern Program counts as a trial period.
Travel: You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 3 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
To qualify for this position at the GS-07 grade level, you must possess 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-05 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: presenting educational programs in and out of parks and other outdoor areas; developing interdisciplinary lessons that incorporate math, language arts, science, and history; developing curriculum for grades K-12; assisting with natural and cultural history field research; and developing networks and building alliances with partner organizations. You must include hours per week worked.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least 1 full year of graduate level education. One year of graduate education is 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours). You must include transcripts.
Superior Academic Achievement as demonstrated by class standing, grade-point average, or honor society membership. You must be in the upper third of the graduating class, based on completed courses; have an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or higher for all courses, or 3.5 or higher based on required courses during your final 2 years of school; or be elected to membership in a national scholastic honor society listed by the Association of College Honor Societies.
Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described in A above (50% of the experience requirement), and 9 semester hours or 14 quarter hours of directly-related graduate level college study in an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education).
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.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as varies.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution
with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
You will NOT be considered under Pathways unless you provide supporting information from your school. Documentation may be provided in letter format from your academic advisor, school counselor, admission office, etc. to prove enrollment OR it may be provided in the form of several official documents from your school such as a copy of your official transcripts and a copy of your class schedule for next semester. Copies of documents from your school website are acceptable if they contain all relevant information as listed above. Letters from advisors or other school officials must be on school letterhead.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities
to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your 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.
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
Physical Demands: The work varies from sedentary to strenuous. The position requires extensive peridos of standing and walking. In some cases, over rough surfaces or inclines, up or down stairs, etc. Duties include driving a variety of vehicles, carrying moderate loads, and hiking up to ten miles per day. Must often lift and transport educational materials weighing 30 pounds or more. Educational programs can require wading in streams and hiking in steep terrain.
Working Conditions: Work is performed both indoors and out of doors during summer heat and winter cold. Outdoor work can involve exposure to irritating plants and insects, inclement weather, and other discomforts. Programs can bve conducted where there is significant poison ivy.
Telework: The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, ****How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position
Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job
Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
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The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/20/2018:
Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and, indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
A complete Occupational Questionnaire
Proof of Eligibility Documentation: College transcripts, including degree completion date.
Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as: Veterans Preference Documentation
: If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15
. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives
If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran
, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15
, and if applicable, a completed SF15
. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from ****or **** to establish proof of disability.
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/20/2018. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.
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