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Job Title:  Park Manager/Program Manager (Superintendent)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  IMDE-13-185

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, April 25, 2013 to Thursday, May 09, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Ganado, AZ United StatesView Map
only permanent Dept of the 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: Only career/career-conditional Department of Interior employees may apply.

You must submit proof of this eligibility with your application.

This position is located at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site near Ganado, Arizona, which is in northeastern Arizona on the Navajo Indian Reservation.


  • 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 Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site and direct the overall operation under full delegated authority for all phases of park operations.

Provide management direction and oversight for the management of natural and cultural 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 governments and citizens' groups. 

Manage park activities to ensure maximum use of personnel, materials and funds so that the park's natural and cultural 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 the public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is mostly sedentary. There is occasional need to hike over rough terrain; carry weight up to 40 pounds; bend, climb or ride horseback during routine and emergency operations. Under emergency situations work requires long periods of intense and concentrated effort in which leadership, resourcefulness and degree of judgment can have significant impact upon the objectives and effectiveness of the effort upon the health and safety of the people involved. Contacts on controversial issues or with unreceptive or hostile individuals/groups may cause considerable stress.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Most work is performed in an office setting. However, there is some exposure to field work and conditions subject to terrain variances in inclement weather including poisonous snakes and insect bites, flash floods, lightning and disorderly persons. Potential exposure to unexpected structural fire, chemical spill, Hantavirus, extreme heat and cold.

AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION:  Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site is located in northeastern Arizona near Ganado, Arizona. Hubbell is the longest operating trading post on the Navajo reservation and serves the local community as well as the general visitor. The park manages a number of residences, historic buildings and structures and is involved in the restoration of site agriculture including pastures, fields and livestock.

Park housing may be available.


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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Thursday, May 09, 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.

GS-025/340-13 Park Manager/Program Manager 

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.

Specialized Experience: 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 are 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 drivers 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 drivers 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 discloses all valid drivers licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State drivers 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.

5. Frequent travel is required.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your 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 and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating 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 (KSAs)/competencies required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully.

Please Note: All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. Upon review, if it is determined that your work history, KSAs/competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified or your score may be modified. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the KSAs/competencies. 

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): 

  • 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.

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 (Department of the Interior) 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; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. For additional information go to

2. Current career or career-conditional Department of the 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 the OF-612 Optional Application for Federal Employment lists all of the required information needed in a 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 Thursday, May 09, 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 852376. 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.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  If you receive an email stating that there was a technical problem uploading your documents, you should fax the applicable documentation to the Office of Personnel Management (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 (852376) so that the fax is processed properly and promptly. And, remember to keep the fax “successful transmission” page as you proof. 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).
  • Response to Assessment Questionnaire.
  • SF-50: Department of the Interior 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. Failure to include this paperwork will make you ineligible for this position.
  • Performance Appraisal: please provide a copy of your current Performance Appraisal (must be within 15 months from the closing date of the announcement). If no evaluation is enclosed, a written justification must be provided for its absence.

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 6-character Vacancy Identification Number 852376
  • 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.


Lyn Carranza
Phone: (928)674-5500x224
Agency Information:
Intermountain Regional Office
Apply online or by fax only
Please call with questions
Thank you, CO


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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