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Job Title:  Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  MWE-13-MP-PIRO-002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year
Monday, December 03, 2012 to Monday, December 24, 2012
Full Time - Agency Employees Only
1 vacancy in the following location:
Munising, MI United StatesView Map
Agency Employees 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.  For more information about the National Park Service, click Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:  Current career or career-conditional National Park Service employees.   You must submit proof of this eligibility with your application.   Your most current SF-50 must show proof that you currently occupy a permanent National Park Service position.

RELOCATION COSTS:  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.  The guaranteed home sale program is no longer available under relocation expenses.


  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Employment subject to favorable background investigation and adjudication
  • 1 year supervisory probationary period if not already completed
  • Valid State Driver's License required
  • Required to file an OGS-450, Confidential Disclosure Financial Report Form


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This position is the Chief of the Maintenance Division (Facility Manager) at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  This position is one of five division chiefs reporting to the Superintendent. The incumbent is responsible for the supervision of maintenance and facility management functions that provide for the operation and protection of over 70,000 acres with diverse natural and cultural resources and 11,000 acres of designated wilderness. The incumbent provides supervision, leadership and mentoring for a WS-10 Maintenance Supervisor and a GS-9 Facility Management Specialist (FMSS), and indirectly supervises 5 permanent full time employees, 1 permanent part time employee, 1 subject to furlough employee, and up to fifteen seasonal employees. In addition to a full range of maintenance management responsibilities, the incumbent is expected to foster good relations among divisions and work closely with other members of the management team to complete short and long range planning and manage park operations on an ongoing basis.

Incumbent provides direction on all matters concerning park maintenance and provides technical advice and support for the construction, rehabilitation and modification of facilities. Prepares rehabilitation and construction estimates, budgets, and operating programs for an operation of over $750,000, ensuring allocations are properly and beneficially expended and utilized. Establishes goals, objectives, priorities and activities to ensure conformance with agency policy, maintenance standards, and planning and budget constraints.

Directs all phases of major maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of roads and trails, buildings and utilities, grounds, quarters, motor vehicles, heavy equipment, and historic structures.

Identifies project needs and develops scopes of work, coordinates design requirements with the Regional Office designers; reviews plans for operational requirements and serves as the Contracting Officer's Representative for many maintenance and construction projects. Serves as project inspector for construction projects that are contracted. Monitors contract progress and quality, and coordinates with contractors and contracting officers.

Reviews and initiates appropriate action on U.S. Public Health Service Environmental Health Surveys and State Health Department reports as they relate to maintenance operations. While providing these services, also supervises an active and effective safety program to ensure employees and visitors are protected from physical and health hazards.

Ensures equal opportunity for subordinate employees in the selection of employees for training, promotion, awards, recognition, and other career opportunities.

Area Information:

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located in Michigan's rural Upper Peninsula on the South shore of Lake Superior between the communities of Munising and Grand Marais.   The park encompasses 42 miles of Lake Superior shoreline and is renowned for its spectacular sandstone cliffs, white sand beaches, waterfalls and streams, inland lakes, pristine backcountry, and the 1974 Au Sable Light station.  Park headquarters is located just outside of Munising.   No government housing is available for this position.   A variety of affordable housing (both rental and purchase) is available within Munising and surrounding Alger County.   Amenities in Munising include basic shopping, medical facilities, and K-12 schools.   Complete shopping, a Regional Medical Center, and Northern Michigan University are located in Marquette, Michigan, 45 miles west of Munising.   Summers are warm and very pleasant.  Winters are long with annual snowfall averages of 110 inches.   The area offers outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation including hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, biking, camping, skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. 

For additional information regarding the duties of this position and the area, please see Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore or call Administrative Officer, John Kacich at (906) 387-2607.


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To be eligible for this position, you must possess the following specialized experience.  Experience may have been gained in the public or private sector and may have been paid or unpaid. 

Specialized Experience1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped you 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:  Leading facility operations and maintenance activities in building maintenance, repair, and restoration; leading operations, maintenance and restoration on historic structures; planning maintenance activities and developing preventive maintenance programs for a park, recreational area, or similar operation.

Time in Grade Requirements - Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. This requires applicants who have held a GS position at any time within the past 52 weeks to have served at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for this occupation.


  • You must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
  • You will be required to have a favorably adjudicated background investigation, including an FBI fingerprint check.
  • You will be required to complete a one year supervisory probationary period if one has not been completed in the past.
  • You will be required to file a Confidential Disclosure Financial Report, OGE-450, in accordance with 5 CFR Part 2634, Subpart I.
  • You will be required to wear the NPS uniform in accordance with NPS policy.
  • You will be required to serve as the Contracting Officer's Representative for many maintenance and construction projects.


Your application will be evaluated based upon the following factors:

  • Skills and ability and experience in supervision including the ability to hire, lead, coach, counsel, facilitate, motivate, empower, and support a diverse staff.
  • Technical knowledge of construction, rehabilitation, and modification of facilities including buildings, roads, trails, historic structures, utilities, and vehicles; ability to use FMSS or equivalent.
  • Experience in preparing plans, cost estimates, and funding request; knowledge of information technology systems to moniter project costs and estimate future funding and maintenance requirements.
  • Ability to identify project needs, develop scopes of work, coordinate design requirements and review plans.
  • Knowledge and experience in the management and protection of natural and cultural resources and park visitors with emphasis on facility management and preparation of planning documents required under NEPA and NHPA.
  • Skills and ability to work as part of a park management team to plan park programs and budgets, foster teamwork and open communication, and facilitate a cooperative work environment to further parkwide goals and the mission of the NPS.
  • Ability to lead a divisional safety program and support the principles of operational leadership.
  • If you are automatically rated as minimally qualified and eligible, a review of your application materials may be made to verify your qualifications and self-rating.  Candidates considered as best qualified will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. 

    If your self-assigned rating on the occupational questionnaire is not supported by the information contained in the rest of your application package, you may not be referred to the selecting official or you may be considered not qualified. Please ensure that your self-assessment of your qualifications is well supported by the information in your resume.


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    The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.   Such as:

    Flexible Spending Accounts

    Health Insurance


    Life Insurance

    Long Term Care Insurance

    Retirement Program


    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program: The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Eligibles will be considered well qualified if they meet all qualification requirements and receive a rating of at least 93. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at
    Career Transition Assistance Plan: The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Eligibles will be considered well qualified if they meet all qualification requirements and receive a rating of at least 93. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Information about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

    This announcement is only open to current career or career-conditional National Park Service employees:  You must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Acton" that reflects career or career-conditional tenure in the National Park Service, such as the initial hire; promotion; or reassignment showing position title, series, grade and tenure (do not submit SF-50's for awards, within-grade-increase or pay adjustments) or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process.   Also you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.    If you cannot submit your appraisal a written justification for its absence must be provided.

    Selective Service:   If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you must be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.


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    Applying for this position you must submit a complete application package which includes the following parts:

    1. Resume (See "Required Documents" for information needed in your resume);
    2. Online Questionnaire;
    3. Applicable supporting documentation (see "Required Documents" section).

    We encourage you to complete these steps online. Applying online is the most efficient way to ensure your application is received and processed in a timely manner.  If you cannot submit all application materials online, you may submit some documents online and fax some or all others.  Your Application Package must be completed and submitted by midnight eastern time on Monday, December 24, 2012.

    A. To Submit Everything Online (Resume, Online Questionnaire, and Supporting Documents): 
    Option 1:  The USAJOBS web site provides a "Create a Resume" feature. The completed resume can be attached to this vacancy announcement and submitted electronically.  To do so, click on the "Apply Online" icon on the right side of the vacancy announcement. Follow the USAJOBS web site instructions. If you create or edit a resume, you MUST go back to the vacancy announcement and click again on the "Apply Online" icon to upload your new or updated resume and connect to Application Manager where you will complete the Online Questionnaire and upload additional supporting documents. You may also fax documents. See information below for fax instructions.  
    Option 2:  If your resume was prepared outside of the USAJOBS Resume Builder, use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing.  Go to Application Manager at: to answer the Online Questionnaire and upload your resume and supporting documents. You must click the "Submit Your Answers" button when you are done. 

    B. To Submit Faxed Application Package or Portions of it (Resume, Online Questionnaire or Supporting Documents) 
    Option 1:  Manually Completing the Online Questionnaire and Faxing Entire Application Package:  

      1. Print a copy of the Online Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire for use in answering the questions offline.
      2. Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, on which you will provide your answers. Record your responses to the questionnaire on the OPM Form 1203-FX. The vacancy identification # is 772992.
      3. Submit the Form 1203-FX, your resume, and any supporting documents by fax.  Do not use a separate cover page. Place all six pages of the Form 1203-FX on top of other documents you are faxing, and ensure that your name and vacancy id number, 772992, are on each page to be faxed. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.
      4. Faxes with missing names, social security numbers, and vacancy identification #'s or received after the closing date will not be considered.   

    Option 2: Faxing Only Resume and/or Supporting Documents: 

    1. If you uploaded your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. 
    2. To fax only your resume and/or supporting documents, you MUST use the special cover page which can be obtained at:
    3. Complete the cover page using Vacancy ID number 772992. 
    4. You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.  
    5. Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144. Faxed documents submitted with missing names, social security numbers, or vacancy identification numbers or received after the closing date will not be processed.


    1. APPLICATION OR RESUME:  Your resume must include the following information: 

    • Job Information: Announcement number, position title, grade, and duty 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. 
    • Education:   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, employers 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. NOTE – If using USAJOBS Resume Builder, please include your title, series, and grade/salary in the narrative box used for job duties and accomplishments.
    • Other Qualifications: A list of job related training courses (course title, hours for completion, date of completion); a list of job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.); a list of job-related certificates and licenses; a list of 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.

    2. ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE – See above instructions “HOW TO APPLY”  (REQUIRED) 


    4. ICTAP/CTAP DOCUMENTATION:  If you are a displaced career or career-conditional (permanent) federal employee, you must submit the required documents to support your claim for ICTAP/CTAP consideration or to support your claim for non-competitive or excepted service consideration (See other information for details).  (REQUIRED IF APPLICABLE).


    Michele A. Hofer
    Phone: (330)657-2370x302
    Agency Information:
    MWR East SHRO
    4717 Riverview Road
    Peninsula, OH


    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon the determination of your eligibility for this position and upon the category in which you are placed, your application may be referred to the hiring official. If your application is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. Interviews are not a required part of our hiring process, so we encourage you to communicate your knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies for this position in your resume and supplemental documents.

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