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Job Title:Park/Program Manager (Superintendent), GS-0340/0025-13/14

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:PWROPI-13-035 MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$83,507.00 to $128,282.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 07, 2013 to Wednesday, February 27, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0025/0340-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Kailua Kona, HI United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Department of Interior Employees & Special Hiring Authorities

JOB SUMMARY:

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 Pacific West Region of the National Park Service is recruiting for the Superintendent position for two West Hawaii parks: Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (KAHO) and Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (PUHO). This position serves as the principal authority to carry out an overall management program for KAHO and PUHO, and provides technical support for neighboring park Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site (PUHE).


These areas were established to preserve, interpret and perpetuate traditional Native Hawaiian Culture. Resources include hundreds of prehistoric sites and features, ceremonial structures, and historic settlements. They also include threatened, endangered, and candidate endangered species, ancient fishponds, and anchialine pools. The resources at the parks represent a significant aspect of the nation's heritage, some are World Heritage sites, and all hold immense meaning for the Native Hawaiian Culture. Frequent driving between the two parks, 28 miles one-way, is required.


This announcement is open to Department of Interior applicants eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures (current DOI Federal employees with career/career conditional status; former DOI 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.


Special Consideration: The island of Hawaii is subject to high concentrations of volcanic fumes, especially sulfur dioxide gasses. The fumes are known to be hazardous to an unborn fetus, and persons with heart and respiratory problems. The Kona coast experiences fog conditions throughout the year. Long-term effects on normal healthy persons is unknown.


Position Contact: Patty Neubacher, (415) 623-2105


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 838356

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of a background investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses may be reimbursed.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Financial Disclosure is required upon selection and annually thereafter.
  • A valid Driver's License is required.

DUTIES:

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The Superintendent of Kaloko-Honokohau (KAHO) National Historical Park and Pu`uhonua o Honaunau (PUHO) National Historical Park plans, organizes, directs, controls, and evaluates the operation and development of KAHO and PUHO in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, policies, and respective park's enabling legislation. If you are selected for this position, you will play a critical role in the external relations within and outside of Hawaii to achieve a high level of public understanding and support of KAHO and PUHO and their role in the protection and preservation of the Hawaiian culture.

You will assume all responsibility, authority and supervision for service programs, and independently direct, supervise, and provide leadership, policy development accountability, and budget formulation for the overall management and operation of the parks including cultural and natural resources management, protection, maintenance, administration, planning, and facility development, negotiating of cooperative agreements, research, employee and visitor safety, health and protection, and set the direction and policy for all park programs. You will also coordinate and administer the West Hawaii Cooperative Agreement between KAHO, PUHO and PUHE.

You will supervise park division staff and staff positions and their program activities on a daily basis, including two Chief Rangers, Chief of Facility Management, two Resource Managers, Management Assistant, Chief of Interpretation, Environmental Protection Specialist, and Administrative Officer, with full parks' staff of approximately 50 employees altogether.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-13 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level performing the following duties: 1) providing leadership and direction for the strategic planning, management, and operation of National Park Service (or similar) functions and activities; 2) managing park or public lands and making key operational decisions regarding budget, personnel, and program execution; 3) describing strategic priority setting conducted for an organizational unit; and 4) describing effective and timely decisions regarding significant or controversial issues. 


To qualify at the GS-14 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level performing the following: 1) providing leadership and direction for the strategic planning, management, and operation of National Park Service (or similar) functions and activities; 2) managing park or public lands and making key operational decisions regarding budget, personnel, and program execution; 3) describing strategic priority setting conducted for an organizational unit; 4) describing effective and timely decisions regarding significant or controversial issues; and 5) identifying experience in effective supervision of subordinate supervisors. 


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. 

Time in Grade: Status applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks) by the closing date of this announcement.


Probationary Period: A probationary period of one-year shall apply to all new federal employees.

 

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


Drivers License: You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties.


Uniform: You will be required to wear a National Park Service Uniform, and comply with Uniform Standards.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Candidates eligible for Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Highly qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates eligible for Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Ability to plan, manage and lead a complex park or similar land management program.
  • Ability to supervise, and knowledge of human resource management including Equal Opportunity.
  • Skill in nurturing partnerships, community relations, media relations and coordinating activities with diverse interest groups and organizations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, work collaboratively as a member of a team, solve problems, and achieve results.


BENEFITS:

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You're making a great choice when you choose a career with the National Park Service. In addition to your take-home pay, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits designed to make your Federal career very rewarding (eligibility varies depending on the tenure of the position you hold). You can find more information HERE and HERE.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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

 

Financial Disclosure: You will be required to file one or more financial statements (OGE-450, Confidential Financial Report) upon entry on duty, and annually thereafter.


Promotion Potential: Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor.


Housing: Government housing is not available. Rentals and homes for purchase are available in the commuting area.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, a complete Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of the announcement, Wednesday, February 27, 2013. A complete Application Package includes:

  1. Your Résumé
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Other applicable Supporting Documents specified in the Required Documents section below

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. You must click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process to transmit your responses.


To return to a previously saved or incomplete application package, use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, use Vacancy ID number 838356 to complete this cover page: http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf. 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; and
  2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date and time of this announcement:

  1. Résumé
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Other Supporting Documents (No Photos Please) if applicable such as:
    • SF-50(s) showing career/conditional tenure and competitive service status
    • Veterans Preference Documentation
    • Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated highly qualified or above (90) on the rating criteria for this position.


HOW TO CLAIM VETERANS PREFERENCE (FedsHireVets.gov):

If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don’t have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at www.archives.gov/veterans.

If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.

If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. If you don’t have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sandi Kier
Phone: (415)632-2169
Email: SANDRA_KIER@NPS.GOV
Agency Information:
NPS Pacific West Regional Office
333 Bush Street
Human Resources
San Francisco, CA
94104

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.


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Job Announcement Number:

PWROPI-13-035 MP

Control Number:

337228400