Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
This position is located in the Construction Division, Humphreys
Area Office (HAO), USAG-Humphreys, Pyongtaek, Korea. The construction program
is a huge effort, and HAO is essentially taking part in the construction of an
entire city. This construction includes extensive land development and fully
developing new and upgraded utilities and infrastructure systems. The
construction is defined by multiple international agreements and partnerships
which are unique to Korea, and has high level interest and active involvement
from several commands.
Korea is a safe, modern country with beautiful mountains, coast
line, and access to vacation spots around Asia. USAG-Humphreys is an hour and a
half south of Seoul, 40 minutes south of Osan Air Base, and 15 minutes from the
city of Pyongtaek. Humphreys is not far from night life, restaurants and
shopping. The Humphreys Exchange and Commissary, Food Court and Restaurants
offer typical American amenities. HAO employees generally chose to live in town
right outside the gate, in the city of Pyongtaek or in the area surrounding
Osan Air Base. School age dependents attend the DODDS Elementary or High School
located at Camp Humphreys.
NOTE: IF YOU APPLIED UNDER VACANCY ANNOUNCMENT FEFK148767341062426D YOU WILL NEED TO REAPPLY FOR THE POSITION TO BE CONSIDERED.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
- Occasional Travel
- Requires TDY up to 15%
- PCS costs are authorized subject to provisions of JTR
- Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26JUL12 DODI 1400.25 V1230:
- Visit http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/140025v1230.pdf
- PCS costs are authorized subject to provisions of Joint Travel Regulation.
- The initial length of this overseas tour is 36 months.
- Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 15 percent.
DUTIES: Back to top
At the full performance level (GS-12), y ou will assist the Branch Chief as approval authority for all
contractor submittals and related documents and furnishes technical advice and
guidance to Construction Division Resident Engineers, Project Engineers and
other organizational elements of the District regarding all phases of civil
engineering. Identify and resolve problems relating to the design and
construction of a variety of buildings and facilities such as airfield
complexes to include approach facilities, runways, taxi-ways and aircraft
parking areas, water supply, treatment, storage and distribution systems, roads
and railroad facilities including bridges and culverts, erosion and stream
channel stabilization facilities including retaining walls, and the civil
portion of projects involving troop housing, mess halls, headquarters buildings
and storage facilities. Evaluate design drawings, design analysis and
specifications prior to contract award to assure design is adequate and sound
as well as consistent with criteria established by higher authority and using
agency. Make changes necessary for the improvement of specifications, drawings,
and field acceptance tests relating to the structural aspects of construction
projects. You will viisit construction sites to evaluate all phases of construction to
ensure technical adequacy of functional requirements, quality of materials, and
proper construction methods.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: experience
duties concerned with the design, construction and installation of a variety of
diverse projects such as airfield complexes, utility supply and distribution
systems, harbors, hydraulic structures and systems, and troop facilities;
reviews and evaluates design drawings, design analysis, and specifications.
Ability to conduct research to keep informed of the latest developments,
trends, and improvements in methods and techniques for all phases of
Specialized experience must provide the candidate with the knowledge,
skills, and abilities to do the work and be related to the position to be
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work
performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency
(knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Skill to perform Civil Engineering
Knowledge of Office Engineering
Skill to conduct Field Engineering
BASIC REQUIREMENT: Applicants mu s t met the basic requirement for the series listed below.
Civil Engineer, GS-0810 - Basic Requirements: to qualify,
applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements and provide
supporting documentation for verification:
Successful completion of a four year course of study leading to
a Bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering with at least one
curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
(ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum. (NOTE: You must submit a copy
of your transcript along with your application for verification).
Successful completion of a four year course of study leading to
a Bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering that included
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. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of
your transcript along with your application for verification).
Possession of a current registration as a professional engineer
by any State, the district of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. (NOTE: You must
submit a copy of your current registration along with your application for
Successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination,
and in addition, have a combination of education in the field or general
engineering and professional engineering experience which totals at least four
years. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of your EIT Examination and your transcripts
along with your application for verification).
Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses
in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences. This course work
included differential and integral calculus, as well as courses in at least
five of the seven areas listed in the second bullet above. In addition, have
professional engineering experience when combined with my education totals al
least four years. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts along with
your application for verification).
Successful completion of a Bachelor's or higher degree in
engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science,
mathematics, hydrology, geology, or another scientific field directly related
to engineering. In addition, have at least one year of professional engineering
experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
(NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts along with your application
NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited
towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education
requirement). Applicants can verify accredidation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education
claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
NOTE: Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in
order to be considered for the position. You must include this information with
your application package. Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
Requirements: Click here
for expanded definitions.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959
must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
You will be required to provide proof of U.S.
One year trial/probationary period may be
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
This position is under Career Program18.
Personnel security investigation may be
You may claim Military Spouse Preference.
Applicants claiming veteran's preference must
clearly show an entitlement to such preference through supporting documents
submitted along with the application package.
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid
experience or volunteer work.
Further certification from this announcement
may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .
BENEFITS: Back to top
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.
- Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
- If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
- You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
- Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19 at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/131519p.pdf .
- U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement.
- Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.
- On this overseas accompanied tour, medical and DoDDS special education services may not be available in the immediate location of this position.
- In the overseas areas, access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location.
- Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage.
- Pay retention may be offered to successful applicants for positions at overseas locations. For this provision to apply to employees already overseas, the selected individual would have to require a permanent change of station move and would have to be selected as a result of a recruitment effort that had been extended outside of the overseas command involved.
- The Initial length of this overseas tour is 36 months.
- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs
may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations
and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government interest.
- Selectees recruited from the United States will receive certain foreign area benefits, such as Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, home leave, etc. Selectees from outside the United States will have their eligibility for foreign area benefits determined at the time of hire.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
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