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Job Title:Supervisory General Engineer - GS - 0801 - 15 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) - DB

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Job Announcement Number:PHMSA.PSHQ-2013-0018

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 to Thursday, May 02, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. A separate job announcement is being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration. Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: PHMSA.PSHQ-2013-0019.

JOB SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration's (PHMSA) mission is to protect people and the environment from the risk inherent in transportation of hazardous materials - by pipeline and other modes of transportation.

You will report to the Office of Pipeline Safety's (OPS) Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs and manages the OPS Office of Engineering, Research and Development. Serves as principal advisor and provides expertise to the Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety on all technical aspects of hazardous liquid and natural gas pipeline safety issues. You will exercise full authority and accountability for planning, programming directing, organizing, coordinating, budgeting, training, and overseeing the office.  You also are a senior headquarters technical advisor on the safety of any particular pipeline operation or proposed alternative to pipeline regulations.

This position is perfect for a Senior level General Engineer who is looking for challenging assignments.  Administers the pipeline engineering program.  The Director of Engineering, Research and Development is responsible for protecting against risk of life and property inherent in the pipeline transportation of natural gas, petroleum, and other hazardous liquids through inspection and enforcement of federal safety regulations, investigation of accidents and incidents, technical analysis, research and development projects and other technically oriented work, and providing technical assistance to state programs for pipeline safety.  Participates, on a regular basis, with the Associate Administrator and the two Deputy Associate Administrators in establishing national policy and initiatives.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide all required documents by closing date.
  • Position is telework eligible.
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.
  • Announcement also advertised to status applicants: PHMSA.PSHQ-2013-0019

DUTIES:

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As an Supervisory General Engineer, you will

  • Provide policy guidance and direction for the accomplishment of field engineering safety functions in accordance with broad goals and objectives.
  • Determine technical support needs to assist the regional staff and state pipleline safety agencies with execution of compliance reviews, tests, assessments and evaluations of pipeline integrity.
  • Direct preparation of reports evaluating the adequacy and results of testing related to safety and the transportation of natural gas, petroleum, and other hazardous materials by pipeline based on analysis of lessons learned from accidents.
  • Provide advisory services to superiors on program areas of emphasis.
  • Communicate technical information to diverse audiences.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

LEVEL To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
GRADE 15
  • Experience communicating pipeline policies and issues to diverse audiences - including large groups, executives, congressional staff, technical audiences, and the general public.
  • Experience in pipeline engineering, material science, metallurgy and nondestructive evaluation techniques to evaluate technical issues of hazardous liquid and natural gas pipeline safety matters.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


 

MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position:

  • Successful completion of a professional engineering degree at an accredited university or college.
  • OR
  • Have a combination of college level education or training AND technical experience that has furnished you with (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 as an engineer
    2. Evidence of Passing the Engineer-in-Training Written Test.
    3. Successful documented completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences as
      described by OPM.
    4. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under
      professional engineering supervision and guidance.
Please review the OPM page on specifics about required curriculum and for more information on qualifications, please visit GS-800:  All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • SELECTIVE FACTOR: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • DRUG TEST: This position is subject to a pre-employment drug test and random drug testing during employment.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires the ability to obtain and retain a secret security clearance.
  • ETHICS/CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT:  All employees are subject to the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, set out in Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 2635, including restrictions on owning financial interests which may conflict with performance of their duties. Some employees, like those involved in contracting or regulating non-Federal entities, are subject to Executive Branch Financial Disclosure requirements set out in Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 2634.              
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position requires the ability to qualify for and maintain a Government credit card.    
  • TRAVEL: This position requires travel up to 50% of the time.     
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).  

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience, or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here. This position is telework eligible.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be provided by the closing date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE.
  • TRANSCRIPTS - Verifying that you meet the stated education requirements for the series OR an SF-50 showing that you have already qualified and worked in the federal service in this series. The transcripts need not be official. If you are qualifying based on possessing a current Professional Engineer (PE) license, or passing the Engineer in Training (EIT) exam, please provide a copy of PE license or written documented proof of passing the EIT.
  • VETERANS - In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
  • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (falling in the Gold Category).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: TRANSJOBS@dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMIN
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. The most highly qualified candidates in the top group will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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Job Announcement Number:

PHMSA.PSHQ-2013-0018

Control Number:

342227000