EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards
for Professional and Scientific Positions, GS-0810 Civil Engineering Series,
IOR for GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions, and/or BIA
Excepted Standards, GS-0810).
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES:
1. 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)
statistics, 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
2. 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated
by one of the following:
registration--Current registration as a professional engineer by any State,
the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
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.
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.
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-12: 1 year of
specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal
Service such as performing engineering work in construction and maintenance
programs for buildings, facilities, bridges, major structures, roads, etc.;
design and prepare project plans and specifications; establish inspection
requirements; develop hazard reduction program; and provide engineering
expertise and technical guidance on various topics.
GS-11: 1 year of specialized
experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service that
included the performing of professional engineering work related to the
development, design, planning, construction, and maintenance of transportation
projects. OR 3 years of progressively higher level
graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or
equivalent doctoral degree.
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 is required 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.
U.S. citizenship is required. Appointees are required to provide verification of
citizenship and employment eligibility.
TELEWORK: The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating
and Selection procedures. Under category rating, applicants who meet basic
minimum qualification requirements established for the position and whose
job-related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities have been assessed
are ranked in two or more predefined quality categories. The final certificate
will group applicants into the top category, applying veterans preference as
appropriate, instead of ranking the applicants in numeric score order.
If basically qualified, you will be further evaluated to assess
the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and
education in relation to the job related competencies or knowledge, skills, and
abilities required for the position and placed in one of the following
BEST QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess all of the job related
competencies identified as important for successful job performance.
WELL QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess a majority, (i.e., more
than half but not all) of the job related competencies needed for successful
QUALIFIED: Applicants meet the basic eligibility and minimum
qualification requirements but do not meet the definition of Best Qualified
or Well Qualified as described above.
Preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles
within each quality category. Veterans preference is absolute
within each quality category. Compensable veterans (CPS and CP) will
"float" to the top of the highest category regardless of their final
rating, except for Professional positions at GS-9 & above where they would
be placed at the top of the category determined by their final rating.
Non-compensable veterans (XP and TP) will go to the top of the category
provided their final rating meets the cut-off rating for that category.
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:
- PROJECT MANAGEMENT
- PLANNING AND EVALUATING
- CONTRACTING / PROCUREMENT
- TECHNICAL COMPETENCE
- INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
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.