Civil Engineer
Department of the Air Force - Kingsley, OR

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Civil Engineer
173rd Fighter Wing, Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon

Appointment Type: Excepted Service Permanent
PD #: D1551

GS - 0810 - 09 / 11 / 12
Salary Range: $54,028.00 - $89,450.00

*Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*

*Candidates must have a valid state driver's license*

*PCS is not Authorized*

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED: Individuals in the 3rd Area of Consideration must meet all military requirements of achieving 20 years of service prior to age 60. This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Oregon National Guard as a condition of employment. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

1st Area: Current permanent full time support personnel of the Oregon Air National Guard.
2nd Area: Current members of the Oregon Air National Guard.
3rd Area: Individuals eligible to become members of the Oregon Air National Guard. Application materials must be received in our office by Friday, April 19, 2013. Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the qualification requirements, and How To Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying.
  • Military Requirement: Officer Only
  • AFSC: 32EX

This is an interdisciplinary architect or engineer position. The nature of the work is common to the architecture or several engineering disciplines. The duties assigned to this position can be classified in either of the following architecture or engineering occupational series: General Engineering, GS-801 (this includes Architectural and Construction Engineering); Architecture, GS-808; Civil Engineering, GS-810; Environmental Engineering, GS-819; Mechanical Engineering, GS-830; Electrical Engineering, GS-850. The position may be filled with an incumbent qualified in any of the above occupational series. The position will be classified to the occupational series of the incumbent selected at the time that the position is filled.

This position is located in the ANG Base Engineering Division. May assume the duties of the Base Architect/ Engineer in his/her absence. Provides supervisory and technical assistance to the Base Architect/Engineer in overseeing and managing the engineering flight. Provides technical support to all assigned sections. Provides guidance to these sections on standard and code requirements. Develops engineered solutions to technical problems, which are incapable of being resolved by subordinates. Typical problems require the need to perform extensive mathematical and technical calculations in engineering to include civil, mechanical, electrical, or general engineering as well as architecture. This position requires military membership. It is designated for National Guard officer incumbency only. The incumbent provides subordinate guidance and team leadership to Non-Dual Status and Dual Status employees. Incumbent performs planning development necessary to accomplish architecture and engineering functions for programs essential to state Air National Guard daily operations, training, and readiness missions. Fosters an environment conducive to teaming among service providers and customers to meet state Air National Guard requirements.

1. Responsible for the acquisition, construction, maintenance, repair, and operating of real property facilities, and provides related management, engineering, and other support work. Specifically, this includes (a) acquisition, accountability, and disposal of real estate; (b) planning and programming of total requirements for the maintenance, repair, and construction of facilities including financial management of facility programs. (c) provision of basic utility services; (d) maintenance and repair of structures and associated equipment; (e) furnishing snow removal, pest control, fire prevention, and engineering services activities.

2. Exercises authority in planning, directing, controlling and coordinating architectural or engineering activities. Directs total operations through subordinate civilian supervisory and non-supervisory personnel. Plans, schedules and assigns work; establishes and monitors internal controls; and ensures uniform application of regulations, policies, directives, and professional engineering practices. Considers a variety of elements in determining funds available, contour of land, soil condition, weather and its effect upon building material, new engineering concepts, USAF Guides, etc.

3. Utilizes program and planning documents in determining real property facility requirements for programmed units and activities within the installation. Accomplishes long and short range planning for replacement of facilities or equipment including contingency operations for potential war or domestic emergency conditions. Oversees development and time phasing of operations and maintenance of real property facility and construction programs to ensure assimilation into the overall installation program. Responsible for implementation of the “total programming” concept for maintenance, repair, and construction of facilities. Advises on and reprograms activities to meet changes in mission and/or objectives requiring Commanders decision on phasing of specific activities and/or coordination with other activities.

4. Represents the Base Architect/Engineer at meetings and conferences with HQ ANG and intermediate command staff, Commanders and staff representatives of tenant organizations, Division and District Engineer representatives of the Corps of Engineers and Naval Facilities Engineering Command, metropolitan airports commission staff; FAA, Veterans Administration, highway department representatives; Federal, states, and city Environmental Protection Agency representatives. Coordinates on plans, exchanges information, recommends policy or procedures and keeps apprised of new architecture and engineering developments. Makes decisions in line with prior ANG Base policy and planning, such as priority of new construction, acceptance of completed work, facility disposal, real estate acquisition, utilization, or disposal actions.

5. Determines operational trends and forecasts requirements. Determines and coordinates acquisition and use of money, manpower, equipment and material. Plans required organizational structures to establish the essential functional elements necessary to carry out architectural/engineering responsibilities most effectively and economically. Delegates authority, ensures coordination, and develops new managerial methods and techniques to increase program effectiveness and decrease costs. Coordinates with ANG Civil Engineer Directorate and Engineering Divisions, selected civilian engineer and/or the Navy Facilities Engineering/Corps of Engineers (COE) offices on higher echelon-approved projects under the Military Construction Program and Real Property Maintenance Programs and requirements pertinent thereto.

6. Provides technical instructions and information on architectural, engineering and other technical requirements and assigns phases of projects to subordinate architects, engineers, engineering technicians, and draftsmen. Reviews work accomplishment during progress and, upon completion directs changes to achieve technically accurate and adequate layout and design computations, specifications, and estimates. Directs and reviews establishment and maintenance of record drawings, related files, compilation of data for annual budgets and revisions thereto and project capitalization.

7. Establishes technical engineering and architectural processes, criteria, and functions.Prepares or directs the preparation of engineering and architectural drawings, specifications and independent cost estimates for the construction, modification and maintenance of a wide variety of military buildings, structures, pavements, grounds, and utilities systems. Reviews architectural drawings, sketches, and specifications for technical adequacy, constructability, maintainability, operability, and interpretation in terms of requirements for manpower, supplies, and equipment. Participates as technical consultant and government engineering/architectural representative in conferences with Architectural-Engineering firms to insure that completed designs meet Air Force requirements in terms of technical sufficiency and economical use of funds and materials. Indicates and takes follow-up action on such changes in plans and specifications as may be required in order to meet technical, functional and utilization requirements. Prepares for record and higher authority, studies, briefs, reports, summaries, etc., pertaining to the base engineering functions and responsibilities.

8. Develops and maintains effective engineering staff relationships with base and tenant organizations. In staff meetings and in daily activities, presents briefings on acquisitions, construction, operation, maintenance, and financial management concerning real property facilities. Identifies and discusses problems as well as corrective actions being taken, program status, including fiscal aspects of the engineering portion of the annual budget, and related matters of interest to the Commander and his staff.

- Performs other duties as assigned.

Civil Engineers are responsible for management, supervision or performance of (1) planning, designing, construction, and/or maintaining structures and facilities; (2) investigating, measuring, surveying and mapping the earth’s physical features; and (3) research and development activities pertaining to the above.

Education Requirements:
(If the position requires a degree, supporting documents must be submitted with application package.)

A. Degree: professional engineering. 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.


B. 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 one of the following:

1. Professional registration -- 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. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or 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. Applicants who have passed the 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) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A. Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.

3. Specified academic courses -- 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 in paragraph A.

4. Related curriculum -- 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. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise, or unless he/she qualifies under the provisions of B.2 related to the EIT examination or BET degree.

Specialized Experience:

Within their resume applicants must explain how they have gained the Specialized Experience required for this position. Applicants at the GS-09 level must have a minimum of 24 months experience in civil engineering. Experience that demonstrates responsibility for management, supervision or performance of (1) planning, designing, construction, and/or maintaining structures and facilities; (2) investigating, measuring, surveying and mapping the earth’s physical features; and (3) research and development activities pertaining to the above.

Those applying at the GS-11 level must have at least 1 year of experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

Those applying at the GS-12 level must have at least 1 year of experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: (Proof of education must be submitted with application package)


Competence, Confidence, Courage, Commitment (CCCC)


Oregon National Guard will provide the citizens of the State of Oregon and the United States with the ready force of citizen soldiers and airman, equipped and trained to respond to any contingency natural or manmade.

Unit of military assignment is any supporting unit of 173 FW. Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position with the Oregon National Guard will cause termination from any Guard Recruitment Bonus or Guard paid student loan. A law enforcement background check may be required prior to appointment to this position. By submitting a resume or application for this position, you authorize this agency to accomplish the check. This is a dual-status position and membership in the Oregon National Guard is required. By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes all of the following parts:

  • Your resume
  • Explanation of Specialized Experience
  • Other documents specified in the Required Documents section, if any are listed.
  • The complete Application Package must be received in our office no later than 1630 hrs (4:30 pm PST) on Friday, April 19, 2013.

    We are not currently accepting on-line applications. Please use the following information to submit your application.
      By Mail:
    • Oregon Military Department
    • JFHQ-HRO/Staffing
    • PO Box 14350
    • Salem, OR 97309
      Hand deliver to:
    • Oregon Military Department
    • 1776 Militia Way SE Room 150
    • Salem, Oregon.
    *E-mailing is reserved for certain circumstances such as deployment, military schooling and extended TDY’s. Prior approval is required before an application is submitted via email.
      Important information regarding completion and Submission of your Application Package:
    • Applications must be typed or printed in legible dark ink. Please sign and date each application.
    • Be sure to include the announcement number and position title on your application.
    • You may staple your application. Do not bind, tab, or use document protectors.
    • Submit only single sided copies of all application documents.
    • Applications submitted using government resources will not be accepted.
    • When mailing your application it is recommended that you obtain a delivery confirmation receipt showing the date your application was mailed. Please allow several business days for mail delivery prior to Friday, April 19, 2013.

      Failure to provide complete information, may result in an applicant not receiving consideration for this position.
    • Current Resume
    • Explanation of Specialized Experience
    • Transcript (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit a transcript)
    • Job related certificates and licenses (Optional) - current only

    Phone: (503)584-3841
    Agency Information:
    Oregon National Guard
    PO Box 14350
    ATTN Staffing
    Salem, OR

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