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Grade: 03
1.GS-03 - 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 6 months of general experience and 3 months of specialized experience as described below that demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled.
  2. I have 1 year of education above high school with at least 6 semester hrs of related coursework in such fields as natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park & 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.
  3. I have a combination of post-high school education and experience, as described above, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


GS-03 - General experience is defined as experience in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work that provided a familiarity with natural or cultural history; fish or wildlife habitat characteristics; techniques of resource protection and use; recreational use of public lands and facilities; enforcement of laws, rules, or regulations; fire prevention techniques and fire suppression methods; or the practice of interpersonal relations skills in dealing with the general public. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical, or trades and crafts work is also qualifying if pertinent to the position to be filled. Experience of a routine nature, such as typing, filing, maintaining records, or other non specialized tasks is not qualifying. Examples of specialized experience may have been in technical, administrative, or scientific work, fish and wildlife management, recreation management, law enforcement, or other park related work including, but not limited to 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; 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.

Grade: All Grades
* 1.Select the one answer that best describes your experience working in an outdoor recreational program.
  1. I have applied outdoor recreational principles in a public lands environment. My experience includes working with resource professionals at the Federal, State and local levels to identify and resolve recreational resource concerns.
  2. I have assisted Park Rangers, Outdoor Recreation Planners and other professionals with managing recreational activities and recommending actions or improvements to resources facilities.
  3. I have knowledge of outdoor recreational management principles through formal education, but I have not applied them on the job.
  4. None of the above.


2.Have you used an automated system to perform input/data entry and data retrieval, e.g. produce maps, drawings, spreadsheets, maintain databases and generate report?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.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.


* 4.Select any of the following that describes your experience in providing information / instructions to the general public regarding use of recreation sites.
  1. I have educated the recreational public on conservation practices such as "Tread Lightly" and "Leave-No-Trace".
  2. I have resolved conflicts among recreational users.
  3. I have communicated park rules and regulations to the recreational public to obtain their cooperation.
  4. I have conducted nature hikes or similar types of programs/activities to inform the visiting public about recreational sites.
  5. I have answered general questions about the use of recreational facilities/sites.
  6. I have provided the recreational public with information such as points of interest, travel routes, historical information and park activities.
  7. 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.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.


* 7.Select the response that best describes your experience, education or training in explaining rules concerning safety (water, fire, personal) to recreation area visitors.
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have experience explaining safety rules and practices in a non-recreating environment.
  3. I have experience advising the recreating public on safety rules and practices.
  4. I have experience as a park guide or tour leader, where I had to routinely advise visitors of safety practices and recreation rules and regulations.
  5. None of the above.


* 8.Select any of the following that describes your experience in providing visitor services.
  1. I have no experience in providing visitor services.
  2. I have patrolled lands and waters to prevent unauthorized use, trespass, destruction of property and resources, and to ensure compliance with policies and regulations and protection of project land, water and other environmental resources.
  3. I have been trained and have issued written warnings or citations for violations of park rules.
  4. I have investigated incidents and mishaps involving the public, gathering information through interviews and observation and have written detailed, factual reports of these incidents and mishaps.
  5. I have served as a patrol shift leader, directing the work of lower graded rangers.
  6. I have collected, recorded and maintained visitation and visitor use data.
  7. I have participated in emergency operations such as search and rescue, emergency traffic control, wildfires, first aid, and boating and vehicle accidents.
  8. I have served as a liaison to coordinate law enforcement agreements with law enforcement agencies.


9.Select the response that best describes your ability to use a personal computer and software applications to prepare tables, graphs, illustrations, and maintain computer data records.
  1. I have experience using a personal computer for receiving and sending electronic mail; data entry, etc.
  2. I have experience using a personal computer for basic work correspondence; electronic mail; entry of data into data bases, etc.
  3. I have experience using a personal computer for preparation of simple reports; basic work correspondence; electronic mail; entry of data into data bases, etc
  4. I have experience using a personal computer for preparation of reports, including simple tables; correspondence; maintenance of data bases/records; electronic mail; etc.
  5. I have experience using a personal computer for a variety of purposes such as preparation of reports, including charts and graphs; gathering and compiling environmental data from reports, computer data bases and library research; work correspondence; research; maintenance and updating of data bases/records (including entry of analytical data); electronic mail, etc.
  6. None of the above.


10.Select the interpretive and informational material(s) you have assisted in creating, editing, or designing.
  1. Brochures
  2. Flyers
  3. Visitor Center exhibits
  4. Informational or regulatory signs
  5. Interpretive trail signs
  6. PowerPoint presentations
  7. Other
  8. I have never assisted in creating, editing, or designing interpretive and informational materials.


11.Select any of the following response(s) that describe your experience, education or training in 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 experience in public speaking, but not in a recreational or interpretive setting.
  4. I have routinely explained factual, technical or historical information in a very structured setting to a variety of individuals.
  5. I have experience as an instructor (such as a training instructor) presenting factual and technical information.
  6. I have conducted small group tours (1-20 participants) (such as a park guide or tour leader or similar position) involving dissemination of information of a general nature.
  7. I have conducted medium group tours (20-40 participants) (such as a tour guide, park ranger, or teacher) interpreting information to various age groups from elementary school children to senior citizens. I have performed this independently and routinely.
  8. I have conducted large group tours (40 or more participants) interpreting information to various age groups from elementary school children to senior citizens. I have performed this independently and routinely.
  9. I have extensive experience as an interpreter and have mentored or instructed others in presenting interpretive programs for diverse audiences.


12.Select the interpretive and informational material(s) you have personally created, edited, or designed.
  1. Brochures
  2. Flyers
  3. Visitor Center exhibits
  4. Informational or regulatory signs
  5. Interpretive trail signs
  6. PowerPoint presentations
  7. Other
  8. I have never created, edited, or designed interpretive and informational materials.


13.Select the answer that best describes your highest level of experience in working in teams or groups to complete specific projects or daily duties.
  1. I have successfully acted as a team lead for teams or groups in my daily work activities and for special projects.
  2. I have successfully participated as a team member for groups working on special projects or daily duties in a work setting.
  3. I have some experience in a classroom setting in working in teams or groups, but no on the job experience.
  4. I have no experience in working with a team or group to accomplish a project.


14.Select the software application(s) in which you are proficient. (Proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the system's functionality/capabilities.)
  1. Microsoft Word
  2. Other word processing software such as WordPerfect, WordPro, etc.
  3. Microsoft PowerPoint
  4. Graphics software such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, Freelance Graphic, etc.
  5. E-mail (e.g., Lotus Notes, GroupWise, Microsoft Outlook, etc.)
  6. Microsoft Access
  7. Microsoft Excel
  8. GIS/GPS (e.g., ArcMap, ArcCatalog, Pathfinder)
  9. None of the above


15.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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