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Job Title:Power Manager

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-PN-DE-GC-14-122

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$114,872.00 to $149,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 07, 2014 to Friday, February 28, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0340-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

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

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Grand Coulee, WA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and Nationals.         

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-GC-14-121 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361112700 If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.


The Grand Coulee Dam is a complex multipurpose project providing hydropower, flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife enhancement and irrigation water to more than 600,000 acres in the Columbia Basin. The position is responsible for the overall management of the facility which includes 500 employees and is a massive industrial complex in the throes of substantial upgrades and equipment overhaul. This world-class facility on the Columbia River is the largest hydropower producer in the United States, generating more than 21 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year used in eleven western states and parts of Canada.

Check out this video about revitalizing and managing Grand Coulee Dam’s Third Powerplant:  http://youtu.be/2O8UFThR8NA


Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential. Great Benefits Package: paid vacation, sick days, holidays, health and life insurance and an excellent retirement package.

Duty Location: Grand Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee, WA http://www.usbr.gov/pn.about/hr/area-information.html.

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

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 25% or Greater
  • Travel will be required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • 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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • The selectee will be required to receive Secret background clearance.
  • Applicants found to be best qualified will be notified and required to
  • submit written responses to additional assessment questions. See Evaluation
  • Section for details.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent of this position is responsible for overall management of the Power Office. Provides managerial leadership, oversight, and direction for conservation and judicious management of land, water, and other related natural and energy resources through development, execution, and coordination of programs for planning, science and engineering, water and land operations, asset management, trust responsibilities, construction, general administration, and environmental compliance of Reclamation projects under the jurisdiction of the Grand Coulee Power Office.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 in federal service.

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience must entail having managed, supervised, or otherwise led a large staff in diverse occupational fields with responsibility for planning, organizing, and executing the complex work activities required for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of, and for the security of, large, multi-purpose water resources projects; large, single purpose hydropower facilities; large, non-hydro-power generating facilities; or other large industrial facility which utilizes heavy equipment and machinery in its operations.


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, and skill in, principles and practices of supervision, including human resources management and training in order to provide guidance in these areas and to carry out supervisory responsibilities.
2. Skill in program and project management principles, including budget formulation, to execute complex projects and program work.
3. Knowledge of and skill in applying management principles, practices, methods and techniques to manage the operations and maintenance of a large water resources project or large industrial facility.
4. Skill in facilitation and negotiation processes involving a wide variety of groups and individuals who may have conflicting interests or points of view.
5. Skill and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including interpersonal communication skills.

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.


WRITING REQUIREMENT:
If you are determined to be in the Best Qualified group, you will be notified and required to submit written, essay-style responses to additional assessment questions as a continuation of the evaluation process. This will allow you the opportunity to expand further on your experience, education or training as it relates to the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) identified above. Failure to respond to the additional assessment questions will result in loss of further consideration for this position.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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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.

 

If you are selected and you have not previously served as a federal manager or supervisor, you will be required to serve a one-year managerial probation 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 120 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-1425, 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.

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: 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-1435
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 will 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-14-122

Control Number:

361112200