The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of the Interior. The opening is for an Engineering Technician (Civil) in Phoenix, Arizona Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Engineering Technician (Civil) – Phoenix, Arizona
Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 408508Start Date: 02/12/2021End Date: 02/25/2021
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements – please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-8 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Engineering Technician (Civil) experience that would include technical work in drafting, surveying construction estimating, physical science, mathematics, aerospace, architecture, chemicals, electrical or mechanical systems, mining, petroleum, or nuclear systems; Experience in a trade or craft may be credited as specialized experience when the work provided intensive knowledge of engineering principles, techniques, methods, and precedents such as trade positions with substantial development; test or design duties; planner and estimator who analyzed designs for production purposes; instrument maker or model maker who performed design or development work on devices fabricated. -OR- Education: Two full years of graduate education or a master’s degree may meet the requirements for GS-9 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the Engineering Technician (Civil) position. -OR- Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. 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. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Physical Demands: Indoor office work necessitates long hours of sitting, intense concentration, answering/dialing the telephone, operating computer terminals including computerized engineering drafting stations. Field work requires extended periods of vehicular and foot travel over steep uneven and rocky mountainous and desert terrain in all types of adverse weather conditions, and considerable strength, stamina, and agility for stooping/bending/lifting. Work requires the ability to effectively cope with pressures associated with both fixed and irregular deadlines, and managing multiple priorities. Work Environment: Work is routinely performed in a properly heated/cooled indoor office setting and outdoors (in extremely hot/cold/windy/dry/wet weather, rugged terrain, remote sites, and at construction sites) and occasionally at public meetings. Work hazards include; remote areas (unpopulated and semi-populated), crossing mountainous streams, lightning, wildfires, proximity to animals (both wild and domestic), poisonous snakes, poison oak, stinging insects, foot and vehicular travel in rain/snow/ice on uneven steep mountainous terrain/winding roads, which may include heavy brush or debris accumulations, construction sites (falling objects, chemicals, dust, noise, heavy construction equipment) and proximity to mechanical and electrical systems.
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