Park Ranger (DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY): North Hartland, VT

North Hartland, VT
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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*THESE POSITIONS ARE BEING ADVERTISED THROUGH THE DIRECT-HIRE AUTHORITY (DHA) FOR Noncompetitive Temporary and Term Appointments to Meet Critical Hiring Needs in the Department of Defense. *These positions are a temporary position not to exceed 120 days but MAY be extended up to 18 months. Hold orientation talks, environmental education programs, and conduct walks using a variety of audio visual and other equipment used in connection with interpretive materials, e.g., projectors, cassettes and video equipment. Greet and inform visitors and answer questions about park facilities and resources. Direct visitors with problems, questions or complaints. Educate visitors regarding rules, regulations and safety concerns to gain compliance. Duties are performed on or off-site at location designated by the project manager, e.g., park amenities, remote locations, schools, etc. Assist in the operation of special events. Perform operations and maintenance activities related to natural resource management/environmental stewardship, e.g., wildlife habitat/food plots, trail and planting bed maintenance, natural resource surveys, etc. Perform operations and maintenance related to recreation management, e.g. beach maintenance, recreation area inspections and correction of noted deficiencies, etc. Perform operations and maintenance related to flood risk management, e.g. obtaining and reporting water level readings and outflows, working on dam slopes, dam tower security checks, etc. Assist with the administration of service contracts for grounds maintenance, trash removal/facility cleanup, park attendants, and vegetative management and law enforcement. Work closely with volunteers regarding all above items.
Requirements Conditions of Employment Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entrance on duty, subject to exceptions as required by law. If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: Possess and/or obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license within 30 days of employment. Possess and/or obtain and maintain a Government driver's license within 30 days of employment. Prescribed uniform must be worn. Work in inclement weather such as heat, cold, rain and/or snow. Occasionally move heavy objects up to 40 pounds without assistance. Perform physical activities which include; prolonged standing, bending, walking through rough and uneven terrain, climbing ladders and avoiding obstructions. Work in and around wooded areas, lakes, and rivers. All safety rules and regulations must be followed during the performance of work. Work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Recruitment, Relocation and Retention Expenses NOT authorized. Moving Expenses NOT authorized. See additional information below. Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/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: One year of specialized experience which includes experience in technical, administrative, or scientific work, fish and wildlife management, recreation management, law enforcement, or other park-related work as qualifying with specific examples 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; or 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. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04). OR Education: Four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with twenty-four semester hours of related course work in natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archaeology, 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 your semester hours of education by 120. Add the two percentages. 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: Additional information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) #18 position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. How to Apply To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/19/2022 to receive consideration To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application ( Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process. You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit:
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