National Park Service Historic Landscape Architect in Omaha, Nebraska
Summary Government housing is not available Open to the first 75 applicants or until 08/05/2021 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. Responsibilities The incumbent of this position serves as a historical landscape architect in the Cultural Resources Program of the legacy Midwest Region (MWR), now referenced as DOI Regions 3, 4, 5, and is duty stationed in the Midwest Regional Office in Omaha, Nebraska. As part of the MWR Cultural Resources Program's park support group, the incumbent is responsible for providing historical landscape architectural expertise for the identification, documentation, planning and preservation of cultural landscapes and other associated properties located within the 58 National Park units in the 13 states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The incumbent will be supervised by the Historic Structures and Cultural Landscapes Program Lead, who oversees work in architecture and landscapes for the parks in the MWR.Primary responsibilities include working both independently and as a team member on projects related to the inventory, assessment, treatment and maintenance of cultural landscapes by developing and revising Cultural Landscape Inventories (CLIs), adding information to and updating the List of Classified Structures (LCS), providing information for Cultural Landscape Reports (CLRs), and identifying landscape preservation maintenance projects for properties in parks in the Midwest Region. In addition, this position will serve on teams preparing Cultural Resources Condition Assessments for parks in the Midwest Region, while extra duties as assigned may include sometimes extensive collaborative assistance to planning, facilities, and other cultural resources programs. This work involves exercising professional judgement in accomplishing project research, developing site histories, establishing resource significance, analyzing, and evaluating integrity, and documenting existing conditions for NPS properties in accordance with National Register of Historic Places bulletins, guidelines, and criteria as applied to cultural landscapes. The work also requires the person to have the ability to prepare information related to the treatment, preservation, planning and design, and maintenance of cultural landscapes, as noted above, in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act, and that is consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Work includes travel to parks and occasional physical activity (walking, climbing, bending, stooping) during fieldwork, and may infrequently require potential overnight visits at remote sites which require hiking, backpacking, or riding over rough, uneven surfaces. Travel schedules vary; however, the incumbent may need to travel a few days a month and on occasion may need to be in travel status for a period of five to fourteen days depending on the seasonal field conditions and location. Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level. Requirements Conditions of Employment US. 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. 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 4 nights per month. You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority. Qualifications All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-08/05/2021-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 for each federal position listed as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of qualifying experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. Failure to adequately provide information needed to determine number of hours worked in each position may result in that time not being credited when evaluating qualifying experience. For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement 08/05/2021unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Basic Qualification and the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Standards for Landscape Architect GS-0807. A. An undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture, PLUS a minimum of three (3) years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of Landscape Architecture that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic properties in the United States and its Territories; AND products and activities that demonstrate the successful application of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the practice of historic preservation. or B. A Masters degree in Landscape Architecture with demonstrable course work in the principles, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques of preserving cultural landscapes, PLUS a minimum or two (2) years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of Landscape Architecture that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic properties in the United States and its Territories; AND products and activities that demonstrate the successful application of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the practice of historic preservation. or C. I have a State Government-recognized license to practice Landscape Architecture, PLUS a minimum of two (2) years full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods, and practices of Landscape Architecture that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic properties in the United States and its Territories; AND products and activities that demonstrate the successful application of acquired proficiencies in the discipline to the practice of historic preservation.(Copy of License and supporting documents is required).- AND -You must possess one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: for the GS-11 you must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This Specialized experience such as drafting, preparing and/or coordinating cultural resources projects and/or strategies for the resources management plan and/or specific actions plans pertaining to the management and protection of cultural resources. You must include hours per week worked. -OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least . You must include transcripts to support three (3) years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Landscape Architecture or Landscape Design. TRANSCRIPTS must include your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking or you will be rated ineligible. -OR- Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. 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 To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. 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. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. Promotion to the full performance level is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor. Physical Demands: The work is generally sedentary requiring mental more than physical stamina. Frequent travel to meetings is required, sometimes in remote locations. Working Conditions: Most of the work is performed in an office environment, with occasional visits to field sites that ma require walking outdoors for short periods over uneven terrain. The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster. Current surplus and current or former displaced Federal individuals who have special priority selection rights under the 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. Well qualified means that the applicant meets the following: OPM qualification standards for the position; all selective placement factors, where applicable; special qualifying conditions that OPM has approved for the position, where applicable; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and is rated by the organization at least at the well qualified level on all competencies. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(2) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of their 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/ICTAP eligible. If you are selected for Federal employment, you will be required to fill out a Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306, prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on your application may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work. Also, you may be punished by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001). 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.