Project Manager

US Department of the Interior - Ukiah, CA4.2

Full-time
Duties
Summary
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. Please visit our website for more information.

Our multiple-use mission is what sets us apart at the BLM. We find the best fit for our public lands, which means we manage our lands for a broad range of uses, including outdoor recreation, mineral development and energy production, and the conservation of natural, historical and cultural resources.

Responsibilities
The Ukiah Field Office is seeking candidates to serve as a Project Manager for a Right-of-Way (ROW) grant to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission a wind energy generation facility to be located in Lake and Colusa counties, California. This unparalleled opportunity would allow the incumbent to work on a unique renewable energy project in a field office with a diverse landscape. As Project Manager, the incumbent is responsible for managing the efficient and effective coordination and accomplishment of the planning, scope, development, design, direction, and coordination of a proposed wind energy project through completion of the NEPA process, construction, and initial reclamation. The proposed project would incorporate approximately 2,272 acres within the BLM Indian Valley Management Area under the jurisdiction of the BLM Ukiah Field Office. The Project Manager will oversee coordination with other permitting Federal agencies include Army Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Federal Aviation Administration. The project is proposed on BLM managed land. BLM has the authority to manage for multiple use including realty/rights-of-way authorizations under Federal Land Policy and Management Act, decision authority of the Ukiah Resource Management Plan (RMP) and 43 CFR 2800. This management area is additionally identified in the Programmatic Environmental Impact State on Wind Energy Development and Record of Decision Implementation of a Wind Energy Development Program.

Travel Required
25% or less - Travel will be required for site visits, training, and/or meetings.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
OO

Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
Direct Deposit Required.
Background Investigation Required.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

Specialized Experience:
In order to be rated qualified for this position, your application must demonstrate that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-11) of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to, work involving a broad technical background in natural resource programs; experience in various resource management functions; land use planning and land use authorization processes; and prior experience in project or program management.

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
Substitution of education in lieu of experience is not permitted at this level.

Additional information
This is a term position for which all qualified U.S. citizens with or without Federal Status may apply and be considered. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service, and will be for a period not-to-exceed 13 months with possible extension up to a total of 4 years (or longer if approved by the Office of Personnel Management) without re-announcement. At the expiration of this assignment, or whenever your services are no longer needed, employment will be terminated.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website .

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP . If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.

The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.

This is a Bargaining Unit position.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies required to do the work of this position.

Project Management
Technical Competence
Collaboration

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Not Applicable

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Required Documents
Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.

For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans' preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation
For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide .

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.

UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.

Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.

Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

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 .

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.