Applicants must first meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:
A. Professional engineering degree from a school of engineering with at least one or more 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 (advanced beyond 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 physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of 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: 1) Professional registration; 2) Written test--Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer in Training exam or the written test required for professional registration; 3) Specified academic courses--Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A; or 4) Related curriculum--Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or appropriate professional field provided applicant has 1 year professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
In addition, for the GS-13: applicants must possess one year of *Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. This experience is typically within this field or a field that is closely related.
*Specialized experience is defined as experience in complex engineering activities related to the design of various features on multipurpose projects such as water distribution facilities, canals, levees, water detention facilities, roads, buildings, bridges, fish passage structures, stream restoration projects and rehabilitation of federal dams, powerplants, or pumping plants. These engineering activity experiences include design drawing and specification preparation, contractor operations and construction methods, safety regulations, and knowledge of discipline interactions for successful project completion. Experience also includes that of managing a diverse group of professionals responsible for providing a complete engineering design package, which requires planning and scheduling various work assignments, resolving conflicts, and coordinating with other professionals to complete project objectives. Preference may be given to those applicants that possess a valid PE License although it is not a requirement.
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 will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
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.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating and selection procedures will be used to evaluate applications from this announcement. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire 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, and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 60 minutes to complete.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following "Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)" through your resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Professional knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of civil engineering. (Applicable to the full range of engineering duties concerned with the design of various features on multipurpose projects utilizing design disciplines in mechanical, electrical, and sanitary engineering, including architecture and landscape architecture.)
2. Ability to lead and supervise a diverse group of multi-discipline professional and technical staff.
3. Knowledge in contracts and the interpretation of contract specifications and technical issues. (Works closely with the Contracting Officer utilizing project management concepts, principles, methods, and practices.)
4. Ability to interact professionally by developing and maintaining working relationships with staff, government agencies, user groups, and professional organizations.
Applicant’s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered. To preview questions please click here.