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    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available. 

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    This position is located within the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Denver Service Center, Design and Construction Division, Technical Branch in Lakewood, CO. The incumbent serves as the Senior Structural Engineer within the Technical Branch. The Technical Branch provides expertise in managing design and construction projects developed for the National Park Service as well as partnership agencies and offices. This Branch provides quality assurance and technical support to the DSC Division of Design and Construction, other DSC divisions as well as Parks, Regions and partnership agencies and offices.

    The Denver Service Center (DSC) is the central planning, design, and construction project office for the National Park Service. DSC provides cradle to grave project management and delivery; from planning to construction. DSC works in every NPS region and in more than half of all parks in the National Park System. For more information, visit the DSC website at www.nps.gov/DSC.

    At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
    1.  Performs quality assurance reviews on all DSC projects with structural engineering aspects. Work includes reviewing structural engineering drawings, specifications, and calculations; geo-technical reports; structural condition assessments; historic structures reports and assessments; and structural engineering reports. Ensures compliance with established criteria, sound engineering principles, and professional practices. Detects omissions, discrepancies, inadequacies, and non-conformance with approved criteria. Completes a minimum of 15 hours of structural engineering continuing education credits each calendar year.

    2.  Performs structural engineering quality assurance reviews (as described above) on Park, Region and Partnership projects when requested.

    3.  Conducts condition assessments of existing structures, including historic structures. Work includes structural analysis of components and structures, preparation of reports, and development of drawings and specifications for repair.

    4.  Conducts investigations of collapsed and distressed structures. Work includes structural analysis of components and structures, preparation of reports, and development of drawings and specifications for repair.

    5.  Maintains the Denver Service Center (DSC) building code library. Ensures current and legacy building codes are available for use. Maintains the DSC structural engineering library. Ensures current standards and reference materials for all structural materials are current and available for use.

    6. Develops and maintains NPS and DSC structural engineering design requirements which set the standards for quality of work prepared by in-house staff and structural engineering firms.

    7. Serves as principle advisor on technical issues with respect to structural engineering issues for DSC and NPS.

    8. Provides expert consulting services and technical assistance to DSC, Regional Offices, Parks, and other NPS offices.

    9. Represents DOI and NPS on the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction (ICSSC) and actively participates in the development of national seismic standards for federally owned and leased buildings. Serves as the NPS Seismic Safety Coordinator and the Department of the Interior (DOI) Seismic Coordinator.

    10. Develops and maintains seismic policy guidelines for NPS and DOI leadership.

    NPS has determined that the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    Salary Range Information: 

    GS-13: $96,856 - $125,910 per annum. First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.       

    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

    This vacancy is also announced as NPS-19-EG-052(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel of two to five nights per year may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0810 Civil Engineering

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