Minimum Education Requirement:
Applicants must meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:
A. Degree: 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.
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 demonstrated by one of the following (see U.S. Office of Personnel Management qualifications standards operating manual for specifics): (1) professional registration; (2) written test (EIT); (3) specified academic courses; (4) related curriculum.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
In addition to meeting Basic Education, applicants must have specialized experience or additional education as defined below:
GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service; OR, two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree directly related to the work of the position.
GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service; OR, three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree directly related to the work of the position.
Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
GS-09: Applying detailed steps and processes in reviewing and adjusting engineering drawings, specifications, costs estimates; developing or analyzing detailed designs, contract drawings or specifications covering the site, size and layout of structures; preparing or analyzing contract specifications (e.g., items of work and units of measurement for payment, site preparation requirements, methods and process of construction and installation of equipment, performance requirements of materials and components, methods, and control of materials).
GS-11: Planning and carrying out various portions of complex civil engineering projects under general guidance from a higher level engineer; preparing, analyzing, and evaluating project plans, designs, specifications, cost estimates, engineering alternatives, proposals, and related engineering documents. These examples are not all inclusive.
This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission may result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review resumes and transcripts to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 20 minutes. Applicants determined well-qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Category Rating and Selection procedures are being used for this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy's assessment questions will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified, 3) Qualified. Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective group.
Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.
Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through their resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of professional engineering concepts, theories, principles and practices to perform assignments pertaining to the construction, rehabilitation, and repair of civil engineering projects.
2. Knowledge of design to prepare, review and analyze engineering drawings, plans, cost estimates and specifications.
3. Ability to communicate technical information in writing and verbally to prepare technical reports and correspondence and to coordinate project activities and documents with others.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration. To preview questions please click here.