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This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:  Human Resources Officer
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  PWROPI-13-084 MP

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 $113,496.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 to Monday, July 08, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Ashford, WA United StatesView Map
Port Angeles, WA United StatesView Map
Current Permanent DOI Employees


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.

This position is located in Mount Rainier National Park and the position may be filled in either Ashford or Port Angeles, Washington.  The position is the Human Resources Officer for the Northwest Servicing Human Resources Office (SHRO) serving 16 parks comprising the Upper Columbia Basin and North Coast and Cascades Networks of the Pacific West Region.  The Northwest SHRO is a shared Human Resources (HR) organization supported by and servicing these parks and their 1,100 permanent and temporary employees. The incumbent of this position supervises, manages and leads a full service HR Program. The SHRO incorporates HR staff duty stationed in two parks and provides strategic advisory services and operational work in the areas of recruitment and staffing, workforce planning, position management, performance management, pay and compensation, workers compensation, employee relations, and labor relations services.


Who May Be Considered: Applications will be accepted from:

1) DOI Status Candidates - this includes current Department of the Interior (DOI) employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, ; and

2) Noncompetitive DOI Candidates - this includes current DOI applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this position. 

Government Housing IS NOT available.

Vacancy Identification Number: 914902

Salary Information: Ashford $87,306 to 113,496
             Port Angeles $81,823 to $106,369

MOUNT RAINIER AREA DESCRIPTION: Mount Rainier stands as a majestic icon of the Pacific Northwest, encompassing 26 glaciers, pristine stands of old growth forests and subalpine meadows noted for spectacular wildflower displays. The park is located approximately 2 hours south of Seattle, WA.  Ashford and Elbe are very small rural communities of several hundred people, with convenience stores, gas, churches, and elementary school (K-6). The middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12) are located in Eatonville (pop. 2,300) which also has most basic amenities: a small medical clinic, dentists, pharmacy, grocery store etc.  Complete shopping and medical facilities are available nearby in Tacoma and Puyallup, approximately 35 miles.  Homes are available for purchase and/or rent.  The climate is considered moderate at lower elevations; temperatures range from the high 30's in the winter months into the mid-70's in the summer.  Weather can be frequently rainy and overcast, especially in the fall and winter. Public transportation is not available. A vanpool option is available from Eatonville.  

OLYMPIC AREA DESCRIPTION: Often referred to as “three parks in one”, Olympic National Park protects 922,651 acres of three distinctly different ecosystems – rugged glacier capped mountains, over 73 miles of wild Pacific coast and magnificent stands of old-growth and temperate rain forest.  Port Angeles is a city with a population of approximately 20,000 people.  Amenities include a hospital, full school district, a community college, housing for both rent and purchase, all varieties of shopping, and ferry service to Victoria B.C.  Port Angeles enjoys a coastal climate and is mild throughout the year.  On average, temperatures range from the low 30’s in the winter months into the 70’s in the summer.  Average rainfall is just over 30 inches per year.  For more information on the area, please visit:


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Travel and relocation expenses may be authorized.
  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • May be required to travel up to 5 nights/month.


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Supervise and lead the SHRO staff in providing HR services to the parks in: workforce planning, recruitment/staffing, position management, performance management, pay/compensation, workers’ compensation, employee and labor relations.
Manage workloads, develop plans, and evaluate results to ensure the delivery of quality HR services to customers in accordance with the SHRO charter.
Provide expert and authoritative advice and interpretation of national and regional HR precedents and policies. 
Advise management on a range of HR policies, processes and procedures to include: disciplinary and adverse actions, labor and employee relations and ethics.  Coordinate training and comprehensive reports. 


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One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) which involved: 1) Applying knowledge, familiarity and understanding of 3 of the 4 primary human resource functions (recruitment/staffing; performance management; pay/compensation; employee/labor relations) on a day-to-day basis; 2) analyzing complex human resources issues to evaluate various processes, procedures, accomplishments, and performance metrics; 3) providing oversight of various human resources programs and/or functions (i.e. recruitment/staffing; performance management; pay/compensation; employee/labor relations); and 4) serving as a technical advisor to management on a variety of human resources policies, procedures, and guidelines.


Probationary Period: If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.

Supervisory Probationary Period: You will be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

Time-in-Grade: Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service).

Work Schedule: You may be required to work overtime.

Travel: You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 5 nights per month. You must obtain a government credit card for travel purposes.

Government Credit Card: You will be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government credit card with travel and purchase authority.


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 who apply under 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.  Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates who apply under 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:

1.  Knowledge of human resources regulations, processes, and procedures associated with recruitment/staffing
2.  Knowledge of human resources regulations, processes, and procedures associated with performance management
3.  Knowledge of human resources regulations, processes, and procedures associated with pay/compensation
4.  Knowledge of human resources regulations, processes, and procedures associated with employee/labor relations
5.  Ability to identify and develop appropriate interventions for management on significant human resources issues and concerns
6.  Ability to communicate orally
7.  Ability to communicate in writing 


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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.



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

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 or call 1-800-827-1000.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 08, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s)

  1. You may fax your documents using the following cover page: Provide the required information, including the Vacancy ID which is 914902
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 08, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
  3. Fax all six pages of 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.


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 of your eligibility as a noncompetitive candidate or for a Special Hiring Authority
      • 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 well-qualified or above (90) on the rating criteria for this position.


Sandi Kier
Phone: (415)623-2169
Agency Information:
333 Bush Street
Human Resources
San Francisco, CA


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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