CIVIL ENGINEER, GS-0810-12


Vacancy ID: 758716   Announcement Number: JU-13-01   USAJOBS Control Number: 327882100

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1. Title of Job

CIVIL ENGINEER, GS-0810-12


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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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 CIVIL ENGINEER

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:


020130020 Anchorage, AK

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, to claim Indian Preference? Note: Note: You must include 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 claiming Veteran's preference and submitting a DD-214 Certificate of Release of Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, with the required documents to verify Veteran’s Preference claimed?  Note:  You must include 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.  For more information, please go to the following website:
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

A. Yes.
B. No.

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

A. Yes.
B. No.

4. Do you possess a valid Drivers License?

A. I certify that I possess a valid Drivers License.
B. I do not possess a valid Drivers License.

5. Do you possess a current certification of Professional Engineering Registration?

A. I possess a current Professional Engineering Registration and am submitting a copy of my Professional Engineering Registration with my application.
B. I do not possess a current Professional Engineering Registration.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please note that your answers may be verified against the information you provide in your resume/application and information your references provide. (Note: The quality, type, and scope of your experience and/or training must demonstrate that you are fully qualified to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Be sure you describe your background as it relates to the duties of this position since your narrative application or resume must support the response you select.) Copies of transcripts or a listing of completed coursework must be submitted to document educational accomplishments.

6. Please select one response from the choices A, B or C below that best reflects your education and/or experience in meeting the Basic Entry Requirements for this position. Please read all responses prior to making your selection. For more information, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0800/0800.htm

A. Degree: 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) statistics, 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. NOTE: Transcripts MUST be submitted to document your educational accomplishments.

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. Transcripts MUST be submitted to document your educational accomplishments. NOTE: 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.

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.

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. None of the above.

INSTRUCTIONS: 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 resume, 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.

7. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-12 Civil Engineer. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. For more information, go to:  http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp

A. I meet the basic requirement and have 1 year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that included the performing of professional engineering work related to the development, design, planning, construction, and maintenance of transportation projects.
B. I do not have the experience described in the above statement.

INSTRUCTIONS: 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. Make suggestions/recommendations to supervisor on the successful administration of IRR program.

9. Facilitate or lead a team ensuring compliance with standard policies, procedures, and contract specifications.

10. Lead a team of up to 4 members in development of projects and delivery of transportation services thru contracts with the Tribal Governments.

11. Set team goals and communicate direction to team members to enable effective program delivery.

12. Provide technical assistance to team members developing statements of work for negotiated contracts.

13. Identify project and team goals through communication with supervisor and customers.

14. Reinforce national, Regional and local guidance from Department, Branch and supervisor to team members effectively.

15. Manage team resources and manpower by assigning tasks based on strengths of individual team members.

16. Ensure all team members have the training, tools and leadership to perform their jobs.

17. Establish immediate goals for transportation improvements based on effective long-range transportation planning.

18. Assist tribal contractors in development of their IRR Inventory.

19. Perform field site visits during the project planning phase for transportation projects.

20. Perform engineering investigations/surveys on facilities to ensure compliance with contract specifications as well as Federal and state regulations.

21. Compile data for use during the design of various transportation projects.

22. Compile data for use in determining environmental impacts of project construction and assist in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

23. Review investigations/surveys completed by others.

24. Prepare or review plans/drawings and specifications for projects prior to contract advertisement to determine constructability.

25. Conduct preliminary site investigation to determine project feasibility and scope.

26. Determine/verify cost estimates for projects.

27. Develop schedules for orderly and timely accomplishment of project work.

28. Arrange for obtaining survey and design data and information from outside sources such as contractors, other state and Federal agencies in order to develop contract bid documents.

29. Prepare reports and make recommendations that serve as the basis for project approval and funding.

30. Track contract deliverables and expenditures for planning, design and construction contracts.

31. Attend pre-construction conferences to discuss and clarify principal construction features.

32. Provide technical assistance to prepare bid documents for construction projects.

33. Serve as Contracting Officer's Representative for commercial contract projects.

34. Serve as Awarding Official's Technical Representative for construction and maintenance projects.

35. Ensure that contractors abide by applicable acquisition regulations (local/state/federal) and contract requirements.

36. Approve contractor construction schedules and plans.

37. Determine whether construction is progressing in accordance with contract requirements.

38. Prepare technical reports setting forth progress status and recommend contract action needed to correct deficiencies.

39. Verify progress payments from the contractor and recommend payment terms to the CO/AO.

40. Interpret contract specifications and drawings pertaining to construction.

41. Review and approve submittals for changes in plans, materials or construction methods received from contractor.

42. Make the final engineering determination on whether methods and materials employed meet the requirements of the contract.

43. Develop contract specifications and requirements.

44. Monitor activities to assure that projects are implemented and desired outcomes are achieved.

45. Negotiate issues among parties with differing interests to gain agreement on changes affecting the program or work product.

46. Prepare general correspondence or informational memorandums and letters in draft or final format.

47. Provide technical assistance and review of the preparation of plans, drawings and/or specifications for construction projects.

48. Review plans, drawings and/or specifications for construction projects to determine constructability and conformance with the scope of work.

49. Provide technical assistance to the tribe in the design of roads and associated features (sidewalks, curbs and drainage).

50. Manage, under contract, the construction of roads and associated features.

51. Manage, under contract, the design and construction of water control structures, culverts, ditches, and drains.

52. Investigate and analyze structures/facilities to identify deterioration/damage.

53. Identify fatigue, cracking, wear or damage, or differential settlement in concrete, timber, or steel.

INSTRUCTIONS: 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.

54. 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.

INSTRUCTIONS: 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 50's) is received and is accurate.