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Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Directorate of Civil
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
YesMoving (Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses may be
authorized in accordance with Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).
See "Who May Apply" in the "Qualifications" section for more
information on who is eligible to apply for this position.
About the Position: This is a permanent position with
Headquarters, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Directorate of
Civil Works.Mission: The Civil Works programs include water
resource development activities including flood risk management,
navigation, recreation, and infrastructure and environmental
stewardship. Our mission also includes emergency response.The
actual duty station is negotiated upon selection. Salary will vary
depending on duty station location.
Serves as a Senior Program Manager and technical advisor on the
Civil Works Program, its appropriations, and business programs, at
Headquarters US Army Corps of Engineer (HQUSACE), assigned to the
Program Development Branch, Civil Works Directorate.
Incumbent will be responsible for preparing written and oral
technical responses on Civil Works budget development policy and
business practices; and developing recommendations to address gaps
in policy guidance or to revise business practices.
Identifies Civil Works program requirements specific to program
development or program execution, within enacted appropriations and
authorization bills, and tracking and reporting on compliance to
the bill language.
Updates the main document of the annual Program Development Policy
Guidance Engineer Circular and providing technical advice to
account managers and Headquarters business line managers on the
appendixes and Program Development Manual.
Communicates corporate program development requirements for
application in Civil Works Integrated Funding Database, or other
Automated Info System (AIS) recording budget data, and ensure
alignment with current policy guidance and business practices.
Updates and maintains program development presentation material for
annual USACE PROSPECT Course 10, the Civil Works Program; serves as
the Branch?s primary course trainer/presenter; and is the back up
for Branch account manager?s presentations.
Develops and updates senior leader budget/work plan products such
as issue papers, key project spreadsheets, presentation material;
and provides budget/work plan input on public affairs news releases
or talking points for senior leader speeches.
Maintains an extensive knowledge of Civil Works program development
guidance, administration policy and guidance that contribute to the
program development business process and execution of the Civil
Responds to Civil Works Program requests for information and
taskers from the Legislative and Executive Offices to include
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), OMB, Congress, other
Federal agencies, and the general public.
Develops HQUSACE responses to inquiries from Congressional members,
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), ASA(Civil Works) and USACE
senior leaders, budget development, work plan, financial execution,
and USACE business processes and practices.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness
determination, as determined by a completed background
This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain
a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or
access for the duration of employment. A background investigation
and credit check are required.
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment
authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You
will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet,
and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or
categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive
list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
Current Department of Army Civilian Employees Domestic Defense
Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian
Personnel Workforce Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse
Preference (MSP) Eligible
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements
described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying
experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must
clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on
education, your transcripts will be required as part of your
application. Additional information about transcripts is in this
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe
at least one year of specialized experience which includes: serving
as program manager and policy advisor for providing guidance in
legislation of policy guidance, policy interpretation to develop
and apply internal policies, guidance for execution of Civil Works
appropriations, programs, allocation strategy and reallocation or
reprogramming of funding and/or budget formulation; identifying
requirements regarding program development actions from
appropriation and authorization bills and track compliance to bill
language; and communicating with key stakeholders, Department of
Army (DA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Committees of
Congress to develop, justify, defend and execute Civil Works
appropriations, Civil Works programs and its functions, structure,
processes, automated information systems and principles on water
related infrastructure and environmental management that have broad
implications at the local, regional and national scope. This
definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed
at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the
required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must
meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no
substitution of education for experience is permitted.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency
in the following areas:
Communications Financial Stewardship Problem Solving
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General
Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks
of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a
Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct deposit of pay is required.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of
Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in
employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the
Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
This is a Career Program (CP) 51 - General Administration and
You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you
are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency
has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee
eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection
priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you
must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated
well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate
documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered
well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must
satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive
a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is
on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do
not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application .
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized,
subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an
agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government
A relocation incentive may be authorized.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet
the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application
package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the
questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the
qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are
minimally qualified, your rsum and supporting documentation will be
compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to
determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your rsum
and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you
have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose
consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions
carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your
eligibility.You should list any relevant performance appraisals and
incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken
into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you
may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Background checks and security clearance
The documents you are required to submit vary based on the
authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran,
applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a
reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which
documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply:
Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .As described
above, your complete application includes your resume, your
responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove
your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents,
you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and
you will not be considered any further.1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the
specialized experience described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate
material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and
qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours
worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and
month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume
does not contain this information, your application will be marked
as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this
For additional information see: What to include in your resume
2. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optional Most
recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable Proof of Eligibility to
Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you
are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility
document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion
recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the
requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at
least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section
above to receive further consideration.
Time-in-grade documentation: If you are applying for a higher grade
and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may
not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade
requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly
demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of
appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range
Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year
old). NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package,
to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human
Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military
orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information
for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to
remove another person's personal information before you submit your
application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of
the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to
be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in
this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.
To apply for this position, you must complete the online
questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the
Required Documents section below.The complete application package
must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/02/2021 to receive
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will
need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not
have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before
beginning the application
Follow the prompts to select your rsum and/or other supporting
documents to be included with your application package. You will
have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in
your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents
may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package,
complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem
appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete
in order to apply for the position. Complete the online
application, verify the required documentation is included with
your application package, and submit the application. You must
re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS
account or your application will be incomplete.
It is your responsibility to verify that your application package
(resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire)
is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded
documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
Additional information on how to complete the online application
process and submit your online application may be found on the USA
Staffing Applicant Resource Center . To verify the status of your
application, log into your USAJOBS account
https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications
will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will
appear along with the date your application was last updated. For
information on what each Application Status means, visit:
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email
message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application
package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications,
and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be
ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no
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