Minimum Education Requirement: Applicants must meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:
A. 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 electronics.
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 (see U.S. Office of Personnel Management qualifications standards operating manual for specifics): (1) professional registration; (2) written test (EIT); (3) specified academic courses; (4) related curriculum.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States you 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.
In addition to meeting Basic Education, applicants must have specialized experience or additional education as defined below:
GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service OR three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. in the field of civil engineering.
GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-11 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-11: Civil engineering experience with application of hydrologic concepts preparing preliminary and final designs and specifications, appraisal and feasibility designs, costs estimates for construction of water resources projects (e.g., natural channels, dams, reservoirs, canals, power and pumping plants, tunnels, soil structures, bridges, irrigation systems; Civil engineering experience with application of hydrologic concepts performing technical reviews of design analysis, plans and specifications for construction contract documents, studies, reports, etc. of civil engineered water resources structures to assure technical accuracy, feasibility, and compliance with agency and other federal, state and local agencies. These examples are not all inclusive.
GS-12:Civil engineering experience performing technical analysis of hydrologic data, developing preliminary and final designs, plans and specifications, and data modeling for river restoration projects or water resource projects specific to the restoration or enhancement of riverine environments (e.g., natural channel restoration, fish/wildlife restoration, wetlands, flood plains).Civil engineering experience with application of hydrologic concepts in managing water resources projects specific to the restoration/enhancement of riverine environments through planning, design and construction to include technical reviews of design analysis, plans, specifications for technical adequacy, feasibility and compliance with environmental and government laws and regulations.These examples are not all inclusive.
This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish 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 may result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
Applicants must meet all qualification, and as applicable, time-in-grade, and selective factor requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review resumes and transcript(s) to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. Applicants determined best-qualified criteria will be referred to the selecting official.
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. Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.
- Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.
- Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
- Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through their resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Professional knowledge civil engineering concepts, theories principles and practices, including water resources, hydraulic engineering, and hydrology with emphasis on water and related natural resources.
2. Knowledge of project management concepts, principles, methods and practices.
3. Knowledge of civil engineering design to prepare, review and analyze engineering drawings, plans, cost estimates and specifications for design and construction projects.
4. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing and in interpersonal relationships to promote effective management of engineering projects through public involvement, team building, conflict resolution, and negotiation techniques.
5. Ability to serve as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration.
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