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Announcement Number:
SOL-2019-0050
Hiring Agency:
INTERIOR, Office of the Solicitor
Position Title:
Project Manager GS-301-14 (KD-MP)
Open Period:
05/10/2019 - 05/22/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0301JJ 14
Salary:
USD $117,191 - USD $152,352
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
GS-14
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Kristen Davis
703-648-7463
sol@usgs.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Competitive service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Land & base management
• Military spouses
• Family of overseas employees
• Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
• Special authorities
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Open to current or former Federal employees w/perm comp status; OR those eligible under a special or noncomp appointing authority (e.g.,VRA,, disabled, Pathways Interns & Recent Grads who are elig for noncomp conversion, etc.); OR current or former employees who are serving, or previously served, on temp or term appt in a land mgmt agency; OR veterans with preference or have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after approx 3yrs or more of continuous active service.
Security Clearance Required:
Not Required
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Permanent
Marketing:
About the Agency
Summary:

General Information About This Position?


This position is located in the Dept Freedom of Information Act Office in the DOI, Office of the Solicitor.  The mission of the DFO is to assess, improve, monitor, and govern the operations of the bureau FOIA offices.  The incumbent reports to the Deputy Chief FOIA Officer (DCFO) and will assist the Chief FOIA Officer & DCFO to design, staff, operationalize, and administer the DFO and provide a wide range of management services to the CFO and DCFO. 

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Local travel

Duties

The incumbent serves as the Chief of Staff for the Departmental Freedom of Information Act Office (DFO) located in Washington, DC.  The major duties include 



  • --Advising and assisting Deputy Chief FOIA Officer in developing the governance structure, recruiting staff, and managing the operations of the office;

  • --Assisting in program planning, including collaborating with the SOL’s Div of Administration on budget formulation, contracts, facilities, and other administrative matters;

  • --Conducting internal reviews along with functional alignment and related work flow analyses and studies to identify, and recommend resolution of problem areas to management officials;

  • --Managing projects and program initiatives related to the mission of the DFO;

  • --Serving as the head of communications for the DFO and as communications liaison with bureau leadership and FOIA offices; 

  • --Establishing and maintaining productive working relationships within internal and external stakeholders;

  • --Serving as the subject matter expert for personnel management polices, position management, and other HR related matters. Provides advice and guidance on complex and sensitive personnel management issues;

  • --Performing special projects as assigned involving the staffing, operations, and organization of the DFO;

  • --Supervising administrative support staff as well as contract employees that provide business process consultant and IT project management services to the DFO.


The Office of the Solicitor has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty location identified in this vacancy announcement.  The selectee will typically report to this location on a regular and recurring basis. 

For additional information on telework you may access the Department of Interior’s Telework Handbook at https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/telework_handbook_october_2012_rev_march_2013.pdf. 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?



  • A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

  • Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.

  • This position requires completion of a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.

  • If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Key Requirements:
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.
  • More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.
  • Education Requirements:

    • 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.

    • Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/how-foreign-education-evaluated-federal-jobs .

    Evaluations:

    --Vacancy Related Questions: As part of the online application process, you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge skills, abilities and/or competencies: Admin Regs/Procedures;  Plan and organize work; Pressure/Deadlines; Interpersonal Communication; and Program/Project Management 

    --Basis of rating: You will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. If you are eligible, you will receive a numerical rating based on your on-line responses to the application questions. These responses must be substantiated by your resume. If you do not respond to the application questions you may be rated ineligible.

    --NOTE: If it is determined that you have rated yourself higher than is supported in your description of experience and/or education as described in your resume/application, or that your resume or application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.

    Qualifications:

    GS-14:


    Applicants must have 1-year of appropriate professional experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service.  Examples of such experience may include:  formulating complex programs; leading, planning, and organizing general and special management programs and evaluations; providing analysis, interpretation, and documentation on complex program issues; performing supervisory functions for a group of employees; serving as a representative at meetings and conferences; and evaluating budgetary goals and measures. 

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

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
    Review our Benefits
    Agency Benefits:
    Other Information:

    • 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.

    • Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs. Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.

    • 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.

    • DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.  

    • THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    --Applications (resume and application questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online resume, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted. Most libraries, employment offices, and all USGS personnel offices can provide access to the Internet. If applying online poses a hardship for you, you must speak to someone in the Servicing Human Resources Office listed on this announcement PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE for assistance.

    --Instructions for Applying Online for this Vacancy Announcement: 1)Click the blue "Apply Online" button. 2)If you are not a registered USAJOBS user, please create a new account and follow the instructions to complete your application process. If you are a registered user, login to access your existing USAJOBS profile. 3)As a registered user, select a stored resume and select one or more of your stored documents to attach to your application. 4)Check the "Certification" box and click the "Apply for this position now!" button located at the bottom of the screen. 5)Address the eligibility questions as well as the questionnaire containing questions and/or task statements that address the knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies for this vacancy. 6)Submit required documents using one of the available methods listed below. 7) If you experience technical difficulties during the online application process, please contact the USAJOBS helpdesk.
    Required Documents:

    --If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement. This proof may be faxed, document uploaded, or hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Required Documents" and/or "Contact Information"). Please ensure that all documentation is legible. If you are currently employed by the Federal government in the same occupational series as the advertised position, you are not required to submit transcripts at this time.

    --If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, the Servicing Human Resources Office must receive proof by the closing date of this announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330 Subpart F for CTAP and 5 CFR 330 Subpart G for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. This 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 location. Required documents may be faxed, uploaded, or hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Contact Information"). If you are a CTAP or ICTAP eligible, you will be considered well qualified if you earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference points). For more information on CTAP/ICTAP please click here.

    --If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under a special appointing authority, the Servicing Human Resources Office must receive proof of eligibility by the closing date of this announcement. For additional information on special appointing authorities, visit: https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/non-competitive-appointment-information


    --If you’re applying as a current or former employee of a land management agency  i.e., Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, or U.S. Forest Service who is serving or previously served on a temporary or term appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (see: https://chcoc.gov/content/implementing-policy-guidance-land-management-workforce-flexibility-act), you must submit the following documentation by the closing date of this vacancy announcement in order to receive consideration:



    1. SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action, that documents your service under competitive examining procedures in time limited appointments that totals 2 or more years at land management agencies; and

    2. Documentation of satisfactory performance such as performance evaluations or references by supervisors or other documents, e.g., memorandums of record, whereas the supervisor documented an acceptable performance level.


    --Required documents may be: 1)faxed to the Agency Contact (see "Contact Information") 2)uploaded directly from your desktop 3)uploaded directly from your USAJOBS stored attachments 4)hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see "Contact Information")

    --Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.

    Next Steps:
    --If you are rated as one of the most highly qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30-45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified via email of the outcome. You can also go to "My Account" within USAJOBS to review your Application Status.