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Job Title:  Assistant Regional Director, GS-0301-15 (DEU-KS)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Reclamation
Job Announcement Number:  BR-MP-2013-038

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$113,735.00 to $147,857.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 to Friday, March 01, 2013
Full-time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Boulder City, NV, USView Map

All United States Citizens and Nationals


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:
View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at:

You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

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

For living conditions go to:

Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision.

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-MP-2013-036 (MPP-KS) for status applicants.  If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
  • Required to file an annual Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.


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-Exercises strategic level supervisory and managerial control and direction over the functional areas of the Regional Office which may include a mix of administrative and technical programs.
-Formulates and develops strategic objectives, and courses of action for the Region’s work associated hydro-electric power facilities, water resources, land and environmental resources management program.  Administers regional programs for the key areas of people, mandates and leadership.
-Develops and implements innovative Regional policy consistent with the Regional Director's philosophies and Reclamation's priorities.
-Represents and acts for the Regional Director in meetings, conferences, and interactions with representatives of State and Federal agencies, water users, contractors, landowners, media, other local interests and the public.
-Provides guidance to staff throughout the Region to implement the Regional Director’s goals.
-Leads the organization to ensure and maintain a workplace culture that is free of prohibited personnel practices, honors merit principles while leveraging diversity, ensures and maintains a workplace culture where decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin or any other non-merit factors.
-Exercises leadership to ensure the development of a collaborative and effective work environment.
-Promotes an environment where people are empowered to work in teams to produce successful results.


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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 in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-14 level in Federal service.

Specialized Experience for GS-15:  Defined as experience 1) applying the principles and practices of a variety of administrative, professional and technical fields (i.e. water resources management/planning, water operations, power resources management/planning, power operations, finance/budget, human resources/EEO, contracts/procurement, IT, security, Safety); 2) coordinating programs collaboratively with organizations having varied and overlapping responsibilities and differing concerns and priorities; and 3) supervising subordinate staff.

Supervisory Competencies:  Applicants should possess 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:

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Human Resources (HR) will review resumes 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 30 minutes to complete. 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 through your resume and responses to the online questions:

KSA 1 Knowledge of work associated with managing hydro-electric power facilities, water resources, land and environmental resources management programs.
KSA 2 Knowledge of administrative programs involving finance, budget, human resources, acquisitions, physical security, information technology, IT Security, safety, EEO, diversity and public affairs that support the business line.
KSA 3 Ability to collaborate in order to develop networks, build alliances, and find common ground with a broad range of stakeholders in the administration of complex programs, ensuring that stakeholder input is appropriately considered; to develop innovative solutions, and ensure conflicts are managed and/or resolved in a positive and constructive manner to maximize results.
KSA 4 Ability to comprehend and assimilate a wide variety of administrative and technical information related to program and project management to make decisions and resolve problems.
KSA 5 Ability to communicate using highly developed oral and written skills.
KSA 6 Knowledge of a full range of supervisory methods and personnel practices.
Your answers to the assessment 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. Applicants who exaggerate or falsify their experience and/or education may be removed from employment consideration.

To preview questions please click here.


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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:


Travel and relocation expenses are authorized.  Eligibility for specific relocation services will be determined at the time of selection.  However, use of Relocation Services Contract (Guaranteed Home Sale) will not be authorized.

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:

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.

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

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

Background Investigation/Security Clearance: This position is designated as  Non-Critical Sensitive (National Security Position - requiring Secret access).  It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated National Security background investigation. As a condition of continued employment the individual will be reinvestigated every five years. Failure to maintain the required security clearance may result in removal from Federal service.

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.


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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:

As part of the online 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.

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.


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: 

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:

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:

The following link provides general resume formatting instructions:


Kathy Schulz
Phone: 916-978-5474
Fax: 916-978-5563
Agency Information:
2800 Cottage Way
Attn: MP-500
Sacramento, CA
Fax: 916-978-5563


After all application packages have been received, 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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