Bonneville Power Administration Printing Services Specialist in Portland, Oregon
Summary This position is located in the Mail and Media Services (NWPP) organization of Services (NWP), Workplace Services (NW), Chief Administrative Office (N), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The purpose of this position is toserve as a Printing Services Specialist providing expertise and operational support across multiple functions. Responsibilities As a Printing Services Specialist, you will: Serve as a Printing Services Specialist providing expertise and operational support across multiple functions. Determine the most efficient and cost effective means of printing and processes to be used for individual print requests. Proactively meet with clients to validate requirements. Make technical recommendations for purchase of new equipment. Identify potential problem areas in reports concerning printing production, printing equipment utilization, and printing costs. Operate all system interfaces and handle all source documents, e-files and finished products. Monitor inventory levels using established min-max thresholds and notifies order desk of low inventory status. Serve as the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for all print jobs outsourced by GPO. Requirements 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. Hiring incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate based on budget availability and in accordance with federal regulations. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 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. 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. A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. May be required to serve as Contracting Officers Representative for BPA grants and agreements; this duty includes additional training and certification. Must be able to lift items weighing 20-50 lbs. 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-09) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:Experience in at least four (4) of the following:• Determining specifications for the printing of manuscript, i.e., selection of typography, layout, composition, format, paper stock, and other printer's instructions.• Negotiating or administering contracts for procurement of manuscript and illustrations, printing, binding and allied services, or printing stocks (paper, inks, etc.).• Managing a printing plant that produces printing either for the government or private industry customers.• Performing production control work in a large printing plant.• Serving as a sales representative for a wide variety of printing equipment.• Analyzing the price and cost of preparation and production of printing.• Planning, estimating, and scheduling printing on a full‐time basis for a variety of publications.• Performing substantive administrative support or policy functions directly related to publishing and printing program management or operations. You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or a LL.M., if related; your education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. —OR— Combination of education and experience as described above. Less than one year of specialized experience may be combined with graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level (i.e., credit hours beyond the first two years of full-time study may be credited).One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours the graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. If the graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study is not available, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) is used.When crediting education that requires specific course work the number of hours of related courses required, as a proportion of the total education, is prorated. 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. Contracting and Procurement:Knowledge of various types of contracts, techniques, or requirements (for example, Federal Acquisitions Regulations) for contracting or procurement, and contract negotiation and administration. Customer Service:Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement. Manages and Organizes Information:Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains information; determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a variety of methods. Multimedia Technologies:Knowledge of the principles, methods, tools, and techniques to develop or apply technology using text, audio, graphics, or other media. Quality Management:Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools of quality assurance, quality control, and reliability used to ensure that a project, system, or product fulfills requirements and standards. Technical Documentation:Knowledge of procedures for developing technical and operational support documentation. "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/ICTAP 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 If substituting education for specialized experience you must submit proof of your qualifying education. Failure to provide college transcripts may result in a rating of 'Ineligible'. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. 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. If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section. 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/eeoReasonable Accommodation Policy:http://www.usajobs.gov/rapsVeterans Information:http://www.usajobs.gov/viTelework:www.telework.govSelective 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.