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    Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

    About the Position:
    Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26JUL12 DODI 1400.25 V1230, DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Employment in Foreign Areas and Employee Return Rights. Visit http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/140025v1230.pdf.

    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.

    • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
    • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
    • Excepted Service Overseas Family Member Appointment
    • Family Member Preference (FMP) for Overseas Employment
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Military Spouse Preference (MSP) for Overseas Employment
    • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

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    Prepare estimates for in-house designs and review estimates prepared by Architect-Engineer (A-E) firms and other supporting USACE districts. Prepare Government cost estimates for Invitations For Bids (IFBs), Requests for Proposal (RFPs), and Construction Contract Modifications. Prepare a full range of cost estimates for military projects from conception to full plans and specifications. As an integral member, throughout all phases of design, attend On Board Reviews (OBR's) and other team meetings. Lead estimator for multiple projects, coordinating with section chief and Japanese national employees.

    Study and interpret basic design data and review completed plans and specifications to identify discrepancies or to detect omissions. As a member of the Value Engineering team, provide team with current cost data in order to evaluate and assist in selecting the optimum design. Participate, as a member of the negotiating team, in a consulting capacity for contract modifications. Prepare Government estimates for contract modification and assist the negotiating team.

    Typical military projects include maintenance, renovation, and new construction of single and multi-story buildings, runways, aprons, medical facility, utility infrastructures, etc. Apply thorough knowledge of construction methodologies, equipment and techniques to construct the project and to develop the construction cost estimate. Knowledge is required in the areas of soil mechanics (capacity, shrinkage, swell), dynamics, strength of materials, engineering economics, project scheduling, life cycle costing, structural engineering, construction engineering, and environmental engineering. Projects are located within the operations area of Japan (POJ) and the greater Pacific Ocean area.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 10% for business and training.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates, VEOA, ICTAP, Military Spouses

    Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

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