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.