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About the Position:
This position is located at Dworshak Dam and Reservoir, Ahsahka, ID, a multi-purpose hydropower project, with missions that include operation and maintenance of the facility for flood control, hydroelectric power generation, recreation and natural resources management. Dworshak Project has approximately 50 employees.
Dworshak Dam and Reservoir, found in North Central Idaho along the North Fork of the Clearwater River, is located in scenic forested and mountainous country. Orofino, ID is located seven miles from the dam and has a population of approximately 4,000 and is at an elevation of 1,025 feet. With an average temperature of 29 degrees in January and 73 degrees in July, Orofino is known for it mild weather and long growing season. Additional information about Orofino and the area may be found at: http://www.orofino.com/
This is a developmental position and may be hired at the GS-7, GS-9, GS-11 or GS-12 Level. The incumbent may be promoted to the target grade of GS-12 without further competition when all qualifications and regulatory requirements are met. Promotion to the GS-12 level is dependant on work at that level being available and demonstratable previous job performance which qualifies them at the GS-12 level. Promotion to the GS-12 level is not guaranteed after a year in grade at the GS-11 level.
Applicants hired on at the GS-7 or GS-9 levels will be enrolled in the CP-18 Internship program which is run by engineers at the district office in Walla Walla, WA. Enrollment in this program requires all engineers below the GS-11 level to participate in 25-30 weeks of 'rotations' away from Dworshak Project before they are promoted to the GS-11 level. The program is designed to make sure that engineers early in their careers are exposed to the way that the Corps of Engineers does business and to establish personal relationships in other engineering sections. All travel expenses incurred as part of these rotations are reimbursed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
Permanent Change of Station WILL be Authorized IAW the Joint Travel Reg.
Defense National Relocation Program Will Not be Authorized.
At the GS-12 level, the incumbent will serve as the senior Electrical Maintenance/Reliability Engineer for the Project responsible for a variety of functions in support of the large hydropower plant, spillway, recreation and other features and equipment of a multi-purpose project. Primary role is to provide and/or improve asset/capacity reliability through technical support of the maintenance function and thereby optimization of the preventive and predictive maintenance (PM/PdM) process. Utilizes technical expertise in electrical engineering, and in-depth understanding of other related engineering fields (mechanical, structural, hydraulic, etc.), and the interrelationships of the functions concerning the Project's systems. Uses extensive knowledge of on-site facilities to troubleshoot complex problems and issues. Lead responsibility in providing electrical engineering expertise on the maintenance and repair of electrical/electronics equipment for the Project. As such provides instructional guidance and training to other Project electrical engineers, engineering technicians, systems control and electronic craftsman, electricians and others in procedures and techniques used in electrical/electronic systems maintenance at the Project consistent with US Army Corps of Engineers policies.
If hired at the GS-7, 9, or 11 levels, the incumbent will serve in a training capacity with closer supervision and more detailed instructions, working more independently at each level.
Specialized experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level . Specialized experience is defined as:
Specialized Experience for GS-7
In addition to meeting basic education requirements, the applicant must have one or more years of specialized experience comparable to the GS-05 Level of the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as: experience applying engineering knowledge and abilities to perform engineering analyses and tests. This experience must have required knowledge of the fundamental theories, principles, concepts and methodologies of electrical engineering.
Specialized Experience for GS-09
To qualify for this position at GS-9 grade/level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-7). Specialized experience is defined as: experience applying professional engineering knowledge and abilities to perform engineering analyses and tests and experience providing technical engineering advice and guidance.
Specialized Experience for GS-11
To qualify for this position at GS-11 grade/level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-9). Specialized experience is defined as: experience applying engineering theories, concepts, principles, and design fundamentals to perform studies and analysis related to power generating plants, and experience providing technical oversight and direction.
Specialized Experience for GS-12
To qualify for this position at GS-12 grade/level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-11). Specialized experience is defined as: experience applying engineering theories, concepts, principles, and design fundamentals to develop, implement and evaluate new operational models incorporating new assumptions and formulations to depict hydroelectric facilities and power generating plants.
To qualify, applicants must meet at least one of the following Basic Entry Requirements and provide supporting documentation.
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. -OR- Combination of education and experience in Mechanical engineering - 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. 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. 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.)
Substituting Education for Specialized Experience:
For GS-7 - You must possess one year of graduate level education from an accredited college or university; or have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree in a field related to the position being filled from an accredited college or university with Superior Academic Achievement based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification purposes.)
For GS-9 - You must have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. This education is directly related to the position.(NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification purposes.)
For GS-11 - You must have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. This education is directly related to the position.(NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification purposes.)
Combining Education and Experience:
For GS-7 - You have the specialized experience as described, but less than one year; and the graduate level education but less than one year . You must compute the percentage of the requirements that you meet, and the total must equal at least 100% (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification purposes.)
For GS-9 - You have the specialized experience as described, but less than one year; and you have more than one year of graduate level education but less than two years. You must compute the percentage of the requirements that you meet, and the total must equal at least 100% (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification purposes.)
For GS-11 - You have the specialized experience as described, but less than one year; and you have more than two years of graduate level education but less than three years. You must compute the percentage of the requirements that you meet, and the total must equal at least 100% (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification purposes.)
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S.Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Official or unofficial college or university transcript may be used for the application process. Official transcripts will be required at time of selection.
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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.
Personal Security Investigation required.
License/Certification: Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid State drivers liscense.
This is a Career Program Position (CP) # 18.
Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
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). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
Comprehensive health and life insurance
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
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