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Job Title:Civil Engineer, GS-0810-9/11 (LP-DEU)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-DO-2013-010

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$54,028.00 to $80,093.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0810-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

few vacancies in the following location:
Lakewood, CO, 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. View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/

Reclamation is seeking a professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as an Engineer. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Would you enjoy planning and managing geotechnical investigations and remedial construction measures?  Responsibilities include performing geotechnical (soil and rock mechanics) engineering analysis, design and review.    

Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with stellar growth potential! Great Benefits Package: paid vacation, sick days, holidays, health and life insurance and an excellent retirement package!

First Post of Duty relocation expenses have been authorized for payment by the Bureau of Reclamation.

You can go from $54,028 to $61,612 in 1 year!

 

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-DO-2013-009 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible.  If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
  • You must submit a resume and supporting documentation.
  • You must meet specialized experience requirements.
  • Submit transcript(s) to verify the education requirements.
  • For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Other Information.

DUTIES:

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-Makes recommendations concerning soil and rock mechanics and foundation engineering, and soil and rock properties for construction purposes.

-Investigates construction problems involving soil and rock and recommends solutions, and determines adequacy of earthwork construction control activities.

-Develops the investigation, testing, and analysis programs for determining the character and suitability of soil and rock for engineering purposes. 

-Selects engineering properties for soil and rock and applies them in engineering design studies, such as bearing capacity and slope stability, or a complex or unconventional nature in order to determine the suitability of soil and rock for construction purposes.

-Prepares comprehensive interpretive technical reports.

-Makes field trips to direct the gathering of test data and information.

-Serves as responsible geotechnical engineer on subsurface exploration investigation teams.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the Basic Education Qualification Requirement, applicants must have additional education or specialized experience as defined below:

GS-9:  2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree -OR- master's or equivalent graduate degree -OR- 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal Service -OR- combination of education and experience.  

GS-11: 3 full years of directly related, progressively higher level graduate education, or Ph.D. -OR- 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service -OR- combination of education and experience. 

DEFINITION OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:

 

GS-9:  Experience analyzing field and laboratory test data to determine the engineering properties of soil and rock to be used for planning, design, construction, and operation and maintenance purposes. 
GS-11: Experience planning and managing geotechnical investigations and remedial construction measures. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applications 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.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position.  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 15 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, and skill in applying, the theories, concepts, principles, and practices of civil engineering as they relate to laboratory and in situ soil and rock testing, soil and rock mechanics, foundation engineering, and geotechnical engineering concepts.

2.  Skill in budget process and formulation.

3.  Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing. 


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei61.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:

-This position has been designated as eligible for telework. 

-CTAP/ICTAP: The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for for CTAP/ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy (score of 90 or above on the assessment questions and meeting definition of specialized experience). You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility with your application and copy of your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp
-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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and application questions) 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 APPLY ONLINE button at the bottom of this 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, go to: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html

You may be required to provide supporting documentation in addition to your on-line application. Auto-Requested Fax is a feature for submitting these supporting documents. Instructions appear automatically when you apply online. For more information about auto-requested Fax, go to: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/fax.html

OTHER OPTIONS to submit documentation (Include your name and vacancy number on the document(s): E-mail to CODO@usbr.gov., Fax directly to our HR Office at 303-445-6349, Mail to PO Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225-0007 -or- Hand-deliver to Denver Federal Center, Building 67, Room 348, Denver, Colorado.

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, on-line assessment questions, and the following Supporting Documents, as appropriate:
--TRANSCRIPT(S): All applicants MUST furnish a copy of your college transcript(s). If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.

 - DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY:  If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. 

-- For 5-point 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. 

-- For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form. 

--For information on veteran's eligibility visit:  <A HREF="http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp">http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp</A>.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Service Center
Phone: 303-445-2684
Fax: 303-445-6349
Email: codo@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 25007
DFC, Bldg. 67
Attn: 84-25200
Denver, CO
80225-0007
US
Fax: 303-445-6349

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume and transcript(s) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire and may interview the best-qualified applicants. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

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Job Announcement Number:

BR-DO-2013-010

Control Number:

336349600