Project Coordinator
Department Of The Interior - Boise, ID

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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: http://www.usbr.gov View our DVD titled “Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork” at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-RTS1-13-096, 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.

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.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise providing coordination of management activities and studies with multi-disciplinary/multiagency projects. This position functions as the Project Coordinator for the Liaison and Coordination Group of Resource and Technical Services. You can 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!

This position is located in Boise, ID. For more information, click on the following link: http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html

Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointment or reinstatement eligibles.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Resume and supporting documentation required. (See How to Apply)
  • For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under other information

DUTIES: You will ultimately:

Serve as the primary point of contact and coordinator for assigned multi-disciplinary/multi-agency projects such as appraisal and feasibility studies, for Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations, and for technical assistance studies with coalitions of non-Reclamation partners.

Provide oversight, management, reporting, tracking, and communications for all assigned projects.

Schedule and manage tasks related to major construction activities, with responsibility for coordinating planning, design, cost estimating, permitting, contracting, construction, and construction close-out phases.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: For the GS-09 level, one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in Federal service; or a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if directly related; or a combination of education and experience.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience for the GS-9 level: working on multi-disciplinary teams as a team member assigned to carry out the planning and coordination of water, natural resource, and/or related projects; managing a variety of project activities; applying project management principles to each assigned project; and providing regular status updates to management and leadership across the agency.

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; or a combination of education and experience.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience for the GS-11 level: leading or co-leading multi-disciplinary teams of natural resource and technical experts for assigned water, natural resource, and/or related projects; establishing team priorities, developing plans to accomplish team goals, and monitoring program accomplishment; leading multi-objective investigation activities for assigned water, natural resource, and/or related projects; and communicating assigned project information and progress to agency management and leadership, partners, stakeholders, other involved agencies, and the public where applicable.

For the GS-12 level, one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal service.
Examples of qualifying specialized experience for the GS-12 level: managing multi-disciplinary teams of natural resource and technical experts for assigned water, natural resource, and/or related projects; establishing team priorities, developing plans to accomplish team goals, and monitoring program accomplishment; managing multi-objective investigation activities for assigned water, natural resource, and/or related projects; and communicating assigned project information and progress to agency management and leadership, partners, stakeholders, other involved agencies, and the public where applicable.

If qualifying with education, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your 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.

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 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: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified, and 3) 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 45 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.

1. Knowledge of natural resource planning and project management in order to schedule and manage multi-objective investigation activities and construction related activities.

2. Knowledge of Federal laws, policies, regulations, and guidelines applicable to water project planning activities and inter-relationship of Federal and state water policy and objectives.

3. Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams for project and planning activities.

4. Ability to communicate in person and in writing to direct and coordinate planning activities.

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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BENEFITS: 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: http://www.opm.gov/insure/fastfacts/quickguide.pdf

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.

The referral list from this public notice may be used to fill subsequent positions (similar title, series and grade, location, and KSA requirements) within 180 days of the date the referral list was issued.

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).

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