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Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is: Program Manager (Superintendent), GS-0340-14
Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is: Munising, MI United States 1 vacancy
Thank you for your interest in the Program Manager (Superintendent), GS-0340, position at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. This position requires the applicant to meet at least one year of specialized experience. Your responses to this questionnaire in conjunction with other portions of your complete application will be evaluated to determine your qualification for this position. Please carefully follow all instructions before submitting your responses. You must select only ONE response for each item. If you change a response, be certain to erase (unclick) the incorrect response before you submit the application. Once you have submitted your application, items with more than one response or items that are left blank will not receive credit.
This is a federal job application system. Providing false information or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be ground for not hiring, for disbarment from federal employment, or for dismissal after you begin work. Falsifying a federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.
YOUR RESUME OR APPLICATION MATERIALS YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL FOUND TO BE NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.
1. From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your experience meets the specialized experience requirements for this Program Manager (Superintendent), GS-0340, position at grade GS-14. Your resume must clearly show that you meet the specialized experience described below. Read all responses before making your selection.A. I have at least one year of specialized experience which demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of park management principles, practices, techniques, laws, and regulations. Experience includes a variety of duties such as managing and supervising park or similar activities with an emphasis on natural management and protection, cultural and resource preservation and protection, visitor use and interpretation, law enforcement, maintenance of physical facilities and administrative programs. To be qualifying such experience must by equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal service.
For each task listed below, select the statement from A through E that best describes your level of experience, education, and/or training. Select only one letter for each task. If you select multiple responses or leave any questions blank, your score will be negatively impacted. Do not over-state or under-state your experience, education and/or training. Your responses must be supported by your resume. You may need to provide detailed explanations of how your past experience or education is related to these tasks.A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
2. Manage the preservation and protection of natural, cultural, wilderness, and recreational resources.
3. Manage historical research.
4. Manage or oversee visitor protection activities.
5. Oversee the planning, development, and operation of a robust interpretive and/or curriculum-based education programs to aid in the understanding of an area's cultural or natural resource themes.
6. Manage activities associated with a comprehensive Interpretive Services program which incorporates multiple themes or a variety of interpretive formats.
7. Manage or oversee the construction, maintenance, and repair of roads, trails, structures, buildings, utilities, or other features located in a park or similar environment.
8. Manage law enforcement, physical security, emergency operations, and/or fire protection activities.
9. Determine long and short range goals for park or similar programs and when a project should be started or stopped.
10. Review use of staff, equipment, and resources in order to ensure work operations are conducted as efficiently as possible.
11. Develop and execute a budget for a park or similar operation.
12. Prepare or oversee the preparation of environmental impact statements or assessments.
13. Interpret and apply Federal and state laws and regulations such as the National Environmental Policy Act, Wilderness Act, Clean Air Act and amendments, Clean Water Act and amendments, the National Historic Preservation Act, and similar legislation.
14. Perform or oversee a variety of administrative functions related to park management such as budget, finance, public relations, staffing, or program evaluation.
15. Conduct or oversee compliance with laws, regulations, and policies related to a park or similar operation.
16. Supervise a variety of volunteer, seasonal, and/or permanent professional, administrative, clerical, and maintenance staff.
17. Assign, direct, and review the work of others in a park or similar environment.
18. Plan and authorize employee training.
19. Deal with employee suggestions, complaints, grievances, or other matters involved in supervising a workforce.
20. Ensure equal opportunity in the recruitment, selection, training, promotions, awards, recognition, or other career development opportunities for a subordinate workforce.
21. Conduct employee performance appraisals.
22. Recommend and take disciplinary actions and terminations.
23. Recommend changes in organizational staffing, prepare position descriptions, and/or plan overall work approach, standards, or priorities.
24. Manage or oversee on-the-job safety and health of employees.
25. Identify and correct job safety or health hazards.
26. Develop and maintain cooperative work relationships with a variety of Federal, state, or local agencies involved in natural, cultural or other park resources.
27. Initiate studies and research to evaluate trends in public use, resource capacity, adverse uses, and/or management practices and procedures in a park or similar environment.
28. Dispense or obtain information and promote understanding to resolve problems, provide services, influence actions, justify, defend, negotiate, or settle issues.
29. Initiate and/or approve letters of agreement, special use permits, or collection permits to cover management functions with government and other agencies, organizations, and/or individuals.
30. Develop and maintain partnerships with a wide variety to constituents to meet park needs and further the mission of the agency.
31. Seek, develop or implement creative, innovative and best practices to meet park needs and further the mission of the agency.
32. Prepare responses to inquiries on controversial issues or public complaints regarding programs, operations, or employee conduct.
33. Communicate ideas to a diversely-educated audience.
34. Represent the NPS on regional and national level interagency policy and management committees.
35. Partner with multiple external publics, the media, or Congress in order to preserve and communicate the relevance of important, historical events and their causes and indicators.
36. Explain complex ideas, issues, or procedures related to park or similar operations.
37. Deal with skeptical, uncooperative, hostile, or threatening individuals.
38. Apply tact, diplomacy, and negotiating and persuasion skills.
39. Knowledge and application of ecologic processes and climate change to park management.
40. Knowledge and application of cultural resources preservation.
41. Understand the principles of sustainability, energy and waste management and how these apply to principles of resource conservation.
42. Engagement in land use, easements, zoning, and environmental protection decision making.
All the information you provide may be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your resume, by checking references, and through other means such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
It is the applicant's responsibility to provide documentation or proof of claimed qualifications, education, veteran's preference, status (SF-50), and/or verification of eligibility for non-competitive appointment. Applicants will not be solicited for further data if that provided is found to be inadequate or incomplete.
43. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status. If you are a current National Park Service Federal employee, you MUST submit a copy of your SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis, and a copy of your most current SF-50 with career or career-conditional status in a competitive service appointment.
Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period.
44. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you:
1 Understand this warning
2 Have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and
3 Verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.
Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you form further consideration for the position.