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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Interdisciplinary Engineer (Project Manager)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-PN-DE-GC-13-101

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 14, 2013 to Thursday, March 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0810/0830/0850-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a FULL TIME position. - This is a PERMANENT position.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Grand Coulee, WA, 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-GC-13-100 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.

This is an interdisciplinary position. Position may be filled by: Civil Engineer, GS-810; Mechanical Engineer, GS-830; Electrical Engineer, GS-850. Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential! Location - Grand Coulee, WA http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html .

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

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for Federal Employment.
  • You must provide transcript(s) upon application to verify education.
  • Failure to provide transcripts will result in loss of consideration.
  • You must possess the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or
  • equivalent) or be able to obtain it within 12 months of hire. See "Qualifi-
  • cations" section for more detailed information.

DUTIES:

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Project management, planning, engineering, procurement, scheduling, disassembly, inspections, repairs, replacements, modifications, reassembly, and re-commissioning as applicable for assigned projects. Each project requires planning, organizing and scheduling all activities; preparing, tracking and reporting budgets; identifying and mitigating project risks; identifying staffing and equipment needs; monitoring and reporting project status. Develops and manages a variety of specifications for engineering and construction contracts. Develops procedures and standards to monitor and control the work. Serves as Contracting Officer's Authorized Representative.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable: The curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d)thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR Combination of education and experience -- college level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. For more information in regard to the adequacy of acceptable experience, refer to the GS Qualification standards operating manual found at www.opm.gov, choose site index, choose "Q" and find the manual. In addition to the above requirements, applicants must meet the following qualification requirements.

For GS-12 level - one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service is required.

Specialized experience is defined as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by (1) professional knowledge of engineering; (2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. Specialized experience is further defined as direct experience in providing the engineering support needed to plan and execute facilities-type projects. This experience must also involve project management experience such as preparation and coordination of scopes of work, schedules, and budgets. 

ADDITIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must:

1. Hold a "FAC-P/PM Entry Level" (or higher) credential (per the DOI FAC-P/PM Program Policy Guide dated August 2009) -OR-

2. Hold an active "Project Management Professional" credential (from the Project Management Institute) -OR-

3. Be a registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil) AND possess the following project management experience: a) Experience in leading and directing projects under general supervision within the constraints of schedule, budget and scope. The experience must indicate you can manage projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables. b) A minimum of 4500 hours of project management experience that: a. Dates back at least three years from application submittal date. b. Does not date back further than eight years from the application submittal date. c. Occurred over a minimum of 36 months (gaps in experience and overlapping experience will not be counted). d. Includes experience in each of the following process areas when all projects are totaled, but not on each project: i. Initiating ii. Planning iii. Executing iv. Monitoring and Controlling v. Closing


YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS (UNOFFICIAL COPIES ARE OK) TO VERIFY EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

You must meet all qualification requirements, including 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 45 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. Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques used in engineering to design features associated with hydroelectric systems and associated equipment.

2. Ability to monitor and execute schedules; identify resource constraints; and provide technical assistance for multiple engineering, procurement, and construction contracts.

3. Skill in following project management processes to execute complex projects and program work.

4. Skill in team leadership and conflict resolution processes involving engineers, planners, construction inspectors, contractors, contracting officers and others.

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. Applicants who exaggerate or falsify their experience and/or education may be removed from employment consideration.


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: http://www.opm.gov/insure/ .

OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are initially appointed to a career-conditional position, you must serve a 1-year probationary period.

If you are a current permanent federal employee and are selected from this announcement, you may be required to serve a 1-year probationary period. 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.

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.

Transcripts: You MUST furnish a copy of your college transcripts by the closing date of the announcement (unofficial copies are acceptable). If selected, you will ADDITIONALLY be required to provide OFFICIAL college transcripts.

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: 208-378-5155
Fax: 208-378-5023
Email: tcarlton@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100
Attn: PN-1438
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-GC-13-101

Control Number:

337806800