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Job Title:  Park Manager (Deputy Superintendent)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  National Park Service
Job Announcement Number:  NPS-NCR-14-1099634-(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
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
United States Citizens



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



SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORIZES CONSIDERATION: Eligible under Special Appointment Authority; Individuals who are eligible for consideration under special hiring authority (i.e., 30% compensable veterans, severely handicapped individuals, former Peace Corps and VISTA volunteers, etc.) will be accepted and considered non-competitively for this vacancy.

This position is also being advertised for Merit Promotion eligibles.  It can be found on

Search for Vacancy Announcement number NPS-NCR-14-1099667(JO) or by title/series and location.


The position will be available at Rock Creek Park located in Washington, DC



Rock Creek Park, is 2,100 acres and includes Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, Fort Circle Parks, Glover Archibold Parkway, Whitehaven Parkway, Palisades Park, Montrose Park, Dumbarton Oaks Park, Meridian Hill, and numerous other parks, memorials and monuments throughout Northwest and Northeast Washington D.C.





  • 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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·         Supports the Superintendent in supervision and coordination of NPS park operations, including all program development, implementation, and all aspects of accountability

·         Serves as Deputy Superintendent, sharing fully in the management of the park, with broad latitude for exercising independent action

·         Coordinates with Superintendent to develop and implement annual goals and objectives.

·         Required to act in the absence of the Superintendent.

·         Represents the Superintendent and serves as chief park liaison with federal, state, county, District of Columbia and local governments and community groups.

·         Maintains close liaison with all offices of National Capital Region.

·         Manages a variety of professional and technical functions and major projects.

·         Exercises line authority over park functions and divisions including park administration, maintenance, resource management, interpretation and education, visitor services, safety/risk management and business programs

·         Identifies needs and recommend policies, programs, and standards on a wide variety of park management activities

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

·         Formulates, adapts or modifies plans, systems or concepts in order to improve park operations

·         Researches and probes unusually complex and controversial problems that affect the operations of the park

·         Supports overall operations in the formulation and execution of an annual base operating budget

·         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.

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.

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

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.




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 score your application your applicant will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.


  • 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.



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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.


Veterans Preference: If you are claiming veterans preference, you must submit proof of eligibility. See for more information.


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






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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.   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.

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 1099634

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. Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference; DD-214 if claiming  5 point preference) if applicable
  4. ICTAP/CTAP Documentation (see "Transition Assistance Plan" in online questionnaire) if applicable
  5. Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment (e.g. severely disabled, eligible veterans, etc.), if applicable
  6. College transcripts or acceptance letter from accredit institution.
  7. OF-306 (optional)


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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