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Job Title:Interdisciplinary Supervisor, GS-0801/1301/0401/0101-15 (JW-DEU)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-DO-2013-146

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$122,064.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

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

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0101/0401/0801/1301-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

FULL TIME - PERMANENT

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
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/.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as an Engineer/Physical Scientist/Economist/Biological Scientist. You can make a difference in the West by providing leadership, guidance, direction, and support to group managers and related teams in providing technical services to area and regional offices and other clients.

Would you enjoy developing and maintaining the Reclamation and Technical Service Center (TSC) vision and guiding principles to ensure the delivery of current and future client focused, quality products on time and within budget? Responsibilities include working in conjunction with other TSC Division Chiefs; serving as Division Chief for the Water and Environmental Resources Division; and providing senior-level leadership.

Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

LOCATION: Technical Resources; Technical Service Center; Water and Environmental Resources Division, Denver (Lakewood), 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 eligible's.

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-DO-2013-145, 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: General Engineer, GS-0801, Physical Scientist, GS-1301, Biological Scientist, GS-0401, or Social Scientist, GS-0101.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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- Directs, plans, and supervises the Water and Environmental Resources Division. Reviews and evaluates operations to make work assignments; assesses and enhances program and policy efficiency and effectiveness; makes, coordinates and/or recommends improvements.

- Develops, maintains, and communicates the Reclamation and TSC vision to group managers and employees. Directs the development, maintenance, and implementation of efficient and effective business practices and systems for the TSC.

- Directs establishment of indefinite quantity contract to ensure group managers have the resources needed to respond to client requests. Through individual research, discussion with clients, and other sources, anticipates and assists in the formulation of the TSC's future workload.

- Ensures TSC business practices, projects management policies, procedures and tools are applied appropriately to measure Division workload accomplishment and accountability. Responsible for ensuring all resources needed to deliver client focused quality products on time and within budget are available to the Technical Groups within the Division.

- Participates in and facilitates work assignments, establishing schedules, and resolving other work-related issues and assures that research and associated specialized technical services are retained within the Division to meet the agency's need.

- Performs special technical, administrative or strategic assignments and may serve as a technical expert and perform formal and informal technical reviews.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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

All applicants must possess one year of specialized experience. To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined below: 

GS-15 - One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal Government. 

GS-15 Specialized Experience includes providing executive leadership and management for a large multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering division including project management and technical experience to oversee multiple disciplines consecutively.  Experience includes high level responsibility for science or engineering products and services involved with environmental, biological, and physical science studies, or civil engineering as it relates to water resources, and water storage and delivery systems is required.  Such responsibilities may include experience in water resource planning, development, and management; development and management of surface water and ground water supplies; effective and efficient utilization of water supplies including water conservation analysis; river flow, sediment supply and channel modifications studies; flood hydrology, meteorology, and consequences from flooding; emergency management of water resources infrastructure; geospatial data management and remote sensing applications; or multidisciplinary environmental studies concerning aquatic and terrestrial habitats, wildlife, water quality, and environmental impacts to provide a better understanding of ecosystems and their functions on projects.  Specialized experience including the demonstrated ability to deliver quality products within established budget and schedules. 


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.

General Engineer, GS-801: 

A. Degree: 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

B. 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

Professional registration -- Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses 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.

Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

Physical Scientist, GS-1301: 

  1. Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.

    OR
  2. Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in 1. above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Biological Scientist, GS-401:
  1. Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

    OR
  2. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in 1. above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Social Scientist, GS-101:
 
Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

OR

Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

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 time-in-grade restrictions, 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 the theory and principles of management (matrix team concepts) and organization, including administrative practices and procedures common to organizations such as those pertaining to areas of responsibility, communications, delegations of authority, arid other administrative activities.

2. A thorough knowledge of advanced management and organizational principles and practices along with comprehensive knowledge of project management and business principles and processes.

3. Knowledge of management and effective leadership practices and methods to provide direction and guidance to managers and supervisors throughout the Division and evaluate organizational effectiveness.  Knowledge allows for ability to review and evaluate operations to make work assignments; assesses and enhances program and policy efficiency and effectiveness; makes, coordinates and/or recommends improvements.

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.

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.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: 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. --Telwork Indicator:  The Bureau of Reclamation has determined the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. 

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 side 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. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to codo@usbr.gov, fax directly to the HR Office at 303-445-6349, mail to (DFC) 6th and Kipling Building 67, Rm 348, Denver, CO 80225, OR hand-deliver to HR Office: Denver Federal Center (DFC) 6th and Kipling, Bldg 67, Rm 348, Denver, CO 80225. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).

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:

--TRANSCRIPT(S): All applicants MUST furnish a copy of your college transcript(s), if applicable. If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.

--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-2013-146

Control Number:

350787500