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Job Title:  Engineering Technician Architecture Student Trainee GS-0899-05
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  WO-DCSL-14-1067591-PIP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$36,021.00 to $44,337.00 / Per Year
Thursday, March 06, 2014 to Friday, March 28, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC 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 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.

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

U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or otherwise authorized to be employed.
Background investigation required.
Online application under the Job Opportunity Announcement.
Verification of student status in a qualifying academic institution.
Verification of education earned through a qualifying academic institution.
Verification of veteran's preference, if claimed.

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. 


  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel May Be Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship required, must be 16 years of age
  • 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


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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. 


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.  


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Possess a bachelors or higher degree from an accredited college or university in architecture, landscape architecture or a related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture, landscape architecture or related disciplines, of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural or landscape architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems, or will complete my degree prior to entry on duty.

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 and


The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics) needed to successfully perform on the Job.  To preview the assessment questionnaire, click on the View Occupational Questionnaire.   Technical Competencies/KSA's that will be used:

• Knowledge and understanding of standard landscape architectural and architectural drawings.

Knowledge of computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related modeling or geographic software.

• Graphic skills and ability

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).


Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to ensure you meet the basic job requirements.  In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the assessment questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position.   

You will be scored based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your application material, your score may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.   Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
If you meet the qualification requirements and based on your score, your application will be placed in one of three categories;  Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference are ranked in their appropriate categories without preference points but receive selection priority over non-veterans within their category. In addition, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of at least ten percent (CP/CPS) are moved to the highest (Best Qualified) category (except for scientific and professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). In order to receive preference appropriate documentation to verify eligibility (i.e: DD-214 Member Copy 4, SF-15, VA letter, etc.) must be provided with the application.

•Best Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates exceptional experience in most of the requirements of the position.
•Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates strong experience in most of the requirements of the position.
•Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements of the position either through experience or education.



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Depending on 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:



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.


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.  

Applicants who will complete their degree or certificate program after the closing date will not be eligible for appointment unless proof of enrollment into another degree or certificate program is submitted.

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.


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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 Friday, March 28, 2014 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.


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


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)


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, 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  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.

1. Go to 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

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 requested.


Summer Love
Phone: (202)354-1984
Agency Information:
1201 Eye Street
Washington, DC


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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