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Job Title:  Trails Supervisor, WS-5201-07
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  KLBA-LAVO-13-824358-MP-CD

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$27.52 to $32.12 / Per Hour
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to Thursday, January 24, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Mineral, CA United StatesView Map
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)


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.

About the position:  Lassen Volcanic National Park is recruiting for a Trails Supervisor.


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 824538


Work Schedule:

Position is Full time, Career-Seasonal, incumbent will be guaranteed employment at least 26 weeks, but not more than 50 weeks out of the year.

This position is subject to shift rotation, night and/or weekend work.


Number of Vacancies:  We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.


This announcement is open to applicants eligible for consideration under National Park Service merit promotion procedures (current Federal/NPS employees with career/career conditional status; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, or persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under Special Authorities.VEOA eligibles may apply.  (to be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of continuous active service)


Park Contact:
Lassen Volcanic  National Park
Maintenance Division


Area information:  Lassen Volcanic National Park is a largely undiscovered gem of the National Park Service.  Situated where the Cascade and Sierra Nevada Ranges meet, it contains a wonderful diversity of mixed conifer forests, lakes, streams, alpine fell-fields, and meadows resplendent in summer wildflowers and butterflies. Various types of extinct and dormant volcanoes dominate the landscape, as well as active hydrothermal features like steam vents and mudpots. Recreational opportunities abound, with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, and hiking, camping, backpacking, fly-fishing, and kayaking in the summer. Many of the park's trails provide outstanding views, taking in the surrounding mountains and foothills and stretching west to the Sacramento Valley and the east to the Great Basin. Surrounded by Lassen National Forest, additional recreational opportunities can be enjoyed on forest lands, including snowmobiling, ATV exploration, and world-class trout fishing. Boating is available on nearby Lake Almanor or the Sacramento River.

The position is duty-stationed at park headquarters in the small community of Mineral. This quiet community boasts a post office, restaurant, small general store, and an elementary (K-8) school. All necessary amenities can be found in Chester, 30 miles to the east, or Red Bluff, 45 miles to the west. An elevation of 5000 feet allows for mild summer temperatures averaging 70-80 degrees. Snow accumulations in winter can be substantial, with average winter temperatures of 15-40 degrees. Government housing may be available. Housing is available for rent or purchase in the surrounding area, with prices currently listed from $85,000 to $350,000. Check out our website at for further park and area information.


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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.


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This position works independently in performing carpentry and dry stone masonry in trail rehabilitation and construction projects.  Independently inspects trails and recognizes erosion control and analysis of drainage patterns.  Incumbent follows detailed written instructions or work orders and oral instructions.  Operates and maintains tools and equipment such as shovels, rock bars, sledgehammers, pulaskis, pick mattocks, and mcleods to perform trails maintenance and ground upkeep.  Operates a variety of power tools such as chain saws, rock drills, string trimmers, table saws, band saws, radial arm saws, jig saws, routers, belt sanders, power drill, tape measurers, and other various tools related to carpentry and/or sign production.

Ability to design and construct road and trails signs,also transport ,install and take down signs and sign poles weighing as much as 60-80 pounds.Properly plan the use of shop employees and tools on a daily basis.Works with computer software for sign design and graphics, as well as park logos and lettering. Ability to write,plan and manage a comprehensive sign plan for the park. Needs to be familiar with NPS sign program and have the ability to interpret and follow other sign regulatory requirements such as the manual on uniform traffic control devices, to ensure park complies with applicable sign standards. ability to communicate and work closely with supervisor on a daily basis. Always keep shop and areas around shop clean and organized, making for a safe and efficient work place.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT - Heavy physical exertion is frequently required in bending, lifting, and using hand tools in trail work.  Examples of typical strenuous activities, include frequently lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 100 pounds, carrying and rolling rocks and logs, moving rocks of several tons with rock bars, using hammers to crush or shape rock, and using shovels extensively; frequently walks/hikes up to 10 miles daily; and must not have potential emergency medical problems that could complicate work in remote areas for extended periods of time.  Incumbent must have the ability to live and work effectively in isolated backcountry areas in close contact with small numbers of people.  Incumbent must live and work out-of-doors on projects including mountainous terrain up to 9,000 feet in elevation in all extremes of weather.  Outside temperatures may reach over 100 degrees in the summer months.  Trail work is dusty and hazardous conditions may exist when moving rock, working in and around rockslides, working around explosives, falling and bucking trees, and working around machinery.



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OPM Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations will be used in determining applicant’s qualifications.  There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, the applicant must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in the resume materials, that they possess the skill level that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of WS-5201-07 without more than normal supervision.


Applicants must meet qualifications as specified in the Office of Personnel Management Handbook X-118C Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations.  All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Background Investigation: If you have not had one, completion of a background investigation with favorable adjudication is required prior to entry on duty.


Managerial/Supervisory Probationary Period: A probationary period of one-year shall apply to all new managers/supervisors.


Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or provide proof that they are exempt from Selective Service Law.


Uniform: Incumbent must wear the prescribed National Park Service Uniform.


Driver's License: You may be required to operate a government motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid state driver’s license.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the eligibility 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 score 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. Your ratings are subject to change if discrepancies exist between your responses and supporting documents.

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. To receive credit, information submitted in your Occupational Questionnaire MUST relate to specific work/experience block in your resume. Your answers to the occupational questionnaire must be documented in your resume. Only educational and experience acquired by the filing deadline will be considered.

Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Specific Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume.  The Job Specific questions relate to the following knowledges, skills abilities and/or competencies (KSAC’s) required to do the work of this position:


  • Ability to do the work of a Trail Supervisory with little or no supervision.  (SCREEN OUT)


  • Ability to construct and maintain trails.


  • Ability to work safely in a back country and front country environment.


  • Ability to safely use and maintain tools and equipment.



NOTE: DO NOT respond to the KSAs listed above.  Your application will be evaluated using your resume and responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you possess the required KSAs. 

View Assessment Questions



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Pay and Benefits:


Salary Range for a WS-07:  $27.52 to $32.12 per hour

NOTE: New Federal employees with no prior paid Federal civilian experience will start at the lowest step of the salary range for the grade for which they qualify.


The NPS may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government to attract high quality candidates.


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


The Federal government offers a number of benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

This is a permanent SEASONAL appointment.  It is expected that the incumbent will work at least 26 weeks (13 pay periods) per year, but not more than 50 weeks or 25 pay periods on a full-time basis.  The incumbent will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave, and coverage under a Federal Retirement system.  Incumbent’s service will not be required at certain times due to lack of work, lack of funds, weather conditions or for other reasons.  During these periods, incumbent will be placed in a non-work, non-pay status.


Moving and/or relocation expenses are authorized in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations 41 CFR Chapter 302 and Departmental policy.


Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.


Career Transition Assistance Plan and Interagency (CTAP/ICTAP): Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency 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.  For CTAP and ICTAP, well-qualified means that the applicant is eligible, qualified, and clearly exceeds qualification requirements for the position as demonstrated by either:  (1) meeting selective and quality ranking factor levels as specified by the agency; or (2) being rated above minimally qualified under the agency’s specific rating and ranking process.

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.


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


1.  Your Résumé

2.  A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3.  Other required Supporting Documents (see Required Documents section below)


A complete Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of Thursday, January 24, 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 assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 824358.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:


1.     Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire, and

2.     Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment 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.


ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE CLOSING DATE.  Failure to submit required documents, if applicable, will result in you not being considered.  You will not be contacted for additional information.  If you have questions regarding what is considered appropriate supporting documentation, email


  1. Resume (complete with documentation that supports your questionnaire responses)
  2. Transcripts – If qualifying based on education, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcripts.
  3. SF-50 – All status candidates and reinstatement eligibles (current and former government employees) must submit a copy of your SF-50, “Notification of Personnel Action”, which shows your status; career, career-conditional or reinstatement eligible.  Note - The following items must be listed on the SF-50 you submit:  position, series, grade level, duty station and if applicable, highest grade held.

4.    DD-214 – Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) of 1998 allows preference eligibles or veterans to compete for vacancies under merit promotion procedures.  VEOA eligibles are veterans who have been separated under honorable conditions from the armed forces with 3 or more years of continuous active service.  You must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 to verify eligibility.  The veterans will be rated and ranked with other merit promotion eligibles.  Those who are among the best qualified may be selected by the appointing official, but veteran’s preference is NOT a factor.

  1. Special Hiring Authorities - If you are applying for consideration under a special hiring authority such as a person with a disability (Schedule A), Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer, you MUST submit the appropriate supporting documentation to be considered.

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.


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.


dino m. bertoluzza
Phone: (530)595-6212
Agency Information:
Lassen Volcanic National Park
38050 Highway 36E
PO Box 100
Mineral, CA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Once this announcement closes, candidates will be evaluated using the automated system.  If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified by email of the outcome.




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