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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.

    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:
    This is a permanent position with Headquarters, US Army Corps of Engineers, Directorate of Civil Works located at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO); 441 G. Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20314.

    This is an Interdisciplinary position which may be filled under any of the following titles and occupational series at the GS-13 or GS-14 grade level, depending on the qualifications of the applicant and needs of the agency:

    Community Planner, 0020
    Social Scientist, 0101
    Economist, 0110
    General Biological Scientist, 0401
    General Engineer, 0801
    Civil Engineer, 0810

    Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to the target grade of the position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management.

    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)
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
    • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
    • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
    • Reinstatement
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

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    The incumbent will serve as a Senior Water Resources Planner in a Regional Integration Team (RIT) and as a member of the Planning Community of Practice (CoP) with responsibility for the coordination and management of Civil Works planning activities on most difficult and demanding water resources studies and projects for the assigned Major Subordinate Command (MSC). The incumbent will be responsible for addressing a wide variety of water resources issues which may require developing and evaluating the economic, social, environmental and engineering impacts of solutions to problems such as those involving flood risk management (both riverine and coastal), ecosystem restoration, navigation, water reallocation and other associated water resources purposes. The incumbent provides expert advice to agency field activities on all matters pertaining to the conduct of planning studies and the evaluation of benefits. The incumbent will serve as the MSC's facilitator for all its planning actions that are in Head Quarters United States Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE) for processing. The incumbent will develop and participate in briefings and other senior level meetings to articulate planning and policy issues affecting the water resources of the nation. The incumbent will work closely with other senior staff members of various engineering disciplines.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Business Travel is required 10% of the time to meet with higher echelon, senior leadership and other stakeholders to discuss policy issues, legislation, regulations governing civil works and navigation matters.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current Federal Employees, ICTAP,VEOA, Military Spouses

    Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485246400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.