Bonneville Power Administration Environmental Engineer in Portland, Oregon
This position is located in the Generating Assets (PGA) organization of Generation Asset Management (PG), Power Services (P), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).
The purpose of this position is to serve as the Environmental Strategist responsible for coordination, development and implementation of high quality strategies for hydro related actions.
As an Environmental Engineer, you will: Serve as the Environmental Strategist responsible for coordination, development and implementation of high quality strategies for hydro related actions.
Serve as the Hydro environmental policy lead within BPA and in Action Agency Teams (Corps, and BPA).
Serve as the Hydro/Environmental subject matter expert on BPA’s Columbia River Fish Mitigation Program (CRFM) inter-agency team.
Be responsible for the development and implementation of BPA’s strategic perspective for Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance for theFederal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS).
Provide leadership to cross agency teams on development of environmental policies and strategies.
Analyze, develop, or recommend policies or action that addresses the current or future use of the FCRPS.
Serve as BPA policy spokesperson on relevant environmental issues related to various Subcommittees under the Joint Operation Committee with the Corps and Reclamation.
Serve as the Contracting Officers Representative (COTR) for Hydro Technical Innovation and select Environment, Fish and Wildlife projects/contracts including Aquatic Nuisance Species.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a United States Citizen.
This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
This announcement is also being advertised under Merit Promotion as announcement DOE-BPA-20-14113-MP. If you are a status candidate or intend to apply under a Special Hiring Authority (e.g. Schedule A, VEOA, etc.), please apply under the Merit Promotion announcement as well.
Hiring incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate based on budget availability and in accordance with federal regulations.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page,Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.When you apply you will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility for employment and your qualification for this position specifically. You must answer all of these questions completely and truthfully.
A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check.
Selectee may be subject to a 1 year probationary period.
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 andintegral 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 ofmaterials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregatestructure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.ORB. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciencesunderlying 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. Theadequacy 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 ofColumbia, 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 grandfatheror 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 StateBoard'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 professionalregistration 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 inthe 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 engineeringexperience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineeringcompetence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSA qualified candidate's resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position is defined as:Experience in applying professional environmental engineering principles, concepts, standards, and methods to provide guidance and to develop, coordinate, and implement operationalstrategies in order to comply and meet the requirements of a related environmental regulatory board such as Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), National HistoricPreservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-13 level.
Your resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies (KSACs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your resume how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSACs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. Compliance:Knowledge of procedures for assessing, evaluating, and monitoring programs or projects for compliance with federal laws, regulations, and guidance.
General Engineering:Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of engineering and their practical applications.
Planning and Evaluating:Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
Problem Solving:Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Stakeholder Management:Knowledge of the concepts, practices, and techniques used to identify, engage, influence, and monitor relationships with individuals and groups connected to a work effort; including those actively involved, those who exert influence over the process and its results, and those who have a vested interest in the outcome (positive or negative).
Technical Credibility:Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise. "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.
This vacancy has a positive education requirement. In order to be rated as qualified, you must provide copies of your college transcripts.Failure to provide copies of your college transcripts may result in a rating of "Ineligible".
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, see the Department of Education website.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
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All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. EEO Policy:http://www.usajobs.gov/eeoReasonable Accommodation Policy:http://www.usajobs.gov/rapsVeterans Information:http://www.usajobs.gov/viTelework:www.telework.govSelective Service Registration:http://www.sss.gov/
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