These positions are located in Yellowstone National Park, in the Administration Division.
The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Yellowstone National Park is mid September to mid November, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: 9/06/2020.
Open to the first 100 applicants or until 06/19/2020 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.
This position is in the Youth Programs Office in the Division of Administration and is supervised by the Education Program Manager. As a primary instructor for the park's curriculum-based residential program, the incumbent will engage students in educational lessons and activities from established curricula for the park's residential program for grades 4 - 8 as well as conduct educational programs for other visiting schools. The incumbent also plans, coordinates, and conducts formal education outreach at schools and community and educational events. The incumbent will present distance learning programs to schools and organizations using Skype or other video conferencing software. Programs are designed to serve large, underserved, and diverse audiences, both regionally and nationally and complex and controversial issues with multiple points of view are presented in an unbiased and diplomatic manner. Incumbent researches, develops, and presents curriculum-based professional education programs; completes statistical reports, site bulletins, spreadsheets, and other written assignments using computer software programs (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, desktop publishing, etc.); establishes and maintains effective working relationships with representatives of schools and other organizations to promote effective partnerships and implement the mission and goals of the park. Education technicians operate a sedan, light truck, and 4 X 4 SUV.
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
1702 Education And Training Technician
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 of qualified specialized experience.
To qualify for this position at the GS-07 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-06 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: delivering educational programs to youth as an environmental educator, interpreter, guide or teacher You must include hours per week worked and the grade level of any federal position.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate level education (one year of full-time graduate education is considered to be 18 semester credits) directly related to the work of the position. Examples of directly related education include environmental education, primary or secondary education, geology, biology, history or other closely related subjects. You must include transcripts
Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. The total must equal at least 100 percent of the requirements to qualify. For example, 6 months of specialized experience (50% of the experience) and 9 graduate level semester hours (50% of the education), would qualify an applicant for this position. 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.
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
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
Non-Competitive Rehire Eligibility: Temporary seasonal employees can only maintain their non-competitive rehire eligibility if they work no more than a combined total of Temporary NTE less than 1040 or 1730 hours anywhere in the National Park Service (NPS) within their established service year. Accordingly, non-competitive rehire eligibility allows for re-appointment to the same position or another position appropriate for temporary appointment with the same qualification requirements (5 CFR 316.402[b]), based on series and grade, anywhere in the major subdivision (NPS).
If you have held a temporary seasonal appointment in the past 12 months and have already worked the maximum temporary appointment less than 1040 hours during that period, you are still welcome to apply. However, please be aware that exceeding the limit of 1040 hours in your established service year will result in the loss of your non-competitive rehire eligibility.
The limit can be exceeded by working multiple temporary seasonal positions that result in a combined total greater than 1040 hours. The limit also can be exceeded by working a single temporary seasonal appointment that exceeds 1040 hours, unless granted an exception by OPM.
Employment may be terminated at any time due to fluctuations in funding levels, project needs, employee performance, or other considerations.
Physical Demands: Duties require both indoor and outdoor activities in a wide range of temperatures and climatic conditions during all seasons of the year. The position includes leading hikes on uneven terrain for more than two hours while wearing a backpack weighing approximately 45 pounds. The work environment is often one of high stress caused by long hours, heavy workloads, short deadline, and caring for minor children who are away from their parents in a multi-day overnight camp environment for the first time. Work is in bear and other large mammal habitats.
Working Conditions: The incumbent works in a northern mountainous park with fluctuations in temperature from 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer to -30 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. Snow depths during the winter may vary from two to six feet. Elevation ranges from 5,000 to 11,000 feet. The emotional environment is most commonly one of high stress - high workloads, tight deadlines, and the demands of multiple projects on independent timelines. Work is performed in an office setting and outdoors.
The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=AlternateApplicationInformation.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.
Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position
Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job
Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Education and Training
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/19/2020:
Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, dates specified in month and year format, 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 of qualified specialized experience. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.
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