Community Planner

Posted on May 22, 2020

National Park Service, Department of the Interior

McLean, VA

This position is located in George Washington Memorial Parkway, in the Professional Services Division.

The Community Planner project manager is responsible for, and has authority for, initiating, establishing, guiding, and controlling one or more planning projects from inception through completion.

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-06/05/2020-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 either full-time or 40 hours per week.

If a part-time work schedule is reflected, the hours must be annotated to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience.

To qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must possess one or all of the following qualifications by close of the announcement: Basic Requirements: Degree in community planning; or related field such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, ecology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration that included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis and development finance.

NOTE: Applicants with degrees in related fields, such as those listed above, who do not have the 12 semester hours of specified course work must have had at least 1 year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner.nORnCombination of education and experience, courses equivalent to a major in one of the above disciplines, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the above disciplines of which at least 12 semester hours were in the planning process, and socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to the Basic Requirements you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications: EXPERIENCE: Experience: One (1) year specialized experience directly related to the duties of the position at the GS-12 grade level under the General Schedule (GS)or equivalent under other pay system.

Specialized experience can include but not limited to: apply knowledge of park and community planning to initiate, establish, guide, and control one or more planning projects from inception through completion; preparation of transportation planning studies, traffic operations analysis, traffic impact studies, speed studies, crash analysis, and roadway safety audits; translate plans into design and construction execution strategies; develop, execute and coordinate strategies related to community, and park planning using policies, procedures, and practices of agency, department and other federal, state, local governments, and private organizations; address and apply to the planning process, regional laws, regulations, policies, and ordinances related to lands adjacent to the park; collect, organize.

analyze and interpret data in areas such as rural development, land use controls and growth management, partnership ventures, tourism planning, rural economic development, land conservation through public/private partnerships, land use law, resource mapping and grants.

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.

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