$33,394.00 to $61,403.00
Open & closing dates
$33,394 to $61,403 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 5 - 7
2 vacancies in the following locations:
Corpus Christi, TX
La Porte, TX
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Moving Expenses (PCS) are authorized and may be paid, if eligible.
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
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About the Position:
This is an Engineering Technician (Civil) position with the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., Galveston District, Engineering and Construction Division. There is one vacancy to be filled in Corpus Christi, TX and one vacancy to be filled in La Porte, TX. This position may be filled at the entry GS-05 level, the GS-06 level, or at the full performance GS-07 level. If the position is filled at the entry GS-05 level or at the GS-06 level, the incumbent will have non-competitive promotion potential to the GS-07 level as long as at least one year of successful performance is reached at the next lower grade level.
NOTE: Salary is dependent on duty location selected for the position and will be determined at the time of job offer.
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At the full performance level, the incumbent will be responsible for independently planning, conducting, and coordinating continuous, simultaneous surveys to determine condition of disposal areas located along one or more major navigation channels such as the GIWW, Houston-Galveston, Corpus Christi, and Sabine-Neches. They will provide input and recommendations to project engineers for design of levees, spillways, and pipeline placements based on knowledge of property lines, soil and site conditions. Typical duties of the position may include, but are not limited to:
Inspecting contractors operations to determine compliance with contract requirements.
Establishing and maintaining horizontal and vertical control for construction contracts.
Meeting with other district elements to assist in recommending solutions to engineering and management problems relating to acquisition of real estate rights-of-way, pipeline easements, setting soil boring locations, etc.
Utilizing basic and advanced skills for use of land and hydrographic survey software and data collection hardware for the purpose of obtaining field data and producing work in final form capable of being incorporated into CADD drawings without modification or review.
Conducting complex land surveys to establish datum for dredging, to set tide staffs by leveling or establishing through water transfers, to cross-section spoil disposal areas and jetties, to establish property lines and other boundaries, and to ensure structures built by private interests under Department of Army permits program are within the location, distances, or other terms of the approved permit.
Using Global Positioning System (GPS) hardware and software to perform static and RTK surveys and when possible to layout and control construction, provide reference points, and lines for subsequent related work.
Checking and analyzing details and drawings of disposal areas and/or areas surveyed to determine whether the design and drawings are complete.
Performing quality assurance (QA) inspection duties on dredging contracts, discussing deficiencies with contract personnel, and assisting in selecting proper correction actions.
Performing water quality tests in disposal areas to verify compliance with contract specifications.
Conducting complex hydrographic surveys of navigable waterways in land-locked channels, bays, and boat basins to determine condition of the waterways.
Evaluating data collected to determine the degree of maintenance required.
Assisting project engineers in developing scopes of work, preparing Government estimates and technical specifications, and supervision and administration of contract survey work.
25% or less - Business Travel (TDY) may be required up to 25% of the time.
Who May Apply
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Job family (Series)
0802 Engineering Technical
Conditions of Employment
Other Requirements: 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.
Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position.
This position requires a pre-employment and annual physical exam.
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience or education 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
To qualify at the GS-05 level:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) working basic surveying techniques or processes; OR 2) utilizing and operating survey grade Global Positioning Systems (GPS). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).
Education: Four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction, or industrial technology; OR (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as engineering, engineering or industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of education beyond two years (total semester hours minus 60) by 60. Add the two percentages.
To qualify at the GS-06 level:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) utilizing Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to conduct site surveys; AND 2) utilizing hydrographic survey equipment for hydrographic surveys. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).
Education: A half year (i.e., 9 semester hours) of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as engineering, construction, engineering or industrial technology, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 9. Add the two percentages.
To qualify at the GS-07 level:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) independently performing complex topographic surveys and hydrographic surveys and post-processing resulting data. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).
Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as engineering, construction, engineering or industrial technology, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Technical Problem Solving
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - ****and ****Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
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
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
You may claim military spouse preference.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package
(resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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.
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
Background checks and security clearance
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.
Your resume: Your resume may be submitted in any format.
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is most recent. It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
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.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found not qualified. 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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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 02/22/2018 to receive consideration
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire ( ****Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account
, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account
and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. 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.
The Department of Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
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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.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of not qualified or incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
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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.
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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.
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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.