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    This position is located in the Division of Interpretation at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, DC.

    National Mall and Memorial Parks contains some of the oldest park lands in the National Park Service. The lands of the National Mall and Memorial Parks include the Mall, extending from 3rd Street near the Capitol to 14th Street. The National Mall is the continuation of that space where park icons such as the Washington Monument, WWII and Lincoln Memorials stand, between the Potomac River and the Capitol Reflecting Pool. The park also includes some 156 reservations, circles, fountains and other open spaces, all of which serve as the nation's front yard. Ford's Theatre, the House where Lincoln died, Potomac Park and Hains Point are also among the areas that constitute the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

    This position is responsible for coordinating the planning, production and installation of interpretive and educational media, visual information and exhibits. Provides leadership and management for all media, social media and web program staff in their daily operations, as well as in the development of new multi-media.

    This position is being announced at the full performance level.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work can be sedentary in an office setting; however, the incumbent must be able to conduct site inspections which require the ability to climb stairs and ladders , moderate physical exertion, and walking on uneven surfaces. Incumbent is required to work below and above ground level. Work may require repetitious movements and long periods of stationary work at computer stations. Must have the ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines. Work requires lifting and moving bulky, heavy objects.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed indoors in an office setting. Work is also required in and around historical buildings/memorials, around moving machinery, scaffolding, raised platforms, etc. Exposure to inclement weather is possible during work projects or special events, including rain, snow or high temperatures.

    APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION. Please read the entire announcement before you apply. To view the entire announcement, select "Print Preview" at the right hand of this screen.

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    The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Coordinates the planning, production and installation of interpretive and educational media, visual information and exhibits.
    • Provides leadership and management for all media, social media and web program staff in their daily operations, as well as in the development of new multi-media.
    • Designs, prepares and produces original material for addition to the park's website.
    • Manages, creates and assists in development of exhibits from conception through completion for exhibit plans.
    • Designs, prepares and produces (or oversees production of) interpretive educational publications.
    • Plans, develops and manages the division's skill development programs.
    • Works with the park in the development of Long Range Interpretive Plans, foundation documents, concept plans, site plans, and other planning documents.
    • Assures park meets programmatic accessibility requirements.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel required for meetings and trainings.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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    0025 Park Ranger

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship
    • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Svs.
    • Relevant experience and/or education (See Qualification and Evaluations).
    • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation
    • Incumbent must wear a National Park Service Uniform
    • Possess and maintain a valid State or District of Columbia driver’s license


    • Appointment will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. Under the requirements of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), all new Federal Employees must pass a background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
    • To be eligible for appointment to this position, the new hire must be cleared to come on board once the results of the fingerprint check, review of the OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and the candidate's Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (eQIP) entries have been reviewed and determined to be satisfactory. A credit check may be required for this position if any financial issues arise during the background investigation process.
    • New employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.
    • NPS uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards.
    • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license or District of Columbia driver's license.
    • This is not a drug tested position; however all Federal government employees are subject to reasonable suspicious testing as appropriate.
    • Applicant must be able to work alternative work schedules, shift rotations, including night shift, holidays, and weekends.
    • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Incumbent will be required to work outdoors, often under adverse conditions.


    In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Wednesday, February 03, 2016

    Must possess at least one year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: developing interpretive media; designing and creating exhibits; managing interpretive media projects (waysides, websites, social media, print media, etc.) or other similar work. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of at least the GS-11 grade level in the federal service.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc.) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious, spiritus); community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translate directly to paid employment. You may receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


    Additional information

    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will review your application, including an online assessment questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Your ratings are subject to change if discrepancies exist between your responses and your supporting documents. All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:

    • Administration and Management
    • Technical Competence
    • Organizational Awareness
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Human Capital Management

    If you meet the qualification requirements, based on your score, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    CTAP/ICTAP - Qualified individuals applying based on special priority consideration rights under Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. To be considered well-qualified for this position you must receive a rating of 80. Additionally, you must clearly meet all qualification requirements specified for this position including any selective factors, and meet the fully satisfactory or equivalent level for each of the rating factors (job elements) required for this position as specified above.

    WARNING: All of the information you provide my be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as show in your application/resume, by checking references, and through other means such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

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    Security clearance

    Q - Nonsensitive

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    Required Documents

    1. Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional) and
    2. Completed Assessment Questionnaire and
    3. If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST clearly identify your claim on your application and provide specific required evidence such as: DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or SF-15 and proof requested on the form. Failure to submit appropriate supporting documentation may result in NOT granting Veteran's Preference) or
    4. ICTAP/CTAP Documentation - Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-in-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; AND most recent performance evaluation; and SF-50 documenting your separation or the position you will be separated from.

    NOTE If all documentation is not received by the closing date of the announcement, candidates will be withdrawn from competition.

    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 Office Code (OV) and VIN 1599667 so that the fax is processed properly and promptly. For further questions regarding applying options online or by fax, please contact OPM at ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov.

    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.

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    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.

    The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Annual and Sick Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

    If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run and provide you with the appropriate forms.

    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.

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    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 (EST) on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 to receive consideration.

    1. 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.
    2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    3. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    4. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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.
    5. 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.

    To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1599667. 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 Wednesday, February 03, 2016 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 on 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
    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 transmission.

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    Larissa Estlow








    NPS National Capital Region
    1100 Ohio Drive SW Room 244
    Washington, DC
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    Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

    This position is also being advertised for candidates with Merit Promotion eligibility (Status Candidates). It can be found on www.usajobs,gov. Search for Vacancy Announcement number NPS-NCR-NAMA-16-1602737-LRE, or by title/series and location.

    Next steps

    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. After making a tentative job offer we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/426807900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.