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Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Position Title:
Program Management Officer (Regional Supervisor, Office of Leasing and Plans)
Open Period:
05/01/2019 - 05/28/2019


GS - 0340 15
USD $137,390 - USD $166,500
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Anchorage, AK, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Barb Walker


Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion, VEOA, Special Hiring Authorities, ICTAP/CTAP)
Security Clearance Required:
Appointment Type
Marketing Statement:

The Department of the Interior protects and manages the Nation's natural resources and cultural heritage; provides scientific and other information about those resources; and honors its trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities.


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: 

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:

You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

1-5 nights per month maybe required


The incumbent serves as the Regional Supervisor, Office of Leasing and Plans, and is one of three principal program managers who advise and assist the Regional Director, Alaska OCS Region (AKOCSR), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The incumbent provides management, policy guidance, direction, and program oversight for all aspects of the BOEM Leasing and Plans Office in the AKOCSR.

The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Oversees the preparation of all documentation needed for the sale process, including call for information, area identification, proposed and final sale notices and related decision documents, and coastal zone consistency determinations.

  2. Oversees the technical review and approval of lease plans, exploration plans, and development/production plans, including the preparation of geological and geophysical reports and other assessment of proposed lessee operational activities.

  3. Oversees the evaluation of hazards and constraints to the proposed operations as well as possible effects of the operations on the marine and costal environment; incorporates mitigating measures to lessen risks of effects.

  4. Conducts Government-to-Government consultations with federally recognized tribes, and public hearings and meetings with communities.

  5. Provides expertise on issues for the Renewable Energy and Alternative Use Program.

  6. Oversees qualification of companies, corporations, and their officials to hold interest in and to sign all documents relating to OCS leases, and processes all official record title actions (including assignments, relinquishments, and terminations).Oversees the determination of lessee supplemental bonding requirements and resolution of lessee financial responsibility issues.

  7. Directs the adjudication of other legal documents related to OCS leases including processing Fisherman's Contingency Fund claims and the development of lease history information.

  8. Acts for the Regional Director, when designated, in the absence of the Regional Director.

Security Clearance Required: You will be required to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance Level Background Investigation if you are selected and hired for this position.

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

This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMJJ-19-BW-086(DEU) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.

Qualifications and Evaluations


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

Key Requirements:
  • 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.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a Secret Background Clearance
  • Education Requirements:

    Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 

    1. Leadership and Supervision:  Ability to lead individuals within an organization for the purposes of motivating and guiding them toward goal accomplishments that include adapting leadership style to a variety of situations to ensure organizational accomplishments.

    2. Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of the programs of the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region and all Federal laws and regulations that affect Bureau policies and programs in order to make sound, well-informed decisions.

    3. Oral Communication: Skill in oral communication in order to properly manage the major aspects of a highly complex regulatory program, and to coordinate and execute division and bureau objectives.

    4. Written Communication: Skill in written communication in order to communicate with Departmental, and outside key stakeholders as a representative of the Bureau and the Department on a variety of issues such as natural resources and the management and oversight of environmental reviews  and analyses , and environmental studies programs.


    Minimum Qualification Requirements:

    To qualify for the GS-15 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (­­­­GS-14). Specialized experience must involve the energy sector and include: 

    1. managing or executive level participation in planning and/or problem solving for complex energy sector development scenarios and/or complex natural resource management scenarios (“executive level participation” may include having had a substantive role in the final decision or making recommendations to the decision maker on a project; developing a package that included economic evaluation, resource evaluation and lease terms and conditions based on applicable laws, rules, regulations, and internal and external policies and guidelines including the OCS Lands Act (OCSLA), the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (FOGRMA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA-90), the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), other Federal laws and presenting it to a board; or, serving as an expert on a team assessing the prospects, making decisions or recommendations and presenting your information to a decision maker);  and

    2. coordinating, and/or actively participating in the process of developing terms and conditions of agreements, utilizing regulations, policy and guidance or, at an executive level, participating in assessing the implications of regulatory or policy changes, implementing them within an organization and/or providing substantive input into the regulatory/legislative process; and

    3. creating and reviewing policy, guidance, direction and oversight of activities related to complex energy sector and/or natural resource management transactions.

      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:

      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.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
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    Other 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.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

    To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

    If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Monster Help Desk by e-mail at or by phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

    Required Documents:

    Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at

    Your application package must include:  (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) Your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station; and a past SF-50 showing your highest FPL position; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA or VRA; (6) Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority;(7) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.

    NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility under VEOA or VRA, must submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable); OR acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 10% or more).

    NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility based on 30% or more service connected disability, you are required to submit documentation that is indicated on the SF-15 as acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 30% or more.

    You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education – accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: OR

    If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position. 

    Next Steps:

    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgment from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line assessment questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation.  You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package.  You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.  Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration.  We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background checks, and/or verification of your education.  If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources Office posting this announcement.