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Tribal Utility Consultant

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Department Of Health And Human Services
Candidates eligible under Indian Preference procedures; All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment; Reinstatement eligible; Applicants eligible under Veterans Preference; PHS Commissioned Corps; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible; and/or Schedule A. Term NTE 2 Year Full Time The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and Urban operated facilities and programs.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
THIS POSITION IS BEING RE-ADVERTISED TO SOLICIT ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS. APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED PREVIOUSLY NEED NOT REAPPLY UNLESS SUBMITTING UPDATED AND/OR MISSING INFORMATION.
This also amends the Job Announcement to update salary range using the 2015 salary table: $55,116 to $81,233 per annum.
The purpose of this position is to work within the Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction (DSFC) to provide technical assistance to Tribes in the Operation and Maintenance (O&M;) of sanitation facilities. In this role, the technical assistance is provided to Tribes who have the responsibility for operation and maintenance for their sanitation facilities infrastructure. The position enables the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering and DSFC to provide consulting and technical assistance services to the Tribes, as they carry out and uphold their O&M; responsibilities associated with public water systems regulated by the U.S. EPA under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Depending on available funding, the position may also involve providing technical assistance to Tribes on compliance with requirements of Class V underground injection well requirements, which is also associated with the Safe Drinking Water Act, as it involves protecting underground sources of drinking water from contamination. The position reports to the District Engineer.
The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation, which will include a fingerprint check. If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59) U.S. Citizenship is required Valid Driver's License Education is required
For this position, you will perform the following duties:
Provide direct regulatory compliance and technical assistance to sanitation facility utility organization.
Plan, implement, and report outcomes from sanitation facility utility organization capacity development activities.
Organize, facilitate, and or provide education and training relating to utility organization regulatory compliance and capacity development.
Coordinate and collaborate on utility organization development and regulatory compliance assurance activities with multiple entities including tribes, government agencies, and other service organizations that provide similar or complimentary services.
Manage, maintain and make readily available data and information generated by program activities.
To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience. Include sufficient details of experience in your resume to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience and to support your answers to the online questionnaire. Insufficient details of your experience may result in a lower or ineligible rating.
BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):
All applicants must meet the following basic requirements located at:
For GS-819 series: /
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector.
GS-09: Specialized experience is defined as: experience that demonstrates applicant's knowledge and experience in involving domestic, storm, and industrial wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal facilities; involving refuse, solid, and hazardous waste collection and disposal systems; and involving water supply, treatment, and distribution systems.
GS-11: Specialized experience is defined as: experience that demonstrates applicant's knowledge of of public health, environmental sanitation, and engineering concepts, princiuples, and practices applicable to plan, organize, and administer operation and maintenance activities for water, sewer, and solid waste system, including operation of sanitation facility utility organization that includes governance, asset management, staffing, budgeting and rate setting.
Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume ( _your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position_ ) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following:
Organizational Awareness
Technical Competence
Oral and Written Communication
Leadership and Teamwork
Education and Training
You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the Assessment questions. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration.
The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:
Veterans , i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled)
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP )
Interagency Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)
Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled
Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.
1. Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
2. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
3. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
4. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
5. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 1174268. Fax your documents to .
You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. If you cannot complete your application package online:
1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire
3. You are limited to selecting 10 locations.
4. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question. Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.
Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section.
The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (ANGELA PESHLAKAI , and/or ANGELA. .) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here:
_Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference_ :
_Resume_ - You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder. _If you use your own r sum , curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed._
_Indian Preference Applicants_ - _If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432 (expiration date 11/30/2014), "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. _Current IHS employees with a BIA form on file in their Official Personnel Folder are required to submit a copy of that form with their application.__ Refer to BIA-4432 link:
_Veterans preference (VRA and 30%or more disabled)_ - include a copy of your DD-214, if you're claiming Vet preference. For more information please see link at:
_Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)_ - If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: .
_Current or former Federal employee/Commissioned Corps Officers_ - Include your most recent SF50/Personnel Order.
_Transcript_ - this is a position education position; therfore, must submit a copy of transcript. Unofficial transcript is acceptable; however, if selected, you must submit official transcription upon entry on duty.
Your application package _MUST_ be complete by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) onTuesday, January 13, 2015, the closing of this announcement.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant _MUST_ verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the "Status". Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.
If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.
Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers who are interested in this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: /
Additional selections of candidates may be made from a promotion certificate within 90 days from the date the selection certificate was issued. The positions to be filled must have the same title, series, and grade, geographic location, and the same qualification requirements as in the original vacancy announcement.
This position has promotion potential to the GS-11 level. Promotion to the next level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and administrative approval. Promotion to the next level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
Two-year trial period/one-year probationary period may be required.
This is a Term position NTE two years and may be extended additional two years maximum of four years. If a Commissioned Corps Officer is selected; the agency is not responsible for a new assignment at the end of the Term appointment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
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