Big Bend National Park, TX, United States
Interpretive Rangers develop and present educational programs including guided walks and presentations working with audiences in a variety of park settings. Likely entry on duty: March-July 2021. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 (EST) on 07/31/2021 to be considered. Click here for the OPM Salaries and Wages to calculate locality pay. For more park(s) information, select "Learn more about this agency" below:
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Location: Big Bend National Park, Texas, United States
Posted Date: 12/1/2020
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-07/31/2021-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount qualified specialized experience. Foreign Language Requirement: In addition to standard interpretation qualifications listed below, the applicant must be conversationally fluent in at least one of the following languages: American Sign Language Cantonese French German Hawaiian Japanese Lakota Mandarin Russian Spanish Tagalog Vietnamese To qualify for this position at the GS-05 grade level, you must possess one of the following: A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 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; archaeological 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.
B. A 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with 24 semester hours of related coursework (one year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours).
C. Equivalent combination of experience and education that, together, equal 100% of the qualification standards listed above when combined. Note: To be considered for this position(s) you must support conversational fluency in the required language(s) within your resume. To qualify for this position at the GS-07 grade level, you must possess one of the following: A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: park guide or tour leader, 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.
B. You must possess one full academic year of graduate education related to the occupation (one year of full-time graduate education is defined as 18 semester hours).
C. Equivalent combination of experience and education that, together, equal 100% of the qualification standards listed above when combined. Note: To be considered for this position(s) you must support conversational fluency in the required language(s) within your resume. Note: Money handling requires a higher background check. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook is available for review at: Individual Occupational Requirements.
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