Applications must first meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below: A. Professional engineering degree from a school of engineering with at least one or more 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 (advanced beyond 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 physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of 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; 2) Written test--Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer in Training exam or the written test required for professional registration; 3) Specified academic courses--Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours 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; or 4) Related curriculum--Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or appropriate professional field provided applicant has 1 year professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the Basic Education Qualification Requirement, applicants must have additional specialized experience as defined below:
GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-12 level in the 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: GS-13: Specialized experience is defined as professional engineering experience working on large industrial facilities, such as power generation facilities, that require engineering support for the associated electrical and mechanical equipment. This experience must also involve project management experience such as preparation and coordination of scopes of work, schedules, and budgets.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, including any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS Additionally all applicants must: 1. Hold an active "Project Management Professional" credential (from the Project Management Institute) OR 2. Hold a "FAC-P/PM Journeyman Level" credential (per the DOI FAC-P/PM Program Policy Guide dated August 2009) OR 3. Be a registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil) AND possess the following project management experience: a) Experience in leading and directing projects under general supervision within the constraints of schedule, budget and scope. The experience must indicate you can manage projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables. b) A minimum of 4500 hours of project management experience that: a. Dates back at least three years from application submittal date. b. Does not date back further than eight years from the application submittal date. c. Occurred over a minimum of 36 months (gaps in experience and overlapping experience will not be counted). d. Includes experience in each of the following process areas when all projects are totaled, but not on each project: i. Initiating ii. Planning iii. Executing iv. Monitoring and Controlling v. Closing
If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications. An official transcript bears the University Seal and a signature certifying its authenticity and must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Academic transcripts certified by notary publics are NOT official. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to reporting to work as a condition of employment. Failure to submit official transcripts may be grounds for dismissal or rescission of the job offer.
This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
You must meet all qualification requirements and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating and selection procedures will be used to evaluate applications from this announcement. 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 60 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. Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques used in engineering to design features associated with hydroelectric systems and associated equipment.
2. Ability to monitor and execute schedules; identify resource constraints; and provide technical assistance for multiple engineering, procurement, and construction contracts
3. Skill in following project management processes to execute complex projects and program work.
4. Skill in team leadership and conflict resolution processes involving engineers, planners, construction inspectors, contractors, contracting officers and others.
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. To preview questions please click here.