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Civil Engineer

Cadillac, MI

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Posted on October 31, 2018

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Summary

This position is being concurrently announced under USDA Demonstration Project procedures (open to US Citizens) under announcement number 19-SVQ4-0904-517261DP-LD. Current or former Federal employees and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to this Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement.

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Responsibilities

Duties are listed at the full performance level.

Provides professional engineering input into the interdisciplinary planning process for natural resource development activities involving engineering projects. Prepares original designs and preliminary and final layouts. Prepares or supervises preparation of special design specifications, cost estimates, and complete design package.

Develops and modifies civil engineering plans and specifications for new construction or to improve utility, quality, appropriateness, and appearance of construction. Oversees the development project plans and specifications prior to contract advertisement to ensures compliance with environmental requirements. Develops programs for maintenance of facilities with responsibility for a broad range of actions, including determination of necessity for, feasibility of, and extent of work required.

Prepares or reviews Environmental Analysis, Environmental Impact Statements, and special reports with regard to new or improved engineering construction. Reviews plans and specifications to determine construction practicability and recommends modifications to improve utility, quality, and appearance. Participate in pre construction meetings to resolve construction problems that may be of unusual difficulty and complexity.

Reviews proposed construction changes and modifications, recommending major changes to superior to ensure the safety of all users. Supervises inspections of all road construction work, periodically making personal inspections to ensure all are maintained to the original standard of construction and to ensure compliance with safety, health and regulatory requirements.

Interprets Agency policy and contracts for contractor, and resolves problems relating to plans, specifications, materials, reports, etc. Works closely with the Contracting Officer in obtaining authorization for changes to the requirements of the contract.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Occasional travel for trainings or meetings may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

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0810 Civil Engineering

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
  • Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check
  • Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period

*ADDITIONAL INFORMATION *This position is located on the Huron-Manistee National Forest at the Supervisors Office in Cadillac, MI, and serves as a civil engineer performing a variety of duties requiring professional civil engineering expertise.

Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license as a condition of employment.

If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed.

For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Shannon Rische @ 231-775-5023 x8749 or [email protected]

Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses (2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Public Law 115-97). Questions should be directed to the Travel Help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email [email protected]

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp

EXPERIENCE

For the GS-9 level: Applicants must have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree (coursework directly related to the position being filled); OR successful completion of a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor’s degree in engineering and 1 year of appropriate professional experience; OR a combination of superior academic achievement and 1 year of appropriate professional experience; OR one year of specialized professional engineering experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level; OR or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). Professional engineering experience is defined as nonroutine engineering work that required and was characterized by (1) professional knowledge of engineering; (2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability.

Examples of specialized experience for this position are: Assisting in designing and developing routine construction drawings and specifications for projects with straightforward technical characteristics; Assisting with site visits to ensure construction was conducted in accordance with established contract specifications; Assisting in gathering data used to monitor the progress of contractors in achieving contract requirements and project milestones such as performing basic surveys and investigations to establish baseline data used to initiate a requirements review; Participating in facilities engineering management duties by coordinating routine maintenance and repair work at facilities such as housing complexes, administrative buildings, technical or special support buildings, warehouses, community facilities, or water/wastewater systems.

For the GS-11 level: Applicants must have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (coursework directly related to position being filled); OR one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master’s degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.) Professional engineering experience is defined as nonroutine engineering work that required and was characterized by (1) professional knowledge of engineering; (2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability.

Examples of specialized experience are: Monitoring day-to-day performance of a contract by reviewing drawings for accuracy and adequacy, evaluating requests for routine design deviations, and/or conducting site surveys to determine the need for new equipment or material; Preparing civil engineering design criteria for smaller or less com

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