The primary purpose of this position is providing technical engineering work on complete conventional projects of limited scope, or a portion of a larger and more diverse project.
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* The responsibilities below are listed at the full performance level.
* Inspect construction materials and equipment for conformance with specifications.
* Perform final review of drawings and exercise judgment in selecting best design layouts.
* Provide technical advice in coordinating detailed site surveys and stake setting.
* Interpret engineering project notes, data, and specifications to prepare design and layout of roads, trails, bridges, drainage structures, and other systems.
* Conduct field surveys to provide data for civil engineering project designs.
* Prepare sketches, construction details, installation drawings and other technical products to support civil engineering projects and operations.
* Conduct inspections of civil engineering and construction project materials, equipment, construction techniques, processes, and installation to ensure compliance with contract requirements
* Write reports to inform contractor, engineer, and contracting officer representative of quality assurance and control issues.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel with overnight lodging may be required for meetings, training, workshops, and field/site visits.
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0802 Engineering Technical
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* Must be suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation.
* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
* Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
* Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
* May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the date the certificate of eligible candidates is issued. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.
Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.
Specialized Experience Requirement:
For the GS-7 level: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-06 in the Federal service; OR one full year (18 semester hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as : Engineering, Construction Management, or Surveying); OR combinations of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meets the requirements of the position. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience can include: Provided engineering support to senior engineers in the development, planning, and design of civil engineering construction projects; Conducted field work to gather survey data in the development of improvement plans; Performed a variety of research and produced technical drawings to assist in the development of contract plans, specifications, and estimates; Accompanied Inspectors and/or Contracting Officer Representative (COR) to observe, record, and provide input about administration and inspection of a project.
For the GS-8 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-07 in Federal service; OR two full years (36 semester hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as: Engineering, Construction Management, or Surveying); OR combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that together meets the requirements of the position. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Prepared sketches and developed layouts, construction details and installation drawings, including finished plans and profile sheets; Supervised crews in setting construction stakes for clearing, grading and drainage structure; Inspected an entire project of limited size or complexity or a minor part of a large project such as a forest road construction project that includes only clearing, grading, and drainage structures.
For the GS-9 level: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-8 level in the Federal service; OR two full years (36 semester hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as: Engineering, Construction Management, or Surveying). OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. Examples of specialized experience are: Attend pre-bid and bid opening conferences to discuss principal construction features and requirements in terms of methods and equipment; Prepared designs and layouts of roads, trails, bridges, drainage structures, and other systems of limited scope and complexity; Developed and submitted revised or alternate designs to eliminate or reduce engineering problem areas without undue sacrifice of standards, economy, or esthetics; Conducted a range of standard surveys and data collection activities to provide data for civil engineering project design; Conducted inspection of construction projects.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. Time-In-Grade requirements must be met by the date the certificate of eligible candidates is issued.