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Supervisory Park Ranger (I)

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Job Location

Mammoth Cave, KY, United States

Job Description

This position is located in Mammoth Cave National Park, in the Interpretation and Education Division. Open to the first 100 applicants or until 10/04/2022 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are fundamental principles that guide the Department and allow us to successfully achieve our mission. Please visit find a park for additional park information. Area Information: Mammoth Cave National Park is located in the beautiful farm country of south central Kentucky. Housing in the area is plentiful and reasonably priced. Medical attention is available in close proximity and the major metropolitan areas of Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN are approximately a 1 1/2 hour drive from the park. The people are friendly, local, and regional culture and history are fascinating, recreational opportunities are many. The city of Bowling Green, KY is approximately 35 miles from the park with an estimated population of over 60,000. Also, the city of Glasgow, KY is approximately 19 miles from the park with an estimated population of 14,200. Please visit for area information.

Location: Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, United States

Posted Date: 9/20/2022

Job Requirements

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-10/04/2022-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 for each federal position listed as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of qualifying experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. Failure to adequately provide information needed to determine number of hours worked in each position may result in that time not being credited when evaluating qualifying experience. For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected. To qualify for this position at the GS-09 grade level, you must possess one of 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-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities 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; 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. You must include hours per week worked. -OR- EDUCATION: Possess two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or a master's or equivalent graduate degree related to the occupation. Directly-related fields include a 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. You must submit a copy of transcripts. A copy of your official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty, if selected). -OR- COMBINATION EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. 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.

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September 20, 2022
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