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Job Title:Civil Engineer

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Aviation Administration

Job Announcement Number:AWP-ARP-14-BDA6615-35077

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$68,251.00 to $127,356.00 / Per Year
The salary listed includes a 35.15% locality payment.

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 to Tuesday, May 06, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

FV-0810-H/I

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Brisbane, CA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens - This announcement is open to all U.S. Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Sensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Business Component: Western Pacific Region, San Francisco Airports District Office (SFO-ADO)



No Permanent Change of Station (PCS) payments are authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed
  • This position may be filled at the FV-H or FV-I Pay Band Level.

DUTIES:

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Duties and Responsibilities: Serves as a Civil Engineer and Program Manager for airport development projects for the Office of Airports (ARP), San Francisco Airports District Office (SFO-ADO), in support of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The SFO-ADO serves as the principal Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organization responsible for all airport program matters in airport design, construction, maintenance, operations and safety. Provides program management for the development of public-use airports identified in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).

Reviews and comments on project engineering design drawings, including plans and specifications for compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical standards and funding eligibility requirements. Reviews pavement design forms and mix designs. Reviews Construction Safety Phasing Plans for compliance with established requirements. Visits airports including current and proposed construction sites (which may include rough and ungraded terrain), observes construction progress, performs construction inspections, and reviews progress documentation in support of grant payment requests. Ensures acceptable levels of safety are being provided and is in compliance with grant obligations.

Conducts pre-design, preconstruction and construction meetings for federally and non-federally funded projects to ensure conformance with FAA approved project documents. Coordinates with other FAA divisions regarding reimbursable agreements and projects that may affect an FAA facility or operation. Ensures development projects meet FAA regulations, standards, and guidance.

Reviews, evaluates, and makes recommendations on all aspects of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants-in-aid program regarding the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) process, AIP, and Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) funding eligibility, justification, and conformance with the approved Airport Layout Plan (ALP). Ensures projects are in compliance with FAAs regulations, advisory circulars, orders, guidance, and grant assurances.

Serves as primary contact with local, state, and federal officials in the coordination, evaluation, and approval of federal grants for airports.

Reviews and approves contracts, including change orders and supplemental agreements, and determines eligibility of work.

Represents the ADO at runway safety meetings and makes recommendations to the ADO manager regarding funding allocations for any recommended runway safety projects to enhance safety at assigned airports.

Collaborates with public airport owners within the context of the national airport system by applying technical and programming expertise resulting in the sound investment of federal funds. Negotiates with non-agency officials to resolve areas of conflict.

Reviews and makes recommendations to ADO management regarding requests for Modification of Standards (MOS) for design and construction documents. Reviews and processes aeronautical studies.

Conducts airport safety inspections and determines status of compliance with Federal agreements.

Maintains currency with airport planning, environmental, engineering, construction and design standards to assure currency and compliance of Regulations, Orders, etc. within assigned programs.

Prepares correspondence including Congressionals, briefing papers, approval letters and guidance to sponsors associated with all aspects of airport development.

Works independently to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity through field inspections, review of status reports, and project closeout reports. Collaborates with airport sponsors to resolve area of conflict.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements:
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or combination of education and experience.

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.
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.

Specialized Experience:
In addition to the basic qualifications you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade or pay band in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

To qualify at the FV-H band, you must demonstrate in your application that you posses at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-G, FG/GS-5/7/9. Specialized experience may include but is not limited to work applying experience and detailed knowledge of Civil Engineering theory, practices and techniques and a comprehensive understanding of economics, planning, design and construction practices.

To qualify at the FV-I band, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-H, FG/GS-10/11/12. Specialized experience may include but is not limited to work applying experience and detailed knowledge of Civil Engineering theory, practices and techniques and a comprehensive understanding of economics, planning, design and construction practices.

You MUST submit a copy of your college transcripts or certificates by the closing date of this announcement.

Positive Education Requirement:
This position has a positive education requirement. A copy of your final college or university transcript, other proof of Engineering Degree, or a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, reflecting the highest grade you held in an engineering position, MUST accompany your application if you have never held a position in the Engineering (0800) series with the FAA. Documents may be either uploaded/attached to your online application package or faxed to (310) 725-7847 (please include your name and vacancy announcement number on all faxed documents).

Foreign Education Requirement:
Must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. Educational Institution in terms of equivalency to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included in your application package. If you do not include a copy of the evaluation as part of your application package, your foreign education will not be considered.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.

  • Applicant must demonstrate experience in airport design, construction standards and methods.

Evaluation Criteria

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Ability to inspect airports for pavement, project designs, and other structural deficiencies and unsafe conditions.
2. Skill in the application, theory, principles, concepts, and design fundamentals of civil engineering and engineering science disciplines.
3. Knowledge of airport planning, environmental, engineering, construction, and design standards.
4. Ability to work effectively as part of a team and establish and maintain effective personal relationships with coworkers, stakeholders, etc., and collaborate with them in resolving complex and/or controversial issues.
5. Ability to convey technical information to a variety of audiences in meetings, presentations, or briefings.
6. Ability to plan, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks independently and within established time frames.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate. Answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.


We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:



Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated.

To preview the application questionnaire, click the following link: View Application Questionnaire


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: http://www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/benefits/



OTHER INFORMATION:

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Travel may be required.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all external announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this external announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include work history that describes how you meet the answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate. Your answers may be adjusted as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA); listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay, COLA, Citizenship

HOW TO APPLY:

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You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Submitted" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Submitted" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor name and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary

  • Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

    You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

    Forms:
    • SF-15  : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. Documents may be either uploaded/attached to your online application package or faxed to (310) 725-7847 (please include your name and vacancy announcement number on all faxed documents).

If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to employment.

DD Form 214 (documenting that your service was honorable or general).
All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Deone Ambrose, Human Resources Specialist
Phone: (310) 725-7877
Fax: (310) 725-7847
Email: deone.l.ambrose@faa.gov
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
Western Pacific Region-AHF-W300
15000 Aviation Blvd
Human Resources Services Division
Lawndale, CA
90261
US
Fax: (310) 725-7847

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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Job Announcement Number:

AWP-ARP-14-BDA6615-35077

Control Number:

367386000