ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (CIVIL), GS-0802-9/10/11


Vacancy ID: 830255   Announcement Number: JU-13-07   USAJOBS Control Number: 336249000

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 830255


1. Title of Job

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (CIVIL), GS-0802-9/10/11


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

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


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level (09-11) you will accept.


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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 Engineering Technician (Civil)

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 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. For more information, please go to the following website: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

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. 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.

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. For more information, plesae go to the following website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-tech.asp

5. Please select the letter corresponding to the statement that most clearly and accurately describes your HIGHEST level of experience and/or education to perform the work of this position at grade GS-09.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level (equivalent to grade GS-08) in the Federal service participating in the preparation of contract documents for acquisition of services for planning, design, construction and maintenance of transportation facilities such as roads (gravel and paved), bridges, boardwalks, and transit systems; provide technical assistance to tribal representatives regarding transportation programs or projects; and has experience with collecting and maintaining data for database programs. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).

B. I have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or a closely related discipline. One year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) is considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full- time graduate study.

C. I do not have the full amount of experience listed in A and I do not have the full amount of graduate education listed in B above; however, I have an equivalent amount of experience and graduate education. (To compute, first, determine your experience as a percentage of the experience required in A; then determine your graduate education as a percentage of the education required in B. Note: Only graduate education in excess of the first 18 hours may be used). Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100%).

D. My experience and education are not reflected in the statements listed above.

6. Please select the letter corresponding to the statement that most clearly and accurately describes your HIGHEST level of experience and/or education to perform the work of this position at grade GS-10.

A. I have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level (equivalent to grade GS-09) in the Federal service which include experience with verifying contract compliance through site visits; serving as AOTR/SAOTR on contracts for transportation services; and experience developing or assisting with the development of LRTP's, Road Inventories and Transportation Improvement Programs. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).

B. None of the above.

7. Please select the letter corresponding to the statement that most clearly and accurately describes your HIGHEST level of experience and/or education to perform the work of this position at grade GS-11.

A. I have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level (equivalent to grade GS-10) in the Federal service, which includes experience with obtaining pre-construction items such as archeological clearances, borrow and disposal site permits, driveway permits, utility easements, environmental analysis, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, etc. for construction projects; experience conducting or assisting with pre-construction conferences; and experience writing and speaking in all areas of expertise. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).

B. None of the above.

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. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience and your self-rating is not supported, your score will be lowered.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. (0 Points)

B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job. (1 Point)

C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures. (2 Points)

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. (3 Points)

E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. 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. (4 Points)

8. Provide suggestions/recommendations to team lead and supervisor on the successful administration of IRR programs.

9. Work as a key team member; provide technical assistance to tribal officials in development of projects and delivery of transportation services through contracts and program agreements with the Tribal Governments.

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

11. Help to achieve project and team goals through communication with team lead, supervisor and customers.

12. Reinforce national, Regional and local guidance from Department, Branch and supervisor and team lead to other team members.

13. Assist tribal entities and contracts in development of their IRR inventory.

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

15. Perform investigations/surveys on facilities to ensure compliance with plans and specifications as well as Federal and state regulations.

16. Compile data to assist reviews of the design of various transportations projects.

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

18. Review investigations/surveys completed by others.

19. Assist with the review of plans/drawings and specifications for projects prior to contract advertisement to determine constructability.

20. Assist with the determination/verify cost estimates for projects.

21. Assist with the development of schedules for orderly and timely accomplishment of project work.

22. 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.

23. Prepare documentation that serves as the basis for project approval and funding.

24. Track contract deliverable and expenditures for planning, design and construction contracts.

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

26. Serve as Awarding Official's Technical Representative or Subordinate Awarding Officials Technical Representative for planning and maintenance projects.

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

28. Review contractor construction schedules and plans.

29. Advise team lead and supervisor whether construction is progressing in accordance with contract requirements.

30. Assist in the preparation of technical reports setting forth progress status and recommend contract action needed to correct deficiencies.

31. Review progress payments from the contractor and recommend payment terms to the CO/AO.

32. Interpret contract specifications and drawings pertaining to construction.

33. Review and approve submittals for changes in planning/maintenance scopes of work received from contractor.

34. Assist team lead to make final engineering determination on whether methods and material employed meet the requirements of the contract.

35. Assist in the development of contract specifications and requirements.

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

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

38. Assist with the review of the preparation of plans, drawings and/or specifications for construction projects.

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

40. Assist with the contract management for the construction of roads and associated features.

41. Assist with the contract management for the design and construction of water control structures, culverts, ditches, and drains.

42. Assist with the analysis structures/facilities to identify deterioration/damage.

43. Assist with the identification of fatigue, cracking, wearing 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.

44. 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.

APPLICANT RESPONSIBILITY: 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 SF50s) is received.