Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Civil Engineer or Architect in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Albuquerque, NM
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (10 day(s) ago)
** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (3 day(s) away)
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RELOCATION EXPENSES: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
This is a full-time position with the Division of Technical Resources, located at the Regional Office, Albuquerque, NM.
NOTE: This position is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures and is open to status candidates. To be considered under merit promotion procedures, you must submit a separate application and supplemental documentation to vacancy announcement number R2-17-1823539-CS-MP
All application materials and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement (including Veterans Preference documentation).
Develops plans for implementing projects by determining appropriate project parameters, objectives, and scope; establishes schedules and deliverables.
Serves as the Contracting Officers Representative for A/E and construction contracts, determining the most appropriate method of procuring the construction contract.
Identifies and resolves problems by maintaining communication with the contractors, program representatives, contracting and budget staff, and regulatory agencies.
Gives presentations and prepares briefing materials on projects.
Serves as project manager for ad-hoc project teams assembled to design and manage construction of the Region's projects.
- Occasional Travel
- May be required for field visits, meetings, conferences, and training.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Background Investigation
- One-year probation period
By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the minimum qualification requirements as outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook and as identified in this announcement below.
QUALIFICATIONS: This Position Has A Positive Education Requirement. Therefore, all applicants MUST provide a copy of their transcripts to support their education claims. Since this position requires you to have successfully completed a specific amount of semesters (or equivalent) in specific fields, your transcripts will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the requirement in full. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the academic professor or from your school stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if selected, you will be required to produce original transcripts.
BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR ARCHITECT (0808) Possess a bachelor's or higher degree in architecture or a related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.
Possess a combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings. See the OPM standard for details on the demonstration of adequacy of such background. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/architecture-series-0808/
BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR CIVIL ENGINEER (0810) Possess a bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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.
Possess a combination of education and experience; college level education, training, and/or technical experience that provides a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and 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 demonstrated by one of the following: professional registration; written tests (evidence of passing the Engineer-in-Training examination); specified academic courses (at least 60 semester hours); or completion of a bachelor's degree curriculum in a related field. See the OPM standard for details on the demonstration of adequacy of such background. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/
ADDTIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS To qualify at the GS-11 level applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in the design of construction projects and coordinating the activities of architects, engineers, clients and construction contractors. Experience should also include directing all of, or large phases of, a project including planning, pre-design, architect-engineer (A/E) selection, site selection, and all design efforts; and reviewing construction or repair operations to evaluate progress and compliance with design requirements. Familiarity with related fields of work such as architectural, electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering must be sufficient to ensure that areas of overlapping responsibilities receive proper design considerations.
To qualify at the GS-12 level applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience serving as a lead project consultant, lead project manager/advisor on all aspects of assigned facilities engineering, including related professional engineering and architectural management; experience reviewing designs and proposals and recommendations/coordination for higher level review of approval of waivers of criteria based on engineering/architectural judgment and economic analyses; and experience participating in reviews of bids, contractor proposals, contract specifications and designs, as well as contract negotiations and technical and business discussions with contractor. Familiarity with related fields of work such as architectural, electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering must be sufficient to ensure that areas of overlapping responsibilities receive proper design considerations.
Transcripts*:* You must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial photocopy) to support your educational claims if you are qualifying for the position based on education. Failure to submit this documentation by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected to fill the position. College transcripts are still required if you currently occupy or previously occupied the series for which you are applying.
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education that is recognized by the Secretary of Education from an accredited body.
To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Occupational Questionnaire
A background investigation is required for this position.
Completion of a 1-year probationary period is required.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This work is sedentary much of the time. When out in the field it may involve physical exertion such as strenuous walking over wet, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces, and/or bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities. Trips out in the field may cause physical discomfort resulting from travel in small aircraft, watercraft or all-terrain vehicles, inclement weather, insects or dangerous wildlife. Field work may require the carrying of surveying or testing equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
What To Expect Next
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of the status of your application. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
1. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" *plus the proof required by that form. *For more information on veterans preference see
2. If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified for the position and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information on CTAP/ICTAP see
3. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).
Salary Range: $59,256.00 to $92,332.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0808, 0810-11/12
Promotion Potential: 12
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453373500
Job Announcement Number: R2-17-1825353-CS-DEU