National Park Service Educational Technician in Hereford, Arizona
Summary This position is located in Coronado National Memorial. Open to the first 60 applicants or until 05/18/2021 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. Responsibilities This position is located at the Interpretation and Education Division of the Southeast Arizona Group of National Park Sites based at Coronado National Memorial. The incumbent of the position serves as an education technician works with public and private partners to conduct hands-on, minds-on, hearts-on educational programming. Work is managing and developing educational programs which includes but is not limited to: managing distance learning technologies, scheduling and promoting educational programs, including developing a reservation system, collaborating with educators, researching, preparing and completing educational products for educators. Education Technician will conduct research, prepare and implement curriculum-based educational programs for a wide variety of ages, including elementary and secondary students. The position will develop educational media, print products, educational bulletins, lesson plans, digital messages, and special events. The position will assist in the Visitor Center operations and initiate oral and written communication with educators with the development and implementation of educational programs. This position develops and coordinates speaker programs on topics of interest to the public, resource specialists, educators, and students. The incumbent contacts and arranges for speakers and maintains speakers' list. This position will plan, publicize, and coordinate major special events for the public on educational, natural and cultural resources, and/or recreational themes. Area Information: Coronado National Memorial is located approximately 20 miles south of Sierra Vista, an Arizona city of 40,000 with many options for shopping, entertainment, religious, and medical services. K-12 schools, a junior college and a University of Arizona branch campus are all located in Sierra Vista. Headquarters is located at 5200 feet in elevation; the area receives on average 20 inches of precipitation annually and temperatures can range from the teens to 100 degrees (F). Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level. 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. Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. 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). 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. You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided. If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period. 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. You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority. Qualifications All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-05/18/2021-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. 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. To qualify for this position at the GS-06/07 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: For GS-06 At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: specialized experience include, but are not limited to: park guide or tour leader; environmental educator, teacher or naturalist; or other similar work REQUIRING skill in working with audiences of diverse backgrounds, ages and group sizes and knowledge of topics related to cultural history, natural history, biological/physical sciences, natural resources, or other disciplines related to resource-based education. You must include hours per week worked. Experience for GS-07 At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) but not limited to: assistant lead park guide or tour leader; assistant lead environmental educator; teacher or naturalist; or other similar work REQUIRING skill in working with audiences of diverse backgrounds, ages, and group sizes and knowledge of topics related to cultural history, natural history, biological/physical sciences, natural resources, related fields, or other disciplines related to resource-based education AND experience with conducting formal coaching and auditing of educational or curriculum-based programs, as well as developing and providing training, direction, and/or job orientation to coworkers or volunteers. You must include hours worked per week for each position held on your resume. 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 There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement. Additional Information 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. Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor. Physical Demands: Work responsibilities require occasional heavy lifting in excess of 40 lbs., 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, lightning, snow and rain. Temperatures may range from 100F to 10F, at elevations ranging from 5,000 to 8,000 feet. Position requires the driving of government vehicles to various sites. A valid Driver's License is required. The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. 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=Alternate_Application_Information.