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Civil Engineering Technician

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Department Of The Interior
All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.
These positions are also being advertised under: WY-Merit-2014-0125 & GS-7 level under: WY-Merit-2014-0129 & WY-DEU-2014-0066 These are permanent positions. Work Schedule is Full Time. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. These positions are located in the High Desert District, in Rawlins, WY and Rock Springs, WY. The District includes significant natural resources and land management issues that have national and regional impact. Examples of resources managed include the world's largest deposit of trona and the number two ranked gas field in the nation. The District is responsible for integrating public land uses with emerging green energy sources such as wind. The District helps manage oil and gas development, the transport of energy, management and protection of wild horses, and land conservation. For more information on Rawlins, WY please go to: Rawlins, WY . For more information on Rock Springs, WY please go to: Rock Springs, WY.
If you are appointed at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may subsequently be promoted to the full performance level without competing again. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties. U.S. Citizenship is required. Direct Deposit Required. Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections. You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land. Duties listed are for the full performance level of GS-09. If filled at the lower grade level (GS-08), incumbent will be more closely supervised and work will be closely monitored.
You will be performing a broad range of technical engineering functions in support of project construction and maintenance. You will plan, coordinate and work with other staff members on projects supporting various natural resources activities. You will prepare construction surveys, design, plan, and draw specifications for contractor construction on such projects as roads, minor dams, reservoirs, fences, etc. You will conduct and prepare designs and specification for the required capacity, size, location, materials and methods to be used in roads, trails, pipelines, etc. You will prepare material necessary to develop construction, supply, service, and rehabilitation. You will participate in gathering and analysis of facility and transportation system condition assessment data for various structures.
Physical Demands: These positions require extended periods of field work. This includes vehicular and foot travel over steep uneven and rock mountainous and desert terrain in all types of adverse weather conditions, and considerable strength, stamina and agility for stooping/bending/lifting.
Work requires the ability to effectively cope with pressures associated with both fixed and irregular deadlines, and management multiple priorities. You must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower level in order to qualify for these positions; OR have appropriate education substitute; OR a combination of experience and education. Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, you application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
Knowledge of construction practices, methods, techniques, cost, materials and equipment.
Ability to interpret and enforce contract and design plans and specifications.
Knowledge of drafting, construction design and accepted building techniques and practices.
To preview questions please click here. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the one year of specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.
To qualify at the GS-09 level , you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 level in the federal service; OR have completed two years (36 semester hours) of GRADUATE level college education in civil engineering or a directly related field; OR have an equivalent combination of experience and education. Specialized experience is defined as: assuming the lead position on subject disciplines such as water rights, or supervising temporary summer seasonal employees in survey; assisting with the planning and budgeting of proposed projects and other directly related experience.
To qualify at the GS-08 level you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service; OR completed one and a half years (27 semester hours) of GRADUATE level college education in civil engineering or a directly related field. NOTE: Undergraduate education cannot be substituted for specialized experience to qualify for GS-8; OR have an equivalent combination of experience and education. Examples of specialized experience are: performing technical work in support of survey, design, & construction of projects, providing technical support for surveying, estimating, & preparing, & monitoring contracts.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
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Veterans' Preference : If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans' preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference. For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation. For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.
TO BE CONSIDERED, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED/SIGNED FORM OF306, DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT. THIS IS A REQUIRED FORM FOR ALL APPLICANTS INCLUDING BLM/BLMWYOMING EMPLOYEES.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.
UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.
You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account. SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
TO BE CONSIDERED, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED/SIGNED FORM OF306, DECLARATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT. THIS IS A REQUIRED FORM FOR ALL APPLICANTS INCLUDING BLM/BLMWYOMING EMPLOYEES.
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period;
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Highly or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position. !benefits.hms?orgId=3&jnum;=110340

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