The Morning Report

Monday, August 03, 2015

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INCIDENTS



Grand Teton National Park (WY)
One Dies, Four Are Injured In Concession Dorm Fire

One person died and four others were injured on Friday during an early morning structural fire at the Grand Teton Lodge Company’s Colter Bay employee dormitory.

A quick response by Grand Teton’s structural firefighters and personnel from Jackson Hole Fire/EMS helped contain the fire to a single dorm room. Adjacent rooms sustained smoke damage. Approximately 70 people were evacuated from the two-story dormitory building and all were assessed for injuries and/or smoke inhalation by park EMS providers.

Teton Interagency Dispatch Center received an emergency call at 12:04 a.m. on Friday morning and immediately summoned structural firefighters and equipment to the scene. The first responders used fire extinguishers in an attempt to suppress the blaze before fully-equipped park and county fire response teams could arrive. 

A Grand Teton National Park fire engine stationed at Colter Bay arrived within 10 minutes of the call for help. Firefighters with Engine 2 were informed that at least one person and possibly others were still inside the dormitory on the second floor. They quickly located and carried out one individual, who was unresponsive, and helped evacuate others from the building.

Although CPR was begun on the unresponsive person and continued by paramedics for nearly an hour, efforts to revive him proved unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Four other people were treated for minor injuries and smoke inhalation. They were transported to St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson for further care.

One additional structural fire engine and three ambulances from Grand Teton National Park, plus one aerial ladder truck, one engine, and one water tender from Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, arrived shortly after the first fire engine and quickly joined the suppression efforts. The fire was suppressed by 2:00 a.m. While most rooms were not affected by the fire, residents of the facility were temporarily housed in other locations as a safety precaution for the remainder of the evening.

A joint interagency investigation is being conducted. The cause of the fire has not been determined, but fire investigators have determined that the fire was not started by electrical or other facility-related deficiencies

[Submitted by Jackie Skaggs, Public Affairs Officer]


Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (WV)
Seriously Injured Employee Flown To Rehab Facility In Atlanta

Ryan Levins, chief ranger at Harper’s Ferry NHP, who was seriously injured in early July while participating in a bicycle race that was part of the World Police and Fire Games, continues to recover.

The staff at Inova Fairfax Hospital and an array of other medical providers determined last Thursday that Ryan had improved enough to be moved to a rehabilitation facility. He was medically transported from Inova Fairfax to Shepard Hospital in Atlanta, one of two premier traumatic brain and spinal cord rehabilitation facilities in the United States.

Ryan's mother and aunt flew with him to Atlanta; his father drove with ISB Special Agent Greg Podany. Ryan's girlfriend flew to Atlanta on a commercial airline. 

Many emails have been received from colleagues and friends asking what they can do to assist Ryan and his family:

  • Keep Ryan and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
  • Consider making a donation to Ryan's GoFundMe site. The cost of the medical transport down to Atlanta alone was significant and it is still unknown whether insurance will cover the cost. This kind of assistance makes a huge difference in an immediate and very positive way.
  • Continue to monitor Ryan's Caring Bridge site for updates and to offer up encouragement to Ryan and his family.
  • Efforts are underway to identify a good mailing address in Atlanta where you can continue sending cards to Ryan and his family. 

Thanks to Dave Horne, Scott Pfeninger, and all those in Southeast Region who have reached out to offer up assistance during the next phase of Ryan's recovery and rehabilitation.

[Submitted by Will Reynolds, Regional Chief Ranger, National Capital Region]


FIRE MANAGEMENT



NIFC/NPS Fire and Aviation Management
National Fire/Incident Situation Highlights

National Fire Activity

NIFC is now at PL 3, one step higher than last Friday. Initial attack was moderate on Sunday. Twenty-six uncontained large fires are burning nationwide, up 11 from Friday. Current resource commitments are as follows, with changes from Friday’s numbers in parentheses:

  • 17 incident management teams, including an area command team (up 6)
  • 370 crews (up 31)
  • 16,059 firefighters and overhead (up 3,527)
  • 1,027 engines (up 253)
  • 113 helicopters (up 31)

Fire Weather Forecast

An upper level trough off the West coast will push widely scattered thunderstorms across the Northwest and into the far northern Rockies. Rain with some thunderstorms could be up to a quarter of an inch but coverage will be limited. Scattered thunderstorms will continue over the Great Basin and the central and southern Rockies where rainfall will be more likely from western Wyoming and Utah to the northern parts of New Mexico. In the East, thunderstorms will sweep through the Great Lakes and New England along a frontal system moving through the region. Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain will form along a decaying frontal boundary along the Gulf and Southeast coasts. Very hot conditions will continue in desert Southwest with hot and humid weather over the southern Plains. Alaska will continue to see scattered rain and a few thunderstorms in the north.

For more information:

NPS Fire Summaries

Glacier NP – The Reynolds Fire has burned 3,913 acres (up 743 acres from Friday’s total). It is 67% contained (up 4 percent from Friday). A Type I IMT (Poncin) is managing the fire, but will be turning it back over to the park today. For full details, go to the following InciWeb site: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4405/

North Cascades NP – The Good Fire has burned 400 acres about 20 miles southeast of Newhalem. Moderate fire behavior is reported.

Additional Information

For additional information on all fires, check the following web sites:


NEWS AND NOTES



National Interagency Fire Center
NIFC Issues Revised Fire Season Forecast

The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise has issued its significant wildland fire potential forecast for the period from August to November. A summary follows – for the full forecast, including detailed maps, click on the “More Information” link at bottom.

 August

  • Drier than normal fuels and little forecasted relief have led to above normal significant fire potential for most of the Northwest and western portions of the Northern Rockies.
  • Long term drought will keep significant fire potential above normal in Southern California.
  • Alaska will see continued periodic acreage growth from established fires which will lead to overall above normal significant fire potential.
  • Elsewhere mostly normal activity should be expected, which includes frequent significant fires and plentiful initial attack for August.

September

  • Central California and Alaska will see significant fire potential return to normal; however, dry conditions are expected to persist in the Northwest, western Northern Rockies and far Southern California.
  • Elsewhere primarily normal activity should be prevalent. For September, this means a rapid decline in both numbers of fires and acres burned for most areas.

October through November

  • Far Southern California will remain above normal for October and November, while most of the rest of the U.S. will be normal in many areas, indicating little or no fire activity.
  • Below normal significant fire potential across most of the eastern U.S. for this period thanks to frequent moisture inputs represents a reduced fall and winter fire season for U.S. overall.
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Grand Teton National Park (WY)
New Archival Records Center Opens In Park

With the extensive, invaluable and welcome help of archivists from the Tucson-based NPS Western Archeological Conservation Center (WACC), a new archival records space at Grand Teton National Park was recently “populated” with 484.75 linear feet of processed collections. Lynn Mitchell, regional archivist, and her WACC colleagues helped catalog, organize and bring back to the park a large collection of records and other items that have been in storage for the past five years while rehabilitation of former office space was underway at the park’s Moose HQ campus.

During an informal ceremony on July 15, 2015, Superintendent David Vela, Chief of Science and Resource Management Sue Consolo-Murphy, Park Curator Bridgette Guild, and Tef Rodeffer, head of the NPS Intermountain Region’s Museum Management Program, officially opened the archive center and allowed Grand Teton staff and park partners to tour the new facility with its many racks of records. Turns out that bakers’ racks are quite handy for storing more than pastries! 

Several of the attendees expressed amazement in the quantity of records and also voiced appreciation for having these records back in the park to provide easy access for researchers and park staff who seek historic data for publications and other current projects. In addition to getting these archival records back home in Grand Teton, archivists have also created finding aids to post on the park’s website so that researchers and others can conveniently locate historical items and reference them for publications and projects.

The archives contain unpublished federal records that pertain to the administration, management, and overall preservation of all natural and cultural resources in the park. The records include historic summit registers and various make-shift items (i.e. candy wrappers and library cards) used by climbers to verify their feat of reaching the summit of the Grand Teton.  Also included are land records, aerial photographs, concession records, documents used in writing the park’s historic resource study, A Place Called Jackson Hole, and old newspaper clippings. Of special interest are historic photographs and video images by a famous Teton photographer, Harrison Crandall. Quita Pownall, Crandall’s daughter, recently donated 16 mm films taken by her father between the 1930s and 1950s and these films were digitized for more efficient viewing. Quita and her husband, Herb, previously donated Crandall’s historic photograph collection.

Archival documents are expected to increase as park staff create new federal records in the course of their daily work. “While housing for the first time a consolidated park archives, this new space  is considered ‘interim’ since park records will continue to grow, and along with object collections, warrant long-term preservation in a museum storage facility on or off-site,” said Sue Consolo-Murphy, chief of science and resource management.

Cataloged archival record groups include:

1)       Aerial Photograph Collection, 15 linear feet (LF)

2)       Harrison Crandall Films, 23 reels/DVDs

3)       Video Films & DVDs, 99 DVDs

4)       Mountaineering Records: 1898 – 1994 , 51.25 LF 

5)       Historic Summit Registers, 10LF

6)       Jackson Hole Wildlife Park, 2.5 LF

7)       A Place Called Jackson Hole Research Collection, 5 LF

8)       Jackson Hole National Monument: Historic Legislative Records, 3 LF

9)       Glenn Exum Personal Papers Collection, 3 LF

10)   Historic Fire Records, 33 LF

11)   Historic Records and Central Files, 41LF

12)   Historic Concession Records, 19 LF

13)   Grand Teton Lodge and Transportation Company, 3LF

14)   Historic Land Records, 56 LF

15)   Jackson Hole Airport Records, 19 LF

16)   Natural Resource Management Records, 165 LF

17)   Cultural Resource Management Records, 59LF

The natural and cultural resource records are further cataloged into sub-topics such as: bear management, Jackson Lake dam and other water resources, fisheries, elk management, vegetation studies, and research surveys conducted in the park.

[Submitted by Jackie Skaggs, Public Affairs Officer]


Operational Leadership
Operational Leadership Training Breaks Monthly Record

This past June was the busiest month on record for NPS Operational Leadership training.  During the month, collateral-duty facilitators presented 37 all-employee classes to over 700 permanent and seasonal employees.  In addition to those numbers, 70 supervisors and managers participated in five eight-hour supervisor classes.

Program Manager Mark Herberger emphasizes the significance in these numbers.  “Seven years ago, few NPS employees had ever heard of NPS Operational Leadership.  Through continued efforts of our collateral-duty facilitators, the principles of operational leadership are becoming part of the NPS vernacular.  Seven years of record-breaking stats illustrate the staying power of our program.  The training phase of NPS OL is setting the stage for OL implementation, opening the doors for furthering our safety culture, and assisting employees to go home safely at the end of the day.”

What began as a grass-roots training program in 2007 in the Pacific West and Intermountain Regions with a vision to enhance the Agency’s Safety Culture, reached a cumulative milestone in June.  By the end of the month, 21,533 seasonal and permanent employees participated in just short of 1,200 training classes.  Based on an initial foundation of 25,000 employees, that is 86% of the NPS workforce.

While the Training Phase of OL continues on target to train 25,000 employees by the end of Centennial Year 2016, the program is now transitioning into its Implementation Phase.  Implementation includes the active “transfer” of operational leadership concepts, principles and skills learned in the training class, to individual and team behaviors in the workplace.  While the training phase of OL begins the foundation for enhancing our safety culture, actual implementation begins the transformation.

Herberger also recognizes the champions of this milestone.  “Over 150 active collateral-duty OL facilitators continue to step up to the plate on behalf of our program,” he states.  “Our cadre of facilitators lead the way with effort, practice and perseverance to present OL to their peers in the field.  The program could not have been sustained without their behind the scenes efforts.”  Similar to achieving success in the training phase, we will see the OL facilitators champion additional milestones as we continue to implement OL into our safety best practices.

For more information on NPS Operational Leadership, please go to: http://inside.nps.gov/waso/waso.cfm?prg=892&lv=3

[Submitted by Mark Herberger]


Grand Canyon National Park
Tim Jarrell Has Retired

Forty-one years after changing his first roll of toilet paper in a national park campground bathroom, Tim Jarrell, chief of facility management and engineering at Grand Canyon National Park, retired on July 31st.

Tim started his park service career as a seasonal laborer and campground caretaker at Hot Springs National Park in 1974. His first permanent job came in 1977, when Hot Springs hired him as an engineering draftsman and subsequently promoted him to engineering technician. To land those positions, Tim had to submit examples of his drafting abilities, skills he acquired while attending the University of Arkansas and the University of Texas.

After spending 13 years at Hot Springs, Tim moved on to Padre Island National Seashore from 1989-1996 where he worked as a general supervisor. In 1989, Tim graduated from the second class of the Facility Manager Development Program, a precursor to today’s Facility Manager Leaders Program (FMLP), a year-long course of study. Tim has been involved with the FMLP course since its inception.

Leaving the seashore behind, Tim moved on to an Oklahoma oasis- Chickasaw National Recreation Area. From 1996-2009, Tim served as the Building and Utilities Supervisor and eventually the Chief of Maintenance. Rebuilding Chickasaw’s Lake of the Arbuckles campground lingers in Tim’s mind as one of the most memorable projects of his career. During his time at Chickasaw, Tim took several details across the country, including stints as Grand Teton National Park’s Acting Chief of Maintenance in 2003 and Acting Superintendent at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.

In 2009, Tim moved to Arizona to oversee the complexities of the Division of Facility Management and Engineering at Grand Canyon National Park. Early this year, Tim spent four months in a detail as the Acting Chief of Maintenance for the Intermountain Region.

Throughout his remarkable career, Tim most enjoyed mentoring the next generation of leaders within the Facility Management Division and passing along the knowledge he gained over his four decades of service. He encourages everyone to get out into the field, learn by assisting, and pass on institutional knowledge to carry the NPS forward.

In his retirement, Tim plans to go back to where it all started. In Hot Springs, he will help out at his father-in-law’s lumber business, travel the country with his wife in their motorhome, and watch his son play basketball at Oklahoma Wesleyan University (Go Eagles!).

Tim considers the people of this organization his family and would like friends and co-workers to stay in touch with him at timjarrell@ymail.com or PO Box 22867 Hot Springs, AR 71903.

[Submitted by Emily C. Davis, Emily_Davis@nps.gov]


Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs
Weekly Legislative Activities Report

The Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs puts out weekly reports on hearings, new legislation and other activities on the Hill. This report covers activities in Congress for the week ending July 31st.

In order to obtain the full text of any of the bills that appear below, click on the following link: http://thomas.loc.gov/ . That will take you to Thomas, the Library of Congress legislative tracking system. Enter the bill number in the “Search Bill Text” block, being sure to also click on the “Bill Number” option below the block.

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New Public Laws

Nothing to report.


Floor Action

On July 30th, the Senate passed by a vote of 91-4 H.R. 3236 (Shuster, R-PA-9), the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.  The bill would provide an extension of programs funded from the Highway Trust Fund, including the Federal Lands Highway Program, through October 29, 2015.  The House passed the bill by a vote of 385-34 on July 29.  Senate passage cleared the bill for the President.

On July 30th, the Senate passed by a vote of 65-42 H.R. 22 (Davis, R-IL-13), the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act (the DRIVE Act).  The bill would authorize programs funded from the Highway Trust Fund, including the Federal Lands Highway Program, through Fiscal Year 2021. 

Committee Activity

On July 28th, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Gohmert) held an oversight hearing on “Accountability, Policies, and Tactics of Law Enforcement within the Department of Interior and Forest Service.”  The Department was not asked to testify.

On July 29th, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (Johnson) approved by voice vote H.R. 1531 (Connolly, D-VA-11), the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act.  The bill would provide a pathway for temporary seasonal employees in Federal land management agencies to compete for vacant permanent positions under internal merit promotion procedures.

On July 30th, tThe Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Murkowski) approved by voice vote the following bills of interest to the National Park Service:

  • S. 145 (Flake, R-AZ), to require the Director of the National Park Service to refund to States all State funds that were used to reopen and temporarily operate a unit of the National Park System during the October 2013 shutdown.  The Department stated in testimony that providing refunds to states would require an act of Congress.
  • S. 403 (Klobuchar, D-MN), to revise the authorized route of the North Country National Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota and to extend the trail into Vermont to connect with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and for other purposes. The bill was approved with an amendment that would prohibit the use of condemnation in acquiring land for the trail.  The Department supports the bill.
  • S. 521 (Cardin, D-MD), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of President Station in Baltimore, Maryland, and for other purposes.  The Department supports the bill.
  • S. 610 (Cardin, D-MD), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of P.S. 103 in West Baltimore, Maryland, and for other purposes.  P.S. 103 was the elementary school that Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall attended.  The Department supports the bill.
  • S. 873 (Murkowski, R-AK), to designate the wilderness within the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska as the Jay S. Hammond Wilderness Area.  The Department supports the bill.
  • S. 1483 (Alexander, R-TN), to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee, as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.  The bill was approved with an amendment that eliminates the requirement to analyze the site’s impact on existing commercial and recreational opportunities or infrastructure in the area.  The Department supports the bill.

The committee also approved, by a vote of 18-4, S. ____ (Murkowski, R-AK), the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015.  This bill would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Historic Preservation Fund, and establish a National Park Service Critical Maintenance and Revitalization Conservation Fund.

New Bills Introduced

The following bills of interest to the NPS were introduced:

  • H.R. 3310 (Ros-Lehtinen, R-FL-27), to preserve access to public waters and maintain the vital role of States in fisheries management decisions.
  • H.R. 3360 (Kilmer, D-WA-6), to provide for identity protection coverage and other services for individuals exposed to the OPM security breaches, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3363 (LaMalfa, R-CA-1), to implement reforms to the Federal land management agency fire programs in order to address the complexities of 21st century wildfires in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.
  • H.R. 3371 (Loudermilk, R-GA-11), to adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3389 (Nunes, R-CA-22), to amend section 320301 of title 54, United States Code, to require certain procedures for designating national monuments, and for other purposes.
  • S. 1894 (Feinstein, D-CA), to provide short-term water supplies to drought-stricken California.

Upcoming Committee Activity

On August 3rd, the House Natural Resources Committee (Bishop) and House Small Business Committee (Chabot) will hold a Joint Full Committee oversight field hearing on “Restricted Access at Biscayne National Park and Implications for Fishermen, Small Businesses, the Local Economy and Environment.”  The hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the William F. Dickinson Community Center, 1601 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL.  The Department’s witness will be Brian Carlstrom, Superintendent, Biscayne National Park.

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For additional information, please visit the Legislative and Congressional Affairs Office website at http://www.nps.gov/legal/

[Submitted by Melissa Kuckro]


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES



Mojave National Preserve (CA)
GS-0399-4/5 Student Trainee (Administrative Support)

Mojave National Preserve has issued an announcement for a student trainee for an administrative support position.

Click on the link below for a copy of the announcement with full details on duties, area information, and procedures for applying.

It closes on August 7th.
 More Information...
Canyonlands National Park (UT)
GS-0303-7 Administrative Support Assistants (Lateral)

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are looking for individuals who are interested in being considered for lateral reassignments into three vacant administrative support assistant positions based at park headquarters in Moab, Utah.

These positions are located in the divisions of administration, interpretation and visitor services, and resource stewardship and science.  The persons selected will:

  • Provide administrative assistance in a wide variety of areas including budget and financial management, travel management, procurement, personnel, payroll, and records and information management.
  • Prepare routine correspondence, compile and edit program updates and other informational documents, take meeting minutes, and maintain filing systems for paper and electronic records. 
  • Use computers, electronic database systems, and other appropriate computer software in the performance of various administrative duties.

Headquarters for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks is located in Moab, Utah. A town of approximately 6,000 residents sitting at a 4,000 foot elevation, Moab provides all basic amenities, including doctors, dentists, hospital, schools (K-12), churches, and shopping. Temperatures in spring and fall are mild, but summer temperatures are hot and often exceed 100F. Opportunities to hike, bike, run rivers, rock climb, cycle, and motor-recreate are numerous and varied. 

Arches National Park contains the world's largest concentration of natural stone openings. Arches, spires, balanced rocks, canyons and fins of colorful red rocks are set against the dramatic backdrop of the La Sal Mountains, rising to over 12,000 feet in elevation. Canyonlands National Park preserves a wilderness of rock at the heart of the Colorado Plateau. Water and gravity have been prime architects of this land, cutting flat layers of sedimentary rock into hundreds of canyons, mesa, buttes, fins, arches, and spires. At center stage are two canyons carved by the Green and Colorado Rivers.

Government housing is not available. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are authorized. These positions are permanent, full-time.

To be considered, submit the following to Human Resources Specialist Kim Hardy by the close of business on Wednesday, August 5th:

  • An OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment, or a resume/application that includes the information identified in the Resume Builder area of USAJOBS.
  • A copy of your most current performance appraisal.
  • A current SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting permanent competitive civil service status.

Application materials may be mailed, faxed, or emailed directly to Kim Hardy’s attention at National Park Service, Arches National Park, Attn: Kim Hardy, Human Resources, 2282 SW Resource Boulevard, Moab UT, 84532 (fax:435-719-2322, email:  Kim_Hardy@nps.gov). 

For further information about these positions, please contact Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services Mary Wilson (435-719-2140) and/or Chief of Resource Stewardship and Science Mark Miller (435-719-2130).

[Submitted by Mary Wilson, mary_wilson@nps.gov, (435)719-2140]


Cultural Resources
GS-0301-5/7/9 Administrative Coordinator (Detail)

Dates: 07/29/2015 - 08/12/2015

This announcement is open to all NPS employees who wish to be considered for a detail/temporary promotion opportunity NTE 120 days or less. 

The Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science Directorate is seeking a highly-motivated, detail oriented NPS employee interested in gaining experience and developing skills in administration, communication, and collaboration. The selectee will help provide the full range of administrative activities and services required to support the Directorate’s mission. This position is ideal for individuals with strong oral and written communication skills, time management skills, and proficiency using Concur, QuickTime and FPPS. Duties may vary based on program need and skills of the employee selected. The position is located in the Directorate’s Business Office located at 1201 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC, between the Metro Center and McPherson Square subway stations.

CRPS will pay either salary or TDY travel expenses depending on park/office preference. The detail/temporary promotion will begin as soon as possible.

Duties include:

  • Assists with the development, implementation, and tracking of standard operating procedures that govern the Directorate’s daily operation and administration. Collects data, compiles information, and prepares reports or other official documents. Serves as special assistant to the Deputy Associate Director and as acting assistant to the Associate Director when needed.
  • Reviews completed administrative products for compliance to agency standards and coordinates the on-boarding process and out-boarding process for Cultural Resource employees.  
  • Helps program staff prepare travel authorizations and vouchers. Prepares travel authorizations and travel vouchers, makes travel arrangements, prepares detailed itineraries, and resolves associated travel issues/problems for invitational travelers.
  • Conducts property inventory for the Directorate’s programs. Assists Business Office staff with controlling, monitoring and documenting property.  Ensures property forms are correctly completed and signed, and the appropriate staff has copies. Assists in the management of central property management files for the Office. Collaborates with the Business Office on issues such as purchases, transfers, and surplusing equipment.
  • Assists the Business Office staff with records management responsibilities, including but not limited to electronic retiring of official correspondence files; and, packaging and shipping documents to National Archives repositories nationwide in compliance with Government-wide records management guidelines.
  • Serves as time keeper, providing technical assistance or backup assistance to other administrative and program staff as necessary.
  • Prepares official correspondence for signature, tracks and maintains electronic records of such for the Directorate, including the Office of the Associate Director. Ensures accuracy and completeness of correspondence, including format, grammar, punctuation, and compliance with NPS Correspondence Guidelines. Reviews incoming correspondence, determines proper action, at times preparing answers before referring to the author or supervisor. 
  • Makes micro-purchases for the Directorate and coordinates printing services.
  • Manages the Directorate’s cell phone accounts.
  • Locates sources of desired training and obtains relevant information including cost, payment rocedures, class availability, location, etc.  Assists program staff with online class registrations and transcripts.
  • Assists with WebEx and virtual conference setup and administration.

Please email a letter of interest that states the strengths you bring to the position and professional development you hope to gain from the detail; written consent from your supervisor; and a resume or description of your relevant expertise and skills to Hampton_Tucker@nps.gov by August 12th. Do not include Social Security Numbers or birth dates on resumes. Please contact Hampton by email or at 202-354-2067 with questions about the detail/temporary promotion opportunity.