Engineering Technician (Civil)

Posted on Jul 28, 2020

Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior

Hines, OR

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.nFor information about the Burns District, visit our website.nFor information about the Burns area, visit the Harney County Chamber of Commerce.

We expect to fill 1 vacancy/vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

One or more vacancies may be filled with this announcement.

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume.

No assumptions will be made about your experience.

GS-5: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: conducting surveys, typically with an assistant, using hand instruments such as hand levels and compasses, making simple traverse surveys using compass and tape, measuring small land areas, using rod, tape and hand level, to obtain rough estimates of yardage to be excavated; and performing recording assignments which require concentration and specialized skill such as that required in making manual computations that involve elementary arithmetic processes made complex by virtue of the number and variety of manipulations involved and the speed with which successive readings are called -OR- Successful completion of a full four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in an appropriate field such as surveying, engineering, construction, or that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as surveying, engineering, industrial technology construction, physics, drafting, forestry, geography, navigation, cartography, physical science or mathematics.nORnCombination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate undergraduate education for the GS-5 only.

Undergraduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this positionn---nGS-6: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: extracting data from a variety of sources (e.g., field notes, design manuals, laboratory reports, handbooks, etc.) requiring knowledge of the applicability and use of the data and the characteristics of the sources; recognizing and reporting errors, non-consistencies, and other deficiencies in the technical data; selecting the method for presenting the data for internal use, using tabular and graphic means; and plotting roadway alignments, grade lines, cross sections, culvert locations, and related information from field notes and other sources -OR- Successful completion of one full year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position.nORnCombination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education.

Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.n---nGS-7: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-06 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: performing a wide range of standard and special purpose tests of soils, concrete, and other materials used in construction of dams, tunnels, power plants, etc.; calibrating laboratory equipment and modifying test equipment or procedures to meet unusual field conditions or special requirements; and inspecting contractor's concrete manufacturing operation for compliance with specifications and recommending, through supervisor, correction of concrete mix -OR- Successful completion of one full year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position.nORnCombination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education.

Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

Superior Academic Achievement (See OPM's General Policies, Application of Qualification Standards Section 4.f.) S.A.A.

must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled.

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).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604.

If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.

Physical Demands:Office work requires only routine walking, sitting, and carrying of light items.

Field work is physically demanding.

Incumbent must be capable of extended periods of walking, bending, stooping, and working in the backcountry on rough, uneven, rocky, slippery, and mountainous or desert terrain.

It may at times be necessary to carry moderately heavy equipment weighing up to 50 pounds in accomplishing the work.

In this environment, the incumbent must possess strength, stamina, and agility to successfully accomplish the fieldwork.

Work Environment: Work is routinely performed in a properly heated/cooled indoor office setting and outdoors (in extremely hot/cold/windy/dry/wet weather, rugged terrain, remote sites, and at construction sites) and occasionally at public meetings.Work hazards include; remote areas (unpopulated and semi-populated), crossing mountainous streams, lightning, wildfires, proximity to animals (both wild and domestic), poisonous snakes, poison oak, stinging insects, foot and vehicular travel in rain/snow/ice on uneven steep mountainous terrain/winding roads, which may include heavy brush or debris accumulations, construction sites (falling objects, chemicals, dust, noise, heavy construction equipment) and proximity to mechanical and electrical systems.A valid State driver's license and overnight travel is required.

How to Apply

Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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