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Hydromechanic Apprentice

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Hydromechanic Apprentice   

JOB TITLE:

Hydromechanic Apprentice

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Grand Coulee Western Australia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

This position functions as an entry level Hydromechanic, Apprentice who will be formally trained through an established apprenticeship program to perform mechanical tasks associated with power plant machinery and equipment maintenance.
The apprenticeship training program will be conducted in accordance with the National Apprenticeship and Training Standards as approved by the U.
S.
Department of Labor and the Grand Coulee Power Office Joint Apprenticeship Committee.


Upon satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship, the employee(s) perform the full range of journey-worker Hydromechanic duties.


Apprenticeship Program: Selection of applicants from this vacancy announcement will be made in accordance with the Bureau of Reclamation's Apprenticeship program.
The training portion of this program will be in accordance with the Standards of Apprenticeship approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council for the positions at the Grand Coulee Power Office.
The apprenticeship program for Hydromechanic, BB-5352-00 positions consists of an 8000-hour training program composed of eight 6-month segments.
Upon successful completion of each 6-month segment of training and approval of the Joint Apprenticeship Committee, pay increases will be granted in accordance with negotiated wage schedule.
In addition to satisfactorily completing the on-the-job training, apprentices are required to complete related formal training courses which may entail 10 to 15 hours or more each week on their own time.
Failure to perform satisfactorily in either phase of the training may be cause for removal from the program.


Upon satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship, the employee(s) may be placed in a journey-worker Hydromechanic position.
This placement is expected to be at the Grand Coulee Power Office; however, depending upon Reclamation needs, the graduate may be assigned anywhere within the Pacific Northwest Region.
Training Agreement: A signed training agreement (Employee's Agreement to Continue in Service) will be required of the selected candidates.
The agreement requires that an employee remain in the Agency for a period equal to three times the length of training.
Voluntary departures before completing the period of service may result in reimbursement to the Bureau of Reclamation for the tuition and related fees, travel, and other special expenses paid in connection with the training.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.
S.
Citizen or U.
S.
National.

You must be suitable for federal employment, determined by a background investigation.

You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (see Required Documents).

You must submit eligibility documents for veterans consideration (see Required Documents).

You must meet any minimum experience requirements (see Qualifications).

You will be required to obtain a successful pre-employment physical examination by a licensed physician certifying your ability to perform the duties of this position.
A physical exam may not be required if a comparable agency approved examination was performed within the last 12 months.
The cost of the exam will be reimbursed by the agency.

Qualifications

Your application materials must demonstrate sufficient experience and training to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision.
Qualifications will be determined on the basis of information submitted within your resume and responses to the assessment questions.
For information about qualifications for Federal Wage System positions please, visit OPM.


Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements.
You must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element(s) and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all of the job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.


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.


You must meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors if applicable, by 02/14/2024.

Education

This position does not allow substituting education for experience.

Additional information

Position is being advertised concurrently under vacancy announcement BOR-CPN-24-MP-12297433-MC.
Applicants interested in applying under both announcement numbers, must submit application packages for each.


You may be required to serve an initial probationary period.
Current, permanent Federal employees who are selected from this announcement may be required to serve a probationary period.


Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and you may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.


DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.
To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit https://www.
e-verify.
gov/

This position is designated as a LOW RISK position.
It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated SF85 Background Investigation (T1 or equivalent) that is current (within the last 5 years).
This is a condition of employment.


Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
Go to: https://www.
sss.
gov

This is a bargaining unit position represented by a Union.


Additional vacancies may be filled using this job announcement.


This position is an apprentice position which involves eight steps through which a selected candidate will be required to work before they are successfully promoted to the Journeyman level.
Each step is six months in duration.
All candidates selected for a Hydromechanic Apprentice will be placed at the entry level rate (1st 6 months at $34.
31 per hour) in the program, regardless of other applicable experience or training.
No credit will be granted to any candidate for training or experience for the purpose of advancement in steps of the program.
The candidate begins at the entry step (1st 6 months) pay level and pay progression only comes after successful completion of time, work experience, demonstration of knowledge and skills, and accomplishment of requisite study in each step of the program.
Progression is neither guaranteed nor automatic and is based on supervisory initiation.


Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.
e.
, physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a RA in your online application.
Requests for RA for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments.
Decisions on requests for RA are made on a case-by-case basis.
If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, based on your adjudication decision.
You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement.
To determine if you need a RA, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here.


  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Category rating and selection procedures will be used to evaluate applications from this announcement.
If an applicant meets the basic qualification requirements, his/her on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of his/her experience, education, training, etc.
, for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified, and 3) Qualified.
Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the \"rule of three\" but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).


You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement.
Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.
g.
, resume, supporting documents), your responses on the application questionnaire, and your responses to all assessments required for this position.
You will be assessed on the following Job Elements for trades/labor positions:

Job Element 1: Aptitude and interest in learning trade theory and practice.
(SCREEN-OUT)
Job Element 2: Ability to follow directions in a shop.

Job Element 3: Reliability and dependability.

Job Element 4: Ability to work safely.


The application questionnaire can be previewed here: https://apply.
usastaffing.
gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12297432

To be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process.
In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment.
The online assessment measures critical general aptitude required to perform the job.


The USA Hire Assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in critical aptitude for job elements.
You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered.
You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment.
Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration.
Cheating on the an assessment may also result in your removal from consideration.


Applicants who apply under this job opportunity announcement agree to have their application, associated documents and applicable personal information shared with other Bureaus/Offices within the Department of the Interior (DOI) who have vacancies with the same occupational series, grade, full performance level and in the same geographic location(s).
Applying to this announcement does not replace the need to apply to other job opportunity announcements for which you wish to receive consideration.
You may choose to opt in of having your information shared with other agencies when applying for this position.
If an agency requests a copy of a certificate you are on, you will be notified.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    Please submit the supporting documents outlined below applicable to your claimed eligibility status and the position and grade to which you are applying.
    Failing to submit required documents will result in non-consideration due to an incomplete application package.


    RESUME: You must submit a resume that demonstrates how skills and experiences through job duties meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the job announcement to be considered for the job.
    Each job experience must include dates of employment including start and end dates (month and year), work schedule (full-time or part-time), and hours worked per week.
    For more information, click here.


    VETERANS: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your latest Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (copy indicating character of service) or other proof of your service which includes character of service.
    If claiming disability preference, you must also submit the disability letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs or Armed Service and the Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, Standard Form 15.
    For more information, click here.


    CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAMS: Permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated.
    You must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application.
    To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well-qualified (i.
    e.
    , meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 85.
    0 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.
    For more information, click here.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
    Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    Your answers will be verified against information provided in your resume.
    Your resume must clearly support the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position.
    You must make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications.
    If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than what is apparent in the description of your experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training (or that your resume/application is incomplete), you could be rated ineligible or your score could be lowered.


    Applicants who apply under this job opportunity announcement agree to have their application, associated documents and applicable personal information shared with other Bureaus/Offices within the Department of the Interior (DOI) who have vacancies with the same occupational series, grade, full performance level and in the same geographic location(s).
    Applying to this announcement does not replace the need to apply to other job opportunity announcements for which you wish to receive consideration.
    You may choose to opt in of having your information shared with other agencies when applying for this position.
    If an agency requests a copy of a certificate you are on, you will be notified.


    Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application.
    To apply and to be considered for this position, you must complete all required questionnaires, assessments, and required documentation as specified in the How to Apply and Required Documents section.
    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
    The application process is as follows:

    • Click the Apply Online button.
    • Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.
    • Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on the announcement closing date.
    • If you are required to complete any USA Hire Assessments, you will be notified after submitting your application.
      The notification will be provided in your application submission screen and via email.
      The notification will include your unique assessment access link to the USA Hire system and the completion deadline.
      Additionally, in USAJOBS you can click \"Track this application\" to return to your assessment completion notice.
    • Access USA Hire using your unique assessment link.
      Access is granted through your USAJOBS login credentials.
    • Review all instructions prior to beginning your assessments.
      You will have the opportunity to request a testing accommodation before beginning the assessments should you have a disability covered under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended.
    • Set aside at least 3 hours to take the USA Hire Assessments; however, most applicants complete the assessments in less time.
      If you need to stop the assessments and continue later, you can re-use your unique assessment link.
    • Your responses to the USA Hire Assessments will be reused for one year (in most cases) from the date you complete an assessment.
      If future applications you submit require completion of the same assessments, your responses will be automatically reused.
    For more general information, system requirements, reasonable accommodation information, and to request assistance regarding the USA Hire Assessments, review the following resources: https://help.
    usastaffing.
    gov/Apply/index.
    php?title=USA_Hire_Assessments

    To update your application, including supporting documentation: During the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account, find your application record, and click Edit my application.
    This option will no longer be available once the announcement has close

    To view the announcement status or your application status: Click on this: https://www.
    usajobs.
    gov/Help/howto/application/status/.
    Your application status page is where you can view your application status, USA Hire assessment completion status, and review your notifications sent by the hiring agency regarding your application.

    Agency contact information

    BOR C-PN Region 9 Human Resources Office

    Email

    bor-sha-cpnjobs@usbr.
    gov

    Address

    Grand Coulee Power Office
    Bureau of Reclamation
    Grand Coulee Power Office
    Hwy 155 P.
    O.
    Box 620

    Grand Coulee, WA 99133
    US

    Next steps

    Upon successful submission of the application packet, applicants will receive a confirmation email from USAJOBS.
    If this email confirmation is not received by the applicant, the application has not yet been accepted by the system.


    After all application packages have been received, resumes and supporting document(s) will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements.
    Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the resume, application questionnaire, and other assessment criteria identified in the \"How You Will Be Evaluated\" section above.
    Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.
    After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted.
    A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.
    Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in the USAJOBS profile.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
    Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Please submit the supporting documents outlined below applicable to your claimed eligibility status and the position and grade to which you are applying.
Failing to submit required documents will result in non-consideration due to an incomplete application package.


RESUME: You must submit a resume that demonstrates how skills and experiences through job duties meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the job announcement to be considered for the job.
Each job experience must include dates of employment including start and end dates (month and year), work schedule (full-time or part-time), and hours worked per week.
For more information, click here.


VETERANS: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your latest Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (copy indicating character of service) or other proof of your service which includes character of service.
If claiming disability preference, you must also submit the disability letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs or Armed Service and the Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, Standard Form 15.
For more information, click here.


CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAMS: Permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated.
You must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application.
To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well-qualified (i.
e.
, meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 85.
0 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.
For more information, click here.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


Help

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a \"surplus\" or \"displaced\" employee.

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

Clarification from the agency

U.
S.
Citizens and U.
S.
Nationals

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

34.31 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707241437-38ebcb27c8fa6459164a1909af98446e

LOCATION:

Western Australia United States

CITY:

Grand Coulee

Job Origin:

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Duties

This position functions as an entry level Hydromechanic, Apprentice who will be formally trained through an established apprenticeship program to perform mechanical tasks associated with power plant machinery and equipment maintenance. The apprenticeship training program will be conducted in accordance with the National Apprenticeship and Training Standards as approved by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Grand Coulee Power Office Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Upon satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship, the employee(s) perform the full range of journey-worker Hydromechanic duties.

Apprenticeship Program: Selection of applicants from this vacancy announcement will be made in accordance with the Bureau of Reclamation's Apprenticeship program. The training portion of this program will be in accordance with the Standards of Apprenticeship approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council for the positions at the Grand Coulee Power Office. The apprenticeship program for Hydromechanic, BB-5352-00 positions consists of an 8000-hour training program composed of eight 6-month segments. Upon successful completion of each 6-month segment of training and approval of the Joint Apprenticeship Committee, pay increases will be granted in accordance with negotiated wage schedule. In addition to satisfactorily completing the on-the-job training, apprentices are required to complete related formal training courses which may entail 10 to 15 hours or more each week on their own time. Failure to perform satisfactorily in either phase of the training may be cause for removal from the program.

Upon satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship, the employee(s) may be placed in a journey-worker Hydromechanic position. This placement is expected to be at the Grand Coulee Power Office; however, depending upon Reclamation needs, the graduate may be assigned anywhere within the Pacific Northwest Region. Training Agreement: A signed training agreement (Employee's Agreement to Continue in Service) will be required of the selected candidates. The agreement requires that an employee remain in the Agency for a period equal to three times the length of training. Voluntary departures before completing the period of service may result in reimbursement to the Bureau of Reclamation for the tuition and related fees, travel, and other special expenses paid in connection with the training.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
You must be suitable for federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (see Required Documents).
You must submit eligibility documents for veterans consideration (see Required Documents).
You must meet any minimum experience requirements (see Qualifications).
You will be required to obtain a successful pre-employment physical examination by a licensed physician certifying your ability to perform the duties of this position. A physical exam may not be required if a comparable agency approved examination was performed within the last 12 months. The cost of the exam will be reimbursed by the agency.

Qualifications

Your application materials must demonstrate sufficient experience and training to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision. Qualifications will be determined on the basis of information submitted within your resume and responses to the assessment questions. For information about qualifications for Federal Wage System positions please, visit OPM.

Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements. You must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element(s) and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all of the job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.

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.

You must meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors if applicable, by 02/14/2024.

Education

This position does not allow substituting education for experience.

Additional information

Position is being advertised concurrently under vacancy announcement BOR-CPN-24-MP-12297433-MC. Applicants interested in applying under both announcement numbers, must submit application packages for each.

You may be required to serve an initial probationary period. Current, permanent Federal employees who are selected from this announcement may be required to serve a probationary period.

Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and you may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit https://www.e-verify.gov/

This position is designated as a LOW RISK position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated SF85 Background Investigation (T1 or equivalent) that is current (within the last 5 years). This is a condition of employment.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: https://www.sss.gov

This is a bargaining unit position represented by a Union.

Additional vacancies may be filled using this job announcement.

This position is an apprentice position which involves eight steps through which a selected candidate will be required to work before they are successfully promoted to the Journeyman level. Each step is six months in duration. All candidates selected for a Hydromechanic Apprentice will be placed at the entry level rate (1st 6 months at $34.31 per hour) in the program, regardless of other applicable experience or training. No credit will be granted to any candidate for training or experience for the purpose of advancement in steps of the program. The candidate begins at the entry step (1st 6 months) pay level and pay progression only comes after successful completion of time, work experience, demonstration of knowledge and skills, and accomplishment of requisite study in each step of the program. Progression is neither guaranteed nor automatic and is based on supervisory initiation.

Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a RA in your online application. Requests for RA for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for RA are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, based on your adjudication decision. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a RA, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here.


  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Category rating and selection procedures will be used to evaluate applications from this announcement. If an applicant meets the basic qualification requirements, his/her on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of his/her experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified, and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the \"rule of three\" but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), your responses on the application questionnaire, and your responses to all assessments required for this position. You will be assessed on the following Job Elements for trades/labor positions:

Job Element 1: Aptitude and interest in learning trade theory and practice. (SCREEN-OUT)
Job Element 2: Ability to follow directions in a shop.
Job Element 3: Reliability and dependability.
Job Element 4: Ability to work safely.

The application questionnaire can be previewed here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12297432

To be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general aptitude required to perform the job.

The USA Hire Assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in critical aptitude for job elements. You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered. You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment. Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the an assessment may also result in your removal from consideration.

Applicants who apply under this job opportunity announcement agree to have their application, associated documents and applicable personal information shared with other Bureaus/Offices within the Department of the Interior (DOI) who have vacancies with the same occupational series, grade, full performance level and in the same geographic location(s). Applying to this announcement does not replace the need to apply to other job opportunity announcements for which you wish to receive consideration. You may choose to opt in of having your information shared with other agencies when applying for this position. If an agency requests a copy of a certificate you are on, you will be notified.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    Please submit the supporting documents outlined below applicable to your claimed eligibility status and the position and grade to which you are applying. Failing to submit required documents will result in non-consideration due to an incomplete application package.

    RESUME: You must submit a resume that demonstrates how skills and experiences through job duties meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the job announcement to be considered for the job. Each job experience must include dates of employment including start and end dates (month and year), work schedule (full-time or part-time), and hours worked per week. For more information, click here.

    VETERANS: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your latest Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (copy indicating character of service) or other proof of your service which includes character of service. If claiming disability preference, you must also submit the disability letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs or Armed Service and the Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, Standard Form 15. For more information, click here.

    CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAMS: Permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. You must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 85.0 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For more information, click here.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    Your answers will be verified against information provided in your resume. Your resume must clearly support the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position. You must make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than what is apparent in the description of your experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training (or that your resume/application is incomplete), you could be rated ineligible or your score could be lowered.

    Applicants who apply under this job opportunity announcement agree to have their application, associated documents and applicable personal information shared with other Bureaus/Offices within the Department of the Interior (DOI) who have vacancies with the same occupational series, grade, full performance level and in the same geographic location(s). Applying to this announcement does not replace the need to apply to other job opportunity announcements for which you wish to receive consideration. You may choose to opt in of having your information shared with other agencies when applying for this position. If an agency requests a copy of a certificate you are on, you will be notified.

    Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application. To apply and to be considered for this position, you must complete all required questionnaires, assessments, and required documentation as specified in the How to Apply and Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. The application process is as follows:

    • Click the Apply Online button.
    • Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.
    • Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on the announcement closing date.
    • If you are required to complete any USA Hire Assessments, you will be notified after submitting your application. The notification will be provided in your application submission screen and via email. The notification will include your unique assessment access link to the USA Hire system and the completion deadline. Additionally, in USAJOBS you can click \"Track this application\" to return to your assessment completion notice.
    • Access USA Hire using your unique assessment link. Access is granted through your USAJOBS login credentials.
    • Review all instructions prior to beginning your assessments. You will have the opportunity to request a testing accommodation before beginning the assessments should you have a disability covered under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended.
    • Set aside at least 3 hours to take the USA Hire Assessments; however, most applicants complete the assessments in less time. If you need to stop the assessments and continue later, you can re-use your unique assessment link.
    • Your responses to the USA Hire Assessments will be reused for one year (in most cases) from the date you complete an assessment. If future applications you submit require completion of the same assessments, your responses will be automatically reused.
    For more general information, system requirements, reasonable accommodation information, and to request assistance regarding the USA Hire Assessments, review the following resources: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=USA_Hire_Assessments

    To update your application, including supporting documentation: During the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account, find your application record, and click Edit my application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has close

    To view the announcement status or your application status: Click on this: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/howto/application/status/. Your application status page is where you can view your application status, USA Hire assessment completion status, and review your notifications sent by the hiring agency regarding your application.

    Agency contact information

    BOR C-PN Region 9 Human Resources Office

    Email

    bor-sha-cpnjobs@usbr.gov

    Address

    Grand Coulee Power Office
    Bureau of Reclamation
    Grand Coulee Power Office
    Hwy 155 P.O. Box 620
    Grand Coulee, WA 99133
    US

    Next steps

    Upon successful submission of the application packet, applicants will receive a confirmation email from USAJOBS. If this email confirmation is not received by the applicant, the application has not yet been accepted by the system.

    After all application packages have been received, resumes and supporting document(s) will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the resume, application questionnaire, and other assessment criteria identified in the \"How You Will Be Evaluated\" section above. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in the USAJOBS profile.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Please submit the supporting documents outlined below applicable to your claimed eligibility status and the position and grade to which you are applying. Failing to submit required documents will result in non-consideration due to an incomplete application package.

RESUME: You must submit a resume that demonstrates how skills and experiences through job duties meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the job announcement to be considered for the job. Each job experience must include dates of employment including start and end dates (month and year), work schedule (full-time or part-time), and hours worked per week. For more information, click here.

VETERANS: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your latest Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (copy indicating character of service) or other proof of your service which includes character of service. If claiming disability preference, you must also submit the disability letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs or Armed Service and the Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, Standard Form 15. For more information, click here.

CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAMS: Permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. You must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 85.0 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For more information, click here.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


Help

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a \"surplus\" or \"displaced\" employee.

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals


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