Program Analyst (CIP Compliance), GS-0343-13 (KA-DEU)

Washington D.C.
Oct 03, 2017
Oct 03, 2017
Full Time

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-DO-2017-167, for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Program Analyst. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Would you enjoy serving as a staff specialist for the power resources office and perform as a reliability compliance program specialist? Responsibilities include providing program management ensuring that Reclamation's generating and mechanical equipment comply with North Amerian Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) standards.

LOCATION: Hydropower Office, Power Resources Office, Denver, CO.

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Occasional travel - Quarterly travel maybe required or may be more frequent.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses are authorized (or not authorized for this position) with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointments or reinstatement appointments.

  • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. 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;
  • For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Required documents;
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    All applicants must have qualifying specialized experience as defined below:

    GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-12 level in 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:

    GS-13: Specialized experience includes experience managing the Reliability Compliance Program for a large power generating or transmitting entity or agency in accordance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Standards by analyzing emerging issues and practices, developing or recommending policies, processes and procedures, and providing advice on compliance; experience in applying NERC Standards to the operations of a large electric utility or providing technical expertise as it relates to a NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Compliance program; experience in working with multiple levels of an entity or agency, outside entities, and Electric Reliability Organizations in the development and application of a NERC Reliability Compliance Program.

    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.

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

    -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:

    -The salary indicated is the base salary which excludes locality. Salary will vary based on duty location.

    -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 factors.

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

    For this announcement the referral process will be conducted in two phases. Phasingwill be used in conjunction with HireMe for greater Subject Matter Expert (SME) input in evaluating the quality of candidates after the initial online application and assessment has been reviewed. Applicants found to be well-qualified, having met the initial qualification requirements outlined in the announcement, will be sent a separate email and required to respond to additional questions in order for the SME's to further assess their KSA's after the initial online application. Failure to submit a response to the additional questions will result in the applicant not being considered for this position.

    Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

    Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through your resume and responses to the online questions.

    1. Knowledge and ability performing effective security control testing and/or vulnerability assessments; intrusion detection and/or intrusion prevention system (IDS/IPS) deployment strategies; vulnerability research methodologies and sources.

    2. Expert knowledge of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) reliability compliance standards and requirements.

    3. Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

    4. Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships in leading and working with teams.

    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 OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
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