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Job Title:  Park Manager/Program Manager (Superintendent)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  GL802704

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year
Thursday, January 3, 2013 to Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Deer Lodge, MT United StatesView Map
National Park Service 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.

 The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office is soliciting applications for the purpose of filling the position listed above.  Area of Consideration is Service-wide.  Applications will only be accepted from current career or career-conditional employees of the National Park Service.  You must submit proof of your eligibility with your application to be considered for this position. 


IMPORTANT NOTE: Click on “Print Preview” to view and/or print the whole announcement. You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Please refer to the “HOW TO APPLY” section for information on how to submit your resume, supporting documentation, (SF-50, DD-214, etc.), and complete the occupational questionnaire. Incomplete applications may lose consideration for this position.


This is a permanent, full-time position.


Area Information:  Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site is located ¼ mile north of Deer Lodge, Montana.  Complete services are available in Deer Lodge, including schools, grades K-12; dental and medical facilities; and a hospital.  Colleges are located in Butte (37 miles), Helena (57 miles), and Missoula (82 miles).  The climate is very dry with moderate summers (rarely exceeding 90 degrees) and cold winters.  No government housing is available; however, a variety of rentals and property for sale is available in Deer Lodge, Montana.


For more information on Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, visit


  • Pre-appointment background/security investigation required
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply
  • Position requires the wearing of the National Park Service uniform
  • Annual Filing of the Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 Form
  • Selectee must possess and retain a valid state driver's license


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The Park Manager at Grant-Kohrs Ranch oversees one of America's best surviving examples of a late 1800s ranch that was part of the area's cattle industry for more than 100 years. The incumbent provides the long and short-term planning and direction for this historic site, ensuring protection from deterioration so that future generations may enjoy and learn about the frontier cattle era. The Ranch includes historic buildings and structures and an extensive museum collection with original and intact objects. The Superintendent is responsible developing and fostering relationships with cooperating agencies, adjacent landowners and the local community and county as well as other partners to Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS.


Physical Demands/Work Environment:


The work is mostly sedentary, but can be very stressful.  Field inspection and emergencies may require standing, walking and climbing over rough terrain and in difficult weather conditions.  Working with and around stock is required.  Frequent overnight travel is required. 


Work is performed primarily indoors with occasional field inspections. Indoor temperature and humidity may occasionally fluctuate outside the comfort range. Travel to various sites, consultation with tribes and local communities, and some outside activity with moderate risks and discomfort in hot, humid or inclement winter weather may occur.

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Information for Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees: If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. For information on how to apply under CTAP/ please visit:  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must score an 85.


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Applicants must meet the approved qualification standards for GS-025 Park Ranger or the GS-0340 Program Manager as stated in the Office of Personnel Management's Qualification Standards Handbook. Qualifications are as follows:


GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. 

Specialized experience is experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. Experience may have been technical, administrative, or scientific work, fish and wildlife management, recreation management, law enforcement, or other park-related work. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following:


Qualifying experience in the 0025 Park Ranger Series: Experience managing or providing substantive specialized services in park or similar public land unit programs, such as a superintendent, division chief or senior specialist in natural and/or cultural resource management, recreation management, interpretation, law enforcement involving the protection of natural and cultural resources, administration, maintenance, or other related work that demonstrates the ability to manage park programs.


Qualifying experience in the 0340 Program Management Series: Management experience as indicated by authority for and experience in planning and implementing operations or programs; directing the work of others; solving and making decisions on complex problems; managing fiscal and human resources; strategic thinking and innovation, and public relations for a complex program or programs.


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.


Education is not creditable at the GS-13 grade level.

Other Information:

Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island may compete for civil service jobs.  Proof of citizenship will be required at time of appointment.


A tentative selectee must undergo a background investigation and favorable results must be received by the National Park Service prior to establishment of an entrance-on-duty date.


You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties.  Upon entry on duty, you will be required to:  a) submit a photocopy of your valid state-issued driver’s license; and b) sign a self-certification that your driver’s license is current and valid.  You may also be required to submit, at your own expense, (within a state-sealed envelope or submitted directly by the state authorities) certified driving records from all states disclosing all valid driver’s licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Failure to provide proof of a valid driver’s license may be grounds for termination.


National Park Service (NPS) uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform.

You may be required to serve a probationary period of one year.


SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD: A probationary period will be imposed on any selectee who has not previously served in a supervisory or managerial position. Failure to successfully complete such a probationary period can result in return to employee's former position or a position of no lower grade and pay than the employee left to accept the supervisory or managerial position.


The incumbent of this position is required to complete and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 Form, within 30 days of entering this position and is also required to complete the OGE-450 on an annual basis.


Ratings will be based on responses to the occupational questions in this document.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your score.  This score is used to determine the “best qualified” group of applicants: those who are highly proficient in most of the major aspects of the position.  Those verified to be in the “best qualified” group will be placed on the certificate of names alphabetically without their score. To receive credit, information submitted in your Online Occupational Questionnaire MUST relate to a specific work/experience block in your resume/application.  Your answers to the Online Occupational Questionnaire must be documented in your resume/application.  Only experience acquired by the filing deadline will be considered. 


Please note:  If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.


Your rating will be based on your proficiency in the following competencies:


Ability to apply the principles and practices of resource management

Internal management and accountability

Ability to establish and foster effective partnerships in resource protection and management

Ability to effectively lead people.

EVALUATION OF EXPERIENCE:  Please include ALL applicable work experience that relates to the position for which you are applying.  You must include months, years, and hours per week to receive credit for your work experience.  You may use additional sheets to describe your work 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 indicates hours per week “varies”.  List exact hours per week on each job experience block you list.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.  The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.



Travel and some relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be paid by the National Park Service for current permanent and term Federal employees.   However, the government will not provide the services of a third party contractor for the guaranteed home sale program (FAM 2008-017).


In accordance with PL 104-134, 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.

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITION: The National Park Service has adopted a no smoking policy. Smoking is prohibited within all government buildings and all government owned/leased vehicles.


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 To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
1. Your Resume
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 Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
If your resume is prepared/stored in USAJOBS, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. If your resume is prepared/stored outside of USAJOBS, visit  to apply and upload documents. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Go to and search for this announcement number: 802704. To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page  using the following Vacancy ID 802704.  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 My Applications, 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 questionnaireView Occupational Questionnaire and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire /forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf  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.
Combination Option:   If you wish, you may do your Occupational Questionnaire online and fax your Federal resume/application and supporting documents.  Please ensure you use the correct vacancy announcement number and that you have the proper fax cover sheet (obtain at .


If you are having technical problems with the system, please email:

You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials.  We cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in uploads, etc. 


Regardless of the option you select to apply, the following documents are required in addition to your completion of the Occupational Questionnaire:

-Federal resume/application

-Status candidates must submit proof of status (SF-50 or equivalent Notification of Personnel Action showing current grade and tenure AND an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held, if different)

-Current Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal

-CTAP (if applicable)

Do not submit photographs with your application. Applications with photographs may  not be passed on to the hiring official for consideration.


Email applications will not be accepted. Email address is for inquiries only.

NOTE:  DO NOT SEND RESUMES/APPLICATIONS OR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO GRANT-KOHRS RANCH NHS OR GLACIER NATIONAL PARK.  You must follow instructions stated in “How to Apply” to upload or fax all required resumes/applications and supporting documents.



Phone: (406)888-7877
Agency Information:
Glacier National Park
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT


Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume/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/application and supporting documentation will be made, and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  This will be a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledges, skill, and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume/application and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to accurately reflect your abilities.


Once the online occupational questionnaire is accepted, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your completed resume/application is made, you will be notified if your resume/application was forwarded to the selecting official for consideration.  If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted by the selecting official.


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