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6/1/2018
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Civil Engineer
Department of the Army | Chicago, Illinois
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Job Description

* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: Positions are located in the District offices.

The initial cut-off for referral consideration is 8 June 2018; applications received by this date will have the first opportunity for review. Applications received after this date will be given consideration on an as needed basis.

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Responsibilities

Typical duties as a full performance level (GS-11) Civil Engineer may include, but are not limited to the following:

* Prepares general designs, analyses, layouts, and computations for developing various features of projects such as lock walls, earth dikes, bridge piers, abutments, esplanades, closure structures, pumping stations, cofferdams, gates, water stage recorder stations, concrete and steel sheet pile retaining walls, drop structures, weirs, structure underpinning, footer protection, stilling basins, culverts, storm, drainage structures, roadways, camping spurs, water sanitary sewer systems and plants, restrooms and other related features..
* Performs field reconnaissance and investigation of the sites to determine the problem areas and the recommended solutions and preparation of text of design features for incorporation into planning documents, contract drawings, design memoranda, etc.
* Makes recommendations on efficient alternatives.
* Checks and reviews work of lower-graded technicians and other employees engaged in the design and development of the projects so that steady progress is made toward completion.
* Consults with other District personnel and outside agency contacts in relation to the problems that occur throughout the course of the work and renders opinion and recommendation on problems as needed.
* Reviews and checks contract drawings, quantity estimates, and technical provisions of the specifications for conformance with good engineering practice design requirements and general guidance and instructions.
* Reviews and checks submittals of Architect/Engineer firms to include reports contract drawing specifications and other documents to insure conformance with A/E contract. Confers with A/E representatives as necessary to insure tile final project work meets the requirements of the District.
* Prepares technical sections of contracts for Architect/Engineer services including detailed estimates of proposed A/E fees for use in negotiations. Participates in the negotiations of A/E contracts.

If selected at a lower grade level (i.e., GS-5, 7, or 9), the employee would serve in a developmental capacity under greater supervision until the employee is ready for independent performance.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11


* Job family (Series)

0810 Civil Engineering

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

Who May Apply: US Citizens

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.

Qualifications

Basic Requirement for all Civil Engineer positions:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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.

OR

B. 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.

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, or 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 A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.

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 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.

In addition to the above, for GS-7, 9, and 11 you must meet these requirements:

For GS-7:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-5 which includes performing engineering work such as searching technical reports to obtain information relating to projects; and applying basic formulas to routine calculations.

OR

Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as civil engineering.

OR

Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified in Education above. Superior Academic Achievement is based on:

(1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR

(2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR

(3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).

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) by 18. Add the two percentages.

For GS-9:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 which includes preparing portions of conventional engineering plans, designs, and/or design specifications; and conducting limited site surveys.

OR

Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 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 civil engineering.

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 first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

For GS-11:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 which includes (under the direct supervision of a senior engineer) developing designs for civil/site features; preparing design engineering documents such as drawings, calculations and narratives; performing site evaluations and investigations; utilizing CAD software and/or GIS software for developing alignments/profiles/sections; developing design computations for site development features such as roadways, drainage structures, slope protection, and miscellaneous structures made of reinforced concrete.

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 civil engineering.

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.

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

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