Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
$61,218.00 to $79,586.00
Open & closing dates
$61,218 to $79,586 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointments or reinstatement eligibles.
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
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. View our video titled Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork here
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Civil Engineer. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Would you enjoy being responsible for managing the Emergency Management Program (Emergency Management Coordinator) including planning and carrying to completion a variety of activities associated with the Emergency Action Planning, Continuity of Operations Plan, and Inundation Mapping Programs for the Provo Area Office?
Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with great growth potential!
You can progress from $61K to 73K in 2 years! Year 1 - $61,218 (GS-11), and Year 2 - $73,375 (GS-12). Promotions to the next grade/salary level are neither guaranteed nor automatic, but based on a successful performance determination by the supervisor.
LOCATION: UPPER COLORADO REGION, PROVO AREA OFFICE, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DIVISION, OPERATIONS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT GROUP, DUTY STATIONED IN PROVO, UTAH. For living conditions in Provo, Utah, please click: here
NOTE: This position is designated as a NON-CRITICAL SENSITIVE position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated Secret Background Investigation upon entrance to the position, and also requires periodic reinvestigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will preclude the candidate's selection. This is a condition of employment.
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- Manages/coordinates the Emergency Action Planning (EAP) program for the Provo Area Office (PAO).
- Provides specialized Civil Engineering expertise in the development of EAPs including development of Inundation- and Hazard-Specific Appendices.
- Coordinates the Emergency Management Program to include the table top, functional and full-scale exercises as called for in the EAP process.
- Provides specialized Civil Engineering background and input into Tabletop, Functional, and Full-Scale Exercises associated with site-specific conditions, potential failure modes, and other physical considerations for each facility.
- Works with water users as well as local, county, and state emergency management and law enforcement personnel to plan for and organize table top, functional, and full-scale exercises for all High- and Significant-Hazard Dams for the PAO.
- Coordinates the completion and implementation of the Continuity of Operations plan for the Area Office.
- Manages the Inundation Mapping program for the PAO.
- Acts as the PAO technical expert for Inundation Mapping and provides input for development and training of new staff engineers assigned to the program.
- Documents activities and training associated with the Inundation Studies and ensures completed studies and maps are incorporated into EAPs in a systematic and timely manner.
- Provides instruction and training to partner Emergency Management agencies and entities in correctly understanding and applying inundation studies and maps.
- Collaborates with local, county, and state emergency management agencies to identify safe channel capacities, Population at Risk (PAR), as well as critical infrastructure for incorporation into emergency planning and exercise scenarios.
- Coordinates with the PAO Geographic Information System (GIS) Coordinator in the completion and updating of Emergency Management-related GIS products to be included in EAPs.
Physical Demands: Work is mostly sedentary, although there are some field activities requiring physical exertion, such as climbing steep slopes, walking on uneven terrain, and conducting examinations in confined spaces such as tunnels, pipes, shafts, etc.
Work Environment: Work is conducted in office settings. Field work involves moderate risks associated with a construction site, such as adverse weather conditions, damp and enclosed spaces, and heights, where appropriate safety procedures are always observed. Up to 50% of work is performed out of the office.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel to attend meetings, conferences, training and site visits.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All United States Citizens and Nationals.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
0810 Civil Engineering
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizen or National; May be subject to 1-year probationary period;
Must apply online, submit resume & supporting documents (See How to Apply);
You must meet specialized experience requirements (See Qualifications);
Subject to favorable adjudication of Secret background investigation;
This position has a positive education requirement-MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS;
For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under required documents.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Basic Education Requirement:
A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 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 the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the 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 or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.
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 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.)
In addition to meeting the basic education qualification requirement described above, applicants must also possess the following:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Specialized experience must demonstrate the applicant has been equipped with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is directly related to the work to be performed.
GS-11: Your resume must reflect at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service -OR- three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study that is directly related to the duties of this position -OR- a combination of specialized experience and graduate education.
Specialized experience for the GS-11: Experience creating and maintaining contact and collaborative working relationships with a variety of stakeholders; customers; and collaborating with internal and external multi-disciplinary stakeholders to make planning decisions of water infrastructure and solve complex problems; and experience working with at least three of the following subjects: (1) Earthen and concrete dam inspection; (2) Dam failure consequences; (3) Dam instrumentation; (4) Dam safety program procedures; (5) Flood inundation mapping; (6) Surface water or open channel water modeling; (7) Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations Plan development; (8) Emergency management and/or response exercises; (9) Design of large water storage/delivery Civil Structures; (10) Geospatial Data management and manipulation.
Applicants who do not meet the definition of specialized experience will be determined as not qualified and will be ineligible for consideration.
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.
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: Foreign Education
Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
References: On your application, please include the names and current phone numbers for at least 3 supervisory references. If any individual is no longer available for contact, you are requested to provide the name and current phone number of another person with the company (team lead, acting supervisor, etc.) that would know your work history.
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: E-Verify
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: Selective Service
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 factors.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. 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 30 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:
KSA 1: Knowledge of engineering theories, concepts, principles, standards, and methods pertaining to water resources infrastructure, inundation potential, disaster contingency plans and evaluation of operational procedures related to the Emergency Action Planning Program.
KSA 2: Skill in coordinating, organizing, prioritizing, and making logistical arrangements as the principal coordinator for the Emergency Action Planning Program.
KSA 3: Ability to communicate at all levels and types of organizations and audiences and ability to establish collaborative working relationships.
KSA 4: Skill in technical writing and presentation techniques and skill in using computer software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
Applicants 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. Applicants who exaggerate or falsify their experience and/or education may be removed from employment consideration.
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Background checks and security clearance
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following Supporting Documents, as appropriate:
--TRANSCRIPTS: 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. If selected, an official transcript will be required from you for verification prior to the effective date of the appointment.
--RESUME: A resume with dates of employment: Your resume may be submitted in any format. If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is most recent. It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application. For qualifications determinations, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and mm/dd/yy to mm/dd/yy, OR mm/dd/yy to the date you are submitting the resume). If using an automated resume builder, be sure to include this specific information in the narrative portion of your work description. Any period of employment that does not include this specific information WILL NOT be credited toward meeting the qualifications requirements of the position.
--DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
-For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), 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 proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
-For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.
--For information on veteran's eligibility visit: Vet Guide
--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, proof 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 factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: CTAP/ICTAP
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, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Benefits URL above.
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How to Apply
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 side of any 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, click: here
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.
Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to email@example.com
, fax directly to the HR Office at (801) 524-3187, mail to 125 South State Street, Room 8100 (UC-549), Salt Lake City, Utah 84138, OR hand deliver to 125 South State Street, Room 7102A (UC-549), Salt Lake City, Utah 84138. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).
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.
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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
125 S. State St., Room 8100
Salt Lake City, Utah
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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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