Civil Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 441 reviews - Korea, VA

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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.


Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

  • Occasional Travel
  • Requires TDY up to 15%

  • Yes
  • PCS costs are authorized subject to provisions of JTR

  • Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26JUL12 DODI 1400.25 V1230:
  • Visit
  • 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 construction.

Specialized experience must provide the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work and be related to the position to be filled.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

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 verification).
· 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 for verification).
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: . 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.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
· Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
· You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
· One year trial/probationary period may be required.
· Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
· This position is under Career Program18.
· Personnel security investigation may be required.
· 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 .
  • 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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Much of the nation's infrastructure was built on the proverbial back of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). In the 19th and 20th...