National Park Service Supervisory Park Ranger (I) in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Summary The incumbent will perform advisory services and serves as the technical expert and primary advisor to the Superintendent on everything related to the interpretation program, education program, partnership program, public relations program, volunteer program, social media and outreach program. Open to the first 50 applicants or until 12/02/2022 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. Responsibilities Prepares long range development plans as necessary to apply to future visitor services, educational, and tourism needs to provide for the availability and development of resources, facilities and services that will be required by the public. Coordinate planning, development and updating of all interpretive and education media for the park. Works with other division personnel within the park, the regional office, other national park, Harpers Ferry Center, and other organizations and agencies to coordinate, communication and accomplish program goals. Manages budget ranging from 1.8 million to 2.0 million dollars in appropriated funds and additional fees, donations, grants and projects moneys. Prepares budget and operating programs. Tracks expenditures against programmed amounts. Integrates non-appropriate funding from fees, donations and other sources into overall program strategy. Analyzes visitation trends and use patterns to determine effectiveness of current program, implementing changes or making recommendations, as appropriate. Develops, writes and reviews planning and other documents such as the Comprehensive Interpretive Plan and standard operating procedures relating to the interpretive and education programs and modifies them as necessary. Integrates a wide variety of interpretive techniques and media to provide a comprehensive interpretive program for the public, both on and off site, and through social media and web media. Serves as liaison for the Superintendent and oversight of with community tourism partnership organizations at the national, state, governmental entities, and community levels. Requirements Conditions of Employment 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. Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal civilian employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. 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 and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided. You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work. If you are a new supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period. Qualifications All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-12/02/2022-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 for each federal position listed as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of qualifying experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. Failure to adequately provide information needed to determine number of hours worked in each position may result in that time not being credited when evaluating qualifying experience. For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected. To qualify for this position at the GS-12 grade level, you must possess the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: supervising a park education and interpretive program; serving as a lead interpretive ranger, educator or teacher in a park, historic site, recreation, or conservation area; management or program specialist work involving the development and/or implementation of policy related to the education/interpretation programs in park areas or similar operations; or other similar work. Ability and skill to plan, develop, and direct a complex interpretive program, education program, partnership program, volunteer program, and Social Media programs. This includes community outreach, education, facility planning, interpretive programming, civic engagement media development, social media outreach, and daily operations. Professional knowledge of interpretive planning and design, including exhibit design, film and slide program production, publication design and the design of museums, visitor centers, living history exhibits, and wayside exhibits. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of at least the GS-11 grade level in the federal service. Hours per week worked must be included on your resume. 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. Education There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level of this announcement. Additional Information A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. Physical Demands: Routine duties require light to moderate physical effort typical of staffing and visiting park facilities and visitor use areas. Fieldwork may require some strenuous activities such as hiking on rough, uneven, hilly and wet terrain and long periods of standing. Incumbent may be subject to constantly changing deadlines resulting from public perceptions and demands. May make presentations in public forums where hostility to NPS exists, and presentations may take place outdoors in poor weather conditions. Working Conditions: Primary work environment is an office with some fieldwork. Fieldwork may Include hiking uneven, hilly, wet trails in cold or hot extremes, Environmental facto.rs vary often with conditions, and include mosquito and tick infestations with potential exposure to West Nile Virus and Lyme disease high heat, humidity, bright sunlight, Intense lightning, thunder and heavy rainstorms or snowstorms. During flood conditions, the incumbent may be exposed to unsanitary floodwater, mud, and debris. Some evening and weekend work is required. The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. 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