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Who May Apply:
United States Citizens
Interagency Career Transition Assitance Plan (ICTAP)
Business Travel Conditions 15% (TDY)
Moving expenses are authorized (PCS)
You will serve as a Geotechnical Project Engineer in the Southwestern Division Dam Safety Production Center with the responsibility for coordinating investigations, analyses, and design of earthen dams and levees, excavations, tunneling, de-watering, instrumentation, building foundations, hazardous/toxic waste projects, and other highly complex projects. Prepare design criteria and scopes of work for Architectural Engineer (A-E) contracts and reviews the contractor's work. Review and determine geotechnical considerations for suitable sites during initial site selection of civil, military, and hazardous/toxic waste projects. Initiate special field tests, such as test embankments or in-place permeability studies, review boring logs and classification of soil samples. Direct the compilation of exploration data for use on contract drawings and preparation of reports of field and laboratory investigations. Review, analyze, and interpret test data furnished by laboratory from field tests and logs of borings, together with data secured by reconnaissance of job area. Prepare design reports for preliminary investigations, survey reports, general design, and final design. Make stability analyses of embankment and foundation using mathematical computations, graphical methods, and computer programs. Determine the necessity for the methods of controlling seepage in, around, or beneath a structure, including size and details of drainage blankets, filter layers, cutoff trenches, and relief wells. Review draft of contract specifications for soils and foundation features of projects. Prepare written documentation of discrepancies and make recommendations for sufficiency, practicability, and compliance with design criteria and project features. Investigate foundation preparation, earthwork construction, paving, coffer dams, and drainage problems of major civil and military projects. Perform research, analyzes problems encountered and furnishes expert advice to field personnel. Plan layout, details and direct installation of physical measurement devices such as piezometers, settlement gages, pressure gages, tilt-meters, slope indicators of inclinometers and uplift gages.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE :
To qualify for the GS-9 level you must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-7 level or equivalent. Candidates for this job must show on their resume that they have experience in the following area: Experience collecting and compiling field test data or lab test data for civil engineering projects. Experience preparing construction specifications related to dam, levee or foundation design. Experience gathering measuring device data for analysis of performance. Experience investigating construction projects for plan compliance.
To qualify for the GS-11 level you must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-9 level or equivalent. Candidates for this job must show on their resume that they have experience in the following area: Experience conducting soil studies on dams, channel or levees. Experience preparing soil design studies for geotechnical engineering reports. Experience compiling design and construction data into foundation reports.
To qualify for the GS-12 level you must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent. Candidates for this job must show on their resume that they have experience in the following area: Experience developing design and construction specifications for water retention structures, flood control projects and other civil engineering projects. Experience evaluating and interpreting foundation and structural performance. Experience conducting site investigations to perform research, analyze problems and furnish advice to field and design personnel.
The 0810 Civil Engineer occupation has specific educational requirements which apply to all positions. You must meet one of the options below to be eligible for this position. Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
Transcripts are required at the time of application.
A. Have 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. 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. 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. OR 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 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. OR 3) I have the 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 A. OR 4) I have 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.)
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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.
Security investigation may be required.
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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