Senior Vice President for Power Services

Company Name: Bonneville Power Administration
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97232
Job Title: Senior Vice President for Power Services
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: December 16, 2016
Salary: $161,903 – $185,100
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours

Job Title:  Senior Vice President for Power Services

Hiring Organization: Bonneville Power Administration

Job Announcement Number: DOE-BPA-16-12271-ES

SALARY RANGE: $161,903 – $185,100

OPEN PERIOD:  12/15/2016 – 1/13/2017



WHO MAY APPLY:  Open to All US Citizens




The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is a federal power marketing administration (PMA) that sells wholesale electricity from 31 federal dams, and one nuclear plant, providing about one-third of the electricity used in the Pacific Northwest. BPA operates three-fourths of the region’s high-voltage transmission grid and manages one of the largest fish and wildlife restoration programs in the world.  Altogether, BPA is a $4 billion per year enterprise that recovers its operating costs and capital investments in power and transmission assets through the sale of power and transmission products that are priced to recover all associated costs.  BPA headquarters is located in Portland, Oregon.

The Senior Vice President for Power Services (SVP) provides executive-level leadership in guiding Power Services. The SVP is responsible for maintaining executive-level relationships with other BPA and DOE executives as well as executives at the helm of Power’s customers, the Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, and Energy Northwest. The SVP ensures Power Services’ strategy is integrated with BPA’s and DOE’s strategic direction. The SVP ensures that Power Services’ efforts comply with internal agency policy, guidance, and business targets.

The SVP has the responsibility for all functions of the Power Services Business.  The incumbent articulates the strategic goals and clear direction for Power Services and guides the organization to the accomplishment of them.  This includes responsibility for the planning and administration of a program to serve customer needs.  Power Services develops and executes wholesale power marketing strategies; promotes the efficient use of energy through conservation in the Pacific Northwest and administers BPA’s energy conservation contracts; designs and prices long- and short-term power products; negotiates and administers the sales of these products; schedules and plans and coordinates the operations of the power plants of the Federal Columbia River system which includes 31 Federal dams, non-Federal power plants, and a major nuclear project that combined produce in excess of $2 billion in annual revenues, and jointly oversees investment in those assets along with other agencies.

** Relocation/Recruitment Incentive of up to 25% of annual salary and/or Moving expenses (PCS) may be paid in accordance with federal regulations and in consideration of budget availability for a highly qualified candidate determined upon selection.


As the SVP for Power Services you will:

  • Serve as a key member of the BPA senior leadership team. As SVP the incumbent provides executive leadership in the planning, development, and administration of programs, systems, and processes which are functionally critical for Bonneville to manage its Power Services to ensure reliable electric service to the Pacific Northwest, low electric rates, protection of endangered species, excellent service to wholesale power customers, meet net revenue goals, and to conduct its core business in a cost-effective manner. These responsibilities also include ensuring that internal and external relationships are strong and collaborative. Success will be measured in satisfaction of customers, constituents, and tribes; rate levels established as the lowest rates consistent with sound business principles necessary to cover costs and assure repayment of debt to the Treasury; reliability of power service; level of net revenues; accomplishment of fish and wildlife targets; achievement of energy efficiency mission; and health of the generating assets.
  • Ensure that this organization productively provides assistance and consultation to all employees to facilitate their personal and professional development in a manner which contributes to the accomplishment of Bonneville’s power services goals and objectives.
  • Have ultimate responsibility for overseeing, through the Vice President for Generation Asset Management, the coordination of operations and maintenance as well as capital investment strategies with both the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation of the 31 Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) hydroelectric power plants. Similarly, the SVP provides oversight for the planning, coordination, and implementation of the Columbia River Treaty, in coordination with the US Department of State and other national, provincial, and electric utility interests in Canada, in a manner that ensures compliance with Treaty provisions and protocols.
  • Maintain continuing relationships with representatives of major industries, public and private utilities, state and local Governments, Indian Tribes, federal agencies, and others within the Western United States and Canada on all matters related to Power Service’s business.
  • Serve as a member of the Bonneville Enterprise Board and as a key policy formulator and decision maker in Bonneville’s strategic planning, fiscal strategies, and business decisions. Relative to program and policy development and implementation, the incumbent determines and allocates necessary organizational resources, including staff and funds, and is solely responsible within the Business Line for their effective and efficient utilization in support of Bonneville’s strategic business objectives and marketing strategies.
  • Have an inherent, critical responsibility for ensuring team oriented, effective, harmonious, and productive formal and informal working relationships within his/her business unit, between his/her business unit, and with those positions key to the effective accomplishment of Bonneville’s business, marketing, and customer service objectives.
  • Create and maintain an organization that exemplifies BPA’s core values of Trustworthy Stewardship, Collaborative Relationships, Operational Excellence, and Safety.
  • Provide understanding, support, and leadership in administering the Bonneville EEO program for all applicants and employees. To the full extent of his/her authority and responsibility, the incumbent provides and ensures fair and equitable treatment for all employees in personnel policies and practices including recruitment, selection, placement, counseling, training, career development, promotion, and adverse action.
Experience Required:


    • You must be a United States Citizen
    • Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report required
    • A one-year SES probationary period may be required
    • This position is subject to random drug testing


    • This is a career position in the Senior Executive Service (SES). Unless the selectee is already a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program, certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), his/her Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected.
    • An individual’s initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.
    • A selectee’s appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
    • Selected candidate must file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
    • The selected candidate will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan. If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed.
    • Applicants must provide a resume and a separate narrative addressing each Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) in order to be considered for this vacancy. See the vacancy announcement for details and instructions.


The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME BASED method. Although applicants cannot address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five (5) page resume and throughout the rest of the application package. See How to Apply and Required Documents for more information and specifics.


The ECQ describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an SES; they also reinforce the concept of an “SES corporate culture.” Your resume and application must demonstrate and address the ECQs and include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities; address the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; describe policy initiatives undertaken; define level of contacts; convey the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and identify the results of actions taken.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the SES prior to appointment. The five ECQs are as follows.

  • ECQ 1: Leading Change. Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
  • ECQ 2: Leading People. Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals and provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • ECQ 3: Results Driven. Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations, and make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
  • ECQ 4: Business Acumen. Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  • ECQ 5: Building Coalitions. Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link:


A supplemental narrative must be submitted separately addressing each MTQ below. No more than one (1) page per-MTQ is allowed; additional information will not be considered.  MTQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments.

Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following MTQs:

MTQ 1: Ability to provide leadership and direction to an organization engaged in developing and executing wholesale power marketing strategies, designing, pricing, and setting rates for long- and short- term power products based on evolving markets and costs. (Applicant: Describe your experience leading the development and execution of power market contracts, power products, energy acquisition, or rate-setting in light of power market developments or evolving industry regulations.)

MTQ 2: Ability to provide leadership and direction to an organization engaged in managing a variety of integrated and coordinated power generation assets (e.g. hydro, nuclear, wind, coal or natural gas). (Applicant: Describe your experience leading the optimization of integrated hydro, nuclear, wind, coal, or natural gas generation that included multiple projects and involved long-term resource planning and coordination. Include any constraints encountered such as treaties, legislation, judicial opinions, or flood risk management.)

MTQ 3:  Demonstrated experience establishing and managing partnerships with a diverse set of external stakeholders (e.g., power or transmission customers, or public, private, tribal, and foreign stakeholders) to develop policy, negotiate operational agreements and/or multi-jurisdictional agreements, coordinate operations, and resolve policy issues and operational conflicts. (Applicant: Describe your experience establishing and managing relationships with a diverse set of external stakeholders to develop policy or implement agreements that involved a variety of considerations such as asset management, power marketing, or energy efficiency requirements, as well as political, environmental, legal, or cost pressures.)

How to Apply:

Please refer to complete vacancy announcement at: to view qualification requirements, guidelines on how to apply, and detailed information on this position.
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on 1/13/2017.

Posting End Date: January 13, 2017