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    Experience Your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service (NPS) as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. 

    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

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    This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, National Park Service, The Denver Service Center, Transportation Division.   

    The Denver Service Center (DSC) Transportation Division provides expertise in planning, design, and construction services for the National Park Service’s Transportation Program in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as well as other federal and state agencies. 

    Landscape Architect in the project management position serve a key function to not only apply critical project management skills, but to also routinely draw upon their formal training and experience as landscape architects to adapt transportation project solutions to the unique challenges posted by natural and cultural resource protection within the national parks.   

    At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:  

    • Serves as the primary point of contact with WASO, parks, support offices, regions and other partnership agencies.  Assists the regions in developing multi-year programs.  Assists superintendents and regional program managers in determining project scope (goals, objectives, deliverables, reporting requirements, work options/alternatives), schedules (timetables, milestones), budget (planning/design/construction cost estimates, financing procedures), staffing needs (in-house and/or A/E), and appropriate level of quality.
    • Attends scoping meetings, prepares the Project Agreements and A/E Scopes of services.  Prepares and makes presentations as required or at the request of the branch chief.  Coordinates core team activities and deliverables.
    • Has primary responsibility for leadership and successful execution and completion of all projects.  Coordinates with regional and park professionals and partnership agencies to define the project needs, and follows up to ensure that those needs are addressed as appropriate through the planning and design processes, including all required compliance (NEPA/Section106), permitting etc., that has to be undertaken.  Overall, ensures communication with all team members is clear, ensures NPS questions and concerns are satisfactorily addressed, and that project landscape architectural contributions and compliance efforts are appropriate, timely, and well coordinated.
    • Identifies interdisciplinary needs for the project teams.  Negotiates for staff as needed to accomplish tasks to be performed in-house.  Works with branch chiefs, technical specialists, project specialists and other PM’s to adhere to DSC priorities while keeping projects on schedule.  This involves constant project evaluation, communication with team members, accomplishing work within budget constraints, identifying problems and coordinating their solutions, obtaining staffing resources (in-house or contract) for project accomplishment, resolving technical and scheduling problems as needed, and developing corrective  actions.  Approves all travel and overtime for project work.  Evaluates and recommends recognition of team member performance to appropriate supervisor.  Identifies personnel needs obtainable by contract and/or other sources (park, region, and Washington offices).  Participates in the selection process for A/E contractors. 
    • May serve as the contracting officer’s representative (COR).  Requests funding approval for contract modifications from regional office or Washington office.  Coordinates review of submittals and work of on-site inspector, usually in coordination with the partnering Federal Lands Highway office as the NPS representative.  May oversee project closure (closeout; post occupancy, warranty review, as-builts).
    • Conducts project briefings, including regional work sessions and the service-wide Development Advisory Board.  Accurately responds to congressional inquiries and other information requests in a timely manner and in coordination with other team members and the appropriate DSC Branch Chief.

    The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    Lakewood, CO, $94,890 - $123,358 
    Washington, DC $96,970 - $126,062
    Tupelo, MS, Asheville, NC, Gatlinburg, TN:  $87,252 - $113,428  

    First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

    This vacancy is also announced as NPS-19-AC-013(DEU) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.

    Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.

    Security Clearance Required: A Public Trust Background Investigation will be required for this position if selected and hired. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0807 Landscape Architecture

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