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Job Title:Civil Engineer

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:13-071 829728

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$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, January 22, 2013 to Tuesday, February 19, 2013




Full Time - Indefinite NTE 30 Jan 2014


1 vacancy in the following location:
Boise, ID United StatesView Map







Civil Engineer

Location: Boise

Appointment Type: Indefinite

PD #: D1271000


Series/Grade: GS-0810-11/11

Salary Range: $57,408.00-$74,628.00


*Candidates must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*

*PCS is not authorized*


MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho Army National Guard as a condition of employment.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.


In accordance with the Labor Management Agreement, Article 18, Promotions:

Area of Consideration

The area of consideration for all Idaho National Guard bargaining unit positions will be as follows:

 (1)   Bargaining unit members

 (2)   All other individuals 

This does not preclude management from selecting either Section (1) or Section (2) applications after Section (1) applicants have been considered.  



Current members of the Idaho Army National Guard.


Application materials must be received by Tuesday, February 19, 2013Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the requirements. 



  • Military requirement: W-01 thru CPT
  • MOS: 01A


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The primary purpose of this position is to provide professional general engineering services required in the design of facility construction projects that include maintenance, modification and/or redesign of existing building systems, (i.e. heating, air conditioning, plumbing, mechanical, ventilation, primary power, lighting systems; storm drainage and sanitary sewers; roads, parking areas).




(1) Ensures the preparation of plans and specifications used in facility construction projects.  Plans, develops, coordinates and administers engineering projects which are usually conventional in nature, but may encompass components or phases that contain complex features.  Coordinates the accomplishment of engineering projects with using activities, National Guard Bureau, Corps of Engineers, state and local government officials, major commands, and various state level program managers.   Ensures proper coordination with safety and security personnel and fire officials.  Conducts investigations to develop improved design of materials and methods. Solves engineering problems where precedence and guidelines are not available.  Identifies and resolves problems which require deviation of engineering techniques and methods.  Provides technical knowledge during design and specification phase of the project and then provides expert advice and resolves issues during the bidding and construction phase.  Provides expert and technical guidance throughout the entire phase of the project, from initiation to completion, to ensure a complete and useable facility that meets all statutory requirements.


(2) Serves as engineering liaison with design agencies and consultants.  Coordinates and recommends approval of plans and specifications for rehabilitation, improvements and maintenance and repair projects.  Attends design conferences on projects executed by district engineers or other engineering/construction agencies.  Proposes alternatives to solve engineering problems when precedence and guidelines are not available.  Interprets project instructions, and recommends the most appropriate type of design applicable to minimize necessary revisions.  Reviews unit costs to ensure the most economical engineering methods are utilized.  Recommends changes in engineering techniques and anticipates future requirements and trends.  Analyzes and evaluates designs, proposals, and ideas submitted by subordinates or other personnel.


(3) Reviews project plans and specifications prior to contract advertisement providing technical engineering guidance to the Contracting Specialists.  Attends pre-design and pre-bid conferences to discuss interpretations of plans, specifications and quality standards with contractors.  Reviews plans and estimates prepared by commercial construction agencies for compliance with all federal and state standards and/or regulations.  Answers technical questions regarding policies, procedures and regulations.  Provides guidance in technical matters as they pertain to utilization plans, unique specifications, and bid documents.


(4) Reviews contractors’ description of materials and equipment for acceptability subsequent to contract award.  Coordinates construction and renovation activities.   Reviews contractor cost breakdowns and provides advice on proposed contract substitutions and/or deviations from contracts.  Coordinates change orders, approvals and availability of funds.   Advises the Chief, Design and Project Management Branch, of project changes.  Verifies contractor requests for payments.


(5) Maintains liaison with National Guard Bureau on matters concerning minor construction and  maintenance and repair projects.  Serves as a consultant to other branch chiefs and the immediate supervisor.  Through conferences and informal discussions with the supervisory personnel and key subordinates, ensures that primary engineering functions are carried out, and that effective engineering service is rendered to all ARNG facilities.  Establishes work schedules and ensures that respective engineering functions are properly integrated.  Determines and recommends budgetary and staffing requirements.


(6) Performs supervisory functions for one or two employees when assigned, accomplishing such duties as selecting or recommending employee selection for positions under his/her direct control; preparing performance standards, and formally appraising work; reviewing, accepting or amending work and rejecting work not meeting established performance standards; actively supporting and promoting EEO, Upward Mobility and other special emphasis personnel programs; assisting in maintenance of an effective position management program, and on an annual basis, reviewing subordinate position descriptions to ensure positions are operating as intended and duties and responsibilities are adequately reflected; initiating personnel actions such as promotions, reassignments and performance recognition; approving and disapproving leave; receiving complaints or grievances and resolving those which can be informally resolved, and making recommendations for resolution to appropriate deciding officials.  When accomplished these duties occupy less than 25% of the incumbents’ time.


(7) Performs other duties as assigned.




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Civil Engineers are responsible for management, supervision or performance of (1) planning, designing, construction, and/or maintaining structures and facilities; (2) investigating, measuring, surveying and mapping the earth’s physical features; and (3) research and development activities pertaining to the above.



(Proof of degree must be submitted in application package)


  1. 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.




  1. 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:


1.     Professional registration -- Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.


2.     Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.


Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A.


Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.


3.     Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses 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.


4.     Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)






Within your application package, you must explain how you gained the specialized experience required for this position.  Applicants applying at the GS 11 level must have 36 months experience.  



(Proof of education must be submitted with application package)


Must have at least 1 year of experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.




Idaho National Guard Mission Statement:

The incredible versatility of the National Guard enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more—all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.

Whether the call is coming from the Governor of the State of Idaho or directly from the President of the United States, Guard Soldiers and Airman are always ready and always there.


Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Funds Transfer Program. 


This is a dual-status position and membership in the Idaho Army National Guard is required.  By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.


All male applicants born after 31 December 1959 will be required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment. (5 U.S.C. 3328)

Acceptance of any military technician position over 179 days will cause termination of entitlement and eligibility for all bonuses and student loan repayments effective the date of employment.  This does not affect Montgomery GI Bill eligibility.  Payments of Selected Reserve reenlistment bonuses authorized in section 308b of title 37, United States Code, to Military Technicians (Dual Status) who become eligible for reenlistment while serving on active duty in Iraq, Afghanistan or Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom (in theater) are excluded from repayment.  Acceptance of any military technician position may affect your incentive bonus.  Check with your incentives manager to see if this applies to the incentive you received.


Applicants who feel they have reinstatement/restoration/re-promotion rights to this grade and position should contact the Human Resources Office.


The Idaho National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical handicap or age which does not interfere with job accomplishment or National Guard membership. Veteran's Preference does not apply to any National Guard position.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes all of the following parts:

1.  Your Resume or OF 612

2.  Explanation of Specialized experience

3.  Other documents specified in the Required Documents section, if any are listed

4.  SF Form 181 (optional)  (This form is needed for historical purposes only.)


The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MST) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.


We are currently not accepting on-line applications.  Please use the following information to submit your application:


- By Mail or Hand Deliver to:

  Idaho National Guard

  Human Resource Office/Staffing

  4794 Gen Manning Ave,  Bldg 442

  Boise, Idaho   83705-8112


- Email or Fax requires prior approval from the HR Staffing Specialist for each application submitted.


Important information regarding completion and submission of your Application Package:

- Applicants must type or print in legible dark ink, sign and date each application package.


Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position.


- Current Resume or OF 612


- DD Form 214s (if applicable) (Current technicians disregard)


- Transcript (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit a transcript)


- Job related certificates and licenses (Optional) - current only.


Phone: (208)422-3343
Agency Information:
Idaho National Guard
ATTN Staffing Specialist
4794 Farman St Bldg 442
Boise, ID


After the position closing date, your application will be reviewed in full.  If qualified your application will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interview are required you will be contacted.

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