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US Fish and Wildlife Service

**PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY**

POSITION: Park Ranger GS-0025-05 (DEU)

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: R5NWRS-2005-0032
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0025-05
SALARY RANGE: 29240 - 38016
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 05
OPENING DATE: 02/25/2005
CLOSING DATE: 03/11/2005

DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy Newburyport, MA

NOTE: Please review important information BEFORE proceeding.

THIS IS A PERMANENT SEASONAL POSITION. THE INCUMBENT WILL BE IN FULL-TIME
STATUS FOR APPROXIMATELY 26 WEEKS, NORMALLY FROM APRIL TO NOVEMBER. THE
INCUMBENT MAY BE PLACED IN NON-PAY STATUS AT THE END OF ONE SEASON AND WILL
BE RECALLED TO DUTY THE NEXT SEASON. WEEKEND, HOLIDAY, NIGHT AND IRREGULAR
DUTY SCHEDULE HOURS MAY BE REQUIRED.

WHO MAY APPLY?
Any United States Citizen

DUAL CONSIDERATION
If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or
former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, and you want to
be considered under both merit staffing and competitive procedures, you
MUST ALSO APPLY UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: R5NWRS-2005-0034.

You can apply for a noncompetitive appointment if you meet the basic
eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment
such as those authorized for the severely disabled, certain Vietnam era
and disabled veterans, returned volunteers from the Peach Corps or Vista,
Veteran's Readjustment Act, etc. Please indicate the type of special
appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all
other instructions for applying as shown in this announcement. If you want
to be considered under noncompetitive special appointment authorities, you
MUST also apply under the vacancy number mentioned in the preceding
paragraph.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as a Park Ranger with a major emphasis on visitor services.
Performs a variety of miscellaneous duties including assisting with the
day-to-day operations and management of the stations's public use program.
Work is primarily directed towards providing the public with safe,
accessible and enjoyable wildlife-dependent recreation. Staffs the Refuge
entrance gate collecting fees, issuing permits, providing information and
keeps the entrance facility stocked with informational materials. Acts as
the lead entrance station Ranger by preparing and submitting bank deposits
and tracking fees into the Excel program. Inspects public use facilities
and trails and reports on or remedies obvious maintenance, health and
safety deficiencies. Acts as the station radio dispatch for other staff
including Law Enforcement Rangers.

About the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS):
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency
responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and
plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
people. The Service manages the 95-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge
System, which encompasses 540 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small
wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national
fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resources offices and 81 ecological services
field stations. The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers the
Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores
nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat
such as wetlands, and helps foreign governments with their conservation
efforts. It also oversees the Federal Aid program, which distributes
hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting
equipment to state fish and wildlife agencies.

FWS employs approximately 7,500 people at facilities across the U.S. The
Service is a decentralized organization with a headquarters office in
Washington, D.C., seven geographic regional offices, and nearly 700 field
units.

Why FWS is a great place to work!
Conservation of natural resources impacts many facets of American life.
FWS is committed to playing a critical role in protecting and enhancing
fish and wildlife, as well as their habitats. As a FWS employee, you will
become a part of the growing and diverse workforce who works to make
measurable improvements in conservation by providing the expertise that
sustains many healthy ecosystems. For more information about FWS,
visit: http://www.fws.gov

At FWS, you are eligible for a wide range of comprehensive benefits such
as:
A varied selection of cost-shared health insurance plans
Life insurance coverage options
Comprehensive retirement benefits
A tax-deferred Thrift Savings Plan (401K)
13 to 26 vacation days, based on total Federal service
13 paid sick leave days per year
10 paid holidays per year
You may be eligible for flexible work schedules and telecommuting
Paid transit benefits
Overtime pay

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: The Qualification Standards Handbook for
General Schedule Positions will be used to determine qualification
requirements. You must meet qualification requirements by the closing date
of this announcement.

To qualify at the GS-05 grade level, an applicant must have 1 year of
specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 grade level in
Federal service OR 4 years of education above high school with 24
semester hours of related course work in the fields of 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 management and protection of natural and cultural
resources. Course work in fields other than those specified may be
accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge
and skills necessary for successful job performance OR an equivalent
combination of education and experience are qualifying.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that demonstrated the knowledge, skills,
and abilities necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position
to be filled. Experience may have been in technical, administrative, or
scientific work, fish and wildlife management, recreation management, law
enforcement, or other park-related work. Examples of qualifying
specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: 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; and 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.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please apply using the Fish and Wildlife Service online Conservation
Applicant Referral and Evaluation System, or
CARES. CARES can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
http://jobs.fws.gov. Applications must
be received BEFORE midnight, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this
announcement. CARES is a web-based vacancy announcement and application
system.

If you do not have Internet access or if you have questions on applying to
this vacancy, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed on
the vacancy announcement.

RESUME INFORMATION: Applicants MUST provide information in the
RESUME section of CARES or you will be considered not eligible for this
position. HR offices must be able to compare your vacancy question answers
to information you have provided about your background in your resume. You
should include work experience for each paid or non-paid position held.
Items that you should include in this section are: Job titles; duties and
accomplishments; number of hours worked per week; employer's name and
address; supervisor's name and phone number; starting and ending dates of
employment (month and year). This information must be provided BEFORE
midnight, Eastern Time, of the closing date of this announcement.

BASIS FOR RATING: Ratings will be based on responses to the
occupational questions in the online application and on information you
have provided in your resume. Please follow all instructions carefully.
Errors or omissions may affect your score. NOTE:If a determination
is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your
description of experience and/or education OR that your application is
incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.

5 points may be added to the eligible ratings of veterans who: Entered the
military service prior to October 14, 1976; served on active duty during
the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1991, regardless of
where an individual served; or, served in a military action for which they
received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. Medal holders and Gulf
War veterans must have served continuously for at least 24 months or the
full period for which called or ordered to active duty. 10 points may be
granted to eligible ratings of disabled veterans; Purple Heart recipients;
spouses or mothers of 100 percent disabled veterans; or the widows,
widowers, or mothers of a deceased veteran.

PAY, BENEFITS, AND WORK SCHEDULE:
This is a full-time seasonal position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have
registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to
do so under Selective Service Law.

All new employees of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must identify a
financial institution for direct deposit of pay prior to appointment.

New employees who are expected to travel on official business, are
required to apply for a Government travel charge card within 30 days of
their appointment.

A background security investigation MAY be required for all new
hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful
completion of a background security investigation and favorable
adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be
grounds for termination.

Appointment to this position may include a requirement for a one-year
probationary period.

You may be asked by e-mail to submit additional documentation to verify
qualifications or job eligibility. IF additional documentation is
requested, it MUST be received by this office within 48 hours from the date
of request (excluding weekends and holidays). Please DO NOT mail or fax
any information to this office unless it is specifically requested.
It is important that you maintain a current/valid e-mail address.

CTAP/ICTAP INFORMATION
If you are an eligible Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)
or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you
may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position.
Individuals must be well-qualified for this position to receive
consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP eligibles will be
considered well-qualified if they an earn a final score on the job
examination questions of 85.0 or higher, not including points for veterans
preference. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles will be asked to submit proof of
eligibility. This includes a copy of the agency notice; a copy of your
most recent Performance Rating; a copy of your most recent or separation
"Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) noting position, grade level, and duty
location; an agency certification that you cannot be placed
after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that
your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or
National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C.
8837(h) or 8456.

INFORMATION FOR VETERANS:
You may be asked to provide a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release
or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. HOWEVER
UNLESS SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE, DO NOT SEND IN
ANY FORMS OR PAPERWORK. For more information about Veterans, visit:

http://www.opm.gov/veterans/index.htm

If you are still on active duty, you may be granted tentative preference if
your application shows that you have required service time. However, you
must be discharged under Honorable Conditions within 120 days from the
closing date of this announcement.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Fish and Wildlife Service provides reasonable accommodations to
applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a
reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring
process, please notify the point of contact listed on this vacancy
announcement. Your application contains information subject to the Privacy
Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine
qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC,
Section 3302 and 3361.

FWS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO EMPLOYING A HIGHLY
QUALIFIED STAFF THAT REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF OUR NATION. Selection
for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and
qualifications without regard to race, gender, color, religion, age,
marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying
disability conditions, parental status, genetic information, political
affiliation, or any other non-merit factors.
 
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