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Job opening: Project Specialist (Facility)

Salary: $69 729 - 90 647 per year
City: Barstow
Published at: Feb 10 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
These positions are located in Mojave National Preserve, in the Division of Maintenance. Open to the first 101 applicants or until 02/26/2024 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

Duties

The incumbent serves as a Project Specialist in the Facility Management Branch at Mojave National Preserve in Barstow, California, and is supervised by the Chief of Facility Management. The park has diversified infrastructure and operational complexity and is characterized by facilities and resources with multiple functions and complex components. The purpose of the position is to perform the full range of responsibilities related to management of complex projects, including developing project scope, cost estimating, tracking budgets, coordinating with partners and other staff and branches, and serving as a Contract Officer's Technical Representative and the technical on-site approver. Work includes multiple simultaneous projects, ranging from small, single-discipline projects to multi-disciplinary design and construction projects involving multiple funding sources and both single and multiple-year phasing. The position requires the ability to plan for on-going visitor services during completion of projects. The employee will encounter work components requiring creative solutions that balance cultural and natural resource compliance issues and/or politically sensitive issues. Duties provide stewardship of assets/facilities, ensuring visitor use and enjoyment as well as the protection of natural and cultural resources. Project implementation and completion is accomplished through the direction of subordinate staff and multi-year budgets. Term Position: This is a term position (more than 1 year) with an initial appointment expecting to last at least 2 years. Term positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service. The National Park Service retains the right to extend the duration of this appointment after selection and/or appointment, based on changes to the regulation governing the number of years term appointments may last. This change, which may be made at the agency's sole discretion and without further competition, shall not be construed or interpreted as the granting of a right to a selectee or employee to such an extension. No extension to a term appointment shall be granted to a selectee/employee to an amount of time that exceeds the maximum number of years authorized under any present or current regulation, unless such regulation expressly allows such action.

Requirements

Qualifications

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-02/26/2024-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience. SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position performs work that necessitates a COTR (Contracting Officer's Technical Representative) certificate. Candidates who do not meet this requirement by close of this announcement will receive no further consideration for this position. You will be required to upload your COTR certificate with your application documents. - AND - To qualify for this position at the GS-09 grade level, you must possess 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-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: construction inspections, surveys, review of project plans, understanding specifications and scopes of work; and/or experience overseeing contracts and projects relating to rehabilitation or new construction projects including buildings, facilities, structures, utilities, etc; and providing specification guidance on relevant topics such as carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical. You must include hours per week worked. -OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least a master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or a LL.B. or J.D. (if related). You must include transcripts in your application documents. -OR- Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. You must include transcripts in your application documents. 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.

Contacts

  • Address Mojave National Preserve 2701 Barstow Road Barstow, CA 92311 US
  • Name: Alexander Lehinger
  • Phone: 2062204124
  • Email: [email protected]

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