National Park Service Cultural Landscape Program Manager in San Francisco, California
This position will be located in the Pacific West Regional Office in San Francisco, CA, and supports the Cultural Resources Program. This is an Interdisciplinary position which may be filled under the following titles and occupational series, depending on the qualifications of the applicant: GS-0170, Historian or GS-0807, Landscape Architect (Historical).
Who May Be Considered: Current National Park Service employees with status, or who are reinstatement eligible; OR Current or former displaced Federal employee in the local commuting area eligible under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), current Department of Interior (DOI) employees in the local commuting area eligible under the Career Transition Program (CTAP), For more information, select the following link(s): 1) Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), and/or 2) Career Transition Program (CTAP).* OR*Current or former time-limited (temporary and term) employees of a land management agency eligible for permanent positions under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA). For more information, select the following link: Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA).
This is a Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation.
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Provide leadership and coordination related to the identification, documentation, evaluation and assessment of cultural landscapes and other associated properties. Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Manage the NPS Cultural Landscapes Inventory database program to insure that all information is complete, accurate, and reliable.
- Participate in interdisciplinary teams on projects related to the inventory, assessment, treatment and maintenance of cultural landscapes by developing Cultural Landscape Inventories (CLIs).
- Add information to and update the List of Classified Structures (LCS).
- Prepare Cultural Landscape Reports (CLRs).
- Prepare landscape preservation maintenance plans.
- Serve on teams preparing Cultural Resources Stewardship Assessments on properties within NPS sites in the Pacific West Region.
- Perform on-site inspections and assessments of cultural landscapes to evaluate condition and assess significance.
- Direct a complex program of cultural landscape preservation activities that involve complex issues that may impact a wide variety of park issues.
- Exercise professional judgment in accomplishing project research, developing site histories, establishing resource significance, and documenting existing conditions for NPS properties through the application of National Register of Historic Places bulletins, guidelines, and criteria as applied to cultural landscapes.
- Prepare information in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 and Section 110, and with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
- Work with regional and park staff to develop treatment and maintenance recommendations.
- Meet with park staff to collect management data and conduct research in park, local and national archives, as needed.
- Assist with site and park planning throughout the region. This includes some participation in planning efforts as well as the review of park plans that impact cultural landscapes.
- Work with park and regional office staff to develop landscape stabilization and treatment recommendations.
- Prepare or oversee preparation of scopes of work that clearly define the objectives and requirements of the project for A/E design or documentation services.
- Develops work plans for interns and/or seasonal employees that may be hired to contribute to the cultural landscape program.
25% or less - On average, 1-5 days of travel per month is required to meet work demands.
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0807 Landscape Architecture
- Architects, Landscape
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship required.
- Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
- Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
- Direct Deposit: Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
- Time-in-Grade:Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- Incidental Driving: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 driver's 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 driver's 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 driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.
- Probationary Period: If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
- Travel: You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 5 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
- Government Charge Card: You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
BASIC REQUIREMENT:Applicants must meet at least one of the series requirements below:
HISTORIAN GS-0170, Basic Requirement: Successful completion of a 4-year degree in history; or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history.
- OR- A combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT GS-0807, Basic Requirement: Successful completion of a degree in landscape architecture or landscape design.
- OR- A combination of education and experience that includes 1 year of experience for each year short of graduation, under professional leadership and guidance of such character and diversity as to be a satisfactory substitute for the required education. This experience must have included original landscape design.
In addition, applicants must meet the SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE requirement as listed below:
To qualify for this position at the GS-12 grade level, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: utilizing professional landscape architecture and historic preservation theories, practices, and techniques related to the preservation of cultural landscapes; developing solutions to cultural resource management program issues; developing, applying and evaluating various Federal environmental laws regarding cultural landscape management; or facilitating focus groups to elicit feedback on controversial resource, scientific or collections issues related to cultural landscape management.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".
Volunteer Experience: 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; spiritual; 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.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institutionwith your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
Physical Demands: The work is basically sedentary with occasional physical activity (walking, climbing, bending, stooping) during fieldwork, and may require visits to remote sites which require walking or riding over rough, uneven surfaces. Documentary research and report writing work is sedentary, which entails the ability to concentrate and write for long periods of time. Must be able to obtain and possess a valid driver's license.
Working Conditions:The work is performed in both an office setting and occasionally in the field as required to perform on-site investigations and inspections.
Telework: 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.
ICTAP/CTAP: Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Well qualified means that the applicant meets the following: OPM qualification standards for the position; all selective placement factors, where applicable; special qualifying conditions that OPM has approved for the position, where applicable; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and is rated by the organization at least at the well qualified level on all competencies. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(2) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP/ICTAP eligible.
If you are selected for Federal employment, you will be required to fill out a Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306, prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on your application may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work. Also, you may be punished by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001).
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
- Administration and Management
- Technical Competence
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- Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/23/2018.
- Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
- A complete Occupational Questionnaire
- Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentationsuch as:
- Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, such as the initial hire, promotion, or reassignment, showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 unless it provides the necessary information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held.
- Veterans Preference Documentation (e.g. DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter as appropriate)
- LMWFA Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.
- Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
- Veterans Preference Documentation:
- If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.
- If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
- If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
- Due Weight for Performance Appraisals and Awards:
- Please submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and a list of any incentive awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. You must provide performance appraisal/evaluation and incentive award documentation which will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will use this documentation to assign a due weight point value to be considered during the overall selection process. If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please submit a statement as to why it is not available, and if it was at an acceptable level. If you fail to submit this documentation, it will result in no points being assigned by the selecting official during the selection process.
- Documentation that you meet Selective Factors.
- College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
- Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position. Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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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. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/23/2018. * WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.*
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Pacific West Regional Office 333 Bush Street Suite 500 San Francisco, CA US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499843400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 05/16/2018 to 05/23/2018
Salary: $79,570 to $115,157 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 12
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent