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Job Title:LEAD RECLAMATION GUIDE

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-PN-DE-HH-14-093

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$31,628.00 to $41,122.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 21, 2014 to Friday, March 07, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0090-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a FULL TIME position. - This is a CAREER SEASONAL Position. For additional information see the summary section.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Hungry Horse, MT View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and Nationals.

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-HH-14-092 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.

Applicants under this announcement will be considered for a full-time permanent seasonal career/career-conditional appointment. incumbent normally works 4-5 months (from as early as mid April to as late as mid October) depending on weather conditions and/or budgeting.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Lead Reclamation Guide. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Providing positive leadership to the staff of summer Reclamation Guides who enhance the image of the Hungry Horse Dam by words and actions. The successful applicant for this position will significantly affect the success and achievement of the visitor program.

LOCATION: Hungry Horse, MT;

 http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National.
  • Suitable for Federal Employment, determined by a background Investigation.
  • You must apply online to be considered for this position.
  • Your resume must reflect specialized experience (see Qualifications).
  • A valid state drivers license is required for this position.

DUTIES:

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-Assigns and reviews daily work assignments with reclamation guides. -Advises, counsels and instructs employees on work and administrative matters. -Responsible for adherence to safety policies and procedures for Reclamation Guides. -Conducts tours at Hungry Horse Dam with visitors representing multi-cultural, educational and international backgrounds. -Conducts lectures and answers questions concerning various features of the Dam and power plant. -Studies and reviews a variety of printed material and statistical data pertaining to Hungry Horse Dam operations. -Staffs the Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Center.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For the GS-5 Level: l year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service. - OR - a 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor'sdegreee with courses related to the occupation. OR - a combination of specialized experience and directly related college level education. Examples of specialized experience include: Experience that involved oral presentation of historical, scientific, or program information to groups; or developing and/or revising technical, historical, or scientific information for oral presentation to groups.

This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.

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: A) Best Qualified, B) Well Qualified, and C) 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, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through your resume and responses to the online questions. 

-Ability to lead employees in the accomplishment of assigned duties and responsibilities.

-Skill in presenting technical information and guiding and overseeing groups on tours at the facility.

-Ability to orally present and discuss information with groups.

-Skill in meeting and dealing with the public.

-Ability to provide a variety of services to visitors.

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.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: http://www.opm.gov/insure/fastfacts/quickguide.pdf

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.

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: 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.

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: Teresa Carlton, 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:

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). 

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-1445
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 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-HH-14-093

Control Number:

362339100