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Civil Engineer – Missoula, Montana
Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 232883Start Date: 03/23/2020End Date: 03/31/2020
In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management’s General Schedule Qualification Standards. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide university course descriptions as necessary. Basic Educational Requirement for 0810 (Civil Engineer) Job Series: A. Degree in Engineering. Program must: (1) be from a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by 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: (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. OR B. Combination of education and experience including college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) theoretical and practical understanding of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering as demonstrated by one of the following:
Professional registration/licensure – Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
Written Test – Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or a written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board.
Specified academic courses – Completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences that included the courses specified in the degree requirements.
Related curriculum – 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, and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision. For more information, go to:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must also possess experience and/or directly related education in the amounts listed below. Specialized Experience Requirement for GS-11: At least one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level. Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To qualify at this level, your experience must include all of the following and be clearly documented in your resume:
–Preparing civil engineering design criteria for projects.
–Planning and conducting engineering projects according to clear and specified objectives such as developing technical data on materials, sizes, dimensions, quantities, and costs of materials to be incorporated in formal specifications.
–Performing reviews to determine the probability of terms for complex or expensive facility projects. OR Applicants must have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (coursework directly related to position being filled); OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master’s degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.) Professional engineering experience is defined as nonroutine engineering work that required and was characterized by (1) professional knowledge of engineering; (2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. Specialized Experience Requirement for GS-12: At least one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level. Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To qualify at this level, your experience must include all of the following and be clearly documented in your resume: –Performing technical calculations, and identifying the most economical and efficient procedures for facility projects.
–Preparing completed and detailed designs, drawings, and specifications for miscellaneous facilities and structures.
–Providing direction to others in the principles of planning, designing, operation, maintenance, monitoring, and inspection of engineering facilities.
–Evaluating design plans and layouts prepared by others prior to start of construction and recommends corrective action as needed to ensure the safety of all users. GS -12 SCREEN OUT: Note: This position requires a Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC) – Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Level II certification; which requires 40 hours of training and one (1) year of previous COR experience. To keep this certification, the incumbent must complete 40 continuous learning points (CLPs) every two (2) years. Your certificate must be attached to your application. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
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