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Job Title:Civil Engineer

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:OR-DEU-2013-0021

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 26, 2012 to Monday, December 10, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0810-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Work schedule is full time. - This is a permanent position.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Eugene, OR, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.

JOB SUMMARY:

The BLM manages more land – approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska.  The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation.  The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

For information about the Eugene District visit: Eugene District

For information about the city of Eugene, Oregon visit Eugene, Oregon

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

DUTIES:

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The Civil Engineer is assigned to the Division of Support Services, Operations Engineering Staff within the Eugene District.  The incumbent assists the District Engineer in providing program management oversight, and gives technical advice to other engineers, civil engineering technicians, specialists and managers in the following areas: all phases of infrastructure design and contact administration with an emphasis on low volume  roads and facility management and maintenance, timber sale program support, water and sewage systems, fish enhancement facilities, retaining walls, roads, dams, trails, major culverts, bridges, and wells; conducts technical studies and manages program databases.  Must possess the ability to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and memoranda dealing with highly technical information in a manner that can be read and understood by others without technical engineering backgrounds.  Must work well with others as well as independently.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized Experience Requirements    

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.  To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.  Specialized experience includes providing civil engineering consultative services; mentoring or training others in the engineering field, specifically, natural resource management agency infrastructure, timber sale road assessments, road and structures design. COR certification and experience, ability to work successfully with minimal technical guidance; ability to work effectively with a wide range of subordinates, peers, and ranking superiors; ability to effectively communicate complex engineering concepts orally and in writing to those without engineering expertise; ability to work as member of a diverse team while giving guidance, counsel and assisting District Engineer in all phases of program management, including management of the federal program budget.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 


Basic requirement is a degree in 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

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:

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.

Written Test -- Evidence of having succesfully 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). Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program.

In addition, to qualify for the GS-11 requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-09 in the federal service OR 3 years of directly related progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Upon receipt of your complete application package, 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 you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.    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.

1.  Professional knowledge and expertise in applying scientific principles in the development of analytical methods to resolve specific civil engineering problems.  Possess a broad technical educational background with specialized experience in engineering; design and construction, hydrology, hydraulics, mathematics, soil mechanics, environmental engineering and structural design. 

2.  Knowledge of design and construction of low volume roads, structures and buildings. 

3.  Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, orally and in writing at all levels, within the BLM organization as well as other governmental agencies, private industry and the public. 

4. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and memoranda dealing with highly technical information in a manner that can be read and understood by others without technical engineering backgrounds. 

5.  Work effectively with construction contractors, materials and manufacturers representatives, in addition to individuals within the Bureau, and those in other Federal and state agencies. 
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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.

May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Best or Highly Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.

Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

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 you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at 503-375-5666 or email pbarney@blm.gov.  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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

Copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university.  If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.

Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.

For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.

For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location. 

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 thru Applicant Manager.

Do not use both options.

Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Phyllis Barney
Phone: 503-375-5666
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: pbarney@blm.gov
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
Oregon State Office
0R-953
33 SW 1st Avenue
Portland, OR
97208
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.

You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.


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Job Announcement Number:

OR-DEU-2013-0021

Control Number:

332109500