U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Engineer - DIRECT HIRE in Sacramento, California
Summary About the Position: Serve as a Civil Engineer, performing duties independently and may act as a Technical Lead on complex projects within the District's Civil Works and/or Military Programs. Responsibilities Adapt project requirements to the controlling criteria and exercises an extensive professional knowledge to resolve unique problems related to the more complex aspects of civil site layout and civil design. Applies extensive and diversified professional knowledge of civil engineering theory, principals, and practices. At the full performance level, provides guidance to lower grade engineers and personally develops more complex aspects of civil engineering plans and specifications. Writes technical documents and performs technical reviews. Provides engineering support during construction. Assignments are accomplished under rigid time schedules and are subject to unforeseen changes. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications NOTE: This is a developmental position. The duties of this position lead to the full performance level of GS-0810-12. Incumbent may be appointed to either the GS-11 or GS-12 (depending on qualifications). If selected at the GS-11, the incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the target level of the position upon (1) meeting all regulatory requirements, (2) certification by the supervisor of successful performance, (3) completion of all training requirements, and (4) the availability of work at the next higher grade level. Promotion is not automatic. NOTE: -First review of completed application packets will be approximately two (2) weeks after the opening date of this announcement. -After first review, completed application packets will be reviewed and referred to the selecting official at management's request. These reviews may take place once or twice per month. -Final Closing Date: 31 December 2021 (subject to change) 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 Civil Engineer (0810): Please refer to the General Schedule Qualification Standards Basic Requirements for Engineering Series for education requirements. (NOTE: Applicants MUST submit/upload a copy of the transcripts with the application package. For application purposes, unofficial transcripts are acceptable.) In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Minimum Qualifications for the for the GS-11: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes developing technical calculations and designs for engineering projects and assisting in the inspection of levees, dams, water conveyance structures, roads, other Civil Works structures or vertical construction of military facilities or the civilian equivalent. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). OR Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: engineering, engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology or other related field of study. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. Minimum Qualifications for the for the GS-12: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience in civil site design, design analysis, and development of plans and specifications on projects such as levees, dams, water conveyance structures, roads, other Civil Works structures or vertical construction of military facilities or the civilian equivalent. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted at the GS-12 level. Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. This is NOT a drug testing position. Hiring incentives MAY BE authorized. GS-11 annual salary range $70,459 - $91,602 GS-12 annual salary range $84,452 - $109,792 When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid or volunteer work. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Further selections from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.