Educational Technician

Job Posted 7/2/2023
National Park Service
Monticello, UT
United States
Category Wind Jobs
Job Description
Summary This Educational Technician position will be located at Canyonlands National Park in Monticello, Utah. This is a permanent, full-time, Career-Seasonal position, subject to non-pay up to 5 pay periods each year, scheduled between late May and early August. See "Additional Information" section for more details. Open to the first 50 applicants or until 07/13/2023 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. Responsibilities This Educational Technician position will be located at Canyonlands National Park in Monticello, Utah. The purpose of this position is to serve as an Educational Technician and to assist the Education Program Specialist in carrying out Education and Community Outreach activities. Major Duties: Prepares and presents curriculum-based educational programs both virtually and in-person. Use a variety of presentation techniques, education philosophy, and methods. Conducts informal roving visitor contacts, staffs the visitor center, and assists with the Junior Ranger program. Physical Demands: Work responsibilities require occasional heavy lifting in excess of 40 pounds, strenuous periods of walking, long periods of standing or sitting, and working in sometimes harsh weather conditions. Because the position works extensively with children outdoors and sometimes in remote locations, must have Basic First-aid and CPR certification. Working Conditions: Work is performed both outdoors and indoors. Conditions may include severe weather: cold, heat, wind, lighting, snow, and rain. Temperatures may range from 90-degrees F to -20 degrees F, at elevations ranging from 8,000 to 12, 500 feet. Position requires the driving of government vehicles to various sites. A valid Driver's License is required. Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship required. Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication. Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males. Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required. DIRECT DEPOSIT: Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG): Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal civilian employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. DRIVER'S LICENSE: You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also 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 disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. UNIFORM: You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided. WORK SCHEDULE: You may be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime, and shift work. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period. TRAVEL: You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 2 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes. CPR & FIRST AID: You will be required to possess current Basic CPR and First Aid certification, or the ability to obtain certification shortly after onboarding. You must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Qualifications All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-07/13/2023-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Be a successful applicant. Watch this 5 minute video to learn how to create or improve your federal resume. To qualify for this position at the GS-5 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-4 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Your resume must show hours per week worked AND the to/from dates in month/year format for each position. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to: Environmental Educator, Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Camp Counselor, Scout Leader, Coach, or other similar work. -OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least 4 years of education above high school (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. If using education to qualify, you must upload a legible copy of your college transcripts that includes your name, credit hours, and degree awarded. -OR- COMBINATION: Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. For example, 6 months of the specialized experience described in A above (50% of the experience requirement), and 3 years of college study from an accredited institution (75% of the qualifying education) as specified in B above, equals greater than 100% of the total requirement. If using education to qualify, you must upload a legible copy of your college transcripts that includes your name, courses, and credit hours completed. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected. 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. Education To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with 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. Additional Information This is a Career-Seasonal position, subject to non-pay up to 5 pay periods each year, scheduled between late May and early August. Career-Seasonal appointments include the same benefits as year-round Career appointments, but do not provide work on a year-round basis. AREA INFORMATION: The Southeast Utah Group is comprised of two parks and two national monuments: Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, and Natural Bridges National Monument. This vacancy, in San Juan County has a duty station of Monticello, Utah. A town of approximately 2,000 residents sitting at a 7,000-foot elevation, Monticello lies on the sheltered eastern slope of the Abajo Mountains. Monticello provides all basic amenities including doctors, dentists, hospital, schools (K-12), churches, and shopping. Nearby recreational opportunities are plentiful with Indian Creek, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Hovenweep National Monument, Bears Ears National Monument, and numerous state parks and museums. Canyonlands National Park (CANY) preserves a wilderness of rock at the heart of the Colorado Plateau. Water and gravity have been prime architects of this land, cutting flat layers of sedimentary rock into hundreds of canyons, mesa, buttes, fins, arches, and spires. At center stage are two canyons carved by the Green and Colorado Rivers. Temperatures in spring and fall are mild, but summer temperatures are hot and often exceed 100F. Government / Park housing is not available for this position. A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected. The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay. A Recruitment Incentive May Be Authorized for a newly selected employee when appointed to a permanent, temporary, or term position. A Federal employee who is transferring to the National Park Service from another component, bureau or Federal agency and who does not meet the conditions under 5 CFR 575.102 is not eligible for a recruitment incentive. A Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized for a Federal employee when the employee must move, as directed by the National Park Service (NPS) either through a management directed reassignment or selection for employment, to a different location at least 50 miles away from the one where his/her position of record held at time of selection is currently located, due to a need of the NPS. A relocation incentive is not the same as a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move and, as such, may be granted in conjunction with one another. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster, with supervisor approval.