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Job Title:Engineering Technician (Civil)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:OR-DEU-2013-0023

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$31,315.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year


Monday, December 03, 2012 to Monday, December 17, 2012




Work Schedule is Full Time. - These are permanent positions.




Few vacancies in the following location:
Eugene, OR, USView Map


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




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


  • 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 is Required.
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.


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GS-0802-05/07:  Assists in the design of roads, minor culverts, and decommissioning of roads for logging; establishes final road locations for logging roads; compiles design specifications; independently performs uncomplicated project surveys; collects data of topography and other geographic information; prepares road specifications for timber sale contracts; performs on-site contract inspections; gathers and stores road system condition information; participates in NEPA planning teams; and prepares letters for rights-of-way and terms and conditions. 

GS-0802-09: Coordinates with other specialists to determine feasibility of projects; establishes final road locations for logging roads; compiles design specifications; independently performs project surveys; collects data of topography and other geographic information; provides data for changes in GIS databases; prepares road specifications for timber sale contracts; performs on-site contract inspections; gathers and stores road system condition information; participates in NEPA planning teams; and prepares letters for rights-of-way and terms and conditions.


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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.   Examples:  Assist in the design of roads and minor culverts, collect data on soil topography, gradient, stream location.  Make computations from documents to estimate quantities.  Assist in the inspection of facilities, roads, earth fill dams, and other structures.  Specialized experience for the GS-09 level would be to establish final road locations, perform survey and design of roads. Perform a broad range of inspection functions involving  a variety of operations, materials, and methods.  Prepare and administer engineering construction, supply, service and timber sale contracts.  Prepare appropriate NEPA documentation in relation to right-of-way and road use permits.

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

To qualify for GS-05 requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-04 in the federal service OR a 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the position. 

For GS-07 one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-05 or GS-06 in the federal service OR one full year of graduate education directly related to the position. 

For GS-09 one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-07 or GS-08 in the federal service OR two full years of graduation education or a master's degree in a directly related field. 

If qualifying based on education 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.


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. Ability to work with others and participate as a team member for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) planning processes. 

2.  Knowledge with logging and forest road design processes sufficient to perform field surveys, and design logging roads, culverts and other road drainage features. 

3.  Ability to independently inspect contracts for logging road projects. 

4.  Ability to write basic letters for right-of-way agreements as requests for terms and conditions. 

5.  Ability to gather, analyze, and store facility condition assessment data.

To preview questions please click here.


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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.


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.

This is a Bargaining Unit position.


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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  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.


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.


Phyllis Barney
Phone: 503-375-5666
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
Oregon State Office
33 SW 1st Avenue
Portland, OR
Fax: 571-258-4052


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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