General Engineer - GS-0801-14 (Open to U.S. Citizens) BP
The position is in the Office of Capital Project Management, under the Associate Administrator for Program Management (TPM). The Office provides engineering and project management support, business advice and technical guidance to senior leadership and regional personnel in the implementation of major transit capital projects funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Drawing on broad experiences in design, management and construction of capital projects, the incumbent provides knowledge, expertise and judgment concerning the oversight of design, construction, management and safety of transit projects and programs. Primary areas of concern are project engineering, project management, project safety, construction management, project oversight and providing technical direction to Project Management Oversight Contractor (PMOCs).
You will work under the guidance of the Director of Engineering in performing the duties and responsibilities listed below. Task assignments for this position shall be of high level of complexity and shall require little to no supervision by Division chief.
The ideal candidate for this position is a senior level professional with strong analytical engineering skills to evaluate transit industry issues.
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Occasional travel - Some travel is required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
- PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).
- GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
- TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position:
• Successful completion of an engineering degree at an accredited university or college. OR
• Combination of education or training: college level education, training and/or technical experience that has 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)
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 as described by OPM.
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 had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. There should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering type experience. This must be clearly described in your resume.
Please review the OPM page on specifics about required curriculum and for more information on qualifications, please visit GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
To qualify for the GS-14 on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
- Experience providing oversight to others on engineering concepts, principles and methods.
- Experience in directing oversight of various aspects of transportation systems projects, including planning, construction and operation, engineering oversight, technical guidance, and policy review.
- Experience analyzing, evaluating and proposing recommendations on engineering and project management problems to other employees or senior management officials.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.
EEO STATEMENT: The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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