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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a professional civil engineer, performing programming and base development duties in support of a military installation.In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific
GS-11: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience to at least the (GS-09) grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience performing such duties as participating in design work for new construction, renovations, and improvements to real property facilities, including utility systems, small, routine projects or portions of large, complex projects; analyze programmed projects for development of design criteria, participate in technical review of design calculations, analyses, drawings, and specifications; prepare project time schedules and costs estimates; prepares or participates in the preparation of architect and engineer (A&E) statements of work; reviews A&E design calculations, costs estimates, analyses, drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with project requirements; and use computer/computer aided software, etc., to solve engineering problems
have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
have a combination of education and experience.
GS-12: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience to at least the (GS-11) grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience such as performing duties as provide project management services for infrastructure maintenance, construction, and improvements for a diverse industrial complex or military installation or comparable entity including substantial multi-phase new construction, renovation, and improvement projects for a variety of real property facilities; plan projects that involve substantial infrastructure maintenance and improvements; etc.
NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-12 level.
GS-13: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience to at least the (GS-12) grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience such as performing duties that demonstrate my ability to produce detailed designs, drawings, and construction documentation; originate, assess, and provide advice on concrete and reinforcing designs, engineering drawings, hydraulic designs, and soil and foundation mechanics; negotiate cost of minor changes with contractor representatives; and anticipate, evaluate, and resolve problems and issues affecting the quality, scheduling, budgeting, or progress of work performed in completing projects; etc.
NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level.
GS-14: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience to at least the (GS-13) grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Specialized experience is performing duties such as the design, review and/or approval of all civil design features of assigned civil works and/or military projects; preparation of feasibility and engineering studies, site plan, preliminary and final design and planning documents for civil phases of construction projects, which may include hospitals, communications system, electrical power facilities, airfields, sewage and waste treatment, and disposal facilities, family housing, etc.; provide advice and guidance on diversified engineering problems and technical expertise covering modifications, review and interpret engineering data, criteria, and higher headquarters policy and regulations pertinent to civil engineering designing and construction etc.
NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-14 level.
GS-15: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience to at least the (GS-14) grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Specialized experience is having working knowledge of related scientific and engineering fields such as civil, structural, mechanical, and materials, capable of applying new developments and experienced judgement to solve novel or obscure problems; ability to extend and modify existing techniques; and ability to develop new approaches for use by other technical experts in providing structurally sound an secure facilities and infrastructure to protect and support military forces.
NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-15 level.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of civil engineering concepts, principles and practices a familiarity with other engineering disciplines and architecture.
2. Ability to analyze, interpret and apply general engineering rules and procedures in a variety of situations and recommend effective solutions to senior engineers.
3. Knowledge of engineering and construction standards, methods, practices and techniques materials and equipment to determine compliance with federal, state and local codes and regulations.
4. Knowledge of health, safety, and environmental requirements as outlined in applicable standards, regulations, and/or technical orders.
5. Ability to provide policy guidance for, and advice on, the design, fabrication, materials used, and construction of structures worldwide.
6. Skill in providing engineering advice to solve critical problems in the remediation and cleanup of properties contaminated with hazardous materials
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.