Selectee serves as the Park Manager (Superintendent) of two units; Springfield Armory National Historic Site and Coltsville National Historical Park with responsibility for the preservation, interpretation, maintenance, administration, and development of the parks, and the safety and well-being of staff, volunteers, and visitors for the parks.
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Provides direction, management, supervision, and evaluation of park programs ensuring effectiveness and cost efficiency.
Provides leadership in the development of policies, standards and procedures which govern the professional conduct of work related to the administration and implementation of the programs.
Serves as the focal point in both parks for providing leadership, motivation, direction, and decisions required to implement and carry out multiple use and natural/cultural resource management.
Supervisory Responsibilities - provides administrative and technical supervision to subordinate staff who provide administrative and technical supervision/direction of the park to facilitate work.
Program Responsibilities - responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating resource management programs; coordinate land resource planning and management with various agencies and government entities.
Leadership and Planning - directs/supervises the full range of planning, organizing, development, control and evaluation of operations and management of programs for both parks.
Communications - represents the NPS and the parks in primary communications. Sets the tone and expectation for the quality and responsiveness of the necessarily frequent and consistent communications with various individuals.
Natural and Cultural Resource Protection - responsible for overseeing and managing natural and/or cultural resource protection of the parks.
Visitor Use and Interpretation - sets direction and standards for the Interpretation and Visitor Services Program that represents major divergent themes including natural, cultural, historic, and recreational.
Administration and Operations - takes action to identify, obtain and direct financial and human resources necessary to accomplish the mission of the parks.
Partnerships - builds coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, non profit and private sector organizations, to achieve common goals.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0025 Park Ranger
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
Valid state driver's license required.
NPS uniform required.
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. You must select an eligibility on the assessment questionnaire. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.
To qualify for this position at the GS-14 grade level, you must possess the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:
EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level directing and/or managing a park or similar park and land unit program, in natural and cultural resource management, partnerships, concessions and land management, recreation management, interpretation, law enforcement involving the protection of natural and/or cultural resources, all aspects of administration, construction and maintenance, or other related work
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 mm/yy beginning and ending date and exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".
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