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Supervisory Park Ranger (Protection District Ranger)
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK WY 82190
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  Job posted:   Mon Apr 16, 2018
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Supervisory Park Ranger (Protection District Ranger)
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## Duties
### Summary
The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office (NR SHRO), in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, is accepting applications to staff two permanent full time positions of Supervisory Park Ranger (Protection District Ranger), GS-0025-11 for two districts located within the Division of Resource & Visitor Protection, Yellowstone National Park. The two districts are: Old Faithful and Canyon Districts. Please visit find a park for additional park information.
**WHO MAY APPLY - Government-Wide:**Current and former Federal employees with status, or who are reinstatement eligible; veterans eligible under the VEOA authority, or who are 30% or more disabled; applicants eligible under special appointing authorities such as individuals with targeted disabilities, certain military spouses, former Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc. For more information, select the following link(s): 1) Merit Promotion, 2) Status Candidate, and/or 3) Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).
Current or former displaced Federal employee in the local commuting area eligible under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), current Department of Interior (DOI) employees in the local commuting area eligible under the Career Transition Program (CTAP), and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) eligibility. For more information, select the following link(s): 1) Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), 2) Career Transition Program (CTAP).
Current or former time-limited (temporary and term) employees of a land management agency eligible for permanent positions under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA). For more information, select the following link: Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA).
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation.
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### Responsibilities
These positions are within the Division of Resource and Visitor Protection. One of the primary positions being hired under this announcement serves as the Deputy District Ranger in the Old Faithful District of Yellowstone National Park.The other primary position serves being hired under this announcement serves as the Deputy District Ranger in the Canyon District of Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone is a diverse park of exclusive federal jurisdiction with over 4 million annual visitors, 2.2 million acres, 370 miles of roads, 1200 miles of trails, 293 miles of boundary, significant winter use activities, and diverse challenging visitor and resource protection and management operations. The incumbent will supervise permanent and seasonal law enforcement staff. Significant district workload factors include law enforcement incidents (resource crimes and crimes against persons/property), emergency medical incidents, structural fire incidents and alarms, motor vehicle accidents, and search and rescue incidents. Implementation of the park's bear management program, resource management programs, cooperation with special research project groups, and a significant winter use (snowmobile/ski) season contribute to the complexity of the district. Significant overtime in the summer time and shift work can be expected
Will lead daily operations and direct the completion of collateral duties related to training and leadership. You will supervise GL-9 permanent and seasonal law enforcement rangers as well as non-commissioned staff and park volunteers. You will conduct and supervise the detection of criminal activity, investigation of criminal violations, and custodial arrests. You may prepare and execute warrants, interview witnesses, and detain suspects. You will ensure the completion of comprehensive written reports. You will conduct and/or supervise gathering of law enforcement, security, and intelligence information relating to the park, its facilities, events, mission, or visitors.
You will supervise and lead complex law enforcement, all hazard, emergency medical, and search and rescue operations as well as provide emergency medical services to park visitors and residents. In addition, you will participate in all aspects of employee supervision including performance planning and appraisals, employee recognition, recruitment and employee counseling.
These are Required Occupancy positions and Federal government housing is available.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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0025 Park Ranger
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship required.
* Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
* Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
* Subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
* Selectee(s) will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties and maintain firearm proficiency.
* Selectee(s) must be free of any domestic violence convictions. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
* Prior to appointment, the people selected for these positions must be determined physically fit by an authorized physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties, pass a medical examination, and pass the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB). The PEB is a fitness test consisting of five different components: 1) agility run - measures the ability to get up from the ground and sprint while changing directions; 2) bench press - measures upper body strength for one repetition; 3) 1.5 mile run - measures cardio/respiratory fitness; 4) sit and reach - measures flexibility in the lower back, legs and shoulders; and 5) body composition - measures body fat. Prior to appointment, selectees will be tested in all five components, and must pass the agility run, bench press and 1.5 mile run in the 25th percentile.
* 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 may be required to complete training and operate a four-wheel drive vehicle.
* Selectees will be expected to travel in (not pilot) a small single-engine aircraft.
* 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.
* 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 . 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
In order to be considered eligible and to qualify, you must meet the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Qualification Standards which includes specialized experience and/or education, AND also meet specific Selective Placement Factors as outlined below and in the Occupational Questionnaire.
**1. OPM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR THE GS-0025-11**
A. EXPERIENCE: Must have at least one full year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level in the Federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to: Enforcing Federal laws and regulations relating to criminal activities such as illegal hunting and fishing; vandalism; harvesting of native plants; theft or destruction of archeological resources; cultivation, sale, possession and use of controlled substances; traffic violations on roads, rivers, and lakes; trespassing; domestic abuse; assault; Developing law enforcement program goals, objectives, and work plans; Interacting and communicating with park visitors, park partners, other law enforcement agencies, and tribal leaders.
B. EDUCATION: Must have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or at least 3 full years (defined as the # of hours that the school attended determined to represent 1 full-year of fulltime study; if unavailable, then 18 semester credits will be considered as satisfying the requirement of 1 full year) of progressively higher level graduate education directly related to the work of this position (i.e. natural resource 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). NOTE: If you are using education to qualify you MUST submit a complete copy of your transcripts. We cannot determine eligibility without this information. We will not solicit you for this information, and you will not receive consideration if it is not submitted.
C. EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION: Must have an equivalent combination of education and experience. NOTE: Only graduate education in excess of the first 2 years may be combined with experience.
***SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS (Mandatory): In addition to meeting OPM's Qualification Standards, you must possess all of the following Selective Placement Factors:***
*2. Law Enforcement Commission (Selective Placement Factor):* Applicants must demonstrate their ability to readily obtain a Type 1 Commission with the National Park Service by the entrance on duty date. This is demonstrated by a current Type Commission with the National Park Service or an equivalent certification with another DOI agency. Currently must hold an NPS Type 1 Law Enforcement Commission, or I can readily obtain the commission if you have completed one of the following Federal Law Enforcement Training Programs (submit a copy of your current commission card minus photograph or training completion certificate): Land Management Police Training (LMPT, LMTP, 11LM, or 9PT), National Park Ranger Integrated (NPRI), U.S. Park Police Integrated (USPPI), National Resource Police Training Program (NRPT), BIA-Basic Police Officer Training (BIA-BPOTP), Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP, Mixed Basic Training Program).
*3. Primary Law Enforcement Experience (Selective Placement Factor):*The enhanced Special Retirement Coverage (6c) associated with this Secondary law enforcement position requires that the selectee: (1) Transferred without a break in service from a primary position; or, (2) has not had a break in service (beginning after January 19, 1988) in secondary coverage (excepting involuntary separation); or, (3) Has completed 3 years of service in a rigorous position (FERS only) including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld. Such work experience must be documented in your resume.
*4. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Certification (Selective Placement Factor*): At a minimum must possess a current National Registry Emergency Medical Technician, or higher EMT level certification by close of announcement and no lapse in certification upon entry on duty. If you do not meet this selective factor, you will be rated ineligible.
IMPORTANT NOTE: 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".
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.
### Education
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.
New employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
### Additional information
**Physical Demands:**These positions require physical exertion and night shift work. Must be able to spend many hours on the trail on foot, horseback, snowmobile or skis, and be able to handle heavy equipment such as rescue and extrication equipment, chainsaws, etc. In emergencies, must endure extreme physical exhaustion during forest fires, mountain or water rescues, law enforcement, or long searches in difficult terrain. Under controlled situations must be able to handle large ungulates and carnivores including grizzly bears during trapping operations or other wildlife management actions.
**Work Environment:** Performed in a northern mountainous park with fluctuations in temperatures up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer to -50 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. Snow depth during the winter may vary from 2 to 8 feet. Employee will be required to travel over snow in the winter months via snowmobile, snow cat, Matt-Tracks, or Bombardier on hazardous, poorly maintained, treacherous roads that are known to cause physical injuries. Exposure to extreme temperatures while traveling and will be required to respond to emergencies even when temperatures are well below zero.
The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
This is a secondary-administrative law enforcement position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S. C. 8336 (c) (CSRS) and 5 U. S. C. 8412 (d) (FERS). PLEASE NOTE: Applicants may meet qualification requirements, but may not be eligible for special retirement coverage. If such an applicant is selected, they will be placed in the regular retirement system. To be eligible for Secondary retirement coverage under CSRS, an employee must transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position. To be eligible for Secondary retirement coverage under FERS, an employee must: 1) transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position, AND 2) complete 3 years of service in a primary rigorous position including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld, AND 3) must be continuously employed in a secondary position(s) since moving from a primary rigorous position, except for any break in employment from a secondary position that began with involuntary separation (not for cause). **It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your special retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits (normally through submission of your work history or other documentation that demonstrates work history of approved covered positions). You must let this office know if you are in a Primary position**.
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,
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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.
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 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 who apply under **Competitive Merit Promotion** procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
Candidates who apply under **Noncompetitive Merit Promotion** procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
**You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
* Criminal Law
* Public Safety and Security
* Risk Management
* Planning and Evaluating
* Technical Competence
* Managing Human Resources
* Interpersonal Skills
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## Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/27/2018.
1. **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.
2. A complete **Occupational Questionnaire**
3. **Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentation**such as:
* Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that reflects career or career-conditional tenure showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 as it does not provide the needed information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held or you may not be considered under the merit promotion process.
* Veterans Preference Documentation (e.g. DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter as appropriate)
* Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.
4. **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.
* Due Weight for Performance Appraisals and Awards:
* Please submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and a list of any incentive awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. You must provide performance appraisal/evaluation and incentive award documentation which will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will use this documentation to assign a due weight point value to be considered during the overall selection process. If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please submit a statement as to why it is not available, and if it was at an acceptable level. If you fail to submit this documentation, it will result in no points being assigned by the selecting official during the selection process.
* If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please submit a statement as to why it is not available, and if it was at an acceptable level. If you fail to submit this documentation, it will result in no points being assigned by the selecting official during the selection process.
5. Documentation that you meet **Selective Factors.**
6. College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
7. 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 79.0 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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## Benefits
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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.
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## How to Apply
**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 04/27/2018. ** WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.**
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2. Prompted to Start the Application Process by selecting "Start Application."
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6. Select if you want to include your demographic information.
7. After reading and certifying the application is true and submitted in good faith, select "Continue to Agency Site."
8. Follow onscreen prompts and instructions to complete your application.
9. Add the supporting documents by indexing your documents with the dropdown.
* Upload any missing required documents or optional documents.
10. Review and Submit Application.
11. While logged in, you can check the status of your application by selecting "+" next to the job title for this position.
12. You can review or revise your application at any point during the open period of the announcement.
* To update an application, you should log into your USAJOBS account and select "+" next to the job title for this position. Select **"Update Application"**for this job.
* **Note:** When you click **Update Application**, you will be prompted to re-select your documents from USAJOBS. Documents submitted with the first application will no longer be associated with the applicant record. So it is important that you select all documents you want to use in the re-application.
* **AREA INFORMATION -****Old Faithful District:** Elevation at 7,365 feet, is 51 miles south of park headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs. Temperatures vary from 30s to an average of 70 in the summer to sub-zero in the winter. Temperatures of -20 Fahrenheit are not uncommon in winter. Old Faithful is a Yellowstone interior duty location. The road to this location is not plowed after the first weekend in November, and the location is only reachable by snowmobile or snow coach November through April. A pool of snowmobiles for personal use is available on a reservation system. The US Mail is delivered approximately twice a week in the winter. Schools are available outside the park. Medical services, a post office, a general store, and service stations are available at Lake in the summer, generally from mid-May to mid-September. Many community services are available at West Yellowstone, Montana, 30 miles driving distance to the west. While there are challenges with life in Yellowstone's interior during the winter, there are also exceptional winter recreational opportunities and few places on earth can rival the superlative resource conditions and ecological integrity experienced in Yellowstone's interior.
* **AREA INFORMATION - Canyon District**: Elevation at 7,800 feet. Canyon Village is 55 miles southeast of park headquarters at Mammoth Hot Springs. Temperatures vary from an average of 70 in the summer to sub-zero in the winter. Temperatures of -20 Fahrenheit are not uncommon in winter. Canyon is a Yellowstone interior duty location. The road to this location is not plowed after the first weekend in November, and the location is only reachable by snowmobile or snow coach November through April. A pool of snowmobiles for personal use is available on a reservation system. The US Mail is delivered approximately twice a week in the winter. Schools are available outside the park. Medical services, a post office, a general store, and service stations are available at Lake in the summer, generally from mid-May to mid-September. Many community services are available at Gardiner, Montana 60 miles northeast and Cody, Wyoming, 96 miles southeast of Canyon Village. While there are challenges with life in Yellowstone's interior during the winter, there are also exceptional winter recreational opportunities and few places on earth can rival the superlative resource conditions and ecological integrity experienced in Yellowstone's interior.
RESIDENCE IN THE PARK IS REQUIRED AND GOVERNMENT HOUSING WILL BE PROVIDED
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### Agency contact information
### Rogelio Herrera
##### Phone
(307) 344-2044
##### Email
rogelioherrera@nps.gov
##### Address
Yellowstone National Park
PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY
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### Next steps
Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.
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## 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.
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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 and hiring process 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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* 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/496787600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 04/14/2018 to 04/27/2018
*Salary:* $61,218 to $79,586 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 11
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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