U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
$129,722.00 to $164,200.00
Open & closing dates
$129,722 to $164,200 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full Time
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Worth, TX
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Moving Expenses (PCS) are authorized and may be paid, if eligible. DoD National Relocation Program (DNRP) services are NOT authorized.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
About the Position:
This position will serve as the Chief of the Regional Planning and Environmental Center (RPEC) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Southwestern Division (SWD). This leadership position may be filled as a:
Supervisory Social Scientist, GS-0101-15;
Supervisory Regional Economist, GS-0110-15;
Supervisory Archeologist, GS-0193-15;
Supervisory Biologist, GS-0401-15;
Supervisory Landscape Architect, GS-0807-15;
Supervisory Civil Engineer, GS-0810-15;
Supervisory Environmental Engineer, GS-0819-15;
Supervisory Physical Scientist, GS-1301-15; or
Supervisory Geologist, GS-1350-15.
Applications will be accepted from individuals in each of these occupations through a single job posting, located at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488161400
. The link will take you to a job posting which lists the position as Program Manager, GS-0340-15, vacancy announcement SWHB185280782027993.
Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment
authority categories below are eligible to apply for this leadership position. When applying to the announcement 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 Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army
Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army)
Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD)
Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement
Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)
Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position
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As Chief, Regional Planning & Environmental Center (RPEC), the incumbent is responsible for the overall planning function for the four Districts of the Southwestern Division: Fort Worth District, Galveston District, Little Rock District, and the Tulsa District. The RPEC is responsible for all the civil works, military and interagency planning and environmental programs and support to the four Southwestern Division districts. Through the Deputy Division Chief and Branch Chiefs, the incumbent will provide overall guidance on policy matters and ensure production requirements are met. The planning and environmental program of the RPEC, which annually averages about $225 million per year, serves customers throughout the Southwestern Division, and to the Nation. Typical duties of the position may include, but are not limited to:
Reviewing long and short range goal and objectives prepared by subordinates.
Managing the development of policy changes in response to changes in levels of appropriation or other legislated changes.
Managing organizational changes, or major changes to the structure and content of the program or program segment directed.
Exercising discretionary authority to approve the allocation and distribution of funds in the organization's budget.
Providing environmental support for other Divisions within SWD by conducting environmental studies, water quality studies, landscape architecture, recreation planning, cultural resources studies, recreation master planning, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, permit evaluations, asbestos and lead-based paint investigations, or HTRW investigations and laboratory analysis.
Planning scheduling, organizing, and coordinating planning support activities upon request from major commands and installations.
Designing and preparing contract documents for various types of environmental contracts.
Representing the District Commanders in meetings with high ranking Federal, State and local Environmental Regulatory Agencies, military installation Environmental Managers, and other USACE offices.
Coordinating with contractors concerning all work to be performed under the contract and conducts negotiation to secure a fair reasonable cost for the work.
Approving selections, promotions, performance ratings, awards, overtime, training, suspensions and other disciplinary actions.
Approving performance standards, hearing and resolving group grievances and serious employee complaints, and promoting team building.
25% or less - Business Travel (TDY) may be required up to 25% of the time.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Federal Employees, Former Federal Employees, ICTAP, VEOA, and Military Spouses (PPP Program S Registrants)
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
0101 Social Science
0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences
0807 Landscape Architecture
0810 Civil Engineering
0819 Environmental Engineering
1301 General Physical Science
Conditions of Employment
Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
Personnel Background Investigation may be required.
One year supervisory probationary period may be required.
Financial Disclosure Statement required upon entry and annually.
Must obtain Facilities Engineering Level 3 certification within 24 months.
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.
Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2364, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08). Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 17-NOV-2011.
This position is an acquisition position that requires Senior Level III certification in the acquisition career field of Facilities Engineering. Incumbent must obtain Senior Level III certification within 24 months of entrance on duty.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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.
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.
To qualify based on
your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of
experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) managing planning and environmental programs/projects for civil works, military customers and interagency programs; AND 2) managing or monitoring planning and environmental contracts; AND 3) supervising or managing an interdisciplinary team of employees. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-14).
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 (GS-14 or equivalent).
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
In order to qualify for one of the occupational series listed above, applicants must meet minimum education requirements listed below.
For the 0101 series:
For the 0110 series:
For the 0193 series:
For the 0401 series:
For the 0807 series:
For the 0810 or 0819 series:
For the 1301 series:
For the 1350 series:
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
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
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The assessments for this job will measure
Leadership (60%): Accountability, Conflict Management, Creativity and Innovation, Developing Others, Flexibility, Human Capital Management, Interpersonal Skills, and Strategic Thinking
Technical (40%): Technical Program Management, Communication, Supervisory
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.
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. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources
Background checks and security clearance
For information on how to apply to this job,
please follow the link to announcement number SWHB185280782027993 located at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488161400
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.
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.
Benefits for federal employees
Pay and leave
The Department of Defense offers an excellent
benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive
compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits
described in the USAJOBS Resource Center
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 apply to vacancy announcement SWHB185280782027993 at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488161400
, read the announcement and all requirements, complete an initial online questionnaire for technical competencies, complete the USACE Managerial Situational Judgment Test, and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 to receive consideration.
Agency contact information
Central Resume Processing Center
DA SWR USACE Southwestern Division
Please contact by email
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
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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.
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New employee probationary period
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Website : http://www.usace.army.mil/
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.