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Job Title:Student Trainee (Landscape Architect) GS-0899-05/07

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:WO-DCSL-14-1067392-PIP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$36,021.00 to $54,911.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 06, 2014 to Friday, March 28, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0899-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Internships

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service.  Become a part of our mission to unite the 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 Heritage Documentation Programs seeks applications from qualified students for summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout the country.  

This is a temporary student internship appointment, not to exceed 1039 hours.

 

The appointee must sign a DOI Pathways Intern Program Participant Agreement.

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

 

To be eligible for the Pathways Program position:

• You must be a student accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a degree or certificate program on at least a half-time basis and in good standing.
• Enrollment must be with an accredited educational institution or state-approved home school. These may include high schools, colleges, universities, technical, trade, vocational, or business schools, and state approved home school secondary and post-secondary programs. 
• Qualifying certificate programs are post-high school programs equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.
• Educational institutions must be accredited by organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  To verify accreditation, please visit: 
http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/

 

For more information on the Pathways Intern Program, visit:  http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways . 
For more information on the Heritage Documentation Program, visit:  http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/index.htm

 

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

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel May Be Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Male applicants born after 12/31/59 require Selective Service Registration
  • Initial appointment may require a one year probationary period
  • See other requirements under the Qualifications section of this vacancy
  • Please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety

DUTIES:

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The Heritage Documentation Programs seeks applications from qualified students for summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape and technological significance throughout the country.  Duties involve on-site field work and preparation of measured and interpretive drawings for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collections at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.  Projects last 12 weeks beginning in late May or early June and end no later than September 30th. 

 

ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATION INFORMATION:

 

Position Location: Washington, D.C. 

 

For specific area and housing information, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact: Judy Davis, Summer Program Administrator, 202-354-2135.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Possess a bachelor or higher degree in landscape architecture or landscape design, or will complete my undergraduate degree prior to entry on duty.

OR

Possess a combination of education and experience. For each year short of graduation, the applicant must have had one year of experience under professional leadership and guidance of such character and diversity as to be a satisfactory substitute for the required education. Non-degree applicants typically must have experience or study that included site planning; layout of circulation patterns; grading and drainage plans; planting plans; collaboration with architects and/or engineers; and the supervision or review of landscape construction. NOTE: The following kinds of experience are not acceptable as professional landscape architectural experience: routine drafting or developing of plans where original investigations or designs are not involved; laying out or executing illustrations in black and white or in color; nursery work involving the propagation of trees, shrubs, vines; experimental horticultural, or landscape, gardening; breeding, testing, propagation, culture, and production of plants, flowers, trees, or corps; forestry work involving the management of forest resources for the continuous production of timber, water, forage, and other forest values; architectural and engineering work limited to the design of structures; work in city and community planning that relates primarily to the broad social and economic growth of cities and communities and the organization of community services and facilities. 

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-05.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-07:

Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the 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 specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: preparing detailed on-site measurements of selected structures and recording them in field notebooks for later transcription into measured drawings; performing architectural drafting and minor detail design.

 

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-07:

Have successfully completed a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Landscape design, or higher degree in an accredited college or university.


OR

Have successfully completed 1 full year of progressively higher-level graduate education in a field of study that is directly related to the work of the position, such as Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design, and which demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to do the work of this position. 


Meet the criteria for Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) as evidenced by one of the three following methods: I am in the upper third of my graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR I have a GPA 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum, or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in my major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR I am a member in one of the national scholastic honor societies.

 

AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF QUALIFYING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE for the GS-07:

Have an equivalent combination of such education and experience.  For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience described (50% of the experience requirement), and 14 semester hours or 21 quarter hours of directly-related graduate level college study as defined above in an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education).

To ensure consideration you MUST provide work samples that support your responses where appropriate; however, these must be included electronically in your application material. We cannot accept hard copy, mailed or faxed documents.

For more information on the Heritage Documentation Programs for Architects & Landscape Architects, visit:  http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/architect.htm and  http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/jobs/summer.htm

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

 

Additional information on the qualification requirements can be viewed on the OPM web site at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications

 

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. Knowledge and understanding of standard landscape architectural and architectural drawings.
KSA-2. Knowledge of computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related modeling or geographic software.
KSA-3. Graphic skills and ability.
KSA-4. Knowledge of Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and/or Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Standards and Guidelines for documentation.
KSA-5. Ability to manage and lead documentation projects of landscape architectural, architectural and/or engineering sites.



STUDENT DOCUMENTATION - (REQUIRED) – You MUST provide proof that you are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in school.  Your student documentation must include the following information from your school: 
• You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited educational institution or state-approved home school through September 2014.
• The type of degree or certificate you are seeking (not required if you are not yet attending) 
• That you are in good standing (usually a 2.0 GPA or above) (not required if you are not yet attending) 
• Anticipated graduation or completion date of your degree/certificate (not required if you are not yet attending).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

YOU MUST FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW TO APPLY.

 

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.


BENEFITS:

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Depending in the expected duration of your appointment under the Internship Program, you may be eligible for benefits that may include paid time off, sick leave, holidays, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  The following is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: https://help.usajobs.gov//index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

OR  http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/

 

Temporary appointees are ineligible for coverage by a Federal retirement system and are ineligible for Federal Life Insurance. After one year of employment, you may enroll in the Federal Employees' Health Benefits Program but you must pay the total cost of the insurance.

 

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is administered.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation Expenses:   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. 

      
Program Completion: Interns may be converted to a permanent position, or in some limited circumstances to a Term position lasting one to four years, within 120 days of successful completion of the program.  

  

Conversion Requirements:

· Have completed the required number of hours of work experience (generally, at least 640 hours)while enrolled as a full-time or half-time degree-seeking student

- Have completed educational requirements from a qualifying institution

- Have received a favorable recommendation by an official of the agency, and

- Meet the qualification requirements for the position to which the Intern will be converted.

NOTE: Conversion to a permanent position is not mandatory or guaranteed.

 

You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.

 

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. Travel Relocation Expenses Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Insert other information that may be pertinent to this position here.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, provide a complete application package, which includes both of the following parts:

 

1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume or application and any other supporting documents needed (such as DD214 to show Veteran's Preference, SF-50 or transcripts, etc.).

3. STUDENT DOCUMENTATION - (REQUIRED) – You MUST provide proof that you are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in school.  Your student documentation must include the following information from your school:
• You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited educational institution or state-approved home school.
• The type of degree or certificate you are seeking (not required if you are not yet attending)
• That you are in good standing (usually a 2.0 GPA or above) (not required if you are not yet attending)
• Anticipated graduation or completion date of your degree/certificate (not required if you are not yet attending).

You will NOT be considered unless you provide this information from your school.

This documentation may be provided in letter format from your academic advisor, school counselor, admission office, etc. OR it may be provided in the form of several official documents from your school such as a copy of your official transcripts and a copy of your class schedule for next semester.  Copies of documents from your school website are acceptable if they contain the school's and your name on them.  Letters from advisors or other school officials must be on school letterhead.

 

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.  We do not accept hard-copy or email application packages.  You must apply online or via fax (see instructions below).

 

Applying Online:

. To begin the application process on-line, click on the Apply Online Button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJobs account.  Follow the prompts to complete the Assessment Questionnaire.
. Please be sure to click on the Submit My Answers button at the end at the process.  To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page,
http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the Vacancy ID: 850332.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144

Applying via fax:

. Click this link View Occupational Questionnaire to view and print the Assessment Questionnaire
. Print the 1203FX form found at
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm1203fx.pdf  to provide your response to the Assessment Questionnaire
. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with your resume or application and any required documentation to 1-478-757-3144.  The 1203FX will serve as your cover sheet.

HOW TO VERIFY YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED:

 

1. Go to https://applicationmanager.gov and log in using your USAStaffing Application Manager User Name and Password.
2. Verify that your questionnaire, resume, and supporting documents were submitted successfully by clicking on the appropriate vacancy id.
3. Verify that all of your documents were submitted by reviewing the table.

If an item (Type of Document) on the table appears with a status of "OK", that Item was successfully submitted.

If you need help, or have problems using the online application process, send an email to applicationmanagerhelpdesk@opm.gov.

 

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 www.usajobs.gov.

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 28, 2014



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

TAG: 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:
   ·Other (Proof Of Enrollment OR Official Student Agreement)
   ·Resume
   ·Transcript

 

1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and
2. Your resume and any other supporting documents needed (such as DD214 to show Veteran's Preference, SF-50, transcripts, etc.).

3. STUDENT DOCUMENTATION - (REQUIRED) – You MUST provide proof that you are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in school.  Your student documentation must include the following information from your school:
• You are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited educational institution or state-approved home school.
• The type of degree or certificate you are seeking (not required if you are not yet attending)
• That you are in good standing (usually a 2.0 GPA or above) (not required if you are not yet attending)
• Anticipated graduation or completion date of your degree/certificate (not required if you are not yet attending).

You will NOT be considered unless you provide this information from your school.

This documentation may be provided in letter format from your academic advisor, school counselor, admission office, etc. OR it may be provided in the form of several official documents from your school such as a copy of your official transcripts and a copy of your class schedule for next semester.  Copies of documents from your school website are acceptable if they contain the school's and your name on them.  Letters from advisors or other school officials must be on school letterhead.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Summer Love
Phone: (202)354-1984
Email: SUMMER_LOVE@NPS.GOV
Agency Information:
WASO SHRO
1201 Eye Street
Washington, DC
20005
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you should receive a system generated acknowledgement that your submission was submitted.   Once the announcement closes, a review of your complete application is made.  Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.

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Job Announcement Number:

WO-DCSL-14-1067392-PIP

Control Number:

363594700