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Job Title:Project Engineer

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number:SWGJ13617913913750D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$70,509.00 to $91,660.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 24, 2013 to Monday, July 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0808/0810/0830/0850-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Buffalo, 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.

                                                         SPECIAL NOTICE -  PLEASE READ!  

This position is also being announced under SWGJ13617913912707 for "Status Candidates". If you are currently a permanent Department of Army employee with status or have other appointment eligibility(s), ensure to review this announcement to determine if you are eligible to apply and receive consideration.

 

About the Position:
Provides project engineering services for and project management of Architectural/Engineer (A/E) or in-house designed projects for construction, maintenance, alteration, repair, and for special projects or studies. Solves, advises on or evaluates complex project management problems which involve difficult or unusual planning, scheduling, negotiation and coordination, as well as less complex project management assignments.


Who May Apply: Click here for more information.

US Citizens

 

 

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government interest.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Temporary Duty (TDY) is 10-20%.

DUTIES:

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Provides project engineering services for and project management of Architectural/Engineer (A/E) or in-house designed projects for construction, maintenance, alteration, repair, and for special projects or studies.  

  • During the Design development and execution process, develops scopes of work and independent government estimates; performs design submittal reviews; coordinates submittal review comments with others, and attends design review meetings. 
  • During Construction contract development and execution, develops scopes of work and independent government estimates; performs submittal reviews; performs Request For Information (RFI) reviews and provides responses; performs site visits throughout construction and serves as a technical expert/advisor to the project team; assists the project team with facility acceptance to include inspections, punch list development and facility acceptance.  
  • Solves, advises on or evaluates complex project engineering management problems which involve difficult or unusual planning, scheduling, negotiation and coordination, as well as less complex project management assignments.
  • Work requires the application of a broad range of technical disciplines, including architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, structural engineering, environmental, design and construction cost estimating, surveying and mapping, as well as administrative/management functions such as funds control, design cost estimating, contract analysis, contract negotiation, contract administration, and project scheduling and tracking.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized experience: To qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-11).  Specialized experience is defined as: experience managing, designing, scheduling and budgeting projects, including civil/site work, structural, mechanical, environmental, vertical and horizontal building construction projects; experience preparing construction contract documents, A-E Scope of Work and estimating the cost associated with these services; experience with and working knowledge of code and compliance regulations such as Unified Facilities Criteria and Guide Specifications, ASHRAE, International and NYS Building Codes, OSHA/Safety compliance requirements and Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED) principles.


BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for Civil Engineer/Mechanical Engineer/Electrical Engineer

 

Bachelor's or higher-level degree in engineering from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). NOTE: THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY. (You must provide transcripts to support education).

OR

Bachelor's or higher-level degree in engineering. The curriculum included 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) statistics, dynamics+ADs- (b) strength of materials (stress/strain relationships)+ADs- (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics+ADs- (d) thermodynamics+ADs- (e) electrical fields and circuits+ADs- (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties)+ADs- and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science of physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. (You must provide transcripts to support educational claims).

OR

Currently registered as a professional engineer by a state in the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. I also have college-level education, training, and/or technical expertise 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. (You must provide transcripts to support educational claims).

OR

Completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology Bachelor's Engineering Technology (BET)from an accredited college or 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 ABET+ADs- and I have successfully passed the Engineer in Training examination, or the written test required for professional registration, that is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. (You must provide transcripts to support educational claims).

OR

Combination of at least 4 years of college-level education, training, and/or technical expertise that included successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including the courses listed in paragraph B above. The courses are fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum. (You must provide transcripts to support educational claims).

 

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for Architect

 

Bachelor's degree or above in architecture. (You must provide transcripts to support educational claims).

OR

Bachelor's degree in a field related to architecture that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least 30 semester hours were in architecture design AND 6 hours were in EACH of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems. (You must provide transcripts to support educational claims).

OR

Bachelor's degree in architectural engineering, in which the completed course work provided knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to courses in architectural design, structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems. (You must provide transcripts to support educational claims).

OR

Combination of education and experience as follow: at least 1 year of experience in an architect's office or in architectural work for each year short of graduation from a program of study in architecture. In the absence of college courses, 5 years of such experience is required. This experience must have demonstrated that the applicant has acquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture. (You must provide transcripts to support educational claims).

 

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

 

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

 

A copy of your transcripts from an accredited college or university must be submitted at the time of application.  If selected, official transcripts will be required.

 

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 trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is required.

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.

 

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 he or she attains 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 - http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

·   Competitive salaries

·   Generous retirement programs - http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp or

·   Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time

·   Flexible work environment 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:

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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.

 


HOW TO APPLY:

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

1. Your resume: 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 Monday, July 08, 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 ID913750.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,


2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your response to the questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and

 

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 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX 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.

·          Online Application (Questionnaire)

·          Transcripts: This position has an education requirement or  a combination of education and experience so you must submit your college transcripts with your application. 

Submission of transcripts is required regardless of whether or not you currently occupy or have in the past occupied a position requiring the same education

·          If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.   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.

  • Submission of transcripts is required regardless of whether or not you currently occupy or have in the past occupied a position requiring the same education

  • 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 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:

    Kaleigh E. Tatar
    Phone: (716)879-4142
    Email: KALEIGH.E.TATAR@USACE.ARMY.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA SWR USACE LRD
    PO Box 59
    Louisville, KY
    40201

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    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. 

     

    If no email address is provided, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Applicant Manager.  Hard copy notifications will not be sent to applicant.

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: applicanthelp@conus.army.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    SWGJ13617913913750D

    Control Number:

    346151200