Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
$33,718.00 to $80,358.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$33,718 to $80,358 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 05 - 11
Full-Time - Full Time
1 vacancy in the following location:
Boulder City, NV
Boulder City, NV
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Land & base management
Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee.
Further information on eligibility identified under Who May Apply:
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Emergency Management Specialist. 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 dam facility operation and maintenance; emergency management programs; and safety of dam concerns.
Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!
LOCATION: Boulder City is a short drive from the Las Vegas Metropolitan area. For living conditions visit:
Boulder City, NV: http://www.bcnv.org
Henderson, NV: http://www.hendersonchamber.com
Las Vegas, NV: http://www.lvchamber.com
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
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At the full performance level, incumbent:
Has oversight of Reclamation's Emergency Management Programs within Lower Colorado Region; assists/supports emergency action plans, training, and other related emergency preparedness planning.
Develops cost estimates, provides recommendations to contract office, and manages project activities for emergency preparedness related projects assigned by the Regional Security Officer and/or Regional Executive(s).
Serves as a Developer, Trainer, and Shift Manager for the Regional Emergency Operations Center (EOC), developing standing procedures, physical configuration, training requirements, and exercises for the EOC.
Identifies material requirements, develops, and coordinates acquisition actions to fulfill material needs - serving as Contracting Officer Representative as needed for significant equipment, material, and service contracts.
Applies security program principles, knowledge, and expertise in support of the physical security program.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Open only to current Bureau of Reclamation employees serving under a permanent career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and to Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) eligible and current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA).
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
0089 Emergency Management Specialist
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or National;
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation;
You must apply online to be considered for this position;
Resumes must include dates of employment, specifically year, months & hours
Subject to drug testing.
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 as outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
Note: Time in Grade must be met before an application is reviewed for qualifications. There is no education substitution for Time in Grade requirements.
GS-05: 3 years of general experience, 1 year of which is equivalent to at least GS-4 in the Federal service OR 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-5: Defined as 1) Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; 2) Plan and organize work; and 3) communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical, or other responsible work may be qualifying as long as it provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) necessary to perform the duties of the position. Experience of a general clerical nature (typing, filing, routine procedural processing, maintaining records, or other nonspecialized tasks) is not creditable. Trades or crafts experience appropriate to the position may be creditable for some positions.
GS-07: You must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service OR 1 full year of graduate level education OR meet the criteria for superior academic achievement (S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership base on the OPM qualifications standards). https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=desc
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-07: Defined as experience in operating functions in support of emergency management or physical security.
GS-09: You must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service OR 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 related.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-09: Defined as experience with emergency or security action plans; emergency management training, exercises, security program principles, or incident response support.
GS-11: You must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-11: Defined as experience with emergency and security action plans, emergency management training, exercises, security program principles and incident response support.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Your resume must clearly reflect the experience/education listed above. In determining qualifications, the Human Resources specialist may not make assumptions. If your resume does not clearly reflect the required experience/education, your application will be marked as ineligible.
The qualification requirements for this position allow substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
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. Failure to include this verification with foreign transcripts will result in an incomplete application.
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: http://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.
Probationary Period: Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period unless you have previously completed one.
E-Verify: DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
Promotion Potential: If you are selected at a lower grade than the full performance level, promotion(s) may be made at a later date without further competition. However, identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote you at some future date. Such promotion(s) will depend upon managerial discretion, the needs of the organization, and the demonstrated performance of higher level duties. Full performance level is GS-11.
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 an extensive background investigation to determine fitness for employment and/or a security clearance. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination from Federal employment or removal from this position. This may be a lengthy (a few to several months) process. Periodic background reinvestigation for continued security clearance adjudication and approval is required throughout the duration of employment. Successful completion of this background investigation and security clearance is required before you may be appointed.
Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval. Full time telework is not available for this position.
Drug Testing: Position is subject to drug testing, including pre-employment and random testing thereafter, during the course of employment.
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, supporting documents 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.
You will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through the resume and responses to the online questions:
KSA #1: Knowledge of, and practical experience in, the processes required in emergency management, threat/workplace emergency planning, exercise activities, disaster response and recovery, planning, and management.
KSA #2: Ability to communicate orally and in writing; communication skills in negotiations, agreements, and marketing of emergency management programs.
KSA #3: Knowledge of research findings on human behavior in disasters and emergency situations, in workplaces and environments ranging from residential, office/commercial, and industrial settings as well as broad, complex settings and environments.
KSA #4: Knowledge of security program principles and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles.
Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to the online assessment 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, you will be rated ineligible.
You must be clear when describing your experience, we may not make assumptions in determining qualifications. If your resume does not clearly reflect all of the above experience, your application will be marked as ineligible.
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Background checks and security clearance
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 employment; an on-line assessment questionnaire; and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:
Resume: For qualifications determinations, your resume MUST contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment identified in months and years. If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position. The following link provides general resume formatting instructions: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g5000/ResumeFormat.pdf
SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action: If you are applying as a career or career-conditional status federal employee as outlined in the “Who May Apply” section of this announcement, you are REQUIRED to submit a copy of your most recent, non-award SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), which documents your federal career or career-conditional status in the competitive service. The Human Resources Specialist needs this document to verify that you are eligible to be considered, and failure to submit this form will result in your application being marked as incomplete.
If you are applying as a reinstatement eligible as outlined in the “Who May Apply” section of this announcement, you are REQUIRED to submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting permanent competitive civil service status (block 24) Tenure coded 1 or 2 and (block 34) Position Occupied coded 1.
If applicable, please also submit an SF-50 supporting the highest grade level held on a permanent basis in the competitive service.
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.
Transcript(s): If substituting education for experience, you must submit a copy of your college transcript(s) (unofficial copy acceptable). If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts.
Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) Eligibles: If you are a current or former land management agency appointee – 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.
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
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How to Apply
How to Apply
Applications (resume, supporting documents, 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 on this 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: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html
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. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their application package is received. Applicants may call the HR Representative listed or check their application status at USAJobs.gov under my applications. A complete application package will reflect application received. If your status reflects a different status, please resubmit your application or contact the HR Representative listed on the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date of the announcement.
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 to grant reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Agency contact information
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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 61470
Boulder City, Nevada
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After all application packages have been received, resumes, supporting documents and transcripts (if applicable) 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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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
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