Park Ranger

Department of Defense Fort Gaines, GA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: You will serve as a Park Ranger on a multi-disciplinary team for a Corps water resources development project. You will perform a wide variety of assignments involving all aspects of park project operations including Recreation, Contract Administration, Environmental Stewardship, Environmental Compliance, Visitor Assistance and Services, and Interpretation.

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Responsibilities

* Contribute to the development and update of various planning and operational documents.

* Coordinate the short range planning of various park related programs.

* Coordinate activities with fish and wildlife specialist.

* Prepare documents pertaining to leasing and managing project lands.

* Enforce Title 36 CFR.

* Enforce public safety programs.

* Develop plans for facility improvements.

* Develop and present interpretive programs for the public.

* Assist with environmental compliance programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or site visits.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

9

* Job family (Series)

0025 Park Ranger

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* This position requires the wearing of a uniform.

* This position requires a valid, State issued motor vehicle driver's license.

* This position requires a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) small boat operator license within two years of employment.

* This position has training requirements (including Visitor Assistance Training, CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, Unarmed Self Defense, and Defensive Driving).

* This position requires the possession or ability to acquire Title 36 Citation Authority within one year of employment.

* This position requireds rotating shifts to include the possibility of work in adverse weather conditions or being called to work during emergencies.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the education 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.

Specialized Experience for GS-07: One year of specialized experience which includes: (1) Assisting in conserving and preserving natural and cultural resources. (2) Assisting in various aspects of recreation management. (3) Recommending or assisting in facility improvements. (4) Enforcing Title 36 CFR by educating the general public and visitors to the park through project lands patrol. (5) Assisting with the project's environmental compliance program. (6) Performing search and rescue and renders first aid to the injured. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

OR

Education: One full year of graduate level education with major study 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.

OR

Superior Academic Achievement: Successful completion of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified in Education above. Superior Academic Achievement is based on:

(1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR

(2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR

(3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).

OR

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 the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages.

Specialized Experience for GS-09: One year of specialized experience which includes: (1) Assisting in implementing resource management actions that promote biodiversity and native species. (2) Assisting in activities that protect threatened and endangered species. (3) Assisting with park maintenance activities. (4) Assisting in enforcing public safety programs. (5) Assisting in preparing annual operations and maintenance budges for assigned programs (6) Making recommendations for changes in facilities and operational procedures. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

OR

Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education with major study 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.

OR

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 the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Conflict Management

* Oral Communication

* Organizational Awareness

* Technical Competence

Time in Grade Requirement for GS-07: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-05).

Time in Grade Requirement for GS-09: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-07).

Education

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