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Open & Closing Dates: 02/25/2019 - 03/18/2019
This is a Career Seasonal position. (Additional information on Career Seasonal identified below).
**Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: A one time relocation/recruitment incentive may be authorized.
Career-seasonal positions include all the benefits of permanent employment, but does not provide employment on a full year-round basis. Selectee will be in a non-pay/non-duty status for at least 2 weeks to 6 months per year based on project requirements or weather conditions. Selectee is guaranteed to work at least 6 months but not more than 50 weeks per year, the position is anticipated to work 50 weeks per year. The period of non-pay status for this position will be in December.
As Project Management Specialist provides engineering expertise for the design and construction of simple-to-complex multi-disciplined projects with the goal of improving visitor experience and protecting and restoring natural and cultural resources. Projects include: rehabilitating visitor centers, developing campsites, replacing lodging facilities, constructing employee housing, replacing water and wastewater systems and treatment facilities, relocating underground utilities, reconstructing roads, removing and replacing bridges, rebuilding trails, constructing parking and bus facilities, developing new public transportation system, removing or reusing administrative structures, rehabilitating mechanical and electrical systems and restoring park acreage to its natural state.
Performs contracted and in-house engineering designs, coordinating with other technical specialists to ensure building systems and infrastructure are in compliance with applicable standards. Monitors, coordinates, reviews, and assesses the technical adequacy of plans, provides specification requirements for projects. Using value based decision methodology, analyzes project designs and specifications for possible alterations that would reduce costs without any subsequent degradation to the quality or scope of the project.
Work consists of simple-to-complex, multi-disciplinary design and construction projects with challenges arising from multiple points, such as unusual, highly sensitive natural or cultural resource planning issues; multi-year phasing (affecting schedules and funding); high visibility, controversial, significant political interest and oversight; possible jurisdictional disputes; the need to apply advanced judgment to critical issues, and problems requiring unique approaches and solutions. Responsibility for the successful completion and execution of multiple projects which requires the ability to manage multiple projects in different phases of design and construction simultaneously.
Job Family (Series):
0801 General Engineering
0807 Landscape Architecture
Supervisory Status: No
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: Work is mostly sedentary (extended periods of time working at a computer), with some walking in the parks during scoping and pre-design activities, and at construction sites during field orientation, and final/post inspection phases. There is some stooping, bending, standing, and lifting of objects up to 30 pounds. Because of project demands, considerable personal stress is ever-present. Frequently, the work requires long hours of tedious attention to detail and may include periods of intense stress because of short deadlines and changing priorities. Requires some walking over rough, uneven, rocky terrain or slippery surfaces in elevations from 500 ft. to 7,000 ft and in temperatures from 20 F to 115 F.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office as well as in the field. Office work will require the ability to sit for extended periods of time working at a computer. Field work includes exposure to extreme weather conditions (over 100 degrees F), steep and uneven terrain, pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects and wild animals. Work sites may occur at various points along a steep elevation gradient, in a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters at low elevations and mild summers and frigid winters at high elevations. Work requires hiking in a mountainous area (elevations above 5000 feet) over a rough and uneven terrain with backpack/tools up to several miles in a day.
Work typically requires the daily operation of a motor vehicle on steep mountainous roads. Skill and knowledge to operate vehicles in a variety of conditions (i.e. - rain, fog) over a variety of mountain roads including highways, narrow roads with various surfaces, and on steep winding grades. Work includes driving to sites up to 150 miles from park headquarters.
Housing information: Government housing (some accessible to persons with disabilities) within the park MAY be available on a limited/bid basis, and assigned based on management needs.
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.
Air Quality: Poor air quality afflicts Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, especially during summer months - generally May to October. High ozone levels may be the most harmful pollutant here. In summer months,concentrations often exceed the federal ozone health standards. For more information: http://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/airqualityinfo.htm
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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. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/11/2019. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.
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Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
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.
You may be required to work overtime.
You may be subject to shift rotation, night, early morning, holiday and/or weekend work.
If you are a new employee in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
You may be required to travel overnight away from home typically in-park travel, however you may occasionally be required to travel for conferences/meetings. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
This Interdisciplinary position may be filled in any of the following series. Candidates must meet the Selective Factor AND at least one of the Basic Requirements AND Specialized Experience Requirements below.
SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position must possess a valid state issued professional engineering or architecture license (any state is acceptable). You must include a copy of your state issued license in your application material. If you do not meet this requirement, you will be considered not qualified for this position.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS for General Engineer, GS-0801: Possess a degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. -OR- A combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: Professional registration -- Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions; Written Test-- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico; Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A; Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS for Landscape Architect, GS-0807: Successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher 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.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS for Architect, GS-0808: Successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in architecture or a related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least 30 semester hours were in architectural design, AND 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems. -OR- A combination of education and experience including college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, AND a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience in engineering, landscape architecture, or architecture work related to construction, planning and design projects that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties described in this announcement. To be qualifying this experience must be equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes performing work under general supervision in order to resolve planning, design and construction issues that are controversial or impact directly on an organization's mission and policy: independently plans and carries out the work, establishes specific priorities, and resolves most technical problems without the supervisory intervention. Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team in construction planning and design; works as a Contracting Officers Representative (COR) on engineering, landscape architecture, or architecture-type contracts; uses project management software to collect, analyze, calculate, and report project data.
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.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer 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".
You must submit legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with 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.
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 Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.
Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and 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 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 are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Building and Construction
Manages and Organizes Information
Planning and Evaluating
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/11/2019:
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
Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
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.
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 qualified at 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.
2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Pay Scale & Grade = GS12 ($73,375 - $95,388 Salary) See https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2019/RUS.pdf for current Pay Scale.
Internal Number: PW-1548-SEKI-19-10428059-
About Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. More than 20,000 strong, the uncommon men and women of the National Park Service share a common trait: a passion for caring for the nation's special places and sharing their stories.
This position is located in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, in the Division of Maintenance and Construction, in the Ash Mountain Park Headquarters sub-district.
The Parks' dramatic landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity--huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees. These two parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley. Weather varies a lot by season and elevation, which ranges from 1,370' to 14,494'.
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