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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Area Manager (DEU-HH)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-LC-DE-13-09

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$113,735.00 to $147,857.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 to Wednesday, February 27, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0340-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Hoover Dam, Boulder City, NV, 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-LC-13-18, for status applicants.  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.  You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.  

Would you enjoy ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Government facilities?  The Area Manager of the Lower Colorado Dams Office (LCDO) is responsible for planning, directing, monitoring and evaluating the operations and maintenance of Hoover, Davis and Parker Dams on the Colorado River. This includes the Hoover Visitor Center which has approximately 1 million visitors per year. 

LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Regional Office, Lower Colorado Dams Office, Boulder City, NV.

Boulder City is a short drive from the Las Vegas Metropolitan area. For living conditions visit:
Boulder City, NV: http://www.bcnv.org
Henderson, NV: http://www.hendersonchamber.com/ 
Las Vegas, NV: http://www.lvchamber.com/ 

Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision.  First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointments or reinstatement eligibles.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National;
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation;
  • You must apply online to be considered for this position;
  • You must meet specialized experience requirements; (See Qualifications)
  • Position requires filing a financial disclosure report.

DUTIES:

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-Makes major decisions or recommendations to top management officials in the Lower Colorado Region and the Bureau of Reclamation affecting the basic content and character of the programs and projects of the LCDO.
-Promotes and maintains a positive and proactive safety culture and provides a safe and healthful environment for workers and visitors.
-Collaborates with power customers regarding long-range planning and operations and maintenance of the facilities. 
-Conducts long-range planning in connection with prospective changes in functions and programs.
-Evaluates program goals and objectives, and adjusts or redefines broad objectives for the LCDO.
-Determines the desirability of changes in organizational structure and authorizes the particular changes to be effected.  Analyze the need for and approves the implementation of measures for improving coordination among subordinate organizational elements and control measures needed to provide data for management.
-Determines what compromises to make in operations in view of public relations implications and the need for program support from various groups.
-Supervises, through several subordinate supervisors, the activities of approximately 300 personnel assigned to the LCDO. 
-Oversees security and law enforcement operations including the management of the Hoover Dam Police Department.
-Maintains compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and regulatory compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (NERC/WECC) standards and requirements.
-Represents the LCDO as an expert of the projects and programs in meetings, hearing presentations and conferences to present, justify and defend those programs and projects and negotiate and settle matters involving significant or controversial issues.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-15:  In order to qualify for the GS-15 grade level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in federal service.

Specialized Experience for GS-15: Defined as experience managing the operation and maintenance of (1) power facilities, or (2) heavy industrial facilities, or (3) complex water systems including reservoir operations. Experience should also demonstrate the ability to provide supervision, leadership, guidance, and direction through subordinate supervisors and staff on operations and maintenance activities.

Supervisory Competencies:
Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following competencies for successful performance of Federal supervisory work:  accountability, customer service, decisiveness, flexibility, integrity/honesty, interpersonal skills, oral communication, problem solving, resilience, and written communication.  Additional information on supervisory competencies: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/Specialty-Stds/GS-SUPV.asp


You must meet all qualification requirements, 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)  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. 

KSA 1. Knowledge of the operations, maintenance and construction functions of power plants or heavy industrial plants or complex water systems in order to plan, organize, implement and manage the activities.
KSA 2: Ability to manage the program, operations and activities of an office and to supervise subordinate personnel.
KSA 3. Ability to collaborate and work with customers, funding boards, and other oversight bodies.
KSA 4: Ability to promote and maintain a safe and secure environment for workers and visitors.

Your answers to questions will be verified against information provided in your online resume. Be sure that your 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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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:  https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits



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. For more information 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. 

Supervisory Probationary Period:  An employee initially appointed to a supervisory position must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

Probationary Period:  Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period. 

Financial Disclosure:  If selected for this position, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of entrance on duty.

Optional Form 306 (OF-306): Before final selection, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action. 

Background Investigation/Security Clearance: If selected, you will be subject to an extensive background investigation to determine fitness for employment and/or a security clearance.   Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination from Federal employment or removal from this position.  This may be a lengthy (a few to several months) process. Periodic background reinvestigation for continued security clearance adjudication and approval is required. Successful completion of this background investigation and security clearance is required before an appointment can be made effective. 

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

http://www.usbr.gov/LC/



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 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.

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 that includes dates of employment, specifically years, months, and hours worked per week for each period of experience; an on-line assessment questionnaire; and the following supporting documents, as appropriate: 

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD Form 214 (DD-214), member 4 copy, 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 Eligibles:  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.

The following link provides general resume formatting instructions: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g5000/ResumeFormat.pdf

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Holly Hill
Phone: 702-293-8016
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: hhill@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 61470
Attn: LC-5401
Boulder City, NV
89006-1470
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received and resumes 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-LC-DE-13-09

Control Number:

337296800