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Job Title:Student Trainee (Landscape Architect), GS-0899-05/07 (HRF 13-030)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:HRF 13-030 (SR851970)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$16.33 to $26.29 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 to Friday, March 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0899-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hrs

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student/Internship Program Eligibles

JOB SUMMARY:

This vacancy announcement has been modified to extend the closing date to Friday, March 22, 2013.

Who May Apply: Student/Internship Program Eligibles.

The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of all Americans.  Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country's outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.

 
Experience Your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service.  The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

This is a temporary student internship appointment, not to exceed 1039 hours.

  
The appointee must sign a DOI Pathways Intern Program Participant Agreement.

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

 

To be eligible for the Pathways Program position:
• You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on at least a half-time basis and in good standing.
• Enrollment must be with an accredited educational institution or state-approved home school. These may include high schools, colleges, universities, technical, trade, vocational, or business schools, and state approved home school secondary and post-secondary programs. 
• Qualifying certificate programs are post-high school programs equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.
• Educational institutions must be accredited by organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  To verify accreditation, please visit: 
http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

For more information on the Pathways Intern Program, visit:  http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways . 
For more information on the Hertitiage Documentation Program, visit: 
 
http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/index.htm

Please read the entire announcement before you apply.  To view the entire announcement, select “Print Preview” at the right hand side of this screen.

Please read the entire announcement before you apply.  To view the entire announcement, select “Print Preview” at the right hand side of this screen.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or otherwise authorized to be employed.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Online application under the Job Opportunity Announcement.
  • Verification of student status in a qualifying academic institution.
  • Verification of education earned through a qualifying academic institution.
  • Verification of veteran's preference, if claimed.

DUTIES:

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The Heritage Documentation Programs seeks applications from qualified students for summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout the country.  Duties involve on-site field work and preparation of measured and interpretive drawings for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collections at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.  Projects last 12 weeks beginning in late May or early June and end no later than September 30th.


ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATION INFORMATION:

 

Position Location: Washington, D.C. 

 

For specific area and housing information, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact: Judy Davis, Summer Program Administrator, 202-354-2135. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Possess a bachelor or higher degree in landscape architecture or landscape design, or will complete my undergraduate degree prior to entry on duty.
OR
Possess a combination of education and experience. For each year short of graduation, the applicant must have had one year of experience under professional leadership and guidance of such character and diversity as to be a satisfactory substitute for the required education. Non-degree applicants typically must have experience or study that included site planning; layout of circulation patterns; grading and drainage plans; planting plans; collaboration with architects and/or engineers; and the supervision or review of landscape construction. NOTE: The following kinds of experience are not acceptable as professional landscape architectural experience: routine drafting or developing of plans where original investigations or designs are not involved; laying out or executing illustrations in black and white or in color; nursery work involving the propagation of trees, shrubs, vines; experimental horticultural, or landscape, gardening; breeding, testing, propagation, culture, and production of plants, flowers, trees, or corps; forestry work involving the management of forest resources for the continuous production of timber, water, forage, and other forest values; architectural and engineering work limited to the design of structures; work in city and community planning that relates primarily to the broad social and economic growth of cities and communities and the organization of community services and facilities. 

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-05:

Possess a bachelor or higher degree in landscape architecture or landscape design, or will complete my degree prior to entry on duty.

 

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-05.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-07:

Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant 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: preparing detailed on-site measurements of selected structures and recording them in field notebooks for later transcription into measured drawings; performing architectural drafting and minor detail design.

 

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-07:

Have successfully completed a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Landscape design, or higher degree in an accredited college or university.
OR
Have successfully completed 1 full year of progressively higher-level graduate education in a field of study that is directly related to the work of the position, such as Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design, and which demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to do the work of this position. 
OR
Meet the criteria for Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) as evidenced by one of the three following methods: I am in the upper third of my graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR I have a GPA 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum, or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in my major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR I am a member in one of the national scholastic honor societies.

 

AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF QUALIFYING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE for the GS-07:

Have an equivalent combination of such education and experience.  For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described (50% of the experience requirement), and 14 semester hours or 21 quarter hours of directly-related graduate level college study as defined above in an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education). 

 

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

 

To ensure consideration you MUST provide work samples that support your responses where appropriate; however, these must be included electronically in your application material. We cannot accept hard copy, mailed or faxed documents.

 

For more information on the Heritage Documentation Programs for Architects & Landscape Architects, visit:  http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/architect.htm and  http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/summer.htm

 

Additional information on the qualification requirements can be viewed on the OPM web site at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications


 

Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements.  In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position.  To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Assessment Questions

 

The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:

 

KSA-1. Knowledge and understanding of standard landscape architectural and architectural drawings.
KSA-2. Knowledge of computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related modeling or geographic software.
KSA-3. Graphic skills and ability.
KSA-4. Knowledge of Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and/or Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Standards and Guidelines for documentation.
KSA-5. Ability to manage and lead documentation projects of landscape architectural, architectural and/or engineering sites.
 

Basis for rating:

 

Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories: 
Category Group I (Best Qualified) – applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors.  Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position. 
Category Group II (Well-Qualified) – applicants possessing experience and/or education that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Category Group III (Qualified) – applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veteran’s Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans.

 

DO NOT SEND Application materials by mail or email to the HR Franchise Office.

YOU MUST FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW TO APPLY.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the basic qualifications have been met, you will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position.  The evaluation will be based on information you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the knowledge, skills, and abilities questions for this announcement, and a review of the application material requested as part of this announcement.


You must provide information about your experience and/or education that supports the answers you give in the questionnaire, and the KSAs required for this position.


BENEFITS:

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Temporary employees are eligible for sick leave, annual leave, and transportation subsidies.

 

To find out more about the benefits listed above, please visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits



OTHER INFORMATION:

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

Travel, transportation, and relocation will not be paid by the National Park Service.

 

Government housing is not available.

 

Some Travel is required.  

 

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law.

 

Physical demands: The work involves both sedentary office and physically active work in the field, and from time to time, includes meetings outside of the office building.

 

Work environment: The work environment is typically an office except for fieldwork, which includes all modes of travel and adapting to varied and often strenuous working conditions.  Safety training and briefings may be required depending on the situtation.

 

ICTAP/CTAP - Qualified individuals applying based on special priority consideration rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  To be considered well-qualified for this purpose, you must clearly meet all qualification requirements specified for this position including any selective factors, and must also clearly meet the fully satisfactory or equivalent level for each of the rating factors (knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required for this position as specified above.
 
Individuals claiming 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 your most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your 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.

 

Veteran's Preference - If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST clearly identify your claim on your application and provide specific required evidence such as: DD-214, Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty, or Standard Form 15 (SF-15), "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and proof requested on the form.  Failure to submit appropriate supporting documentation will result in NOT granting Veteran's Preference.

 

For more information about eligibility for Veteran’s Preference please visit http://www.usajobs.gov/veteranscenter/



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, provide a complete application package, which includes both of the following parts:

 

1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume or application and any other supporting documents needed (such as DD214 to show Veteran's Preference, SF-50 or transcripts, etc.).

3. STUDENT DOCUMENTATION - (REQUIRED) – You MUST provide proof that you are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in school.  Your student documentation must include the following information from your school:
• You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited educational institution or state-approved home school.
• The type of degree or certificate you are seeking (not required if you are not yet attending)
• That you are in good standing (usually a 2.0 GPA or above) (not required if you are not yet attending)
• Anticipated graduation or completion date of your degree/certificate (not required if you are not yet attending).
You will NOT be considered unless you provide this information from your school.
This documentation may be provided in letter format from your academic advisor, school counselor, admission office, etc. OR it may be provided in the form of several official documents from your school such as a copy of your official transcripts and a copy of your class schedule for next semester.  Copies of documents from your school website are acceptable if they contain the school's and your name on them.  Letters from advisors or other school officials must be on school letterhead.


The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
Friday, March 22, 2013.  We do not accept hard-copy or email application packages.  You must apply online or via fax (see instructions below).

 

Applying Online:


. To begin the application process on-line, click on 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 be sure to click on the Submit My Answers button at the end at the process.  To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page,
http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the Vacancy ID: 851970.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144
 

Applying via fax:

. Click this link View Occupational Questionnaire to view and print the Assessment Questionnaire
. Print the 1203FX form found at
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm1203fx.pdf  to provide your response to the Assessment Questionnaire
. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with your resume or application and any required documentation to 1-478-757-3144.  The 1203FX will serve as your cover sheet.
 
HOW TO VERIFY YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED:

 

1. Go to https://applicationmanager.gov and log in using your USAStaffing Application Manager User Name and Password.
2. Verify that your questionnaire, resume, and supporting documents were submitted successfully by clicking on the appropriate vacancy id.
3. Verify that all of your documents were submitted by reviewing the table.
 
If an item (Type of Document) on the table appears with a status of "OK", that Item was successfully submitted.
 

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS: 

 

If you need help, or have problems using the online application process, send an email to applicationmanagerhelpdesk@opm.gov.

Applications must be typed or printed clearly in dark ink.  Forms and additional information on how to apply for Federal jobs can be obtained from the Internet at www.usajobs.gov.

 

For additional information on this announcement, contact:

 

Name: Jamie Phelps
Email: Jamie_Phelps@nps.gov
Phone: 303-985-6851
 

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 Vacancy ID Number 851970 so that the fax is processed properly and promptly. For further questions regarding applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume and any other supporting documents needed (such as DD214 to show Veteran's Preference, SF-50, transcripts, etc.).
3. STUDENT DOCUMENTATION - (REQUIRED) – You MUST provide proof that you are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in school.  Your student documentation must include the following information from your school:
• You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited educational institution or state-approved home school.
• The type of degree or certificate you are seeking (not required if you are not yet attending)
• That you are in good standing (usually a 2.0 GPA or above) (not required if you are not yet attending)
• Anticipated graduation or completion date of your degree/certificate (not required if you are not yet attending).
You will NOT be considered unless you provide this information from your school.
This documentation may be provided in letter format from your academic advisor, school counselor, admission office, etc. OR it may be provided in the form of several official documents from your school such as a copy of your official transcripts and a copy of your class schedule for next semester.  Copies of documents from your school website are acceptable if they contain the school's and your name on them.  Letters from advisors or other school officials must be on school letterhead.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jamie M. Phelps
Phone: (303)985-6851
Email: JAMIE_PHELPS@NPS.GOV
Agency Information:
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12795 West Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, CO
80228
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will verify your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire against the other supporting application materials you submit, and your final score will be assigned.  Based on applicant scores, the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified when referral has been made and what the final outcome is.  We expect to make a selection within 45 working days of the closing date of this announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

HRF 13-030 (SR851970)

Control Number:

338947500