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Job Title:Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Bonneville Power Administration

Job Announcement Number:200260

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$101,933.00 to $132,510.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 to Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0028-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Portland, OregonView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

BPA has been powering people and careers for 75 years. We provide clean, emissions free electricity to the Pacific Northwest and maintain a high voltage transmission system to deliver that electricity. We are a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship, promoting energy efficiency, renewable wind and hydropower, the smart grid, fish and wildlife protection and initiatives to address climate change. We are a visionary and innovative agency that values diversity and creativity and encourages continuous learning. We are located throughout the Pacific Northwest with opportunities in cities, smaller communities and in the field.

BPA is a not-for-profit federal electric utility. Our high-voltage transmission grid comprises more than 15,000 miles of lines and associated substations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. BPA markets more than a third of the electricity consumed in the Pacific Northwest. The power is produced at 31 federal dams operated by the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation and one nuclear plant in the Northwest and is sold to more than 140 Northwest utilities. BPA purchases power from seven wind projects and has more than 4,700 megawatts of wind interconnected to its transmission system.

About the Environmental Planning and Analysis organization-Power/Policy Group. (Org Code: KEC)

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Bonneville Power Administration applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=ACMBQ.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Accomplishes work related to the conceptualization, design, documentation, and management of environmental analysis and review pursuant to (NEPA) and other federal statutes, of BPA programs or projects, with a focus on projects and programs of BPA's Power Services organization, and broader program-wide or policy strategies of BPA.
Provides advice and assistance to BPA organizations on matters relative to the development, execution, and monitoring of environmental protection policies, plans, and programs.

Supervises a group of employees performing work across a range of levels, from GS-9 to GS-14.
Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance.

Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to meet and collaborate with others in performing supervisory or leader work.

Ability to develop and promote a talented, engaged, and diverse workforce.

Knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and applicable regulations, or a state equivalent.

Knowledge of, or experience in, power operations or the marketing and sale of energy, especially if in relation to hydropower or other non-fossil energy sources (e.g., wind, solar, biomass, other renewables).

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Completion of one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-13. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Examples of specialized experience include but are not limited to conducting technical, statistical or policy analyses of environmental and/or economic impacts; experience managing studies evaluating the economic and environmental impact of energy regulations, policies or issues; or providing advice and assistance on matters relating to NEPA and other environmental protection programs and policies.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Functional Statement:

Environmental Planning and Analysis provides guidance and direction on the integration of environmental issues into BPA's business decision making. This function provides analysis and documentation of environmental compliance under a number of federal statutes, including the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act; strategic planning on environmental issues; National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) decision integration; cultural resource review and management under the National Historic Preservation Act; collaboration and coordination on environmental issues with federal, state, tribal, and other partners and regulatory agencies; and other environmental client services for all parts of the agency in a cost effective manner.

1. Environmental Planning Analysis is responsible for ensuring statutory/regulatory environmental compliance requirements are accomplished through appropriate biological, physical, and cultural investigations and social and economic analyses of all BPA decisions and undertakings, including projects and programs within the transmission, power, and fish and wildlife functions of BPA, as well as agency-wide policy and programmatic direction. This function involves coordination of environmental analysis, and building and sustaining collaborative and productive relationships with local, state, and federal agencies; tribes; nongovernmental entities; and the general public. This function documents environmental compliance through the preparation, publication, and distribution of appropriate NEPA analysis documents (Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), etc.) and associated decision documents (Records of Decision (RODs), Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSIs), etc.), required consultations under federal laws such as the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act, and other compliance requirements. This function recommends appropriate mitigation; and coordinates with other groups to attain necessary permits and help guide implementation, effectiveness, and validation monitoring for environmentally sensitive efforts.

2. Environmental Planning and Analysis provides guidance for meeting BPA's environmental obligations. The organization monitors emerging environmental issues and technologies that may potentially affect BPA business, set precedence, involve unique or unusual circumstances, or otherwise has regional or national significance, and coordinates BPA's position and direction in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). In concert with other groups inside and outside BPA, this organization manages environmental policy development and develops strategies and guidance to help achieve BPA's goal of environmental stewardship.

3. Environmental Planning and Analysis also manages BPA's cultural resources review and compliance, including developing policy, procedures, and guidance for agency compliance with Section 106 of the NHPA and other relevant statutes and guidelines.

4. The Power and Policy group of the Environmental Planning and Analysis function is responsible for advising the Power Services organization of BPA on environmental analysis and compliance matters and undertaking environmental review and documentation for that organization; this group is also responsible for advising on BPA policy or other programmatic level strategies for environmental analysis and review.

Applicants are responsible for reviewing the OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS section of the vacancy announcement. This section can be viewed by navigating to the Public Notice Vacancy Announcement link after you have logged in to the system.

All United States citizens are eligible to apply. Candidates will be considered under a variety of appointing authorities including Delegated Examining, Merit Promotion, VRA, and VEOA (if applicable).

APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN THE AVUE SYSTEM BY 8:59 P.M. PT (11:59 ET).

All United States citizens are eligible to apply. Candidates will be considered under a variety of appointing authorities including Delegated Examining, Merit Promotion, VRA, and VEOA (if applicable).

Applications will be accepted from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and those eligible under special hiring authorities such as VRA and VEOA.

The sensitivity level of this position is designated as '___ Risk ___sensitive', which requires that the selectee pass a Moderate Background Investigation (MBI) personnel investigation and receive a favorable suitability determination. Under existing OPM regulations, current Federal employees transferring from another department or agency who have successfully passed this level (or higher) personnel investigation will not be subject to re-investigation under OPM suitability regulations. Further, employees with unescorted access to facilities, systems, and equipment, which, if destroyed, degraded, or otherwise rendered unavailable, would affect the reliability or operability of the bulk electric system, or have access to critical cyber assets that are essential to the reliable operation of the bulk electric system will be required to undergo a Special Agency Check every seven years, thereafter (or sooner if for cause.)

How to Apply: Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for BPA applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. Information regarding this position can be accessed at the following URL: www.avuedigitalservices.com/bpa/applicant.html. Use the 'Search Jobs' criteria to search by job title, location, and/or grade of the position.

If you are applying as a reinstatement or status candidate from another Federal agency you will be prompted to upload an electronic copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF 50).

Veterans: To be considered for VEOA or VRA consideration, a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) is required. 10-point veterans must also provide a copy of their SF-15 and associated documentation.

Veteran's Preference: To be considered for veteran's preference, a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) must be provided prior to appointment. Veterans claiming CP or CPS preference must also provide a copy of their SF-15 and associated documentation. You will be able to upload electronic copies during the application process.

If your application does not provide all the information requested in the vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration.

Applications must be completed in the Avue system by 8:59 P.M. PT (11:59 P.M. ET).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the ICTAP must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for priority selection. Well qualified for annual positions equates to a score of at least 85; and well qualified for hourly positions equates to a score of at least 80. Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

ICTAP: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Interagency_Career_Transition_Assistance_Plan_(ICTAP)

Benefits: BPA offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on BPA benefits can be found at: http://www.careers.bpa.gov/Benefits/

EEO Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement

Legal and Regulatory Guidance: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Legal_and_Regulatory_Guidance

Veterans Information: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/

Basis of Rating: Candidates eligible for consideration under Delegated Examining criteria will have their application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Candidates determined to be qualified will be placed in a quality category: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority. Clearly articulating your work experience is critical to determining your qualifications for this position. Please describe your experience and thoroughly address the questions through your resume, cover letter, and/or other supporting material you choose to submit.

Basis of Rating: Candidates eligible for consideration under Merit Promotion criteria will have their application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Candidates determined to be qualified will have their applications rated against the required knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) and ranked against other candidates. If your final rating places you among the best qualified, your application will be referred to the selecting official for consideration. Clearly articulating your work experience is critical to determining your qualifications for this position. Please describe your experience and thoroughly address the questions through your resume, cover letter, and/or other supporting material you choose to submit.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Bonneville Power Administration applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=ACMBQ.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources, NHQ-1
Phone: 5032303230
Fax: 5032303149
Email: careers@bpa..gov
Agency Information:
Bonneville Power Administration
905 NE 11th Ave
Portland, Oregon
97232
US
Fax: 5032303149

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Job Announcement Number:

200260

Control Number:

336736600