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    Summary

    This Open Until Filled announcement allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the register and referred for consideration when vacancies occur. The first cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to vacant positions will be 15 days after the open date of the Announcement. Your application will be retained for 3 months and may be used at any time during this period.

    Area of Consideration: All Sources

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    Responsibilities

    The Environmental Engineer positions are located within the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Albuquerque Area Office, Albuquerque, New Mexico; however, official duty stations may be at field locations/Service Units. The positions are responsible for the construction of sanitation facilities authorized by Public Law 86-121, on Indian Pueblos and Indian Reservations throughout the Albuquerque Area.

    The assignments usually pertain to the modification of diverse domestic and industrial waste water treatment and water supply, distribution, and storage facilities typically found on Indian reservations and Indian communities. The duties require the investigation of a wide range of situations, conditions, and problems recommending the most effective solution to them. The work has an impact on the efficiency, economy, and safety of the systems involved, which has a substantial impact on the public health of the Indian population serviced by the District of the Albuquerque Area.

    Engineering Design

    • Designs, organizes, and directs construction and administrative activities associated with construction of community and individual water supplies and waste disposal facilities to serve Indian homes and communities.
    • Maintains records and documents accomplishments by daily, monthly, and quarterly reports as required.
    • Prepares designs for water and sewerage systems (wells, pumping equipment and controls, water storage tanks, water lines, sewer lines, sewage treatment facilities). These systems are characterized by a variety of requirements for allowable pressures, grades, soil conditions, water quality, and chemical and mechanical water and sewage treatment.
    Engineering Studies
    • Prepares project summaries (engineering reports) covering preliminary design and estimates of cost for an entire project, e.g., water source, eater storage, water distribution, sewage collection and sewage treatment. Factors to be considered include existing utilities, topography and geology of the area, population to be served and compliance with various public laws, and executive orders concerning NEPA, flood hazards, and historical and archeological preservation.
    • Investigates and conducts engineering feasibility studies. Assists tribal groups with project proposals, prepares project summaries, memoranda of agreement, and project final reports.
    Project Management
    • Develops competitive bidding cost estimates for a variety of construction projects in different geographic locations, with different climate conditions and land characteristics. Determines (a) construction operations and methods involved and the time required to complete each phase or feature; (b) various types and capacities of construction equipment required and cost of operation and maintenance; and (c) materials type and quantities, etc.
    • Prepares alternatives and recommends final selection for location and routing of water and sewer lines and other facilities in the project area by field or aerial surveys. Final selections should be the most efficient and economical design considering the houses to be served, amount and cost of operation and maintenance required, and the cultural values of the community.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/600924200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.