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This Position Is No Longer Available

Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  YL1009522

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$18.59 to $18.59 / Per Hour
Friday, December 13, 2013 to Monday, December 30, 2013
Full Time - Temporary
2 vacancies in the following location:
West Glacier, MT View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


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. For more information about the National Park Service, click

The Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office (NR SHRO) is currently seeking applicants to potentially fill 2 Exhibits Specialist, GS-1010-07 positions at Glacier National Park. Appointments are limited to 1039 hours in a twelve month period. Seasonal work is expected to be filled approximately May through September.  Employee(s) will work 80 hours biweekly.  Appointments may be terminated at any time and can be extended if workload and funding allow. Positions offer rehire eligibility for subsequent appointments, provided the employee has not exceeded 1039 hours of work in a twelve month period and has achieved an acceptable level of performance.

AREA/HOUSING INFORMATION: Duty Station Location is West Glacier: West Glacier has seasonal food and gas services. All services are available in Columbia Falls (17 miles), Kalispell (32 miles) or Whitefish (28 miles).

Government housing may be available. Housing is generally shared, either in single dwellings or dormitory style. Deductions for government quarters are made from the employee's paycheck.  Seasonal employees occupying government housing are not permitted to have pets.

Information on Glacier National Park is available at


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. citizenship required and must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Must wear the National Park Service uniform.
  • A valid driver's license is required


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Positions are located  in the Division of Interpretation and Partnerships. The responsibilities for position #1 include: designing and creating interpretive exhibits (interior and exterior) for use throughout the park.  Individual combines original artwork and/or photographs with original text to form interpretive media.  The responsibilities for position #2 include: creating video presentations on Glacier National Park for use on the web, in DVDs, and media exhibits in park visitor centers.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Standing or sitting for long periods of time; plus occasional lifting of heavy items.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed primarily indoors.  Outdoor duties could include exposure to varying weather/terrain/temperatures.


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To be eligible for this position, you must  possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as any selective factors or screen-out elements as described in the occupational questionnaire and as outlined below.  All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Monday, December 30, 2013.  Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.  

To qualify at the GS-07 level based on your experience you must show you have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience that provides the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of such experience for this grade level include: graphic design (in the advertising field); desktop publishing (involving the use of computers to design and layout publications); design and construction of exhibits, posters, and photographic displays; cartographic skills or designing maps; OR experience with video production software in making videos.  If you are claiming this experience, it must be documented in your resume.

To qualify at the GS-07 level based on your education you must show you have completed  - One full year of graduate level education with a major study in a related field such as illustrative design, commercial art, fine arts, or graphic design.  One year of graduate education is considered to be 18 semester hours.


You may also qualify at the GS-07 level based on a combination of your experience and education, i.e., 6 months of specialized experience such as described in "A" above (50% of the required experience) and 9 semester hours of appropriate graduate study (50% of the education requirement as in "B" above) would qualify an applicant for this grade level.


SELECTIVE FACTOR:  IN ADDITION to meeting the above qualifications, candidates must meet the following skills for positions #1 and/or #2: 


Position #1:  Skill in using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign

Position #2:  Skill in using Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier

Qualifying Based on Education

To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation  Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.


You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click .


- Appointment is subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.

- National Park Service (NPS) uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform.

-You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties.  Upon entry on duty, you will be required to:  a) submit a photocopy of your valid state-issued driver’s license; and b) sign a self-certification that your driver’s license is current and valid.  You may also be required to submit, at your own expense, (within a state-sealed envelope or submitted directly by the state authorities) certified driving records from all states disclosing all valid driver’s licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Failure to provide proof of a valid driver’s license may be grounds for termination.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the requirements of the position. Your rating will be based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Your answers to the questionnaire will be compared against your resume and other application materials in order to validate your score. The assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) that are required to perform the work of this position. Only education and experience acquired by Monday, December 30, 2013 will be considered.

-Skill in applying software to create interpretive or informational media products

-Skill in designing and creating interpretive or informational exhibits and publications

-Skill in writing, capturing video, and editing video products


Please Note: If it is determined that your resume/application materials do not support your answer to the assessment questionnaire, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified or your score may be modified.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".


Category rating procedures will be used to refer candidates. Candidates will be placed into either the Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified category.


Best Qualified - applicants 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. 
Well Qualified - applicants possess experience and/or education that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

Order of Consideration:  Candidates will be considered in the following order:  

1.     Applicants with veterans preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more and who scored at least in the Qualified category, and Best Qualified veterans preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability, followed by all other Best Qualified applicants;

2.     Well Qualified veterans preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability, and then all other Well Qualified applicants;

3.     Qualified veterans preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability, and then all other Qualified applicants.


Veterans must submit the required documentation to verify/confirm eligibility for preference (see “How to Apply” section), otherwise, no veteran's preference will be granted. Additional veteran's information is found at


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Temporary Federal employees, depending on the type of appointment and work schedule, may earn 4 to 8 hours of annual (vacation) leave, dependent on years of service, each 2 week pay period.  Sick leave is earned at a rate of 4 hours each 2 week pay period, regardless of length of service. 


1. CTAP/ICTAP: If you are an eligible Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be considered under this special selection priority you must fall into at least the Well Qualified category. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. For additional information go to

2. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement. For additional information regarding Schedule A appointment eligibility visit:


3. Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.


4. In accordance with PL 104-134, new employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.


5. SPECIAL WORKING CONDITION: The National Park Service has adopted a no smoking policy. Smoking is prohibited within all government buildings and all government owned/leased vehicles.


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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, December 30, 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 (see required documents section) 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 are 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 must print the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is YL 1009522.

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, December 30, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit your entire application 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 6 pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents (see required documents section) to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Also, faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed: 


  • *Not using the special cover page listed in the How to Apply section
  • *Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • *Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name


To be eligible for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:


1.    A Resume - Applicants may use the USAJobs online resume builder to create a resume.  Please preview your resume to ensure all required information is included.  If you choose to use your own resume format, be sure it includes all the same information that is required in USAJobs Resume Builder such as current contact information for all supervisors as well as month/year and hours worked per week for each job experience block.


2.    A complete Occupational Questionnaire.


3.    If you qualify based on education - college transcripts (official or unofficial).  Official transcripts will be required at time of selection


4.   Other Qualifications – Skill in using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign and/or Skill in using Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier


5.    For Veterans:  DD-214 which shows the character of discharge.  If still on active duty, you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed.


6.    For Disabled Veterans:  DD-214 which shows the character of discharge, SF-15 plus proof required by that form, and appropriate Veterans' Affairs letter issued 1991 or later.


7.    For Displaced Federal employees: CTAP/ICTAP documentation as described below.


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 30, 2013


You are solely responsible for the delivery of your application materials. This office cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in uploads etc.


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


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

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: 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 is linked in the vacancy announcement. Include the appropriate Office Code (YL) and VIN (six digit code) so that the fax is processed properly and promptly. For further questions regarding applying online or by fax, please visit USAJobs Help.


Phone: (406)888-7877
Agency Information:
Northern Rockies Servicing Human Resources Office
PO Box 168
Yellowstone NP, WY


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

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