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Bonneville Power Administration Public Utilities Specialist in Portland, Oregon

Summary This position is located in the Enterprise Portfolio Delivery Organization (BD), Business Transformation Office (B), Chief Operating Officer (K), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The purpose of the position is to oversee the delivery of program milestones, bring together subject matter experts, and utilize organizational change management and project and program management expertise to design and deliver transformational solutions to the business of BPA. Responsibilities As a Public Utilities Specialist, you will: Determine appropriate products/services with sponsors and stakeholders to define project scope, requirements, and deliverables. Evaluate, monitor, and ensure projects are in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, standards, and procedures. Provide technical guidance, direction, and oversight to BPA staff assigned to assist in project management activities. Monitor contractor performance and provide oversight of activities to assure project plans are on time, within budget, and with satisfactory quality. Conduct analytical studies and cost-benefit analyses. Represent BPA in conferences and meetings with other agencies in efforts to obtain all viewpoints regarding proposed projects or project changes to assure concerted action by all parties involved. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level [GS-12] in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: (1) Facilitating program improvement projects and change management activities from inception to conclusion in accordance with Project Management Institute (PMI)-based or similar methodology and best practices. (2) Defining project scope, drafting project plans, and planning resource strategies. (3) Coordinating project requirements, milestones, and deliverables. (4) Tracking, monitoring and facilitating resolutions of issues and risks identified within projects. "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. CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education There are no specific education requirements or substitution of education for experience for this position. Additional Information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE. For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: Information on how to create a federal resume 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. If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section. 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: Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Veterans Information: Telework: Selective Service Registration: BPA strives to ensure a safe, positive, inclusive work environment, supported by Leadership Behaviors. For more information on Leadership Behaviors visit: 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.