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One position located in Vernal, Utah. Information about Vernal and the surrounding area can be found at Vernal, UT
Physical demands: The position requires good physical condition for review, inspection, and construction of projects, and surveys. The work requires long hikes over rugged terrain, long hours of drivingover rough roads, and hauling instruments and other engineering equipment and supplies. The position also requires periods of sitting in the office related to the planning and design of assigned project.
Work environment: Approximately 40 percent of the work is performed in the field under all types of terrain and climatic conditions of the desert with temperatures ranging from over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer to below 0 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter months. Outside work conditions may involve brushy, wet, steep, rocky, and/or rough terrain. Travel in snow, rain, or on muddy roads may create hazardous driving conditions. In addition to weather, field hazards may include snakes, poisonous plants, and insects. Approximately 60 percent of the assignments must be accomplished in the office (i.e. design work, project planning, etc.)
This position serves as a Civil Engineer for the Green River District. The incumbent has professional engineering responsibilities for survey, design, and development of construction and maintenance projects, recreation and facility operations and maintenance, and contract preparation and administration activities for the District Office. At the full performance level, major duties include but are not limited to:
- Providing professional engineering, construction, and maintenance expertise for the District's administration sites, recreation sites, roads, buildings, dams, and bridges as well as range, watershed, recreation, wildlife, and other program activities.
- Ensuring facilities meet sound engineering design principles, environmental standards, and are in compliance with Bureau directives and manuals.
- Preparing and reviewing cost and time estimates, work schedules, cost/benefit analyses, and feasibility studies for contracts.
- Utilizes AutoCAD Civil 3D software to accomplish civil engineering design work and drawing preparation.
- Performs surveys for development of proposed project plans, as-built conditions, and construction control and reference using GPS survey equipment.
25% or less - At times, travel for field work, meetings and/or training may be required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…All current DOI agency employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and current or former time-limited employees eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area are also eligible.
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Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" sections.
- You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you
- have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
- Direct Deposit Required.
- Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.64. Time-in-Grade requirements for the GS-09 level is 52 weeks at the GS-07 level. Time-in-Grade requirements for the GS-11 level is 52 weeks at the GS-09 level.
QualificationsBasic education requirement: A) Degree: professional engineering. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; 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.
B) 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 in accordance with the Qualification Standards set by OPM. Please use the following link in order to view the requirements: Engineering Requirements.
Selective Placement Factor: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.
1) Have a valid state driver's license.
In addition to the basic education, selective placement factor and time-in-grade requirement, to qualify at the GS-09 level you must meet one of the following:
Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Civil Engineer. At this level, experience examples include: assisting engineers in the design & development of drawings & specifications, construction & maintenance programs for structures, roads, recreation facilities, public water systems, wells, & pipelines, inventory, reducing or eliminating hazards as part of a hazard reduction program. OR Education: To qualify based on education you must have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree with coursework directly related to Civil Engineering. OR Combination of Graduate Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet the total experience requirements if it has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. When substituting, you cannot use the first 36 semester hours that you earned.
In addition to the basic education, selective placement factor and time-in-grade requirement, to qualify at the GS-11 level you must meet one of the following:
Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Civil Engineer. At this level, experience examples include: performing professional engineering work in the coordination and review for survey, design, construction & maintenance of structures, roads, recreation facilities, public water systems, water control structures, storage facilities, range projects, bid draft review, & contract administrative overview. Establishing inspection requirements, schedules & control methods, and hazard reduction programs. OR Education: To qualify based on education you must have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with coursework directly related to Civil Engineering. OR Combination of Graduate Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet the total experience requirements if it has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. When substituting, you cannot use the first 54 semester hours that you earned.
Please see “Required Documents” of this announcement.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.
Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
Telework: The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
This is a career ladder position. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor, and is contingent upon meeting regulatory and legal requirements for promotion, satisfactory performance and the availability of higher level work. Promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and 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 surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Information about CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.
How You Will Be Evaluated
After the vacancy closes, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:
KSA 1 - Professional knowledge of a wide range of civil engineering concepts, theories, principles, and practices applicable to a broad range of engineering duties concerned with design and design data requirements for complex projects.
KSA 2 - Skills in applying computer software and programs, including CADD and/or AutoCAD, to perform design and drafting assignments.
KSA 3 - Ability to use personal computer and automated programs to develop, review, approve, or change construction documents, engineering designs, specifications, databases, schedules and reports.
KSA 4 - Ability to communicate effectively, both orally, and in writing.
To preview questions please click here.
Background checks and security clearance
Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you may be required to submit the following forms as applicable. Failure to provide the applicable required documents will result in no further consideration for this vacancy:
Current DOI career and career-conditional employees: You must provide a copy of your last or most recent non-award SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action” to indicate your current DOI status. If your current SF-50 does not confer status or time-in-grade, you must submit an additional SF-50(s) that clearly demonstrates DOI status and/or that you have met the time-in-grade requirements. For additional information, click here: Time-in-Grade requirements.
Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). “Required documentation” includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.
College Transcripts: This position has an educational requirement. You must submit a copy of your college transcripts and/or a list of college courses that include hours and grades. All qualifying education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You can verify accreditation at http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. If you are selected, official transcripts will be required prior to appointment date. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education .
CTAP documentation verifying your CTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
Uploading and Faxing Supplemental Documentation: You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile. Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. Uploading Documents: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures through Applicant Manager. Do not use both options. Only one document can be saved in each section, and only the latest document will be maintained in the system. Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified".
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items:
1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; AND 2. Your resume; AND 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
We recommend you use the resume builder in USAJobs. Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS. If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu. Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.
If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet), you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
Agency contact information
BLM Utah State Office, (UT-953SN)
440 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
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- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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