Us National Park Service
$54,972.00 to $71,467.00
Open & closing dates
$54,972 to $71,467 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full Time
1 vacancy in the following location:
Harpers Ferry, WV
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
This position is located in the Harpers Ferry Center for Media Services, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Highly skilled, interdisciplinary teams work in collaboration with parks and contractors to develop and produce an array of media products in support of the mission of the National Park Service. Among these are interior exhibits, wayside exhibits, AV productions, AV systems installations, master sign plans, conservation and digital media which are designed to engage a broad spectrum of visitors to communicate key interpretive concepts and other information that helps to ensure a safe and enlightened visit.
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The Project Specialist is responsible for assisting the Project Manager or Manager initiating, establishing, guiding, and controlling complex and multiple media, signage and conservation projects from inception through completion.
Establishes the order or project documentation to ensure overall project administration requirements are met.
Preps project agreements and facilitates their review and approval
Works with Project Manager or Manager to facilitate project budget formulation
Oversees simultaneous, multiple, and complex project budgets with multi-year project funding; identifies key requirements per fiscal year that could impact project implementation
Executive budget administration functions: monitors obligations, certifies expenditures, initiates disbursement of funds, prepares reports and periodic updates, prepares purchase request packages in current financial system, research and processes invoices and undelivered orders and reconciles project accounts
Performs end-of-year budget reconciliation with park Administrative Officers (AO); forecast funding requirement to address project needs for upcoming year(s) with park
Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current career or career conditional civilian Federal employees, residing within the commuting area of Harpers Ferry West Virginia or 30 Percent or More Disabled Veteran, under the Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) or the Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
Background investigation with favorable adjudication
Appointment may require a one-year probationary period
Meet Selective Service Registration Act req. for males born after 12/31/59
Position requires an employment and financial disclosure statement
Selection of Specialty Codes – merit announcements only
You are required to select the method of consideration that
you are applying to when responding to the Occupational Questionnaire. Your choices will be either under competitive
or non-competitive promotion procedures.
We cannot change your selection, and you may apply to both methods, if
eligible. You are required to provide documentation to support your
application. Below are the specialty code and their definitions.
001 – Competitive
Consideration: Current and former
Federal employees with status, who have not
held a position with a full performance level at, or above, this position on a
permanent basis; and Veterans eligible under the VEOA authority.
002 – Special Hiring
Authority or Non-Competitive Consideration:
Individuals who currently or previously held a position with the full
performance level at or above that of the announced position on a permanent
basis; individuals with targeted disabilities; veterans who are 30% or more
disabled; certain military spouses; former Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers; individuals
eligible under the Public Land Corp Authority; Land Management Flexibility Act and other special appointing
Time in grade requirement must be met by closing date of the
announcement. Time in grade means you
must have served in the next lower grade for 52 week.
Applicants must have at least
one-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized
experience is experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge,
skills and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this
For the GS-9, 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 for this position include providing
project management administrative support; creating and maintaining a variety
of project reports, agreements and related documentation; assisting with budget
planning, preparation, and execution; analyzing and evaluating changes in program
or project plans, available funding and their effect on the budget; preparing
financial reports consistent with regulations and guidelines; providing various
administrative services to enable efficient operation of a business or program
Substitution of education for experience:
years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's
degree or equivalent graduate degree with fields of study directly related to
the work of this position.
Combination of Education and Experience:
An equivalent combination of such education and
experience. For example, 6 months
of specialized experience (50% of the experience requirement), and 27 semester
hours or 41 quarter hours of related graduate level college study in an
accredited institution (50% of the qualifying education).
Your program and institution must
be accredited by the Department of Education.
Foreign education is acceptable if it has been evaluated by an
organization recognized by the Department of Education. For a list of accredited institutions, and/or
for a list of organizations that can approve foreign education visit: http://go.usa.gov/29DP
1. All requirements, including time-in-grade, and a complete application with required documentation, must be met and submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of this announcement.
2. Information contained in your application package will be verified as part of the employment and security process.
3. Relevant volunteer work may be credited as paid work if appropriate to the position.
4. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59, and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered, or you will not be eligible for appointment in this agency.
5. NPS employees must personally gather all required documents. The Human Resources staff will not be retrieving or appending documents to your application on your behalf.
6. Telework options: You may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.
Physical Demands: This work is principally sedentary and requires substantial use of computer systems. Deadlines and conflicts associated with media project development may produce stressful situations. The work may require occasional local and out-of-town travel.
Work Environment: Work is performed in an office setting and involves minimal risks and observances of safety precautions. Assignment occasionally require site visits to regional parks/offices for meetings predominately held indoors in an office environment.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A quality review of your application and supporting
documentation will be conducted to verify that your application package is
complete. Your application package is rated based on the duration, level and
quality of your experience, including related volunteer experience, education,
job related training and your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. In addition, you will be evaluated on the
extent to which you meet the following knowledge, skills and abilities for this
of project management principles and processes.
of budget administration processes and requirements.
to organize work and communicate effectively.
To preview the Assessment Questionnaire
click here: TAG: Link to Assessment Questions only.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses
provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all
required documentation, you will be rated ‘ineligible', ‘not qualified', or
your score may be adjusted accordingly.
Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
1. Resume: May be in any format. You must include 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
Federal employment, include your GS or equivalent grade, step, and series; if
military your rank. Applicants should not include privacy information, such as
full social security numbers and dates of birth, race or ethnic identification,
or photographs. Documents containing
privacy information and/or not formatted as stated above will be considered incomplete and will result in loss of consideration.
2. Occupational questionnaire: This
document is part of the on-line application process. If applying via fax,
follow the instructions in the How to apply section of this
3. SF-50 and Annual Performance Appraisal: Submit
a copy of your SF-50
that shows: the highest grade and step that you have held on a permanent basis,
and/or promotion potential if higher than your highest grade achieved, and
career status. If you need to
submit more than one SF-50 to document this information, you may do so. You
must also submit a complete copy of your performance appraisal received within
the past 15 months, i.e, for FY 2016. If
you do not have a current performance appraisal, please submit a statement as
to why it is not available, and submit the most previous. Do not submit copies of annual pay
increases or award SF-50s, as they do not contain the information we are
seeking. If you fail to submit these
documents, it will result in loss of consideration.
4. VEOA applicants/veterans' documentation (if
applicable): You must submit your most current DD-214 documenting your
military status and discharge information. Disabled veterans or derived
preference individuals must also submit a completed form SF 15, Application for
10-point Veterans' Preference; and a letter from the military branch of
service; or from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) issued in 1991 or
later, certifying that the veteran has a permanent service-connected
disability; or a letter from the military branch of service or from the DVA
certifying temporary disability dated within 12 months from the date of
application. For more information on
entitlement see https://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.aspx
(if applicable to the position): Unofficial
transcripts are sufficient for application purposes, but must contain: your
major(s), courses by name and level, including grades and hours, and any
degrees awarded. If qualifying based on
education, or if a requirement of this position, you will be required to submit
an official transcript prior to entry on duty.
We do not make assumptions, so if the information submitted to confirm
your eligibility is not present, you will not be considered.
6. Persons with Disabilities: Individuals
with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric
disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring
authority. To be considered under this
authority, you must provide certified verification of a disability from a
licensed authority. More information is available at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment
7. Displaced Federal employees who qualify for
CTAP/ICTAP: Please visit the s OPM Guide to Career Transition Resources for
complete information, available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructing/employee-guide-to-career-transition
Management Flexibility Act - Applicants who meet eligibility requirements
under The Act may apply for permanent positions (career/career-conditional
appointments) under merit promotion procedures. To be eligible for
consideration, an applicant must provide proof that they currently serve or
have previously served in a land management agency, and been initially been
hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment.
They must also who that they have served in 1 or more time-limited
appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24
months without a break in service of 2 or more years, and performed at an
acceptable level during each period of service. Former land management agency
employees must apply for a position covered by these provisions within 2 years
after their most recent date of separation, and must have been separated, with
respect to their most recent separation, for reasons other than misconduct or
performance. For eligibility requirements and additional information on
the LMFA, please visit: Land Management Eligibility
under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
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.
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
If you are a current Federal employee, your benefits will not change if selected for this position.
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
You are encouraged to apply online,
which is the simplest application method, and will allow you to track the
status of your application. Instructions are provided below:
• To begin, log into USAJOBS, click
Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or to log into your existing account.
Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting
documents and complete the Occupational Questionnaire. To view questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
• Click the Submit My Answers button to
submit your application package.
• To verify your application is
complete, log into your USAJOBS account for confirmation.
If you cannot apply online:
Please visit the following link for further instructions: http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf
reference the vacancy ID which is 1915333
If you experience difficulty using USAJOBS
contact their help desk at: ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov
Agency contact information
1201 Eye Street NW
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Upon closing of the announcement you will receive a
system-generated acknowledgement that your application was received. Qualified
applicants are referred to the selecting official, in accordance with OPM
requirements. Veteran's preference is not applicable in the referral or
selection processes in merit promotion procedures. If further evaluation
or interviews are required, you will be contacted. We inform applicants if they
met the basic requirements for the position, were among the group referred to
the selecting official, and the final outcome of this career opportunity.
These notices will be posted directly to your USAJOBS account.
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
Social security number request
Signature and false statements
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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