Bureau of Reclamation Program Manager (Area Manager) in Yuma, Arizona
Summary Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his or her expertise as a Program Manager (Area Manager). Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Location - Yuma, Arizona Responsibilities The primary duties of this position are: Oversees the delivery of Colorado River water to agriculture and municipal users in California, Arizona and Mexico. Maintains the Colorado River from Davis Dam to the Mexico border. Manages the salinity program to meet the requirements of U.S. treaties with Mexico. Develops partnerships with local, state, federal agencies, Indian Tribes and water users. Provides strategic planning and supervision to subordinate organizational units in the execution of program objectives. Serves as the advisor to the Regional Director on activities and relationships within the jurisdiction of the YAO including matters of confidential nature, congressional inquiries or other special interests. Ensures effective operation and maintenance of reserved and transferred works facilities is carried out. Requirements Conditions of Employment To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following: U.S. Citizen or National Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation Submit a resume and supporting documentation - See How to Apply Meet specialized experience requirements - See Qualifications For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents Position requires filing a financial disclosure report Position subject to drug testing Your resume will be rated against each of the competencies - be sure you address each competency in your resume. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement 04/28/2021. 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). Applicants eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) are not required to meet time-in-grade restrictions in order to be considered. Applicants may be required to serve an initial probationary period. If the selectee has not previously served as a Federal manager or supervisor, he/she will be required to serve an initial managerial probation period. Applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment as a condition of employment. This position is also subject to random drug testing. Qualifications GS-15: In order to qualify for the GS-15 grade level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience at/equivalent to the GS-14 grade level. Specialized Experience for GS-15: Experience performing program management or professional engineering, natural resources or scientific work in support of the operation and maintenance of dams and/or hydropower facilities, water control systems and associated facilities; experience in planning, design, construction, operation, or maintenance of complex and difficult civil works projects related to power and/or to the storage and conveyance of water such as canals, dams and pipelines; experience in managing or personally performing complex and difficult work on water resource management issues that are inherent in overall program management of water resources projects. Work experience should be at the senior level and demonstrate most of the following: project and program development, planning, and budgeting; formulation and execution of comprehensive plans covering water resource activities; maintaining contact and collaborative working relationships with state, federal and local agencies in implementing water resources projects; providing counsel to higher organizational levels concerning sustainable water resource issues; and ability to lead and supervise a multi-discipline staff. 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. Applicants will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education This position does not allow substitution of education for experience. Additional Information At the present time, we have one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional, equivalent positions at this duty location. Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision or first-post-of-duty relocation expenses are authorized, as applicable. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law December 2017, suspends the moving expense deduction and the exclusion from income of qualified employer reimbursements of moving expenses that was allowed under previous tax laws. Employer reimbursements for moving costs are now generally taxed at the same rate as ordinary income. DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit https://www.e-verify.gov/ Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: https://www.sss.gov Due Weight Consideration: You must submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process. If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.