Recreation Assistant - White Swan, WA

Employer: US Department of Agriculture

Job Description:
Recreation Assistant - White Swan, WA
US Department of Agriculture
Salary: $35,265 a year

- This position is located at the Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center.
- The incumbent of this position serves as a recreation assistant responsible for organizing and administering a conventional basic recreational and physical fitness program or segments of an entire program.
- For contact information, contact Teresa Garza at 509-874-8920 or

- Provides on-site supervision of recreational activities to students with various skill levels and backgrounds
- Ensures a safe, healthy atmosphere for all students performing recreational and physical fitness activities.
- Ensures that self-directed activities are carried out in accordance with the recreational plans.
- Identifies and makes changes in processes and/or procedures in order to have full participation by students.
- Schedules, coordinates, and supervises recurring group activities such as basketball, volleyball and softball.
- Making reservations and acquiring transportation.
- Skill in the effective management and utilization of the financial, physical, and human resources of recreation programs.
- Identifies and recommends changes or modification to the recreation and physical fitness program.
- Performs special assignments in facility-wide programs or volunteer sponsored activities.
- Meets individually with students to discuss day-to-day problems encountered in recreational and physical fitness activities
- Gives practical advice and counsel to students and proposes solutions to routine problems without imposing personal values
- Serves as a lifeguard and water safety instructor.
- Ensures that facilities are properly prepared, including needed equipment and supplies are on hand for scheduled activities.
- Personally, makes sure the facilities are set-up for physical activities.
- Responsible for ensuring students are aware of safety requirements concerning the activities, facility and equipment.
- Operates government vehicles to transport students to and from off-site activities. This may include operating buses with air brakes.

Travel Required: Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series): 0189 Recreation Aid And Assistant

Requirements -
Conditions of Employment:
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
- Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
- Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
- Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.
- Must possess and maintain a valid commercial driver's license.
- This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter.
- Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results. This announcement constitutes 30 days advance notice.
- Must obtain and maintain all applicable Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certifications.

- In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.
- Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirement:
- GS-5: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-4). Specialized experience is defined as: performing administrative duties in support of a recreational program, such as making reservations, acquiring transportation, and other related arrangements; providing information concerning physical education and recreational activities such as demonstrating camping and park safety or conducting nature tours; and/or ensuring recreational equipment is operated in a safe manner and demonstrating proper use of recreational equipment and tools;
- Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree that (a) included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of subjects directly related to the work of the position; (b) included courses related to recreation or physical education (c) was supplemented by specialized experience as described above for GS-4.
- Selective Placement Factors:
- This is a designated drugs testing position.
- Must be able obtain and maintain all applicable Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certifications.
- Must obtain Commercial Learner Permit (CLP) within 30 calendar day of reporting to duty and will have 60 days to obtain CDL.
- 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.

- See above for required Education.

Additional information:
- Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered.
- The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.
- This is a bargaining unit designated position.
- Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.
- Government Housing is not available
- Daycare facilities are not available
- This position is not eligible for telework.

How You Will Be Evaluated:
- You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
- You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications.
- You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. You will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Individuals with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

To view the application form, visit:

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance: Not Required
Drug test required:Yes
Position sensitivity and risk: Moderate Risk (MR)
Trust determination process: Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents:
The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the responsibilities section including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.

If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.

If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.

If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. For more information on veterans' preference visit FEDSHIREVETS.

Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.
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.

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.

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.

This job is open to:
- Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
- Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
- The public
- U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Contact Person:
Location: White Swan, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $35,265 YR

Posted on March 17, 2021

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