- Degree: professional engineering. 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
- 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:
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
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.
Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and
have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in
engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that
included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and
engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible
for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions
that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering
technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical
research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of
competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A.
Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET
programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1
year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature
as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills,
and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of
this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.
Specified academic courses -- Successful completion
of at least 60 semester hours of courses 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
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, chemistry, architecture,
computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu
of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of
professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering
supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan
of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or
several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in
interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not
An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above may
qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors
indicate otherwise, or unless he/she qualifies under the provisions of B.2
related to the EIT examination or BET degree.
TO BE CREDITABLE, XEROX COPIES OF COLLEGE
TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED
Environmental Engineer, GS-0819-11: Must have at least 1 year of experience
equivalent to at least the next lower grade, or 3 years of progressively higher
level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, or Ph.D. or equivalent
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: The following knowledge's, skills, and abilities will be used by the selecting officials to determine the best qualified applicants from which selection will be made:
of the principles, practices, concepts and skill in environmental programs,
sufficient to serve as the expert technical advisor on the various base
and skill to adapt standard practices, equipment, and techniques in developing
technical parameters and preparing justification for development of plans for
improvement or alteration or the construction of new facilities, (e.g. sewer
systems, water supply systems, hazardous waste management systems, oil/water
separators, sluice gates, etc).
of environmental engineering methods and techniques.
and skill to assess the impact of the installation's activities regarding
public safety, ecology, and environment involving matters which are directly or
closely related to public welfare and the protection of natural resources.
to utilize aspects of chemistry, biological science and public health that
pertain to the control or elimination of pollutants.
and skill in conducting inspections, evaluating violations and affecting
*CREDITING EXPERIENCE: NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE MAY BE CREDITED AS FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE WHEN EVALUATED AGAINST THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MILITARY TECHNICIAN POSITION. EXPERIENCE MUST BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND MUST BE DESCRIBED IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION AND/OR résumé. THE LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS DETERMINED BY THE ACTUAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED. BE DESCRIPTIVE, A SIMPLE LIST OF JOB TITLES AND DATES WILL NOT SUFFICE.
Conditions of Employment:
Must maintain appropriate level of security clearance.
Must wear appropriate military uniform including required grooming standards.
Must maintain a compatible military unit, grade and job assignment as required by current directives.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents.
If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.