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Job Title:  Facilities Operations Assistant (GS-0303-06)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Reclamation
Job Announcement Number:  BR-UC-2014-01 (DE-LMA)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$35,256.00 to $45,828.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 to Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Full-Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Chama, NM View Map
All U.S. citizens and Nationals.


About the Agency

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.
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Reclamation is seeking a new professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as an Office Assistant. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Would you enjoy providing administrative support to the office; monitoring water flows and releases; receiving and verifying water data; and computing water quantities? Here is an opportunity to join a great organization.
LOCATION: Albuquerque Area Office, Chama Field Division, Chama, N.M. For living conditions in Chama, NM please visit


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizen or 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 Qualification);
  • For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents;
  • May be subject to a one-year probationary period.


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- Serves as primary administrative support to the Chama Field Division. FREQUENTLY WORKS ALONE IN THE OFFICE;
- Performs property, procurement, personnel, travel, budget, timekeeping etc. for the office;
- Prioritzes and organizes work to ensure deadlines are met;
- Sustains collaborative working relationships; keeps manager informed on matters of importance, coordinates with others and assists visitors, callers and staff in administrative matters;
- Monitors a computerized master station (SCADA) and retrives and inputs data for water delivery;
- Receives, reviews and enters stream guaging data and provides support to field staff in this duty.


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To qualify for the GS-6 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the federal service.
Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular 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. Specialized experience can be further defined as providing clerical or administrative support to an office. This experience may have been gained as a Secretary, Office Assistant, Clerk or other support position.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


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 30 minutes to complete.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following "Knowledge, Skill and Abilities (KSAs)" through your resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of administrative and office policies;
2. Skill in organizing work;
3. Collaborative ability;
4. Skill to use a personal computer and office automation software;
5. Knowledge of grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.

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.
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You can review our benefits at:

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 the Benefits URL above.


--REFERENCES: On your application, please include the names and current phone numbers for at least 3 supervisory references. If any individual is no longer available to contact, you are requested to provide the name and current phone number of another person with the company (team lead, acting supervisor, etc.) who would know your work history.

--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:

--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.

TELEWORK STATEMENT: Reclamation has determined that this position is suitable for telework, and that the employee may telework with supervisory approval.


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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 top of any 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:

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, fax directly to the HR Office at 801-524-3187, mail to 125 South State Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City UT 84138 OR hand-deliver to 125 South State Street, Salt Lake City UT. 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.


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, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type if 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 (SF0 15, Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.

--For information on veterans' eligibility, visit:

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:


Angelica Sotelo
Phone: 801-524-3794
Fax: 801-524-3187
TDD: 1-888-735-5906
Agency Information:
125 S. State St., Room 6107
Attn: UC-546
Salt Lake City, UT
Fax: 801-524-3187


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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