Renewable Energy Program Specialist
Summary The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation's offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies. For information about our bureau go to: This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available. Responsibilities This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, Projects and Coordination Branch in Sterling, VA. At the full performance level, GS-14 the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Act as primary project coordinator for renewable energy leasing activities and during agency review and approval of proposed activities on existing renewable energy leases. 2. Evaluate complex and sensitive offshore renewable energy project lease requests requiring more delicate external coordination because of interest in the projects by State and local agencies, tribal governments, public interest groups, industry groups, or private individuals. 3. Extensively coordinate and consult with other BOEM and Department of the Interior offices, Federal agencies, coastal states, American Indian tribes, industry, and other interested parties. 4. Implement renewable energy leasing procedures. 5. Track compliance with lease and regulatory requirements and procedures after lease issuance. BOEM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. Salary Range Information: GS-13: $103,690- $134,798 GS-14: $122,530- $159,286 This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMEE-21-BH-103(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Minimum Qualification Requirements: To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the grade to which you are applying. Specialized Experience: GS-13 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 typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: 1) Assisting in projects related to the regulation of marine natural resources; 2) coordinating and/or consulting with a diverse range of subject matter experts in the marine natural resources field, both internal and external to your organization; and 3) implementing pre-existing policy, guidance and/or regulations related to marine natural resources. MUST MEET ALL 3 STATEMENTS. GS-14 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 typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: 1) Managing projects related to the regulation of marine natural resources; 2) coordinating and/or consulting with a diverse range of subject matter experts in the marine natural resources field, both internal and external to your organization; and 3) developing policy, guidance and/or regulations related to marine natural resources. MUST MEET ALL 3 STATEMENTS. 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. Education 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 (PL 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 (eg: 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 (eg: 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 US A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the US 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.