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Specialized experience: To be qualified for the GS-13 supervisory position, candidates must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12). Best qualified candidates must show in their resumes that they possess extensive experience and training in the following areas: Performing soil mechanics analysis; conducting and advising on the design of all soil and rock foundations, loadings on soil and rock foundations, retaining structures and embankment structures. Conducting geotechnical site investigations and inspection, leading in the preparation of programs for field soils explorations and reviewing completed designs and specifications for adherence to safety tolerances, adequacy, and good soils engineering practice. Professional working knowledge of concrete materials, concrete mix design and concrete placement or other experience directly related to the position.
Time in Grade Restriction: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction. Applicants must have one year of time-in-grade at the GS-12.
To be referred, applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade and specialized experience requirements within thirty (30) days after the closing date of the announcement.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, applicants must have one of the following:
A. A bachelor's degree in professional engineering from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). NOTE: THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY. (You must provide transcripts to support educational claims).
B. A bachelor's or higher-level degree in professional engineering. The curriculum included 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) statistics, dynamics+ADs- (b) strength of materials (stress/strain relationships)+ADs- (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics+ADs- (d) thermodynamics+ADs- (e) electrical fields and circuits+ADs- (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties)+ADs- and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science of physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. (You must provide transcripts to support educational claims).
C. A current registered as a professional engineer by a state in the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. I also have college-level education, training, and/or technical expertise 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. (You must provide transcripts to support educational claims).
D. Completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or 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 ABET+ADs- and I have successfully passed the Engineer in Training examination, or the written test required for professional registration, that is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. (You must provide transcripts to support educational claims).
E. A combination of at least 4 years of college-level education, training, and/or technical expertise that included successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including the courses listed in paragraph B above. The courses are fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum. (You must provide transcripts to support educational claims).
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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 Supervisory probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
***NOTE: Incumbent must have and maintain a Professional Engineer Registration. Please attach a copy of your professional registration to your application and clearly state in your resume that you have such registration.
***NOTE: This position required the incumbent to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08). Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the positions and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 23 March 2006.
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 questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.
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.