Project Coordination Specialist, GS-1101-07/09 Target GS-11

$41,000 - $65,000 yearly
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Redding, CA, USA
  • Jan 11, 2019
Full time Admin-Clerical Business Development Customer Service General Business Government Marketing Media-Journalism Strategy-Planning Project Managment

Job Description

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Grade: 07

1 GS-7 Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess at least one full year of graduate level education that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.
  • Superior Academic Achievement- I meet 1 of the following: In the upper one-third of my graduating class; OR a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0, as recorded on official transcript, or based on courses completed during final 2 years of curriculum; OR a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of 4.0, based on average of required courses completed in major or required courses in major completed during the final 2 years of curriculum.
  • I possess a combination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 Select the response(s) that describe your experience in preparing written documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written technical reports based upon research, analysis, and data collection that summarize findings and make recommendations to inform or guide others in my organization.
  • I have written documents that serve as policy or formal guidelines for my organization
  • I have written documents that summarize review comments on draft policy, technical papers, or complex reports
  • I have written briefing papers that clearly and concisely summarize important points and contain recommendations for consideration by managers in my organization.
  • I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to communicate information that is complex or controversial in nature.
  • I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to inform them of routine program activities or transmit documents.
  • I have education or training in written communications, but limited experience.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the response that best describes your experience implementing public involvement programs for water resource management projects and activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have completed formal education or training and performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have completed formal education or training and performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training and this task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 Select the response that best describes the level of your knowledge using electronic data management systems for managing mailing lists or strategic target audience lists and for managing and tracking media and outreach efforts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed these functions.
  • I have received instruction and training in these functions, but have not performed them on the job.
  • I have performed similar and directly related functions and my experience and training have equipped me to perform these functions successfully.
  • I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of a media relations and public affairs program.
  • I am considered an expert in the use of electronic communications for helping manage a public affairs program.
5 Select the response that best describes your experience managing websites to display public information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed these functions.
  • I have received instruction and training in these functions, but have not performed them on the job.
  • I have performed similar and directly related functions and my experience and training have equipped me to perform these functions successfully.
  • I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of a media relations and public affairs program.
6 Select the response that best describes your ability to coordinate and organize meetings, hearings, open houses, workshops, etc. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in scheduling travel, conferences, or meetings, based on specific instructions.
  • I have experience in scheduling travel and meetings in consultation with responsible parties. I have coordinated these activities with other organizations and/or individuals, and prepared itineraries from information received.
  • I have experience independently scheduling travel, conferences, and meetings based on knowledge of a supervisor?s calendar, needs, and availability of space. I have coordinated activities with other organizations and/or individuals, and prepared itineraries for conferences, training sessions, or meetings.
  • I have experience planning, organizing and coordinating special events. Areas of demonstrated experience may include scheduling groups or independent activities for educational, non-profit, public and/or private entities and coordinating activities that impact other parts of the organization; or facilitation of support activities. I have prepared itineraries for conferences, training sessions, or meetings.
  • I have extensive experience exercising a high degree of initiative and judgment, to plan, organize and coordinate a large variety of events. Areas of demonstrated experience include scheduling groups or independent activities for educational, non-profit, public and/or private entities; coordinating activities that impact other parts of the organization; and facilitation of support activities.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the statement(s) that characterize(s) the interpersonal communication skills you routinely and independently apply at work. Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  • Persuade others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to improve operations or to meet new standards.
  • Diffuse confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • Administer consequences and hold others accountable to meet program requirements, policies and/or standards.
  • None of the above.
8 Please select the one response that best describes your ability to effectively interact with customers, stakeholders, and interested parties. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in presenting information on technical issues to employees of federal, state, and local governments; special interest groups (e.g., water users, environmental groups, recreation groups); or the public in a manner that is understandable to those who may be unfamiliar with the issues.
  • I have experience in working with clients, organizational representatives, customers (including interested groups and potential audiences) to gain an understanding of their position on technical or controversial issues and respond to their concerns in a non-threatening way.
  • I have experience in considering differing points of view and accepting criticism in meetings with customers, stakeholders, and the public without becoming angry or antagonistic.
  • I have experience in remaining calm while persuading others to consider the information I am presenting or the position I represent in situations where the audience may be difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • I have experience in conveying information to customers, stakeholders, and interested parties in an open, friendly, and honest manner to build trust and working relationships.
9 Select as many of the response(s) that apply and accurately reflect your experience orally presenting technical and non-technical information to others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented technical and non-technical information to small groups (less than 20) within my organization.
  • I have presented technical and non-technical information to large groups (20 or more) within and outside my organization.
  • I have presented technical and non-technical information to the general public.
  • I have presented technical and non-technical information at conferences and formal gatherings.
  • None of the above.
10 I have researched and interpreted the following land records and/or documents. Answer to this question is required
  • Abstract of titles (specifically warranty and quit claim deeds)
  • Land status records
  • Survey plats
  • Tract books
  • Title Commitments and Final Title Policies
  • Contracts
  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Other federal agency records (non-Reclamation)
  • State or County agency records
  • Recorded survey maps
  • Legal descriptions contained in deeds
  • Subdivision maps
  • Right-of-way maps
  • Unrecorded survey maps
  • Master Title Plats
  • None of the above
11 Select the response that best reflects your experience analyzing technical, legal or contractual documents for compliance with directives (e.g., laws, policies, procedures). Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Select the response that best describes your experience researching and advising on laws, policies and regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided advice to higher level authorities on laws, policies and regulations.
  • I have made recommendations on the implementation of new guidance or requirements.
  • I have minimal experience researching and advising on laws, policies and regulations.
  • I have had education or training on laws, policies and regulations.
  • None of the above
13 Select the response that best describes your ability to organize, distribute, and file documents, publications and other materials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience maintaining general office files (routine office or personnel material, subject matter correspondence) with limited supervision.
  • I have experience maintaining general office files (routine office or personnel material, subject matter correspondence) with limited supervision. Routine modifications were made to existing file systems as directed.
  • I have experience independently maintaining general office files (routine office and personnel; material, subject matter correspondence). With direction, I maintained a variety of files on policy and procedure, directives and instructions, manuals, and technical documents. I have assisted in the modification and establishment of filing systems.
  • I have experience maintaining records, inventories, and reference materials. Experience at this level may include maintaining regulations and policies. I have maintained a library of documents and/or a database.
  • I have extensive experience maintaining records, inventories, and various reference materials. My experience may include maintaining regulations, policies and guidelines. I have independently maintained a library of documents and/or a database. I have utilized knowledge of interrelationships among projects in order to make adjustments for program accomplishment.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 09

1 GS-9 Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a Master's or equivalent related graduate degree OR two full years of progressively higher level related graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. OR J.D., if related.
  • I possess a combination of related graduate level education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 Select the response(s) that describe your experience in preparing written documents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written technical reports based upon research, analysis, and data collection that summarize findings and make recommendations to inform or guide others in my organization.
  • I have written documents that serve as policy or formal guidelines for my organization
  • I have written documents that summarize review comments on draft policy, technical papers, or complex reports
  • I have written briefing papers that clearly and concisely summarize important points and contain recommendations for consideration by managers in my organization.
  • I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to communicate information that is complex or controversial in nature.
  • I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to inform them of routine program activities or transmit documents.
  • I have education or training in written communications, but limited experience.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience communicating issues with other government agencies, user groups, conservation groups, and/or professional organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained contacts with government agencies, user groups, conservation groups and/or professional organizations to provide and receive information.
  • I have provided technical advice and coordinated issues with government agencies, user groups, conservation groups and/or professional organizations.
  • I have provided formal training to educate others.
  • I have negotiated sensitive matters between individuals with divergent viewpoints.
  • I have represented my organization's views to others in formal meetings.
  • None of the above
4 I have experience in developing communication plans and strategic communication strategies. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the response that best describes your experience implementing public involvement programs for water resource management projects and activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have completed formal education or training and performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have completed formal education or training and performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training and this task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Select the response that best describes your experience developing public meeting plans. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have completed formal education or training and performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have completed formal education or training and performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training and this task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Select the response that best describes the level of your knowledge using electronic data management systems for managing mailing lists or strategic target audience lists and for managing and tracking media and outreach efforts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed these functions.
  • I have received instruction and training in these functions, but have not performed them on the job.
  • I have performed similar and directly related functions and my experience and training have equipped me to perform these functions successfully.
  • I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of a media relations and public affairs program.
  • I am considered an expert in the use of electronic communications for helping manage a public affairs program.
8 Select the response that best describes your experience managing websites to display public information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed these functions.
  • I have received instruction and training in these functions, but have not performed them on the job.
  • I have performed similar and directly related functions and my experience and training have equipped me to perform these functions successfully.
  • I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of a media relations and public affairs program.
9 Select the response(s) that match your experience in oral communication/briefing skills that you use on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, and matters of policy in oral presentations.
  • I have regularly briefed managers or senior administrators regarding issues.
  • I have participated on panels, committees, or as a consultant with peers regarding professional issues.
  • I have conducted training for both small informal and large groups of professionals.
  • I have used oral presentations to communicate issues, solutions, and build consensus.
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between organizations.
  • I have independently planned and coordinated meetings.
  • I have made formal presentations using briefing slides, graphics, hand-outs or other visual materials.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the response that best describes your ability to coordinate and organize meetings, hearings, open houses, workshops, etc. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in scheduling travel, conferences, or meetings, based on specific instructions.
  • I have experience in scheduling travel and meetings in consultation with responsible parties. I have coordinated these activities with other organizations and/or individuals, and prepared itineraries from information received.
  • I have experience independently scheduling travel, conferences, and meetings based on knowledge of a supervisor?s calendar, needs, and availability of space. I have coordinated activities with other organizations and/or individuals, and prepared itineraries for conferences, training sessions, or meetings.
  • I have experience planning, organizing and coordinating special events. Areas of demonstrated experience may include scheduling groups or independent activities for educational, non-profit, public and/or private entities and coordinating activities that impact other parts of the organization; or facilitation of support activities. I have prepared itineraries for conferences, training sessions, or meetings.
  • I have extensive experience exercising a high degree of initiative and judgment, to plan, organize and coordinate a large variety of events. Areas of demonstrated experience include scheduling groups or independent activities for educational, non-profit, public and/or private entities; coordinating activities that impact other parts of the organization; and facilitation of support activities.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the statement(s) that characterize(s) the interpersonal communication skills you routinely and independently apply at work. Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet a program objective.
  • Persuade others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to improve operations or to meet new standards.
  • Diffuse confrontational contacts with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • Administer consequences and hold others accountable to meet program requirements, policies and/or standards.
  • None of the above.
12 Please select the one response that best describes your ability to effectively interact with customers, stakeholders, and interested parties. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in presenting information on technical issues to employees of federal, state, and local governments; special interest groups (e.g., water users, environmental groups, recreation groups); or the public in a manner that is understandable to those who may be unfamiliar with the issues.
  • I have experience in working with clients, organizational representatives, customers (including interested groups and potential audiences) to gain an understanding of their position on technical or controversial issues and respond to their concerns in a non-threatening way.
  • I have experience in considering differing points of view and accepting criticism in meetings with customers, stakeholders, and the public without becoming angry or antagonistic.
  • I have experience in remaining calm while persuading others to consider the information I am presenting or the position I represent in situations where the audience may be difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • I have experience in conveying information to customers, stakeholders, and interested parties in an open, friendly, and honest manner to build trust and working relationships.
13 Select as many of the response(s) that apply and accurately reflect your experience orally presenting technical and non-technical information to others. Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented technical and non-technical information to small groups (less than 20) within my organization.
  • I have presented technical and non-technical information to large groups (20 or more) within and outside my organization.
  • I have presented technical and non-technical information to the general public.
  • I have presented technical and non-technical information at conferences and formal gatherings.
  • None of the above.
14 I have researched and interpreted the following land records and/or documents. Answer to this question is required
  • Abstract of titles (specifically warranty and quit claim deeds)
  • Land status records
  • Survey plats
  • Tract books
  • Title Commitments and Final Title Policies
  • Contracts
  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Other federal agency records (non-Reclamation)
  • State or County agency records
  • Recorded survey maps
  • Legal descriptions contained in deeds
  • Subdivision maps
  • Right-of-way maps
  • Unrecorded survey maps
  • Master Title Plats
  • None of the above
15 Select the response that best reflects your experience analyzing technical, legal or contractual documents for compliance with directives (e.g., laws, policies, procedures). Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
16 Please select the one statement that best describes your highest level of experience in preparing contract documents used to procure services and products. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education or training in the preparation of contract documents, but have not performed the associate tasks in a work situation.
  • I have obtained vendor and cost information on services and/or products for use by my supervisor (or others) in developing contract documents.
  • I have independently identified a service or product requirement, obtained price quotes, and procured the service or product through informal purchase (e.g., credit card).
  • I have identified a service or product requirement, researched market availability and potential suppliers, conducted cost analysis, prepared scopes of work or official task orders, prepared formal requests and contract documents, and followed official procedures to procure the service or product.
  • I have reviewed contract and related documents prepared by others (e.g., subordinates) to procure services and products; resolved issues to ensure documents were complete and accurate; recommended or approved the purchase; and monitored the procurement process to ensure timely delivery.
  • I have not had experience or training in preparing contract documents.
17 Select the response that best describes your past or present experience with coordinating and overseeing the work of private contractors. Answer to this question is required
  • I have coordinated and overseen the work of private contractors as a central or major part of my work, and I have trained others in the performance of this work, and/or others have consulted me as an expert.
  • I have coordinated and overseen the work of private contractors on a regular basis, independently and usually without review by a supervisor.
  • I have coordinated and overseen the work of private contractors under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with contract requirements.
  • I have received education or training in this type of work, but have yet to fully apply this knowledge in a work situation.
  • I have not had experience, education or training in coordinating or overseeing the work of private contractors.
  • No experience; however, I have worked as a private contractor and understand the requirements expected by a Federal Agency.
18 Select the response that best describes your experience researching and advising on laws, policies and regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided advice to higher level authorities on laws, policies and regulations.
  • I have made recommendations on the implementation of new guidance or requirements.
  • I have minimal experience researching and advising on laws, policies and regulations.
  • I have had education or training on laws, policies and regulations.
  • None of the above
19 Select the response that best describes your ability to organize, distribute, and file documents, publications and other materials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience maintaining general office files (routine office or personnel material, subject matter correspondence) with limited supervision.
  • I have experience maintaining general office files (routine office or personnel material, subject matter correspondence) with limited supervision. Routine modifications were made to existing file systems as directed.
  • I have experience independently maintaining general office files (routine office and personnel; material, subject matter correspondence). With direction, I maintained a variety of files on policy and procedure, directives and instructions, manuals, and technical documents. I have assisted in the modification and establishment of filing systems.
  • I have experience maintaining records, inventories, and reference materials. Experience at this level may include maintaining regulations and policies. I have maintained a library of documents and/or a database.
  • I have extensive experience maintaining records, inventories, and various reference materials. My experience may include maintaining regulations, policies and guidelines. I have independently maintained a library of documents and/or a database. I have utilized knowledge of interrelationships among projects in order to make adjustments for program accomplishment.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Have you received an employee performance appraisal rating in the previous 12 months? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Indicate who officially rated your performance (e.g., immediate supervisor, 2nd level supervisor, acting supervisor, etc.). Also, indicate your rating in terms of the performance system (e.g., 3 level rating out of a 5-tier system; 2 level rating out of a 3-tier system; Pass rating out of a Pass/Fail system). Maximum length of 250 characters.
     
  • No
2 In the last three years, have you been recognized for your performance, accomplishments, and/or contributions at work? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Indicate the type of recognition received (e.g., monetary award, time off award, safety award, plaque, etc.), for what purpose, and from whom (e.g., supervisor, co-worker, community or government official). Maximum length of 250 characters.
     
  • No

 

Gary Munson

Qualifications

Veteran Preference, 30 % Disabled or Armed Forces Service Medal or campaign badge for service in a campaign or expedition