Project Manager (Engineering)

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Job Details:

Salary Range: $84,443.00 to $109,781.00 / Per Year

Job Overview
Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-RS-17-027 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 or her expertise as a Project Manager. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Here is an 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.

Location – Boise, Idaho

Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be the responsibility of the selectee.

At the present time, we have 1 vacancy; 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 that are complex such as the modernization of a hydropower generation facility.
Applies experience working with engineering teams to schedule and manage tasks related to complex 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 project schedules and work breakdown structures identifying required work items and responsibility and time for accomplishment, securing resources, managing project budgets cooperating with the responsible program office, and ensuring the work performed meets project requirements.
Provides leadership on assigned projects and coordinates as necessary to ensure reporting, monitoring, and controlling requirements are met.
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, engaging internal and external stakeholders, facilitating agreements, providing regular status reports to management and leadership, explaining cause and consequence of missed milestones and providing recommendations for corrective action and recovery.

Travel Required
25% or Greater
Travel up to 40% of the time may be required.

Relocation Authorized

Key Requirements
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
Required to complete Financial Disclosure Form if selected

For the GS-13 level: 1 year specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-12 in the federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as: managing or leading technical 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 tasks and activities throughout the project lifecycle (i.e. from starting the project through closeout). Project experience will involve securing resources for the project and leading multi-disciplinary teams such as engineering, 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. Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute is required.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement.

What To Expect Next
Upon successful submission of the application packet, applicants will receive a confirmation email from USAJOBS. If this email confirmation is not received by the applicant, the application has not yet been accepted by the system.

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.

Other Information
Applicants initially appointed to a career-conditional position must serve a 1-year probationary period.

Current permanent federal employees who are selected from this announcement may be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.

DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit

Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to:

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 job announcement closed.

Related non-federal experience or related experience as retired members of the uniformed services may be credited towards computing entitlement to leave accrual, at managerial discretion, providing that experience meets certain criteria. This provision allows new employees to earn annual leave at a higher rate than would otherwise be allowed. (5 Code of Federal Regulations, 630).

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.