National Park Service Park Chief of Administration/Business Manager in Washington, District Of Columbia

National Park Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 9/30/2016 (25 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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 position is also being advertised for candidates with Merit Promotion eligibility (Status Candidates). It can be found on Search for Vacancy Announcement number NPS-NCR-NACE-16- 1759613-KJJ or by title/series and location.

As Chief of Business Management for National Capital Parks-East, you will help us achieve NPS goals through developing and instituting expert business practices that increase accountability and effectiveness. Program areas include budget and finance, procurement and contracting, general administration, property, fleet and human resources.

National Capital Parks - East (NACE) consists of 16 parks spread across the urban and suburban areas of the District of Columbia and Maryland. These parks have a wide range of natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources. NACE includes a variety of unique national parks, from vast urban green spaces along the Anacostia River corridor to beloved neighborhood national parks that date to the L'Enfant Plan, as well as multiple historic parks that honor heroes of American history including Frederick Douglass, Mary McLeod Bethune and Carter G. Woodson. Staffed by an energetic and all-new management team, NACE is expanding key partnerships and tackling projects that advance the NPS Urban Agenda, including restoring the Anacostia River corridor, revitalizing historic homes, engaging new communities, and connecting residents and visitors with their parks.

NACE parks attract national and international visitation, as well as having strong connections with ethnically and culturally diverse local communities. Due to their proximity to the Capitol, park issues regularly receive high political interest and are visited by U.S., state, local, international, departmental, and agency dignitaries and staff.

Join our dynamic and growing team to help make this a signature urban park, engage local communities and international visitors alike, and make a difference in D.C. national parks and beyond.

APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION. Please read the entire announcement before you apply. To view the entire announcement, select "Print" above "Job Summary."


The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides accurate and reliable advice by planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all administrative functions of the park.
  • Plans and prioritizes a wide variety of administrative work.
  • Plans, manages, directs, and supervises all matters pertaining to budget and finance.
  • Plans, develops, and executes procurement and property management programs.
  • Administers a human resources management program.
  • Supervises permanent employees, temporary employees, and volunteers.
  • Prepares schedules for completion of work based on customer service standards.
  • Makes decisions to ensure the efficient timely workflow within varying time frames.
  • Provides management advisory services.
  • Researches and investigates new or improved business and management practices.
  • Resolves problems and ensures effective communications.
  • Uses office automation tools. Physical Demands:Most of the work is performed indoors in an office setting. There may be some extended walking through facilities, carrying light items, or driving an automobile. Mentally stressful and taxing situations are frequently present.

Work Environment: The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions typical of places such as offices, meeting and training rooms, and commercial vehicles.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel may be required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation may be authorized
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Svs.
  • Relevant experience and/or education (See Qualification and Evaluations).
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation
  • Incumbent must wear a National Park Service Uniform
  • Possess and maintain a valid State or District of Columbia driver’s license

In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Monday, October 31, 2016

Specialized Experience for GS-12 level: Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level.

Examples of specialized experience: business operations, planning, managing, executing, evaluating and facilitating complex National Park Service administrative program and operations such as: budget, finance, property management, contracting, agreements, personnel, information technology, revenue and fee business, travel functions, concessions, payroll, and records management. Applying a variety of Federal laws, regulations and policies. Serving as a senior advisor to management on administrative programs, long/short term goal-oriented planning and accomplishment of work through coordination of paid staff, volunteers, partners, local, state and federal entities.

If selected at the lower grade level: The incumbent will work under close supervision performing the overall duties and responsibilities as described in the full performance level of the position description, until the employee has acquired sufficient familiarity with the office policies, procedures, and objectives to assume the full range of assignments.

Specialized Experience for GS-13 level: Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level.

Examples of specialized experience: business operations, planning, managing, executing, evaluating and facilitating the full range of all aspects of a complex National Park Service administrative program and operations. Supervision of administrative and/or program staff engaged in administrative programs and support functions such budget, finance, property management, contracting, agreements, personnel, information technology, revenue and fee business, travel functions, concessions, payroll, shipping/receiving, and records management; applying a variety of Federal laws, regulations and policies, in areas such as: acquisition management, payroll systems, business practices and operations, legal and regulatory aspects of the use of funds, and organizational program audits, planning and development and Standard Operating Procedures development. Serves as a senior advisor to management on administrative programs, long/short-term-goal-oriented planning and accomplishment of work through coordination of paid staff, volunteers, partners, non-profit organizations and local, state and federal entities.

Resume must reflect the responses to the online questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc.) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritus); community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translate directly to paid employment. You may receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


  • Appointment will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. Under the requirements of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), all new Federal Employees must pass a background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
  • To be eligible for appointment to this position, the new hire must be cleared to come on board once the results of the fingerprint check, review of the OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and the candidate's Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (eQIP) entries have been reviewed and determined to be satisfactory. A credit check may be required for this position if any financial issues arise during the background investigation process.
  • New employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.
  • NPS uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with National Park Service uniform standards.
  • Applicants must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license or District of Columbia driver's license.
  • This is not a drug tested position; however all Federal government employees are subject to reasonable suspicious testing as appropriate.
  • One year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Incumbent will be required to work outdoors, often under adverse conditions.
Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. After making a tentative job offer we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation.


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Annual and Sick Leave: Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run and provide you with the appropriate forms.

Other Information

Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations.

Salary Range: $77,490.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0341-12/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 447856400

Job Announcement Number: NPS-NCR-NACE-16-1777137-KJJ