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Vacancy Announcement
Department Of The Interior
National Park Service
Vacancy Announcement Number: CACO DEU MD T 05-09

Opening Date: Monday, December 20, 2004
Closing Date: Friday, March 18, 2005

Series & Grade: GS-0025-05/07

Salary: 12.79 - 15.84 USD Hourly

Duty Locations: MANY vacancies - SOUTH WELLFLEET

Related Job Link: Cape Cod National Seashore website

Remarks: Pay will be adjusted when FY 05 Pay Tables are released. First cut off date for receiving applications is 2/11/05. Applications submitted by that date will have first consideration. Those received by the 3/18/05 closing date will be considered if all positions have not been filled. Some positions begin early April, others will begin late May, early June. Positions are temporary, not to exceed 6 months (1039 hours). Incumbents may be required to work varied shifts days, evenings or nights) weekends and holidays. Apply for EITHER the GS-5 or GS-7 position OR BOTH.

Who May Apply


Open to all qualified applicants.

Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.

Additional Duty Location Info

Cape Cod National Seashore is located on the outer edge of Cape Cod Massachusetts. So. Wellfleet, site of park headquarters, is located 27 miles from Hyannis and 100 miles from Boston. The park is known for its beautiful ocean beaches, fresh water ponds, marshes, bay beaches, woodlands, and dunes. Cape Cod has a rich cultural history and the "lower" cape is home to many art galleries, museums, and regional theaters. Orleans, located about seven miles from So. Wellfleet, is the principle shopping area providing all normal services. Government housing may be available. Public transportation is limited. A car or bike is necessary to get around. Employee may be assigned to the North District (Truro, Provincetown) or South District (Eastham, Wellfleet).

Major Duties

Incumbent will serve as a new or experienced field law enforcement ranger in the Division of Resource and Visitor Protection implementing a diverse program of visitor and resource protection with primary emphasis on law enforcement. Performs law enforcement throughout the park, including road patrols, traffic enforcement, boundary integrity, hunting patrols, etc. Investigates vehicle accidents and issues citations. Responds to emergency calls and takes initial action necessary to preserve the peace, resolve problems, protect visitors and resources, apprehend violators, and ensure compliance with regulatory and administrative requirements.

Qualifications Required

Applicants must meet qualification standards as specified in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) X118 standards for the GS-025-05/07 as shown below.

Park Ranger GS-025-05 -

4 year course of study above high school leading a bachelor's degree with 24 semester hours of related course work OR 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-04.

Park Ranger GS-025-07 -

Work Experience: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-05.
Education: one full academic year of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree related to the occupation.

Any equivalent combination of experience, education and training.

Education: Major study 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.

Specialized experience is experience that demonstrates 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;
Archaeological or historical preservations research work;
Work in forestry and/or fire management activities 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. Any equivalent combination of the above defined experience, education, or training is also qualifying.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a part-time or full-time occupation. Full-time work is generally considered to be 35 to 40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

To receive full credit for your educational background please submit a copy of your college transcript.

What You Need To Bring to This Job

This position is covered under the special pay provisions for Law enforcement Officers.

Applicants must meet the minimum entry age requirement of 21 years.

A law enforcement commission is required for this position. The selectee of this position must be able to secure and maintain an NPS Type II Law Enforcement commission. Applicants who do not hold commissions will be considered, however, if selected must be able to obtain the commission before entry on duty. To obtain a type II Law Enforcement commission the following is required:

- successful completion of an approved NPS seasonal training academy within three years immediately preceding the date of the application for the commission [applicants who have not met this criterion must have successfully completed another training academy curriculum (equivalent in content to the FLETC basic curriculum), as determined by the Department with the concurrence of the NPS Superintendent at FLETC) and must have been employed as a full-time law enforcement officer in another Federal, State, or local law enforcement agency, in other than a probationary status, within the three years immediately preceding the date of application for commission. Service as a security officer, volunteer, or non-sworn support employee does not satisfy this law enforcement commission requirement];

- a favorable adjudication of a background investigation;

- successfully complete and pass a medical examination and fitness screening; and

- successfully pass a drug test
Applicants must maintain a current American Red Cross Standard First Aid Card and be certified in CPR

Incumbent must operate a government vehicle; therefore a valid state driver's license is required. (Note: You must indicate in your application whether you possess a valid driver's license or will obtain a valid driver's license prior to the start date if you are selected. You will be required to present your license at time of entrance on duty.)

Government housing may be available. Shared quarters do not provide facilities for housing family members and/or pets.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Agency. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

Incumbent of this position is required to wear a uniform. A uniform allowance is provided.

Working conditions are both indoors and outdoors with high heat, humidity, and insects in the summer months.

Selectee must be free of any domestic violence convictions.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

As a condition 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 the Selective Service Law.

Before being hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application if you have not done this using an application form such as the OF-612.

The selectees will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties and maintain firearm proficiency.

The applicants selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment, and is subject to random drug testing after selection.

The applicant must be able to possess firearms under the terms of the Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended (18 U.S.C. 922 (G)(9)). An individual with a conviction of a misdemeanor (or higher level) crime of domestic violence will not be eligible for the position.

Prior to appointment, the selectees must meet the requirements of the Director's Order #57, Occupational Medical Standards, and pass a medical examination given by an authorized government physician.

The selectees must participate in a physical fitness program and test under the PEB (Physical Efficiency Battery)as mandated.

How You Will Be Evaluated

REFERRAL OF ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES: Eligible and qualified applicants will be given appropriate veteran's preference and referred to the selecting official using the following method:

NUMERICAL RANKING METHOD: - eligible and qualified applicants will be assigned scores between 70 and 100 based on how their experience and education relates to the particular knowledge or skill requirements listed below under "Basis of Rating" section. Applicants entitled to veteran's preference will receive 5 or 10 extra points, as appropriate. Candidates entitled to 10-point preference based on compensable service-connected disability (CP) are referred first in order of their scores. All other candidates are referred in order of score with veterans (XP and TP) referred ahead of non-veterans.

Qualified candidates will be evaluated on both the information in the application or resume and the information provided in responses to KSAs.

Candidates should limit their response to each KSA to one page.


1. Ability to conduct law enforcement activities (vehicle patrols, OUI enforcement, traffic control and enforcement, off road vehicle regulations (ORV) and enforcement.

2. Knowledge of and ability to perform off-road vehicle operations (4X4 vehicle operation, ATV operations, oversand/beach driving).

3. Knowledge and experience in emergency medical services.

4. Knowledge of and experience in resource management and resource protection duties (threatened and endangered species, marine mammals, hunting enforcement, Archeological Resource Protection Act, natural and/or cultural resource management).

In addition to answering the KSAs, candidates are asked to complete the following questionnaire:

1. Do you currently possess or have you previously possessed a National Park Service level two-law enforcement commission?
Yes ____
No ____

If yes, indicate the date and number of your most recent commission:

If no, have you attended and successfully completed an approved seasonal Park Ranger academy or are you currently attending an approved seasonal Park Ranger academy?
Yes ____
No ____

If yes, provide the date of completion and attach a copy of your certificate or provide the estimated date of completion

Are you currently CPR certified
Yes ____
No ____

If yes, please provide certification (state, red Cross/AHA)

Standard First Aid Certification
Red Cross/AHA ____
State ____
Other ____

First Responder Certification
National Register_______

EMT Certification
State ____
National Register ____

Indicate the types of injuries/illnesses you have responded to:

How To Apply

Applicants may apply for this position with either of the following forms:

Resume or written application
Form 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment.


(1) JOB INFORMATION announcement number, and title and grade of the job for which you are applying;

(2) PERSONAL INFORMATION Full name, mailing address (with ZIP Code) and day
and evening phone numbers (with area code); social security number; country of citizenship; veterans preference; reinstatement eligibility you must attach SF 50 for proof of your career or career conditional status.); and highest Federal civilian grade held (Also give job series and dates held).

(3) EDUCATION High school name, city, state, (zip code if known) and date of diploma or GED; name and city and state (zip code if known) of colleges and universities attended, with majors, type and year of any degrees received (if no degree, show credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours);

(4) WORK EXPERIENCE Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid work experience related to the job for which you are applying: (a) job title (include series and grade if Federal job); (b) duties and accomplishments; (c) employer's name and address; (d) supervisor's name and phone number; (e) starting and ending dates (month and year); (f) hours per week; (g) salary. Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

(5) OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Job related training courses (title and year); job related skills for example; other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed); job related certificates and licenses (current only); and job related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards) give dates but do not send documents unless requested.

Send Applications to:

Human Resources Office
Cape Cod National Seashore
99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667

Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

Applicants must submit a copy of their college transcript or a list of college courses that includes hours and grades.

Failure to submit all required documents and information requested by the closing date of this announcement may result in your not receiving full consideration. Applicants qualifications will be evaluated solely on the information submitted in their applications.

Other Information

As a condition 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 the Selective Service Law.

All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your SSN is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your SSN on your application materials, will result in your application not being processed.

If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

The Office of Personnel Management and other Federal agencies rate applicants for Federal jobs under authority of sections 1104, 1302, 3301, 3304, 3361, 3393, and 3394 of title 5 of the United States Code. We need the information requested to evaluate your qualifications. Other laws require us to ask about citizenship, military service, etc.

You must clearly identify your claim for veterans preference on your application.

o 5-POINT PREFERENCE. A 5-point preference is granted to veterans who served prior to 1976 and served at least six months on active duty. Those who served after 1980 and 1982 must have served at least two years on active duty.

A 5-point preference is also granted to veterans who served on active duty during the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992. The law grants preference to anyone who is otherwise eligible and who served on active duty during this period regardless of where the person served or for how long. AOtherwise [email protected] means that the person must have been released from the service under honorable conditions and must have served a minimum of two years on active duty, or if a Reservist, must have served the full period for which called to active duty.

If you are claiming a 5-point veteran preference please provide a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of entitlement. Tentative preference will be granted in the absence of the paperwork.

o 10-POINT PREFERENCE. You may be entitled to a 10-point veteran preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received the Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a 100% disabled veteran; or, you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. If you are claiming 10-point veteran preference, you will need to submit an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, plus the proof required by that form.

First consideration will be given to CTAP and ICTAP eligibles.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statements


GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Information from this survey is used to help ensure agency personnel practices meet the requirements of Federal law. Your responses are voluntary. Answer each item to the best of your ability and please use only capital letters. Read each item thoroughly before placing code number in spaces provided.

Vacancy Announcement Number
Date: (Month/Day/Year)________________________
Position title, series and grade____________________
Social Security Number_________________________
Year of Birth__________________________________

1. How did you learn about the position/exam you are applying for? (You may circle up to 3 choices.)

01 Private Information Service
02 Magazine/Newspaper
03 Radio/Television
04 Poster
05 Private Employment Agency
06 State Employment Office
07 Agency Personnel Office
08 Agency/Federal Recruitment at school/college
09 Federal/State/Local Job Center
10 Religious Organization
11 School/College Counselor
12 Friend/Relative working for the Agency
13 Friend/Relative not working for the Agency
14 Other:

2. Categorize yourself in terms of race & sex using the definitions below. In space provided place Race/Ethnic Code which indicates the group you identify yourself with
Race/Ethnic Code: __________
A - American Indian or Alaskan Native
B - Asian or Pacific Islander
C - Black, not of Hispanic Origin
D - Hispanic
E - White, not of Hispanic Origin


3. Do you have any disabilities? Yes No
PRIVACY ACT INFORMATION: This information is provided pursuant to Public Law 93-579 (Privacy Act of 1974), December 31, 1974, for individuals completing Federal records & forms that solicit personal information. AUTHORITY: Sections 1302, 3301, 3304, and 7201 of Title 5 of the U.S. Code. PURPOSE & ROUTINE USES: The information gathered is used as research for Federal Equal Opportunity recruitment programs to help ensure that agency personnel practices meet requirements of Federal law. EFFECT OF NONDISCLOSURE: Providing this information is voluntary. No individual personnel selections are made based on the information.

Date Received: ________________ PATCO Code: __________ Bureau Code: ____________

Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
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