PARK RANGER (INTERPRETATION)
Position(s) will be filled under the Department of the Army Pathways Recent Graduates Program. Click here for more information on Pathways program participation. After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position or to a term position (a project-based term of employment lasting between one and four years).
The position is located at Mill Creek Project outside of Walla Walla, WA.
Open & closing dates: 08/02/2022 to 08/15/2022
Salary: $36,118 - $58,158 per year
- Inspects campgrounds, picnic areas, Government buildings, trails, roads, water shores and parking areas: monitoring visitor use, inspecting the quality of operations and services, and identifying additional recreation needs.
- Prepares portions of seasonal or weekly work plans, including estimates of materials, supplies and employees needed for routine projects.
- Oversees specific work projects around the project utilizing the available manpower of volunteers, contract labor crews and/or summer hire employees.
- Patrols the project's recreation areas, camping grounds, picnicking sites and water areas.
- Enforces the project's policies, rules and regulations by issuing warnings and/or citations when visitor violations are encountered.
- Develops and presents any one or more of the following: campfire and water safety programs, nature walks, amphitheater programs and other outdoor activities, dam tours, cultural history demonstrations, and slide-show presentations.
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 1130-2-550, dated 15 November 1996.Must wear appropriate safety gear and protective clothing as required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a state driver's license.
- Position may require working nights and/or weekends.
- Completion CPR certificate, AED and first aid training within 6 months of appointment.
- Required to work in adverse weather conditions (e.g., heat, cold, rain, wind, etc.).Occasional overnight travel required (approximately 10%) for training, conferences or rotational assignments.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 44 lbs., traverse rough or uneven terrain, walk and stand for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to withstand extreme stress during situations when human life may be at stake.
- Pre-employment physical is required.
- Pathways Recent Graduate Agreement.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain Title 36 citation authority.
- Title 36 Visitor Assistance This position requires you complete ACOE Visitor Assistance Training within one year of hire and obtain and maintain citation authority Uniform.
Who May Apply: Positions are open to:
- Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Short-term training programs (e.g. several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.
- Current students who will graduate no later than 6 months.
- Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion
Applicants can be selected at either the GS-05 or the GS-07. The target grade of this position is GS-07.
After Program completion, Department of the Army Recent Graduates MAY be converted to a permanent position or to a term position (a project-based term of employment lasting between one and four years).
To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Successfully complete all the requirements of the Recent Graduate Program as defined in the Agency Participant Agreement.
- Demonstrate successful job performance.
- Meet the Office of Personnel Management qualification standard including any applicable positive education requirements and/or selection placement factors and any other designated special qualifications requirements and conditions of employment (e.g. medical standards) appropriate for the position to which being converted.
To learn more, please visit the Office of Personnel Management webpage, Hiring Authorities: Students & Recent Graduates.
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-05 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service which includes experience in park operations, such as campground reservations, fee collection; park maintenance, such as fire ring maintenance, campground cleaning; and park rules enforcement.
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.(NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts)
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.
GS-07 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 level or equivalent in the federal service, which includes administering natural resources and/or outdoor recreation programs and experience in park operations, such as campground reservations, fee collection; park maintenance, such as fire ring maintenance, campground cleaning; and park rules enforcement.
Education: At least 1 full year of graduate education related to the occupation and a bachelor's degree with 24 semester hours of related course work 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. -OR- I have a bachelor's degree as described above with Superior Academic Achievement based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcript.)
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.(NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts)
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
- Environmental Stewardship and Advocacy
- Facilities Operations Management
- Natural Resource Management
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
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
- This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineer and Scientists (Resources and Construction) position.
- Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency.
- A mobility agreement may be required for this position.
- Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
- If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
- You may claim military spouse preference.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
- If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
- Eligible for situational telework only, including emergency and OPM prescribed "unscheduled telework.
- Required to wear prescribed uniform and appropriate safety gear and protective clothing as required.
- May be required to work in adverse weather conditions (e.g. heat, cold, rain, wind, etc.).
- This position requires you to work nights, weekends, and holidays.