Vegetation Program Manager

Company Name: Western Area Power Administration
Phone Number: (720) 962-7112
City: Phoenix
State/Provence: Arizona
Zip: 85009
Job Title: Vegetation Program Manager
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Program Manager
Posting Start Date: December 1, 2016
Salary: $86,488 - $112,440
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours
Duties:

This position is the Regional Vegetation Program Manager. The incumbent directs and supports the Transmission Lines and Substations Maintenance division as the subject matter expert and program manager. This position is responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the Vegetation Management (VM) program for over three-thousand, one hundred miles (3,100) transmission line miles, herbicidal oversight of fifty-six (56) substations, as well as twenty-three (23) communication sites across the service territory as it relates to the VM program.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel approximately 5-6 days per month.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation may be paid at the discretion of the agency, according to FTR policy and/or budget.
Experience Required:

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • See “Other Information” section regarding Selective Service requirements

Qualifications

You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review the qualification requirements here.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

Professional knowledge in Natural Resources, Land Management, Utility Vegetation Management or a closely related field.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write “see resume” in your application!

  1. Mastery of and skill in applying practices, standards, policies, and techniques of electrical utility vegetation and herbicidal management, as well as associated project management practices and procedures.
  2. Mastery of and skill in applying knowledge of regulations and policy sufficient to ensure documented compliance with the most current versions of NERC mandatory reliability standard FAC-003.I, latest version.
  3. Ability to identify critical weaknesses and then working through obstacles to achieve a very high level of performance and excellence at or beyond industry standards in the management of vegetation threats to electrical reliability with the region.
  4. High degree of technical, sciences and statistical knowledge.

“Experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

 

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

This vacancy specifically states that certain educational requirements must be met (also known as a “positive educational requirement”), you must provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, See the Department of Education website.

Basic Requirements

Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in an accredited college or university that included a major field of study in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

To be considered for this position YOU MUST submit your transcript to verify Basic Requirement, transcripts not submitted will deem you ineligible.

Security Clearance

Public Trust – Background Investigation

Additional Information

What To Expect Next

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered e-mail address. If you have not elected for e-mail updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job–this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.

BENEFITS

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Telework: www.telework.gov

Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

 

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Other Information

More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.

All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don’t have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.

If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.

A valid state driver’s license is required.

Must live within 60 minutes of the duty station.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458117400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

For questions contact Susan Cunningham (720) 962-7112 or susan,cunningham@hc.doe.gov

How to Apply:

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov

For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458117400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.govwill be considered.

Other Information
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.

All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don’t have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.

If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.

A valid state driver’s license is required.

Must live within 60 minutes of the duty station.

Posting End Date: December 14, 2016