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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger in Elk Garden, West Virginia

Summary This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will NOT be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants should review the "How to Apply" section of this flyer for more information on how to be considered. This flyer will be used as positions become available. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Responsibilities Knowledge of emergency management methods, such as first aid, search/rescue. Conducts radio operation to provide communication services for operational activities in areas such as law enforcement/fire-fighting support to protect life and/or property. Conducts patrols of land/water areas to oversee the operation of the public park areas. Enforces regulations, directs vehicular/pedestrian traffic, maintains crowd control, issues written guidance to assist visitors with compliance. Develops/conducts interpretive talks/tour programs and answers questions which require knowledge of a limited variety of facts, events, circumstances, personalities, and natural characteristics identified with the site. Records information on accidents/incidents. Collects/records information such as water quality, plant infestation, wildlife/fish populations, and erosion control. Drafts reports/documents, and maps for review. Reads weather instruments/records data. Requirements Conditions of Employment 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. General and/or Specialized Experience: Six months of general experience which includes 1) Communicating with the public in a professional manner; 2) Providing information regarding services or activities of interest to the public; 3) Enforcing rules or regulations; 4) Responding to emergencies; and 5) Providing customer service AND six months of specialized experience which includes 1) Communicating with the public in a professional manner; 2) Providing information regarding services or activities of interest to the public; 3) Enforcing rules or regulations; 4) Responding to emergencies; and 5) Providing customer service. OR Education: Two years of education above the high school level with twelve semester hours of related course work 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 your semester hours of education by 60. 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 This announcement uses the DHA Authority to meet Critical Hiring Needs direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service. 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. One 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 - Engineers and Scientists 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. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit