The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation's offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.boem.gov/Learn more about this agency
This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Office of Renewable Energy Programs, in Sterling, Virginia.
At the full performance level (GS-14) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Acts as the primary project coordinator for renewable energy leasing activities and during agency review and approval of proposed activities on existing renewable energy leases.
- Extensive coordination and consultation with other BOEM and Department of Interior offices, Federal agencies, coastal states, American Indian tribes, industry, and other interested parties.
- Manages Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force activities, such as regular coordination with members, planning and conducting in-person and webinar meetings, and updating membership.
- Coordinates with and communicates information learned to the Projects and Coordination Branch Chief and staff, OREP Management, and BOEM. Alerts OREP management or other superiors to possible problems and proposes potential solutions.
- Represents OREP and BOEM at professional meetings, conferences, and on task forces or committees involving Federal, state, or private agencies and individuals where expertise is required.
- Develops and maintains effective liaisons with Federal and state resource agencies and other local groups to determine issues and concerns, ensure involvement in renewable energy planning processes, and obtain current information for planning, analyses and project
- Acts as the primary project coordinator during the planning and leasing process of renewable energy activities on the OCS.
- Carries out critical tasks and milestones in the planning and leasing process, including, but not limited to, development of Requests for Interest, Calls for Information and Nominations, Area Identification decision documents, and proposed/final sale notices; coordination of the review of Technical and Financial Qualifications of potential lessees; and preparing for and conducting results-driven meetings with offshore renewable energy stakeholders.
- The employee interacts with BOEM personnel, stakeholders, and other government entities to develop work products (e.g., Federal Register notices, decision memos, briefing documents, etc.) and to accomplish planning and leasing activities. Efforts will likely include coordinating the internal development of products by scheduling, planning, and leading effective meetings, producing briefing documents and leading briefings, development of communication and outreach plans, establishment of project schedules, and meeting scheduled deliverables.
- The employee serves as the primary OREP point-of-contact for review of plan submittals (i.e., survey plans, Site Assessment Plans, Construction and Operations Plans, and General Activities Plans), and coordinates with appropriate OREP staff, other DOI/BOEM offices, and lessees from initial review stages (e.g., pre-submittal, completeness review, complex and significant determination, etc.) through eventual plan disposition (e.g., technical/environmental reviews, development of terms and conditions, communication of appropriate financial assurance, etc.).
- The employee communicates plan submittal requirements to lessees in coordination with other OREP staff, and coordinates pre- and post-submittal meetings to discuss lease, environmental compliance and/or regulatory requirements as well as draft/final guidance documentation germane to plan submission.
- The employee develops and manages an overall plan review schedule in coordination with other OREP staff, and manages lessee expectations through the course of the plan review. The employee coordinates collection and communication of plan review comments to lessees and internal review of responses through comment resolution. The employee schedules periodic plan review meetings, internally with subject-matter-experts (SMEs) and externally with lessees, to discuss relevant submittal requirements, updates to the plan review schedule, and/or review comments that require resolution, as appropriate.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, has determined that the duties of this position are eligible for limited telework, subject to supervisory approval.
(Grade level) (Step 1 salary – Step 10 salary) per annum. (Grade level) (Step 1 salary – Step 10 salary) per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.
This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.
Occasional travel - Up to 1-5 days of travel expected on average per month.
14 - There is no non-competitive advancement available beyond the GS-14 level.
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