- As a technical expert in the field of electrical, mechanical, and/or civil/hydraulic engineering, attends conferences furnishing advice and recommendations for improving the interconnected power program.
- Directs the development and execution of engineering programs for power generation, utilization studies of potential power developments, and system additions and extensions.
- Directs the preparation of basic data and justification for engineering projects directly related to the Operations and Maintenance budget.
- Coordinates the preparation and review of engineering plans and specifications to insure conformity to design data.
- Responsible for compliance with established safety requirements and practices by all personnel and in all activities under their jurisdiction.
Job family (Series)
0850 Electrical Engineering
0830 Mechanical Engineering
0810 Civil Engineering
- Architectural Engineers
- Civil Engineers
- Construction Engineers
- Electrical And Electronics Engineers
- Electrical Engineers
- Engineers, Architectural
Conditions of Employment
- U. S. Citizens and Nationals. May require supervisory probationary period.
- This position is subject to pre-employment background investigation.
- You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (How to Apply
- You must meet education and/or specialized experience (Qualifications).
- Submit transcript(s) to verify education requirements.
- Current/former Federal employees must submit an SF-50.
Position is being advertised concurrently under vacancy announcement BR-DEGP-WY-19-81. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective placement 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).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must first meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:
QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-0810, SUPERVISORY CIVIL ENGINEER (HYDRAULIC); GS-0830, SUPERVISORY MECHANICAL ENGINEER; or GS-0850, SUPERVISORY ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
A. (1) Professional engineering degree from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus AND courses (advanced beyond first year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
B. Combination of education AND experience-college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished: 1) a thorough knowledge of physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1) Professional registration; 2) Written test-Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam or the written test required for professional registration; 3) Specified academic courses-Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A; or 4) Related curriculum-Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided that the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive).
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the Basic Education Qualification Requirements, applicants must have additional education and/or specialized experience as defined below:
GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service.
DEFINITION OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
GS-13: Experience with engineering theories, principles, practices, and techniques associated with the design or operation and maintenance of equipment found in plant facilities such as: electric generation or transmission, water sotrage and conveyance, or manufacturing and production facilities. Experience with solving highly technical civil, electrical, or mechanical design, construction, operation or maintenance problems.
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. For further information visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.
- Operation of a Government vehicle is required; therefore, a valid State driver's license is required. Driving record will be verified prior to final selection.
- The applicant selected for this position will be required to file, prior to final appointment processing, a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450).
- This is a supervisory position. Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period of one year.
- This position has been designated as a Public Trust, (Moderate Risk) position. This requires a Tier 2 background investigation. You must successfully obtain and maintain this investigation level as a condition of employment. You will be required to undergo and successfully pass a reinvestigation of your background every 5 years.
- This is an interdisciplinary position. Position may be filled by: Civil Engineer, GS-0810; Mechanical Engineer, GS-0830; or Electrical Engineer, GS-0850.
- 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: www.sss.gov
- 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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. HR will evaluate each application that meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 30 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.
1. Knowledge of professional mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering concepts required to direct the operation and maintenance of complex hydroelectric facilities and large water storage and conveyance systems.
2. Ability to supervise a diverse staff of professional, technical, and craft personnel that are engaged in activities of, or similar to the operation and maintenance activities of complex hydroelectric facilities and large water storage and conveyance systems.
3. Ability to plan, organize, schedule, and direct engineering activities/projects related to the safe operation and maintenance activities of complex hydroelectric facilities and large water storage and conveyance systems.
4. Skill in interpreting and applying instructions, specifications, and other technical reference materials related to engineering aspects associated with the operation and maintenance activities of complex hydroelectric facilities and large water storage and conveyance systems (e.g., Standing Operating Procedures, Maintenance and Testing Policies, Manufacturer’s Technical Manuals).
Applicants' answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resumes. 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.To preview questions please click here.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:
- TRANSCRIPT(S): All applicants MUST furnish a copy of your college transcript(s). If you have foreign education you must also submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards. If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.
- SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION: Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50, verifying all of the following: highest rate of pay held, the full performance grade level obtained, and documenting career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which you are claiming eligibility. This could result in more than one SF-50 to be submitted.DO NOT SUBMIT AN AWARD SF-50. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
- DD-214: For candidates eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) you must submit the appropriate DD-214 documenting service under honorable conditions or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that notates service under honorable conditions.
- SPECIAL NON-COMPETITIVE APPOINTING AUTHORITIES: For more information on special non-competitive appointing authorities visit: https://www.opm.gov/faq/employment/What-are-the-special-appointing-authorities-some-agencies-include-in.ashx
- Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) Eligibles: If you are a current or former land management agency appointee eligible for this special appointing authority– you must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows:
a) A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that reflects having initially been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited (temporary/term) appointment;
b) A copy of SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action(s), that reflect having served under one (1) or more time-limited (temporary/term) appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years; and
c) A copy of your Performance Appraisal Plan and/or Supervisor Memorandum that reflects having performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.
For more information on LMWFA, visit: https://chcoc.gov/content/implementing-policy-guidance-land-management-workforce-flexibility-act.
- CTAP/ICTAP: Provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, documentation of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective placement factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
LOCATION: Great Plains Region, Wyoming Area Office, Facilities Management Division, Facilities Support Branch, Mills, Wyoming (near Casper, WY).
For living conditions, go to: http://www.usbr.gov/gp/employment/livingconditions.pdf
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required for this position.