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Bonneville Power Administration Facility Operations Specialist in Spokane, Washington

Summary This position is located in Workplace Services (NW), Chief Administrative Office (N), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The purpose of the work is to, within NWF and its subordinate units, ensure that maintenance, repair, and construction needs are identified and that maintenance has been performed in accordance with established schedules. Responsibilities Applicants that apply to Spokane, WA will be required to live within 60 minutes from this duty location. Executive Order (EO) 14043 requires Federal employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work), subject to such exceptions as required by law. At this time, EO 14043 is subject to a preliminary nationwide injunction. Although this injunction may ultimately be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action at this time to implement or enforce EO 14043's requirement that employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, as Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine, the selectee(s) for this position will be required to submit information about his/her vaccination status. Providing a knowing and willful false statement on either DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Form prior to starting or when providing proof of vaccination in DOE's vaccination tracking system once onboard is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment (18 U.S.C. 1001) and will result in termination from Federal service. As a Facility Operations Specialist, you will: Ensure that maintenance, repair, and construction needs are identified, coordinated and completed per the NEP Facilities prioritized list of requirements. Serve as a primary point of contact for resolving Non-Electric Plant (NEP) Facilities maintenance or project problems and collaborates with BPA internal business partners to develop and implement an appropriate solution. Analyze facilities problems/issues to determine most economical and practical engineering solutions. Conduct building and grounds facility inspections when on job sites and ensures maintenance, repair, and construction needs are identified and programmed for accomplishment. Plan and oversee construction, maintenance, and demolition projects and ensures activities are carried out in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Historical Registry, environmental impact, or other local guidelines governing the construction, maintenance, destruction, and disposal of physical property. Serve as project manager for technical projects, identifies and recommends work and explains reporting requirements for performance of contractors or staff assigned to other business units. Ensure that maintenance standards and standard processes are accomplished and are within budget allocated. Requirements Conditions of Employment When you apply you will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility for employment and your qualification for this position specifically. You must answer all of these questions completely and truthfully. Key Requirements: You must be a United States Citizen. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements. This position does not support remote work. You will be required to report physically to the official reporting worksite as specified by the supervisor, but no less than 2 days per pay period. Position may be required to provide 24/7 critical operations to assigned facilities or systems to include on-call duties. When you apply you will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility for employment and your qualification for this position specifically. You must answer all of these questions completely and truthfully. May be required to serve as Contracting Officers Representative for BPA grants and agreements; this duty includes additional training and certification. This position requires a valid driver's license as a condition of employment. If you are selected for the Spokane location the incumbent must live within 60 minutes of duty location. 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-11) in the Federal service. Specialized Experience for this position is defined as: Experience (1) Evaluating and recommending facility maintenance, repair, demolition or construction needs; AND 2) Planning and overseeing of major phases of projects to maintain, repair, or construct facilities. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 level. "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. Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration. CTAP 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. 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. More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. 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.