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Job Title:Program Analyst, GS-0343-13 (JW-DEU)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-DO-2013-139

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$87,815.00 to $114,158.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 30, 2013 to Friday, September 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0343-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Lakewood, CO, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and United States 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-DO-2013-138 for all 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 Program Analyst. You can make a difference in the West by leading the development and improvement of Reclamation's Power Apprenticeship Programs and providing hydropower program analysis and project management support for the second largest hydropower producer in the United States. 

Would you enjoy providing project management for a variety of programs and/or projects relating to Reclamation's Power Program?  Responsibilities include serving as a technical expert in the field of hydropower apprentice and journeyman training development, policies, practices, and procedures.

LOCATION: Technical Resources, Power Resources Office, Denver, CO.

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 appointments.

This position requires frequent travel.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National;
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation;
  • You must submit a resume and supporting documentation; (See How to Apply)
  • You must meet specialized experience requirements; (See Qualifications)
  • For veterans consideration, submit document(s); (See Required Documents)

DUTIES:

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Manages Reclamation Power Program processes to ensure the program is well planned, executed, and program performance is benchmarked and tracked.  

Develops project management tools and processes to ensure the Reclamation’s Power Operations and Maintenance, Reliability Compliance, and Renewable Energy program elements are planned and executed in a timely manner to include meeting all regulatory deadlines.   

Serves as Reclamation’s lead Apprenticeship Coordinator and prime facilitator of the multiple Reclamation Power Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Apprenticeship Programs throughout the regions.  

Serves as the Power Resources Office liaison with other Federal agencies and power entities to maximize innovations in Power O&M training programs to benefit Reclamation.   


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All applicants must have qualifying 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 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 - your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills and abilities for this position as follows:  Experience developing elements of training programs for a large organization, utilizing project management tools to develop project plans for meeting regulatory requirements for a large organization, development of policies and directives and standards, responding to inquiries from higher level organizations and other entities, as well as collaboration with other agencies and entities for the purpose of developing comprehensive training programs. 


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 20 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 design, development, evaluation and administration of a nation-wide or a bureau-wide training program and skill in applying such knowledge to effectively manage the program. Such knowledge required would include knowledge of customer support concepts and methods to effectively coordinate training program services and of training principles, including conducting a training needs analysis and producing efficient and effective program results.

2. Ability to develop manage projects; prepare program policy; budgets and track execution; utilize project management tools and processes to develop plans for the purpose of ensuring efficient execution of a large program; and create a quality final product in a timely manner.

3. Ability to interact in interpersonal relationships in leading and working within teams, including the ability to understand and resolve differing opinions on power-related issues.  This includes the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to convey complex information and recommendations to upper management, regional offices, area offices and peers.

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 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:  www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

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:  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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and application questions) 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 APPLY ONLINE button at the bottom of this 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, go to: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html 

You may be required to provide supporting documentation in addition to your on-line application. Auto-Requested Fax is a feature for submitting these supporting documents. Instructions appear automatically when you apply online. For more information about auto-requested Fax, go to: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/fax.html

OTHER OPTIONS to submit documentation (Include your name and vacancy number on the document(s): E-mail to CODO@usbr.gov., Fax directly to our HR Office at 303-445-6349, Mail to PO Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225-0007 -or- Hand-deliver to Denver Federal Center, Building 67, HR Office, Columbia Room on the Lobby Level, Denver, Colorado.

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:

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

-- 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:  http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jenny Walden
Phone: 303-445-2647
Fax: 303-445-6349
Email: jwalden@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 25007
DFC, Bldg. 67
Attn: 84-52200
Denver, CO
80225-0007
US
Fax: 303-445-6349

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 their USAJOBS profile.

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Job Announcement Number:

BR-DO-2013-139

Control Number:

350736000