Us National Park Service
$16.00 to $19.82
Open & closing dates
$16 to $19.82 per hour
Pay scale & grade
GS 5 - 7
Temporary - 1039 Hours
Many vacancies in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 100 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 100 applicants, or 11:59 p.m. EST of the closing date is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 100 applicant limit.
These positions are located in Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. Please visit http://www.nps.gov/PEVI
for additional park information.
These are temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 hours (about 6 months) in a service year. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years if their work does not exceed 1039 hours in a service year.
The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Perry's Victory is May, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding.
These positions do not have promotion potential because they are temporary positions. If you are selected at the GS-5 level under this job announcement, you may not be non-competitively promoted to the GS-7 level.
We anticipate filling up to five GS-5 positions and at least one GS-7 positions, however, this may change based upon the number of returning temporary employees, funding, anticipated visitation, etc. More positions may be filled within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement if they should become needed.
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GS-5 Duties: Presents informational talks, guided tours and demonstrations, following a personally written dialogue or script to various audiences to inform or educate. Responds verbally to visitors inquiries for information, direction and guidance. Provides directions, information, and orientation regarding services or activities of interest to the public. Serves as a front-line representative greeting customers and answering questions. Educates visitors regarding rules, regulations, and safety concerns to gain compliance. Direct customers with problems, questions, or complaints. Explain the significance of an area's facility's natural, cultural, historic, or other resources. Assists the public in planning visits to and recommending activities in the area. Respond to mail, email, and telephone information requests. Operates a cash register and assists in making and retail sales of various interpretive products for natural, historical, or cultural programs, publications or exhibits. Utilize interpretive techniques (such as metaphors, storytelling, analogies) suggested by others to facilitate intellectual and/or emotional connections between audiences' interests and their surroundings. Present pre-established interpretive programs to parties of small size (up to 20 people).
Performs day-to-day patrol operations to facilitate visitor understanding and enjoyment, and to induce behavior that complies with park regulations. Writes press releases, may conducts radio and television interviews, and updates and maintains press contacts. Plans and provides a variety of logistical support for routine park operations and support for all special events. Collaborates and works closely with other park divisions, park partners and cooperating agencies. Provides vendors and visitors with information on special-use permit applications, requirements and terms. Responsible for informal impromptu interpretive patio talks or walks, operates audio video programs for park visitors. Tracks and records the number of visitor contacts. Periodically staffs an Information Desk at the park Visitor Center or other locations. Provides information to visitors, assisting with trip itinerary planning, answering recurring and non-recurring visitor questions concerning specific park areas (in person, via telephone, or by responding to written requests for information). Explains the area's recreational opportunities, including NPS interpretive services, distributes maps, brochures, and other printed material; provides directions and routes of travel through the park; and informs visitors of potential safety hazards. Provides assistance in connection with one-time or annual celebrations related to programs and themes of the park and assists in the operations of special events.
AREA INFORMATION: Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial (PEVI) is a 25-acre site located at Put-in-Bay, Ohio on South Bass Island in western Lake Erie with a permanent population of 138 (2010 census). The only commercial access to South Bass Island is by ferry or plane from April to November. Annually, approximately 150,000 visitors have the opportunity to take the elevator to the top of the 352-foot Monument. Services in Put-In-Bay include a bank, churches, EMS services, grocery store, gas station, K-12 school, library, police, restaurants, and shops. Park housing may be available for rent. Other services are located on the mainland in Port Clinton and nearby Sandusky. If you choose to live on the mainland your ferry trip and employment time may exceed 11 hours/day plus driving time to your residence. Ferry Passes on the Miller Boat Line will approximate $450/year.
Who May Apply
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Job family (Series)
0025 Park Ranger
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
You will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program for your paycheck.
You may be required to operate a government motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your current possession of a valid State issued driver's license. You will also be required to submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license.
You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
You may be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
To qualify for this position at the GS-5 or GS-7 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:
At the GS-5 Level:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Completion of at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of at least the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Experience may have been in technical, administrative, or scientific work, fish and wildlife management, recreation management, law enforcement, or other park related work. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, Park Guide 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 involving the development and implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations; or other similar work.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of four years of education above high school (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or 24 semester hours of coursework in a related field. (Related fields of study include 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.)
A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An equivalent combination of education and experience. NOTE: Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to l year of specialized experience. For example, 6 months of the specialized experience described in Experience above(50% of the experience requirement), and 3 years of college study from an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education) which included at least 12 semester hours of related coursework as specified above (50% of the related coursework required) is considered qualifying.
At the GS-7 Level:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience could include park guide 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 involving the development and/or implementation of policy related to protection, conservation, or management of park areas or similar operations; or other similar work. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of at least the GS-5 grade level in the federal service.
Education: Successful completion of one full year of graduate study in one of the following fields: natural resource management, natural sciences, marine biology/sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, wetlands ecology, 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).
A Combination of Experience and Education: An equivalent 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 one-half year (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.
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 and Working Conditions: The work involves extensive periods of standing and walking throughout an 8 hour shift. You will be required to operate an elevator as assigned to transport visitors to the 352-foot open air observation deck of the Memorial. You must be able to work for several hours a day in a tight, confined, and crowded space or on the open air observation deck. Work is performed in all types of weather including high heat and humidity, high winds, rain, sleet, storms, etc.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): ICTAP and CTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP/CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Eligibles will be considered well qualified if they meet all qualification requirements and receive a rating of at least 85. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP/CTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP/CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp
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.
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. 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.
Candidates with veteran's preference will placed above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the Best Qualified quality category.
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' or your rating may be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position or you may be placed in the next lower quality category. If you rate yourself such that you receive an automatic rating of ineligible, your application will not be considered further. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Education and Training
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/19/2018. Failure to submit these within the required timeframes may adversely affect your consideration for these positions.
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
Veterans Preference Documentation
: 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 www.ebenefits.va.gov
or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
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 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
College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan
consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.
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.
Failure to submit veterans preference documents as described above may result in loss of veterans preference consideration if you are a military veteran. Failure to submit I/CTAP eligiblity documents will result in loss of priority consideration under I/CTAP if you are an I/CTAP eligible.
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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How to Apply
How to Apply
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 01/19/2018. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES. Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account
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(330) 657-2370 X9
Perrys Victory and International Peace Memorial
93 Delaware Ave
Put in Bay, OH
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