National Park Service Park Manager (Superintendent) in Carlsbad, New Mexico
Summary Carlsbad Caverns National Park, a World Heritage Site, contains 46,776 acres of northern Chihuahuan Desert in the Guadalupe Mountains. More than 130 limestone caves are found within the park, the most famous of which is Carlsbad Cavern, the nation's deepest limestone cave (1,567 feet). Total annual visitation is approximately 400,000. The park has a base operating budget of approximately $6 million and a staff of approximately 72 full-time equivalent employees. Responsibilities As the Superintendent, you will serve as the principal management official overseeing the operations of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. You are delegated authority and responsibility for management, planning, administration, and program control of the park. Elements of the overall program include natural and cultural science research, resource management, visitor protection, interpretation and visitor services, maintenance, public relations, concessions management, administrative services, project management, and planning. Within the boundaries of delegations of authority, legislation, and established policies and procedures, the Superintendent engages partners and manages park activities to ensure maximum utilization of personnel, material, and funds, and the optimum preservation and visitor enjoyment of park features. Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship required. Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication. Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males 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). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided. 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 travel overnight away from home up to 5 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes. 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 All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-08/11/2021-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. To qualify for this position at the GS-15 grade level, you must possess the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: management, assistant or program specialist work involving development and implementation of complex, controversial, and/or sensitive policy related to protection and conservation of park areas or similar operations; directs programs and work through direct and indirect supervision. You must include hours per week worked. 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. Education There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement. Additional Information A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay. A Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized for a Federal employee when the employee must move, as directed by the National Park Service (NPS) either through a management directed reassignment or selection for employment, to a different location at least 50 miles away from the one where his/her position of record held at time of selection is currently located, due to a need of the NPS. A relocation incentive is not the same as a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move and, as such, may be granted in conjunction with one another. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. Physical Demands: A variety of physical demands occur in this position. There may be many days of primarily sedentary work in an office, but the incumbent may be required to participate in strenuous hiking, walking, climbing, and other activities when making site visits. The intensity of the workload and extensive variety of factors that influence this position may result in significant periods of stress activity. Incumbent must be free to travel and to represent the National Park Service in a variety of situations. Working Conditions: The majority of time is spent in an office environment. However, field inspections, evaluations and consultations, and emergencies frequently involve outdoor work where there is exposure to various risks and discomforts associated with a park environment. There are periods of exposure to extreme temperatures during travel and field inspections. Incumbent must be able to endure extreme climatic conditions above ground (10 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, 10% humidity) and 56 degrees Fahrenheit and 98% humidity underground. 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. 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