Environmental Engineer

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Employer
Department of the Army, U.S. ...
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 14, 2017
Closes
Mar 27, 2017
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

The position is in the Waterworks/Electrical/Environmental Section of the Planning and Engineering Branch for the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Who May Apply:

U.S. Citizens

 


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Business Travel may be Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Moving Expenses are not authorized.
  • Must Be a US Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Secret Security Clearance.
  • Overnight Business Travel is up to 5%.
  • Transcripts are required at the time of application.
  • See Requirements for Additional Information
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. Your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Basic Education Requirements:

    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. Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.

    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 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: Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.

    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 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: Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.

    Professional registration--Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Note: You must attach a copy of your current Engineering Professional registration certificate.

    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. Note: You must attach a copy of your EIT examination certificate.

    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 paragraph A.

    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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

    Specialized Experience Required: In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement Factor, Qualified Candidates for this position must ALSO identify in their resume that they possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level/pay band (GS-11) in the federal service that demonstrates the following: (1) Preparing environmental documents, plans, specifications and cost estimates; (2) Conducting field investigations and documentation of environmental issues; and (3) Inspecting facilities and other infrastructure for conformance with EPA regulations.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

    1. KNOWLEDGE OF EPA REGULATIONS CONCERNING ENVIRONMENT, WATER TREATMENT AND KNOWLEDGE OF SAFETY                                  

    2. KNOWLEDGE OF ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES AS APPLIED TO AND PLANT OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE        

    3. ABILITY TO PERFORM STUDIES AND SMALL SCALE ENGINEERING DESIGNS           

    4. ABILITY TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE

    Some Federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    Foreign

    Education:

    Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from accredited college or university recognized by the department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department websites at http://www/opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html        

    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Temporary duty travel away from work site approximately 5% the time.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid State-issued motor vehicle driver's license.
    • Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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