Washington, D.C
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Full Time


About the Position: This is a permanent position with Headquarters, US Army Corps of Engineers, Directorate of Civil Works, located at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) building, 441 G. Street, NW, Washington, DC.

NOTE: There are four separate announcements for this position. To be considered you may apply to either announcement under Merit Promotion: NCFL196926701449 OR NCFL196926701457 and under Delegated Examining (DEU): NCFL196926701832D OR NCFL19692671839D.
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  • Serves as the National Asset Management subject matter expert for United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Civil Works with responsibility strategic development, oversight, of policy and technical staff of the national Asset Management Program.
  • Incumbent will be responsible for leading and development of a USACE asset portfolio valued at over $230 billion and includes USACE constructed, operated and owned assets.
  • Ensures project performance and provides oversight and management of a team of senior program managers with responsibility for developing policy, guidance and procedures on asset management matters.
  • Serves as the leader of the Asset Management Community of Practice and is the principal leader/advisor for Regional Asset Managers at the Major Subordinate Commands (MSCs) and districts.
  • Serves as national technical and subject matter expert representing USACE in Asset Management with industry, other government agencies, and international bodies.
  • Provides strategic direction on future impacts to the USACE Asset Management Program.
  • Coordinates with Civil Works Asset Management Community of Practice to assist in assessment and analysis of Asset Management tools and processes as it relates to the USACE budget development processes.
  • Works with program managers and business line managers to develop risk-informed analysis methods for integrating and prioritizing annual budget requests and 5-year development plans aligned with the CW Strategic Plan and the USACE Campaign Plan.
  • Develops national improvement models and evaluative techniques for short and long range plans for the management of USACE Asset Management Program.
  • Represents USACE Civil Works Asset Management on matters related to asset management technical issues by actively conducting or participating in meetings, conferences, hearings, or presentations involving asset management and USACE AISs.
  • Reviews, develops, interprets and provides recommendations for policy and laws to senior leadership to ensure sufficiency of USACE Asset Management.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel is required 25% of the time to represent the United States Corps of Engineers (USACE) in meetings, conferences, hearings and presentations with Congress, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Senior Executive Service (SES) and other higher echelon stakeholders on Asset Management Program technical issues, Civil Works Budgetary resources, and Automated Information Systems (AISs).

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.
  • This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement 25% of the time.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

This position has a positive education requirement. To view the educational requirements, go to the links listed below for each series you are interested in applying for on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website:

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Social Scientist (series 0101) - .

General Biologist (series 0401) - .

General Engineer (series 0801) - .

Civil Engineer (series 0810) - .

Environmental Engineer (series 0819) -

Mechanical Engineer (series 0830) -

Electrical Engineer (series 0850) - .

General Physical Scientist (series 1301) -

In order to qualify for one of the occupational series listed above, applicants must meet minimum education and/or experience requirements listed below.

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.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which includes: leading and developing command Asset Management Program to execute and manage entire portfolio infrastructure assets to achieve risk-management strategic objectives, operations and performance goals; developing, executing, formulating, allocating Civil Works Budgetary resources and financial controls to support, justify, defend and advocate to Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress, Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM), Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works [ASA(CW)] and other key stakeholders that impact nation's water resources infrastructure, environment and economy; applying tools, methods and techniques to analyze, conduct studies, trends and oversight reviews to evaluate command operations effectiveness, water resources infrastructure (such as navigation locks, dams, levees, hydropower plants, harbors and ports, roads, recreation areas, inland waterways, bridges, construction, environmental, economics, planning), asset management plans, business processes and information technology functions; and representing command in meetings, conferences, hearings and presentations to higher echelon or key personnel on all facets of the Asset Management Program for the organization. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-14).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Communications
  • Concepts, Policies, and Principles of Budget
  • Information Management
  • Master Planning
  • Project Management


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional information

  • 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.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineers and Scientists position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.
  • 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 ..
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
  • Situational telework may be authorized.
  • A relocation or recruitment incentive may be authorized.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
  • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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