In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: preparing large and complex Civil Works Projects
and Military Construction cost estimates from budgetary parametric to detailed
construction bid estimate, for project such as dams and appurtenant structures;
slurry wall, deep soil mix, and jet grouting for levees construction; aircraft
runways and taxiways; and bridges. Experience as a member or as a lead
negotiator in construction contract and claims negotiations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-12.
must possess an active Professional Engineering or Architect License in good
standing issued by any one of the 50 states, or its territories (Attach a copy
of your PE or PA license certificate to your application package).
must possess a Tri-Service Cost Engineering Certification
with a level rating of CCC or CCE. (Attach a copy
of your certification to your application package).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of Construction Cost
Skill in analyzing cost engineering
Ability to Provide Cost Engineering
Ability to Lead and Mentor Teams
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-12 grade (or equivalent).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the
required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the
qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education
for experience is permitted.
The Engineer and Architect
occupations have specific educational requirements which apply to all positions.
Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S.
college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited
by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary,
U.S. Department of Education. You have to attach a copy of your transcripts to
your application package under the document type Transcripts.
Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education
Requirements for the entire list of education and combination of
education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions
Only Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order
to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the
Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements
or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please
go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education
websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
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.
- Requires possession of or ability to
acquire a valid state driver's license.
- Incumbent will
visit other locations by driving government vehicle and by other means.
- Work outside the
office involves exposure to varying weather conditions, walking over rough,
uneven surfaces, climbing, stooping, bending, and entering confined spaces,
requiring use of hard hats and appropriate safety gear.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.
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.