Company: US Department of the Interior
Location: Shiloh, TN

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Salary

$13.32 an hour

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Full Job Description

    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located at Shiloh National Military Park and National Cemetery located on the west bank of the Tennessee River in Hardin County Tennessee.

    Responsibilities

    This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school. To review eligibility requirements for the Pathways Internship Program, please click here

    Students who live or attend school within the local commuting area 50 mile radius of Shiloh National Military Park and National Cemetery.

    Interns may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment, please click here for more information.

    These are an Excepted Service, temporary appointments not-to-exceed one year. These appointments may be extended each year without further competition, as long as the incumbent continues to meet the eligibility requirements under the Pathways Internship program and funding is available. Your internship and employment with us will be terminated either upon completion of your education program or failure to comply with Pathways requirements.

    DUTIES: Serves as a representative of the park, typically providing basic general information of a recurring nature to a visitor at a visitor center. Responsibilities include providing basic information and responding to routine questions from visitors concerning the park area. Explains visitor activities and recreational opportunities (including accessible features and services), NPS interpretive services, concession and cooperating association operations and facilities (as applicable), campground and hiking trail availability and locations; distributes maps, brochures, and other printed material; informs visitors of potential safety hazards; and provides directions and routes of travel through the park. Provides services to visitors such as assisting those who have lost personal items; providing general information regarding within the park area and notifying appropriate personnel for further action when necessary and performing minor maintenance duties to ensure clean, safe, and pleasurable visitation experiences for the public. Provides basic program setting up of museum exhibits; serving as a member of task and event-oriented teams; operating audio-visual equipment; providing assistance and support to protection personnel (such as traffic and/or crowd control); and assisting other park staff in the performance of work such as receiving, sorting, and delivering mail and a variety of other basic general administrative tasks. Responsible for being aware of and reporting to appropriate designated staff basic pre-identified information on park conditions and of a more limited nature, visitor attitudes and responses to park facilities, programs, and activities. This could include conditions such as trail obstructions and road conditions, possible safety hazards for visitor and/or park employees.

    Area Information:

    Shiloh National Military Park and National Cemetery are located on the west bank of the Tennessee River in Hardin County Tennessee. The county population stands at 24,000 with roughly a third of the residents residing in and around Savannah , the county seat located 12-road miles northeast of the park. The second oldest national military park, Shiloh is considered one of the best preserved of the nation’s Civil War battlefields. Located within a pastoral setting of fields and forest, the 4,000-acre park is inhabited by a healthy diversity of native flora and fauna. The park administers a second detached unit in Corinth , Mississippi , 25 miles southwest. Both Savannah and Corinth provide a full range of community services: public schools, shopping, restaurants, theaters, sports, as well as medical and dental facilities. The relative cost of living is moderate. Several colleges are located within a 50-100 mile radius at Jackson, Henderson, and Memphis, Tennessee; Florence, Alabama; and Bonneville, Mississippi. The lower Tennessee Valley offers abundant recreational opportunities with numerous ways to make use of and enjoy public land. The summers are warm and humid, with average day temperatures ranging from the middle 80’s to low 90’s. The relative short winter, with occasional snow and ice, offers relative few consecutive days where the average temperature remains below freezing.

    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.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    3

  • Job family (Series)

    0399 Administration And Office Support Student Trainee

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    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.
    • Valid state driver’s license.
    • Pathways participant agreement is required
    • 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: over-time occasional.
    • No Government housing available.
    • Enrolled at least half time at a qualifying educational institution.

    Qualifications

    Eligibility Requirement: Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student at least half-time schedule at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.

    EXPERIENCE: Possess six months of general experience. Experience must have been related to the work of the position for which application is made. Examples of general experience include: Progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.

    -OR-
    EDUCATION: Successful completion of 1 year above high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite is creditable. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical schools, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school. You must provide transcripts.
    -OR-
    Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. You must include transcripts. 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”.

    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.

    You will NOT be considered under Pathways unless you provide supporting information from your school. Documentation may be provided in letter format from your academic advisor, school counselor, admission office, etc. to prove enrollment OR it may be provided in the form of several official documents from your school such as a copy of your official transcripts and a copy of your class schedule for next semester. Copies of documents from your school website are acceptable if they contain all relevant information as listed above. Letters from advisors or other school officials must be on school letterhead.

    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 announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.


    Physical Demands:
    The work may require standing or sitting for long periods of time, walking for long distances, climbing and descending steep inclines, traversing uneven terrain, bending, and lifting moderately heavy items. Mental stress and physical fatigue may occur due to the high volume of personal contacts, occasional emergency responses, and repetitive nature of some of the task.


    Working Conditions:
    The work environment can vary considerably dependent upon the specific park or park unit involved. Work may be accomplished in a typical office setting, or outside where the incumbent may be exposed to extreme weather conditions, steep and uneven terrain, and/or hazards such as heavy vehicle traffic.

    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.

    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 Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated ‘ineligible’, ‘not qualified’, or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can 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:

    • Flexibility (*)
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Speaking
    • Technology Application

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/01/2020:

    • Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, dates specified in month and year format, and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
    • 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 http://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.
    • Student Documentation: College transcripts, or acceptance letter from school indicating enrollment of at least half time (if grades have not been posted).

    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.

  • Benefits

    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.

    Review our benefits

    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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This job is open to

  • Students

    Current students enrolled in accredited educational institutions from high school to graduate level. Includes internships, pathways and other student programs.

Clarification from the agency

Students, current interns