Yosemite National Park Developmental Opportunity - Maintenance Worker Supervisor, WS-4749- 08
Opening Date: March 24, 2017 Closing Date: March 31, 2017 EOD: May 15, 2017
Brief Description of Development Opportunity: Will serve as a Maintenance Worker Supervisor for the Buildings and Grounds Branch working in the Tuolumne/Mather district. Supervises the operation and maintenance of buildings and grounds, which includes routine maintenance and rehabilitation of employee housing, visitor use and administrative buildings, campgrounds and day use areas, and custodial operations. Will be responsible for:
- Planning current/future budgets, estimating costs, developing budget requests, determining staffing, equipment, materials and facility needs; scheduling work and leave.
- Provide work direction to motivate subordinates to work together as an effective unit; provide guidance in a variety of trades; assure equipment and materials are available for projects; define standards of quality, quantity of work, and health and safety precautions expected; inspect work to ensure these standards are met.
- Explain and promote participation in management programs such as beneficial suggestions, quality assurance, cost reductions, and incentive awards; write position descriptions, job analysis, assessment questionnaires; establish performance standards and formally appraise performance; determine training needs; recommend the best qualified applicant for vacancies; initiate personnel actions; advise and counsel employees, investigate complaints and grievances, keep supervisor informed of actions, recommend disciplinary actions when warranted; maintain records.
To Apply: If you are interested in this developmental assignment, you must discuss this opportunity with your first-line supervisor and obtain concurrence from your Manager prior to applying. Once approval is gained, you should submit:
1. A resume detailing your work history, educational background, and any special qualifications.
2. Your most current SF-50 reflecting your tenure and grade level
3. An approval email message from your first-line supervisor
Submit your application materials electronically to Human Resources at: Kitty_Lewis@nps.gov
. Please include “Maintenance Worker Supervisor” in the subject line of the message.
Experience for this position is defined as: The applicants work experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the work of the position, or duties assigned, as follows: 1) Ability to Lead or Supervise 2) Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc. 3) Technical Practices in various trades such as carpentry, painting, plumbing, etc. 4) Use of measuring instruments 5) Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading) 6) Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment 7) Knowledge of materials. In addition, a current, valid state driver’s license is required.
For further information regarding this developmental opportunity, please contact Hassan Corbin at 209-379- 1076
. (K. Lewis)
Detail/Temporary Promotion Opportunity - Acting Concessions Management Specialist, GS-1101-11/12
Opening Date: 3/27/2017 Closing Date: 4/7/2017
The Concessions Management Specialist:
- Administers complex, multi-million dollar concession contracts for the park’s concessions program, which includes preparing detailed and specialized prospectus documents.
- Develops, reviews, and updates contracts, operating and maintenance plans.
- Formulates funding needs and develops long-term plans for the effective management of concession programs and expenditures at the park level.
- Provides advice, assistance, and direction to park managers and staff regarding commercial services (e.g., development of concession operating plans, contract issues).
- Reviews and analyzes information related to concessioner operations, including operation costs and revenues, staffing levels, size of operation, and fulfillment of contractual financial obligations.
- Performs complex studies and analyses (e.g., market and financial feasibility studies, comparability studies) including of park and visitor needs, to determine the appropriate course of action related to commercial services planning.
- Conducts evaluation visits of facilities and commercial service operations to ensure services are provided in accordance with contract provisions and Park Service regulations.
- Investigates, researches, and responds to difficult and complex inquiries from stakeholders.
Minimal Qualifications For Details: Candidates don't have to meet the in grade qualification requirement of this position. They need to meet positive requirements by law or policy such as certificates, licenses, or commissions.
Minimal Qualifications For Temporary Promotions: Candidates must meet the qualification requirements of this position and possess one year of specialist experience at the next lower grade level and be found qualified for the promotion.
Specialized experience is defined as experience performing financial and operational management work related to concessions management or other government functions. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) administering contracts for a business in the tourism, hospitality or similar industry; 2) implementing policies and procedures relative to commercial services planning; and 3) analyzing financial data, trends and operational issues.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per work 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" or if you list "seasons" instead of months.
To Apply: Interested individuals should discuss the opportunity with their first-line supervisor and obtain concurrence from the superintendent or manager prior to applying. Please title your email “Temporary – Concessions Management Specialist” and submit the following documents for consideration of this opportunity:
- Resume detailing current position title, series and grade, a detailed work history, educational background, and any special qualifications.
- Most recent SF-50 (non-award)
- Supervisory approval (copy of an email will be sufficient)
- Copy of most recent Performance Evaluation
Individuals seeking additional information are encouraged to contact David Miyako, Branch Chief, at 209-372-0274. (L. Walsh)
Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update for March 22, 2017
New snow: 4 inches
Total settled snow depth: 100 inches (at 8,600 feet)
High temperature: 57°F (March 17)
Low temperature: 13°F (March 21)
Ski Conditions and Weather: The weather this week was warm and dry, which turned the snowpack into ideal ski touring conditions. One can really cover the miles skiing on the firm snow surface, which has been softening up as the day warms, but staying supportable throughout. As for making turns, conditions vary greatly by clear versus cloudy skies, time of day, aspect and elevation. The corn snow has been excellent on south and east aspects between 8,000 feet and 11,000 feet. North and west aspects at these elevations, and all aspects above 11000 feet, are still mostly presenting winter surface conditions with primarily hard snow. High winds from the last couple weeks have turned the alpine zone into wind scoured and wind board slopes on most aspects. Be prepared to encounter variable conditions this time of year.
Avalanche and Snowpack Conditions: Please refer to the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center for the avalanche advisory for this part of the Sierra Nevada.
The warm temperatures and minimal new snow this week has resulted in mostly stable avalanche conditions in Tuolumne Meadows. At higher elevations where more snow has fallen, high winds may have formed shallow wind slabs on lee slopes and in isolated steep pockets. Visitors should be cautious during the heat of the day when traveling on or below slopes being warmed by the sun. Wet slides and glide avalanches are still possible on these aspects.
Visitors to Tuolumne Meadows should be aware of the slide paths that cross the Tioga Road to the east and west. Anyone entering via Lee Vining Canyon should be prepared with an ice axe and crampons and good route selection skills. The road corridor in Lee Vining Canyon still has some steep side hill sections with consequences, but is going through changes as the spring melt progresses. Several visitors reported traversing these slopes this week when the snow was soft and reported that it was “attention getting” but passable, and that it would have been unsafe to proceed if the the snow was hard.
Wildlife: This week two aerial predators were active. As we skied through Tuolumne Meadows, we came across an explosion of feathers in the snow which may have been one of the first western meadowlarks of the season (the early bird doesn’t always get the worm). Shortly thereafter, as we descended Cottage Dome we saw the strong characteristic wing beats and mask of the peregrine falcon, one of the fastest birds in the world.
Almost daily, a slightly less formidable bird of prey, the northern saw-whet owl, could be heard late in the evening and early in the morning hours. “…a series of low whistled toots toit toit toit…” as described in The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America.
Questions: The Tuolumne Meadows Ski Hut is open. There is firewood and 10 bunks that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Power has been intermittent and there is NO phone service in Tuolumne Meadows this winter. We can be contacted via email, but we may be delayed in responding if we are on patrol. Contact the wilderness office at 209/372-0740 with any questions or concerns. Come prepared, and please make good decisions while travelling in the wilderness this winter. Happy Skiing! Follow our blog: http://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/tmconditions.htm - Laura and Rob Pilewski - Tuolumne Winter Rangers (R.&L. Pilewski)