Positions will be filled under the Department of Defense Direct Hire Authority for Certain Competitive Service Positions, 5 USC Section 9905.
Engineers & Naval Architects:
* Vacancies may be filled at various grade levels based upon management needs and individual qualifications.
* Management will determine appropriate series of assignment for the interdisciplinary positions; General Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, or Naval Architect.
* As the selected employee develops the skills and knowledge through On-the-Job training, the employee may be non-competitively promoted to GS-11 through the intermediary grade level of GS-09. Employee must meet all the requirements/qualifications, and be recommended by the supervisor, for the specific grade level at the time of promotion.
* Position will be filled at the full performance grade of GS-7.
About The Operations Division
The Operations Division provides Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of the Corps' Civil Works projects. It oversees projects and programs related to water navigation, flood damage reduction, geospatial data, recreation, environmental stewardship and coastal management. The division provides guidance for developing designs, plans, and specifications for mechanical systems in support of the District's operations and maintenance program.
The engineer/naval architect will develop designs and plans to repair vessels and floating plant assets assigned to Caven Point Marine Terminal. Performs shipyard site visits during vessel construction or repair to ensure compliance with contract specifications. Works with various engineers or naval architects to identify vessel problems, recommend solutions, and implement changes. Develops contract specifications, drafts estimates, perform project management duties, and provide material support to both the floating plant and facilities at Caven Point.
The survey technician will operate instruments and apply surveying techniques in topographic surveys in support of the planning, design, and construction of civil works projects. Searches and compiles records and data to determine and support field procedures. Performs hydrographic surveys to determine the relief of the bottom of a body of water or channel that require a very high order of accuracy in order to develop data for pre-dredge and after-dredge surveys, detailed engineering applications, and construction contract estimates.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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. 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
Basic Requirement for Engineering (General Engineer GS-0801 / Mechanical Engineer GS-0830 / Electrical Engineer GS-0850 / Naval Architect GS-0871)
: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); OR (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
B. Combination of Education and Experience:
College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
1. Professional registration or licensure - Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
2. Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration, by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
3. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.
4. Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.