You must be the specific requirements to qualify as an Engineer in the Federal Government. Please review the Qualification Standard for Engineering positions at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0800/0800.htm.
Once verification of minimal education requirements; specialized experience and/or higher education will be reviewed to determine eligibility for job consideration.
Specific education elibility is contained within the online questionnaire that must be completed to receive consideration.
Specialized Experience for GS-09:
You must have Civil or Agricultural Engineering experience equivalent to the grade of GS-07; work typically qualifies at this grade level if you've performed the following duties as a regular part of my job under minimal supervision: Identifying and recommending small modifications to established guides, policies, precedents and procedures to my supervisor; working with senior engineers in providing agricultural engineering assistance on soil and water problems to farmers, landowners, and others in a geographic location having fairly uniform soil and water conditions. To include assisting in the planning, designing, coordinating, and overseeing small construction projects of farm ponds, small grade stabilization structures, surface drainage systems, and small irrigation systems.
You have at least 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree and want consideration as an Agricultural Engineer.
Specialized Experience for GS-11:
You must have Civil or Agricultural Engineering experience equivalent to the grade of GS-09; work typically qualified at this grade level is you've performed the following duties as a regular part of your job with minimal review: Selecting, making or directing modifications to established guides, policies, precedents and procedures. Providing engineering assistance on soil and water problems related to farmers, landowners, and others in a geographic location having fairly uniform soil and water conditions. Planning, designing, coordinating, and overseeing construction of terraces, diversions, farm ponds, sod waterways, small grade stabilization structures, surface drainage systems, and small irrigation systems.
You have at 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and want consideration as an Agricultural or Civil Engineer. Your eligibility is based on you meeting the underlying education requirement of either a Bachelor's or Master's degree in the Engineering arena.
Vehicle Operators license required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
As part of the application process, applicants will be required to complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Although this is an Excepted Service selection your application will be evaluated and rated competitively under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume must support your responses to the occupational questionnaire. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If you are basically qualified for this position, we will evaluate your application package, using a panel of subject-matter experts or HR Specialist to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position. We will then place you in one of the following categories and only those in the Best Qualified category will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.
Best Qualified: Applicants possess all of the job related competencies identifies as important for successful job performance.
Well -Qualified: Applicants possesses a majority (i.e., more than half) of the job related competencies needed for successful job performance.
Qualified: Applicants meets the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, but does not meet the definition of Well-Qualified or Best Qualified describe above.
Veterans preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Veterans preference eligibles who meet the qualification requirements are place in the appropriate category and are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles.
VETERANS are eligible for veteran's preference if service was performed: Entered the military service prior to October 14, 1976; served on active duty during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992, regardless of where the person served; or, served in a military action for which they received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. Medal holders and Gulf War veterans must have served continuously for at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. Also includes those who served on Active Duty for a period of more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred during Sept 11, 2001 to the ending of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Ten points may be granted to the eligible ratings of disabled veterans; Purple Heart recipients; spouses or mothers of a 100 percent disabled veteran; or the widows, widowers, or mothers of a deceased veteran.
Please note: If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your description of experience and/or education OR that your application is incomplete, your application will be unrated with an explanation that the narrative does not support the self-report. Your application will receive no further consideration for this announcement. It is the responsibility of the applicant to prove eligibility for this position. It is the responsibility of the applicant to prove eligibility for this position.