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Job Title:Supervisory Civil Engineer

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-PN-DE-RTS2-13-055A

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 to Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0810-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

This is a FULL TIME position. - This is a PERMANENT position.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Boise, ID, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and Nationals.

JOB SUMMARY:

Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency.  Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River.  Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: http://www.usbr.gov.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Supervisory Civil Engineer for the Engineering Support Unit (ESU) of the Design Group in the Pacific Northwest Regional Office.  You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.  You will be providing in-house leadership by providing strong supervisory and administrative direction to the ESU staff.  Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!

Location - Boise, ID. http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html .

Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision.  First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointment or reinstatement eligibles.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National.
  • Suitability for Fed employment determined by a background investigation.
  • You must submit a resume and supporting documentation - See How to Apply.
  • You must meet specialized experience requirements - See Qualifications.
  • You must submit transcripts to verify education requirements.
  • For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents.

DUTIES:

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Serves has the Head of the Engineering Support Unit within the Design Group and supervises and directs the group both as a technical advisor and administrator. 

- Responsible for the engineering design, detailing, and the production of draft and final AutoCAD-based drawings. 

- Development and maintenance of drafting standards and maintenance of the computerized Regional Office Drawings Record System.

- Production of all levels of cost estimates, including final 'Engineer's Estimates,' performance of bids/cost analysis, and maintenance of required unit cost databasis and construction cost information.

- Assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of difficulty and requirements of assignments, and capabilities of employees. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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.

-OR-

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.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/fastfacts/quickguide.pdf



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are initially appointed to a career-conditional position, you must serve a 1-year probationary period.

If you are a current permanent federal employee and are selected from this announcement, you may be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.

If you are selected and you have not previously served as a federal manager or supervisor, you will be required to serve a one-year managerial probation period.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: http://www.sss.gov.

The Bureau of Reclamation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for positions is made solely on the basis of merit, fitness and qualifications without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors.

The referral list from this public notice may be used to fill subsequent positions (similar title, series and grade, location, and KSA requirements) within 180 days of the date the referral list was issued.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) on the closing date of this announcement.  When you’re ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the page. 

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation’s Hiring System—HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html  

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents.  Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.  Options for submitting supporting documentation include: 

-- Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile – instructions provided during the online application process

-- E-mail to MMKelly@usbr.gov

-- Fax directly to the HR Office at (208) 378-5023

-- Mail to the Bureau of Reclamation, ATTN: PN-1425, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706-1234 – or –

-- Hand deliver to the Bureau of Reclamation, Human Resources – Room 109, 1150 North Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho. 

Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting documents. 

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate.

DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty:  If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an 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.  If you have a compensable service connected disability, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form, in addition to the DD-214.

For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp 

CTAP/ICTAP: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated.  Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application.  To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.  For information on CTAP/ICTAP, http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306: You will be required to complete an (OF-306), http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf  prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.  Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not hiring you or for dismissing you after you begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, section 1001).

Transcripts:  Applicants MUST furnish a copy of your college transcripts, if applicable.  If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Melissa
Phone: (208) 378-5162
Fax: 208-378-5023
Email: MMKelly@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100
Attn: PN-7442
Boise, ID
83706-1234
US
Fax: 208-378-5023

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements.  Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire.  Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.  After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted.  A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation  by regularly checking their public status notifications in the USAJOBS profile.

If you are determined to be in the Best Qualified group, you will be required to submit written, essay-style responses to additional assessment questions as a continuation of the evaluation process.  Failure to respond to the additional assessment questions will result in loss of further consideration for this position.


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Job Announcement Number:

BR-PN-DE-RTS2-13-055A

Control Number:

335276600