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    About the Position:
    This position is located in Pittsburgh, PA with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District. The incumbent will be responsible for broad functional responsibilities of soil-related, concrete mix design and paving components of water-related civil works engineering design.

    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-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
    • Reinstatement
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

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    • Directs the investigation of soil types and provision of design data for construction and evaluation of all District projects.
    • Directs the interpretation of soil conditions and their impact on planned projects.
    • Approves technical portions of specifications for contract soils investigations, construction specifications for foundations, embankments, soil excavation, dewatering, and control of water.
    • Conducts QA/QC reviews of above referenced work and AE contract product deliverables.
    • Provides liaison and coordinates technical engineering work
      throughout design and construction stages with affected District elements, with the LRD Dam Safety Production Center, Risk Management Center and with other Federal, state, and local government agencies and their engineering representatives.
    • Serves as geotechnical design consultant to Branch Chief responsible for geotechnical features, resolving problems, providing advice and developing procedures for various geotechnical design and analysis, including subsurface soils investigations.
    • Plans and directs the work of engineers, technicians, and other employees.
    • Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, considerable walking, stooping, climbing embankments, bending and crouching during site visits.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 10% or less business travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates, Former Federal Employees, ICTAP, VEOA

    Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    0810 Civil Engineering

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