Bonneville Power Administration
Portland, Oregon, United States
21 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
$111,234.00 - $153,442.00
Architecture / Design
Min Experience
5-7 Years
Min Education
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Project Architect


Interdisciplinary Sup. Community Planner/General Engineer/Architect,

This position is located with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), within the Facilities Planning and Projects (NWM) organization of Workplace Services.

Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application.

How to Apply - External Application Link(s): 

          24-BPA- 39577-1366926-DE:  

24-BPA- 39577-1366925-MP:

Open & Close date:     Open: 03/27/2024    Close: 04/06/2024

LOCATION(s)             Portland, OR

SALARY:                     $111,234 - $153,442 per year


As Interdisciplinary Supervisory Community Planner/General Engineer/Architect, you will:

This position serves as the supervisory facilities asset management specialist and technical specialist, responsible for the strategic planning, direction, governance, and oversight of the Facilities Planning and Projects program in support of BPA's asset management program.

Create and maintain a cost-consciousness, market-driven, and results-oriented atmosphere that is characterized by innovation, customer focus, continuous improvement, and competitive orientation.

Determine facilities asset management program scope, requirements, and deliverables.

Direct a comprehensive Facilities strategic asset management plan that supports BPA's strategic objectives and identifies requirements for implementation.

Ensure the facilities planning and asset management aspects of projects meet all legal and regulatory requirements and will sustain facilities infrastructure in support of BPA's asset management program.

Deliver analyses and evaluations of the ramifications, advisability, and impact of projects such as modification of facilities or systems to meet new and more demanding performance requirements.

Provide technical direction to BPA staff, other supervisors, and executives on facilities planning and asset management aspects of the program and projects managed.

REQUIREMTNS:  Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • This position does not support remote work. You will be required to report physically to the official reporting worksite as specified by the supervisor, but no less than 3 days per pay period.
  • This position requires a valid driver's license as a condition of employment.
  • First time supervisors will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.
  • This position has been designated as requiring a PUBLIC TRUST background.
  • 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.
  • Must live within 60 minutes of duty station in order to make field visits.
  • Required to possess and maintain a valid driver's license for field visits.
  • After employment, this position may be subject to periodic physical examinations, as prescribed by competent medical authority and at BPA expense, if exposed to health hazards.



Community Planning 0020

1.      Degree: community planning; or related field such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration that included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance.

Note: Applicants with degrees in related fields, such as those listed above, who do not have the 12 semester hours of specified course work must have had at least 1 year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner.


2.      Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in one of the above disciplines, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the above disciplines of which at least 12 semester hours were in the planning process, and socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

General Engineer 0801

A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. ORB. Combination of education and experience: college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 

 (See Qualification Section for the rest of these competences)

Architecture 0808

1.      Degree: architecture; or related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control system,


2.      Combination of education and experience: Related Curriculum: Degree in architectural engineering may be accepted as satisfying in full the basic requirements, provided the completed course work in architectural engineering provided knowledge, skills, and abilities substantially equivalent to those provided in the courses specified in paragraph A.

Experience: An applicant lacking a degree in architecture must have had l year of experience in an architect's office or in architectural work for each year short of graduation from a program of study in architecture. In the absence of college courses, 5 years of such experience is required. This experience must have demonstrated that the applicant has acquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSA qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level [GS-12] in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position is defined as: 1) Providing oversight of projects in support of an asset management program; (2) developing work processes that are necessary to perform the support activities required for an organization's mission; (3) determining and allocating resources, including staff and funds to ensure efficient utilization in support of goals, objectives, and functional responsibilities.


This vacancy has a positive education requirement. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Department of Education Accreditation Search to verify school accreditation.

Failure to provide copies of your college transcripts may result in a rating of "Ineligible".


To apply for this position, you MUST provide a complete application package.

 (See Required Documents section on application).

Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application.

To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the announcement closing date to receive consideration.

Job ID: 72914656

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) was established in 1937 as a federal agency responsible for managing and transmitting hydroelectric power generated by the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. With decades of experience, BPA plays a crucial role in the Pacific Northwest's energy landscape. Specializing in the transmission and marketing of electricity, BPA collaborates with line workers to maintain and upgrade the extensive power grid, ensuring reliable and efficient energy delivery to utility customers. As a key pl...

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