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Job Title:Interdisciplinary Inventory & Monitoring Data Manager

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:1146071NASUDE1480(GRSM)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,923.00 to $75,376.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 23, 2014 to Tuesday, July 01, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0401/0408-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Gatlinburg, TN View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

This is an OPEN COMPETITIVE Examination being conducted under Delegated Examining Unit Authority.  Applications will be accepted from United States citizens.

THIS POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED THROUGH MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES UNDER SEPARATE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 1146014GRSMMP1479.  SEPARATE APPLICATIONS AND FILING PROCEDURES APPLY. 

 

NOTE: This job is interdisciplinary (or multiple series) and will be filled by one of the two series: Ecologist, GS-0408-09/11 or Biologist, GS-0401-09/11, upon selection of the candidate.  Each of these series has a basic qualification requirement.  Applicants must meet the basic qualification requirement for at least one these two occupational series, in addition to the specialized experience and/or education requirement for the position at the GS-09 and GS-11 level.

 

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.

Read entire announcement before applying and follow directions in How to Apply.

Do not send applications or supporting documents to this Human Resources Office.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located in the states of North Carolina and Tennessee and encompasses 800 square miles of which 95 percent are forested. The headquarters is located near the city of Gatlinburg, TN. There are 16 peaks over 6,000' in elevation and up to 90" of rainfall spread throughout the year. The Park has 10 campgrounds, 800 miles of horse and hiking trails, and 750 miles of fishable streams. The Smokies is within one day's drive for about 1/3 of the U.S. population and thus attracts 9 to 10 million visitors annually; making it the most visited, national park in the system.  Climate is moderate with average lows in the summer in the 60's and highs in the 80's and 90's and average lows in winter between 20 and 30 with highs in the 50's.  Snowfall averages range from 5" in Gatlinburg, TN, to 11" in Bryson City, NC.

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel may be required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • 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 other eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel regulations.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation and/or security investigation required.
  • Must be US Citizen and have valid state driver's license.
  • Selective Service Registration required if applicable.

DUTIES:

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This is a permanent staff position for the National Park Service (NPS). The incumbent serves as a Park Data and Information Manager for the Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Program. The park is undertaking development and implementation of systematic biological inventories and long-term vital signs monitoring. The success of the I&M program is dependent on a well-designed and maintained data management system which is easily accessible and is relevant to park biological resource information needs. The incumbent is responsible for the design, development, coordination and administration of data management programs developed for use by the I&M program. The incumbent applies knowledge of programming, data management, and database applications, to develop and support viable application programs and systems to meet park I&M needs. To carry out its mission, the National Park Service (NPS) serves as a steward for the preservation of America's national parks and their resources. The NPS has initiated a service-wide, network-based inventory and monitoring program to address the lack of credible scientific information available to parks on natural resources. The purpose of the program is to develop a baseline inventory of the significant natural resources of national parks and monitor these natural resources over time. Results of the monitoring program will provide information for park managers to evaluate the integrity of park ecosystems and provide an integrated database which will allow resource managers and scientists to understand ecosystem processes.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants for this position must meet the basic experience or education requirements stated below. For equivalent combinations of education and experience refer to OPM's Operating Manual, Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions, which can be viewed at www.opm.gov/qualifications

Basic Requirement for Ecologist: Bachelor or higher degree in Biology, or related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological science. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences. PLUS specialized experience or additional education.

Basic Requirement for Biologist: Bachelor or higher degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. Plus specialized experience or additional education.

For the GS-09: Must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level of federal service that includes experience with managing database systems for the long-term maintenance, analysis and dissemination of natural resource-related data sets produced by past and forthcoming inventory and monitoring effects; assisting in designing and developing global positioning system (GPS) data dictionaries, spatial data inventories, and cross linkages; developing work plans and schedules, cost estimates, and proposals and/or grants. OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in Biology, or related field of science underlying ecological research for the Ecologist or biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines for the Biologist.

For the GS-11: Must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level of federal service that includes experience with assisting in the design, development, and management of database systems for the long-term maintenance, analysis and dissemination of natural resource-related data sets produced by past and forthcoming inventory and monitoring effects; synthesizing a wide range of data types including biological, physical, and bibliographical in both tabular and spatial formats; integrating a variety of GIS and database management software, and modifying and adapting standard software; provide coordination, technical assistance and direct professional and programmatic advice and support to others; participate in professional meetings, workshops and symposia dealing with data management, GIS and related topics to present information; developing work plans an schedules, cost estimates, and proposals and/or grants. OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Biology, or related field of science underlying research for the Ecologist or biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines for the Biologist.


COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT IS NEEDED TO DETERMINE QUALIFICATIONS BASED ON EDUCATION. PLEASE PROVIDE WITH THE APPLICATION PACKAGE.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • You must meet time-in-grade restsrictions by the closing date of this announcement.
  •  Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law (www.sss.gov).
  • New employees of the Department of the Interior are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments by direct deposit.

  • If you are selected for Federal employment, you will be required to fill out a Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306, (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf.fill/of306.pdf)

  • You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued drivers license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued drivers license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid drivers licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.

  • Selection for this position is subject to a favorable background investigation to determine suitability for Federal Service.

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire You will be evaluated based upon the responses you provide on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position To receive credit, information submitted in your Assessment Questionnaire MUST relate to a specific work/experience block in your resume.  Only education and experience acquired by the filing deadline will be considered.  If, after reviewing your resume or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.View Assessment Questions

 

Failure to complete the assessment questionnaire will result in your not receiving consideration for this position

Your application will be evaluated and rated using Category Rating Procedures.  If you meet the qualification requirements, based on your score your application will be placed in one of three categories: 

  •  Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceed the minimum qualifications of the position including selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job;
  • 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.

    Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  Order of consideration:  (1) Best Qualified-all qualified applicants entitled to veterans’ preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more and Best Qualified applicants entitled to veterans’ preference, then all other Best Qualified applicants; (2) Well Qualified applicants entitled to veterans’ preference, then all other Well Qualified applicants; (3) Qualified applicants entitled to veterans’ preference, then all other Qualified applicants.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

  • If selected at the GS-09 level, this position has promotion potential to the GS-11 level without further competition once all legal and regulatory requirements are met; however promotion is neither automatic nor guaranteed.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is other eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel regulations.

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    HOW TO APPLY:

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    HOW TO APPLY

    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  Tuesday, July 01, 2014 to receive consideration.

    *To begin, click Apply online to create a USAJOBS account or log into 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, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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 form your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

     
     

     



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
       ·Resume

    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
       ·Cover Letter
       ·DD-214
       ·OF-306
       ·Other
       ·Other Veterans Document
       ·SF-15
       ·Transcript

    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.

    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

    1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page https://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The vacancy ID is 1146071.

    2. 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 Tuesday, July 01, 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203.pdf.

    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.


     

     

     

     

     

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Beverly Slaybaugh
    Phone: (865)436-1223
    Email: BEVERLY_SLAYBAUGH@NPS.GOV
    Agency Information:
    SER North ASU Servicing Human Resources Office
    Human Resources Office
    107 Park Headquarters Road
    Gatlinburg, TN
    37738

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once your application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications.  You will be notified by email or letter if you are qualified and referred to the selecting official.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.  You will be notified of the outcome.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    1146071NASUDE1480(GRSM)

    Control Number:

    373074700