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Job Title:  Historian (Preservation), GS-0170-11 (HRF 13-060)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  HRF 13-060 (SR991165)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$62,467.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 to Thursday, November 21, 2013
Full Time - Term NTE 13 mos
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
United States Citizens


Who may apply:  All U.S. Citizens

The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of all Americans.  Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country's outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service.  The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.


This is a full-time TERM appointment, NTE 13 months with the potential to be extended up to 4 years.


Number of Vacancies:  We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.


Full Performance Level: GS-11


Please read the entire announcement before you apply.  To view the full announcement, select "Print Preview" at the right hand side of this screen.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or security investigation is required.
  • All documents must be received by closing date.
  • Social Security Number is required to process your application.


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This position is located in the National Park Service Directorate of Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP).  Primary focus is on land use and preservation planning to promote the preservation of Historic Battlefields.  The primary purpose of this position is to engage in a variety of historic preservation activities related to identifying, recording, planning, interpreting, and protecting Historic Battlefield lands.


Position Location:  WASO Cultural Resources, Washington, D.C.  


For specific area and housing information, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact:  Paul Hawke; ABPP Program Manager; 202-354-2023. 


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Have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in history; or a related field, that included at least 18 semester hours in history.
Have a combination of education and experience that included course work equivalent to a major (i.e., 18 semester hours) in history or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.  The quality of the combination demonstrates that I possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four-year course of study with a major as described above. 


Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in Federal Service.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.  Examples of qualifying specialized experience include duties such as: researching and conducting a detailed study of a historic American Battlefield sites; conducting battlefield surveys using GPS; data management; and grant administration.


Have successfully completed 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree in an accredited educational institution concentrated in a field that is directly related to the work of this position, history or other directly-related subject matter.


Have an equivalent combination of such graduate education and experience.  For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level (50 percent of the specialized experience requirement for GS-11) and 45 semester hours or 68 quarter hours of  progressively higher level directly related graduate education (50 percent of the education requirement for GS-11).


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the applicable educational provisions have been met.  To qualify based on education you must submit a legible copy of transcripts or list of college courses with your name, school name, credit or semester hours, major(s), and a grade-point average or class ranking.  Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education.

Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.  Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

For further information on creditable education visit: and


Additional information on the qualification requirements can be viewed on the OPM web site at:


Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements.  In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position.  To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Assessment Questions


The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job: 

KSA-1.  Ability to apply the theories, principals, and practices of cultural history, historic preservation, and public history to the management and preservation of American Battlefields and sites.
KSA-2.  Ability to conduct fieldwork to physically locate or map resources via GPS for inclusion in a GIS.
KSA-3. Knowledge of the principles, techniques and procedures for grants and agreements administration.
KSA-4.  Ability to communicate orally and collaborate with others.
KSA-5.  Ability to communicate in writing.


Basis for rating:
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories: 
Category Group I (Best Qualified) – applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors.  Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position. 
Category Group II (Well-Qualified) – applicants possessing experience and/or education that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Category Group III (Qualified) – applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veteran’s Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans.DO NOT SEND Application materials by mail or email to the HR Franchise Office.

Once the basic qualifications have been met, you will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position.  The evaluation will be based on information you provide in your on-line resume, your answers to the knowledge, skills, and abilities questions for this announcement, and a review of the application material requested as part of this announcement.
You must provide information about your experience and/or education that supports the answers you give in the questionnaire, and the KSAs required for this position.


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The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits to employees.  The following web address is provided as a reference to explore the major benefits offered to most employees:



Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized.


Government housing is not available.


Must provide Social Security Number to be considered.


Pre-employment National Agency Check (NACI) must be completed for anyone who doesn't already have this level of clearance prior to entry on duty.


Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law.


Physical demands: The work is normally sedentary, although some physical exertion is required when examining cultural resources in remove regions where rough terrain may be encountered.


Work environment: Work is normally performed in an office environment, although on-site examination of cultural resources may expose the employee to extreme weather conditions.


CTAP/ICTAP - Qualified individuals applying based on special priority consideration rights under 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.  To be considered well-qualified for this purpose, you must clearly meet all qualification requirements specified for this position including any selective factors, and must also clearly meet the fully satisfactory or equivalent level for each of the rating factors (knowledges, skills, abilities, and competencies required for this position as specified above.


Individuals claiming 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 your most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your 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.


Veteran's Preference - If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST clearly identify your claim on your application and provide specific required evidence such as: DD-214, "Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty", or Standard Form 15 (SF-15), "Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference" and proof requested on the form.  Failure to submit appropriate supporting documentation will result in NOT granting Veteran's Preference.


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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 Thursday, November 21, 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.

Applications must be typed or printed clearly in dark ink.  Forms and additional information on how to apply for Federal jobs can be obtained from the Internet at
For additional information on this announcement, contact:


Name: Jamie Barnes 


Phone: 303-985-6851 


Note:  If you receive an email stating that there was a technical problem uploading your documents, you should fax the applicable documentation to 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 991165 so that the fax is processed properly and promptly. For further questions regarding applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at


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 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 991165.

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 Thursday, November 21, 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.


Jamie M. Barnes
Phone: (303)985-6851
Agency Information:
WASO HR Franchise
12795 West Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, CO


Once your complete application is received, we will verify your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire against the other supporting application materials you submit, and your final score will be assigned.  Based on applicant scores, the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified when referral has been made and what the final outcome is.  We expect to make a selection within 45 working days of the closing date of this announcement.

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