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Job Title:LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-DEGP-EC-12-108

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$41,631.00 to $96,001.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 20, 2012 to Thursday, January 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0346-07/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Larimer County, CO, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and Nationals.

JOB SUMMARY:

Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: www.usbr.gov.

View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-GP-EC-12-125 for current Federal employees serving under competitive service career or career-conditional appointments, former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, VEOA eligible veterans or persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special appointing authorities (such as 30% Disabled Veterans). If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Logistics Management Specialist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Would you enjoy supporting activities of the operations and maintenance (O&M) program by defining and correlating financial resources, manpower, material, and outage requirements with O&M program plans to assure that needed support is provided at the right time and place? Responsibilities include coordinating and evaluating the efforts of functional specialists to identify specific requirements and to develop and adjust plans and schedules for the actions needed to meet each requirement on time.

Here is a great opportunity to join an organization with excellent growth potential!

LOCATION: Great Plains Region, Eastern Colorado Area Office, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Division, Colorado-Big Thompson O&M Branch, Flatiron, CO

For living conditions go to: http://www.usbr.gov/gp/employment/living_conditions.pdf

Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National. A valid state driver's license required.
  • Work Schedule: Four 10-hour days per week.
  • Must meet Specialized Experience (See Qualifications).
  • Travel 1-2 nights per month.
  • For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Required Documents.
  • Suitable for Federal employment; determined by background investigation.

DUTIES:

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The position supports the maintenance activities of the ECAO O&M program for the Colorado-Big Thompson (CBT) project facilities. Duties include:

 

-Defining and correlating the financial resources, manpower, material and outage requirements with the O&M program plans to assure the needed support is provided at the right time and place.
-Researching and preparing justifications, work plans and work packages to accomplish various work proposals for maintenance, e.g., electrical, mechanical or general building or construction work tasks.
-Coordinating and evaluating the efforts of functional specialists to identify specific requirements and to develop and adjust plans and schedules for the actions needed to meet each requirement on time.
-Ensuring all work is properly documented and recorded.
-Developing long-term project plans, including the 10-year plan, which has operations, maintenance and administrative components.
-Proposing maintenance or project work in response to observed needs and feedback from craft workers performing the tasks.
-Preparing justifications of time, labor and material cost estimates; job task lists; flow diagrams; charts; sketches; and creating written work packages.
-Preparing job plans for repetitive tasks, including identifying and procuring supplies, materials, parts and tools.
-Manipulating various software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project, maintenance management software, and other related or custom software programs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

GS-07: One full year of graduate level education -OR- superior academic achievement -OR- one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-05 level in the federal service -OR- equivalent combinations of education and experience.

GS-09: Master's or equivalent graduate degree -OR- two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree -OR- LL.B. or J.D., if related -OR- one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-07 level in the federal service -OR- equivalent combinations of education and experience.

GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree -OR- 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree -OR- LL.M., if related -OR- one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-09 level in the federal service -OR- equivalent combinations of education and experience.

GS-12:  One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

Superior Academic Achievement is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. Specific requirements are: 1) Applicant must be in the upper third of the graduating class based on completed course; 2a) 3.0 or higher GPA as recorded on official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education; 2b) 3.0 or higher GPA based on courses completed during the final 2 years of curriculum; or 2c) 3.5 or higher GPA based on the average of the required courses completed in the specific major field of study; or 3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society listed in the Association of College Honor Societies (membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision). If you are substituting education for experience, you MUST furnish a copy of your transcript(s) of college work completed.

DEFINITION OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:

GS-07: Examples of specialized experience are those which include documenting and assembling information for use in justifications, work plans, and work packages; experience in monitoring project deadlines; experience using a variety of software and databases to document, store, and query data; experience in financial management; experience working with diverse teams toward common goals; and experience in providing manpower and materials required to complete a project.

GS-09: Examples of specialized experience are those which include researching and assembling information for use in justifications, work plans, and work packages; experience correlating financial resources to needs for manpower and material; experience in setting and monitoring project deadlines; experience using a variety of software and databases to manage projects; experience in budget management; experience leading diverse teams toward common goals; and experience in assessing and providing necessary level of manpower and materials required to complete a project.

GS-11: Examples of specialized experience are those which include researching and preparing justifications, work plans, and work packages; experience determining need for financial resources, manpower and material; experience in setting and adjusting project deadlines; experience using a variety of software and databases to manage projects; experience in budget development; experience overseeing diverse teams and working toward common goals; and experience providing necessary level of manpower and materials required to complete a project within financial and time constraints.

GS-12:  Examples of specialized experience are those which include researching and preparing justifications, work plans and work packages; experience determining need for financial resources, manpower and material; experience in setting and adjusting project deadlines; experience using a variety of software and databases to manage projects; experience in budget development; experience overseeing diverse teams and working toward common goals; and experience in providing necessary level of manpower and materials required to complete a project within financial and time constraints. Also included are the development and analysis of information which leads to management decisions on maintenance of facilities, to include preparing and analyzing historical maintenance records, craft backlogs, and maintenance downtime reports to provide management with data for decisions related to availability and reliability of equipment.


This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

You must meet all qualification requirements and any selective placement factors by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Highly Qualified, 2) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following "Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)" through your resume and responses to the online questions:

1. Knowledge and experience in developing, analyzing and executing maintenance programs for hydro-electric generating facilities, including dams, lands, recreation, and reservoirs.
2. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, in a variety of situations, to internal and external customers.
3. Experience in independently planning, scheduling and coordinating maintenance functions and activities related to dams, hydro-electric powerplants, and recreation areas.
4. Experience in using a variety of computer programs associated with planning, scheduling and implementing maintenance functions.
5. Knowledge and experience in project management. Demonstrated knowledge of policies, directives, and standards used to govern maintenance activities and acquisitions.

Applicants’ answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resumes. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the response 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.  If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered. 


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit: www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

OTHER INFORMATION:

-Operation of a Government vehicle is required; therefore, valid State driver's license is required. Driving record will be verified prior to final selection.

-This position requires travel of approximately 1-2 nights per month.

-Work Schedule: Four 10-hour days per week.

-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 are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: www.sss.gov

- Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documents) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of any page.

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme/html.

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.

Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to gphireme@usbr.gov; fax directly to the HR Office at 406-247-7875; mail to PO Box 36900, Billings, MT 59107-6900; OR hand-deliver to 316 North 26th St., Billings, MT. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

-DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

-For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

-For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.

-For information on veteran's eligibility visit: www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp

-CTAP/ICTAP: Provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective placement factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources Office
Phone: 406-247-7696
Fax: 406-247-7875
Email: gphireme@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 36900
Billings, MT
59107-6900
US
Fax: 406-247-7875

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After application packages have been received, resumes, assessment questionnaires and supporting document(s) will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Applicants who meet the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

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Job Announcement Number:

BR-DEGP-EC-12-108

Control Number:

334320900