Supervisory Historian

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Aug 13, 2019
Closes
Aug 17, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The position leads the American Battlefield Protection Program, located in the Preservation Assistance Programs of the Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science Directorate of the National Park Service

Open to the first 100 applicants or until 08/16/2019 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.
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Responsibilities

As Supervisory Historian you will:
  • Oversee, directs and administers operations, policy, direction, and planning, for all programmatic functions of the American Battlefield Protection Program grant programs.
  • Consult with designated Awarding Officer to develop timelines for awarding Preservation Planning and Battlefield Land Acquisition grants.
  • Develop strategic plans for evaluating, updating, and accomplishing program mission.
  • Oversee budget formulation and management and provides accountability for outcomes of American Battlefield Protection Program.
  • Directly supervises four GS-11 and GS-12 National Park Service permanent and term staff and up to three administrative and technical specialist contractors/cooperator.
  • Provide technical expertise, guidance, direction, leadership, and assistance to Federal, State, Tribal, local governments, cooperating and non-profit organizations and institutions.
  • Provide technical expertise regarding the identification, evaluation, documentation, preservation, and interpretation of the built environment associated with battles on American soils.
  • Research and prepare responses to inquires from Congress, the Department, OMB, and private organizations or individuals regarding the status of American Battlefield Protection Program funding, functions and surveys.
  • Ensure that appropriate datasets, including spatial data are accessible to Federal, State and local governments, to the public, and the private sector to accomplish mutual preservation goals.
  • Develop technical guidelines and requests funding and implements projects to accomplish these goals.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

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.
  • 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 a few 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.


Qualifications

To qualify for the Basic Requirements for the History Series, 0170, you must have:

A Degree in history; or related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history.

OR

Combination of education and experience. Courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

AND

In addition to meeting the basic qualifications for the History series, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:

To qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must possess all of the following minimum qualifications by the close of the announcement:

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in Federal Service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include: Comprehensive knowledge of American history regarding the identification, evaluation, documentation, preservation, and interpretation of cultural landscapes associated with American battlefields; authoritative knowledge of and experience applying the principles and practices, and techniques of historic preservation; and knowledge of the financial assistance policies, budget formulation, accounting and financial management.

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

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

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: The work is primarily sedentary. No special physical demands are required, although there may be periods where work involves intense concentration to produce work and meet deadlines. Occasional travel is required. Purposes of travel include on-site inspections of historic properties and attendance at professional conferences and meetings, where workdays may be long or extend into weekends.

Working Conditions: The work environment normally involves everyday risks or discomforts typical of offices, meeting rooms, and archives. The normal work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. Travel for on-site inspections may expose the incumbent to extreme weather conditions and to a construction site environment where appropriate precautions for personal safety are necessary.

The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for situational 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 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:
  • Communications and Media
  • Financial Management
  • History and Archaeology
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Strategic Thinking


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/16/2019.
  • 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)
    • Documentation for the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibility, which includes ALL Appointment AND Termination SF-50s for EACH appointment as well as ALL performance evaluations, for each qualifying period of temporary employment claimed.
  • 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 and Performance Appraisals and Awards:
      • All applicants must submit their most recent performance appraisal showing the official rating of record and signed by a supervisor or, if one is unavailable, a statement as to why it is not available (including if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level).
      • Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.
      • Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any 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 award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process. If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.
    • 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.

    Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

    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.

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