RequirementsConditions of Employment
- You will administer architectural-engineering contract negotiations to verify the basic project objectives will be meet within established cost limitations.
- You will review projects for adequacy of proposed final design, possibility of more economical final design, and method of construction.
- You will review engineering plans and specifications to ensure constructability and contractibility, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, availability, or suitability of specified materials, suitability of design for intended use.
- You will coordinate civil engineering matters involving Architect-Engineer firms, design-build contractors, officers and other representatives from various commands and activities.
QualificationsSelective Placement Factor (SPF): If applying for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must be currently registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) in any state, District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico. You must provide a copy of your current registration with your application. For the GS-13:
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
- Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
- You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
- This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). Certification in the Acquisition Functional Area and category assigned to the position is required within established category timeframes.
- You will be required to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes while conducting site visits.
- You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
- You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12
grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Leading the production of construction documents (plans & specifications) utilizing CAD software for large and/or highly complex buildings (i.e., multi-story office buildings, training facilities, multi-purpose buildings, aircraft hangars, medical facilities maintenance shops, food service facilities, and/or large housing projects), including civil engineering design (site grading, storm water management & erosion control) drawings, plans specifications, and design-build requests for proposal; 2) Reviewing facilities construction submittals for conformance to the requirements of civil engineering contract drawings/specifications as well as requirements for state/local regulatory agencies; 3) Resolving civil engineering construction and design issues encountered during the performance of facilities contracts; 4) Acting as a mentor to junior civil engineering staff ; 5) Applying knowledge of contracting regulations and procedures in the procurement of Architecture Engineering (A-E) and/or construction services; and 6) Preparing estimates for A-E and/or construction contracts, including assessing work of engineering disciplines.For the GS-12:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11
grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Performing design analyses and calculations for civil projects and assisting in the preparation of final detailed working drawings utilizing CAD software, comparative cost analysis, Request for Proposals (RFPs), and project specifications for a wide variety of facility types; 2) Preparing statements of work, fee estimates, and developing pre-negotiation position for projects designed by A-E contracts; 3) Tracking the progress of projects to ensure they are kept within schedule and budget; 4) Applying knowledge of contracting regulations and procedures in the procurement of Architecture-Engineering (A-E) and/or construction services; and 5) Assisting with the review of facilities construction submittals for conformance to the requirements of civil engineering contract drawings/specifications as well as requirements for state/local regulatory agencies.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. Education
Applicants must meet the following basic education requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:A)
Degree in 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.
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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) 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.
2. Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.
4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise. Additional information
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
This announcement uses the Certain Personnel of the DoD direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.
Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.
A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.
Vacancies filled from this announcement may be filled at any grade level listed.
If selected below the full performance level, you may be non-competitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
Several vacancies may be filled.
Overtime pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .
Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.