EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Individual Occupation Requirement (IOR) for GS-810: Civil Engineering Series, IOR for GS-800, All Profesional Engineering Positions).
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must show successful completion of a full 4-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelors or higher degree in engineering in an accredited college or university.
To be acceptable, the curriculum must:
A. (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
- Combination of education and experiencecollege-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:
1. Professional registration--Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: In addition to meeting the basic entry level qualification requirements, applicants must have the following:
GS-14: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service in the field of professional engineering involving the planning, design, construction, and/or maintenance of structures and facilities which included organizing, analyzing, and interpreting engineering data, problems, situations, identifying issues and solutions and making recommendations and decisions. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR
In addition to the qualification requirements above, candidates must possess
the following type and amount of experience determined to be essential to the
position and should address the following factors in their application or
Registration as a Professional
Engineer (PE) is essential to the position which has responsibility for making
highly technical engineering decisions for high hazard dams and irrigation
structures which could affect the public safety of dam operations, irrigation
workers, and nearby populations if dams or structures fail to operate
correctly. Engineering policy decisions for the Irrigation, Power and Safety of
Dams Programs involving public safety must be done or approved by a Registered
Professional Engineer. Applicants must submit a copy of their current
certification of professional engineering registration.
Selective factors are knowledges, skills, abilities,
or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in a
qualification standard, but are determined to be essential to perform the
duties and responsibilities of the position. Applicants who do not meet the
selective factor are ineligible for further consideration.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evalution upon request. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Dept of Ed.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicants successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
OTHER: Incumbent may be required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid drivers license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
TELEWORK: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
Incumbent will be required to file an OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report Form in accordance with 5 CFR Part 2634, Subpart I.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
POLICY FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION
PROGRAM REVIEW AND ANALYSIS
TRAINING AND MENTORING EMPLOYEES
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.