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Job Title:Supervisory Civil Engineer, GS-0810-14 (LP-DEU)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-DO-2013-110

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$103,771.00 to $134,899.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 to Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0810-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

FULL TIME - PERMANENT

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lakewood, CO, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and Nationals.  

JOB SUMMARY:

Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: http://www.usbr.gov. View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/.

Reclamation is seeking a professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Supervisory Civil Engineer. Responsibilities include supervising the development and maintenance of technology related to the structural analysis and design of concrete arch, gravity, and buttress dams, powerplants, pumping plants, water conveyance structures, and other buildings.

Would you enjoy serving as a supervisor of a multi-disciplined work group consisting of technical specialists, civil and structural engineers, civil engineering technicians, and clerical personnel?  You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.  

Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with stellar growth potential! Great Benefits Package: paid vacation, sick days, holidays, health and life insurance and an excellent retirement package! 

LOCATION: Technical Service Center, Civil Engineering Services Division, Structural Analysis Group.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National
  • Suitable for Federal Employment, determined by background investigation.
  • You must submit resume and supporting documentation (See How to Apply)
  • You must meet specialized experience requirements; (See Qualifications)
  • For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Required documents
  • Must have current, valid Professional Engineer License

DUTIES:

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-Supervises the development and maintenance of technology relating to the structural analysis and design of concrete arch, gravity, and buttress dams, powerplants, pumping plants, water conveyance structures, and other buildings.
-Responsible for developing and implementing continuous improvement of processes that ensure technical products/services provided are of high technical quality and provided in a timely and efficient manner.
-Directs supervision of all staff within the Group including Senior Civil Engineers at the GS-14 and GS-13 levels, GS-11 and GS-12  journeyman, entry level civil engineers grades GS-5-9 and an engineering technician.
-Reviews and evaluates operations to make work assignments.
-Performs all administrative supervisory duties including interviewing candidates, developing performance standards and evaluating work performance, resolving serious work related problems or complaints, approving time sheets, overtime, travel, and training expenses, etc.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must first meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:

A. Degree: 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
B. 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 positions.

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 A.

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 all-inclusive.)

Professional Engineering experience is defined as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by 1) professional knowledge of engineering; 2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and 3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the Basic Education Qualification Requirements, applicants must have additional specialized experience as defined below:

GS-14: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-13 level in Federal service.

DEFINITION OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:  Engineering experience with static and seismic structural analysis and design of dams, power plants, pumping plants, and water conveyance structures.

GS-14 SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: This position requires a current valid professional engineering license.  Failure to provide proof of this license with your application will make you ineligible.
Ability to get a non-critical sensitive security clearance within 90 days of selection.


You must meet all qualification requirements, including any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position.  If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories:  1)  Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified.  Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.  The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through your resume and responses to the online questions. 

1.  Professional knowledge of advanced civil/structural engineering principles as applied to static and seismic structural analysis and design of concrete arch, gravity, and buttress dams, powerplants, pumping plants, and water conveyance structures. Professional knowledge of quantitative risk analysis applied to concrete dams.

2.  Ability to manage, coach, and mentor a multi-disciplined staff to reach their full potential, to achieve results, to provide exceptional customer service, and to produce high-quality products and services.

3.  Ability to market Group and Technical Service Center-wide service, schedule work, allocate human and financial resources to respond to changing workloads, establish and meet budgets, assign appropriate staff for various work assignments, formulate Group vision, and set Group goals and objectives.

4.  Ability to effectively communicate with persons of varied backgrounds both verbally and in writing to convey information and technical/business details using tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy to resolve conflicts 

Applicant’s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. 

Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications.  If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.


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BENEFITS:

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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit:  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

--This position is designated as a NON-CRITICAL SENSITIVE National Security position.  It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated National Security Background Investigation.  This is a condition of employment.

--Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov.

--Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

--Telwork Indicator:  The Bureau of Reclamation has determined the duties of this position are only suitable for situational and emergency telework. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of the page. This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html. As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position. Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to codo@usbr.gov, fax directly to the HR Office at 303-445-6349, mail to (DFC) 6th and Kipling Building 67, Rm 348, Denver, CO 80225, OR hand-deliver to HR Office: Denver Federal Center (DFC) 6th and Kipling, Bldg 67, Rm 348, Denver, CO 80225. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

 --TRANSCRIPT(S): All applicants MUST furnish a copy of your college transcript(s), if applicable. If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.

--P.E. LICENSE: A current valid professional engineering license. Provide proof of license with your application.

--DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

--For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

--For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form. --For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.

--CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP-ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Service Center
Phone: 303-445-2684
Fax: 303-445-6349
Email: codo@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 25007
DFC, Bldg. 67
Attn: 84-52200
Denver, CO
80225-0007
US
Fax: 303-445-6349

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

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Job Announcement Number:

BR-DO-2013-110

Control Number:

346813300