Job Title: Civil Engineer (Structural)Job Announcement Number: FERC-MP-2014-0003
Department: Department Of Energy
Agency: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 to
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people under special hiring authorities.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. As part of our goal, we are seeking highly skilled individuals to assist in carrying out the mission of this agency. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assists consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means. To learn more about the Commission, please visit www.ferc.gov.
This position is located in the Office of Energy Projects, Division of Dam Safety and Inspections in Washington, DC; position is included in the Bargaining Unit. Please note - Only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official. More than one selection may be made from this announcement and the office for that selection may vary. The incumbent will work as a civil engineer and must be knowledgeable in the investigation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of dams and hydroelectric power facilities, applying one or more of the following disciplines of civil engineering to the investigation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of dams and hydroelectric power facilities: structural, hydrologic, geotechnical and/or engineering geology. Assignments may require substantial travel and can involve hiking in mountainous terrain, climbing steeply inclined faces of dams, ladders, spillway structures and descending into dam galleries, penstocks, and tunnels. The ability to communicate effectively with others is also important.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must meet specialized experience; must submit SF-50 at time of application
- One year probationary period may be required
- Generally, male applicants must be registered with the Selective Service
- A background investigation is required
- Transcripts are required at time of application; unofficial are accepted
DUTIES:Back to top
Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:
- Inspection, engineering evaluation and analyses of hydroelectric projects including dams to ensure the safety of the projects.
- Inspection, engineering evaluation and analyses of hydroelectric projects to ensure compliance with the terms of the license, the provisions of the Federal Power Act, and the Commission's regulations.
- Prepares engineering reports to establish and document the dam safety, public safety and environmental and license compliance of the hydroelectric project.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
In addition to meeting the minimum educational requirement for Engineers, candidates must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized Experience is defined as experience applying structural engineering to the investigation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of dams and hydroelectric power facilities.
You must show successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in engineering. For more information on education requirements, click here: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/gs0800/0800.htm
You must meet these educational requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. You must meet Time-in-Grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Transcripts and SF-50 must be submitted at time of application. All required documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts,SF-50, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume to ensure that you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. Your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The ideal candidate will possess the following:
1. Demonstrated knowledge of structural engineering related to all areas associated with the safety of dams and knowledgeable in the investigation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of dams, hydroelectric power facilities, risk assessment, and risk informed decision making.
2. Demonstrated skills in analyzing dam safety engineering and compliance matters related to the design, construction, inspection, remediation, operation and environmental impacts of hydroelectric projects.
3. Demonstrated ability to prepare and present clear, concise and well-organized engineering reports, both orally and in writing
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BENEFITS:Back to top
We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes: Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards; Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year; Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire; A wide choice of health insurance plans, and coverage for pre-existing conditions. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums; Flexible spending accounts for health care and for dependent care, employee assistance programs, flexible work schedules, and health and fitness programs. Learn more about Federal benefits programs by clicking here
When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. You must submit all required information by the closing date. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned. If you are selected at a grade lower than the highest shown in this listing, you will be placed under a career development plan and can be non-competitively promoted when you successfully complete the requirements for the higher grade. Before entering on duty, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually. Relocation expenses will not be paid; position requires some travel
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.
Please click on the following link for detailed instructions on how to apply: How To Apply Tips for Applying
For example, if the specialized experience requires presenting information to a large audience, your resume might include speeches or presentations you've given.
-Verify your resume clearly indicates possession of the competencies and required specialized experience listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations
section of this announcement.
-Submit all requested documentation; e.g., SF-50, performance appraisal, transcripts
Please note that if you do not provide all required information by the closing of the announcement, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration, e.g. Vet's Preference, for which you may be eligible).CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES --
Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment; Submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action,
which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".) If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit an SF-50 showing that. Please submit transcripts/SF-50; Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 showing this grade in order to receive credit. (FERC EMPLOYEES ARE ALSO REQUIRED to submit any SF-50 which documents the experience with another organization other than FERC). CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here. SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility. VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) DOCUMENTATION If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You can check the status of your application by logging into your My USAJobs account. You may be notified up to four points in the application process. You may check the status of your application by logging into your My USAJobs account. You may be notified up to four points in the application process. You may be notified up to four points in the application process. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.