Job Overview

Summary

Number of Vacancies:  One at this time, however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.

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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. Applications are encouraged and applicants will be considered under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) if they are preference eligibles or have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing 3 or more years of continuous active service.

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.

In support of the NPS mission, Work Force Management ensures the NPS has people with the right skills, at the right place and at the right time.   

The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of America.

This work requires a wide range of skills in a variety of disciplines. Learning and Development activities are designed to help employees fulfill our mission through education, performance improvement and knowledge management. Whether it is in traditional classrooms, self-paced computer programs, classes delivered by satellite television or blended models, we are committed to meeting the charge Director Horace M. Albright gave us in his farewell message in 1933, "Do not let the service become just another Government bureau, keep it youthful, vigorous, clean and strong."

Duties

The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the national program manager for the NPS Distance Learning and Technology Enhanced Learning program (DL-TEL).   The incumbent is responsible for management and coordination of all Service-wide distance learning training design, development, delivery and evaluation.   DL-TEL provides a wide variety of state-of-the-art training programs and activities in support of all NPS career fields, program centers, and training centers through a wide range of electronic media and advanced systems.

Major Duties:

You will supervise, manage, design, and produce a wide variety of learning and development projects for the National Park Service for delivery through DL-TEL operation, including audio graphics conferencing, web broadcasts, video-conferencing, live and taped satellite broadcasts, synchronous and asynchronous direct and distributed computer-based training technologies.   You will integrate all programming activities into the Service-wide Learning Management Systems.  

You will serve as lead manager for NPS in researching and applying new distance learning delivery platforms, defining systems behind government firewalls, and systems accessible to the public at large.   You will exercise independent judgment to identify and develop delivery systems that combine adult learning requirements and appropriate distance delivery systems. Decisions regarding the development of systems and technologies needed frequently result in setting official distance delivery policy for the bureau.

You will oversee a national network of nearly 250 satellite downlink sites, providing technical support as well as the development of training materials for all field offices using satellite systems.

You will have lead responsibility for major project and procurement specifications for all contracts involved in the design, procurement and maintenance of on-line delivery systems, broadcast, production, and media support systems and sub-systems.   You will act as the NPS customer representative/COTR for the contracted production of distance learning programs of all types for the Learning and Development Division.

You will supervise a staff of approximately four employees, each with delegated responsibilities in specific technical areas to support elements of the DL-TEL.