This is a Career Seasonal position. Career-seasonal positions include all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. Selectee will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions. Selectee is guaranteed to work at least 6 months but not more than 50 weeks per year. The period of non-pay status for these positions will be between December and February.
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As the Park Ranger (Event Specialist) you will be responsible for management of a wide range of mid-sized events, including walkathons, weddings, athletic events and more, taking the events from application, through compliance checks, permit writing, event supervision, after action review and filing. This multi-disciplinary position requires in-depth and current professional level knowledge and experience related to special park uses. You will facilitate, manage, and direct the use of NPS lands and facilities for permitted special park uses. Develop well-supported documentation and legally sound permits, commercial use authorizations, and similar authorization instruments that are feasible and within regulatory and policy constraints as well as consistent with park protocols.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 14 days per year.
Job family (Series)
0025 Park Ranger
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U.S. Citizenship required.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.
You will be required to wear a uniform when meeting with people outside of the division - a uniform allowance will be provided.
You may be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays and/or overtime up to 20 days per year. MaxiFlex or other alternative work schedules are also available.
If you are a new employee in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 14 days per year. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
To qualify for this position at the GS-09 grade level, you must possess at least 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). Examples of specialized experience could include working as an Event Specialist; writing Special Use Permits, Commercial Use Authorizations, or other formal permits, contracts or business agreements; managing multiple mid-size events with overlapping timelines; or implementation of public activities or programs within a national park or similar operations. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of at least the GS-07 grade level in the federal service. You must include hours per week worked.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least two full years of graduate study leading to a master's or equivalent degree in one of the following fields: public lands management and regulation, law enforcement, natural and cultural resource management, parks and recreation management, hospitality and tourism, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources. You must include transcripts.
Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. For example, six months specialized experience (50% of the experience requirement), and 27 semester hours or 41 quarter hours of directly- related graduate level college study in an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education requirement). You must include transcripts.
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.
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