INTERDISCIPLINARY POSITION: CIVIL ENGINEER (HYDROLOGIC), GS-0810-12 OR HYDROLOGIST, GS-1315-12


Vacancy ID: 697516   Announcement Number: NRO-12-25(R1) - AMENDMENT   USAJOBS Control Number: 326213100

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

INTERDISCIPLINARY POSITION: CIVIL ENGINEER (HYDROLOGIC), GS-0810-12 OR HYDROLOGIST, GS-1315-12


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

Please answer the following Employment Availability Questions by selecting either Yes or No.


6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 MERIT PROMOTION - CLAIMING INDIAN PREFERENCE
002 MERIT PROMOTION - NOT CLAIMING INDIAN PREFERENCE
003 MERIT PROMOTION - CLAIMING INDIAN PREFERNCE
004 MERIT PROMOTION - NOT CLAIMING INDIAN PREFERENCE

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


350340031 Gallup, NM

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the résumé, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes

B. No

2. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference.

A. Yes.

B. No.

3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility.

A. Yes.

B. No.

4. The incumbent must possess a valid state Driver's License. Do you possess a valid state Drivers License?

A. Yes, I certify that I possess a valid state Drivers License.

B. No, I do not possess a valid state Drivers License.

You must meet the minimum basic education/experience requirement for All Professional Engineering Positions, GS-0810 Series, in the Federal government.

5. Carefully read the following descriptions below, and select the one that best describes your education/experience. A copy of your college or university transcript(s) must be submitted with your application.

A. I have a degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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.

B. I 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 professional 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:

• Professional registration -- Current registration as a professional engineer 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.

• Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.


• Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.

• Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., 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.

C. My education and/or experience are not reflected in any of the above statements.

You must meet the minimum basic education/experience requirement for GS-1315, Hydrology Series, in the Federal government.

6. Carefully read the following descriptions below, and select the one that best describes your education/experience. A copy of your college or university transcript(s) must be submitted with your application.

A. I have successfully completed a four year course of study leading to a degree in physical or natural science, or engineering that included: at least 30 semester units (45 quarter units) in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources; and the coursework must have included at least 6 semester units (9 quarter units) in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester units (9 quarter units) in physics. NOTE: Copies of official transcripts must be submitted to document educational accomplishments.

B. I have a combination of education and experience course work as described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. NOTE: Copies of official transcripts must be submitted to document educational accomplishments.

C. My education and/or experience are not reflected in any of the above statements.

7. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for Civil Engineer (Hydrologic),GS-0810-12 or Hydrologist, GS-01315-12. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I meet the basic requirement and I have one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to the GS-11 grade level For GS-0810 Series in the Federal service may include Professional hydrologic engineering work experience as an expert consultant on all phases of hydrology with specialized knowledge of geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics, computer science, hydrology, and other subject related to hydrologic design and construction. Nonroutine hydrologic engineering work that required and was characterized by (1) professional knowledge of Civil Engineering (Hydrologic); (2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to Hydrologic engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. Professional knowledge of hydrologic engineering as the comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences applicable to the specialty field of Civil Engineering (Hydrologic) that characterizes a full 4-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree or the equivalent. Professional ability to apply hydrologic engineering knowledge is defined as the ability to (a) apply fundamental and diversified professional Hydrologic engineering concepts, theories, and practices to achieve highway engineering objectives with versatility, judgment, and perception; (b) adapt and apply methods and techniques of related scientific disciplines; and (c) organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific data in the solution of Hydrologic engineering problems.

B. I meet the basic requirement and I have one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to the GS-11 grade level for the GS-1315 Series in the Federal service may included performance of scientific functions related to the study of water resources, based on and requiring a professional knowledge of related sciences and the consistent application of basic scientific principles to the solution of theoretical and practical hydrologic problems.  The following is illustrative of acceptable specialized experience:  Field or laboratory work that would require application of hydrologic theory and related sciences such as geology, geo-chemistry, geophysics, or civil engineering to making observations, taking samples, operating instruments, assembling data from source materials, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting findings orally and in writing. In some cases, professional scientific experience that is not clearly water resource experience may be acceptable if such experience was preceded by appropriate education in hydrology or by professional hydrology experience.

C. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.

B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.

C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisory or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures

D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee

E- I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise

8. Operate water measurement devices, water control, and conveyance systems.

9. Review and comment on design, construct, and data collected on water measurement devices and water control and conveyance systems.

10. Present conclusions and make recommendations for the Groundwater Conjunctive Use Wells project.

11. Experience as a lead professional scientist using time theories of hydrology to collect and analyze field data and using standard analytical methods and techniques.

12. Coordinates, identifies and presents options or techniques available on: hydrologic studies, engineering surveys, groundwater exploration, well hydraulics, well drilling methods, well water design, well water development, review and analysis of pumping test data, groundwater monitoring techniques, water treatment methods, design and construction of wells, design and construction of municipal pipeline from the well to water distribution system, and other investigations needed.

13. Interpretation in all forms of geological data and civil engineering practices that lead the development of water wells and municipal pipeline development areas based upon incorporations of geological and hydrological data.

14. Analyze hydrology water use data to access water availability for anticipated Water needs.

15. Prepares design, specifications, and initial cost estimates on groundwater wells and municipal pipeline construction projects for market research.

16. Perform project management duties on design, construction and cost estimate activities.

17. Develop proposals/scopes of work and evaluate the field work that will be used throughout the Groundwater Conjunctive Use Wells project oversight.

18. Monitor and evaluation Scope of Works/Project Plans to ensure deliverables are met.

19. Prepare reports on construction specifications and cost estimates, in a timely matter.

20. Plan, organize, control and to formulate and analyze short and annual workloads, establish acceptable time limitations which will satisfy establish program objectives.

21. Proficient in utilizing computer software programs needed for the completion of scheduled project work.

22. Conduct field operations to collect and verify data needed in connection with construction projects.

23. Establish productive working relationships with Navajo Nation, Agencies and individuals of diverse backgrounds.

24. Participate in Groundwater Conjunction Use Wells project with public agencies, and special interest groups.

25. Resolve critical water problems by coordinating with other agencies and groups.

26. Make presentations for both technical and public audiences.

27. Present information orally about BIA-NRO decisions and work to others (for example, describe the organization's programs and services to individuals or groups in the community or to higher management).

As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

28. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50s) is received and is accurate.