[ES_JOBS_NET] Natural Resources Specialist, Western Area Power Administration, Colorado

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Sep 12 08:08:22 MDT 2014


*Job Title:*Natural Resources Specialist

*Department:*Department Of Energy

*Agency:*Western Area Power Administration

*Job Announcement Number:*WAPA-14-DE-339


	$88,693.00 to $115,301.00 / Per Year


	Wednesday, September 10, 2014 to Tuesday, September 23, 2014




	Full-Time - Permanent




	2 vacancies in the following location:
Lakewood, COView Map <https://doe.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/380545500#>


	*All U.S. Citizens*
This position is also advertised to status candidates as a Merit 
Promotion announcement, vacancy # WAPA-14-DE-339.


	Not Applicable




About the Agency 

(SeeFrequently Asked Questions 
<http://ww2.wapa.gov/sites/western/jobs/FAQs/Pages/default.aspx>for more 

Where would I be working?
Western Area Power Administration, Corporate Services Office, Office of 
the Chief Operating Officer, Natural Resources (A7400).

/12155 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228./

Find out more about living conditions at thisduty station 


  * Occasional Travel
  * Travel may be 2-10 days per month.


  * Yes
  * Relocation costs may be paid at the discretion of the agency,
    according to Federal Travel Regulations policy and/or budget.


  * You must be a United States Citizen
  * This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  * See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements



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Participates in the implementation of Western Area Power 
Administration's (Western) environmental program, which encompasses 15 
western States. Participates and leads natural resource program 
activities. Provides expertise and technical support to Regional Offices 
and other CSO offices for meeting the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act; Endangered Species Act; National Historic 
Preservation Act; the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; Executive 
Orders; and DOE and Western policy. Coordinates with utilities and 
businesses, local, State, and other Federal agencies, Tribes, and other 
stakeholders in support of these activities.



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You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the 
position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review 
thequalification requirements 
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate 
at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower 
grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this 
position is defined as:

GS-13 - Experience managing the environmental impact statement 
requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, and other 
environmental planning regulations, policies, and guidance for large 
complex construction projects, such as large public utility facilities 
or comparable.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the 
following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs).*You are NOT required 
to provide a separate narrative written response.*Rather, you must 
describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates 
that you possess the KSAs identified below.

 1. Expert knowledge of NEPA requirements, compliance regulations,
    policy, and guidance and practical experience implementing these
 2. Ability to manage a project, working as both a leader and member
    with consultants and project proponents to ensure compliance with
    NEPA regulatinos as well as quality and timeliness of the work product
 3. Experience in establishing and maintaining effective long-term
    working relationships with Federal, state, and local governments and
    other stakeholder groups.
 4. Knowledge of natural resource management and protection legislation
    and regulations and the underlying technical disciplines which may
    include general science, biology, land use, air quality, water
    quality, socioeconomics,relevant to environmental impact analyses
 5. Ability to deliver presentations, chair inter-agency and public
    meetings, formulate comprehensive briefing papers, and develop
    effective interpersonal relationships

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of 
qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through 
National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well 
as work for other community-based philanthropic and social 
organizations. 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.

*You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the 
closing date of this announcement.*

If this vacancy specifically states that certain educational 
requirements must be met (also known as a "positive educational 
requirement"), you must provide documentation supporting any education 
claims in your application. Education must be obtained from an 
accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
*Foreign education*must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the 
U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to 
foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign 
education, seethe Department of Education website. <http://go.usa.gov/29DP>



Your application will be rated by our application system using the 
Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by 
the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is 
rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if 
applicable to the job), and training described in your online 
resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The 
quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and 
"Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be 
listed at the top of the category. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top 
of the highest category for all positions except professional and 
scientific positions at GS-9 and above.
/If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your 
online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation 
BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not 
qualified', or your score may be adjusted./

Selecting Official may check references on those applicants referred for 
*To preview questions pleaseclick here 



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You can review our benefits 


Some positions may require completion of a probationary period.If 
selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon 
completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the 
pre-employment process.
If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are 
subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for 
Federal employment before appointment.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more 
information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit 
theFedsHireVets <http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx>website.
If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career 
Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit theOPM ICTAP/CTAP 
website <http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp>for more information. In 
order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must 
score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in 
the Qualifications section.
Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn 
more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website'sWho 
Must Register <http://www.sss.gov/fswho.htm>page.
*The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace 
and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.*
This position may require overnight travel of 2-10 days per month.//


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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online 
application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of 
this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to 
the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system 
will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be 
granted so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough 
time to finish the application. Our application system displays a 
deadline timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

For the security of you and your information, our application tracking 
system will time-out if you are inactive for a certain period of time. 
If you are responding to long answer questions, you may likely hit this 
time-out while you are typing. Therefore, we highly recommend that you 
view the applicant assessment questions before you apply. Complete your 
responses to any essay questions in a file on your computer before you 
start the application process. That way, all you need to do is copy and 
paste the prepared responses into each field.

*Steps to submit a complete application:*

 1. You must have an active USAJOBS account and be logged in.
 2. You must have a completed resume associated with your USAJOBS
    account. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded
    resumes and instead require that you have a completed resume within
    your USAJOBS profile using theResume Builder <http://go.usa.gov/29RR>.
 3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials are
    ready, click on the 'Apply Online' button to get started.
 4. You will be given the option to include your resume, documents, and
    demographic information from your USAJOBS profile. You will then be
    transferred to the Department of Energy's application tracking
    system. If you select documents from your USAJOBS account, you MUST
    complete the download process in a later step or your USAJOBS
    documentation WILL NOT be transferred! See Step 6.
 5. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully
    following all instructions provided.
 6. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting
    documentation. If you selected documents from USAJOBS prior to being
    transferred to our application system (Step 4), you will need to
    click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process. These
    documents ARE NOT automatically transferred! It is ultimately your
    responsibility to make sure all required documents are either faxed,
    uploaded, or transferred from USAJOBS successfully. If you are
    unsure that your documents went through, please contact the HR
    Specialist listed on the announcement BEFORE the vacancy closes.
 7. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be
    shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered
    during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button
    at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your
    application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your
    application will not be received!

/Please carefully review the following list to determine what 
documentation you need to submit./Some documents may not apply to all 
applicants./If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to 
read more./


If you experience any difficulties with the application process 
(anything after you have clicked the 'Apply Online' button), please 
contact the HR Office listed on this announcement between normal 
business hours. If you are receiving any kind of error message, please 
be ready to provide a screenshot or at a minimum, the error message text 
and number.

If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account 
password/profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit theUSAJOBS 
Resource Center <https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page>or 
e-mailUSAJOBS3.0 at opm.gov <mailto:USAJOBS3.0 at opm.gov>. Regretfully, DOE 
cannot resolve issues with your USAJOBS account. We regret that we are 
unable to support any issue with USAJOBS, as this service is maintained 
by the Office of Personnel Management exclusively.

If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your 
ability to apply online please contact the HR Office listed on this 
announcement during normal business hours to discuss your situation.


/Please carefully review the following list to determine what 
documentation you need to submit./Some documents may not apply to all 
applicants./If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to 
read more./

/*ALL APPLICANTS:**You must submit aresume 
your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.*/

  * /Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you
    should list the full name and address of the each employer./
  * /Your experience listing should show the start and end dates
    (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average
    number of hours per week that you worked./
  * /Your resume should also include any education and training you have
    completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours
    completed, and completion date)./
  * /For more information about what to include in your resume, please
    view thisUSAJOBS Resume Tutorial video
    <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk>on YouTube./
  * /Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of
    your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder
    format). However, some offices may require the USAJOBS resume
    format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online'
    which is required./
  * /It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume.
    If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we
    may not be able to fully credit you for your experience./

*/If specific educational requirements are indicated for this 
vacancy:/*/Documentation verifying your educational claims 
<https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Education>which can include 
unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, 
credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for 
more information./

/*Veterans:*veteran eligibility documentation 
<http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx>(DD-214, VA Letter, 
Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran 
who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent 
to discharge from your agency which will allow you to apply under 
the(Veterans Opportunity to Work) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 

/*Persons with Disabilities:*Individuals with intellectual disabilities, 
severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for 
appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority.Certified 
verification of a disability 
<http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/>from a 
licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation 
specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or 
U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be 

*Displaced Federal employees who qualify for ICTAP:*/If you are a former 
Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or 
surplused by some other means, submit a copy of the separation letter or 
RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under ICTAP, you must be 
well-qualified for this position. See theOPM Guide to Career Transition 
more information./


Erika Brau
Phone: 720-962-7109
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 877-269-9877
Email: brau at wapa.gov

Agency Information:
Western Area Power Administration
12155 West Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, CO
Fax: 000-000-0000


After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated 
in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may 
also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the 
notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your 
USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you 
apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly 
as possible.

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