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Business Analyst

Bonneville Power Administration Portland, OR
  • Expired: 25 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Business Analyst
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##### Department of Energy

Bonneville Power Administration

Overview
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- ##### Open & closing dates

09/10/2019 to 09/19/2019

- ##### Service

Competitive

- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 14

- ##### Salary

$111,582 to $145,059 per year

- ##### Appointment type

Permanent

- ##### Work schedule

Full-Time

Location
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1 vacancy in the following location:

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Portland, OR 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties
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### Summary

The purpose of this position is to serve as an enterprise architect
reporting to the Manager, Enterprise Architecture, a professional
services group that provides enterprise architecture, process
architecture, and information management across BPA's enterprise
programs, systems, and processes.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

**As a Business Analyst, you will:**

- Provide overall direction, guidance and definition of Enterprise
Ecosystem architecture to effectively support the corporate
business strategy.
- Provide strategic consultation to clients and business leaders
across the enterprise.
- Work with business leadership and Agency executives to establish
a business capabilities strategy and roadmap.
- Serve as a recognized technical expert on program and projects
managed and related matters.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.

##### Supervisory status

No

##### Promotion Potential

14

- #### Job family (Series)

1101 General Business And Industry

- Requirements
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### Conditions of Employment

- You must be a United States Citizen.
- This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
- Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.

**OTHER REQUIREMENTS:**

- When you apply you will be asked a series of questions to
determine your eligibility for employment and your qualification
for this position specifically. You must answer all of these
questions completely and truthfully.
- Selectee will be required to complete the Office of Government
Ethics Standard of Confidential Financial Disclosure Report
(OFGE450e) within 30 days of employment and annually.
- Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. Some work may require
walking and standing in conjunction with travel and attendance
at meetings and conferences away from the work site. The
employee may carry light items such as papers, books, or small
parts or drive a motor vehicle. The work does not require any
special physical effort.
- Work Environment: The work area is adequately lighted, heated,
and ventilated. The work environment involves everyday risks or
discomforts that require normal safety precautions. Some
employees may occasionally be exposed to uncomfortable
conditions in such places as research and production facilities.

### Qualifications

**SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS**

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must
demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent
to the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the Federal service.

**Specialized Experience** for this position is defined as: **(1)
Interpreting and operationalizing business and technical strategy by
identifying core elements (e.g. goals, outcomes, principles, and
requirements) to inform program definition and planning; and (2)
creating a useful model based on core elements, and analyzing and
managing this model and its underlying framework and enabling tools;
and (3) providing guidance, advisory support, and assistance on
program and project management issues.**

*There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-14
level.*

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the
following knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies (KSACs). Do
not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must
describe in your application how your past work experience
demonstrates that you possess the KSACs identified below. Cite
specific examples of employment or experience contained in your
resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to
successfully perform the duties of this position.

1. **Enterprise Architecture** - Knowledge of principles, concepts,
and methods of enterprise architecture to align information
technology (IT) strategy, plans, and systems with the mission,
goals, structure, and processes of the organization.

2. **Accountability** - Holds self and others accountable for
measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work.
Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established
control systems and rules.

3. **Problem Solving** - Identifies problems; determines accuracy
and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate
and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

4. **Technical Competence** - Uses knowledge that is acquired
through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to
perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates
technical information related to the job; advises others on
technical issues.

5. **Partnering** - Develops networks and builds alliances;
collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships
and achieve common goals.

6. **Writing** - Recognizes or uses correct English grammar,
punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for
example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized
manner; produces written information, which may include
technical material, that is appropriate for the intended
audience.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of
qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done
through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and
AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic
and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical
competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable
training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including
volunteer experience.

**Time-in-Grade:** Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade
requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive
consideration.

**CTAP candidates:** To be considered "well qualified" you must meet
all of the requirements as described in this section.

**You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by
the closing date of this announcement.**

### Education

There are no specific education requirements or substitution of
education for experience for this position.

### Additional information

- **The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive
workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.**
- Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of
this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy
announcement.
- Some positions may require completion of a probationary period
of up to 1 (one) year.
- Many positions require successful completion of a background
investigation.
- All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws
regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about
this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must
Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved
exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the
Federal government.

EEO Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps
Veterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi
Telework: www.telework.gov
Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/


BPA strives to ensure a safe, positive, inclusive work environment,
supported by Leadership Behaviors. For more information on
Leadership Behaviors visit: www.bpa.gov/goto/LeadershipBehaviors

We also understand the importance of work/life balance and offer a
variety of programs and policies designed to create more flexible,
responsive work environments supportive of commitments to community,
home and family members. BPA also supports employees' overall
wellness through its Be Well program, which helps employees adopt
healthier lifestyles and feel better about their work/life balance.
The program supports five key areas of life: career, community,
financial, physical and social.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to
evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment
questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications
necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject
Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your
application and supporting documentation to determine if your
qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting
official.

We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion
positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure
you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to
Merit Promotion announcements we will verify your supporting
documentation prior to referral.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given
to incentive awards and performance appraisals. Current federal
employees must have at least a fully successful or equivalent
performance rating to receive consideration for this position.

If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as
CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is
defined as having a score of 85 or better.

*If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you
provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to
submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may
be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be
adjusted accordingly.*


**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Other

##### Drug test required

No

- Required Documents
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Please carefully review the following list to determine what
documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to
all applicants.
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read
more.

**ALL APPLICANTS:** **You must submit a resume supporting your
specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.**

- Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid);
you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
- For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start
and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list
the average number of hours per week that you worked.
- For paid work experience, please indicate your starting
grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you
earned (if different).
- Your resume should also include any education and training you
have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of
hours completed, and completion date).
- For more information about what to include in your resume,
please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.

*Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of
your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder
format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You
will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of
resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and
thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not
included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for
your experience.*

**Current and former Federal employees:** Most recent SF-50
(Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the
following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot
verify your status eligibility!

1. Full position title;
2. appointment type;
3. occupational series;
4. pay plan, grade, and step;
5. tenure code; and
6. service computation date (SCD).

**If specific educational requirements are indicated for this
vacancy:** Documentation verifying your educational claims which can
include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution,
course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the
Education section for more information.

**Veterans:** veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member \#4
Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note:
If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may
provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to
receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to
Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

**Persons with Disabilities:** Individuals with intellectual
disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric
disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring
authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed
medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation
specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or
U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be
required.

**Displaced Federal employees who qualify for** **CTAP:** If you are
a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a
Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please
submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your
agency. To be selected under CTAP, you must still be found
well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career
Transition for more information.

#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

- Benefits
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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. Learn more about federal
benefits.

Review our benefits

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.

- How to Apply
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To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete
application no later than 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing
date of this announcement. If you do not submit a complete
application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you
started) the online application system will not allow you to finish!
Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the
application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before
the deadline. Our online application system displays a countdown
timer at the top of the screen for your reference.

For your security, your session in our online application system
will "time-out" if you are inactive for a certain period of time. We
recommend that you preview the assessment questions before you apply
and prepare all of your information prior to beginning the
application. If you do get "timed-out" you will have to log back in
to USAJOBS and re-visit the vacancy announcement, you can then click
"Update Application" to finish where you left off.

**Steps to submit a complete application:**

1. Click the "Apply Online" button. If you are not already logged
in, you will need to do so.
2. You must have a complete resume associated with your USAJOBS
account. *Please note that some DOE offices do not accept
uploaded resumes and instead require that you submit
a USAJOBS-formatted resume using the Resume Builder.
*
3. You will be prompted to select a resume and any documentation
you have attached to your USAJOBS account before you are
transferred to the Department of Energy's online application
system. Please be aware that any document you select before
being transferred to our system will not automatically be
received. You must take steps to download your documents from
USAJOBS during the "Documents" step within our online
application system (see Step 6).
4. If you are a first-time applicant to the Department of Energy,
you'll be asked to register an account first. If you are a
returning applicant, you will skip this step and go straight to
the application portion.
5. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions,
carefully following all instructions provided.
6. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting
documentation. If you selected documents from USAJOBS prior to
being transferred to our application system (Step 3), you will
need to click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer
process. These documents ARE NOT automatically transferred! *It
is ultimately your responsibility to make sure all required
documents are either faxed, uploaded, or transferred from
USAJOBS successfully. If you are unsure that your documents went
through, please contact the HR Specialist listed on the
announcement BEFORE the vacancy closes.*
7. After reviewing your submission in the final step, you must
click "Submit Application" at the bottom of the page. If you
leave the application before clicking Submit, your application
will not be received.

*If your resume does not support the responses in your application
questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation
before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not
qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.***
**
**NEED HELP?**

- **If you experience any difficulties with the online application
process (anything after you have clicked the 'Apply Online'
button):** Contact USAJOBS below or contact the HR
Office listed on this announcement between normal business
hours. If you are receiving any kind of error message, please be
ready to provide a screenshot or at a minimum, the error message
text and number.
- **If you need help with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account
password/profile issues, or Resume Builder):** please visit the
USAJOBS Resource Center. Ask USAJOBS directly for support, by
using the "Contact Us" Button at the bottom of this page. We
regret that we are unable to support any issues with USAJOBS, as
this service is not maintained by the Department of Energy.
- **If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders
your ability to apply online please contact the HR Office listed
on this announcement during normal business hours to discuss
your situation.**

### Agency contact information

### Wilson Bowlby

##### Phone

503-230-3117

##### Fax

000-000-0000

##### Email

wjbowlby@bpa.gov

##### Address

Bonneville Power Administration
BPA
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, Oregon 97208-3621
United States

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be
updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if
you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified
through your USAJOBS registered e-mail address. If you have not
elected for e-mail updates, you can review your current application
status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS
profile contact information is current and correct each time you
apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as
quickly as possible.

In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail
notifications at each major step in the process, to include:
application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not
referred, selected or not selected.

- Fair & Transparent
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job
applicants

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545163100. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Bonneville Power Administration

Address

Portland, OR
USA