All applicants must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 or GS-15 grade levels. Examples of specialized experience include management and/or technical experience in climate change adaptation management that included facets of hydropower and water resource development and conservation; developing and enhancing alliances with external groups; dealing with outside entities as a representative of an organization; presenting orally and in writing complex and detailed technical and policy information as it relates to climate change adaptation.
Examples of specialized experience noted above are not all inclusive but illustrate types and levels of experience that will be qualifying for this position.
This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for this position.
4 year undergraduate course of study in an accredited university leading to a physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics; OR a combination of education and experience--education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Additional documentation must be provided for any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descriptive course titles listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research") that is not easily recognizable. This additional documentation, including number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned, may include written course description(s) from the school catalog, official course syllabus, or course descriptions verified by the school or an academic official of the school (your own descriptions are not acceptable documentation) and must be submitted with your application by the closing date of the announcement for those classes to be credited.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of information contained in their application/resume, comprehensive statement of experience, and their responses to the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). An applicant's total background including experience/outside activities/training/education/awards will be reviewed.
Applicant's answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants who exaggerate or falsify their experience and/or education may be removed from employment consideration.
A preliminary review of your application package will be made by the Human Resources Office to determine minimum qualifications. If you are determined to be minimally qualified, a subject matter panel will rate your application against the KSA's identified below to determine those that are among the best qualified and referred to the selecting official.
Failure to address the assessment questions within your resume or application packet will result in your not being considered for the subject position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Demonstrated experience in developing strategies and techniques to address water and power issues including climate change adaptation, advanced water treatment, invasive species, and/or renewable energy utilizing scientific integrity and peer review.
2. Ability to develop and maintain partnerships involving scientific initiatives in support of water and power issues.
3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in intergovernmental relations in order to coordinate, negotiate, and communicate effectively at the Federal, state and local government level.
4. Ability to represent Reclamation’s science initiatives in support of water and power issues with other organizations within the agency, other agencies, the legislative branch, state and local governments, and public groups. To preview questions please click here.