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Job Title:Supervisory Visual Information Program Specialist, GS-0301-12 (DEU-ES)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-MP-2013-010

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$73,655.00 to $95,750.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 14, 2013 to Thursday, January 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Sacramento, CA, 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, Shasta Dam on the Sacramento 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: http://www.usbr.gov/ View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/Video

Want to work for a contemporary water management agency whose mission is to assist in meeting the increasing water demands of the West while protecting the environment and the public's investment? Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation as a Supervisory Visual Information Program Specialist. This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Division of Administrative Services, Visual Information Services Branch, in Sacramento, CA. For more information on the Sacramento area visit: http://www.saccounty.net/default.htm Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Travel is required approximately 10% of the time.
  • Incidental Motor Vehicle Operator - Non critical.
  • Successful adjudication of personnel security investigation required.

DUTIES:

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Serves as a supervisor and technical advisor with primary responsibility for the coordination, implementation and management of a cohesive visual information management program. Provides both technical and administrative guidance for the Region's evolving visual information program activities, involving the Intranet, SharePoint and web. Develops strategies and conducts short- and long-term planning for visual information activities. Studies and analyzes organizational functions and operations to determine current and future visual information needs. Leads the formulation of the visual information services strategic plan. Establishes objectives, requirements, and milestones and performs extensive research, analysis, and coordination in facilitating, developing, and implementing visual information activities. Serves as a key member of the Region's website development team. Plans, schedules, assigns, sets and adjusts short-term priorities for work activities within established resources and program requirements.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must have one year of specialized experience as defined below:

 

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

 

Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows: identifying, researching, analyzing, and developing solutions for a variety of unusual problems or conditions which impede the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative program operations; assessing, developing, coordinating or implementing visual information operations, systems, and policies or similar administrative programs; improving productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency of visual information, document processing and similar administrative services; providing technical or administrative guidance for visual information program activities (i.e. involving the Intranet, SharePoint and web) or related administrative activities; or planning, scheduling, assigning, setting and adjusting short-term priorities for administrative work activities within established resources and program requirements.

 


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

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. Applicants determined best-qualified will be referred to the selecting official.

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)  Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) 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.

Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.  

Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.

Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.

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

1. Ability to assess, develop, and implement visual information operations, systems, and policies.

2. Ability to identify, research, analyze, and develop solutions for a variety of unusual problems or conditions which impede the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative program operations.

3. Ability to improve productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency of visual information and document processing services.



Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration.

 


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BENEFITS:

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



OTHER INFORMATION:

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be authorized for payment by the Bureau of Reclamation. Specific entitlements will be determined at time of selection.

 

Employment Conditions:

-Travel is required approximately 10% of the time.

-Incidental Motor Vehicle Operator - Non critical.

-Selectee is required to complete a one-year probationary period.

-This is a supervisory position.  If appointed to this position, you must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period, unless you have previously met this requirement.

-Successful adjudication of personnel security investigation required.

 

 

Selective Service: Male applicants born on or after January 1, 1960, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law.  To register for Selective Service or to verify that you have registered, please visit: http://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.

 

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Federal hiring process visit: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#authorities

 

Legal and Regulatory Guidance: http://www.usajobs.gov/lrg/



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) 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: http://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 a USAJOBS profile (instructions are provided during the online application process.) In addition, applicants may E-mail their supporting documentation to mpjobs@usbr.gov, fax directly to the HR Office at 916-978-5563, or mail or hand-deliver to USBR/ATTN: HR, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).

Applicants needing assistance in applying online should contact the HR Office at 916-978-5476. If applying online poses a hardship contact the HR Office prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

 

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:  http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/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 factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources Office
Phone: 916-978-5476
Fax: 916-978-5563
Email: mpjobs@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
2800 Cottage Way
Attn: MP-500
Sacramento, CA
95825-1898
US
Fax: 916-978-5563

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements.  Each applicant who meets 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-MP-2013-010

Control Number:

335053100