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Job Title:  Park Manager/Program Manager (Superintendent)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  IMDE-13-110

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$113,735.00 to $147,857.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
West Glacier, MT United StatesView Map
ONLY Current Career or Career Conditional Department of Interior Employees May Apply


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

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Current career or career-conditional Department of Interior employees. You must submit proof of this eligibility with your application, by including a current SF50 with your application materials.

This is a career/career-conditional permanent position.


***Announcement has been extended.  New closing date is February 13, 2013.****

NOTICE: Applicants will not be able to apply during the upcoming scheduled downtime for USAJobs/Application Manager system maintenance on Saturday, January 26th.  Please submit your application materials before or after January 26, 2013.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Statement is required.


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In this exciting and challenging position you serve as the Superintendent of Glacier National Park and direct the overall operation under full delegated authority for all phases of park operations.  Provide management direction and oversight for the management of cultural and natural resources; planning, construction and maintenance of facilities; visitor and resource protection services; interpretive/educational outreach operations; administrative functions and cooperative relations with local/federal/tribal/regional governments and citizens' groups.  Manage park activities to insure maximum use of personnel, materials and funds so that the park's cultural and natural resources are protected and preserved while ensuring visitor enjoyment. Provide long-term vision as well as leadership, motivation, inspiration and follow through to staff, volunteers, and public.

For additional job and/or duty location information, please call Sara Hemmer at (406)888-7878.  For questions on the application process, please call Tracey Stills at (303) 969-2274.

Physical Demands: Work is mostly sedentary.  Field inspection requires standing, climbing, horseback riding and walking over rough, mountainous terrain.


Work Environment: Work is performed indoors and outdoors, subject to inclement weather and terrain variances.


AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: Duty Station location is West Glacier, MT. 

Glacier National Park: A crown jewel of the National Park Service, Glacier National Park is a world heritage site and along with Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada is the first International Peace Park.  It is a hiker’s paradise containing over 700 miles of maintained trails, numerous waterfalls, mountain lakes and streams.  Wildlife abounds as does a vast array of wildflowers and other plant species.  The majestic mountain vistas are spectacular! It is truly a place of peace and serenity.  We invite you to visit for information and photographs on Glacier National Park.

A variety of recreational activities to suit most any lifestyle exists within Glacier National Park and/or the surrounding Flathead Valley: hiking, swimming, camping, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, boating, water skiing, cross country and downhill skiing (2 resorts), hunting, snowmobiling, biking, eight golf courses, fine dining, world class art galleries, movie theaters, repertory theater, seasonal art and music venues, etc.  The Flathead Valley is home to Flathead Lake, the largest fresh water lake west of the Mississippi.  The position is located at the Headquarters Office in West Glacier, Montana.  West Glacier has seasonal food and gas services. Columbia Falls has most amenities and is 19 miles from West Glacier.  All services, including hospitals are available in Whitefish (28 miles) and Kalispell (32 miles).  Highly regarded schools are available.  Flathead Valley Community College is located in Kalispell and offers off-campus education opportunities as well as some bachelor and graduate degrees.  The area is served by the Glacier Park International Airport, located between Columbia Falls and Kalispell.  Although government housing may be available, homes are available for rent or purchase in the surrounding area.  Currently an employee shuttle system is in operation from Columbia Falls to the Headquarters area for a small fee.

Government housing maybe available, but is not required.


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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Wednesday, February 13, 2013.  Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. 

QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below:

Demonstrate 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying experience include, but are not limited to, the following: management, assistant or program specialist work involving development and implementation of complex, controversial, and/or sensitive policy related to protection and conservation of park areas or similar operations; direct programs and work through direct and indirect supervision of a large staff.

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.



1. You may be required to serve a managerial/supervisory probationary period of 1 year. 


2. 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.


3. You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to 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 to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver’s license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver’s licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver’s license.


4. The selectee is required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Statement (OGE-450) upon reporting and annually. National Park Service employees are subject to prohibitions against owning financial interests which conflict or appear to conflict with efficient and impartial performance of duty.


Your rating will be based on your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following competencies that are required to perform the work of this position.

·         Knowledge of 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 establish and maintain government relations with Indian tribes and communities.

·         Ability to effectively lead people.

Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic qualifications. If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application and are found to be among the top candidates you will be referred to the selecting official for further review. All answers provided in the online process must be substantiated in your application package. If it is determined that your work history, competencies, and/or your supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you will not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the competencies.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for 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 does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".


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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


1. CTAP: If you are an eligible Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 93 or above on the rating criteria for this position. CTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; OR an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated. For additional information go to

2. Current career or career-conditional  Department of Interior employee: 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, such as the initial hire, promotion; or reassignment, showing position title, series, grade and tenure (do not submit, SF-50s 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.

3. 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.

4. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may 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 current Federal Travel Regulations; however, there will be no guaranteed home sale.

5. Number of Vacancies: This announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies if necessary.

6. NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applicants are advised that a variety of public facilities such as schools, public libraries, state employment offices and regional job centers provide access to computers at no charge. Help may also be available to targeted groups through a variety of public assistance agencies.


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

1. Your Resume - We encourage you to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you choose to use your own resume make sure it lists all of the required information needed.
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, February 13, 2013.

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 you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 821212. 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.

Note:  If you receive an email stating that there was a technical problem uploading your documents, you should fax the applicable documentation to OPM at 478-757-3144.  Be sure to use the fax cover sheet that was linked in the vacancy announcement, include the appropriate Office Code (RO) and VIN (821212) so that the fax is processed properly and promptly. For further questions regarding applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
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.

Note: If you are only submitting supporting documents see the Submitting Documents instruction in Step 2 below.               


Step 2

  • Resume -- we encourage you to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you choose to use your own resume make sure it lists all of the required information needed  (including hours per week worked and month and year of employment).
  • Transcripts -- You can include transcripts, but they will not be used to qualify you for this position.
  • Qualifications -- example, typically used for licenses or other documents that attest to the qualifications of the applicant
  • Veterans Preference documentation -- Legible copy of DD-214 that shows honorable discharge, VA letter dated 1991 or later, SF-15 plus proof required by that form, if applicable.
  • Response to Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Miscellaneous -- any supporting document that does not already have its own type listed
  • SF-50 -- Federal employees must submit proof of their status (SF-50 showing current grade and tenure) and an SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different. The SF-50 should also show that you currently work for the Department of the Interior.
  • Performance Appraisal -- please provide a copy of your most current Performance Appraisal.

DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resumes with these attachments cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.


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 at to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.  


  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 821212
  • 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.


Tracey L. Stills
Phone: (303)969-2774
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
Intermountain Regional Office Lakewood
Please do not mail your application
Please see how to apply section
Thank you
Lakewood, CO
80225 Fax: (478)757-3144


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.

View Occupational Questionnaire

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