Basic Requirements: A Professional Engineering Degree. 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.
a 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. (Documentation is required).
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. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. (Documentation is required).
3. Specified Academic Courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours or 90-quarter hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included 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 above. (Transcripts are required)
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, architecture, computer science, mathematics, or electronics, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided I have at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. (Transcripts are required).
In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, applicants must meet the specialized experience listed below.
Specialized Experience: To qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates the following: 1). Experience with managing operations for navigational structures; interpreting plans, specifications, statement of work, and cost estimates. 2). Experience with reviewing technical adequacy of design documents. 3). Experience with reviewing shop drawings, pay estimates, and other contractor submittals. 4). Experience with arriving at sound and competent technical and administrative decisions for a wide variety of problems; and conducting and attending periodic safety meetings.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
- Knowledge of Engineering principals and practices
- Ability to prepare technical and fiscal requirements
- Skill in managing a maintenance and facility program
- Knowledge of Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical components of a navigational lock to serve as Lock Master
- Ability to perform supervisory functions
Please submit your transcripts at the time of your application.
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year supervisory probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Conditions of Employment:
This position requires TDY 5 % of the time.
This position requires to possess and maintain a valid State driver's license for duration of this position.
This position requires to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually thereafter.
This position requires to drive Government vehicles in accordance with Corps of Engineers standards.
Special hazard and safety conditions: Significant portions of the work are carried out by very large construction equipment, which is very dangerous in itself.This is compounded by conditions imposed by working off of floating platforms. High seas, lightning, overhead obstructions, fire hazards, and crushing hazards if cargo or equipment shifts all contribute to the potential of serious accidents. Safety is a paramount issue for the work performed.
Shift operations: Supervises workers performing lock operations and/or security activities on multiple shifts 365 days per year.
License requirement: This position requires possession of a valid state driver's license. (Note: You must attach a copy of your driver's license for verification.)
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.