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    Duties

    Summary

    As the Chief, Division of Resource Management, you will serve as the principal advisor to the Superintendent for all mattes relating to the preservation and enhancement of natural and cultural resources at Fire Island National Seashore.

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    Responsibilities

    • Lead an interdisciplinary staff in the development of policies, standards, and procedures related to the use, study, protection, and preservation of cultural and natural resources
    • Collaborate with the leadership team to develop annual and long term goals and work plans
    • Direct the preparation of historic structure reports, preservation guides, landscape reports, and special studies
    • Review project plans to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act and National Historic Preservation Act
    • Review contract proposals, bids and specifications and monitor the work of contractors
    • Direct staff in the inventorying and monitoring of wildlife and vegetation

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position on occasion.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    13

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
    • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
    • May be subject to a one-year probationary period, including a one year supervisory probationary period.
    • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
    • Status candidates must meet-time-in-grade requirements.
    • You will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
    • A valid state driver's license is required.
    • You must be able to lift 40 lbs
    • You will be required to obtain a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) and an Agreements Technical Representative (ATR) certificate.
    • Your official duty station must be in the local commuting area (50 mile radius) of Patchogue, NY

    Qualifications

    In order to be qualified for this position, you must meet both the basic requirement(s) for the series you're applying for as well as the specialized experience requirement for the GS-13.

    Basic Requirement for the GS-0401 Biologist:
    A. Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position - OR -
    B. Possess a combination of education and experience; This includes courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


    Basic Requirement for the GS-1015 Museum Curator:
    A. Possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in museum work; or in an applicable subject-matter field. - OR -
    B. Possess a combination of education and experience. This includes courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. - OR -
    C. Possess four years of experience that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study as shown in A above.

    In addition, all applicants must possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, developing and leading the implementation of project plans for the survey, restoration, or protection of cultural and natural resources; providing guidance on techniques to preserve or protect the integrity of a cultural or natural landscape; preparing a variety of resource related documentation, such as environmental assessments, historic structure reports, or scopes of collection; and developing collaborating relationships with external stakeholders to complete joint projects or share resources/best practices.

    You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

    Education

    ARE YOU USING YOUR 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) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service

    Time in Grade: Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal civilian employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as a CTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    This announcement may be used to fill one or more positions.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made if you are within reach of selection and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires successful completion of an additional assessments, consisting of a subject matter expert resume review. These assessments measure the critical competencies listed above that are required to successfully perform the job.

    Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

    Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Ecology
    • Influencing/Negotiating
    • Managing Human Resources
    • Partnering
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Technical Competence
    • Writing


    Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process.

    If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

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

    1. Your Résumé which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade. Note: Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, employment information such as employer name and location; from and to dates (or to present for current position), which includes the month, year, and hours worked per week for each description of experience, with pay plan/grade, if applicable education and training, etc. Failing to include the employment information listed above may affect your eligibility for this position. Please ensure your resume/employment history includes all the information listed above. We encourage you to use the USAJobs Resume Builder. You will not receive credit for experience that does not indicate the exact hours worked per week or is listed as "varies". Part-time hours are prorated. Your description of experience and education must be able to support any claim for qualifying for this position. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make any assumptions regarding your experience. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response. For more information visit the USAJOBS website.
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
    3. Other supporting documents, if applicable

    - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, that includes your name, college/university information, major, type of degree, date degree confirmed, coursework, semester/quarter hours, grades, GPA, etc.
    - Due Weight for Performance Appraisals and Awards: All applicants must submit their most recent performance appraisal showing the official rating of record and signed by a supervisor or, if one is unavailable, a statement as to why it is not available (including if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level). Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.
    - Current DOI employees: Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, such as the initial hire, promotion, or reassignment, showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 unless it provides the necessary information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held. Time in grade will be determined by reviewing your resume and required SF-50's. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess the one-year time-in-grade, as required by this announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade, such as a Within Grade Increase.
    - Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligibles: SF-50(s) showing career/conditional tenure and competitive service status Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.
    - CTAP: 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.

    Visit our website for more information regarding appointment eligibility and requirements for documentation.

    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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    Benefits

    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.

    https://home.nps.gov/aboutus/benefits.htm

    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

    A complete application package must be received by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/11/2021 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, 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.
    • To return to saved application at a later date, 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.

    Agency contact information

    Philadelphia Services Branch

    Address

    Fire Island National Seashore
    120 Laurel Street
    Patchogue, NY 11772
    US
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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. A park can be many different things to many different people. Find your park today!

    Ocean washed beaches, dunes, maritime forests, the Fire Island Light Station and the nearby William Floyd Estate, make this park a unique blend of recreation, along with natural and cultural resources. Located only one hour east of New York City, the park is a world apart from the bustling communities surrounding it. The 32-mile long seashore contains natural features such as the Otis Pike Wilderness Area, the only federal wilderness in New York, and the Sunken Forest, a 300 year old holly forest. The park also features the estate of William Floyd, a signer of the declaration of independence. A wide range of temperatures can occur from 0 degrees in the winter to the high 90's in the summer. All services including shopping, doctors, hospitals and schools are available in the communities on Long Island. Services on Fire Island are limited.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at National Park Service, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

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    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603527400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.