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Interdisciplinary (River Manager), GS-0401/0810/1301-12 (ICTAP)(
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Interdisciplinary (River Manager), GS-0401/0810/1301-12 (ICTAP)(
* Duties
## Duties
### Summary
Want to work for a contemporary water management agency whose mission is to assist in meeting the increasing water demands of the West while protecting the environment and the public's investment? Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation and serve as a senior technical specialist performing work in the modification, development, and analysis of management plans, relational databases, and computer modeling for the Klamath Project.
This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Klamath Basin Area Office, Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Division and located in Klamath Falls, OR. For more information on the Klamath Falls area visit:
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
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### Responsibilities
This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in any of the following series GS-0401, GS-0810, or GS-1301 depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
The incumbent serves as a senior specialist/engineer responsible for the modification, development, analysis, use, and evaluation of management plans, relational databases, and computer modeling.
* Works with the Water Operations Division staff and other KBAO Managers using advanced scientific and professional knowledge and experience to organize, compile, evaluate, and analyze a complex body of scientific information on problems associated with providing Federal water service to agricultural, municipal and industrial, or other users and to ensure Project operations are consistent with applicable regulatory requirements.
* Performs and works collaboratively with the other Project Hydrologists and Area Office staff in complex hydrologic investigations involving the use of computer simulation models and in the design and development of mathematical operations research models to optimize the combined use of the surface and ground water resources of the Project and develop hydrologic and hydraulic understanding of the surface water system.
* Works collaboratively with the other Project Hydrologists and Area Office technical staff in the modification of models for use in specific projects.
* Serves as a data manager and coordinator for hydrologic data collection related to Klamath Project irrigation deliveries and Endangered Species Act compliance for the Project.
Provides technical guidance for the maintenance and continued development of supporting databases and evaluates the efficiency of existing systems to identify areas for improvement.
* Analyzes data on water supplies, water demands, reservoir operations and management, and for other studies and programs of the Area Office.
* Works with scientists and engineers to develop data needs required beyond existing data collection activities.
* Serves as a Grant Officers Representative (GOR) for various hydrologic and operationally related grant and cooperative agreements and as a Contracting Officers Representative (COR) on contracts for hydrologic and operational support and/or studies.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - Travel is required approximately 10% of the time.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
### Who May Apply
#### This job is open to...
Career Transition Assistant Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistant Plan (ICTAP) eligibles.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
* #### Job family (Series)
0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences
0810 Civil Engineering
1301 General Physical Science
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* Requirements
## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* Successful adjudication of security background investigation required.
* Must possess or obtain certification as a Grant Officer's Representative
* and Contracting Officer's Representative.
Applicants 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 outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
### Qualifications
Minimum Education Requirement: Applicants must meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:
MINIMUM EDUCATION (BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DISCIPLINE, GS-0401): Please see the description of qualifications required for the Biological Sciences discipline at the Office of Personnel Management's website: -data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/general-natural-resources-management-and-biological-sciences-series-0401/
MINIMUM EDUCATION (ENGINEERING DISCIPLINE, GS-0810):Please see the description of qualifications required for the Civil Engineering discipline at the Office of Personnel Management's website: -data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf
MINIMUM EDUCATION (PHYSICAL SCIENCES DISCIPLINE, GS-1301): Please see the description of qualifications required for the Physical Sciences discipline at the Office of Personnel Management's website: -data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/general-physical-science-series-1301/
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.
In addition to meeting Basic Education, applicants must have specialized experience or additional education as defined below:
GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-11 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-12: Experience in the use of computer simulation models to monitor or forecast water and environmental conditions (e.g., hydrology, water temperature, water quality, ground water, watershed conditions, meteorology, sediment transport, geomorphic baseline monitoring, fish or wildlife populations or habitats); experience using relational data bases for water operations; experience analyzing a wide array of water and environmental data to evaluate existing conditions and recommend improvements to operational plans (e.g.,for a watershed or river-basin) for complex conditions with limited or conflicting data; experience developing applications for specific or unusual conditions; analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems associated with water management, watershed restoration, fish and wildlife enhancement, or ecological improvements. These examples are not all inclusive.
Experience that would not normally be part of an applicant's position may be creditable when documented by satisfactory evidence (e.g., a memorandum from the manager or human resources director, SF-52, or similar documentation).
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.
### Education
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 may result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
### Additional information
Relocation: Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized and are the responsibility of the selectee.
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.
Conditions of Employment:
* This position requires completion of a one-year probationary period, unless you have previously met this requirement.
* Successful adjudication of personnel security investigation required.
* Travel is required approximately 10% of the time.
* Operation of a government vehicle is required; therefore, you must possess and maintain a valid State's driver's license.
* All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit.
* Required to obtain and use a government-issued credit card for business travel.
* This position is included in the bargaining unit represented by NFFE, Local 951.
* Incumbent must possess or obtain certification as a Grant Officer's Representative (GOR)/Contracting Officer's Representative (COR).
Optional Form 306 (OF-306): Before final appointment and again before you begin work, 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.
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### 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. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. 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 their resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Extensive knowledge of a broad range of hydrologic principles and techniques and skill sufficient to analyze complex resource, social, political, legal, environmental, and economic factors.
2. Knowledge of and skill in oral, written, and group communication.
3. Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations and contract administration principles.
4. Ability to obtain certification as a COR and a GOR.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that copy vacancy announcement posting information verbatim into resume OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
* Required Documents
## Required Documents
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 their college transcript(s), if applicable. If selected, you will be required to provide official college 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 highest rate of pay and documenting career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which you are claiming eligibility. Failure to submit an SF-50 verifying status may result in the applicant not being considered for this position.
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: -data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
#### 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.
* Benefits
## Benefits
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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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.
* 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. When you have finished with your application, click the SUBMIT APPLICATION button on the bottom of the REVIEW PAGE. Your application will not be received unless you click SUBMIT APPLICATION.
This vacancy is being announced through the Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit:
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 application not being considered for this position.
Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from a USAJOBS profile (instructions are provided during the online application process.) In addition, applicants may e-mail their supporting documentation to, fax directly to the HR Office at 916-978-5563, or mail or hand-deliver to USBR/ATTN: HR, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).
Applicants needing assistance in applying online should contact the HR Office at 916-978-5476 or Federal Relay at The Federal Relay website contains information for TDD/TTY users to receive free needed service. If applying online poses a hardship, contact the HR Office prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
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### Agency contact information
### Human Resources Office
##### Phone
##### TDD
##### Fax
##### Email
##### Address
2800 Cottage Way
Attn: MP-500
Sacramento, California
United States
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### Next steps
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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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### 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.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 06/05/2018 to 06/11/2018
*Salary:* $73,375 to $95,388 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 12
*Work schedule:* Full-Time - Full Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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