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Job Title:Park Manager (Superintendent)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:NPS-NCR-14-1098540-(JO)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year


Thursday, April 17, 2014 to Wednesday, May 07, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Fort Washington, MD View Map
Greenbelt, MD View Map


Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)







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, visit



The (2) positions are available:  (1) Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt, MD (2) Piscataway Park, Fort Washington, MD


Status Candidates and Candidates eligible under Special Appointing Authorities   


These positions are also being advertised for candidates without Merit Promotion eligibility.  It can be found on http://www.usajobs/. Search for Vacancy Announcement number NPS-NCR-14-1097648-(JO) or by title/series and location.



Greenbelt Park, is an urban oasis encompassing over 2,462 acres including 18.8 miles of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, which connects Baltimore MD with Washington D.C.  The Park is 12 miles from Washington D.C. and offers camping, hiking and picnic opportunities in a mixed pine and deciduous forest.

Piscataway Park, is a 2,832 acre cluster of park areas including Piscataway Park, Harmony Hall, Fort Foote Park, Fort Washington Park, Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm located along the Potomac River in Maryland.



  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional overnight travel will be required.


  • Yes
  • Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Svs.
  • Relevant experience and/or education (See Qualification and Evaluations).
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation
  • Incumbent must wear a National Park Service Uniform
  • Possess and maintain a valid State or District of Columbia driver’s license
  • Financial Disclosure required


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·         Responsible for overall supervision and coordination of NPS park operations, including all program development, implementation, and all aspects of accountability

·         Plans, directs coordinates and provides executive leadership to park programs and operations

·         Responsible for coordinating the activities of subordinate managers, guiding the direction of their efforts, setting priorities, allocating resources, setting standards, evaluating performance, stimulating extra efforts and otherwise maintaining an effective, efficient organization with active programs serving the public interest and mandates of higher authorities

·         Provides leadership in development of policies, standards and procedures which govern the professional conduct of work related to the administration and implementation of programs, including, but not limited to the functional areas of park maintenance, preservation, resource management (natural and cultural), visitor services, safety/risk management, law enforcement and park compendium, partnerships, civic engagement, concessions, human resource management, administration, budget planning and execution, park development, land use and public relations

·         Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with Departmental, Federal, and local officials, community leaders, and the general public

·         Develops a series of long term plans which includes management of operations, park development, and long term funding and staffing levels

·         Directs overall operations and is responsible for formulation and execution of an annual base operating budget which exceeds over $2-3 million.

·         Advances the NPS goals of nurturing lifelong connections between the public and parks while working in our Nation’s Capital, a dynamic urban area


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In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Wednesday, May 07, 2014


For the GS-13 level: Candidates must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 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.  Experience includes a variety of duties including, but not limited to, applying principles and regulation to park management and development, and land and resource management and planning; programming, planning and tracking complex budgets and financial management programs; managing a comprehensive and diverse human resources program including managing and maintaining a comprehensive Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and diversity program; and fostering effective partnerships.


Time in Grade Requirements: Applicants who have held a non-temporary General Schedule position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade restriction by the closing date of the announcement.



If you are qualifying based on education, please submit a legible copy of your college transcripts so that we can verify your coursework. It need not be an official transcript; however, if you are selected, you may be required to submit an official transcript prior to entering on duty.


Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:


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. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information, visit:



Appointment will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. Under the requirements of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), all new Federal Employees must pass a background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

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.

NPS uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards.

Applicants must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license or District of Columbia driver's license.

This is not a drug tested position.

One year supervisory probationary period may be required.

Financial disclosure required.

Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.



















We will review your application, including an online assessment questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job.  Your ratings are subject to change if discrepancies exist between your responses and your supporting documents.


All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:

1. Demonstrated knowledge and the ability to effectively manage a complex natural and cultural resource program.

2. Ability to build and implement a vision for the future.

3. Skill in applying creativity, innovation, strategic thinking, and business practices to the management of programs, development of partnerships, and related activities. 

4. Skill in supervising/managing a staff, ability to effectively lead people, and knowledge of human resources and EO programs in order to achieve goals. 

5. Ability to manage financial resources to include programming, planning, fiscal management and budget.


If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application and are found to be amongst  the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.












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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at

Annual and Sick Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:

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 run and provide you with the appropriate forms.

Tele-work may be available.


Special Hiring Authorities Appointment: If you are claiming eligibility for appointment under a special hiring authority (VEOA, VRA, 30% Disabled Veteran, Schedule A, Peace Corps, VISTA, Public Lands Corps), you must submit proof of eligibility.


Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/ Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible visit


To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated above on the rating criteria for this position.





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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 Wednesday, May 07, 2014 to receive consideration.

1.    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.

2.     Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

3.     It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

4.     o 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.

5.    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.

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.

To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1098540

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 Wednesday, May 07, 2014 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.


    1. Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)
    2. Completed Assessment Questionnaire
    3. SF-50 for proof of Merit Promotion eligibility, or documentation showing VEOA eligibility,  if applicable.
    4. Documentation of eligibility for appointment under a Special Hiring Authority.
    5. ICTAP/CTAP Documentation (see "Transition Assistance Plan" in online questionnaire) if applicable documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment (e.g. severely disabled, eligible veterans, etc.), if applicable
    6. College transcripts, if applicable
    7. Optional Completed OF306 (

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




Jeanette Organ
Phone: (202)619-7234
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
NPS National Capital Region
Washington, DC
20242 Fax: (478)757-3144


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. After making a tentative job offer we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation.

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