Please see the definitions below of the education or combination of education and experience that meet the basic requirements for a Civil Engineer, GS-0810.
• 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) 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.
• 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:
o 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.
o Written test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineering-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. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at the GS-05. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in the paragraph regarding Degree: professional engineering. Because of the diversity in kind and qualify of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.
o 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 the paragraph regarding Degree: professional engineering.
o 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. 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.
1. Based on the descriptions above, which of the following describes your education or combination of education and experience as it relates to the basic requirements for a civil Engineer, GS-0810, position (supporting documentation should be attached with your application package)?A. Professional engineering degree
PLEASE BE SURE TO DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN YOUR RESUME THAT SUPPORTS YOUR RESPONSES TO THE QUESTIONS BELOW. It is important that your submitted application package clearly shows that you possess the experience and skill levels that you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume for this position. If not, your rating score will be adjusted or your application will be determined not qualified. The information you provide will be verified.
2. Carefully read all the responses below and select the one that best describes your experience as it relates to the following question. Do you have at least one (1) year of specialized experience in 1) benefit cost modeling, course development and in the training of cost modeling techniques 2) floodplain mapping processes 3) losses avoided analysis, and risk analysis methodology.A. I have at least one year of experience in all three of the areas above.
The following criteria will be used to evaluate your level of knowledge, skill, or ability (KSA) in the areas required for this position. For each task item listed below, choose the one response (A, B, C, D, E) that best reflects your level of experience.
KSA #1 - Knowledge of projects and studies to reduce the exposure of the United States built environment to natural and man-made hazards.
3. Experience in building science, engineering and existing policy, strategies and guidance.
4. Application of knowledge in building science, engineering and existing policy, strategies and guidance in hazard resistant projects in the areas of earthquake, flood, high-wind, and building security and safety.
5. Experience with disaster resistant/resilient construction techniques in order to develop new approaches and strategies for hazard resistant projects.
KSA #2- Knowledge and experience in benefit cost modeling techniques and the review of mitigation projects for engineering soundness and benefit-cost considerations.
6. Experience in benefit cost modeling techniques
7. Review of mitigation projects for engineering soundness and benefit-cost consideration.
KSA #3 - Mastery of written skills to effectively communicate and coordinate hazard mitigation technical concepts, complex issues, and information to and with technical and non-technical audiences, both within and outside of government (Federal, State and local).
8. Develop and present technical issues and conclusions related to hazard mitigation in written form to technical audiences, such as other Federal, State or local government audiences.
9. Preparation of reports, technical papers, and/or correspondence in reference to hazard mitigation concepts.
10. Technical papers have been published in scientific journals or conference proceedings.
KSA #4 - Mastery of oral communication to effectively communicate and coordinate hazard mitigation technical concepts, complex issues, and information to and with technical and non-technical audiences, both within and outside of government (Federal, State and local).
11. Develop and present technical issues and conclusions related to hazard mitigation to technical audiences, such as other Federal, State or local government audiences.
12. Develop and present technical issues and conclusions related to hazard mitigation to non-technical audiences, such as the general public.
13. Experience in training groups or individuals on procedural or technical issues.
KSA #5 - Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of hydrology, hydraulic, and/or coastal engineering and surveying.
14. Develop, evaluate, and/or apply the theories, principles, practices and techniques of hydrology, hydraulic, and coastal engineering, river mechanics, surveying and other engineering or related disciplines.
15. Experience with flood hazard analyses, and mapping in the context of the National Flood Insurance Program.