In addition to the educational requirements, candidates for the GS-12 level must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level. Candidates for the GS-13 level must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level.
Specialized experience is defined as: Experience in 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, hydraulic, geotechnical, and engineering geology.
**Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy.
All candidates must meet the Educational Requirement for Engineers.
The Educational Requirement for Engineers can be found at the following link:
All educational requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Transcripts 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, 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 thorugh a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identify and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, responses to the questionnaire and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the 'Best Qualified', 'Well Qualified', or 'Qualified' Category. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The Occupational Questions are used to evaluate your relevant educational and work experience. The questions are related to competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities such as:
1. Demonstrated knowledge of geotechnical, structural, hydrologic, hydraulic, seismic, risk assessment, risk informed decision making and other civil engineering disciplines involved in the dam safety design, inspection, remediation, construction, and operation of hydropower projects.
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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