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Job Title:Facility Services Assistant

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Hiring Organization:Katmai National Park and Preserve

Job Announcement Number:KATM1184074DEED

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$17.74 to $25.71 / Per Hour


Friday, August 29, 2014 to Friday, September 12, 2014




Full Time - Recent Graduates




1 vacancy in the following location:
King Salmon, AK 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 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.

If you've graduated from college within the last two years and are looking for an exciting, challenging career opportunity, the National Park Service Recent Graduates program may be just what you're looking for!  This program provides formal training and mentorship that will provide you with the experience and competencies needed to achieve your career goals and help fulfill the National Park Service Mission.

- Recent graduate who has completed within the previous two years an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.

- Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree due to military service obligation, have as long as six years after degree completion to apply. 

- You must submit a copy of your degree, certificate or transcripts that show date of completion.

This appointment lasts for one year (unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program).  It also provides an opportunity to be converted to a permanent or a TERM appointment upon completion of the program.  This is not guaranteed. 

More than one position may be filled with this vacancy; if needed.

Government housing is available.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required.


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must register with the selective service.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" & "Required Documents" sections.
  • Copy of degree, certificate or transcripts that show date of completion.


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You will utilize the Facility Management Software System (FMSS) and related web based administrative programs such as the Federal Business Management System (FBMS), Automated Financial System (AFS), Project Scoping Tool (PST), Project Management Information System (PMIS), and software programs (Microsoft WORD, Excel, etc.) to compile, organize and track all facility asset and maintenance data collected to support the Park’s Asset Management Program.


You will work with various park staff including park facility managers, maintenance supervisors, administrative officer and other park management and staff to compile and input the information necessary to produce accurate FMSS reports.  You will report directly to the park Facility Manager.

You will conduct or assist in facility condition assessments and record data in the Facility Condition Assessment System (FCAS).  Prepares, schedules and tracks work orders using the FMSS system and estimates the costs of work orders and maintenance projects using the Cost Estimating Software System (CESS).  Assist in development of project funding proposals using the PST and PMIS and FMSS data.  Track work order and project progression including labor, supply, equipment, and contracted service expenditures, and prepares completion reports.  Correlate and analyze FMSS data for presentations to park management.  Perform other facility management support functions as assigned; including preparation of procurement documents, maintenance timekeeping (using Quicktime), etc.  Occasionally work on maintenance projects with maintenance crews.

For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call Richard Sherman at (907) 246-2130.


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To qualify, you must meet the basic education requirements listed below. 

Specialized Experience and/or education: You must have certain higher level specialized experience to qualify for the GS-05 and GS-06 grade level of this position. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.  This qualifying experience can be met through the following:

For the GS-05: At least one year of specialized experience.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.  This experience must be equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service.  Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: providing administrative support in tracking facilities operations and maintenance information including building maintenance, repair, and restoration; supporting maintenance activities and preventive maintenance programs for a park, recreational area, or similar operation. OR;

Four years of successfully completed education above the high school level in any field of study for which high school graduation or the equivalent was a prerequisite.  (This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial, or technical school, junior college, college, or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school).

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE: If you are using education to qualify you must document your course work and/or degree completed in your resume or other application materials you submit.  You must submit a copy of your transcripts or a complete list of college courses taken that identifies for each course the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade received, and date completed.  If you are qualifying based on education and you do not submit specific course work information as described previously, your application will be rated not qualified for consideration.  (A copy of your official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty, if selected). OR;

An equivalent combination of education and experience.  For example, I have 6 months of general experience (50% of the experience requirement) combined with three years of education as outlined above (50% of the education requirement).

For the GS-06: At least one year of specialized experience.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience must be equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service.  Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: providing technical support in tracking and managing facilities operations and maintenance including building maintenance, repair, and restoration; planning maintenance activities and developing preventive maintenance programs for a park, recreational area, or similar operation.


Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by either a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service, or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body. This evaluation must be provided with your resume by the closing date of the announcement.  If it is not, your education will not be considered and you may not qualify for the position. 

Click here for more information - Foreign education

Applicants must meet the experience and/or education requirements and qualifications specified in the announcement by the closing date, Friday, September 12, 2014.
Unless previously served, you must complete a trial period.


Your rating will be based on your application package and the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire.  A panel may be used to review and rank your application.

•Ability to use a variety of automated software programs to support a program or office.

•Ability to manage and control the workload and schedule for an office.

•Ability to track financial reports and reconcile a large, complex annual budget.

The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package.  If your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough detail to support your answers for a panel or subject specialist to score your application.

Basis for Rating: Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:

Best Qualified - 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 - 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 - 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.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veterans' Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.


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You can review our benefits at:

The salary shown includes base pay, locality pay and a cost of living allowance of 7.18% for this duty station. Pay is subject to annual review and adjustment.

Alaska currently does not have a state income tax or statewide sales tax.

Working for the National Park Service offers a comprehensive benefits package that may include, in part, sick and personal leave, holidays, life and health insurance, retirement benefits, and participation in the Thrift Savings Plan which includes a percentage of government matching contributions. You may even be able to work a flexible schedule.


Direct Deposit:  All new employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay prior to appointment.  This includes your salary and other federal payments.

In the event of an accident while traveling in a government aircraft, the payable benefits of a private life insurance policy may be affected.

Relocation expenses are not authorized. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

The full performance level of this position is GS-07. If selection is made below the full performance level, incumbent may be subsequently promoted to the full performance level without further competition after all legal and regulatory requirements are met; i.e., satisfactory performance; however, promotion is neither automatic nor guaranteed.


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To begin the process:
Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire View Assessment Questions.  Ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

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.

If you are unable to upload your required documents, complete this cover page using the following vacancy ID 1184074.  Fax your documents by the closing date and time to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
Click the following link to view and print the full occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

Print this 1203-FX form to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire and fax the completed 1203FX form along with the required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time or 7:59 PM Alaska Time on Friday, September 12, 2014 .

If you have questions about this announcement call Elizabeth A. Deane at (907)644-3344 or email ELIZABETH_DEANE@NPS.GOV prior to Friday, September 12, 2014. Please include the Vacancy ID number 1184074 when emailing or calling. 


-Resume showing relevant experience - must include month, year and hours per week worked. (Cover letter optional) For help with writing your resume click here To understand how to use USA JOBS click here.


-Online Assessment Questionnaire



-Transcripts, unofficial or official college transcripts or a list of completed course work including level of courses, credits and grades received. The transcripts must show date of completion.

-Veterans' Preference Documentation- Copy of your DD214(s) that shows type of discharge (i.e. honorable) from service, (usually the member 4 copy); or Report of Separation from Activity Duty (if separation was prior to 1 July 1979). If you fail to supply the required documents(s) and type of discharge cannot be confirmed, veterans' preference will not be awarded. If claiming 10 points preference, you must also provide a completed SF15 and verification documents listed on the SF15). If you are separated and do not have a DD214 yet you may use an official statement of service from your command that you have completed active service and are being discharged under honorable conditions, or provide other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

Notice to Veterans: Link is provided so you can see if you are eligible for veteran’s preference. 


Elizabeth A. Deane
Phone: (907)644-3344
Agency Information:
NPS Alaska Regional Office
240 W 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK


Once the online questionnaire and documents are received you will receive an automated acknowledgement email. 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.

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