$81,823.00 to $106,369.00
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:Bureau of Reclamation
Job Announcement Number:BR-LC-12-59
/ Per Year
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 to Tuesday, June 26, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-Time - Permanent
1 vacancy(s) in the following locations:
Boulder City, NV, US
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
Current Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region employees with competitive status and CTAP eligibles only.
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. Visit: ****.
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Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Geographic Information Group Manager. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Would you enjoy ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Government facilities? Responsibilities include providing supervision, direction, oversight, control and coordination of Group programs, plans, and budgets and serving as the Regional GIS Coordinator establishing geospatial policies and standards.
LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Regional Office, Resource Management Office, Geographic Information Group, Boulder City, Nevada. Boulder City is a short drive from the Las Vegas Metropolitan area. For living conditions visit:
Boulder City, NV: ****.
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Las Vegas, NV: ****.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation;
You must apply online to be considered for this position;
You must meet specialized experience requirements; (See Qualifications)
Submit transcript(s) to verify education requirements; and
Position requires filing a financial disclosure report.
Supervises staff, plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work.
Develops and manages the LCR-GIS Working Capital Fund.
Develops region-wide standards, procedures, and policies for the development and application of LCR GIS regional programs.
Participates proactively in the BORGIS Advisory Group and assists in developing the BORGIS Business Plan.
Serves as the senior and principal advisor to the Office Chief, Area Managers, and Regional Director regarding the Region’s GIS programs and policies.
Serves as the representative of the Region to present authoritative GIS information, explain the Region’s GIS programs and policies, and exchange mutually beneficial information at conferences, workshops and webinars. Serves as the Region’s representative to other intra/interagency GIS committees as appropriate.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: (Positive Education Requirement)
A. Degree in biological sciences, environmental studies, geography, agricultural, natural resource management, chemistry or related discipline.
B. Combination of education and experience – courses equivalent to major, as show in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
IN ADDITION TO BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT LISTED ABOVE, YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCE:
GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in Federal service.
Specialized Experience: Defined as experience applying a broad knowledge of GIS/Remote-Sensing techniques and a variety of natural resources principles and practices to effectively manage diverse professional/scientific disciplines and technologies. Experience should demonstrate the ability to provide supervision, leadership, guidance, and direction to subordinate staff on geospatial initiatives and activities.
Supervisory Competencies: Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following competencies for successful performance of Federal supervisory work: (accountability, customer service, decisiveness, flexibility, integrity/honesty, interpersonal skills, oral communication, problem solving, resilience, and written communication). Additional information on supervisory competencies: ****This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you 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.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.
Time-In-Grade: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through your resume and responses to the online questions.
KSA #1: Ability to provide supervision, leadership, guidance, and direction on a full range of GIS/Remote-Sensing and natural resources activities that includes geospatial applications, data development, and coordination.
KSA #2: Ability to communicate technical concepts to others, who are both technically and non-technically oriented in order to manage diverse disciplines and technologies; organize and present strategies and proposals; prepare written correspondence, specifications and reports that do not require revision.
KSA #3: Ability to develop daily, weekly, and long-range work plans, project schedules, and related budgetary requirements.
KSA #4: Skill in using the latest version of ArcGIS and other database design and manipulation, HEC-RAS and HEC-GeoRAS, and other hydrologic modeling software as well as a knowledge of ERDAS or similar image-processing software and programming in Visual Basic (VB), Python, FLEX, Flash, or SilverLight.
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 or your score may be lowered.
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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: ****OTHER INFORMATION: 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.
Supervisory Probationary Period: An employee initially appointed to a supervisory position must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
Probationary Period: Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period if you have not previously completed a probationary period.
Financial Disclosure: If selected for this position, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of entrance on duty.
Optional Form 306 (OF-306): Before final selection, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
Background Investigation/Security Clearance: If selected, you will be subject to a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in this position. A background investigation will be required for all new hires AND current employees who are not currently covered by a satisfactorily adjudicated Federal background investigation commensurate with the sensitivity designation of this position.
HOW TO APPLY:
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 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: ****.
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.
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: To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume that includes dates of employment, specifically years, months, and hours worked per week for each period of experience; an on-line assessment questionnaire; and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:
SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action: Status applicants (reassignment, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF 50, verifying highest rate of pay and documenting career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which you are claiming eligibility. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
Transcript(s): You must submit a copy of your college transcript(s) (unofficial). If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.
CTAP: Applicants claiming CTAP 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, 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.
The following link provides general resume formatting instructions:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 61470
Boulder City, NV
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 their USAJOBS profile.
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