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Job Title:Interdisciplinary (Regional Technical Specialist Cost Engineering)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number:WTKC142181891187207

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$92,052.00 to $119,668.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 to Saturday, August 16, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801/0808/0810/0830/0850-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Los Angeles, CA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Please see the "Who may apply" section below.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position: Serves as the District cost engineering technical specialist for the military and civil works programs; and for HTRW on an as-needed basis.

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job.  You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.  See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is required approximately 10% of the time.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. citizenship required.

DUTIES:

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Serves as a Regional Technical Specialist in Cost Engineering for the civil works and military programs. Assignments involve work in a broad range of specialized activities related to cost engineering. Incumbent is responsible for the preparation of the civil and military concept, budgetary, design in progress estimates, Independent Government Estimates (IGE’s) for new procurement competitive bidding or negotiation, engineering contract modifications, and field modification cost estimates in accordance with USACE regulatory requirements. Evaluates and participates in construction modification negotiations and provides estimate revisions as necessary during ongoing negotiations. Provides expert guidance regarding cost engineering and estimating for Mega Projects, and prepares reports noting performance of Government Estimates as projects progress. Serves on Agency Technical Review teams and Quality Assurance and quality control teams for the region and or Headquarters USACE. Reviews plans and specifications with emphasis on adequacy of bidding schedule, constructability, and construction schedules.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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 required:

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.

* You 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).

* You 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 Estimating

    ·         Skill in analyzing cost engineering data

    ·         Ability to Provide Cost Engineering Assistance

    ·         Ability to Lead and Mentor Teams

    ·         Ability to Communicate

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 resume.
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.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.



OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Saturday, August 16, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

 


The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.




REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply:  Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility.

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."  See: Transcripts and Licenses

Proof of Eligibility to Apply:  Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The “Proof of Eligibility” document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority.  You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1187207. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application.


NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
DA WER USACE South Pacific Division
US Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific
CPA CENTER ATTN PECH-WER-H
1325 J Street Suite 1450
Sacramento, CA
95814-2922
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.  If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

 

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


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Job Announcement Number:

WTKC142181891187207

Control Number:

377951000