All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Time-In-Grade: Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. This requires applicants who have held a GS position at any time within the past 52 weeks to have served at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for this occupation.
To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate that you possess either the specialized experience or the graduate coursework as described below. Equivalent combinations of experience and education may also be used to qualify. The full performance level (FPL) of the positions advertised is GS-11.
To qualify for this position at the GS-1640-11 level applicants must possess:
A. Specialized Experience: At least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to managing a maintenance program. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: assisting with managing office or apartment building complexes, hospitals, or recreation facilities; assisting with planning maintenance activities and preventive maintenance programs for a facility; estimating materials and labor costs for a variety of maintenance projects or contracts; working as a planner, contractor, or inspector of journeyman in the construction industry; experience in building trade practices; and experience working with the Facility Management Software System (FMSS), or comparable maintenance management, cost estimating and/or project management systems. OR
B. Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: Successfully completed a related Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or three full years of progressively higher level related graduate education leading to a Ph.D., from an accredited college or university with a major in a field of study that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position, such as engineering, industrial arts, property management, or business administration; or LL.M, if related. OR
C. Combination of Qualifying Education and Experience: An equivalent combination of specialized experience and graduate level education or the type and levels described above in A and B. For example, I have six months of specialized experience (50% of the required specialized experience) and 45 semester hours or 68 quarter hours of appropriate graduate study (50% of the required graduate level study).
Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. In order to receive credit for experience, your resume must clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the number of hours worked per week. Credit for experience is given on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime. In describing the nature of your duties (your experience), please be clear and concise. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. The OPM Qualification Standards Handbook is available for review at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) a list with all your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation 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. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled. 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. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:
- Ability to collaborate with park team and external partners to develop and achieve goals.
- Ability to manage complex projects to timely completion.
- Ability to recruit, develop, and coach employees as well as manage employee performance.
- Ability to manage park assets in a manner that is fiscally and environmentally sustainable.
- Ability to develop and manage a facilities division safety program.
Basis for rating: Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.
Applicants who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be referred in accordance with agency merit promotion procedures.
Conditions of Employment
Background Investigation: You will be required to complete a background investigation with favorable adjudication prior to entry on duty.
Supervisory Probationary Period: A probationary period of one-year shall apply to all new supervisors.
Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or provide proof that they are exempt from Selective Service Law.
Driver License: You may be asked to operate a government motor vehicle as part of your official duties. **not in PD Please indicate in your application documents if you possess a valid state issued driver license.
Uniform: You will be required to properly wear a National Park Service. A uniform allowance will be provided to offset some of these costs.
Travel: You may rarely be required to travel to meet work demands (estimate of 1 day per month).
Agency Bankcard: You will be required to obtain and use a government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the basic qualifications have been met, you will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. The evaluation will be based on information you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the knowledge, skills, and abilities questions for this announcement, and a review of the application material requested as a part of this announcement.
You must provide information about your experience and/or education that supports the answers you give in the questionnaire, and the KSAs required for this position.