Program Analyst (GIS Coordinator)
Department Of The Interior - Lakewood, CO

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indian, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

PROGRAM ANALYST (GIS COORDINATOR), GS-0343-13,
#4800030A, Bureau of Indian Affairs,
Deputy Director-Trust Services,
Division of Water and Power,
Branch of Technical Support Services,
Duty Station: Lakewood, Colorado

GS-13: $87,815 - $114,158 Per Annum

NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED. ANY RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE. THIS POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER COMPETITIVE ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER CO-13-15. STATUS APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH ANNOUNCEMENT.

INDIAN PREFERENCE:

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
  • A BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
  • APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
  • APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLINE OR BY FAX.

DUTIES: SUMMARY OF DUTIES: · Provide the formulation of policies and direction relating to the execution of all Division of Water and Power (DWP) Programs.
· Serve on issues involving irrigation construction, irrigation operation and maintenance, power utility construction, power utility operation and maintenance, dam construction, dam operation and maintenance, and safety issues of irrigation and power projects, and dams, and conduct of nationwide evaluations concerning Program activities.
· Develop procedures and defines requirements for gathering, maintaining and analyzing data to evaluate existing and proposed programs and projects.
· Monitor contractor operations, service agreements, and products through review and testing, and day-to-day operations.
· Provide cost analysis and manpower scheduling for DWP geodatabase program requirements.
· Serve as a Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) responsible for managing all aspects of the geographic information system (GIS) data, operation, and deliverables.
· Serve as an expert to review, analyze, and document requirements external and internal to the programs, computerized maintenance management system (MAXIM0), and other Federal programs (e.g. FFS, FHB, etc.).
· Manage all aspects of the geographic information system (GIS) data, operations, and deliverables.
· Gather geospatial data to ensure federally-mandated documentation of geospatial data and analyses.
· Develop web based mapping systems using GIS products, such as ESRI and ArcGIS.
· Provide expertise and leadership to the DWP Maximo, Data Collection and GIS/Cartography programs related to the collection, coordination, integrity, storage and backup of DWP asset data.
· Serve as subject matter experts and works closely with regional offices, agencies and tribal organizations to ensure maintenance of accurate and current data.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS-0343).

GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples may include, but are not limited to experience as a geographer, physical scientist, engineer, or cartographer, successfully integrating and appling Geographic Information System (GIS) applications to meet Division of Water and Power related objectives. Experience as a subject matter expert developing organizational programs to support GIS analysis; using and manipulating data in order to present well organized reports to management and other professionals. Experience managing multiple complex projects, solving problems, making decisions and interacting collaboratively with professionals. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

OTHER: Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver’s license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Incumbent will be required to file an OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report Form in accordance with 5 CFR Part 2634, Subpart I.

BIA has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

U.S. citizenship is required. Appointees are required to provide verification of citizenship and employment eligibility.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Applicants will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. Under category rating, applicants who meet basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position and whose job-related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities have been assessed are ranked in two or more predefined quality categories. The final certificate will group applicants into the top category, applying veterans’ preference as appropriate, instead of ranking the applicants in numeric score order.

If basically qualified, you will be further evaluated to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education in relation to the job related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position and placed in one of the following categories:

BEST QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess all of the job related competencies identified as important for successful job performance.

WELL QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess a majority, (i.e., more than half but not all) of the job related competencies needed for successful job performance.

QUALIFIED: Applicants meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements but do not meet the definition of Best Qualified or Well Qualified as described above.

Preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans’ preference is absolute within each quality category. Compensable veterans (CPS and CP) will "float" to the top of the highest category regardless of their final rating, except for Professional positions at GS-9 & above where they would be placed at the top of the category determined by their final rating. Non-compensable veterans (XP and TP) will go to the top of the category provided their final rating meets the cut-off rating for that category.

As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • MANAGES AND ORGANIZES INFORMATION

  • TECHNICAL COMPETENCE

  • COMPUTER SYSTEMS
  • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

BENEFITS: The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

OTHER INFORMATION: CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTS: Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS: Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.

Preference in filling vacancies in the Bureau of Indian Affairs is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25 USC 472). Verification Form BIA 4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian preference.

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