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Bonneville Power Administration

Information Technology Specialist, GS-2210-12/13

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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:

  • The Bonneville Power Administration has been powering people and careers for nearly 75 years. We are a non-profit federal agency that provides clean, emissions-free hydroelectricity to the Pacific Northwest and maintains 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. You can learn more about BPA at


  • This position is located in the Business Systems Operations organization (NJSO), in the Software Development and Operations organization (NJS).

    About Business Systems Operations

    Business Systems Operations provides fully integrated support for the agency's Business Systems by providing multi-disciplined staff to support the business and task systems from the data and hardware level to basic application support. Their responsibilities include:

    a. Infrastructure - Administer, maintain and operate all servers, data storage technologies, and related support services including security, monitoring, and capacity planning within the agency networks supporting Bonneville's business and task systems. Maintain system configurations in compliance with the Bonneville Information Technology Architecture (BITA) standards and with other Information Technology policies and guidelines.

    b. Data - Database administration and data integration including capacity planning; backup and recovery; database design, data integrity; data security; and monitoring of the agency's business database portfolio.

    c. Monitoring - Design, develop, operate and maintain end to end system monitoring within the agency networks supporting Bonneville's business and task systems. Provide initial service interruption assessment and triage to system problems; on-call dispatch and escalation; service restoration coordination; and client communications.

    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.


    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).


  • Installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains hardware and software to ensure the availability and functionality of the systems. Recovers data in the event of hardware or software failure. Ensures the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of systems administration services. Resolves hardware/software interface and interoperability problems.
  • Researches and/or analyzes information technology (IT) problems, issues, and project or program requirements relative to integrating products and services with agency mission area requirements. Provides expert analysis on complex project or program-related information technology issues or problems where new analytical techniques must be developed to evaluate findings, such as resolving critical issues affecting configuration changes to BPA's information technology infrastructure.

    Based on operations and changing project requirements, identifies pertinent issues. Collects relevant information from many varied sources, some of which are difficult to identify or access, and makes authoritative recommendations for project and/or program updates to prevent future problems of a similar nature.

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Human Resources NHQ-1
503-230-3230 or 877-975-4275
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