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Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Company name
U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration


Portland, OR, United States

Employment Type

100k, Clevel, Executive, Government

Posted on
May 12, 2020

Valid Through
Aug 25, 2020

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This position is located in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).  The duty location may be located in Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA.
The purpose of this position is to serve as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer (CAO), sharing with the Chief Operating Officer full authority and responsibility for providing direction and leadership in the planning, development, and administration of programs, systems, and work processes.,educationRequirements:There are no specific education requirements or substitution of education for experience for this position.,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Bonneville Power Administration,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Portland,addressRegion:OR }},{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Vancouver,addressRegion:WA }}],responsibilities:As the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, you will:

Participate jointly with the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, and Chief Administrative Officer in broad policy-forming conferences at the national level with officials of the Department of Energy and other Departments.
Oversee and provide direction and guidance to the subordinate Vice Presidents for program execution and administration within policies established by the Administrator.
Provide executive leadership and collaborate with other Front Office Executives, Senior Vice Presidents and Executive Vice Presidents to ensure consistent implementation of overall goals and strategies within the broad direction established by the Administrator.
Model BPA’s leadership behaviors throughout the organization.
Assure that decisions and instructions of the Administrator are carried out as intended and translated into appropriate follow-up actions.
Identify and initiate corrective action to resolve actual or potential problems in program execution, administration, and general management.
,qualifications:SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSA qualified candidate's resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14 ) in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience leading, overseeing, and administering management policy and developing, planning, administering and implementing programs, systems, and/or work processes necessary to achieve strategic business goals and objectives.
There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-15 level. (If education can be substituted for experience, remove this and include appropriate substitution of education language)
Your 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 resume how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSACs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position.

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.
Administration and Management - Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.
Decision Making - Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
Financial Management - Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities.
Influencing and Negotiating - Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
Leadership - Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
Managing Human Resources - Plans, distributes, and monitors work assignments; evaluates work performance and provides feedback to others on their performance.
Oral Communication - Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.
Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
Strategic Thinking - Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.

\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.

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U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration
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