<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The incumbent has the role to advise on administrative matters in the Park, and in guiding management and staff toward effective management of the park's business. This position is the primary conduit for Human Resources (HR) and personnel actions for the Park, from a staff advisory aspect, as the primary liaison with the regional HR staff, and in the preparation of HR paperwork and use of electronic HR systems.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Serves as a staff advisor to the AO, Division Chiefs (Chiefs), supervisors, and employees on matters relating to HR administration. Serves as the primary point of contact between the park and the Servicing Human Resources Office (SHRO).</li> <li>Assists in the development of position descriptions (PDs) and reviews them for format and consistency with the plans of Chiefs and, with the AO's oversight and approval, submits proposed new or revised PDs to the SHRO for submission to the Human Resources Operation Center (HROC) for classification.</li> <li>Assists in the drafting and development of Job Analyses for position recruiting, ensuring compliance with HR guidelines.</li> <li>Facilitates the preparation of the required documentation for personnel actions and submits it to the SHRO, using electronic transmission software as available (i.e. Federal Personnel and Payroll System [FPPS], and USA Staffing).</li> <li>Assists with the recruitment, selection, and on-boarding process for employees.</li> <li>Responsible for performing or overseeing an array of administrative support services required to conduct the business of the park, such as processing uniform allowances, approving travel documents, and carrying out other assignments.</li> <li>Developing and recommending new or modified administrative program policies, regulations, goals, and/or objectives.</li> <li>Provides advisory service on the basis of personal knowledge or through in-depth research of the technical points in the guidelines for select administrative fields (HR management, payroll management, performance management, information management, and others).</li> <li>Compiles reports and statistical information and recommends appropriate unit policies and procedures pertaining to human resources management.</li> <li>Trains and oversees the Park's Timekeepers.</li> </ul> Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level. <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 11 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship required.</li> <li>Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.</li> <li>Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males</li> <li>Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.</li> <li>If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.</li> <li>You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To qualify for this position at the<strong> GS-09 grade level</strong>, you must possess at least one or all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:<br /><br /><strong>EXPERIENCE:</strong> At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: providing support for an organization in the following functional areas: human resources management, payroll, timekeeping, performance management, or travel; experience applying human resources principles and practices to advise on a variety of types of personnel actions and assessing budget impact; documenting training requirements; resolving timekeeping errors; reviewing payroll and leave issues; providing support for classifications such as drafting position descriptions; assisting with the development of organizational structures; experience serving in an administrative support function managing travel, uniform allowances and availability; experience updating internal guidance or standard of operation procedures, analyzing trends and identifying potential problems; and maintaining records and logs.<br /> -OR-<br /> <strong>EDUCATION:</strong> Successful completion of at least a master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field directly related to the work of this position, or two full years of progressively higher level education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. <strong>You must include transcripts.</strong><br /> -OR-<br /> Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above.<br /><br />To qualify for this position at the<strong> GS-11 grade level</strong>, you must possess at least one or all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:<br /><br /><strong>EXPERIENCE:</strong> 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 experience includes activities such as: serving as a point of contact or an advisor for an organization in the following functional areas: human resources management, payroll, timekeeping, performance management, or travel; experience providing technical guidance and advice for purposes of approving travel authorizations and vouchers; documenting training requirements, and advising on performance management procedures; experience providing assistance with position classification and management, job analysis preparation, recruitment selection and onboarding; provides advice on a variety personnel actions and assessing budget impact; training timekeepers, and troubleshooting pay and leave issues; experience compiling reports, analyzing internal processes and recommending procedural or policy changes to improve operations; and experience participating in workforce planning efforts.<br /> -OR-<br /> <strong>EDUCATION:</strong> Successful completion of at least a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field directly related to the work of this position, or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. <strong>You must include transcripts.</strong><br /> -OR-<br /> Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above.<br /><br /><strong>Volunteer Experience:</strong> 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.<br /><br /><strong>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".</strong> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>This position is concurrently open to All United States Citizens under announcement NC-1616-GWMP-19-10552159-DE.<br /><br />Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.</strong><br /><br />This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><strong>Physical Demands:</strong> The work of this position is mostly sedentary, requiring long periods of sitting at a desk or computer in an indoor environment. From time to time, the incumbent may need to visit outdoor areas of the park or visit maintenance shops, or other park offices/sites. The physical demands of these visits generally entail walking and some lifting and carrying of light objects.<br /><br /><strong>Working Conditions:</strong> Most of the work is done indoors in an office where the light, heat, and ventilation are adequate for the work to be done. When the incumbent visits maintenance areas, warehouses, or outdoor areas in the park, the working conditions may be less comfortable, and the incumbent may be required to wear protective clothing and to observe safety precautions. From time to time, the incumbent may have to travel to other parks or to training sites.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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 . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Candidates who apply under <strong>Competitive Merit Promotion</strong> 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.<br /><br />Candidates who apply under <strong>Noncompetitive Merit Promotion</strong> 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.<br /><br /><strong>You will be evaluated on the following competencies:</strong><br /> <ul><li>Human Resources Management</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Planning and Evaluating</li><li>Technical Competence</li><li>Writing</li></ul><br /><br />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.<br /><br />If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please <strong>submit a statement</strong> as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Credentialing <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/12/2019. <li><strong>Resume</strong> 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.</li> <li>A complete <strong>Occupational Questionnaire</strong></li> <li><strong>Merit Promotion Eligibility Documentation </strong>such as: <ul> <li>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.</li> <li>Veterans Preference Documentation (e.g. DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter as appropriate)</li> <li>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.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Other Supporting Documents</strong>, if applicable, such as: <ul> <li> Veterans Preference Documentation: <ul> <li>If you are a <strong>Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran</strong>, 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 .</li> <li>If you are a <strong>veteran within 120 days of discharge</strong>, 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.</li> <li>If you are a <strong>Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran</strong>, 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.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Performance Appraisals and Awards: <ul> <li>All applicants <strong>must</strong> submit their most recent performance appraisal showing the official rating of record and signed by a supervisor <strong>or</strong>, if one is unavailable, <strong>a statement</strong> as to why it is not available (including if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level).</li> <li>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.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.</strong></li> <li>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.</li> <strong>Do not submit photographs with your application package. </strong> Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials – you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.<br /><br /><strong>Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents.</strong> Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.