You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position.
Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education.
Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
GS-08: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level.
Education: There is no substitution of education for the GS-08 grade level.
Examples of specialized experience are: develops design specifications for conventional equipment or structures to meet specific requirements, and devises means to overcome problems such as weight and space limitations; inspects an entire project of limited size or complexity, such as relatively small one or two-story facilities or buildings that did not include any major mechanical installations or other complicating features; or a forest road construction project that involves only clearing, grading, and drainage structures; observes work site and activities for safety practices; as an engineering technician, performs structural stress and strength tests requiring substantial equipment/procedures modification, makes minor adaptations to standard tests, and selects suitable sensors and recording devices.
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-08 grade level;
Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related;
Combination of Education and Specialized Experience: An appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position).
Examples of specialized experience are: performs computations and makes layouts, as required; ascertains that all information needed for a project is provided in accordance with appropriate design and drafting standards; recommends changes to correct errors or nonconformance with established design practices and standards; develops and submits maintenance proposals for construction or repair of ground facilities, such as road surface and bridges; maintains records and monitors project construction of roads, trails, bridges, drainage structures, and other systems of limited scope; performs technical review of drawings and exercises judgment in selecting best of all possible design layouts.
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level;
Education: There is no substitution of education for the GS-10 grade level.
Examples of specialized experience are: conducts a wide range of non-standard surveys and data collection activities to provide data for civil engineering project designs; makes field surveys and collects field data required for engineering plans for design and construction on Forest administrative sites; makes recommendations for solutions to routine construction project problems that can be resolved by calculations typical to civil engineering projects; engages in factual, technical information exchanges with coworkers who are performing related work; does conditions surveys and records data to maintain and update databases; prepares engineering data reports and recommends priorities, which are used in the formulation of cost estimates and bills of materials.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements as of the closing date of the announcement.
May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. Eligible applicants will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. Applicants with veterans’ preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans’ preference within each category.
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