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## Duties
### Summary
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to serve as a seasonal PARK RANGER for the North Central Montana District Office, Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, in Fort Benton, MT. Information about the Fort Benton area can be found at the Fort Benton Chamber of Commerce website.
Housing is not provided for this position.
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### Responsibilities
NOTE: These are notLaw Enforcement positions.
Park Rangers support the Bureau's recreation program. They work with the public to provide information, conduct permit compliance, and safety inspections. Other duties may include, but are not limited to the following: responding to emergency situations; evaluating visitor use patterns, preparing and maintaining recreation sites, and monitoring condition of sites and natural and cultural resources; ensuring compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to parking, campfires, noise level, sanitation, and safety; bringing problems or violations to the attention of visitors; and, if appropriate, issuing notices of violations; preparing recreation areas/sites for visitor use, to include planning, operation, and required maintenance. Overseeing fee collection activities, maintaining records on and accounting for funds, and submitting deposits; performing road, traffic, trail, lake, boundary, and/or hunting patrol; conducting inventories and ordering of supplies for office or visitor information purposes, performing routine and sometimes, complex facility maintenance and/or repairs; installing and maintaining various types of signage on public lands, such as off road vehicle, wilderness, portal, boundary, directional road and trail, and interpretive signage. Other like duties as assigned.
Physical/Working Conditions: Work may take place in extremely remote environments and may require primitive camping and living skills for upwards of two weeks in duration. The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - Travel to the field will be required. Overnight travel may be required on a regular and recurring basis and employee will be required to obtain and use a government charge card, when travel is necessary.
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
07 - These positions have no promotion potential; to be considered for a higher grade, you must apply for the higher grade.
#### Job family (Series)
0025 Park Ranger
Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
Direct Deposit required.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" sections.
You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can
you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
Background Investigation is required.
Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
### Qualifications
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.
GS-5 Park Ranger - one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-4 level. Examples of specialized experience may include explaining regulations to park visitors; assists in advising visitors concerning safety, fire prevention and amenities available; assists with issuing reservations and permits; or assists with monitoring special recreation permits. - OR- Successful completion of four year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with at least 24 semester hours of related course work. - OR- A combination of experience and education to meet total experience.
GS-7 Park Ranger - one year of specialized work experience equivalent to GS-5 level. Examples of specialized experience may include 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; planning day to day operation of a recreation area providing activities/facilities as camping, water sports, or picnic areas, or coordinating routine activities with maintenance personnel; advising visitors concerning safety, fire prevention, and proper and authorized uses of recreational facilities; and collecting fees. - OR- Successful completion of one full academic year of graduate education related to the occupation (i.e. related course work) or superior academic achievement. - OR- A combination of experience and education to meet total experience.
Related Course Work -- natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science related to the protection of public lands, social sciences, museum sciences, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly relates to the duties performed by a Park Ranger.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
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.
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### Additional information
RELOCATION EXPENSES: Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
HOUSING: There is no government housing available ? securing housing will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act: If selected from this or a similar competitive, seasonal announcement, your appointment may be creditable for consideration under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)?. The Act allows certain individuals, who have or had time-limited appointments at land management agencies, to compete for any permanent position in the competitive service under ?internal? merit promotion procedures. For more information, see the section under Eligibility, which starts with Question #15 (Q15. Who is eligible for appointment under these provisions?).
MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT: Employees required to operate a motor vehicle must be at least 18; otherwise, you must be at least 16 at the time you report for work.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:
1. Knowledge of policies, objectives, and operating methods to provide information and education concerning responsible outdoor recreation use on public lands.
2. Knowledge of resource programs: natural or cultural history, fish or wildlife habitat characteristics, techniques of resource protection and use, recreational use of Federal lands, and fire prevention techniques/fire suppression methods.
3. Ability to administer operations, such as the day-to-day operation and maintenance of a recreation site.
4. Ability to communicate with visitors to obtain their cooperation, identify and resolve problems or apparent violations of regulations.
5. Knowledge of First Aid techniques and ability to respond to emergency situations.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Not Applicable
##### Drug test required
No
Required Documents
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## Required Documents
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume/application material.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
1. If qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience, a copy of your college transcript(s). If selected for this position you will be required to provide an official transcripts.
2. If you are claiming Veterans' Preference , you should indicate the level of Veterans' Preference you are claiming on your resume. If you are claiming 0-point Sole Survivorship Veterans? Preference (SSP) , please provide the documentation you received granting this preference. If you are claiming 5-point Veterans? Preference , you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, confirming dates spent on active duty and your character of military service. If you are claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference , in addition to your DD-214, you must submit documentation that supports your claim (e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability; or receipt of a Purple Heart). Missing documentation may result in a change or removal of your claim for Veteran?s preference. Additional information on Veterans' Preference can be found in the VetGuide. If you are currently on active military duty , you must provide certification from your command that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date your application is submitted. For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.
3. Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile. Do not use both options. Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. Uploading Documents: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST, on the closing date of this announcement.
READ THIS : It is the responsibility of the applicant to illustrate that all eligibility requirements are met. This includes ensuring your resume/application documents specific information on each employment listed. Specifically, you must document Agency/Company Name, supervisor's name and contact information, position title, grade/series/salary, and employment dates to include month, day and year. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified. If you have questions regarding the necessary documentation to include, contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement prior to the closing date of the announcement.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Benefits
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Temporary seasonal employees are eligible for the following:
Annual and Sick Leave
Depending on tour of duty ? Sunday, holiday, shift differential
Paid Federal Holidays
Participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program - Employees electing to participate in the FEHB will be responsible for the employee share of the premium while on the official agency roles, which is deducted from bi-weekly earnings. After separating from federal employment, employees will be offered to continue participation in FEHB under the Temporary Continuation of Coverage (TCC) option. Employees electing to continue coverage under the TCC provision will be responsible for the full premium amount plus a 2% administration fee.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
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## How to Apply
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete application package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1) your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2) your resume; and 3) applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Click on the button "Apply to this Vacancy" at the bottom of this Screen and login to USAJOBS. If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, select the ?Create a new account? link. You will be required to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the Forgot your username or password? link.
Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST by the closing date of this announcement.
If applying online poses a hardship for you (i.e., you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
If you need assistance in applying online, please contact the appropriate State Coordinator identified in the "What to Expect Next" section of this job announcement. If applying online poses a hardship for you (i.e., you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to illustrate that all eligibility and qualifications requirements are met. Failure to do so may result in your application being disqualified. If you have questions regarding the necessary documentation to include or if you would like to verify your documentation has been received, contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement. It is recommended that you contact our office prior to the closing date of the announcement.
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### Agency contact information
### Human Resources
##### Phone
406-896-5002
##### Fax
000-000-0000
##### Email
apply@blm.gov
##### Address
Bureau of Land Management
BLM Montana State Office
Branch of Human Resources
Billings, Montana 59101
United States
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### Next steps
You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your USAJOBs account.
For assistance, contact the Branch of Human Resources Management at 406-896-5002.
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Fair & Transparent
## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
Financial suitability
Social security number request
Privacy Act
Signature and false statements
Selective Service
New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517343000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 11/19/2018 to 12/07/2018
Service: Competitive
Pay scale & grade: GS 05 - 07
Salary: $16 to $19.82 per hour
Appointment type: Temporary - 2019 summer season - NTE 1039 hours generally from April/May-October/November. Dates vary depending on the position/location.
Work schedule: Full-Time - Work Schedule is full-time.

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