Bureau of Reclamation Management Support Specialist (Special Events Coordinator) (MPP-JRS) in Clark County, Nevada

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LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Lower Colorado Dams Office, Facility Services Division, Management Services Office, Business Operations Group, located at the Hoover Dam in Clark County, NV. Relocation is not authorized Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

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Plans, coordinates, schedules, and ensures implementation of all aspects of special events. Special events may include but are not limited to filming for movies, television and commercials, holiday celebrations, tours for government dignitaries and foreign officials, marathons, car show, weddings and various other events.

Serves as a Contracting Officer Representative in technical phases of contracted work by overseeing contractor performance and resolving questions regarding technical interpretation of contract documents and issues.

Review and analyze operating procedures, systems, methods and practices. Shares strategies with management and justifies all financial initiatives. Reviews detailed cost comparison and analysis for revenue and expenditures and reports irregularities to management.

Manages the memorabilia program by developing, planning, coordinating, recommending, implementing and evaluating new and continued production of the sale of memorabilia items and visitor services experiences in accordance with the Miscellaneous Sales Act to enhance visitation and revenue.

Provides expert advice to senior management staff and technical guidance and advice to Visitor Center support and guide staff personnel. Use partnerships to achieve collaborative solutions coordinating all special use fee permits, including traffic, aviation, insurance, etc. Work with Regional Finance Management Office to resolve identified financial irregularities or concerns.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-2 times per year

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Position requires filing a financial disclosure report
  • You must meet all qualifications for this position at time of application
  • For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Other Information
  • Resume must include dates of employment, specifically year, months & hours

You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).


GS-09:In order to qualify for the GS-09 grade level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level; OR master’s or equivalent graduate degree; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

*Specialized Experience for GS-09:*Defined as experience planning and coordinating events; preparing permits or other administrative documents, and collecting fees; experience in compiling, organizing, and tracking financial data using Microsoft Excel; drafting documents using Microsoft Word; and providing customer service by responding to inquiries both verbally and in writing.


This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.

Additional information

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. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Probationary Period: Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period if you have not previously completed a probationary period.

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

Optional Form 306 (OF-306):Before final selection, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

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

Financial Disclosure: If selected for this position, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of entrance on duty.

Background Investigation/Security Clearance: If selected, you will be subject to a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in this position. A background investigation will be required for all new hires AND current employees who are not currently covered by a satisfactorily adjudicated Federal background investigation commensurate with the sensitivity designation of this position.

Working Conditions: Work is performed both indoors and out, but is normally performed in an office setting which is environmentally controlled. Work performed outdoors may be in areas where the temperature can reach in excess of 120 degrees.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through your resume and responses to the online questions.

KSA 1: Knowledge quantitative, analytical, and risk management methods and techniques to collect and consolidate information from numerous sources and form cohesive detailed plans to manage highly visible special events.

KSA 2: Knowledge of Federal Acquisitions Regulations regarding Contracting Officer Representative duties and responsibilities

KSA 3: Skill in preparing analytical analysis, reports and graphs that measure and depict performance objectives and identify problem areas and recommend resolution and improvements to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness.

KSA 4: Application and adaptability of evaluative methods and techniques to assess and improve marketing and sales techniques.

KSA 5: Skill in developing and maintain collaborative interpersonal relationships, including the ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, program and administrative information to various levels of organizations within Reclamation and external customers and contractors. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a diverse staff, contract employees and the general public.

Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to the online assessment questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required


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Required Documents

Resume: For qualifications determinations, your resume MUSTcontain hours worked per week and the dates of employment in months and years. If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position. The following link provides general resume formatting instructions: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g5000/ResumeFormat.pdf.

SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action: If you are applying as career or career-conditional status employee as outlined in the "Who May Apply" section of this announcement, you are REQUIRED to submit a copy of your most recent, non-award SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), which documents your federal career or career-conditional status in the competitive service. The Human Resources Specialist needs this document to verify that you are eligible to be considered, and failure to submit this form will result in your application being marked as incomplete.

If you are applying as a reinstatement eligible as outlined in the “Who May Apply” section of this announcement, you are REQUIRED to submit a copy of your SF-50(Notification of Personnel Action), documenting permanent competitive civil service status (block 24) Tenure coded 1 or 2 and block 34 Position Occupied coded 1.

If applicable, please also submit an Sf-50 supporting the highest grade level held on a permanent basis in the competitive service.

Transcript(s): If substituting education for experience, you must submit a copy of your college transcript(s) (unofficial copy is acceptable). If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.

CTAP/ICTAP: Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their 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, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established.

VEOA: Applicants must submit a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD Form 214, member 4 copy.

Disabilities employment program (Schedule A): Applicants must submit Proof of Disability: This proof may be in the form of documentation obtained from licensed medical professionals, state or private vocational rehabilitation specialists, or any Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits.

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.

  • 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. Learn more about federal 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 to Apply


How to Apply

Applications (resume, supporting documentation, and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the page.

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html.

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION P.O. Box 61470 Boulder City, Nevada 89006-1470 United States

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Next steps

After all application packages have been received, resumes, supporting documents, and transcripts (if applicable) 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 Assessment Questionnaire. 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 their USAJOBS profile.

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Fair & Transparent

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510972000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 09/14/2018 to 09/24/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 09

Salary: $51,089 to $66,417 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-time