National Park Service Facility Operations Specialist in Gunnison, Colorado

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located in Curecanti National Recreation Area, in the Facility Management Division and may be duty stationed at either Curecanti National Recreation Area (Gunnison, CO) or Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (Montrose, CO). Please visit find a park for additional park information.

WHO MAY APPLY:Current career or career conditional competitive service employees with Department of the Interior ( DOI).

This position is Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment.


Serve as the Division Chief of Facility Management for Curecanti NRA and Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP and is responsible for all activities and employees in two separate branches: Roads,Trails, and Marine Operations and Buildings, Utilities, and Custodial Operations. Provide overall direction for the operation, maintenance, and construction of all non-concession facilities including over 130 buildings, eight pieces of historic narrow gage railroad equipment and trestle, 13 utility systems. 16 water systems, and 14 sewage treatment systems (including sewage lift stations), solid waste disposal system, 50 miles of roads, 34 miles of trails, over 500 campsites, 20 day-use picnic areas, breakwaters and docks on three reservoirs, over 700 signs, over 90 vehicles, 32 pieces of equipment, radio towers/repeaters, and 12 boats.

Supervisory Status


Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 5 nights per month.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current permanent/career or career-conditional employees of Department of the Interior

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.

To qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must possess one of 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-12 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Managing a maintenance program for office or apartment building complexes, hospitals, recreation facilities, military, or other special-purpose installations, including planning maintenance activities, and developing preventive maintenance programs; Conducting surveillance activities over construction and maintenance operations performed by a variety of private contractors, including reviewing project plans and specifications for workability, informing contractors of construction and reporting requirements, and supervising operations for conformance with project plans; Performing maintenance or construction work, including estimating material and labor costs for a variety of construction or maintenance projects (such as construction or maintenance of brick, frame, structural steel, reinforced concrete, and other type structures ranging from one- or two-story buildings to larger structures), directing actual work operations, and maintaining appropriate contacts with the organization funding the project. GS-12 level experience demonstrates the ability to independently oversee a maintenance operation to include planning, budget, personnel, asset management, and safety. 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.

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".

There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.


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Other Information

Physical Demands: Incumbent must occasionally stand, stoop, crawl, kneel, bend, climb. hike, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions to check completed work or to determine the proper course of action for new work. May have to conduct overhead work in stretched awkward positions on systems in hard to reach locations. Must occasionally lift objects weighing more than 75 pounds.

Working Conditions: Work is primarily indoors where most buildings are heated and adequately lighted. Work outdoors can be in all kinds of weather ranging from -35 degrees F in winter to over 90 degrees F in summer. Normal hazards are present when working close to equipment, tools, vehicles, and other machinery and cuts bruises and falls may be encountered if proper precautions are not taken. Noise, vibrations, dust, dirt, and fumes are frequently present in shops and at outdoor work areas. Operates and works from boats where extremely cold water temperatures can cause rapid onset of hypothermia and drowning.

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.

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,

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-09 to 2017-08-22

Salary: $85,816 to $111,560 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Series: 1640 Facility Operations Services

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: IM-1539-CURE-17-10035270-ST

Control number: 476514200