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Job Title:Interdisciplinary Engineer (Project Manager)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-PN-DE-GC-13-176

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 to Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0810/0830/0850-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

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

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

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-13-175 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: Electrical Engineer GS-0850, Mechanical Engineer GS-0830 or Civil Engineer GS-0810.

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

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
  • be able to obtain it within 12 months of hire.

DUTIES:

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The work will include project management for planning, engineering, procurement, scheduling, disassembly, inspections, repairs, replacements, modifications, reassembly, and re-commissioning of critical equipment. The incumbent will be required to identify, plan, develop, organize, schedule all activities, identify staffing, and processes for project accomplishment. Provides leadership and direction in managing and executing assigned projects as well as associated contracts and sub-projects. Plans overall program goals, planning for optimum utilization of staff, determining the skills necessary for work accomplishment, and arranging for technical and special services from other offices. Coordinates overhaul management activities with ongoing operation and maintenance of power generation facilities.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applications must first meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below: A. Professional engineering degree from a school of engineering with at least one or more 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 (advanced beyond 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- B. Combination of education AND experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished: 1) a thorough knowledge of physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1) Professional registration; 2) Written test--Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer in Training exam or the written test required for professional registration; 3) Specified academic courses--Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A; or 4) Related curriculum--Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or appropriate professional field provided applicant has 1 year professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the Basic Education Qualification Requirement, applicants must have additional specialized experience as defined below:

GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service.

DEFINITION OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows: GS-13: Specialized experience is defined as professional engineering experience working on large industrial facilities, such as power generation facilities, that require engineering support for the associated electrical and mechanical equipment. This experience must also involve project management experience such as preparation and coordination of scopes of work, schedules, and budgets.

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

PROJECT MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS Additionally all applicants must: 1. Hold an active "Project Management Professional" credential (from the Project Management Institute) OR 2. Hold a "FAC-P/PM Journeyman Level" credential (per the DOI FAC-P/PM Program Policy Guide dated August 2009) 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

If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications. An official transcript bears the University Seal and a signature certifying its authenticity and must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Academic transcripts certified by notary publics are NOT official. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to reporting to work as a condition of employment.  Failure to submit official transcripts may be grounds for dismissal or rescission of the job offer.  


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 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 60 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. 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.


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BENEFITS:

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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, life and health insurance benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and the Federal 401-k Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). (if offering recruitment, relocation or retention bonuses, student loan repayment, flexible work schedules, etc., put that information here). For additional information about benefits 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: www.sss.gov.

--CTAP/ICTAP: CTAP/ICTAP provides Federal employees placement assistance who are surplus, displaced, or separated. If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must meet the following well-qualified criteria and must score at least 85 (prior to veteran's preference being applied) on the application questions 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

Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, 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, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), 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, a DD-214 and the documentation required by the form.

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.

Payment of relocation expenses with the exception of the guaranteed home sale is authorized for current federal employees. First Post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new hires or reinstatement eligible.

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-1441, 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, Hours worked, and salary), 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 85 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). 

Transcripts: Applicants MUST furnish a copy of your college transcripts, if applicable.  If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.

 PROJECT MANAGEMENT Certification.   Documents indicating project management certification (if any).

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-1438
Boise, ID
83706-1234
US
Fax: 208-378-5023

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume and transcript(s) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the answers to the Assessment Questionnaire and may interview the best-qualified applicants. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made approximately within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

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-13-176

Control Number:

347190600