National Park Service Recreation Assistant in San Francisco, California
These positions are located in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in the Division of Visitor and Resource Protection, Aquatics Program. Please visit find a park for additional park information.
These positions are Multiple Schedules temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours (about 6 months) in a service year. Positions may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement may be eligible for rehire in subsequent service years provided the employee does not exceed 1039 hours of work in their service year. The typical seasonal entry-on-duty period for Golden Gate National Recreation Area is April - September, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding. Anticipated Entry on Duty: April/May 2018
Positions may be filled on a part-time or full-time basis based on management's needs.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.
This recruitment is open until Monday, April 16, 2018 with the following cut-off dates: 1st cut-off date: March 19, 2018 2nd cut-off date: April 9, 2018 Final cut-off date: April 16, 2018 Applications will be considered for the individual cut-off dates only. i.e., if you submit an application on or before any of the identified cut off dates that application will only be considered for that application period.
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- Performs as an open water/ocean lifeguard
- Meets United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) standards for a Seasonal Open Water Lifeguard.
- Insures all aquatic rescue and emergency equipment is maintained and stored.
- Responds to a wide variety of emergency search and rescue situations.
- Assists with the instruction and supervision of Volunteer in the Park (VIP) program.
- Provides visitors information.
- Assists Law Enforcement staff with enforcement of rules and regulations to designated aquatic areas and resource protection.
- Educates visitors about life habits and behavior of Park fauna.
- Provides informal and formal interpretive and information services to the general public and special interest groups concerning area marine resources and aquatic safety services.
- Prepares Case Incident reports.
- Assists other agencies; Conducts traffic control for vehicle accidents.
- Complies with OSHA programs within the Park.
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0189 Recreation Aid And Assistant
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship required.
- Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
- Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
- Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
- You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
- You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.
- You may be required to complete training and operate a four-wheel drive vehicle.
- You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.
- You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
- Applicants must be at least (1)18 years old or (2) at least 16 years old and: (a) Have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; or (b) Have completed a formal vocational training program; or (c) Have received a statement from school authorities agreeing with their preference for employment rather than continuing their education; or (d) Be currently enrolled in a secondary school and either work only during school vacation periods or work part-time during the school year under a formal student employment program.
SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position performs open water/ocean lifeguarding. Incumbent(s) must possess a current valid nationally recognized lifeguard certification (United States Lifesaving Association or American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification) . Candidates who do not meet this requirement by close of this announcement will receive no further consideration for this position. - AND -
To qualify for this position at the GS-04 grade level, you must possess at least one or all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least least six months of general experience AND six months of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-03 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: group leader or counselor in recreation programs for adults or children; teacher's aide for elementary recreation or physical education; aid or assistant in the organization of administration of recreation activities etc. You must include hours per week worked. -OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least two years (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) of education above high school with at least 12 semester hours in any combination of related courses related to recreation (e.g., basic psychology, group dynamics, physical education, arts and crafts, etc.). You must include transcripts. -OR- Successful completion of a COMBINATIONof education and experience as described above. To compute the percentage of the experience requirements, divide your total months of qualifying experience in A above by 12. To compute the percentage of the requirements for education divide your total amount of semester hours by 60 or quarter hours by 90. The total of the two percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for GS-4. You must include transcripts. In additional to meeting the minimum qualifications for the GS-4 level identified above, applicants must also possess and maintain certification in First Aid and CPR.
To qualify for this position at the GS-05 grade level, you must possess at least one or all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE:At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level. Specialized experience is experience working as a lifeguard, some portion of lifeguarding experience must include ocean lifeguarding. -OR- EDUCATION:Successful completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in courses related to recreation or physical education. You must include transcripts. -OR- Successful completion of a COMBINATION of education and experience as described above. To meet the minimum qualifications using a combination of education and experience determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage by dividing your total months of qualifying experience by 12 as required above; then determine your total qualifying education as a percentage divide your total amount of completed semester hours by 120 or quarter hours by 180 as required above. The total of the two percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for GS-5. You must include transcripts. In additional to meeting the minimum qualifications for the GS-5 level identified above, applicants must also possess and maintain certification as a First Responder.
Volunteer Experience: 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 include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institutionwith your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for the possibility of extensions or rehire in subsequent service years.
Physical Demands: The work of the incumbent regularly includes long periods of sitting, standing, swimming, paddling, hiking and/or climbing, in many cases on steep, rough, slipper, and/or rugged terrain. Strenuous exertion is frequently required in lifesaving, search and rescue, medical and related emergency activities. Lifting or carrying equipment weighing over 50 pounds, such as lifesaving or search and rescue equipment, is required. In some assignments, heavy packs may have to be carried long distances over mountainous, coastal, or cliff terrain. Duties involve performing physically rigorous assignments, often times in isolated outdoor hazardous environments, frequently while exposed to severe weather conditions. Panicked victim(s) must be physically confronted, subdued, rescued and returned to shore. Victims may be restrained to ensure Park visitor and employee safety. Duties require manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip and knee joints. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that the incumbent may perform the duties satisfactorily. Physical fitness requirement as per RM-57, United States Lifesaving Association, American Red Cross, and other applicable guidelines must be met prior to and on a continuing basis during employment, Successfully completes pre-employment test demonstrating adequate physical strength and stamina to perform rigorous duties of an open water lifeguard. Possesses adequate vision, hearing acuity, physical ability to perform the duties of an open water lifeguard as documented by a medial or osteopathic doctor. Demonstrates the ability to swim 500 meters (550 yards) over a measures course in ten minutes. There is high-stress component to much of the incumbent's work assignment. Working Conditions: While some work may be performed in an office setting, most of the work is performed outdoors in all kinds of weather and climatic conditions. The work is performed at various hours of the day and night and for prolonged periods during emergency situations. The employee is frequently exposed to high risk and potentially dangerous situations in emergency types of situations requiring use of a wide range of personal protective gear (some of which may be uncomfortable, wet, or inconvenient to wear), adherence to specific safety procedures and other precautions. Long periods of observation work may be required in cramped or unprotected locations under unpleasant conditions. Emergency operations require entry into hazardous environments, exposure to dangerous persons, animals, substances, and potential exposure to infectious disease.
The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=AlternateApplicationInformation.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
- Best Qualified- applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position
- Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job
Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job. You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
- Public Safety and Security
- Teaching Others
- Technical Competence
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- Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/16/2018:
- Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and, indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
- United States Lifesaving Association or American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (needs to be current and valid) (for both the GS4 & GS5 level).
- First Aid and CPR certification (needs to be current and valid) (GS-04 level).
- First Responder certification (needs to be current and valid) (GS-05 level).
- A complete Occupational Questionnaire
- Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
- Veterans Preference Documentation:
- If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.
- If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
- If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
- College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
- Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position. Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.
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.
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To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/16/2018. * WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.*
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Golden Gate National Recreation Area Fort Mason Building 201 San Francisco, CA US
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- 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/493453100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 03/12/2018 to 04/16/2018
Salary: $17.27 to $17.27 per hour
Pay scale & grade: GS 4 - 5
Work schedule: Multiple Schedules
Appointment type: Temporary - 1039 hours