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Park Manager (Superintendent)

Company: Department Of The Interior
Location: Kalaupapa
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




This position is located in Pacific West Regional Office, Interior Regions 8, 9, 10, and 12, in the Office of the Superintendent. Relocation expenses for this position are authorized. Relocation/recruitment incentives are authorized for this position.

Federal employees are entitled to receive 10.28% COLA in addition to basic salary.

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The incumbent serves as Superintendent of Kalaupapa National Historical Park, located on Molokai, Hawaii and has complete responsibility for the administration, operation, protection, resource management, planning and development of the area. Kalaupapa NHP, established as a park in 1980, is located midway along the north coast of the island of Molokai, in the state of Hawaii. The park is situated mostly within Kalawao County, where the State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) acts as the county government. The remainder of the park is within Maui County. The park includes the historic Hansen's disease isolation settlements of Kalawao and Kalaupapa and was established to commemorate and preserve the story of those afflicted with the dreaded disease and their forced exile from friends and family. Hansen's disease patients were physically isolated from society. There is only 23 acres of federal lands with the park and the NPS administers most of the park through agreements with the state agencies that own the land.

Incumbent is responsible for operation of all NPS operation at Kalaupapa including administration, protection, cultural resources management, maintenance, commercial use authorizations, interpretation, park administration, administration and negotiation of cooperative agreements and leasing, research, planning and facility development, safety, health and development.

Personally handles dealings with patients and the various organizations and government bodies. Negotiates and manages the many cooperative agreements required to administer the park.

Directs maintenance operation and planning for the park which is significantly impacted by accessibility, transportation limitations, and weather conditions. Currently, the only access to the park is via a 3.5 mile trail that ascends 1600 feet and has 26 switchbacks, mule rides, or commercial scheduled air flights.

Incumbent sets the direction and policy for all park programs and is the principal authority for interpreting and implementing national programs at the park level. Ensures all decisions, policies and plans are consistent, and developed through an inclusive civic engagement, and participatory process.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0025 Park Ranger

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
  • Relocation expenses are authorized.
  • Relocation/recruitment incentives are authorized for well qualified applicants.
  • State of Hawaii Dept. of Health regulations apply. Families/Spouses can NOT live in the settlement.
  • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required.
  • 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).
  • 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 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.


All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-05/12/2021-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience.

For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected.

To qualify for this position at the GS-14 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-13 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: management of park or public lands which involved directing staff with differing purposes and priorities (i.e., cultural and natural resources preservation and protection, recreation, maintenance, financial resources); making key operational decisions regarding budget, personnel, and program execution; executing effective and timely decisions regarding significant or controversial issues; and experience in effective supervision of subordinate supervisors . You must include hours per week worked.

KALAUPAPA HANSEN'S DISEASE PATIENTS AND NATIVE HAWAIIANS PREFERENCE POLICY: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Kalaupapa Hansen's Disease patients and to Native Hawaiians in accordance with PL 96-565. For the purposes of this preference, "Native Hawaiians" are persons who are not less than one-half of the blood of the races inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands previous to the year 1778. Preference eligibles not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service appointment authority Schedule A, 213.3102. Consideration will be given to non-preference applicants in the absence of a qualified Preference eligible. In order to receive this preference, applicants must submit ONE of the following at the time of application to this position:

  • Certificate reflecting applicant's Hansen's Disease patient status at Kalaupapa; OR
  • Documentation reflecting applicant's acceptance by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, State of Hawaii for lease of Hawaiian Home Lands have at least 50% "Hawaiian blood," OR
  • Birth certificate and/or other documentation of applicant and Hawaiian parent(s) back to applicant's full Hawaiian ancestors showing applicant is at least 50% "Native Hawaiian."

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.


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

Keywords: Department Of The Interior, Maui , Park Manager (Superintendent), Other , Kalaupapa, Hawaii

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