Civil Engineer
Department of Defense - Kirtland AFB, NM

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Department of Defense

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) makes the world safer by reducing the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. In the 21st century few tasks are as challenging or demanding. Join this professional team and make a difference. This position is located in the Test Coordination Section/Test Science and Technology Branch in Kirtland AFB, NM. KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a U.S. citizen.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs ARE NOT authorized. DUTIES:

As a Civil Engineer, you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Responsible for designing, formulating, documenting, and executing select portions of complex test programs.
  • Participates in defining research issues, conducting feasibility studies, coordinating geo-technical studies, designing and coordinating technical implementation/fielding of tests to meet technical requirements.
  • Performs work in gage ranging, data analysis, test results evaluation, and results documentation.
  • Monitors or performs test data analysis and evaluation efforts of portions of larger, more complex efforts including the reduction, interpretation, and reporting of test results. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To qualify for this position at the GS-07 level you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level. Specialized Experience is defined as experience designing, formulating, documenting, and executing select portions of complex test programs.

OR you may substitute education for experience as follows: Have completed 1 full year of graduate level education; OR ,

You have completed a 4 year degree with superior academic achievement such as being a member of a National Honor Society, top 10% of your class, or graduated above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may be substituted for experience; OR ,
A combination of education and experience.

The Civil Engineering series (810) required a minimum education level as follows :

You must possess a degree in professional engineering; OR,

Have 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.

Transcripts must be provided . Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. This education must be from an accredited college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

OVERTIME: Sometimes

TRAVEL: Standard

(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Non-Critical-Sensitive (Secret Security Clearance)

FLSA: Non Exempt

BUS Code: 7777


Other Notes: Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

This is an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Workforce position in the Science and technology Manager career field. the employee will be required to become certified, Level II in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a Position requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Engineering knowledge in structural mechanics, engineering mechanics, civil engineering and materials modeling and characterization.
2. Ability to work using multiple sources and formats.
3. Skill in learning and using new technology.
4. Skill participating and coordinating engineering support, tests, and analysis. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

For Competitive Applicants / All US Citizens -We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.

Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.

Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: OTHER INFORMATION:

In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.

Special Employment Consideration: Person with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the armed forces, and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for non-competitive appointment. For further information see: Special Hiring Authorities . If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these non-competitive appointments, please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions for applying.

Veterans’ Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit documentation described in “Required Documents.”

If you need additional assistance please contact:
Fax: (478) 757-3144
TDD: 800-750-0750

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