U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Load Handling Equipment Specialist in Vicksburg, Mississippi
Summary About the Position: Serves as Division Load Handling Equipment (LHE) program manager, responsible for management, control, and administration of the LHE program and LHE safety activities. Applies an extensive knowledge of LHE related concepts, principles, methods, practices, and regulations and standards. Utilizes a broad background and experience in various LHE inspection, maintenance, and application, and understanding of the Corps of Engineers safety policies, procedures and requirements. Responsibilities Provide subject matter expertise to the division on LHE Activities Hazard Analysis (AHA) including development and implementation of controls to mitigate risk. Performs periodic spot checks to ensure that all LHE documentation, load testing, daily or shift/monthly/annual inspections, operations and maintenance records and Naval Architecture Analysis are complete and in full compliance. Ensure critical maintenance is accomplished and properly recorded on all LHE. Utilize the Facilities Equipment Management Systems (FEMS) to manage maintenance and ensure compliance with engineering regulations. Advise division staff on LHE issues to include conducting training, maintaining and updating District LHE safety manuals, working with the District Safety office, and participating on LHE related investigations. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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. Qualification Requirements for GS-11 Level: A. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience in application of USACE Safety Manual EM 385-1-1 as it relates to heavy mobile equipment and rigging, tracking a program for the inspection, maintenance and utilization of heavy mobile equipment, tracking a program for the training and certification of equipment operators, conducting Activity Hazard Analysis, and participation in the development of standard and critical lift plans for load handling equipment. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). OR B. 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. OR C. 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. Qualification Requirement for GS-12 Level: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience in application and interpretation of USACE Safety Manual EM 385-1-1 as it relates to load handling equipment and rigging, developing a program for the inspection, maintenance and utilization of load handling equipment, developing a program for the training and certification of load handling equipment operators, conducting and reviewing Activity Hazard Analysis, and development and review of standard and critical lift plans for load handling equipment. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Accident/Mishap and Hazard Investigation and ReportingComplianceOral CommunicationSafety Program Management Time in Grade Requirement for GS-11: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09). Time in Grade Requirement for GS-12: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11). 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 - Engineers & Scientists (Construction) position You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. 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. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. This position is an Non-Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.