Opportunity: Deputy Program Manager, BOEM

Deadline: August 29, 2016

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM, Gulf of Mexico Region (GOMR), Office of Regional Director (ORD), Risk Management Operations Group (RMOG) in Jefferson, LA.

This is a permanent, full-time, career/career conditional appointment.

BOEM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Salary Information: First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level. GS-14: $99,785-$129,723

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


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

  • Incumbent assists the Program Manager in overseeing the development and implementation of BOEM’s national risk management, financial assurance and loss prevention program by supervising and coordinating the work of subordinates.
  • Coordinates with Regional, Headquarters, Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Interior Solicitor’s Office (SOL) personnel on strategy and management of bankruptcy actions.
  • Represents the Office of Risk Management in leadership and risk review committee processes.
  • Develops and implements procedural changes necessary as a result of policy changes.
  • Prepares and oversees the preparation of testimony and briefing materials for the Director or other senior Department officials to assist them when they appear and speak before the Office of Management and Budget, Congressional committees and proceedings, business and professional organizations, and other interested groups.
  • Attends or participates in administrative or public hearings, conferences and other forums concerning procedures, practices, or appeals related to risk management, financial assurance and loss prevention.
  • Represents the Program Manager in meetings and conferences within BOEM, with other bureaus, Government agencies, and private business entities, groups, or individuals concerning issues related to the Risk Management Operations.

Travel Required

Occasional Travel as required

Relocation Authorized

Relocation Expenses ARE NOT authorized. Relocation Incentives May Be authorized.

Job Requirements

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.


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

Specialized Experience:

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 defined as demonstrated experience: conducting multivariate analyses to identify operational or financial risk related to the offshore oil and gas industry or to large industrial projects (>$1 million); conducting analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of financial risk mitigation measures; experience significantly contributing to the development of financial risk governance structures for an organization.

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.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. 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.

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Public Trust - Background Investigation

What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgment from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line assessment questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background checks, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources Office posting this announcement.


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Other 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.

How to Apply

Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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. You are being evaluated under the Category Rating method, which means, if you are determined to be qualified you will be placed in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are “Platinum”, “Gold”, and “Silver”. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the “Platinum” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. Veterans' preference rules for category rating will be applied.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

  • Technical Knowledge – Knowledge and detailed understanding of all aspects of the risk management, financial assurance, credit evaluation and monitoring, and loss prevention program.
  • Regulations and Guidance – Knowledge and detailed understanding of the financial, credit, business and operational practices of the oil and gas and major engineering companies.
  • Leadership and Supervision – Knowledge of project management techniques including planning, scheduling, and internal control experience to ensure successful and timely completion of projects.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Ability to coordinate and execute the risk committee operations, strategic goals and represent the United States at meetings with industry, professional organizations and counterparts in other agencies within the United States and throughout the world.
  • If you are a status applicant (current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility in the competitive service), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.

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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 here.

Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words.(2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15.

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 at BSEE OR BOEM.

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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