Civil Engineer/Agricultural Engineer Job in Morgantown, West Virginia – Department of Agriculture

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Civil Engineer/Agricultural Engineer – Morgantown, West Virginia
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 443909
Start Date: 04/23/2021
End Date: 05/07/2021

Qualification Summary
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the 05/07/2021 the of the announcement. BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
A. Degree: Must have a bachelor’s or higher degree in Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in 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 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. (Must submit transcripts) OR B. Combination of Education and Experience: Must have a 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 (Must submit proof of registration or licensure with you application);
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, and 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 the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A;
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 bachelor’s 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.) (Must submit transcripts and/or licensure) In addition to meeting one of the Basic Requirements listed above, applicants must meet the following Minimum Qualifications Requirement in order to be considered: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience and/or education for the respective grade level(s) in which you are applying: GS-12 Specialized Experience: One or more full-time years (12-months) of specialized work experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, performing the following duties: Coordinates the planning, design, construction, and operation and maintenance (O&M) of engineering concepts such as dams, water management, erosion control, flood control, and other conservation practices; Evaluates designs for practicality of construction, availability of materials, and the appropriateness of structures to the specific site; Perform calculations of earthwork, concrete, steel, conduits, and other materials to prepare construction estimates and bills of material; Make field checks to review feasibility of plans or progress on civil engineering projects; and Provide technical guidance and training to personnel on dam related engineering practices. (Your resume must CLEARLY demonstrate this experience) There is no substitution of graduate education for specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Physical Demands: The work requires physical exertion such as long periods of standing, traversing steep slopes and rough construction sites, recurring bending and stooping, jumping across shallow ditches, walking in soft, muddy, and slippery conditions, and lifting and carrying equipment and samples that weigh up to 50 pounds. Work Environment: Work performed in an office setting is in an adequately lighted, ventilated, and climate controlled area. Frequent trips to field sites involve exposure to construction equipment and the environment, and extreme temperatures of hot and cold. The employee must be able to traverse and navigate steep terrain (i.e., embankment slopes) when completing inspections, including inspections of principal and auxiliary spillways. The employee will be required to wear hard hats and observe necessary precautions on scaffolding, in trenches, and in the area of moving machinery. The employee can expect exposure to noise levels common to construction sites with large earthmoving equipment. There will be exposure to disease carrying insects and irritating plants.

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