Civil Engineer; GS-0810-12

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Department Of The Interior
United States Citizens Term NTE 13 months Full Time Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.
This is a Term Appointment and is expected to last for 13 months. This position may be extended at management's discretion, for a total of 4 years from the initial appointment.
This position is located within the National Park Service, Pacific West Region, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Maintenenace and Engineering Division, Projects Office, Boulder City, Nevada.
OBTAIN A FAVORABLY ADJUDICATED BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION PRIOR TO START MUST HOLD A VALID STATE DRIVERS LICENSE Manages projects that predominantly relate to roadways, bridges and parking lot construction, rehabilitation or pavement preservation, and boat launch ramp extensions. Also manages other project types including campground improvements, remote restroom facilities construction, park housing construction or rehabilitation, other building rehabilitations (e.g. seismic upgrades), water systems, sewer systems, and other related projects. Conducts surveys, prepares designs, plans and specifications, and develops construction cost estimates for complex construction projects. Activities typically include conducting field surveys, preparation of design drawings (using AutoCAD) that include grading plans, preparation of specifications, and development of cost estimates for construction contracts. Serves as project manager on a variety of facility projects and coordinates the project budget and schedule through the life of the project from initial task order and scope of work to contract completion to include compiling information for the project closeout report. Review plans/drawings and specifications for projects prior to contract advertisement to determine constructability. Manage the construction of roads and associated features. Perform engineering investigations/surveys on facilities to ensure compliance with contract specifications as well as Federal and state regulations. Serve as Contracting Officers Representative for major construction and maintenance projects. Interacts directly with a wide variety of people including park managers, natural and cultural resource scientists, contracting specialists, construction contractors, public utilities personnel, NPS Denver Service Center representatives, Federal Highways engineers and other Federal, State, and local government officials involved in a wide spectrum of operations and ongoing construction projects. Serves as the engineering advisor for the Park on engineering issues, predominantly concerning low water issues in Lake Mead related to launch ramps construction.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT : Most work is sedentary with occasional physical activity (walking, climbing, bending, and stooping) during field surveys or the inspection of existing buildings and structures. Most work is performed in an office setting, with occasional field work involving moderate risks associated with construction operations. All qualification requirements (including any applicable selective factors) must be met by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered.
POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: It is your responsibility to provide documented proof that you have met the applicable educational provisions. Unofficial college transcript(s); a statement from the registrar, dean, or other appropriate official; or equivalent documentation (a listing of college courses completed) is acceptable. Failure to submit your documentation will result a "not qualified" rating. Official transcripts will be required prior to a start date. NOTE: Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education'sCollege Accreditation Website.
A. Successful completion of a full 4-year professional engineering curriculum, leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering from an accredited college or university that has an engineering curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). OR
B. Successful completion of a full 4-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering. The curriculum included differential and integral calculus and courses in five of the following seven areas or engineering science or physics (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry): (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
C. Successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination AND completed of all of the requirements for a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences as listed above. OR
D. Registered Professional Engineer in a state in the U.S., the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. The registration is based on passing a written examination given by the State Board. OR
E. Have completed at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences that included courses as described in B above, and are acceptable toward a degree in professional engineering. OR
F. Have a combination of education and experience. Successfully completed a 4-year curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in a related scientific curriculum such as physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology. Additionally, the work experience includes one or more years of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
FOR THE GS-12: You must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level of difficulty and responsibility. Defined as Professional Civil Engineering experience serving as a senior staff specialist performing engineering work in construction and maintenance programs for buildings, facilities, bridges, major structures, roads, etc.; design, preparation and review of project plans, specifications and scopes of work; establish inspection requirements and perform site surveys/inspections; project management and providing engineering expertise and technical guidance on relevant topics.
NOTE: Credit will be given for all qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received and whether the experience was gained as a part-time or full-time occupation. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. _To receive credit for such experience_ , your resume must indicate clearly: 1. The nature of your duties and responsibilities in each position; _and_ 2. Complete dates of employment period (e.g. MM/YY to MM/YY, MM/YYYY to Present, etc.); _and_ 3. The number of hours per week spent in such employment for each position. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Foreign education credentials must be evaluated by an organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education Recognition of Foreign Qualifications Website GOVERNMENT CREDIT CARD: You are required to obtain (through applicable government training) and use a government-issued credit card.
OPERATOR IDENTIFICATION: You will be required to operate a government vehicle, therefore, must be able to acquire and hold a valid state Driver's License. If selected, a three (3) year driving history check will be required.
WORK SCHEDULE: This a TERM NTE 13 months, Full-Time position; subject to shift work, night and/or weekends, emergency call-out, considerable driving to and from all areas within the park, and may include working holidays.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FILING: You are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, (Form OGE-450).
TRIAL PERIOD: You are required to complete a one-year trial period beginning on the effective date of this appointment.
To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The questions are designed to capture the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. Failure to submit a resume will result in ineligibility. Eligible applicants will be assigned to one of three quality levels (Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified) . Ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application, you will be assigned a rating to commensurate your described experience. _Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you_.
_You Must Possess The Following KSA's:_
KSA #1: Knowledge of project planning and design.KSA #2: Ability to prepare drawings, specifications and construction cost estimates.-KSA #3: Ability to manage construction projects and perform contract administration functions.KSA #4: Ability to perform as the technical liaison between the NPS and other local, state and Federal agencies.KSA #5: Ability to advise the Park on engineering studies.
The following link is a list of questions from the online questionnaire. _PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL OR MAIL_ this preview, as it will only be accepted by online submission or fax.
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Veteran's preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (CPS, CP) are placed at the top of the highest category on the referral list (except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). XP and TP preference eligibles are placed above non-preference eligibles within their assigned category. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the U.S. Department of Labor'sVeterans Preference Advisor. For more information, visit Feds Hire Vets.
To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must score within the Well Qualified group (prior to veterans' preference being applied) on the application questionnaire. For information, click CTAP/ICTAP.
All applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST): Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS: This position has a positive education requirement, therefore you must submit a COPY of your college transcripts or equivalent documentation (a listing of college courses completed) to support your education. Transcripts/Listings must include the name of the college or university and, if applicable, the date a degree was conferred.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: You must provide acceptable documentation of your preference or appointment eligibility. The member 4 copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is required. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a Standard Form, (SF-15) "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference", and a letter (dated 1991 or later) from the Veterans Administration, showing the percentage of the service-connected disability. Veterans' preference is given in accordance with applicable laws and regulation.
CTAP/ICTAP ELIGIBLES: 1. A COPY of your agency notice, 2. A COPY of your most recent performance rating, and 3. A COPY of your most recent SF-50 noting: current position, grade level, and duty location. Once your online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.
After the announcement closes and your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. Based on applicant scores, the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees by visiting: Employee Benefits.
_For additional information about this position please contact:_
BRUCE NYHUIS, Maintenance and Engineering
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