Bureau of Reclamation Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (MPP-MW) in Boulder City, Nevada

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Who May Apply: DOI-Wide:Open only to current Department of the Interior employees serving under a permanent career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and to Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) eligible.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist in a fast paced working environment. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Would you enjoy providing direction and leadership in the oversight of LC Region's Information Technology Operations Group? Responsibilities include detailed planning, organizing, coordinating, and facilitating the technical and program work of the Technical Team implementing program policies; and exercising technical and administrative supervisory duties.

LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Regional Office, Information Management and Technology Office, Information Technology Group, Boulder City, Nevada.

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

Relocation Expenses are not authorized.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

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  • Provides leadership of the Technical Tier 3 team in carrying out broad project assignments, actionable events, milestones, deadlines, and workload accomplishment.
  • Ensures security requirements are integrated and/or executed in a way that will result in acceptable risk levels in accordance with system's security plan.
  • Conducts feasibility studies for proposed changes in equipment or configurations; evaluating benefits of various equipment, configurations, including system compatibility.
  • Coordinates work with other Information Management Technology Office (IMTO) Group Managers and teams to insure that the functional systems requirements are defined, the technology assessed and recommended, the information systems designed and programmed to result in the implementation of systems which will meet current and future user requirements, and according to established schedules as defined by the lifecycles of the various systems.
  • Develops IT budget(s) and tracks acutual annual costs while working with program budget analysts, IT staff and Financial Management staff.
  • Analyze the impact of new system designs, conducts feasibility studies, and develops recommendations for new or improved business practices.
  • Identifies and analyzes problems and develops solutions; also provides recommendations to management.
  • Conducts analysis, studies, or special projects relating to program operations carried out by a wide variety of organizations within the Region.
  • Provides training and orientation to others in the maintenance and use of computer equipment and software.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - To attend meetings and training

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Open to current Department of Interior Federal employees serving under a permanent career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and to Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) eligible witin the Department of Interior.

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2210 Information Technology Management

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  • Information Technology Specialist (It Specialist)

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
  • You must submit a resume and supporting documentation. (See How to Apply)
  • You must meet specialized experience requirements. (See Qualifications)
  • Position requires filing a Financial Disclosure Report.

All qualification requirements (including time-in-grade and any applicable selective factors) must be met 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).


GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-12 grade 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: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: All applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is experience tat demonstrates the accomplishments of information technology (IT) project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of IT requirements and techniques such as, analyzing althernative approaches regarding network management practices with systems connected to LAN/WAN; and providing administrative direction for an IT organization concerned with customer support, software/hardward troubleshooting, hardward/software support, technical and security assurance. Experienced using independent judgment in analyzing budgetary and financial issues; the development, application, and adjustment of plans and policies to attain management goals and objectives; to present and defend program and budget data; and to serve as an adviser to management. Experience in analyzing IT products and services for efficeincy and effectivenexx; prioritizing projects and determining project timelines; performing cost analysis; and providing customer service for large and multi-faceted organizations.

Supervisory Competencies:Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following competencies for successful performance of Federal supervisory work: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, flexibility, integrity/honesty, interpersonal skills, oral communication, problem solving, resilience, and written communication). Additional information on supervisory competencies can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/Specialty-Stds/GS-SUPV.asp

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.

Additional information

* 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.

Supervisory Probationary Period: An employee initially appointed to a supervisory position must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

Financial Disclosure: If selected for this position, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of entrance on duty and annually thereafter.

Background Investigation/Security Clearance: If selected, you will be subject to a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in this position. A background investigation will be required for all new hires AND current employees who do not currently have a satisfactorily adjudicated Federal background investigation commensurate with the sensitivity designation of this position.

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.

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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, 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 30 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official. 1. Knowledge of Information Technology (IT) principles, concepts, techniques, and methods in order to develop the adaptation and adoption of industry best practices for administering and implementing information technology. 2. Ability to plan, execute, develop and manage information technology infrastructure, systems, applications, data communications, and networked computers. 3. Knowledge of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) and DOI IT Cost tracking efforts. 4. Ability to develop lifecycle plans, budget estimates and track actual costs for IT related activities and projects. 5. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 6. Ability to provide supervision, leadership, guidance and direction to subordinate staff on a full range information technology management program objectives sufficient to meet group goals and activities.

For all grades, individuals must have IT related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies: 1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. 2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. 3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. 4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

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
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

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/ICTAP: 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.

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



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, 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.

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Agency contact information





BUREAU OF RECLAMATION P.O. Box 61470 Boulder City, Nevada United States

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Next steps

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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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.

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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 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.

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 www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499676400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/16/2018 to 05/30/2018

Salary: $88,099 to $114,529 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Work schedule: Full-time

Appointment type: Permanent