Overview

Duties

Summary

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: http: www.boem.gov/
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Responsibilities

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of the Deputy Director for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in Washington, D.C., with physical placement in the Office of the Assistant Secretary-Land and Minerals Management (ASLM).

This is a temporary promotion and/or temporary reassignment/full-time, career/career conditional appointment.
This position is at the GS-14 level. Management is willing to consider temporary promotions for eligible GS-13 employees. The temporary promotion will last the duration of the appointment of 1 year and may be extended not-to-exceed 2 years. Upon completion, the candidate will be returned to a position similar to their position of record (the position they held prior to the appointment) and equivalent grade (if not their position of record). It would be up to their employing office if they can hold the position of record for the duration of the employee's temporary promotion.

At the full performance level (GS-14) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Serves as the manager of BOEM documents (regulations, policies, memos, press releases, budget, correspondence, congressional items, etc.) submitted for clearance within the ASLM Office.
  • Participates in meetings with high ranking officials and stakeholders (both internal and external) on BOEM issues with ASLM senior leadership.
  • Prepares or coordinates pre-briefing materials, including policy memos, background materials, and talking points as needed for the meetings that provide the bureau perspective on the issues under consideration.
  • Communicates BOEM's position on issues of interest within the ASLM Office. Establishes and maintains close personal working relationships with all appropriate offices.
  • Serves as conduit between BOEM and ASLM staff by facilitating vital two-way communications to ensure BOEM program policy, issues, and programs are represented.
  • Performs policy review and analysis on potential regulations and proposals that may affect BOEM programs.
  • Analyzes programs, plans, and current problems to determine specific areas of interest, inquiry, or investigation.
  • Monitors specials studies, analyzes briefings, and reports out to ensure that all resource, program, and policy issues connected with assigned programs are coordinated and implemented in support of BOEM's offshore energy and minerals management programs.
  • BOEM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with ASLM COS approval.

    Relocation Expenses are not authorized; however a Relocation Incentive may be authorized for eligible employees.

    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    14

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • 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.
    • 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 http: www.sss.gov/.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualification Requirements: To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying.

    Specialized Experience GS-14:
    To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: 1) advising management of potential issues and impacts of policies and programs: 2) developing recommendations and alternatives for resolving policy issues: 3) preparing reports and papers supporting positions on policies and programs; and 4) presenting findings, recommendations and/or alternatives for resolving policy issues to management. MUST meet all.

    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: https: www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

    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.

    Education

    Additional 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 You Will Be Evaluated

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

    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: Organizational Awareness – Comprehensive knowledge of BOEM programs and policy issues. The incumbent must be able to make connections between BOEM issues and the issues of other ASLM bureaus.

    Interpersonal Communication – Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships between the BOEM Directorate and the Office of the Assistant Secretary, and in communicating BOEM's position on various programs and initiatives.

    Writing – Skills in written communication that allow the candidate to effectively edit existing documents and produce original written work on technical/policy subjects.

    Political Saavy – Knowledge and skill in utilizing a good sense of discretion that allows candidate to appropriately deal with sensitive topics and high-level officials.

    Planning and Evaluating – Ability to multitask and manage multiple high-profile and/or complex assignments simultaneously.

    DUE WEIGHT
    Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process.

    If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.

    To preview the assessment questionnaire click: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10881920

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    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
    https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume

    Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) SF-50's showing (1) your highest FPL, and (2) most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station. Please note that all SF-50's submitted must show that you are a status candidate or eligible under this announcement. Please refer to the eligibility in the online questionnaire for more information; (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) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (8) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.

    NOTE: Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). "Required documentation" includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.

    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: https: www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR http: www.boem.gov/USAJobs-Assistance/ .

    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.

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