National Park Service Management Analyst, GS-0343-09/11 in Fort Collins, Colorado
National Park Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Fort Collins, CO
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (10 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (4 day(s) away)
Who may apply: All U.S. Citizens
The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of all Americans. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country's outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.
Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.
This is a Career/Career-Conditional full-time appointment.
Note: This position is concurrently open under Announcement Number HRCSS-NRSS-17-1704300 under merit promotion procedures. See HRCSS-NRSS-17-1704300 for specific instructions on how to apply under that announcement.
Number of Vacancies: We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.
*Please read the entire announcement before you apply. *
Incumbent reports directly to the Chief of the Social Science Branch (SSB), and is responsible for assisting the Public Use Statistics Manager with collecting, analyzing, and publishing visitation statistics for National Park Service.
Specifically, these duties include the following.
- Assists with maintaining the NPS Public Use Statistics web site and database to receive, manage, and distribute public use statistics.
- Assists with preparing the annual NPS Statistical Abstract and other related publications.
- Assists with conducting audits of park public use statistics collection and reporting.
- Assists with providing technical assistance to NPS parks, regions, other offices, and external parties in the use and interpretation of NPS public use statistics.
ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATION INFORMATION:
Position Location: WASO Natural Resources Stewardship and Science (NRSS). Fort Collins, CO. Please visit http://www.nps.gov for area information.
For specific area and housing information, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact: Bret Meldrum, Branch Chief, 970-267-7295.
- Occasional Travel
- Periodically, travel of 4 or more nights in one month may occur.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Background and/or security investigation is required.
- All documents must be received by closing date.
FACTOR: Specialized Experience and Education Requirements GS-09
Specialized Experience at GS-09: Applicant must possess one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience may include: gathering information to support the development of statistical data; assisting in the preparation of data-driven reports and statistics; auditing data collection processes; maintaining websites and databases; performing related administrative support services for a business or program office.
Education: Applicant must possess a Masters or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field of study that is directly related to the work of the position, which demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to do the work of this position. Directly related graduate study includes course work in park and recreation management, the social sciences, mathematics, or public administration.
Combination of Specialized Experience and Education: Applicant has not completed one full year of specialized experience as described above or the 2 years of graduate study in a field directly-related to the work of this position as shown in education above, but has an equivalent combination of such education and experience. For example, have six months of the specialized experience described above (50% of the experience requirement), and one year (27 semester hours or 41 quarter hours) of directly related graduate level education in an accredited educational institution (50% of the qualifying education).
FACTOR: Specialized Experience and Education Requirements GS-11
*Specialized Experience: *Applicant must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Experience may have been in technical, administrative, management, recreation management, or other public land use related work. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, developing and monitoring visitor use statistics for a park, recreation area or other public use venue; coordinating the collection of data related to resource protection; collecting and analyzing data for presentation to higher levels of management; representing a park or similar organization with internal and external partners to convey information and resolve potential conflicts.
Education: Applicant must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field of study that is directly related to the work of the position, which demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to do the work of this position. Directly related fields include park and recreation management, the social sciences, mathematics, or public administration.
Combination of Specialized Experience and Education: Applicant has not completed one full year of specialized experience as described above, or the three years of graduate study, or Ph.D. degree in a field directly-related to the work of this position as shown above, but has an equivalent combination of such education and experience. For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience (50% of the experience requirement), and 45 semester hours or 68 quarter hours of directly related graduate level college study in an accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education).
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Additional information on the qualification requirements can be viewed on the OPM web site at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the applicable educational provisions have been met. To qualify based on education you must submit a legible copy of transcripts or list of college courses with your name, school name, credit or semester hours, major(s), and a grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education.
Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
For further information on creditable education visit: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.htmland http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements. In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Assessment Questions
The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:
*KSA-1. *Knowledge of analytical evaluative methods and techniques.
*KSA-2. *Knowledge of land management programs, activities, mission and policies regarding public use.
KSA-3. Skill in effective utilization of computer software programs and associated peripheral equipment.
KSA-4. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers, co-workers and external parties.
KSA-5. Ability to effectively organize and present information orally.
KSA-6. Ability to effectively organize and present information in writing.
Basis for rating:
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.
Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories:
Category Group I (Best Qualified) applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.
Category Group II (Well-Qualified) applicants possessing experience and/or education that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Category Group III (Qualified) applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veteran's Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans.
Q - Nonsensitive
What To Expect Next
Once your complete application is received, we will verify your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire against the other supporting application materials you submit, and your final score will be assigned. Based on applicant scores, the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when referral has been made and what the final outcome is. We expect to make a selection within 45 working days of the closing date of this announcement.
The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits to employees. The following web address is provided as a reference to explore the major benefits offered to most employees: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be authorized in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations and current National Park Service permanent change of station policy.
Pre-employment National Agency Check (NACI) must be completed for anyone who doesn't already have this level of clearance prior to entry on duty.
Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license.
Travel is required. Travel 4 nights per month.
This position is eligible for telework with supervisory approval.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law.
CTAP/ICTAP- Qualified individuals applying based on special priority consideration rights under Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. To be considered well-qualified for this purpose, you must clearly meet all qualification requirements specified for this position including any selective factors, and must also clearly meet the fully satisfactory or equivalent level for each of the rating factors (knowledges, skills, abilities, and competencies) required for this position as specified above.
Individuals claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.
Veteran's Preference - If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST clearly identify your claim on your application and provide specific required evidence such as: DD-214, "Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty", or Standard Form 15 (SF-15), "Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference" and proof requested on the form. Failure to submit appropriate supporting documentation will result in NOT granting Veteran's Preference.
Salary Range: $52,642.00 to $82,798.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0343-09/11
Promotion Potential: 11
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 448541800
Job Announcement Number: HRCSS-NRSS-17-1704308