Bureau of Reclamation

  • Folsom, CA, United States

The Bureau of Reclamation:

Manages, develops, and protects water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public.

Is the nation's largest wholesale water supplier, operating 338 reservoirs with a total storage capacity of 140 million acre-feet (an acre-foot, 325,851 gallons of water, supplies enough water for a family of four for one year).

Provides 1 out of 5 (or, 140,000) Western farmers with irrigation water for 10 million farmland acres that produce 60 percent of the nation's vegetables and one quarter of its fresh fruit and nut crops.

Is the second largest producer of hydropower in the United States and operates 53 hydroelectric powerplants that annually produced, on average, 40 billion kilowatt-hours for the last 10 years.

Delivers 10 trillion gallons of water to more than 31 million people each year.

Manages, with partners, 289 recreation sites that have 90 million visits annually.

Reclamation’s management and recreation activities contribute $48.05 billion in economic output, and support about 387,777 jobs.

The Bureau of Reclamation priorities are to:

Ensure the continued delivery of water and power benefits in conformity with contracts, statutes, and agreements.

Operate and maintain projects in a safe and reliable manner, protecting the health and safety of the public and Reclamation employees and improve financial accountability and transparency to our contractors.

Honor State water rights, interstate compacts, contracts with Reclamation users, further the Secretary of the Interior's Indian Trust responsibilities, and comply with all environmental statutes.

Plan for the future using programs that focus Reclamation's financial and technical resources on areas in the West where conflict over water either currently exists or is likely to occur in the coming years.

Enhance the business operations of Reclamation in accord with the Managing for Excellence initiative.

Provide for the implementation of the newly authorized Loan Guarantee Program that can assist districts with large operation and maintenance/replacement projects on Reclamation facilities and facilities used to deliver Reclamation supplies.

The Bureau of Reclamation is:

Developing strategies to manage and deliver water more efficiently and effectively to our customers in order to help satisfy the many needs of irrigation, municipalities, power and the environment and serving as a technical resource for water users and planners.

Working in partnership with states, Tribes, water and power customers, and others to seek creative and collaborative solutions to Western water issues.

Ensuring our dams do not create unacceptable risk to the public by monitoring, evaluating, and when appropriate, performing risk reduction modifications.

 

Gary Munson

Team C

$36,000 - $47,000 yearly
Bureau of Reclamation Folsom, CA, USA
Apr 22, 2019
Full time
Vacancy Questions Preview Grade: 05 1 GS-5 Choose one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience which involved providing oral presentations of historical, scientific, or program information to groups; or developing and/or revising technical, historical, or scientific information for oral presentation to groups. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major study in American history, science, and/or public speaking OR that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in such subjects. I have a combination of education and experience that when combined, meet the total requirements identified above for the GS-5. I do not meet any of the requirements described above. Grade: All Grades 1 Select the response that best describes your experience presenting historical and interpretive information to visitors at National parks, museums, historical sites, museums or similar sites of public interest. Answer to this question is required I have not performed this job function. I have received post high school education with course work in American history, science, natural resources or public speaking, but I have not performed this task on the job. I have routinely explained historical information to a variety of individuals covering a wide range of facts. I have routinely explained historical information as a park ranger or visitor guide. I provide detailed interpretations and explanations of historical events, natural resources features, scientific developments etc.. I have routinely conducted group tours as a park ranger or tour guide giving lectures to various age groups from elementary school children, senior citizens to foreign visitors in a National park, historical site or museum environment. I provide historical details and explain an extensive body of facts such as outstanding natural features, engineering structures, scientific features, significant events, personalities, development of current features, past and current operations etc. 2 Select the one response that best describes your experience, education or training in researching, developing and presenting interpretive programs related to dams, parks, museums, historical buildings, or other sites of public interest. Answer to this question is required I have not performed this job function. I have received post high school education or formal training in this function, but I have not performed this on the job. I have assisted others in developing interpretive programs by researching topics of interest, but have not presented them independently. I have researched technical data and summarized it to an easily understandable format for presentation, using interpretive principles and have presented these programs to diverse audiences independently. I have extensive experience as an interpreter and have mentored or instructed others in researching and developing interpretive programs for diverse audiences. 3 Please select the one response that describes your experience, education or training in providing lectures and disseminating technical and historical information to groups of visitors through dams, National Parks, museums, historical buildings, or other sites of public interest, explaining the respective facts and features. Answer to this question is required I have received post high school education or formal training in this function, but I have not performed this on the job. I have experience in public speaking. I have routinely explained factual, technical or historical information in a very structured setting to a variety of individuals. I have experience as a classroom teacher and have taken my class on field trips similar to that described above. I have experience as a technical instructor (such as a training instructor) presenting factual and technical information in informal settings. I have experience as a technical instructor (such as a training instructor) presenting factual and technical information in formal settings. I have conducted small group tours (1-20) (such as a tour bus guide, city tour guide, or similar position) involving dissemination of information of a general nature. I have conducted medium group tours (20-40) (such as a tour guide, ranger, or teacher) interpreting information to various age groups from elementary school children to senior citizens. I have researched technical data and summarized it to an easily understandable format for presentation, using interpretive principles. I have conducted large group tours (40 or more) interpreting information to various age groups from elementary school children to senior citizens. I have performed this independently and routinely and have carried this out successfully. None of the above. 4 Select the response that best describes your experience maintaining groups of people in an orderly and safe manner. Answer to this question is required I have experience guiding small groups. I have experience assembling, controlling and guiding small groups (1-20) such as tour bus guide, city tour guide, or similar position. I have experience assembling, controlling and guiding small groups (1-20) as a park ranger or tour guide at National Parks, dams, museums, historical sites or buildings. I have experience assembling, controlling and guiding medium size groups (20-40) as a park ranger or tour guide at National Parks, dams, museums, historical sites or buildings. I have experience assembling, controlling and guiding large size groups (40 or more) as a park ranger or tour guide at National Parks, dams, museums, historical sites or buildings. None of the above. 5 Select all of the duties that you have successfully accomplished. Answer to this question is required Developed a thematic tour. Developed an educational activity for school-aged children. Presented and/or taught an interpretive program or activity to adults. Developed an exhibit or display for an interpretive center. Written text for a display or interpretive publication. Researched historic information for interpretive dissemination. Gathered original information for interpretive dissemination. Worked as a first line interpreter for the public in a visitor center. Worked with a volunteer program to motivate and train volunteers. None of the above. 6 Select any of the following tasks that you have performed in a recreational setting. Answer to this question is required Scheduled group tours of the facility. Served as a point of public contact for facility visitors and relayed general information. Developed and/or responded to general inquiries about the facility and local geographic areas. Inspected facilities to ensure compliance with rules and regulations pertaining to parking, campfires, noise level, etc. Directed vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Investigated and reported trespass or damage of property. None of the above. 7 Choose one answer that describes your experience, education or training in meeting and dealing with a variety of individuals in a tactful and courteous manner. Answer to this question is required I have received post high school education or formal training in this function, but I have not performed this on the job. I have experience communicating with a variety of individuals within the immediate organization, office, project, or work unit. I have experience dealing with the public such as a store clerk, receptionist, etc. I have experience (such as an instructor, tour guide with small groups, bus or city tours, or similar position) interacting with the public on a day to day basis using good communication skills and answering questions tactfully, never losing composure. I have experience communicating with individuals from all backgrounds such as a tour guide, park ranger, or teacher interacting with the public on a day to day basis. Have used good communication skills to answer a myriad of questions tactfully, never losing composure. I have performed this independently and routinely and have carried this out successfully. None of the above. 8 Choose one answer that describes your experience, education or training in providing general first aid services. Answer to this question is required I have extensive experience providing first aid services to individuals (such as an EMT, firefighter, crisis counselor, search/rescue, health care provider, Red Cross, or hospice, etc.). I have occasionally performed first aid services to individuals (such as scouting, halfway houses, lifeguard, Park Ranger) I have performed lifesaving CPR on individual(s). I have secured appropriate medical assistance, stayed with the individual until emergency relief arrived, and prepared incident report. I have received post high school education, formal training and/or certification in this function (e.g. certificate in CPR and/or basic first aid), but I have not performed this on individuals. I have no training and have not performed this job function. 9 Select the vehicle(s) you have operated on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required Electric vehicles (e.g., golf carts) Vans or vehicles with 7-12 occupant capacity School bus or public transportation bus Trams or vehicles with 50 or more occupant capacity None of the above               Gary Munson https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531171300 Guerrero Nunez, Veronica   vguerreronunez@usbr.gov