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Deputy Ethics Counselor

Company name
Us National Park Service

Salary
$134,789.00 to $164,200.00

Location
Washington, DC

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Open & closing dates

02/14/2018

to

02/28/2018

Salary

$134,789 to $164,200 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 15

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes

You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Transfer

Individuals with a disability

Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Merit Promotion, VEOA

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Announcement number

WO-1614-COMP-18-10140231-MP

Control number

491334100

Duties

Duties

Summary

This position is located within the Washington Headquarters Office, of the National Park Service (NPS) and reports to the Deputy Director for Management and Administration. As the Deputy Ethics Counselor, you will manage the Service's Ethics program, overseeing all ethics activities, developing policy guidance, overseeing field advisory services, servicing as the NPS' internal control point for ethics complaints and conflicts of interests, helping NPS officials avoid ethical conflicts or the appearance thereof, and serving as the liaison with the Departmental Ethics Office (DEO).

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Current and former Federal employees with status, or who are reinstatement eligible; veterans eligible under the VEOA authority, or who are 30% or more disabled; applicants eligible under special appointing authorities such as individuals with targeted disabilities, certain military spouses, former Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc. For more information, select the following link(s): 1) Merit Promotion

, 2) Status Candidate

, and/or 3) Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)

This is a Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation.

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Responsibilities

The NPS is looking for an innovative individual with strong leadership skills to manage the NPS Ethics Program. The NPS has recently committed additional resources to increase Ethics staffing, so this is a unique opportunity to build a model Ethics program from the ground up. The Deputy Ethics Counselor will supervise a team of full-time Associate Ethics Counselors providing ethics policy guidance, advice and training to over 19,000 NPS employees in parks and program offices across the country. Specifically, you will:

Provide strategic leadership for the NPS Ethics Program, including developing a vision, goals, priorities and standards for the program.

Assist the Department of Interior Ethics Counselor in the development and implementation of the agency-wide Ethics Program.

Supervise a team of Associate Ethics Counselors and provide policy oversight for the work of collateral duty Assistant Ethics Counselors at the local level.

Develop and implement Servicewide ethics policies and procedures.

Develop, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of an annual ethics training program for NPS employees.

Administer the financial disclosure system for NPS employees.

Review senior-level employee requests to engage in outside activities, attend widely attended gatherings, accept gifts and donations, accept payments from non-Federal sources, and to serve as officers/liaisons in outside organizations.

Ensure that NPS Ethics Program remains relevant with emerging trends such as public private partnerships and philanthropy.

Represent the National Park Service Ethics Program in interactions with senior executives and board members of NPS partners such as philanthropic groups, cooperating associations, educational institutions and concessioners.

Perform the full range of supervisory, as well as other human resources related responsibilities.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

15

Job family (Series)

0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship required.

Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

Male applicants must meet Service Registration Act requirements

Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.

Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service).

If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.

You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.

You will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 on an annual basis.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position at the GS-15 grade level, you must possess the following specialized experience by closing date of the announcement:

Experience: At least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level or higher in the Federal service that must include: (1) providing advice including individual counseling and written opinions to senior officials, managers and employees on Federal ethics statutes and regulations; (2) administering Federal financial disclosure requirements; (3) conducting briefings or training of senior level staff on Federal ethics status and regulation, (4) composing policy and guidance memoranda on Federal ethics statutes and regulations; and (5) providing leadership and supervision to staff.

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

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as varies.

Education

There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

Additional information

Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary.

Working Conditions: The work is performed in an office setting.

The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

Leadership

Managing Human Resources

Teaching Others

Technical Competence

Writing

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/28/2018.

Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.

A complete Occupational Questionnaire

Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentation such as: Federal employees must submit a copy of their latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, such as the initial hire, promotion, or reassignment, showing position title, series, grade and tenure (please do not submit an Award SF-50 unless it provides the necessary information) and, if different, an SF-50 showing highest permanent grade ever held.

Veterans Preference Documentation (e.g. DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter as appropriate)

Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as: Veterans Preference Documentation:

If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15

. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives

If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.

If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15

, and if applicable, a completed SF15

. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov

or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.

Due Weight for Performance Appraisals and Awards: Please submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and a list of any incentive awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and incentive award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will use this documentation to assign a due weight point value to be considered during the overall selection process.

If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please submit a statement as to why it is not available, and if it was at an acceptable level. If you fail to submit this documentation, it will result in no points being assigned by the selecting official during the selection process.

Documentation that you meet Selective Factors.

College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.

Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan

consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.

Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/28/2018. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES. Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account

Prompted to Start the Application Process by selecting Start Application. Click here for USAJobs Help with How to create an application

To PREVIEW the application questionnaire, select the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10140231

Select or add the resume you want to use for this application. Click here on how to build a resume in USAJOBS

Select documents you want included in this application.

Review package to acknowledge your documents were reviewed.

Select if you want to include your demographic information.

After reading and certifying the application is true and submitted in good faith, select Continue to Agency Site.

Follow onscreen prompts and instructions to complete your application.

Add the supporting documents by indexing your documents with the dropdown. Upload any missing required documents or optional documents.

Review and Submit Application.

While logged in, you can check the status of your application by selecting next to the job title for this position.

You can review or revise your application at any point during the open period of the announcement. To update an application, you should log into your USAJOBS account and select next to the job title for this position. Select Update Application for this job.

Note: When you click Update Application, you will be prompted to re-select your documents from USAJOBS. Documents submitted with the first application will no longer be associated with the applicant record. So it is important that you select all documents you want to use in the re-application.

Agency contact information

Charlettia Gunter

Phone

(202) 354-1919

Email

charlettia_gunter@nps.gov

Address

Office of the Comptroller

1849 C Street, NW

Washington, DC

US

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Next steps

Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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