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Job Title:  Facility Operations Specialist
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  WO-HFTH-13-928372-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year
Monday, July 22, 2013 to Friday, August 02, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Grand Canyon, AZ United StatesView Map
US Citizens and Status Candidates


Please refer to the section "Requirements when selecting Specialty Codes".

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.



  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Required to wear NPS uniform.
  • Must possess and retain a valid state driver's license.
  • Initial appointment may require a one year probationary period.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Please read the vacancy in its entirety.


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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.  


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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Friday, August 02, 2013.


You must have one year of specialized experience that equipped you with the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent in the level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade level in Federal service or comparable in difficulty or responsibility to the next lower grade level if outside the Federal service.  Specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level. Examples of qualifying experience include: performing duties to manage, plan, or develop maintenance programs and/or activities for buildings or facilities, conduct surveys or inspections of facility and maintenance operations to collect data and compile reports, and respond to customer inquiries and/or complaints.  Note: Your resume must support your responses to the occupational questions.


1.      Ability to manage, plan, organize and coordinate the activities of a maintenance operation.

2.      Ability to manage and perform maintenance work, such as preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair to HVAC (boilers, chillers, ventilation, hydronic systems, and air handlers), vehicle/equipment operation, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, sheetrock, painting, roads maintenance and repair, and custodial).

3.      Skill in the use of computers and software programs that are linked with short and long-term planning.

4.      Ability to serve as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR), or similar role, to manage construction projects and write scopes of work.


Substitution of Education for Experience:


The experience requirement for the GS-9 level may be met by two (2) full academic years of graduate level education or completion of all requirements for a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or completion of all requirements for an LL.B or J.D. degree, if related.

If substituting education for experience, applicants must submit a copy of their college transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to an employment offer.
To be creditable, education above the high school level completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.


Combination of Experience and Education:


Equivalent combinations of education and experience can be combined to meet the minimum qualification requirements. The total percentage of each must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.


Time-In-Grade Requirements


Time in grade requirements must be met for internal merit promotion candidates (MPP) by the closing date of this announcement, Friday, August 02, 2013.  Candidates must have at least 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.


Requirements when selecting Specialty Codes


The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment in the Federal Government. Please refer to the specialty code requirements below when selecting a specialty code for consideration. NOTE: You must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility, failure to provide the required documents will render you ineligible for consideration. See instructions under the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" for submitting applicable documentation.


001 Competitive DEU – Open to all U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.


002 Competitive MPP – Current or former Federal employees serving or have served under a career or career-conditional appointment at a grade below the full performance level of the position being advertised. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)- Veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military; or is a preference eligible; AND separated under honorable conditions.


003 Non-Competitive MPP – Current or former Federal employees serving or have served under a career or career-conditional appointment at the higher grade of the position being advertised or candidates who have currently competed for a permanent position that has the same or higher promotion potential as shown in this announcement.  (For reinstatement eligibility, generally, this means you have served three continuous years on a permanent career-conditional appointment in the competitive service of the Federal government or; a veterans preference eligible who has served at least one day on a career-conditional appointment in the competitive service or; non-preference eligible who has not completed the service requirement for career tenure only within 3 years following the date of separation.)   People with Disabilities- have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Interchange Agreement or by another type of non-competitive appointment such as: Foreign Service employee, Peace Corps volunteers, Postal Career Service employees. You must meet the requirements defined by the interchange agreement or specific appointing authority.  


004 Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) – A disabled veteran; or a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war declared by Congress, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; or a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a military operation for which the Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or has separated from active duty within the past 3 years; AND separated under honorable conditions. NOTE: If you check this response, you must submit copies of DD-214s and/or Terminal Leave documentation with a Statement of Service, along with any proof of any preference eligibility along with your application/resume package.


Other Job Related Requirements:


Candidates must possess and retain a valid state Driver's License.


Candidates appointed to a supervisory position may be required to serve a one year probationary period.


The qualification requirements are outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions, available for review at: .



Delegated Examining Statement : If you meet the qualification requirements you will be placed in one of three Quality Categories (Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified) based on your score.   Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference are ranked in their appropriate categories without preference points but receive selection priority over non-veterans within their category. In addition, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of at least ten percent (CP/CPS) are moved to the highest (Best Qualified) category (except for scientific and professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). In order to receive preference appropriate documentation to verify eligibility (i.e: DD-214, SF-15, VA letter, etc.) must be provided with the application.


Best Qualified : Those candidates who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including the selective factors and quality ranking factors.   Candidates must be highly proficient in requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.

Well Qualified : Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the job including selective placement factors, are proficient in most of the requirements of the position, and should meet the quality rating factors.

Qualified : Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the job including selective placement factors, and may be proficient in some of the requirements of the position.


Merit Promotion Statement : 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 application and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determinations is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies listed in the vacancy announcement.


ICTAP/CTAP : Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Federal employees seeking 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 the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of their 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.



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Relocation Expenses: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will 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 Federal Travel Regulations.


Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.


EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.


Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Veterans Information: Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans' preference. Veterans' preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service or to internal agency actions such as a reassignment or promotion. When claiming preference, veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation. Applicants claiming 10 point preference will need to submit Form SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference . If you have questions about the applicability of veterans' preference for a particular vacancy please contact the agency posting the announcement. To learn more about veterans' preference, special veteran appointing authorities, and other veteran related topics, please visit


Legal and Regulatory Guidance:


Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials, will result in your application not being processed.


Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361. Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.


False Statements - If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information in or with your application, it may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work. Making false or fraudulent statements also may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.


Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.


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NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax using the procedures below. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


LATE APPLICATIONS: Applications that are not received by the closing date through USA Staffing WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. There is no option for mailing, emailing, or otherwise submitting applications outside of this system, unless it is due to a request for reasonable accommodation.


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.


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 Friday, August 02, 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.



DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resumes with these attachments cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.


All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other (Documentation of Non-Competitive, Interchange Agreement, or ICTAP-CTAP eligibility)
   ·Other Veterans Document


Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:


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. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 928372.


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 Friday, August 02, 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 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.

Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:


Job Information:

-Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.

Personal Information:

- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).

- Country of Citizenship.

- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.


- High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.

- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.

- Major field(s) of study.

- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.

Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

- Job title.

- Duties and accomplishments.

- Number of hours per week.

- Employer's name and address.

- Supervisor's name and phone number.

- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

- Salary.

- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.

Other Qualifications:

- Job-related training courses (title and year).

- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)


- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.) Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.



Thomas Haman
Phone: (304)535-6487
Agency Information:
Do Not Send Applications
67 Mather Place
Harpers Ferry, WV


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


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