Civil Engineer
Department Of Agriculture 498 reviews - Bedford, IN

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A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 13-09510001-0644G-JB.

Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement.

Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

The duty station may be located at the Regional Office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin or at any of the Eastern Region's Supervisor Offices as follows: Cass Lake, MN; Duluth, MN; Ironwood, MI; Gladstone, MI; Cadillac, MI; Rhinelander, WI; Wilmington, IL; Harrisburg, IL; Rolla, MO; Bedford, IN; Nelsonville, OH; Elkins, WV; Warren, PA; Rutland, VT; or Campton, NH.

Final determination of duty station will be made by the selecting official at the time of job offer. Pay rates vary depending on location. See the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov for additional information.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Jim Duckett at jduckett@fs.fed.us or 814-728-6257.

This position requires the incumbent to be a registered professional engineer.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service

DUTIES: The incumbent serves as a licensed Civil Engineer with a technical expertise in the area of Structural Engineering and Hydraulic (stream) analysis.

The incumbent’s primary responsibility is to serve as the subject matter expert providing leadership in structural reviews, designs and training on culverts, bridges, buildings, towers, platforms, docks, retaining walls and other similar structures.

The focus of the position is to maintain up-to-date expertise in all facets of structural engineering from pre-design planning to operation and maintenance of various types of structures by providing timely input in the areas of technical assistance, plan preview, training, information transfer, operation and maintenance recommendations, safety inspections, stream hydraulic analysis, case-by-case project design, and A&E preparation and service contracts. Assists in developing the Annual Program of Work (POW) with program managers, supervisor and Forest representatives within area of specialty.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.

A professional engineering degree. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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.

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• A 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 professional 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 current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration.

OR

• A 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 professional 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 evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

OR

• A 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 professional 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 evidence of having successfully passed the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

OR

• A 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 professional 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 successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described above.

OR

• A 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 professional 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 successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

In addition to the basic requirements, the following additional education and/or experience are qualifying. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the specialized experience requirements. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-12: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Professional engineering experience is defined as nonroutine engineering work that required and was characterized by (1) professional knowledge of engineering; (2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. Examples of specialized experience are: performed conventional and complex designs including all phases of small and moderate bridges, retaining walls, major drainage structures, Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) structures, building structures or other related structures; provided design objectives and evaluated design objectives in accordance with the environmental analysis, identified economic and efficient procedures and performed in house design or oversees A& E design; determined data required for investigations and evaluated survey and hydraulic data for building structures, pavements and drainage structures; oversaw, prepared or supervised preparation of special project specifications, cost estimates and design package; served as Engineering or Contracting Officer Representative providing professional expertise, technical advice, recommendations and suitable alternatives on construction projects; and/or proficient in AutoCAD, Mathcad, and/or other structural programs and AASHTO and structural portions of International Building Code.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement.

REQUIREMENTS:
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.

Applicants must have, or be able to obtain within a reasonable time consistent with designated state(s)' testing/licensing procedures, registration as a Professional Engineer. Application must contain sufficient information to ascertain the possession of such registration or ability to obtain registration within a reasonable period of time.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: You will be evaluated based on the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans’ preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans’ preference within each category.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply Online" button to the right.

To view the application form, visit: https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=e81b548c-0cae-432c-bce3-a11900a62ecb

BENEFITS: The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

OTHER INFORMATION: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

This is a bargaining unit designated position.

This agency offers alternative and flexible work schedules.

Career Transition Assistance Plan(CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, provide proof of eligibility. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate to be considered. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

• BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

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