Job Description

Job Summary

Build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. 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.

AMENDMENT: Open period has been extended for one week to allow applicants additional time.

This announcement is open to applicants eligible for consideration under agency merit promotion procedures. The area of consideration is limited to current career/career conditional employees of the National Park Service. 

One position may be filled for a Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist GS-1640-11 based at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park.

Park Unit/Area Information: President George W. Bush signed into law a plan to create the new Lewis & Clark National Historical Park by incorporating state parks in Washington and Oregon along with the current Fort Clatsop National Memorial Park.  The sites preserved in these parks allow you to walk where Lewis and Clark and the rest of the Corps of Discovery walked. These sites embody the stories of hardship and danger, of surprising collaboration and adaptations, and of exploration and discovery.  More information on the park may be found at: .

The duty station for this position is Astoria, Oregon (population approximately 10,000).  Astoria is located at the mouth of the Columbia River, 100 miles northwest of Portland, Oregon.   No government housing is available, but affordable housing is available for rent or purchase. Astoria has facilities for shopping, churches, medical and dental care, schools, including school bus transportation, and a community college with day and night programs.  Fall, winter, and spring are typically cool and wet with over 70 inches of rain per year and over 185 days of rain.  Throughout the year, temperatures range between 30 degrees and 75 degrees.  More information on Astoria and the surround communities may be found at:


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Brief Description of Job Duties: The person selected will be a member of the Park Management Team. This position serves as the facility management expert and member of the park management team to develop and implement management strategies.  Actively involved in decisions affecting overall park management policy and operations and contributes to the development and implementation of park management documents.  Monitors and evaluates maintenance programs affecting park operations to ensure compliance with, and application of, approved management direction.  Represents the Park in public contacts, negotiates and collaborates with representatives of the service, federal, state and local agencies, historic organizations, universities and private individuals interested in the park and the service.  The Facility Operations Specialist takes such action and makes such commitments as they deem to be in the interest of the park and the service and within the authority delegated by the superintendent.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions: Work is mostly sedentary in an office setting. At times, walking, hiking, climbing, bending and moderate lifting are required. The work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks and discomforts associated with the operation repair and maintenance of park infrastructure and equipment. There are occasions of exposure to risk situations.
For more information on the position, please contact Scott Tucker, Park Superintendent at 503-861-4401. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • You will be rarely required to travel to meet work demands. Estimate of one day per month averaged over a full year.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Applicable travel expenses will be paid in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

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.  All qualified applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of this announcement.


The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at:

Work Schedule: The assigned work schedule is Full-Time. You may be assigned to work nights, early mornings, rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends to support operational demands. The tour of duty for this position is: Maxiflex.

Other Information

1. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered for this announcement. 

2. Time in Grade (TIG): Status applicants must meet TIG requirements by the closing date of this announcement.  The TIG requirement for this position is at least 52 weeks of employment as a federal civilian career or career conditional employee at or above the appropriate level for the grade which you are applying to.

3. You can request consideration under a non-competitive authority if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled, certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans, returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista , etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking on your application and attach evidence of your eligibility as a supporting document.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's web site at

5. The Staffing Branch of the Northwest Servicing Human Resources Office may not solicit applicants for additional or missing information/documents.  Please ensure that your application packet is complete prior to submittal.

6. 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 Federal Travel Regulations.

7. Government housing is not available for this position.

8. Career Transition Assistance Plan and Interagency (CTAP/ICTAP): If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

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.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on Friday, May 02, 2014 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 the closing date.

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.

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 1094233.
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 (Eastern Time) on Friday, May 02, 2014. 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.  The Vacancy ID is 1094233. 
3. Fax all six pages of 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 transmission. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. 

If you need help, or have problems using the online application process, send an email to

Applications must be typed or printed clearly in dark ink.  Other forms or additional information on how to apply for Federal jobs can be obtained at, or by calling (478) 757-3000 or RDD (478) 744-2299.

Note: 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 Vacancy ID Number (1094233) so that the fax is processed properly and promptly.

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.

Required Documents

1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume or application form.  Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information.  If you need assistance, you may find additional information at:
3. Transcripts (if qualifying based on education) or list of college courses with credits, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking.  (Official transcript will be required prior to appointment if you are selected.)
4. You must include Form SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action documenting your eligibility to apply as a current career/career conditional employee of the National Park Service. 
5. For applicants applying under a special hiring authority: Include documentation of your eligibility to apply under a special appointing authority.
6. CTAP/ICTAP documentation, (if applicable).  (See Other Information section for more details.)