Position Details

Project Manager

ID: NPSPINN-001-001 Location: Nipomo, CA Posted Date: Agency: NPS
Wage/Hr: $50.00 Hours/Week: 20     Minimum Age: 55

• This position supports Pinnacles National Park of the National Park Service and may be performed remotely. • The NPS Experienced Services Program is a unique partnership created to help solve the workforce issues facing government agencies. The program connects experienced workers (age 55+) to the NPS to provide scientific, technical, and administrative support. • NPS ESP positions are meant to provide temporary, project-based support. This position is currently funded for an estimate of 50 weeks. • A background security investigation may be required prior to the start date. Only those positions with 30+ hours per week are eligible for health insurance benefits; all positions will accrue sick leave. • The experienced workers participating in the Program are referred to as “Enrollees” and are not employees of the NPS or NEW Solutions. NEW Solutions is the ESP non-governmental organization responsible for administrative aspects of the program, and the Enrollees work under NPS direction to assist the Agency staff in carrying out their mission. NPS ESP Enrollees benefit from the opportunity to keep technical skills current; to access new training opportunities; to engage in gainful project-based positions; and to undertake meaningful tasks using their experience and talent to contribute to the environment, the national economy, and their own financial security.


This position is located at Pinnacles National Park (PINN) and will work directly with the Facilities Management Division and the Superintendent’s Office. The position will provide technical support including project management for all activities associated with the planning and construction of new facilities, rehabilitation of existing facilities, and the development of a 5 year asset management plan. PINN includes numerous buildings of various structural types and uses, with park managed roads and trail systems. The historical, cultural, natural and archeological diversity of park assets requires the application of a high level of knowledge and experienced in asset management operations. The position may also assist other parks with project management support within the Pacific West Region of the National Park Service as time and funding allows.

  • The participant is responsible for guiding and controlling new construction or rehabilitation projects throughout the park from inception through completion. Enrollee uses knowledge of partnership agreements to work with NPS Regional Program Managers and other park partners. Enrollee uses leadership skills to guide projects from formulation and early development through completion utilizing project management controls to ensure completed projects are within quality, budget, and schedule commitments. 30%
  • Applies foundational skills and experience in project management and facilitation to lead PINN’s project team through project formulation, site development, and delivery on the East Side Development Project. Assists PINN superintendent and regional program managers in determining project scope, schedules, budget, staffing needs and appropriate level of quality. 30%
  • The enrollee shall act as the project manager for the Bear Valley School development project, conducting all activities relevant to the planning, coordinating and execution of plans created by the NPS and designated contractors. 20%
  • The enrollee shall review the park’s current project plan for facilities in the Project Management Information System (PMIS) and make recommendations for changes and improvements based on knowledge of available fund sources and consultation with park staff to assess capacity for future project implementation. 15%
  • The enrollee shall act as a consultant to the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for associated projects that require such supervision. Enrollee may conduct project briefings, including at regional work sessions and at service-wide Development Advisory Board meetings. Accurately drafts responses to congressional inquiries and other information requests as needed. 5%


Minimum of 5 year(s) of experience in construction management or project management OR BA/BS Degree in Landscape Architecture, Historical Architecture, Engineering, Project Management (Construction)

  • Ability to work both within a team setting, but also independently; Mature, responsible and adaptable with a demonstrable willingness to learn; Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing; Self-motivated with ability to maintain a positive attitude; and Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver's license.
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Power Point


  • NPS systems
  • Travel Requirements: Occasional travel may be necessary, depending on enrollee's location and project location
  • Overnight travel: Overnight travel will be less than 5 days a month and will depend on location of ESP enrollee.
  • Health and Safety Considerations: The ESP enrollee will enroll in Operational Leadership (NPS safety course) if necessary and attend park-wide safety standdowns as appropriate. ESP enrollee will also participate in safety tailgate meetings as appropriate.
  • Required Safety Gear: ESP enrollee will be issued hard hat, googles, etc. if entering construction zones. ESP enrollee will also be issued any hearing protection and respiratory masks as required. Fit tests will be performed as necessary.
  • Physical requirements: ESP enrollee may be required to walk or hike to the various sites or trails in the park.

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NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions’s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.