DutiesThis position is located within the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP). This position is for one vacancy and will be located in either Sterling, Virginia OR Washington, D.C.
At the full performance level, GS-14 the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Serve as OREP's Tribal Liaison Coordinator and subject matter expert for Tribal consultation related to Outer Continental Shelf renewable energy planning, exploration and development.
2. Participate on the Bureau Tribal Working Group comprised of the HQ, Regional, and Program Office Tribal Liaison Representatives.3. Coordinate OREP activities under the National Environmental Policy Act, Executive Order 13175- "Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments" and related departmental and Bureau policies and practices.
4. Support and advise the Bureau's Leadership and Tribal Liaison Officer on issues related to Government-to-Government consultation.
5. Make recommendations on Bureau Tribal policy and practices.
6. Develop and implement program policy and analyses on matters concerning Tribal consultation, collaboration, and outreach.
7. Maintain and improve relationships with Tribal governments and representatives by serving as the technical lead and primary point of contact for Bureau renewable energy activities for tribal outreach and engagement at the Department and Federal levels, often discussing complex and potentially controversial tribal and related regulatory issues.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.Salary InformationGS-13: 112,015.00-145,617.00; GS-14: 132,368.00 -172,075.00 per annum.
First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.
This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available. RequirementsConditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen. You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination. You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit. You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire. 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. See http://www.sss.gov/. QualificationsMinimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the specialized experience for the grade to which you are applying.Specialized Experience:To qualify for the GS-13
, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level
in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: Must meet all. Applying statutes and laws pertaining to Tribal Trust responsibilities and/or government-to-government consultation with Federally-recognized Native American tribes, Alaska Natives, or indigenous communities; Serving as the main point of contact for collaboration with tribal and community partners; and Reviewing environmental documents and agency related federal actions to determine whether they may have tribal implications. To qualify for the GS-14,
you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level
in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: Must meet all. Applying statutes and laws pertaining to Tribal Trust responsibilities and/or government-to-government consultation with Federally-recognized Native American tribes, Alaska Natives, or indigenous communities; Serving as the main point of contact for collaboration with tribal and community partners; Facilitating reviews of environmental documents and agency related federal actions to determine whether they may have tribal implications; and Developing and implementing program policy and analyses on matters concerning tribal consultation, collaboration and outreach. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Additional information
Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.
Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.
The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.
NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.
A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.