Supervisory Interdisciplinary

Company Name:
Department of Defense
Please see WHO MAY APPLY section of this announcement Temporary Promotion NTE 179 Days Full Time Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
Walla Walla is a medium-size community in the Blue Mountain foothills of SE Washington. Outdoor activities abound. The average commute is 15-minutes or less and parking is free. There are three colleges/universities in the immediate area. The Walla Walla Valley is a lush agricultural region with more than 125 wineries. The dry climate offers four distinct seasons and plenty of sunshine. The crime rate is low. There are 3 hospitals, 6 libraries, a symphony and several local playhouses. In July 2011 Walla Walla was named the "Friendliest Small Town in the U.S." by USA Today. The city won the Great American Main Street Award in 2001. In 2006 MONEY Magazine cited it as the best place in the U.S. to retire. There is no state income tax for Washington state residents. See and .
The Walla Walla District US Army Corps of Engineers includes approximately 107,000 square miles in six states and is commanded by a U.S. Army officer. The District has a professional civilian workforce comprised of more than 800 personnel in engineering, scientific, technician, trades/crafts, and administrative support staff positions which help manage local water resources for navigation, flood control, disaster assistance, hydroelectric power generation, and other natural and heritage areas.
Note: This position may be filled by TEMPORARY PROMOTION or TEMPORARY REASSIGNMENT. Current permanent Department of the Army civilian employees who apply for this position should seek prior approval from their current supervisors. Return rights will be determined at the time of selection.
Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. SeeProof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army
As Chief of the Operations Division, exercises complete authority over and assumes responsibility for the District operations & maintenance (O&M;) program.
Performs administrative management duties, in supervising, formulating and applying policies and procedures, planning for personnel staffing in correlation with projected workload, budgetary planning and control, scheduling and coordinating work with other elements.
Serves as the District Office authority on all matters concerned with the operations and maintenance program.
Responsible for the proper planning, directing, supervising, and coordinating of natural resources program involving eight lakes including isolated recreational and fish and wildlife habitat development areas.
Responsible for the administration of project lands and waters to maximize public benefits from multiple uses of all resources which includes public park and recreational use, fish and wildlife habitat management and mitigation.
Supervises, coordinates, and reviews the operation and maintenance of locks, dams, canals, bridges, spillways, moorings, fish collection and bypass systems, reservoirs, pumping plants, including facilities located at multipurpose dams.
Responsible for asset management and maintenance engineering programs utilizing maintenance engineering software, predictive and preventative maintenance, inspections and equipment condition assessments, trend analysis, and assessment of maintenance program effectiveness.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts isin this document.
Experience required:
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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as one or more years of Specialized Experience at the GS-14 level performing two or more of the following: Experience as a supervisor performing extensive coordination and integration of complex projects involving professional, technical, managerial, and administrative work in the operations and maintenance programs of civil works projects; Experience managing a total natural resources management program in accordance with sound environment practices and in compliance with natural resources management laws, policies and regulations; Experience in asset management planning, budgeting and program development of civil works projects, and developing a sustainable infrastructure plan based on risk informed life cycle cost strategies for managing assets; Experience providing oversight of maintenance engineering activities and technical support for multipurpose hydropower generating facilities; and/or Experience conducting personnel administration through subordinate supervisors for a large multi-functional industrial facility.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-14.You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of Civil Works Operations and Maintenance Programs
Skill in Communication
Skill in Administrative and Management Duties
Abilty to Supervise
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower (GS-14) grade (or equivalent).
This position has a basic education requirement which applicants must meet to qualify. (Transcripts must be attached.)Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements AND Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and experience requirements. View Assessment Questions
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at -
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
Official or unofficial college or university transcript may be used for the application process. Official transcripts will be required at time of selection.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Conditions of Employment:
Required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08). Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 23 March 2006.
License/Certification: Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 22, 2014 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete .
It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility.
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
Your resume :
Your resume may be submitted in any format.
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements : You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." See: Transcripts and Licenses
Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The "Proof of Eligibility" document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1277242. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
This is a Career Program Position (CP) # 18.
Position may be filled by temporary promotion not to exceed 179 days.
Position may be filled by temporary reassignment not to exceed 179 days.
Temporary promotion may be made or extended up to a maximum of five years.
This position is obligated.
Competitive temporary promotion/reassignment may be made permanent without further competition.
In the event that a selection from this announcement is made permanent without further competition,
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) will be authorized IAW the Joint Travel Regulations. Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.

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