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Bonneville Power Administration

Lead Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-13

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Portland, Oregon
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US Citizens
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Permanent - No time limit
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Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement:

  • BPA has been powering people and careers for 75 years. We provide clean, emissions-free electricity to the Pacific Northwest and maintain a high voltage transmission system to deliver that electricity. We are a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship, promoting energy efficiency, renewable wind and hydropower, the smart grid, fish and wildlife protection and initiatives to address climate change. We are a visionary and innovative agency that values diversity and creativity and encourages continuous learning. We are located throughout the Pacific Northwest with opportunities in cities, smaller communities and in the field.

    BPA is a not-for-profit federal electric utility. Our high-voltage transmission grid comprises more than 15,000 miles of lines and associated substations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. BPA markets more than a third of the electricity consumed in the Pacific Northwest. The power is produced at 31 federal dams operated by the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation and one nuclear plant in the Northwest and is sold to more than 140 Northwest utilities. BPA purchases power from seven wind projects and has more than 4,700 megawatts of wind interconnected to its transmission system.


  • Applicants are responsible for reviewing the OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS section of the vacancy announcement. This section can be viewed by navigating to the "Public Notice Vacancy Announcement" link after you have logged in to the system.


    This position is located in the Talent Acquisition group (NHQ).

    All United States citizens are eligible to apply. Candidates will be considered under a variety of appointing authorities including Delegated Examining, Merit Promotion, VRA, and VEOA (if applicable).


  • The Talent Acquisition organization provides classification and recruitment programs that are in alignment with the Agency's talent management strategy to ensure the right people are in the right place at the right time. Compensation strategies are developed and effectively deployed in order to recruit and retain highly qualified diverse employees to the Agency. Organizations are designed, structured, and staffed to most effectively support Agency outcomes. Classification and staffing programs are in compliance with appropriate Federal regulations and in alignment with merit system principles. Policies and processes are taught to matrixed team members and consistently monitored and audited within Business Teams; and supports collaboration across Business Teams.

    We're looking for a dynamic leader with top-notch program management skills, a collaborative approach to building cross-functional teams, and a passion for creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. You will play a key role on the Talent Acquisition team to build, manage, and enhance our programs related to diversity, students, special emphasis, and veterans. You will have the opportunity to make a significant impact within the organization to ensure BPA is meeting it's goals of building a talented and diverse workforce. This is an exciting opportunity to put your strong consultative, strategic, and analytical skills to work in making a difference at BPA.

    Duties include:

    - Developing and implementing agency-wide Diversity, Student, and Special Emphasis Programs to ensure that BPA's workforce composition meets business needs and established representation goals and guidelines.

    - Analyzing current and projected business requirements, conducting skill gap analysis, and providing advisory services to develop and implement recruitment outreach and strategies, training plans, and other program guidelines to address the organization's needs.
  • - Collaborating with Training team to recommend training and development options to managers and supervisors and to develop and deliver cultural/sensitivity awareness trainings.
  • - Leading a cross-functional matrix teams of 20+ subject-matter experts representing organizations across Bonneville to assist with the design and execution of diversity program and recruiting activities with an additional dimension focused on building a network of community partners throughout the region.
  • - Leading, developing and coordinating team initiatives, organizing and distributing work assignments, explaining team goals and objectives, and ensuring that the organization's strategic plan, vision, and values are communicated and integrated into work plans, products, and services.

Contact Information:

Human Resources NHQ-1
(503) 230-3230 or (877) 975-4272

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