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Bonneville Power Administration Interdisciplinary Physical Scientist-Operations Research Analyst in Portland, Oregon

Summary This position is located within Long Term Power Planning (PGPR), Power & Operation Planning (PGP), Generation Asset Management (PG), a division of Power Services (P), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). A successful candidate in the Interdisciplinary Physical Scientist-Operations Research Analyst position will serve as a Senior Technical Specialist in support of the operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) resources. Responsibilities As a Physical Scientist or Operations Research Analyst, you will: Apply advanced scientific, and/or mathematical modeling techniques and procedures. Conduct analytical investigations using advanced scientific and/or mathematical methodology and problem solving. Plan, organize, and conduct/lead extremely complex technical analyses. Thoroughly evaluates the various alternatives for meeting the objectives of the assignment. When required, coordinates and directs the work of other technical experts who are assigned to accomplish portions of the broader task. Plan, organize, and conduct/lead technical analyses. Thoroughly evaluates the various alternatives for meeting the objectives of the assignment. When required, coordinates and directs the work of other technical experts who are assigned to accomplish portions of the broader task. Provide regular assessments of energy and capacity inventory or river operations plans necessary to meet FCRPS objectives and any additional operational flexibility that may exist to the BPA Trading Floor, BPA's Resource Program, Slice Product, Columbia River Treaty operating plans, or operations for fish by evaluating the data resulting from models and analytical tools. Requirements Conditions of Employment When you apply you will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility for employment and your qualification for this position specifically. You must answer all of these questions completely and truthfully. Key Requirements: You must be a United States Citizen. All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. This position does not support remote work. You will be required to report physically to the official reporting worksite as specified by the supervisor, but no less than 3 days per pay period. Physical Scientist: After employment, this position may be subject to periodic physical examinations, as prescribed by competent medical authority and at BPA expense, if exposed to health hazards. Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards. BASIC REQUIREMENT Physical Scientist Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. OR Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Operation Research Analyst Degree: in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT A qualified candidate's resume must demonstrate year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized Experience is defined as all of the following: applying professional scientific and/or complex mathematical/statistical principles for the purpose of planning, coordinating, and executing complex studies and analyses in hydraulic operations. "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration. Education This vacancy has a positive education requirement. In order to be rated as qualified, you must provide copies of your college transcripts. Failure to provide copies of your college transcripts may result in a rating of "Ineligible". Additional Information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website. More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year. Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation. All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. EEO Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo Reasonable Accommodation Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps Veterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi Telework: www.telework.gov Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/ BPA strives to ensure a safe, positive, inclusive work environment, supported by Leadership Behaviors. For more information on Leadership Behaviors visit: www.bpa.gov/goto/LeadershipBehaviors We also understand the importance of work/life balance and offer a variety of programs and policies designed to create more flexible, responsive work environments supportive of commitments to community, home and family members. BPA also supports employees' overall wellness through its Be Well program, which helps employees adopt healthier lifestyles and feel better about their work/life balance. The program supports five key areas of life: career, community, financial, physical and social.

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