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Job Title:Exhibits Specialist

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:GETT-12-17DEU

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$62,758.00 to $81,583.00 / Per Year


Monday, November 28, 2011 to Friday, December 2, 2011




Full Time - Term NTE 4 years


3 vacancies - Lowell, MA United StatesView Map


This appointment is for more than one year not to exceed 4 years.


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. 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.

This position is located at the Northeast Regional Office (NERO) in the Construction and Facility Management Directorate, Architectural Preservation, Engineering and Maintenance Division located in Lowell, MA.




  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • If claiming Veterans Preference, you must attach supporting documentation
  • PCS/Relocation cost will not be paid
  • Frequent travel required


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In this position, you will serve as a preservation specialist with responsibility for planning, directing and executing park projects dealing with fabric and structural integrity of historic structures in the Northeast Region. Independently investigates and record data pertaining to assigned historical structures for the purpose of determining the original condition of all the parts. Serves as a project supervisor for work by negotiating and standard contract, approving or disapproving payroll vouchers and billing invoices, planning work priorities, budget estimates and ordering materials. Supervises the restoration of the project to insure compliance with the plans and specifications and necessary period craftsmanship must be continually observant in recognizing when work should be halted or reorganized. Prepares detailed drawings for missing portions of the structure to be restored and provides instructions to craftsman to insure a faithful duplication of original techniques and a blending of new parts into the original building fabric.


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To be eligible for this position, you must possess one year of experience providing technical support in the stabilization, preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and reconstruction of historic structures which includes: planning, directing and executing projects dealing with fabric and structural integrity for historic structures, investigating and recording data pertaining to historical structures for the purpose of determining original condition of parts.


Qualifying experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Applicants may qualify at the GS-11 level with education consisting of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in directly related field such as: illustrative design, commercial art, fine arts, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design or other fields related to the position.


To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcript(s) of college work completed. It need not be an official transcript; however, if you are selected, you may be required to submit an official transcript prior to entering on duty. NOTE: Failure to provide transcript(s) with your application will result in your application being rated not qualified.



Education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.


FOREIGN EDUCATION : You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For more information, please visit:

You must meet the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards for this position by the closing date of this announcement. Refer to the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards Operating Manual, specifically the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management positions. The OPM Qualification Standards Operating Manual is available at:


The individual Occupational Requirements for this series:


Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to ensure your meet the basic requirements. In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the assessment questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties of this position.

1. Knowledge of preservation methods that can be applied to 17th - 20th century historic structures.
2. Skill in the recognition and identification of causes of deterioration in wood, metals, stone and masonry and the application of modern preservation measures and stabilization techniques.
3. Ability to develop, prepare and read treatment specifications, drawings and cost estimates.
4. Ability to plan, coordinate, supervise, and/or execute treatment projects from the identification of need through the completion of treatment.


CATEGORY RATING: Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for this position will rated according to the Category Rating procedures. This means candidates will be assigned to a pre-defined quality category based on their application responses to the occupational questionnaire. Candidates will be place in one of three categories: Best Qualified - Well Qualified - Qualified.

If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher that is apparent in your description of experience and/or education OR that your application is incomplete, you may be rated unqualified.

Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors and/or omissions may affect your rating. 


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The Department of the Interior, National Park Service offers a variety of employee benefits available to Federal service employees including annual leave, sick leave, health benefits, life insurance and retirement plan benefits.  For more information, go to 


  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee. 


  • Frequent travel required


Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from selective service (see


ICTAP/CTAP Applicants: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the 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. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if he/she meets all qualification requirements for the position and is rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Applicants must provide proof of program eligibility in order to receive consideration under CTAP/ICTAP (i.e., agency notice of separation, most recent performance rating, SF-50 reflecting current position, grade level, and duty station).

Form DI-1935 (U.S. Department of the Interior Background Survey) - voluntary and can be accessed at  To be used for statistical purposes.  Please send this form directly to the above mailing address.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete an application package, which includes the following:

  1. Resume
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Veterans documentation (If applicable)


The completed application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 02, 2011


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To fax supporting documents if you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 565061. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAjobs account, select Application Status, and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.


If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and
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 .  

When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below:

  • Include the 6-character Vacancy Identification Number: 565061
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.

The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the 1203FX cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name.


Faxed document will take 2-3 business day to process. Faxed documents with missing information will not be processed.

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement then can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an uploaded file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.


  • Resume
  • Complete Occupational Questionnaire
  • Veterans Documentation (if applicable)

Veterans Documentation  

  • If you are claiming a 5-point preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, which includes character of service, or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service, which includes service dates, nature of separation and character of service. You can access to your DD-214 here.
  • If you are claiming a 10-point preference  you must submit the SF-15 and the documentation required by that form substantiating your claim. SF-15 Application for 10-point Preference can be obtained here.   NOTE : You will not receive veterans preference for this announcement if you fail to provide any of the documents mentioned above.   


Tamika S. Tucker
Phone: (215)597-5134
Fax: (215)597-6900
Agency Information:
NPS Northeast Regional Office
Central Servicing HR Office
143 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106 Fax: (215)597-6900


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.

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