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Grade: 05
* 1.GS-5 Choose one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience which involved providing oral presentations of historical, scientific, or program information to groups; or developing and/or revising technical, historical, or scientific information for oral presentation to groups.
  2. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major study in American history, science, and/or public speaking OR that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in such subjects.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience that when combined, meet the total requirements identified above for the GS-5.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


Grade: All Grades
1.Select the response that best describes your experience presenting historical and interpretive information to visitors at National parks, museums, historical sites, museums or similar sites of public interest.
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have received post high school education with course work in American history, science, natural resources or public speaking, but I have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have routinely explained historical information to a variety of individuals covering a wide range of facts.
  4. I have routinely explained historical information as a park ranger or visitor guide. I provide detailed interpretations and explanations of historical events, natural resources features, scientific developments etc..
  5. I have routinely conducted group tours as a park ranger or tour guide giving lectures to various age groups from elementary school children, senior citizens to foreign visitors in a National park, historical site or museum environment. I provide historical details and explain an extensive body of facts such as outstanding natural features, engineering structures, scientific features, significant events, personalities, development of current features, past and current operations etc.


2.Select the one response that best describes your experience, education or training in researching, developing and presenting interpretive programs related to dams, parks, museums, historical buildings, or other sites of public interest.
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have received post high school education or formal training in this function, but I have not performed this on the job.
  3. I have assisted others in developing interpretive programs by researching topics of interest, but have not presented them independently.
  4. I have researched technical data and summarized it to an easily understandable format for presentation, using interpretive principles and have presented these programs to diverse audiences independently.
  5. I have extensive experience as an interpreter and have mentored or instructed others in researching and developing interpretive programs for diverse audiences.


3.Please select the one response that describes your experience, education or training in providing lectures and disseminating technical and historical information to groups of visitors through dams, National Parks, museums, historical buildings, or other sites of public interest, explaining the respective facts and features.
  1. I have received post high school education or formal training in this function, but I have not performed this on the job.
  2. I have experience in public speaking.
  3. I have routinely explained factual, technical or historical information in a very structured setting to a variety of individuals.
  4. I have experience as a classroom teacher and have taken my class on field trips similar to that described above.
  5. I have experience as a technical instructor (such as a training instructor) presenting factual and technical information in informal settings.
  6. I have experience as a technical instructor (such as a training instructor) presenting factual and technical information in formal settings.
  7. I have conducted small group tours (1-20) (such as a tour bus guide, city tour guide, or similar position) involving dissemination of information of a general nature.
  8. I have conducted medium group tours (20-40) (such as a tour guide, ranger, or teacher) interpreting information to various age groups from elementary school children to senior citizens.
  9. I have researched technical data and summarized it to an easily understandable format for presentation, using interpretive principles.
  10. I have conducted large group tours (40 or more) interpreting information to various age groups from elementary school children to senior citizens. I have performed this independently and routinely and have carried this out successfully.
  11. None of the above.


4.Select the response that best describes your experience maintaining groups of people in an orderly and safe manner.
  1. I have experience guiding small groups.
  2. I have experience assembling, controlling and guiding small groups (1-20) such as tour bus guide, city tour guide, or similar position.
  3. I have experience assembling, controlling and guiding small groups (1-20) as a park ranger or tour guide at National Parks, dams, museums, historical sites or buildings.
  4. I have experience assembling, controlling and guiding medium size groups (20-40) as a park ranger or tour guide at National Parks, dams, museums, historical sites or buildings.
  5. I have experience assembling, controlling and guiding large size groups (40 or more) as a park ranger or tour guide at National Parks, dams, museums, historical sites or buildings.
  6. None of the above.


5.Select any of the following tasks that you have performed in a recreational setting.
  1. Scheduled group tours of the facility.
  2. Served as a point of public contact for facility visitors and relayed general information.
  3. Developed and/or responded to general inquiries about the facility and local geographic areas.
  4. Inspected facilities to ensure compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to parking, campfires, noise level, etc.
  5. Directed vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
  6. Investigated and reported trespass or damage of property.
  7. None of the above.


6.Select all of the duties that you have successfully accomplished.
  1. Developed a thematic tour.
  2. Developed an educational activity for school-aged children.
  3. Presented and/or taught an interpretive program or activity to adults.
  4. Developed an exhibit or display for an interpretive center.
  5. Written text for a display or interpretive publication.
  6. Researched historic information for interpretive dissemination.
  7. Gathered original information for interpretive dissemination.
  8. Worked as a first line interpreter for the public in a visitor center.
  9. Worked with a volunteer program to motivate and train volunteers.
  10. None of the above.


* 7.Choose one answer that describes your experience, education or training in meeting and dealing with a variety of individuals in a tactful and courteous manner.
  1. I have received post high school education or formal training in this function, but I have not performed this on the job.
  2. I have experience communicating with a variety of individuals within the immediate organization, office, project, or work unit.
  3. I have experience dealing with the public such as a store clerk, receptionist, etc.
  4. I have experience (such as an instructor, tour guide with small groups, bus or city tours, or similar position) interacting with the public on a day to day basis using good communication skills and answering questions tactfully, never losing composure.
  5. I have experience communicating with individuals from all backgrounds such as a tour guide, park ranger, or teacher interacting with the public on a day to day basis. Have used good communication skills to answer a myriad of questions tactfully, never losing composure. I have performed this independently and routinely and have carried this out successfully.
  6. None of the above.


* 8.Choose one answer that describes your experience, education or training in providing general first aid services.
  1. I have extensive experience providing first aid services to individuals (such as an EMT, firefighter, crisis counselor, search/rescue, health care provider, Red Cross, or hospice, etc.).
  2. I have occasionally performed first aid services to individuals (such as scouting, halfway houses, lifeguard, Park Ranger)
  3. I have performed lifesaving CPR on individual(s).
  4. I have secured appropriate medical assistance, stayed with the individual until emergency relief arrived, and prepared incident report.
  5. I have received post high school education, formal training and/or certification in this function (e.g. certificate in CPR and/or basic first aid), but I have not performed this on individuals.
  6. I have no training and have not performed this job function.


* 9.Do you currently possess a valid driver’s license?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: 1.Provide your driver’s license number, state in which issued, and expiration date of license.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


10.Select the vehicle(s) you have operated on a regular basis.
  1. Electric vehicles (e.g., golf carts)
  2. Vans or vehicles with 7-12 occupant capacity
  3. School bus or public transportation bus
  4. Trams or vehicles with 50 or more occupant capacity
  5. None of the above


11.Where did you learn about this vacancy?
  1. Asianlife.com
  2. Diversenote.com
  3. NativeAmericanJobs.com
  4. WorkplaceDiversity.com
  5. Department of Veterans Affairs/Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  6. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  7. National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  8. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  9. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
  10. Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)
  11. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  12. Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  13. Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  14. Referral from a Professional Organization
  15. Job/Career Fair
  16. Referral from a friend or family member
  17. Reclamation Employee
  18. Reclamation Internet Site
  19. Referral from a State or Local government
  20. Referral from another Federal Agency/employee
  21. OPM USAJOBS Internet Site
  22. Other Internet Site
  23. Other






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