Select at least one occupational specialty code.
BASIC OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT
1. The duties of this position have been determined to meet the occupational definitions for GS-0025 Park Manager or GS-0340 Program Manager. From the descriptions below, select the A or B response that best describes your background.
QUALIFICATIONS - SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENT
2. This position supervises subordinate supervisors. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate qualifying supervisory experience as indicated by the following competencies: holds self and others accountable for high-quality results and delivering high quality customer service; makes effective and timely decisions that may be controversial; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions or unexpected obstacles; lives by and models high ethical standards; interpersonal skills; problem solving; dealing with pressure; oral and written communication skills; manages and resolves conflicts; is creative and innovative; develops staff and inspires team commitment and cooperation; understands and maintains awareness of the organization's impact on stakeholder communities and organizations; manages finances; persuades others, builds consensus, and gains cooperation; and leverages diversity.
In addition to supervisory experience, applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to fully perform the duties and responsibilities associated with the job.
3. From the descriptions below, select the response that best describes how your experience meets the specialized experience requirements for this position at the GS-13 level. Your resume must clearly support the response you selected or you will be rated as not qualified.
4. From the descriptions below, select the response that best describes how your experience meets the specialized experience requirements for this position at the GS-14 level. Your resume must clearly support the response you selected or you will be rated as not qualified.
ABILITY TO PLAN, MANAGE AND LEAD A COMPLEX PARK OR SIMILAR LAND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
All applicants complete the following - failure to respond to the following questions may result in a lower rating score. Indicate your level of experience, education and/or training as it relates to your ability to perform the work of this position. You must document these skills in your resume. This means, for example, that if you rate yourself at the expert level (e) for a skill or task, you must document when you have supervised or trained others doing that skill or task. If you leave any question blank your score may be negatively impacted. Your ratings are subject to change if discrepancies exist between your responses and supporting documents.
5. Manage complex and diverse park/land management programs, such as administration, natural and cultural resources, resource/visitor protection, education and interpretation and facilities management.
6. Manage a busy (visitation/staffing) operation complicated by geographic dispersion of resources and employees.
7. Develop/approve resource protection plans that are simple and concise, and identify the protection methods that will be applied to protect lands, natural and cultural resources, and to provide for visitor use and facility development.
8. Develop recommendations and documents for the planning, programming, and distribution of a large budget (several million dollars).
9. Develop an overall vision and strategic plan for advancing the mission of an organization.
10. Manage all aspects of an integrated safety program, including training, mentoring, and program evaluation.
11. Consult with staff in other organizational units and the private sector, to provide and receive professional guidance on issues concerning park (or similar) management and development.
ABILITY TO SUPERVISE AND KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
12. Assure that all supervisory and human resource management responsibilities are carried out in accordance with Federal laws and policies including the recruitment, selection, training, counseling, and evaluation of permanent, temporary, and seasonal employees.
13. Delegate and coordinate the work of others to effectively achieve the overall managerial goals of a multi-functional organization.
14. Direct the development and review the status of annual work plans, performance standards, uniform standards, and standard operating procedures through subordinate supervisors.
15. Monitor and evaluate the performance of subordinate supervisors and/or staff for compliance with the annual performance standards.
16. Direct the development and oversee the management of all aspects of an integrated safety program, including training, mentoring, and program evaluation.
17. Supervise a multidisciplinary staff and encourage high performance through a variety of motivational techniques.
18. Ensure the active application of EEO legal requirements to promote achieve and maintain a highly skilled and diverse workforce.
19. Ensure diversity and nondiscrimination in selection, retention, training, and the terms and conditions of employment.
SKILL IN PARTNERSHIPS, LEGISLATIVE RELATIONS, COMMUNITY AND MEDIA RELATIONS AND BUILDING COLLABORATIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH DIVERSE INTEREST GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS
20. Develop and maintain partnerships with cooperators, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to plan and accomplish projects of mutual interest and benefit.
21. Represent an organization, such as a park or recreational area, in working with cooperating associations, partners, concessioners, other federal offices, state offices, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, private organizations, and professional associations.
22. Interact on behalf of the federal government with congressional members and staffs.
23. Coordinate with local/state/federal agencies on the proposal or implementation of new programs/policies.
24. Represent the federal government on issues characterized by a high level of political sensitivity.
25. Negotiate on behalf of the federal government to resolve controversial issues.
26. Manage special events and incidents such as commemorations, document signings, dignitary visits and anniversary celebrations.
ABILITY TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE COMPLEX AND CONTROVERSIAL POLICIES, PROJECTS AND PRIORITIES, SOLVE PROBLEMS, AND ACHIEVE RESULTS
27. Resolve difficult or controversial problems and ensure effective communications across organizational lines.
28. Communicate in situations that require tact and diplomacy.
29. Convey complex verbal and written communication in easily understood formats.
30. Prepare written reports on program status and accomplishments.
31. Make decisions by soliciting, proposing and examining alternatives.
32. Work as part of an interdisciplinary team accomplishing management level objectives.
33. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships, including negotiation and conflict resolution, with park (or similar) management and staff, stakeholders, cooperators, other governmental organizations, and local communities.
34. Consult and negotiate with program specialists, other management officials, contractors, the local business community, special interest groups, members of the general public and local, State, and Federal legislators, to identify issues, develop solutions, and initiate new policies or procedures.