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Job Title:Supervisory Civil Engineer

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number:NEFS13514997864057D

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 28, 2013 to Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0810-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Troy, NY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

 

This position is with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Operations Division, Albany Field Office, Operations and Maintenance Section located at the Albany Field Office, in Troy, New York.  The US Army Corps of Engineers is the world's premier engineering organization. Trained and ready to provide support anytime, anyplace. The New York District is one of 39 Districts in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Korea.  As Chief, Operations and Maintenance Section, Albany Field office, you will be responsible for the delivery of operations and maintenance work on assigned projects.  You are accountable for the overall planning, and direction of assigned Federal Wage (FWS) personnel engaged in the performance of government hired labor construction and maintenance activities at the organization's projects (i.e., navigational locks, navigational channels, and navigational structures).   The services provided by the Operations and Maintenance section at the Albany Field Office are essential to the continued viability of the New York State Canal System, consisting of 56 locks and 524 miles of waterways. 

 
Who May Apply:

 

US Citizens

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S.Citizen is required
  • Moving and Relocation expenses are authorized
  • Temporary travel to other duty locations (TDY) will be 5%
  • Personnel Security investigation is required
  • Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized
  • Valid state drivers's license is required

DUTIES:

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As Chief Operations and Maintenance Section, Albany Field office, you will be responsible for delivery of operations and maintenance work on assigned projects, responsible for efficient and economical accomplishment of the mission through the management of Section activities. You are accountable for the overall planning, coordination and direction of assigned Federal Wage (FWS) personnel engaged in the performance of government hired labor construction and maintenance activities at the organization's projects (i.e., navigational locks, navigational channels, and navigational structures).

The services provided by the Operations and Maintenance section at the Albany Field Office are essential to the continued viability of the New York State Canal System, consisting of 56 locks and 524 miles of waterways.

 

  • Implement local or higher authority maintenance program and related policies and directives as they relate to the Operations and Maintenance Section's mission.
  • Formulate local policy and directives for section activities involving the functions of two subordinate units (Operations Unit and Maintenance Unit)
  • Responsible for on-site maintenance activities which include maintenance of the Troy Lock and Dam equipment, structures and facilities; Maintenance of Albany Field Office (AFO) buildings and grounds; and maintenance of heavy mobile equipment and floating plant which includes towboats, barges, cranes, engineering equipment, grounds-keeping equipment, etc.
  • Responsible for off-site maintenance activities which includes removal of hazards to navigation, repairs to navigation structures, etc. at navigation projects throughout the Albany Field Office area of responsibility; which includes, the Hudson River, Narrows of Lake Champlain, Rondout Creek, Esopus Creek, Catskill Creek, to name a few.  
  • Exercise significant responsibilities in dealing with officials of other units or organizations, or in advising management officials of higher rank.
  • Recommend awards or bonuses for non-supervisory personnel and handle other personnel responsibilities; such as performance objectives, assigning work based on priorities, recommending disciplinary actions, participating in selection panels, identifying training and developmental needs of employees, etc.
  • Serve as Lockmaster and   has responsibility for lock operations, maintenance and security requiring scheduling continuous coverage of three shifts per day, 365 days per year

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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.

 

OR

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.

 

 

 

Other Requirements:
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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 RatingQualified 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

 


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

    • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID864057.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

     

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:   for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:

       http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

       

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA NER DECOE
    314 Johnson Street
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    21005-5283
    USA

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Army Applicant Helpdesk at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    NEFS13514997864057D

    Control Number:

    340533100