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    The MRRIC Project Manager leads contracting activities and is responsible for developing scopes of work and budgets, leading solicitation and proposal evaluation processes, contractor oversight and management, and interaction with project sponsors on the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (USIECR) Missouri River program.

    Please click "Learn more about this agency" for more information and also visit the Udall Foundation's website at: https://www.udall.gov/

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    The incumbent may lead other USIECR projects and contracting efforts, provide facilitation or training, and work with the USIECR Director and senior program staff to support marketing and outreach activities.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Understand the nature of the collaboration/conflict resolution project and translate that understanding to contracting requirements.
    • Develop or review scopes of work, budgets, and contract modifications on routine and complex requirements. Budgets should reflect appropriate estimation of tasks, level of effort, timelines, costs, and milestones.
    • Develop appropriate program/project management strategies, including staffing approaches, tasks, and timelines.
    • Coordinate and manage the USIECR's role in the neutral contractor selection process.
    • Provide oversight and management of 3rd party contracts.
    • Communicate with project sponsors.
    • Provide direction and coordinate actions of junior staff and/or contracting support staff.
    Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Support the development, with input from USIECR program staff, of a long-term vision and near-term plan for building one or more service sectors for consideration by USIECR Director.
    • Under the direction of the USIECR Director, and with assistance from Program Associates and other Program and Project Managers, the incumbent coordinates case screening and project triage, case consultation, and conflict assessments.
    • Successfully assess issues in controversy and develop appropriate recommendations for Environmental Conflict Resolution (ECR) processes.
    • Effectively serve as lead or co-lead for USIECR processes, including complex, multi-party situations with a low to moderate level of conflict.
    • When appropriate, and as experience dictates, serve as facilitator or mediator on projects.
    • Effectively provide training in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution or manage delivery of such trainings.
    • As needed, assist with convening and facilitating dialogues within and across government agencies.
    • Effectively develop and implement strategies relating to factually and technically complex multi-party conflicts to achieve project and program goals.
    • Monitor program area to evaluate progress in meeting strategic goals and to ensure performance on scopes of work, costs, and timelines.
    • Serve as a subject matter resource for other program staff and Udall Foundation management.
    • Develop, manage and maintain relationships with and communicate regularly with agency, tribal, and other stakeholders from target program areas.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0340 Program Management

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    Conditions Of Employment

    You must be a United States citizen to apply for this position.


    General Qualifications
    • Advanced degree and three (3) years of relevant experience. In lieu of an advanced degree, an undergraduate degree and five (5) years of comparable experience is required.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently, while also capable of working collaboratively with a team, to develop and carry out program and project priorities and tasks.
    • Demonstrated excellence in both oral and written communication.
    • Experience with common software to design, manage, or produce databases, spreadsheets, word documents, and presentations, often using research tools, online collaboration tools, and social media.
    Contracting Qualifications
    • At least three (3) years' experience with federal contracting, grants, or agreement processes. Working knowledge of federal contracting, grants, or agreement procedures.
    • Maintenance of a Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM), Entry Level, or a willingness to meet the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM), Entry Level, within one year of start date.
    Project Management Qualifications
    • Experience as a project manager, team lead, and/or facilitation lead. Experience managing small to moderate size project teams.
    • Ability to lead projects of moderate complexity within scope and budget. Ability to balance several projects and priorities simultaneously.
    • Experience conducting problem solving collaboratively with other federal, state, regional, tribal, or local governments and other private sector organizations or public institutions on matters that relate to public policy decisions.
    Environmental Experience Qualifications (preferred, but not required)
    • Experience working on environmental, natural resources or land use laws, science, policy, planning, or management of complex public policy issues.
    • Experience supporting large environmental collaboration and conflict resolution projects, including national level or high-profile projects with increasing levels of responsibility. Including experience in public policy negotiations or other consensus seeking processes.
    • Demonstrated competency in the numerous skills required for ECR processes, including situation assessment, neutrality, process design, and large public meeting facilitation.
    • Basic familiarity and experience as a trainer or instructor in the areas of conflict resolution, mediation, or dispute resolution.


    An advanced degree and three (3) years of relevant experience, or an undergraduate degree and five (5) years of relevant experience.

    Additional information


    Employment with the Udall Foundation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in a Federal retirement system. To find out more about benefits offered to Federal employees, please visit https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.

    Other Information

    EEO Policy Statement: The Udall Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, status as a parent, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical/mental disability (if not a job factor), membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.
    Reasonable Accommodation: The Udall Foundation provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should notify the point of contact on this vacancy announcement if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process.
    Privacy Act: Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
    Signature: Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or that you are exempt from doing so under the Selective Service Law.
    Financial Disclosure: All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application will be evaluated on the basis of: (1) your resume, which should reflect the quality and extent of your accomplishments, experience, and education relevant to the major duties and general qualifications of the position; (2) your cover letter, which should summarize your interest in and qualifications for the position; and (3) your references, for those candidates advancing to the interview stage.

    Projects led by those in a Project Manager position often are complex and contentious and require independent thought as well as coordination with senior USIECR program staff. Work on the MRRIC requires independent thought and action, while working as part of a USIECR Team, led by a Senior Program Manager.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

    (1) Cover letter; (2) resume; (3) contact information for three professional references.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    How to Apply

    Email the required documents to montes@udall.gov.

    Agency contact information

    Brian Manwaring


    Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation
    130 South Scott Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85701
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    The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation ("Udall Foundation") was established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 as an independent executive branch agency to honor Morris K. Udall's lasting impact on this Nation's environment, public lands, and natural resources, and his support of the rights and self-governance of Native Americans and Alaska Natives. In 2009, Congress enacted legislation to honor Stewart L. Udall and add his name to the Udall Foundation. The Udall Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships, and internships for study in fields related to the environment and Tribal health care and public policy; provides assessment, mediation, training, and related services through the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (USIECR); and partners with the University of Arizona to fund the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and the Native Nations Institute. The Udall Foundation is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, with an additional office in Washington, D.C., and its operations and policies are overseen by a Board of Trustees.

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