Job Description

Job Summary

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, click here.


This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to Monday, August 5, 2013.

This vacancy is concurrently advertised under Park Manager (Superintendent), GS-0025-14, announcement number MWRC-13-MP-0125 Amended. Candidates who wish to be considered under both series MUST apply and submit complete application packages to both vacancies.

You must meet time-in-grade restrictions by the closing date Monday, August 05, 2013.



Full-time Permanent



The Superintendent of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore manages the park which involves the planning, programming, implementation, coordination, supervision, and evaluation of all park activities directly or through staff members.  The operating program consists of the principal elements of park management: interpretation and other visitor services, resource management, maintenance, human resources management, budget preparation and execution, fiscal accountability, micro-purchasing and property management, research coordination, and employee and visitor safety.  Incumbent will be responsible for development of a permanent visitor information complex. Develops and maintains relationships and partnerships with community leaders, Congressional staff, and other stakeholders. 


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located in Michigan's rural Upper Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior between the communities of Munising and Grand Marais.  The park encompasses 42 miles of Lake Superior shoreline and is renowned for its spectacular sandstone cliffs, white sand beaches, waterfalls and streams, inland lakes, pristine backcountry, and the 1874 Au Sable Light Station.  Park Headquarters is located just outside of Munising.  No government housing is available for this position.  A variety of affordable housing (both rental and purchase) is available within Munising and surrounding Alger County.  Amenities in Munising include basic shopping, medical facilities, and K-12 schools.  Complete shopping, a Regional Medical Center, and Northern Michigan University are located in Marquette, Michigan, 45 miles west of Munising.  Summers are warm and very pleasant.  Winters are long with annual snowfall averages of 140 inches.  The area offers outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation including hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, biking, camping, skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.

For additional information regarding the duties of this position and the area, please see or call Administrative Officer John Kacich at (906) 387-2607.

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

This link provides an overview of all the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Other Information

1. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

2. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the current Federal Travel Regulations; however, there will be no guaranteed home sale.

How to Apply

NOTE: applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax.  Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 

Applicants are advised that a variety of public facilities such as schools, public libraries, state employment offices and regional job centers provide access to computers at no charge.  Help may also be available to targeted groups through a variety of public assistance agencies.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, August 05, 2013 Date to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to Monday, August 05, 2013. 

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·ResumeApplicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other Veterans Document

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 924163.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, August 05, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmissionNote:  If you receive an email stating that there was a technical problem uploading your documents, you should fax the applicable documentation to OPM at 478-757-3144.  Be sure to use the fax cover sheet that was linked in the vacancy announcement, include the appropriate Office Code (IN) and VIN (924163) so that the fax is processed properly and promptly. For further questions regarding applying online or by fax, please contact OPM   DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resume or documents with photographs will not be forwarded to the hiring official.

How You Will Be Evaluated


The rater will not make assumptions, guess, or use personal knowledge about your experience or education in the rating process. The rater will use the written information that you provide in your application to verify your responses to the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire. Therefore, you should provide detailed evidence and descriptions of your experience, training, education, awards, hobbies, self-development achievements, pertinent unpaid or volunteer work, and any other aspect of your background as it relates to the position. It is important that you indicate the diversity, level of difficulty, and complexity of your experience.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following Tasks.  Note: Your resume must support your responses to the occupational questions. The occupational questionnaire was developed from these tasks.

  • Manage and Integrade Diverse Program Requirements
  • Establish and Cultivate the Overall Human Resources and Equal Opportunity Programs
  • Apply Creativity, Innovation, Strategic Thinking, and Business Practices to the Management of Programs, Development of Partnerships, and Related Activities
  • Communicate at all Levels
  • Resources Management

Required Documents

Resumes must include personal information, education, work experience (including dates of employment -month and year, and hours worked per week), and other qualifications pertinent to the position.  Applications lacking required information will be considered ineligible.

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

  1. Resume - Showing detailed relevant experience (including dates of employment -month and year, and hours worked per week). Your experience must verify the answers given on the assessment questionnaire.  YOU MUST USE YOUR FULL LEGAL NAME (Do not use nicknames or shortened names).
  2. Qualifications: (assessment questionnaire)
  3. SF-50: Federal employees must submit proof of their status (SF-50 showing current grade and tenure) and an SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different.  Awards SF50s will not be considered as proof of status.
  4. CTAP/ICTAP documentation if applicable.