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Job Title:RECLAMATION GUIDE

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-PN-DE-HH-13-089

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$24,933.00 to $36,384.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Saturday, February 02, 2013 to Monday, February 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0090-03/04

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a FULL TIME position. - This is a TEMPORARY position. For additional information please see the summary section.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Hungry Horse, MT, 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: http://www.usbr.gov  View our DVD titled “Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork” at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-HH-13-088 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. 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 Reclamation Guide. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. The incumbent works in the Visitor Center at Hungry Horse Dam and provides tours of the facility to the general public during the summer tourist season.

The career ladder promotion potential of this position is the GS-04 level.  However, this position may be filled at a lower grade. If so, when and if it is determined that a subsequent promotion is warranted, it may be made without further competition.  Promotion up to and including the GS-04 level is neither guaranteed nor automatic.

Location - http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html

Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be your responsibility.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

This is a TEMPORARY FULL TIME position.   This position is expected to commence in May, 2013. Employment is expected to last until approximately September 21, 2013 but may be extended at management's discretion not to exceed two years,  and is subject to termination at any time.  Selection does not confer eligibility to be promoted or reassigned to other positions or to be non-competitively converted to a career-conditional appointment.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US CITIZENSHIP
  • Suitability for Federal Employment determined by a background investigation
  • You must submit a resume and supporting documentation - See how to Apply
  • You must meet experience requirements - See Qualifications
  • Your resume must reflect required experience
  • You must have a valid state driver's license

DUTIES:

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Escorts visitor(s) on guided tours (usually in groups of 20 or less) of Hungry Horse dam, explaining the various features of the dam and powerplant, project history, construction, operation and benefits.  Tours given are centered around principal features and are generally of short or moderate duration.  Gives lectures/tours to school groups and gives tours based on special requests.  Provides accurate factual information regarding broad policies and objectives of the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Forest Service.  Provides visitors information about recreational areas on the reservoir, road closures, or any special information the public may need to know.

Conducts independent research to ensure that tours and programs are original and unique in scope.  Makes continual and ongoing adjustments to programs and tours to ensure that information is accurate and current.

Staffs the Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Center.  Greets visitors, answers questions, provides information, answers telephones, and informs the public of Reclamation rules and regulations.

Responsible for the protection of the tour route and Visitor Center from vandalism and damage while on duty. 

Wears appropriate uniform attire while attending to duties of the position.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For the GS-3 level, 6 months of general experience or 1 year of education above the high school level that included at least 6 semester hours in courses such as American history, science, and/or public speaking.

General Experience: (1) Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.

For the GS-4 level, 6 months of general experience and 6 months of specialized experience or 2 years of education above the high school level that included at least 12 semester hours of the types of courses mentioned for the GS-3 qualification requirements noted above.

Specialized Experience: Experience that involved oral presentation of historical, scientific, or program information to groups; or developing and/or revising historical or scientific information for oral presentation to groups.


This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is 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.

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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating and selection procedures will be used to evaluate applications from this announcement. 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. 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. Skill in managing the public, i.e., holding the attention of the group, maintaining control, solving problems and reacting quickly and effectively in case of emergency or safety issue.

2. Ability to interpret and present technical material to groups with diverse backgrounds.

3. Ability to operate motor vehicles.

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. 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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Temporary Appointments: You will earn sick and annual leave and contribute to the Social Security (FICA) system.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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.  Go to: http://www.sss.gov

The Bureau of Reclamation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Selection for positions is made solely on the basis of merit, fitness and qualifications without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors.

Valid State Driver’s License.  You must maintain a valid State Driver’s License at all times because you are required to drive government vehicles on government and public roads.  If you fail to maintain a valid State Driver’s License at all times, you will be removed from your position.

The referral list from this public notice may be used to fill subsequent positions (similar title, series and grade, location, and KSA requirements) within 180 days of the date the referral list was issued.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) on the closing date of this announcement.  When you’re ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the 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 your USAJOBS profile – instructions provided during the online application process

-- E-mail to tcarlton@usbr.gov

-- Fax directly to the HR Office at (208) 378-5023

-- Mail to the Bureau of Reclamation, ATTN: PN-1445, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706-1234 – or –

-- Hand deliver to the Bureau of Reclamation, Human Resources – Room 109, 1150 North Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho.

Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting documents.

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, 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. If you have a compensable service connected disability, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form, in addition to the DD-214.

For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp

CTAP/ICTAP: 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 well qualified on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. 

For information on CTAP/ICTAP, http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306: If selected you will be required to complete an (OF-306), http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf  prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not hiring you or for dismissing you after you begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001). 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Teresa Carlton
Phone: 208-378-6544
Fax: 208-378-5023
Email: tcarlton@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100
Attn: PN-1445
Boise, ID
83706-1234
US
Fax: 208-378-5023

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 the USAJOBS profile.

If you are determined to be in the Best Qualified group, you may be required to submit written, essay-style responses to additional assessment questions as a continuation of the evaluation process. Failure to respond to the additional assessment questions will result in loss of further consideration for this position.


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Job Announcement Number:

BR-PN-DE-HH-13-089

Control Number:

337014700