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Civil Engineer

Company name
U.S. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management

Salary
$49,765.00 to $78,270.00

Location
Vernal, UT

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Open & closing dates

02/14/2018

to

02/21/2018

Salary

$49,765 to $78,270 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 09 - 11

Work schedule

Full-Time - full-time.

Appointment type

Permanent - This is a permanent position.

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Vernal, UT

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes

Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered. To view FAQs regarding PCS, copy and paste the following link in your web browser: http://on.doi.gov/Wg6iXi and then press enter.

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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

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Announcement number

UT-DEU-2018-0016

Control number

491423800

Duties

Duties

Summary

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website

One position located in Vernal, Utah. Information about Vernal and the surrounding area can be found at Vernal, UT

Physical demands: The position requires good physical condition for review, inspection, and construction of projects, and surveys. The work requires long hikes over rugged terrain, long hours of drivingover rough roads, and hauling instruments and other engineering equipment and supplies. The position also requires periods of sitting in the office related to the planning and design of assigned project.

Work environment: Approximately 40 percent of the work is performed in the field under all types of terrain and climatic conditions of the desert with temperatures ranging from over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer to below 0 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter months. Outside work conditions may involve brushy, wet, steep, rocky, and/or rough terrain. Travel in snow, rain, or on muddy roads may create hazardous driving conditions. In addition to weather, field hazards may include snakes, poisonous plants, and insects. Approximately 60 percent of the assignments must be accomplished in the office (i.e. design work, project planning, etc.)

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Responsibilities

This position serves as a Civil Engineer for the Green River District. The incumbent has professional engineering responsibilities for survey, design, and development of construction and maintenance projects, recreation and facility operations and maintenance, and contract preparation and administration activities for the District Office. At the full performance level, major duties include but are not limited to:

Providing professional engineering, construction, and maintenance expertise for the District's administration sites, recreation sites, roads, buildings, dams, and bridges as well as range, watershed, recreation, wildlife, and other program activities.

Ensuring facilities meet sound engineering design principles, environmental standards, and are in compliance with Bureau directives and manuals.

Preparing and reviewing cost and time estimates, work schedules, cost/benefit analyses, and feasibility studies for contracts.

Utilizes AutoCAD Civil 3D software to accomplish civil engineering design work and drawing preparation.

Performs surveys for development of proposed project plans, as-built conditions, and construction control and reference using GPS survey equipment.

Travel Required

25% or less - At times, travel for field work, meetings and/or training may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0810 Civil Engineering

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is 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.

Direct Deposit Required.

Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

Basic education requirement: A) Degree: professional engineering. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

OR

B) Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be in accordance with the Qualification Standards set by OPM. Please use the following link in order to view the requirements: Engineering Requirements

Selective Placement Factor: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.

1) Have a valid state driver's license.

In addition to the basic education, selective placement factor and time-in-grade requirement, to qualify at the GS-09 level you must meet one of the following:

Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Civil Engineer. At this level, experience examples include: assisting engineers in the design & development of drawings & specifications, construction & maintenance programs for structures, roads, recreation facilities, public water systems, wells, & pipelines, inventory, reducing or eliminating hazards as part of a hazard reduction program. OR Education: To qualify based on education you must have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree with coursework directly related to Civil Engineering. OR Combination of Graduate Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet the total experience requirements if it has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. When substituting, you cannot use the first 36 semester hours that you earned.

In addition to the basic education, selective placement factor and time-in-grade requirement, to qualify at the GS-11 level you must meet one of the following:

Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Civil Engineer. At this level, experience examples include: performing professional engineering work in the coordination and review for survey, design, construction & maintenance of structures, roads, recreation facilities, public water systems, water control structures, storage facilities, range projects, bid draft review, & contract administrative overview. Establishing inspection requirements, schedules & control methods, and hazard reduction programs. OR Education: To qualify based on education you must have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with coursework directly related to Civil Engineering. OR Combination of Graduate Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet the total experience requirements if it has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. When substituting, you cannot use the first 54 semester hours that you earned.

Please see “Required Documents” of this announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.

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Additional information

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.

Telework: The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

This is a career ladder position. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor, and is contingent upon meeting regulatory and legal requirements for promotion, satisfactory performance and the availability of higher level work. Promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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 earn a minimum score of 90 on the rating criteria for this position.

Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

After the vacancy closes, 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 qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. 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:

KSA 1 - Professional knowledge of a wide range of civil engineering concepts, theories, principles, and practices applicable to a broad range of engineering duties concerned with design and design data requirements for complex projects.

KSA 2 - Skills in applying computer software and programs, including CADD and/or AutoCAD, to perform design and drafting assignments.

KSA 3 - Ability to use personal computer and automated programs to develop, review, approve, or change construction documents, engineering designs, specifications, databases, schedules and reports.

KSA 4 - Ability to communicate effectively, both orally, and in writing.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you may be required to submit the following forms as applicable. Failure to provide the applicable required documents will result in no further consideration for this vacancy:

VEOA: To be eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) you must be a preference eligible Veteran OR a Veteran separated from the Armed Forces after 3 or more years of continuous active duty service performed under honorable conditions. A Veteran who is separated 30 days or less prior to the completion of the 3 year active duty service requirement will be eligible to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. You must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, confirming dates spent on active duty and your character of military service.

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you should indicate the level of Veterans' Preference you are claiming on your resume. If you are claiming 0-point Sole Survivorship Veterans’ Preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference. If you are claiming 5-point Veterans’ Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, confirming dates spent on active duty and your character of military service. If you are claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference, in addition to your DD-214, you must submit documentation that supports your claim (e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability; or receipt of a Purple Heart). Missing documentation may result in a change or removal of your claim for Veteran’s preference. Additional information on Veterans' Preference can be found in the VetGuide

. If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide certification from your command that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date your application is submitted. Additional information regarding Veterans Preference or active duty military can be found here.

College Transcripts: This position has an educational requirement. You must submit a copy of your college transcripts and/or a list of college courses that include hours and grades. All qualifying education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You can verify accreditation at http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. If you are selected, official transcripts will be required prior to appointment date. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education

CTAP/ICTAP: If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Uploading and Faxing Supplemental Documentation: 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. Uploading Documents: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures through Applicant Manager. Do not use both options. Only one document can be saved in each section, and only the latest document will be maintained in the system. 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.

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 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; AND 2. Your resume; AND 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

We recommend you use the resume builder in USAJobs. Click on the button Apply Online and login to MY USAJOBS. If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the Did you forget your username and/or password link from the right side menu. Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.

If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet), you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

Agency contact information

Sheramie Nelsen

Phone

801-539-4188

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

smnelsen@blm.gov

Address

Bureau of Land Management

BLM Utah State Office, UT-953

440 West 200 South

Salt Lake City, Utah

United States

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Next steps

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification will be sent to the email address you provided to notify you of your status. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.

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

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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. Department Of The Interior Bureau of Land Management
Website : http://www.blm.gov/nhp/index.htm

Company Profile
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), created in 1946 through a merger of the General Land Office (GLO) and the U.S. Grazing Service, has roots going back to the creation of the GLO in 1812. In celebration of 200 years of land management, the BLM presents this website -- a collection of the stories, traditions and heritage that make up our unique history. BLM employees, current and retired, have contributed to this labor of love and many more will continue to add their unique histories over time.

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