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Job Title:Interdisciplinary

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number:SCBK140182421075985D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$70,629.00 to $91,816.00 / Per Year


Friday, April 25, 2014 to Friday, May 09, 2014




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Huntsville, AL View Map


United States Citizens






Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.



About the Position:

Positions are located in various Directorates within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Huntsville Center. Projects range in complexity and size. Designated projects typically involve many varied complex features concerning the coordination and management of functional, technical, and administrative project aspects and leading project delivery teams (PDTs).

The employee will work in an adequately lighted and ventilated office environment.  We are dedicated to developing our employees through challenging work assignments, training, and educational opportunities. Huntsville is a high-tech city nestled between the edge of the Appalachian Mountains in North Alabama and the Tennessee River.  Huntsville has one of the largest research parks in the United States. It is also home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, championship golf courses, museums, professional theater, symphony, sport franchises. 

This is an Interdisciplinary position which may be filled under any of the following titles and occupational series, depending on the qualifications of the applicant and needs of the agency:

Architect, GS-0808

Civil Engineer, GS-0810

Environmental Engineer, GS-0819

Mechanical Engineer, GS-0830

Electrical Engineer, GS-0850

Chemical Engineer, GS-0893

Physical Scientist, GS-1301


Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


More than one vacancy may be filled through this announcement should the need arise.




  • Occasional Travel
  • Temporary Duty Travel Up to 25%


  • Yes
  • Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May Be Authorized


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    • Responsible for the overall management, control coordination and execution of assigned programs and projects.
    • Reviews project progress, measuring performance and taking necessary corrective actions to maintain agreed upon schedule and cost.
    • Communicate project issues and resolutions with senior management, contractors and customers
    • Manages project contingency funds to ensure efficient and effective utilization.


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    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet the basic qualifications for one of the series listed below.

    Civil Engineer, GS-0810; Environmental Engineer, GS-0819; Mechanical Engineer, GS-0830; Electrical Engineer, GS-0850; or Chemical Engineer, GS-0893 - Basic Qualifications: To qualify, applicants must meet at least one of the following Basic Entry Requirements and provide supporting documentation for verification:

    A. Possess a bachelor's or higher degree is professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: 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: Successful completion of 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:

    a) Professional registration-Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.

    b) Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A. Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.

    c) Specified academic courses--Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses 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.

    d) Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

    Physical Scientist, GS-1301 -Basic Qualifications: To qualify, applicants must meet at least one of the following Basic Entry Requirements and provide supporting documentation for verification:

    A. Possess a bachelor's or higher degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.


    B. Combination of education and experience: Successful completion of college level education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    Architect, GS-0808 - Basic Qualifications: To qualify, applicants must meet at least one of the following Basic Entry Requirement and provide supporting documentation for verification:

    A. Possess a bachelor's or higher degree in Architecture; or related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.


    B. Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings.

    Specialized experience:

    Applicants must have one year of specialized experience in private industry, public service, non-profit or volunteer work that is equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience is typically in or related to the work of the position as described in the Major Duties above.

    To qualify at the GS-12 grade level, applicants must have the following:

    One year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level performing the following:

    Experience initiating, executing, and managing complex facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization projects; the sequencing and timing of key project events and milestones; coordinating project activities with stakeholders and contractors; and methods of evaluating accomplishment of project milestones.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) in the following areas:

    ·          Knowledge of Project Management

    ·          Skill in Data Analysis

    ·          Skill in Oral Communication

    ·          Skill in Using Automation Software






    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.  For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

    ·   Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.

    ·   Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience.


    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • This position requires a Secret Security Clearance.
    • This position requires submission of an annual Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450 uponentering the position and annually.
    • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Career Field Position.
    • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level II in Acquisiton Career Field Facilities Engineering within 24 months of entrance on duty.


    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.


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    The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.


    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Proceduresinformation sheet.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 18.
    • The state of Alabama is a tax advantage state and does not tax federal retirement benefits.


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    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
    Friday, May 09, 2014 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.


    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment.  A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."  See: Transcripts and Licenses

    If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1075985. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application

    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Agency Information:
    DA SCR Redstone Arsenal
    Building 5308
    Redstone Arsenal, AL


    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

    If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

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