CIVIL ENGINEER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Sep 30, 2022
Closes
Oct 05, 2022
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

1. Responsible for the design, preparation of drawings and specifications on construction, maintenance, and repair projects. Plans, develops, coordinates and administers engineering projects which are usually conventional in nature, but may encompass a few components or phases that contain complex features. Ensures proper coordination with safety and security personnel as well as fire marshals. 20%
2. Serves as engineering liaison with design agencies. Oversees the design and recommends approval of initial specifications for engineering projects. Attends design conferences on projects executed by district engineers or other engineering/construction agencies. Proposes alternatives to solve engineering problems when precedence and guidelines are not available. Interprets project instructions, and recommends the most appropriate type of design applicable to minimize necessary revisions.
3. As an engineering consultant on ARNG construction projects, assists the supervisor by providing technical engineering guidance to the Contracting Specialists. Attends pre-design and pre-bid conferences with the supervisor to discuss interpretations of specifications and quality standards with contractors. Reviews plans and estimates prepared by commercial construction agencies for compliance with all federal and state standards and regulations. Answers technical questions regarding policies, procedures and regulations. May also explain technical matters as they pertain to utilization plans, unique specifications, and bid documents. 20%
4. Reviews contractors description of materials and equipment for acceptability. Subsequent to contract award, assists the Supervisor in coordinating construction activities, reviewing contractors cost breakdown, and advising on proposed deviations from contracts. As change orders to contracts are necessary, coordinates approval and availability of funds. Advises Contract and Management Branch of project deviations. Verifies contractor eligibility for partial payments to contractors on completed portions of overall projects. 20%
5. Maintains liaison with National Guard Bureau on matters concerning construction projects. Serves as a consultant to other branch chiefs and the immediate supervisor. Through conferences and informal discussions with the supervisory personnel and key subordinates, ensures that primary engineering functions are carried out, and that effective engineering service is rendered to all ARNG facilities. Establishes work schedules and ensures that respective engineering functions are properly integrated. Determines and recommends budgetary and staffing requirements. 10%
6. When supervisory functions for one or two employees are assigned, plans and schedules work in a manner that promotes a smooth flow and even distribution. Coordinates plans and schedules with other organization managers and customers as appropriate. Identifies need for changes in priorities and takes action to implement such changes. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules. Assigns work to subordinate employees based on organization priorities and consideration of difficulty and requirements of assignments such that the experience, training, and abilities of staff are effectively utilized to meet organization and customer needs. Balances workload and provides advice, guidance, and direction on a wide range of policy, investigative, inspection/exercise, strategic planning, and administrative issues. Structures assignments to create effective and economical positions. Coordinates with other organization managers and customers as appropriate. Reviews organization mission, functions, and manning. Identifies requirements and initiates requests for additional resources including personnel, overtime, equipment, supplies, training and space to ensure success in meeting goals and objectives. Provides advice to supervisor on significant issues and problems related to work accomplishment. Establishes metrics and utilizes analysis systems to ensure actions are timely and reviewed at critical points. Accepts, amends, or rejects work presented by subordinates. Performs self-assessments and presents detailed and comprehensive reports with any corrective action taken to supervisor. Follows-up to ensure complete and quality resolution of discrepancies. Assesses and revises policies and procedures as needed to find ways to improve quality, timeliness, and efficiency of work. (10%)
Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
2. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
*** "This position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG." ***

Qualifications

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET ;
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
or
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 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : At least one year of specialized experience in the Engineering at the GS-09 level (or at a level comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-09 level if Military or outside the Federal service)

If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference.

- 10-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a signed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof as required by the SF-15.

- 5-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 which includes Character of Service (usually Member-4 copy). If you are currently active duty, you may submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when your terminal leave will begin, your rank and dates of active duty service.

Education

Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET ;
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
or
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 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
If you are using Education in lieu of specialized to qualify for this position, 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .