Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Supervisory Electrical Engineer in Coolidge, Arizona

Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Coolidge, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 10/5/2016 (15 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/20/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1817993

Copy of* current state driver's license* is required. Failure to provide proof of current valid driver's license will result in loss of consideration

Management is willing to consider offering the incentives indicated below:

  • Recruitment Bonus
  • Relocation Bonus
  • Student Loan Repayment

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (25 USC 472), gives priority in selection to eligible Indian preference candidates. The BIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Who May Apply:

  • Merit Promotion Plan (MPP) - Current and former career-conditional or status employees.
  • Excepted Service (ESEP) - Indian Preference applicants.
  • Veterans Preference - Includes Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) applicants.
  • Special Hiring Authorities - Common authorities include Schedule A, Peace Corps, Foreign Service employees, etc.

For additional information see the "Other Information" section.

  • Manages and leads the system engineering and engineering support group

  • Provides management and direction in the formulation of short/long term goals and objectives as well as integrates them into work plans

  • Provides management and direction in the design of electrical substations, transmissions, and distribution facilities

  • Assists in establishing written procedures and processes for the review and evaluation of proposals, bids, plans, and/or other specifications

  • Provides engineering recommendations and guidance to the power operations division

  • Ensures the development of computer information systems

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel May be required for training, conferences, meetings, and other work related activities
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses have been approved for this position
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" sections.
  • A valid driver's license is requried.
  • Applicants must meet the basic requirement for this occupational series.
  • Indian Preference Applies.

GS-13*:* 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Possession of the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities can be evidenced by:

  • Managerial and leadership knowledge

  • Knowledge and skill to organize, plan, direct staff, execute, review, and evaluate the success of a program

  • Ability to assign accountability and responsibility; establish standards of quality and quantity for work produced

  • Ability to analyze reports, surveys, and all other available data to forecast needs, develop and initiate action plans with alternatives

  • Management and technical skill in the engineering, operation, maintenance, customer service, and the power marketing aspects of an electrical utility

  • Professional and technical knowledge of electrical engineering

  • Ability to communicate with all interested parties

  • Knowledge of government policies, laws, and regulations as it relates to electrical power systems

Note: These examples are not all inclusive

NOTE: If you are not in the series for which applying, your application package must show evidence of meeting the OPM Qualification Standards; i.e., required course work (transcript/listing of courses); specialized experience; etc.

Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received or whether the experience was gained in a part-time or full-time occupation. Full-time work is generally considered to be 35 to 40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts, if transcripts are not included in your application package, education will not be credited. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.

Evaluation of Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation upon request. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

Conditions of Employment

  • Selectee may be subject to a 1-year probationary period.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service Registration if selected for appointment.
  • Selectee must have a safe driving record within the 3-year period immediately preceding submittal of the GSA 3607 form and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Agency.
  • Former Federal employees who received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buy out in their previous Federal employment are required to submit a copy of the application Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation payment prior to re-employment.

Background Check

  • Selectee must undergo a fingerprint check; results must be cleared prior to hire.
  • This position requires a background investigation. Continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation. If found not suitable, you may be terminated after you begin work.
Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. Your ratings in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probationary period.

After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.


The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package: Benefits and additional resources.

Additional benefits information:

  • Additional fitness subsidy to reimburse 50% of membership fees up to $275 per year; if applicable.
  • Transportation subsidy program which reimburses up to $130 per month for mass transportation expenses. Bicycle subsidy benefit program may be available, if applicable.
  • This position is not eligible for emergency only Telework.
Other Information

Additional selections of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligible was issued for this announcement, for filling additional or similar positions.

Appointing Authority Information

The following links will provide additional information on how you may be eligible for the hiring authorities under this announcement.

Indian Preference

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans

Schedule A

Career Transitional Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Transitional Assistance Program (ICTAP)

Special Hiring Authorities

Salary Range: $84,443.00 to $109,781.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0850-13/13

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: See Who May Apply listed below

Control Number: 452472500

Job Announcement Number: WRO-16-102