Selective Factor: Applicants must possess a current Professional Engineer license required to perform the duties of the position.
Minimum Education Requirement:
Applicants must meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:
A. Degree: Professional engineering degree from a school of engineering with at least one or more 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 (advanced beyond 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: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished: 1) a thorough knowledge of physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of 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; 2) Written test-Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer in Training exam or the written test required for professional registration; 3) Specified academic courses-Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours 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; or 4) Related curriculum-Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or appropriate professional field provided applicant has 1 year professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
In addition to meeting Basic Education, applicants must have specialized experience as defined below:
GS-12: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service.
Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
GS-12: Experience performing professional engineering duties associated with implementing operation and maintenance program activities for water storage, control, or conveyance facilities. Performing facility examinations or investigations, preparation of written reports to document findings and conclusions, preparation of engineering plans, cost estimates, and schedules; and engineering determinations concerning major aspects of operation and maintenance work. These examples are not all inclusive.
This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission may result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
Applicants must meet all qualification, and as applicable, selective factor requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes. Applicants determined best-qualified will be referred to the selecting official. Applicants determined best-qualified may be required to participate in a timed writing exercise during the interview process as a means to further access their experience in relation to the knowledge, skills and abilities referenced below.
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category.
Best Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications, are highly proficient in the major requirement(s) of the position, and proficient in most of the remaining aspects of the position.
Well Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and are proficient in most aspects of the position.
Qualified candidates are those who meet minimum qualifications and possess only a few aspects of the position.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through their resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Skill in writing agreements for water user operation and maintenance of a facility and in writing specifications and administering contracts for engineering and related services and for procurement of equipment.
2. Knowledge of maintenance techniques and procedures that can be used to formulate, execute, advise on and effect a comprehensive maintenance program.
3. Skill in conducting and participating in meetings by providing technical oversight and direction with private, local, State, and Federal agencies relative to operation and maintenance of a facility.
4. General knowledge of hydrology, water rights, and river and reservoir operating criteria and how they interrelate with the Region's facilities O&M program.
5. Knowledge of engineering concepts, principles, and practices applicable to the full range of civil, hydraulic, hydrologic, mechanical, and structural engineering duties as they relate to the operation and maintenance of a facility.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants rating themselves higher than is apparent in their description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR whose resume/application is incomplete may be removed from employment consideration.
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