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Bureau of Reclamation Park Ranger in Elk Creek, California

Summary Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as a Park Ranger. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. This is an OPEN CONTINIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until January 26, 2025. The first cut-off date for referral is February 9, 2024. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and referrals will be pulled as needed. Duty Location: Elk Creek, CA Responsibilities -Provides information and answers questions about recreational activities available, historical, and cultural issue, and natural resources site information. -Conducts regular, frequent patrols of recreation areas by vehicle, boat or on foot to assure public safety and to monitor visitor compliance and resource impacts. -Prepares necessary reports, such as daily log sheets, recreation inventory forms, incident report, and other such documents. -Reports accidents, vandalism, and unauthorized uses to proper authorities; evaluates potential health, safety and environmental hazards and documents when appropriate; and observes and corrects unsafe actions and/or conditions. -Administers first aid and other emergency assistance based on certification level and as deemed appropriate. -Assists as a member of all-risk operations, i.e., search and rescue, traffic control for emergencies and special events. -Assists the supervisor in management of the recreational and resource programs at Stony Gorge and East Park reservoirs by providing recommendations and revisions of outdated methods, guidelines, programs, and procedures. -Park programs and functions include Project Land and Water Patrol, Maintenance, Health and Safety, Emergency Services, Visitor Services, Resource Projects, Week abatement, Interpretative Services, Erosion Control, and other projects as assigned. -Assists in periodically reviewing operations for quality and effectiveness, recommending, and making changes to increase efficiency. -Assists in the planning, development, and coordination of interpretative activities with emphasis on visitor education in safety and the values and purposes of the resources. Conducts fish and wildlife information programs. -Keeps inventory of all capitalized property, materials and supplies, equipment, and vehicles. Writes requisitions when supplies are needed. -Provides direction and assigns tasks to approximately 3-6 temporary Park Ranger positions and or any additional personnel on detail, etc. Acts for the supervisor on weekends and during other absences. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National. You must be suitable for federal employment, determined by a background investigation. You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (see Required Documents). You must submit eligibility documents for veterans consideration (see Required Documents). You must meet any minimum education and/or experience requirements (see Qualifications). You must submit transcript(s) to verify education requirements (see Qualifications/Education). You must maintain a valid State Driver's License at all times as the position requires operation of government vehicles on government and public roads. Failure to maintain a valid State Driver's License at all times will result in removal from the position. You will be required to wear the Reclamation issued uniform while working. You will be required to obtain a successful pre-employment physical examination by a licensed physician certifying your ability to perform the duties of this position. A physical exam may not be required if a comparable agency approved examination was performed within the last 12 months. The cost of the exam will be reimbursed by the agency. Must possess or be able to acquire first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and blood-borne pathogen training. Required to be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Required to attend and pass Interior Motorboat Operator course to achieve certification watercraft operation. Work may require participation in emergency search and rescue operations. Ranger must be able to swim to attend/pass motorboat operator course and pass a basic water safety/rescue course. Duties require work on boats and in or near water. Ranger must be able to self-rescue and participate in water rescue. Qualifications In order to be rated as qualified for this position, the HR Office must be able to determine that you meet the education and/or specialized experience requirement - this information must be clearly supported in the resume. To qualify at the GS-05, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-04 level in federal service having demonstrated 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 nonspecialized tasks is not qualifying. OR Education: Four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with twenty-four semester hours of related course work in 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. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education by 120. Add the two percentages. 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. You must meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors if applicable, by 01/26/2025. Education This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience at the GS-05 grade level. You must submit a copy of college transcript(s) (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support claimed education if substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. A typed list of courses, grades, semester/quarter hours, GPA, etc. will not be accepted. Non-submission may result in being rated not qualified for the position. You will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify educational qualifications, if selected. An official transcript must be sent directly from the University's Registrar's office and must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Academic transcripts certified by notary publics are NOT official. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to reporting to work as a condition of employment. Failure to submit official transcripts may be grounds for dismissal or rescission of the job offer. Accreditation: Only education from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education is acceptable to meet education requirements or to substitute for experience, if applicable. For additional info, refer to the Office of Personnel Management and U.S. Department of Education. Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. For additional info, refer to the U.S. Network for Education Information. Additional Information Initial consideration will be given to candidates whose applications have been received before the first cut-off date. Qualification requirements must be met for those applications submitted by the first cut-off date. You may be required to serve an initial probationary period. Current, permanent Federal employees who are selected from this announcement may be required to serve a probationary period. Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster. If otherwise eligible and qualified, you MAY BE offered a recruitment or relocation incentive. The decision to offer an incentive will be made on a case-by-case basis and is neither promised nor guaranteed. For information, visit: Recruitment Incentive or Relocation Incentive. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses MAY BE authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision or first-post-of-duty relocation expenses are authorized, as applicable. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law December 2017, suspends the moving expense deduction and the exclusion from income of qualified employer reimbursements of moving expenses that was allowed under previous tax laws. Employer reimbursements for moving costs are now generally taxed at the same rate as ordinary income. If otherwise eligible and qualified, you MAY BE offered a Student Loan Repayment Benefit (SLRB). The decision to offer an SLRB will be made on a case-by-case basis and is neither promised nor guaranteed. For information, visit: SLRB Program. If otherwise eligible and qualified, you MAY request consideration for a Superior Qualifications Appointment. For information, visit: OPM Fact Sheet. Related non-Federal experience or related experience as retired members of the uniformed services MAY BE credited towards computing entitlement to leave accrual, at managerial discretion, providing that experience meets certain criteria. This provision allows new employees to earn annual leave at a higher rate than would otherwise be allowed. (5 Code of Federal Regulations, 630). For information, visit: Creditable Service for Annual Leave DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit https://www.e-verify.gov/ This position is designated as a LOW RISK position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated SF85 Background Investigation (T1 or equivalent) that is current (within the last 5 years). This is a condition of employment. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: https://www.sss.gov This is a bargaining unit position represented by a Union. Additional vacancies may be filled using this job announcement.