Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-SRA-16-279 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. Applicants interested in applying under both announcement numbers, must submit application packages for each.
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise providing project management for engineering, construction, and natural resource projects. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!
Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.
The career ladder promotion potential of this position is the GS-12 level. However, this position may be filled at a lower grade. If so, when and if it is determined that a subsequent promotion is warranted, it may be made without further competition. Promotion up to and including the GS-12 level is neither guaranteed nor automatic.
Location – Boise, Idaho. For more information, click on the following link: http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html
At the present time, we have 2 vacancies; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional, equivalent positions at this duty location.
– Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, performs and facilitates multiple activities and tasks necessary for completion of assigned water and power resource projects and investigations.
– Schedules and manages tasks related to major construction activities and multi-objective investigation activities, with responsibility for coordinating planning, environmental compliance, design, cost estimating, permitting, contracting, construction, and close-out phases.
– Develops a project schedule and work breakdown structure identifying required work items and responsibility and time for accomplishment including managing project budgets cooperating with the responsible program office.
– Communication is a significant component to performing the major duties for the position including definition of the project or investigation objectives and scope, leading interdisciplinary teams, facilitating agreements, and providing regular status reports to management and leadership.
Occasional travel may be required.
U.S. Citizenship or National
Suitability for Federal employment determined by a background investigation
Must submit a resume and supporting documentation – See How to Apply
Must meet specialized experience requirements – See Qualifications
For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. Applicants will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
For the GS-11 level: one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in Federal service OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or LL.M., if directly related.
Specialized experience for the GS-11 level is defined as participating or co-leading teams with primary responsibility of coordinating efforts related to engineering and/or construction activities or multi-objective investigations. Experience should include completion of tasks or activities during each of the project management processes or phases through the project lifecycle (i.e. from starting the project through closeout). Project experience will involve participating in or co-leading multi-disciplinary teams consisting of disciplines such as engineering design, acquisitions, geology, construction management, geomorphology, fisheries biology, wildlife biology, ecology, hydrology, economics, agricultural engineer, recreation, land resources, archeology, and sociology. Demonstrated experience will include management of scope, schedule, budget, and risk for the task or activity in the overall project.
For the GS-12 level: one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal service.
Specialized experience for the GS-12 level is defined as managing or leading teams with primary responsibility of coordinating multiple phases and activities related to engineering and/or construction projects or multi-objective investigations. Experience should include management of all tasks and activities throughout the project lifecycle (i.e. from starting the project through closeout). Project experience will involve leading multi-disciplinary teams consisting of disciplines such as engineering design, acquisitions, geology, construction management, geomorphology, fisheries biology, wildlife biology, ecology, hydrology, economics, agricultural engineer, recreation, land resources, archeology, and sociology. Demonstrated experience will include overall management of scope, schedule, and budget for the project with regular communication with the project team and status reports to management, project partners, and stakeholders.
If selected, the selectee will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify educational qualifications. An official transcript bears the University Seal and a signature certifying its authenticity and must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Academic transcripts certified by notary publics are NOT official. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to reporting to work as a condition of employment. Failure to submit official transcripts may be grounds for dismissal or rescission of the job offer.
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience at the GS-11 only. Applicants must submit a copy of college transcript(s) (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support claimed education if substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission may result in being rated not-qualified for the position.
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.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement.