Join us at the National Park Service!
The National Park Service is seeking an experienced Project Manager to join a fast paced team working with some of the nation's treasured assets - roads, trails, buildings and utilities in Mount Rainier National Park. With over 1.5 million visitors a year, the work has a big impact. You will supervise a historic architect, landscape architect, and engineer, and work with park teams to complete work in a demanding landscape, and protect resources for continued public access. The deadline to apply is October 2, 2020. To learn more about the park, visit here.
The incumbent serves as the park's Project Manager, providing project management and professional advice and guidance on the planning, designing, constructing, expanding, rehabilitating and/or re-purposing of existing and/or new structures, facilities and assets. This position reports to the Chief of Facilities Operations and Maintenance and supervises an Engineer, Historical Architect, and Historical Landscape Architect.
Your major duties will include: - Collaborating with staff from all park divisions to help analyze the problems or needs of all park assets. - Developing projects and cost estimates internally and with the support of technical staff or develop and utilize contracted agreements with Architect/Engineering (A/E) services. - Assisting with the development of schematic design alternatives that meet the requirements determined during pre-design. - Participating in the design process for new facilities, modifications to existing facilities, and cyclic maintenance, repair and/or restoration of facilities. These include but not limited to: rehabilitating visitor centers, developing campsites, replacing lodging facilities, constructing employee housing, replacing water and wastewater systems and treatment facilities, relocating underground utilities, reconstructing roads, removing and replacing bridges, rebuilding trails, constructing parking and bus facilities, removing or reusing administrative structures, and restoring many acres to natural settings. - Engaging in training to acquire and continually maintain a COTR level II certification for the duration of the appointment and ensure that the credential is verified in FAITAS (or the current credential verification system). - Participating in the park's development of short and long-term strategic operations plans and infrastructure investment plans for the park.
To apply, you must use one of these links:
For current federal employees:
For all United States citizens:
For questions, please contact:
Mount Rainier National Park
Tracy Swartout, Deputy Superintendent
Basic Education Requirements continued:Basic Education Requirement for the Landscape Architect GS-0807 series;Successful completion of a bachelor's degree or higher in landscape architecture or landscape design.-OR-Successful completion of a combination of education and experience for each year short of graduation, the applicant must have had one year of experience under professional leadership and guidance of such character and diversity as to be a satisfactory substitute for the required education. Non-degree applicants typically must have experience or study that included site planning; layout of circulation patters; grading and drainage plans; planting plans; collaborating with architects and/or engineers; and the supervision or review of landscape construction. NOTE: The following kinds of experience are not acceptable as professional landscape architectural experience: routine drafting or developing of plans where original investigation s or designs are not involved; laying out or executing illustrations in black and white or in color; nursery work involving the propagation of trees, shrubs, vines; experimental horticultural or landscape, gardening; breeding, testing, propagation, culture, and production of plants, flowers, trees or corps; forestry work involving the management of forest resources for the continuous production of timber, water, forage and other forest values; architectural and engineering work limited to the design of structures; work in city and community planning that relates primarily to the broad social and economic growth of cities and communities and the organization of community service and facilities.Basic Education Requirement for the Architect GS-0808 series;Successful completion of a bachelor's degree in architecture or related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of material and methods of construction and environmental control systems.-OR-Successful completion of a combination of education and experience - college level education, training and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical of the architectural principles, methods, techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by at least one of the following: (a) related Curriculum: Degree in architectural engineering may be accepted as satisfying in full the basic requirements, provided the complete course work in architectural engineering provided knowledge, skills and abilities substantially equivalent to those provided in the courses specified in paragraph A. The curriculum for a degree in either architecture or architectural engineering covers function, esthetics, site, structure, economics, mechanical-electrical, and other engineering problems related to the design and construction of buildings primarily (but not exclusively)intended to house human activates. The courses required for a degree in architecture generally place emphasis upon planning, esthetics and materials and methods of construction, while the courses for an architectural engineering degree place equal or greater weight on the technical engineering aspects such as structural systems, mechanical systems, and the properties of materials. (b) Experience: An applicant lacking a degree in architecture must have had 1 year of experience in an architect's office or in architectural work for each year short of graduation from a program of study in architecture. In the absence of college courses, 5 years of such experience e is required. This experience must have demonstrated that the applicant has acquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture.To meet the basic education requirement, 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.
A Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized for a Federal employee when the employee must move, as directed by the National Park Service (NPS), to a different location at least 50 miles away from the one where his/her position of record 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.A Recruitment Incentive May Be Authorized for a newly selected employee when appointed to a permanent, temporary, or term position. A Federal employee who is transferring to the National Park Service from another Federal agency and who does not meet the conditions under 5 CFR §575.102 are not eligible for a recruitment incentive.This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
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 Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can 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: