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Interdisciplinary Economist Biologist Civil Engineer General Physical Scientist Hydrologist

Company name
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Salary
$81,077.00 to $105,400.00

Location
Concord, MA

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Open & closing dates

Opening and closing dates

04/13/2018

to

04/26/2018

Salary

$81,077 to $105,400 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 12

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Concord, MA

Concord, MA

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes

Relocation costs may be paid if the selecting official determines the relocation is in the best interests of the government.

This job is open to

Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Military spouses

Veterans

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee.

Internal to an agency

Current federal employees of this agency.

Clarification from the agency

Current Department of Army Civilian Employees, Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non Army), Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan, Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473, Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer, Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant, Reinstatement, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

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Announcement number

NEFU187225825089

Control number

496592400

Duties

Duties

Summary

About the Position:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New England District is responsible for managing the Corps' civil works, military, hazardous waste remediation, and international and interagency support (IIS) program responsibilities throughout the six New England states. The District employs about 500 professional civilian employees plus military officers in key management positions. The Planning Division is a diverse organization housed within the New England District (NAE) Headquarters in Concord, MA. Members of the Planning Division have expertise in water resources planning, including plan formulation, environmental evaluation and restoration, cultural resources evaluation, economics, Civil Works Policy, and public involvement.

About the Surrounding Area:

The District headquarters located in Concord, Massachusetts is situated approximately 18 miles northwest of Boston, the capital of the state. Concord has the feel of a suburb with much historical flair. Not far from Concord center is Minute Man National Historical Park where the American Revolutionary battle of Concord-Lexington took place in 1775. Recreational opportunities abound within a few hours drive which include beautiful coastlines, beaches, mountains, lakes, and many museums and historical sites. Concord is part of the Boston metropolitan area with an estimated population of 5 million. The area includes lots of opportunities to participate in various cultural activities, view championship professional sports teams, and take advantage of the numerous nationally recognized higher education institutions and health care facilities that reside in the area.

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Responsibilities

Serves as a Project Planner for the Planning Division, Plan Formulation Branch for the Army Corps of Engineers New England District.

Responsible for the technical management, administration, planning, development, coordinating and controlling of the required phases of Congressionally authorized Civil works planning investigations.

Involves flood risk management, coastal storm risk management, navigation, ecosystem restoration, watershed planning, and allied project purposes.

Incumbent leads project delivery teams and is accountable for accomplishment, by others, of engineering, environmental and economic investigations for the plan formulation aspects of surveys and reports.

Has direct responsibility for plan formulation, including the incorporation of environmental, engineering, economic, real estate, scientific, and operation and maintenance information in the plan formulation process.

Serves as Study Manager on other types of planning investigations including but not limited to Section 22 Planning Assistance to States, work for others, and other water resources projects and technical assistance investigations.

In addition, serves as Project Manager on all phases of projects conducted under the Continuing Authorities Program involving such purposes as small navigation, flood control, shoreline protection, and environmental enhancement and restoration.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position requires the incumbent to travel away from duty location on business travel up to 10 % of the time.

Supervisory status

No

Job family (Series)

0110 Economist

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

0810 Civil Engineering

1301 General Physical Science

1315 Hydrology

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Background Investigation Required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver?s license within 30 days of employment.

Business travel up to 10% of the time.

Required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE,6/08) upon entering the position and annually.

Relocation/PCS may be authorized.

Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be Authorized.

See other requirements below.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility

for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

Reinstatement

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

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

Education Requirements: All applicants must meet one of the following education requirements.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT TO QUALIFY IN ECONOMIC 0110 SERIES:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in economics that includes 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT TO QUALIFY IN BIOLOGY 0401 SERIES:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT TO QUALIFY IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 0810 SERIES:

Please refer to the General Schedule Qualification Standards Basic Requirements for All Professional Engineering Positions Series for education requirements.

(NOTE: Applicants MUST submit/upload a copy of the transcripts with the application package. For application purposes, unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT TO QUALIFY IN PHYSICAL SCIENTIST 1301 SERIES:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to one of the majors, as shown in A above, that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT TO QUALIFY IN HYDROLOGY 1315 SERIES:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in physical or natural science, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources. The course work must have included at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours in physics. OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience: Course work, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Acceptable experience must have included performance of scientific functions related to the study of water resources, based on and requiring a professional knowledge of related sciences and the consistent application of basic scientific principles to the solution of theoretical and practical hydrologic problems. In the absence of water resource experience, professional scientific experience may be acceptable if such experience was preceded by appropriate education in hydrology or by professional hydrology experience.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

To qualify for the GS-12: applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as meeting at least three of the following: (1) experience in managing and coordinating water resources planning investigations; (2) responsible for alternative formulation and evaluation for water resources investigations; (3) direct engineering and technical work of others; (4) prepare documents summarizing project findings to coordinate with internal and external entities; or (5) coordinate engineering, environmental and economic investigations for the alternative evaluation aspects of surveys and reports.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Contract Administration

Oral Communication

Planning and Evaluating

Project Management

Technical Competence

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).

Education

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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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 position

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. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist

and Proof of Eligibility

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 will be marked as incomplete and you will 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

Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility

document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.

Time-in-grade documentation: If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).

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

This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification 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.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/26/2018 to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application ( https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10185089

Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/

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

Agency contact information

Army Applicant Help Desk Army Applicant Help Desk

Phone

(000)000-0000

Email

USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL

Address

FU-APF-W2SF05 US ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT, NEW ENGLAND

DO NOT MAIL

Concord, MA

US

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Next steps

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Website : http://www.usace.army.mil/

Company Profile
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 130 countries worldwide. With environmental sustainability as a guiding principle, our disciplined Corps team is working diligently to strengthen our Nation’s security by building and maintaining America’s infrastructure and providing military facilities where our servicemembers train, work and live. We are also researching and developing technology for our war fighters while protecting America’s interests abroad by using our engineering expertise to promote stability and improve quality of life. We are energizing the economy by dredging America’s waterways to support the movement of critical commodities and providing recreation opportunities at our campgrounds, lakes and marinas.

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