New job Project Manager in Idaho

Project Manager

Company : US Department of the Interior
Salary : $92,143 - $119,787 a year
Location : Idaho

Full Description



Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his or her expertise as a Project Manager. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Location - Boise, Idaho,


The primary duties of this position are:

  • Researches, develops, and adopts tools to monitor project scope, schedule, and budget. Develops plans of action to track and monitor project activities, and prepares a master schedule which identifies required work items, responsibilities, and time for accomplishment.
  • Monitors schedules and cost performance, identifies issues or concerns, and works with management to plan and implement modified or corrective actions.
  • Executes projects in alignment with agreed upon project implementation strategies (e.g., charter, project management plan, baseline, etc.).
  • Develops, schedules, coordinates, and manages projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs incurred, work performed, and contractor performance.
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates change within a project and within the organization using change management principles, strategies, and techniques.
  • Distills highly complex technical information into a format that allows senior leadership to make risk-informed decisions on critical stages of a project.

Travel Required

25% or less - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

13 - Position is at full performance level.

  • Job family (Series)

    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following:

    • U.S. Citizen or National
    • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation
    • Submit a resume and supporting documentation See How to Apply
    • Meet specialized experience requirements See Qualifications
    • For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents
    • Submit current Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute
    • Complete a Financial Disclosure Form if selected
    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement, 04/26/2021.

    Applicants may be required to serve an initial probationary period.

    Current permanent Federal employees who are selected from this announcement may be required to serve a probationary period.

    Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be the responsibility of the selectee.


    In order to be rated as qualified for this position, the HR Office must be able to determine that the applicant meets the specialized experience requirement - this information must be clearly supported in the resume.

    To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as managing and leading multi-disciplinary or multi-agency project teams; managing multiple phases of a project; managing all tasks and activities throughout the project lifecycle (i.e. from starting the project through closeout); leading, planning, and facilitating activities necessary for completion of major projects or investigations; and overall management of scope, schedule, and budget for projects.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. Applicants will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Position is being advertised concurrently under vacancy announcement BOR-21-MP-11086244-AV. Applicants interested in applying under both announcement numbers, must submit application packages for each.

    At the present time, we have two vacancies; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional, equivalent positions at this duty location.

    Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval. ***This is NOT a virtual position.***

    The selectee(s) for the vacancy, if otherwise eligible and qualified, may request consideration for a Superior Qualifications Appointment:

    DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit

    Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to:

    Related non-Federal experience or related experience as retired members of the uniformed services may be credited towards computing entitlement to leave accrual, at managerial discretion, providing that experience meets certain criteria. This provision allows new employees to earn annual leave at a higher rate than would otherwise be allowed. (5 Code of Federal Regulations, 630). For additional information, please visit: Creditable Service for Annual Leave

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Category rating and selection procedures will be used to evaluate applications from this announcement. If an applicant meets the basic qualification requirements, their on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of their experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified, and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

    You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the online assessments required for this position. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):

    • Attention to Detail
    • Flexibility
    • Integrity/Honesty
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Leadership
    • Manages and Organizes Information
    • Oral Communication
    • Project Management
    • Self-Management
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Teamwork

    The technical assessment portion of the application can be previewed here:

    Answers to the technical assessment questions will be verified against information provided in your online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that an applicant has rated themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that their resume/application is incomplete, the applicant may be rated ineligible or their score may be lowered.

    In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.

    Applicants who apply under this job opportunity announcement agree to have their application, associated documents and applicable personal information shared with other Bureaus/Offices within the Department of the Interior (DOI) who have vacancies with the same occupational series, grade, full performance level and in the same geographic location(s). Applying to this announcement does not replace the need to apply to other job opportunity announcements for which you wish to receive consideration. You may choose to opt in to having your information shared with other agencies when applying for this position. If an agency requests a copy of a certificate you are on, you will be notified.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume, an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate.

    Resume: Applicants must submit a resume that demonstrates how skills and experiences meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the job announcement to be considered for the job. Each job experience should at least include start and end dates (month and year) and number of hours worked per week. For more information:

    DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty: Applicants who are entitled to veterans' preference must submit a copy of his/her DD-214 (Member 4 Copy preferred, including character of service), or an official statement of service from his/her command if he/she is currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves the applicants military service was performed under honorable conditions. If the applicant has a compensable service-connected disability, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form, in addition to the DD-214.

    For information on veteran's eligibility visit:

    CTAP/ICTAP: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 85.0 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.
    For information on CTAP and ICTAP visit:

    Project Management Certification: Documents indicating Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. Provide proof of certification with the application. Failure to provide proof of the certification may result in an ineligible rating.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens and Nationals

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