Candidates must meet the educational requirements for engineering; additionally, candidates at the GS-11 level must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-9 level. Specialized Experience for the GS-11 is defined as: Experience in addressing environmental engineering issues. Candidates at the GS-11 can also qualify based on 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PhD. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Candidates at the GS-12 level must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level. Specialized Experience for the GS-12 is defined as: Experience in addressing engineering issues associated with the processing of hydropower development applications. Candidates at the GS-13 level must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized Experience for the GS-13 is defined as: Experience in addressing complex engineering issues assocaited with the processing of hydropower development applications.
To be considered, candidates must meet the educational requirements for an Engineer. The link to the OPM Qualification Standard for Engineers is:
**You must meet these educational requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
**If you are using a combination of education and experience to qualify for this position, you must meet the educational requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS IN ORDER FOR COURSEWORK TO BE VERIFIED; FAILURE TO INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES NOT BEING CONSIDERED; TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION; UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. You must meet Time-in-Grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Transcripts must be submitted at time of application. All required documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. SF-50, transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume to ensure that you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. Your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The ideal candidate will possess the following:
1. Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to construction practices, engineering economics, geology and soils, sediment transport, water quality, river hydrology, groundwater, and marine environments associated with proposed or existing hydropower and hydrokinetic projects.
2. Demonstrated skills in reviewing and resolving construction, engineering economics, geology and soils, sediment transport, water quality, river hydrology, groundwater, and marine environment related issues and in preparing sections of environmental documents and reports.
3. Demonstrated ability to actively participate in meetings and technical sessions with regard to construction, engineering economics, geology and soils, sediment transport, water quality, river hydrology, groundwater, and marine environment related matters with attorneys, engineers, hydrologists, and biologists from licensees, license applicants, local, state, and federal agencies, and members of the public.
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