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Job Title:  Facility Services Assistant
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Hiring Organization:  Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Job Announcement Number:  GLBA1050614CS

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$17.74 to $25.71 / Per Hour
Friday, February 14, 2014 to Friday, February 28, 2014
Full Time - Term NTE 13 months
1 vacancy in the following location:
Bartlett Cove, AK View Map
U.S. Citizens or Government-wide career or career-conditional employees; Transfer and Reinstatement Candidates, persons eligible under certain special hiring authorities; VEOA eligibles (veterans must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service or veterans who were released shortly before completing a 3-year tour are considered to be eligible). CTAP and ICTAP eligibles in the local commuting area are also eligible.
Q - Nonsensitive


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.

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve has unsurpassed beauty and amazing glaciers and wildlife!  Park headquarters is located at Bartlett Cove, at the southern edge of Glacier Bay.  Gustavus, a community of about 350 in winter and 600 in summer, is connected to the park headquarters by a paved road.  Bartlett Cove and Gustavus are accessible only by boat and air. Gustavus has a school (K-12) with about 50 students, post office, churches, grocery stores, espresso shops, and a clinic. Satellite TV service is available and VCR/DVD rental outlets are available.  Some radio stations are received. Daily air taxi service is available to Juneau and other communities. The Alaska Marine Highway Ferry system recently established weekly winter service and twice-weekly summer service to Gustavus for passengers and vehicles. The nearest large city is Juneau, which has most amenities of any large city.  Most supplies and equipment are flown in or transported by ferry or landing craft from Juneau. Recreational activities are centered around outdoor activities including boating, kayaking, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. Glacier Bay is a temperate rainforest so the weather can be very rainy but temperatures are mild compared to the rest of Alaska.  Average rainfall is 50-70 inches and average temperatures range from 15-35 in winter and 55-65 in summer


This is a term position NTE 13 months and may be extended for up to total of 4 years without further competition.


Government Housing is not available.



  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must register with the selective service.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" sections.


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This is a term position located in the maintenance division at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, in Gustavus, Alaska. The incumbent functions under the general supervision of the park Facility Management Systems Specialist and provides technical and administrative support and guidance to the Facility Management Systems Specialist, Chief of Maintenance, maintenance supervisors, and other divisions. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Facility Management Software System (FMSS) and alternate Park Account Manager (PAM). The incumbent is responsible for implementation, use and training in this program. Duties include providing data collection, data input, database management, completing annual and comprehensive condition assessments, producing cost estimates of deficiencies utilizing the Cost Estimating Software System (CESS) and administering the Park Asset Management Plan (PAMP). Duties also include tracking and updating the park’s deferred maintenance backlog and maintaining spreadsheets for tracking progress. The incumbent provides support with other programs including the Project Management Information System (PMIS), the Environmental Management System (EMS), Facility Management Programs, and the Safety Management and Compliance Program. The incumbent will also monitor the concessions operated facilities by completing condition assessments on all facilities, inputting deficiencies into the Facility Management Software System, and tracking actuals. The incumbent will also provide general oversight of duties for seasonal data entry clerks and provides administrative support pertaining to the collection of asset inventory data and specification information.

For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call Ken Hutchison at (907) 697-2626.


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To qualify, you must meet the requirements listed below.  

For the GS 5 level:

Specialized Experience and/or Education: You must have certain higher level education or specialized experience to qualify for the GS-05 grade level of this position. This qualifying education and/or experience can be met through any of the following:

Specialized Experience:One year of experience equivalent to the GS-04 level. Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying experience include working within a facility management software system database; collecting and inputting data; providing clerical assistance with facility condition assessment; recording and maintaining information on certifications and inspections; maintaining schedules for maintenance and/or repair of physical facilities; and tracking and recording work orders.


Education: 4 years above high school: This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school. 


Equivalent Combination of Education and Experience.  For example, 6 months of specialized experience (50% of the experience requirement) combined with two years of education as outlined above (50% of the education requirement). 

For the GS 6 level:

Specialized Experience: One year of experience equivalent to the GS-05 level. Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying experience include working within a facility management software system database; collecting and inputting data; providing clerical assistance with facility condition assessment; recording and maintaining information on certifications and inspections; maintaining schedules for maintenance and/or repair of physical facilities; and tracking and recording work orders.

Selective Placement Factor:

Experience operating facility management data processing systems such as IBM Maximo 6.2 asset management software, R.S. Means cost estimating software, project management software, and/or equivalent software programs to input, collect, compile, retrieve and produce data for management officials to ensure execution of facility management operating programs.

Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body



Applicants must meet the experience and/or education requirements, qualifications, any selective placement factors specified in the announcement, and time-in-grade requirements by the closing date, Friday, February 28, 2014


Merit Promotion applicants- You must meet time in grade requirements.

Unless previously served, you must complete a one year probationary period.

This position requires wearing the National Park Service uniform. All employees are required to wear the uniform in accordance with guidelines, maintain personal appearance standards, and ensure proper conduct while in uniform. A uniform allowance is provided.

Valid State Driver's License Required.


Your rating will be based on your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following competencies that are required to perform the work of this position.  

KSA-1:  Ability to maintain, use and manage data using specialized facility management software


KSA-2:  Ability to perform condition assessments, including estimating of maintenance and construction costs


KSA-3: Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of construction and maintenance pertaining to trails, roads, buildings, and utilities


KSA-4: Ability to communicate orally


KSA-5:  Ability to communicate in writing


KSA-6:  Ability to operate advanced software programs and functions


All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If it is determined that your work history, competencies, and/or your supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you will not be referred to the selecting official.  Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers to the competencies. A panel may be used to review your application.

Merit Promotion Applicants-Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic qualifications. If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application and are found to be among the top candidates you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

All U.S. Citizens- Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:

         Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position. 

         Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.

        Qualified - applicants possessing experience 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.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veteran's Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category.


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You can review our benefits at:

The salary shown includes base pay, locality pay and a cost of living allowance of 7.18% for this duty station. Pay is subject to annual review and adjustment.

Alaska currently does not have a state income tax or statewide sales tax.

Working for the National Park Service offers a comprehensive benefits package that may include, in part, sick and personal leave, holidays, life and health insurance, retirement benefits, and participation in the Thrift Savings Plan which includes a percentage of government matching contributions. You may even be able to work a flexible schedule. This link provides more information on the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.


Direct Deposit: All new employees of the National Park Service must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay prior to appointment. This includes your salary and other federal payments.   


In the event of an accident while traveling in a government aircraft, the payable benefits of a private life insurance policy may be affected. 


The full performance level of this position is GS-06. If selection is made below the full performance level, incumbent may be subsequently promoted to the full performance level without further competition after all legal and regulatory requirements are met; i.e., satisfactory performance and time-in-grade; however, promotion is neither automatic nor guaranteed. 


Relocation expenses are not authorized. Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty is this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.


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To begin the process:

Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire  View Assessment Questions. Ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

If you are unable to upload your required documents, complete this cover page using the following vacancy ID  1050614. Fax your documents by the closing date to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:  


Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire. Print this 1203-FX form to provide your responses to the Occupational questionnaire and fax the completed 1203fx form along with any required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time or 7:59 PM Alaska Time on Friday, February 28, 2014.


If you have questions about this announcement call Christina Sanchez at (907) 644-3354 or email prior to Friday, February 28, 2014. Please include the Vacancy ID number  1050614 when emailing or calling.


If you need help or have problems using the online application process, send an email to

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 Office Code (NM) and VIN (six digit code) so that the fax is processed properly and promptly. For further questions regarding applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at



-Resume showing relevant experience - should include month, year and hours per week worked. (Cover letter optional) Help with writing your resume click here. Want to understand how to use USA JOBS click here.


-Online Assessment Questionnaire


-SF50, Notification of Personnel action (if applying under Merit Promotion)


- Transcripts - If using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your unofficial or official college transcripts or a list of completed course work including level of courses, credits and grades received.


-Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD214, and if claiming 10 points preference, also provide the SF15 and verification documents listed on the SF15). If you are separated and do not have a DD214 yet you may use an official statement of service from your command that you have substantially completed three years of active service and are being discharged under honorable conditions if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.


Notice to Veterans: Link is provided so you can see if you are eligible for veteran’s preference.

-ICTAP/CTAP copy of your agency's notice of Reduction in Force and your most recent SF-50 noting current positions, grade level and duty location.(see online questionnaire for more information)





Christina M. Sanchez
Phone: (907)644-3354
Agency Information:
NPS Alaska Regional Office
240 W 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK


Once the online questionnaire and documents are received you will receive an acknowledgement email. 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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