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    Summary

    This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Southern Ute Agency, Deputy Superintendent-Trust Services, Division of Natural Resources, Branch of Irrigation in Ignacio, Colorado. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Superintendent and functions as the Supervisory Irrigation System Operator on the Pine River Indian Irrigation Project.

    This position is being re-advertised. Applicants who applied previously may submit updated and/or missing information.

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    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the water administration and system planning, operation, maintenance of the Pine River Indian Irrigation Project.
    • Protects adjacent lands, properties, and persons against damage or danger from water overflow, seepage, or canal breaks.
    • Monitors and reports vandalism and rights-of-way encroachment, unauthorized water diversions and misuse of the water delivery system and initiates corrective measures.
    • Assists in the budget formulation process.
    • Processes work orders from water-users and maintain record of water delivery to users.
    • Determines adequate water deliveries to users and calculate requirements for project areas served.
    • Participates in design reviews for new construction and the rehabilitation of existing structures.
    • Conducts safety risk assessments for water system operations.
    • Identifies locations to measure water for both surface flows and groundwater levels.
    • Supervises the monitoring efforts for water levels, flow rates and operational efficiency.
    • Trains employees in performing maintenance activities such as cleaning ditches, repairing and replacing structures, building concrete forms, placing concrete and operating hand or power tools.
    • Exercises supervision over the operations and maintenance personnel to assign, review, and approve work assignments.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may occasionally be expected to travel.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship Required.
    • Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). Form BIA -4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.
    • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
    • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
    • A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
    • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
    • Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.
    • This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received.

    Qualifications

    EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Technical and Medical Support Positions, GS-0459)

    GS-11: Qualifying is one year of specialized experience or equivalent, comparable to at least the next lower grade in the Federal Service (see note below). This experience includes providing technical guidance in the maintenance and monitoring of irrigation systems; planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating all activities of an irrigation and water delivery program; develops plans on irrigation procedures; serves as project manager on construction, maintenance, or operating work for irrigation and water delivery projects; provides information to management for review and update on project operations; advises and instructs personnel on water delivery operations and maintenance work and administrative matters; assists in budget formulation; manages water-user work orders; maintains records of water delivery; conducts safety assessments; safeguards against right-of-way encroachments, vandalism or tampering of water control devices or other equipment.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

    NOTE: There is no position in the normal line of progression within the organization that is one grade lower than the position being filled. In such instances, one year of specialized experience at the second lower grade level (GS-09) is creditable for in-service applicants. However, for outside applicants (i.e., those without current or prior Federal competitive or excepted service), one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-10) is required.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.

    SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:
    A Class B Commercial Drivers License with Air Brakes and Hazardous endorsement is required. Applicants must submit a copy of a CDL with proof of Air Brakes and Hazardous endorsement with their application by the closing date in order to receive consideration for this position.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Occasional moderate to heavy physical work is required such as physical lifting, pulling, carrying, etc., lift, carry and set-up tools, equipment, lumber, cement, steel, and other items weighing up to 100 pounds. Incumbent must also be able to maneuver on and around Project structures to include standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing and working in typical construction and maintenance worksites (trenches, scaffolds, platforms, ladders, etc.).

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2021 Salary Tables and select the pay chart for Ignacio, Colorado. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart.

    This is a supervisory position. Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors are required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period before their appointment becomes final. Those who do not satisfactorily complete this probationary period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay than those they occupied before assuming their supervisory assignment.

    TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances.

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

    Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service.

    • Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.
    • Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period.
    Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/.

    Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application package will be evaluated against the minimum qualification requirements specified above. In order to qualify, your resume must specifically describe your work history and the duties you performed in each position. Your resume will be evaluated after the closing date of 03/23/2021 to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. Qualified candidates will then be rated as best qualified, well qualified, or qualified depending on their possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies and experience requirements as demonstrated by your responses to the assessment questions. Competencies measured include:

    • Decision Making
    • Leadership
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Project Management

    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If the information in your resume does not support your responses to the assessment questions, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications.

    Qualified Indian preference candidates will be referred to the hiring manager in order of veterans' preference.

    You may preview the assessment questions here in the https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11035508. Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required for this position:

    • Resume which details work experience including dates worked (mm/yy-mm/yy), position title, Grade (if federal service), and hours worked per week.
    • On-line Assessment Questionnaire
    • Most recent SF-50 (if applying under merit promotion. Be sure your SF-50 displays your tenure in box 24, your position in box 34, and that the SF-50 is not an award)
    • Transcripts (if using education to qualify) - Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, an official transcript may be requested at a later time.
    • Veteran's documentation - (if applicable) VA letter on VA letterhead stating your overall combined rating, SF-15, DD-214 (copy 4) reflecting an honorable discharge and dates of active duty military service.
    • Special Appointing Authority documentation (if applying under a special hiring authority)
    • BIA Form 4432 (if claiming Indian preference)
    • Performance Appraisal (if applying under the Land Management Flexibility Act)
    • Copy of Drivers License with proof of Air Brakes and Hazardous Endorsements MUST be submitted with the application in order to receive consideration.
    If you are applying as a VEOA candidate, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 and your letter from the VA reflecting an honorable discharge and that you either completed three years of active duty service or are a preference eligible. For more information see: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa.

    If you are unable to apply online, require reasonable accommodation in the application process if you are an applicant with a disability, or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM Eastern Time ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. If your application package is incomplete in any way, you will not be considered for this position, and requests for extensions will not be granted. Please double check your application package before you submit it.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED OR ACCEPTED BY THIS OFFICE.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    - To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    - Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    - After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    - You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login ); all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/ .

    PLEASE NOTE - NO APPLICATION MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA E-MAIL.

    Agency contact information

    Human Resources

    Address

    BIA Center for Recruitment Albuquerque
    BIA Center for Recruitment Albuquerque
    1011 Indian School Road, NW
    Suite 136
    Albuquerque, NM 87104
    US
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    Indian Affairs provides services to 574 federally recognized tribes with a population of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives. Indian Affairs offers an extensive range of programs such as social services, law enforcement and detention services, administration of tribal courts, natural resources management, economic development, implementation of land and water claim settlements, housing improvement, disaster relief, and the replacement and maintenance of schools, roads, and bridges.

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs is committed to ensuring a safe and engaging workplace, which exhibits the values of respect, teamwork, fairness, and honesty.

    Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles not currently employed in Federal service may be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(a)(7). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligibles. For more information about Indian preference or to obtain BIA Form 4432 application instructions, please visit: https://www.bia.gov/jobs.

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/592282300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.