Park/Program Manager (Superintendent), GS-0340/0025-13/14


Vacancy ID: 838356   Announcement Number: PWROPI-13-035 MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 337228400

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 838356
1. Title of Job

Park/Program Manager (Superintendent), GS-0340/025-13/14
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10. Lowest Grade

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19. Job Preference

Select at least one job preference code. Please note that you must select at least one code but you may select both codes if applicable. You must provide supporting documentation as applicable and required for the job preference code selected. Each code is defined below.
1 Competitive Merit Promotion - this includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service.
2 Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities - this includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this position.

20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Park Manager (Superintendent)
002 Program Manager (Superintendent)

21. Geographic Availability

153002001 Kailua Kona, HI

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23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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.

A. GS-0025 Park Manager: I have managed, directed, or served as a program specialist in implementing programs related to the protection, conservation or management of park or other public land areas with a mission of resource preservation and providing for visitor enjoyment. Such programs would include cultural or natural resource management, recreation management, interpretation, law enforcement involving the protection of natural or cultural resources, concessions, administration, maintenance, or other programs directly related to park operations. My experience most closely relates to the GS-0025 Park Management occupation as described above.

B. GS-0340 Program Manager: I have managerial experience that was acquired by managing one or more of the following types of programs: cultural, biological or geological resources; recreation planning; interpretation; resource and visitor protection; concessions; administrative programs; or maintenance planning and management that included facilities, utilities, and roads and trails for a public use area). My management responsibilities included planning & implementing substantive operations or programs; directing the work of others; solving & making decisions on complex problems; managing fiscal and human resources; strategic thinking & innovation; and public outreach and communications for a complex program or programs. My experience most closely relates to the GS-0340 Program Management occupation as described above.

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.

A. I possess the supervisory experience described above.

B. I do not have supervisory experience as described above.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT

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.

A. I posses at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level performing the following duties: 1) providing leadership and direction for the strategic planning, management, and operation of National Park Service (or similar) functions and activities; 2) managing park or public lands and making key operational decisions regarding budget, personnel, and program execution; 3) describing strategic priority setting conducted for an organizational unit; and 4) describing effective and timely decisions regarding significant or controversial issues.
B. I do not have the specialized experience at the GS-12 level described above to qualify for this position.

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.

A. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level performing the following: 1) providing leadership and direction for the strategic planning, management, and operation of National Park Service (or similar) functions and activities; 2) managing park or public lands and making key operational decisions regarding budget, personnel, and program execution; 3) describing strategic priority setting conducted for an organizational unit; 4) describing effective and timely decisions regarding significant or controversial issues; and 5) identifying experience in effective supervision of subordinate supervisors.
B. I do not have the specialized experience at the GS-13 level described above to qualify for this position.

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.

A- I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have completed formal education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular and reoccurring part of a job. I have performed it independently with normal/minimal supervision.
E- I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

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.