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Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service (NPS). 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 NPS is one of the most visible and most beloved of all Federal agencies.   We care for and conserve special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.   From the Statue of Liberty to the geysers of Yellowstone, to the vistas of the Grand Canyon and the volcanoes of Hawaii, the National Park Service is part of the fabric of American life.   You can be part of this exciting and important mission.

The Albright Training Center in Grand Canyon National Park is seeking a Facility Operations Specialist to provide support to the facilities program.   The Facility Operations Specialist supports an organization of facilities and equipment through the ability to plan, analyze, propose multi-year/operational budgets, and utilize new information technologies. This position is located at the Albright Training Center (Center) in Grand Canyon National Park (GRCA).

Who May Apply: Open to all U.S. citizens and merit promotion candidates. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.



This position serves as a Facility Operations Specialist, with the primary responsibility for providing facility management support for the equivalent of a small park unit with limited infrastructure and resource complexity to arrange, perform, and manage the routine and cyclic maintenance, plus oversees performance of work performed by contractors. You will ensure communication and coordination with GRCA maintenance staff as described in the General Agreement. These facilities include a nine-acre campus with Kowski Hall (an office and classroom building) and five apartment buildings with a total of 72 apartments plus surrounding grounds, walkways, signs, exterior lighting and parking. These duties provide stewardship of assets/facilities ensuring NPS employees and external partners (which may number 2,500 each year from around the country) is served when they attend training or meetings. You will be actively involved in decisions affecting overall training center and attends Center Management Team meetings. You will utilize Facility Management Software Systems (FMSS) for cost-effective management of assets. You will perform and maintain asset inventories and condition assessments for the purpose of developing deferred maintenance costs. You will manage the Energy Management System (EMS) for Kowski Hall and apartments. You will determine building heating and cooling requirements; set programs and schedules, perform audit checks on system to ensure proper function. You will maintain cost records and prepare annual work budget plans for maintenance operations. You will establish project scope, goals, objectives, deliverables, compliance requirements, and alternatives for maintenance projects and works in concert with internal and external professionals for projects outside the incumbent's scopes of work. You will serve as Contracting Officers Technical Representative on contracted work within the Center. You will initiate actions and serve as the liaison for compliance of environmental/cultural issues related to project proposals and park operations. You will ensure that work includes appropriate NEPA or Sec.106 clearance to protect/preserve cultural and natural resources.

Physical Demands: Physical exertion such as crouching, stooping, stretching or lifting of moderately heavy items is required.

Work Environment: The work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks and discomforts associated with the operation, repair and maintenance of park infrastructure and equipment.   There are occasions of exposure to risk situations.

AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: This position is duty stationed at the Horace M. Albright Training Center, located at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park located in Northwest Arizona, approximately 60 miles north of Williams and 85 miles Northwest of Flagstaff at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Temperatures range from approximately 85 degrees in the summer to 17 degrees in the winter. Grand Canyon Village has schools K-12, a daycare center, post office, general store, banking facilities, churches, a recreation center, a clinic with resident physicians and several restaurants. The park community consists of some 2,000 people, including employees of the NPS and concessionaires and their family members. There are often employment opportunities for family members in the park and surrounding areas. The park community is small enough that many employees choose to walk or bike from their homes to work. Complete shopping, educational, medical and professional services are available in Williams and Flagstaff. Recreational opportunities include hiking, river rafting, fishing, cross-country and downhill skiing, and golfing in nearby communities.

The Center maintains housing units for Center employees within Grand Canyon National Park that are available for rent.   Employees can be assigned housing contingent on the availability at the time of hire.