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Job Title:Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:W-NATC-12-27-MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, July 10, 2012 to Tuesday, July 24, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Natchez, MS United StatesView Map


Open to current career or career conditional (permanent) employees of the National Park Service ONLY


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.

Natchez National Historical Park celebrates the rich cultural history of Natchez, Mississippi and interprets the pivotal role the city played in the settlement of the old Southwest, the Cotton Kingdom, and the antebellum South.

The park consists of three units: Fort Rosalie is a rich archaeological site on the location of an 18th century fortification built by the French and later occupied by the British, Spanish and Americans. The William Johnson House is a town house owned by William Johnson, a free African-American businessman, whose diary tells the story of everyday life in antebellum Natchez. Melrose is the 80-acre National Historical Landmark estate of John T. McMurran, a northerner who rose from being a middle class lawyer to a position of wealth and power in antebellum Natchez. For more information, visit

The city of Natchez (population 18,000) is located in southwest Mississippi on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Natchez has a semi-tropical climate, with summers hot and often humid. Winters are generally mild. Schools K-12 are available, as well as Copiah Lincoln Community College and a branch of Alcorn State University. For more information, visit


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background Investigation
  • Valid State Driver's License


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Responsible for planning, managing and coordinating the Park's Facility Management Program. The Park includes about two dozen historic structures, about six modern facilities and approximately 90 acres of cultural landscapes. Major duties include: serving on the Park management team; historic preservation of Park structures; the treatment and preservation of cultural landscapes; compliance regarding environmental and cultural issues; use of facility management software to manage assets, operations, and fleet; project management; safety/risk management; financial management; supervisory duties.

The position encompasses a variety of equipment, facilities and services. Decisions impact a wide range of Park operations, affecting Park and Departmental strategic goals, divisional programs and external partnerships.

 (For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call Kathleen Jenkins at 601-442-7047.)


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One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: managing a maintenance program for historic properties, including planning maintenance activities, and developing preventive maintenance programs; conducting surveillance activities over construction and maintenance operations performed by a variety of private contractors, including reviewing project plans and specifications, informing contractors of construction and reporting requirements, and supervising operations for conformance with project plans; performing maintenance or construction work, including estimating material and labor costs for a variety of construction or maintenance projects, directing actual work operations, and maintaining appropriate contacts with the organization funding the project.


Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree;or LL.M. with related studies such as engineering, industrial arts, property management or business administration. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work. To qualify based on education, you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with credit hours, majors and grade-point average or class ranking.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience. For more information about the qualifications for this position, visit


Selectee must successfully complete a pre-employment background security investigation.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Unsuitable background information will be grounds for withdrawing the offer of employment or termination after you begin work. 

All federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments (salary) made by Direct Deposit.

Time in grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicant must submit a copy of most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that shows grade and tenure.

Employees initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a probationary period of one year.

Selectee will be required to wear a National Park Service uniform in accordance with applicable policies.

Selectee must operate a government vehicle. A valid state driver's license is required. If selected, you will be required prior to your first official motor vehicle operation to sign an affidavit certifying your possession of a valid state-issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way that would prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle.   DO NOT submit a copy of your driver's license with your application.

Occasional travel may be required.

If travel is required, selectee must obtain and use a government-issued charge card.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. 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 of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

The Occupational Questionnaire is based on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's), which will be used to evaluate applicant qualifications:

  • Ability to supervise and motivate subordinate staff.
  • Knowledge of administrative processes necessary for field maintenance operations.
  • Ability to investigate, research and perform needed maintenance on historic structures, while adhering to compliance and environmental regulations.
  • Ability to oversee and evaluate contract work in construction, preventive maintenance, rehabilitation, repair, and operation of physical facilities.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with the public.


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 The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  The following Web address is provided for your reference:


TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. The time in grade requirement for this position is at least 52 weeks of employment as a federal career or career conditional employee at or above the GS-09 grade level.


1. Limited travel, transportation and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected is a current career or career-conditional (permanent) Federal employee from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible under the Federal Travel Regulations. No authorization for guaranteed home sale.

2. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. You must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a rating of 85 or above). For more information click

3. 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 under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

4. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

5. All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have Federal payments (salary) made by Direct Deposit.

6. Government housing is not available.

7. Veterans Preference. Veterans Preference does not apply to internal agency actions such as a reassignment, reinstatement, transfer or promotion. For more information, click

8. Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). Veterans who meet VEOA eligibility requirements may apply for permanent positions (career/career conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures. For more information click

9. Work is mostly sedentary in an office setting. At times, walking, hiking, climbing, bending and moderate lifting are required. The work involves exposure to risks and discomforts associated with the operation, repair and maintenance of park infrastructure and equipment.


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For additional information regarding Schedule A appointment eligibility visit:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

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. 
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.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 695992.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

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.


Step 2

  • Resume
  • Transcripts if qualifying based on education
  • Qualifications
  • Veterans Preference documentation if applicable
  • SF 50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent, showing current grade and tenure

Submitting Documents


If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.


Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.  


  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 695992
  • 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.
  • Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: 


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

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

Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process, fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:

Job Information:
-Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.
Personal Information:
- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).
- Country of Citizenship.
- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.
- High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.
- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
- Major field(s) of study.
- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.
Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):
- Job title.
- Duties and accomplishments.
- Number of hours per week.
- Employer's name and address.
- Supervisor's name and phone number.
- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
- Salary.
- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.
Other Qualifications:
- Job-related training courses (title and year).
- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
- Job-related certificates and licenses.
- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.) Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.


Human Resources Office
Phone: (662)680-4008
Agency Information:
Natchez National Historical Park
c/o Natchez Trace Parkway
2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Human Resources Office
Tupelo, MS


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.

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 695992
1. Title of Job

Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:

281720001 Natchez, MS

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you a current career or career-conditional (permanent) employee of the National Park Service?

A. YES. If YES, you must submit a copy of your latest SF 50 or equivalent document showing grade and tenure.
B. NO. If NO, you are not eligible for this position.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one response that best describes how your background meets the basic experience or education requirements for Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist, GS-1640-11. Read all responses before making your selection. If you leave this question blank, you may be rated ineligible.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: (a) Managing a maintenance program for historic properties, including planning maintenance activities, and developing preventive maintenance programs. (b) Conducting surveillance activities over construction and maintenance operations performed by a variety of private contractors, including reviewing project plans and specifications, informing contractors of construction and reporting requirements, and supervising operations. (c) Performing maintenance or construction work, including estimating material and labor costs for a variety of construction or maintenance projects, directing actual work operations, and maintaining appropriate contacts with the organization funding the project. EXPERIENCE MUST HAVE BEEN EQUIVALENT IN LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY AND RESPONSIBLITY TO THAT OF AT LEAST THE GS-09 GRADE LEVEL IN THE FEDERAL SERVICE.
B. I have a PH.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M, with studies related to the occupation, such as engineering, industrial arts, property management, or business administration.
C. I have a combination of experience and education described in A and B above.
D. I do not have the experience and/or education described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.  Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Implement safety regulations and training.

4. Counsel employees concerning performance and conduct.

5. Experience resolving complaints or conflicts between employees.

6. Knowledge of equal opportunity and diversity practices.

7. Experience hiring new employees.

8. Assign, direct and review the work and performance of subordinate employees.

9. Knowledge of disposal, storage of and use of hazardous materials.

10. Management of park or other facilities in compliance with building codes and environmental regulations.

11. Operate a computer utilizing a variety of Facility Management Software.

12. Compile completion reports, status reports, and/or competitive justifications for the purpose of obtaining additional funding.

13. Manage multiple accounts with a variety of account types (construction, special projects, etc.) to assure accountability and that spending stays within established limits. (Please give examples in your resume.)

14. Develop, implement and/or evaluate a multi-year budget and operating program involving manpower needs, materials, equipment needs, work projects and yearly work schedule.

15. Prepare budget requests, funding packages, and project proposals.

16. Participate in review of work to adjust work plans and schedules to address identified deficiencies and operational needs.

17. Plan, schedule and direct work to operate facilities.

18. Plan, develop and execute a complex maintenance program that includes annual and long range planning.

19. Knowledge of historic preservation methodologies and procedures. (Please give examples in your resume.)

20. Experience evaluating the condition of historic structures.

21. Research, evaluate and record data pertaining to historic buildings.

22. Manage ongoing and cyclic maintenance functions.

23. Establish project scope, goals, objectives and compliance requirements for maintenance projects.

24. Oversee work in the repair and rehabilitation of historic buildings and facilities while adhering to compliance and environmental regulations.

25. Knowledge of procurement regulations and contract management.

26. Act as Contract Officer's Representative (COR) or as overall project manager.

27. Experience evaluating need for professional consultation regarding construction or other projects. (Please give examples in your resume.)

28. Manage service and construction contracts.

29. Represent park or organization in diverse public and private contacts to communicate interests and issues.

30. Conduct meetings for the purpose of explaining, discussing, negotiating and resolving issues.

31. Participate in meetings with contractors, management, and/or individuals at regional or headquarters level of the organization.

32. Participate in meetings with the public. (Please give examples in your resume).

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