Interdisciplinary - Community Planner, Landscape Architect or Civil Engineer

Posted on Oct 02, 2020

National Park Service, Department of the Interior

Washington, DC  |  #engineering #government


Serves as a Project Manager which supports parks in the formulation of projects for the operations, maintenance, repair and construction of National Park Service transportation facilities, including roads and parkways, paved trails, bridges, tunnels, and transit system.

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-10/15/2020-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience.

For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized experience that you will be granted.

An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience.

For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience.

For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected.

You must meet BOTH one of the basic education requirement AND the Specialized Experience listed below.

Basic Requirement: For Community Planner GS-0020:nA degree in community planning; or a related field such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration that included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance.

Note: Applicants with degrees related fields as specified above, who do not have the 12 semester hours of specified course work, must have completed at least 1 year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner.

ORnHave a combination of college-level courses equivalent to a major in one of the above disciplines, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the above disciplines of which at least 12 semester hours were in the planning process, and socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

For Landscape Architect GS-0807:nA degree in landscape architecture or landscape design.

ORncombination of education and experience for each year short of graduation and have had 1 year of experience under professional leadership and guidance of such character and diversity as to be a satisfactory substitute for the required education.

This experience must have included original landscape design.

For Civil Engineer GS-0810:nA 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 the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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.

ORnCombination 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 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 demonstrated by one of the following: 1.

Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT) , or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.


Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.


Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A.

The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.


Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

AND Specialized Experience:nHave one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level that equipped me with the particular specialized experience needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Examples of specialized experience include: concepts, principles and practices of one of the disciplines managed (community planning, civil engineering, or landscape architecture) to provide program leadership to regional and park managers.

Must have a general knowledge of highway design, transportation planning, design, and construction practices.

This includes knowledge of the principles of roadway and parking layout and design, highway geometries, highway capacity, roadway safety, highway construction materials, structural design for roadways, traffic engineering, geotechnical engineering related to roadways, pavement management, and road construction techniques.

Must also have a general knowledge of alternative transportation of planning, design and construction of alternative transportation projects.

You must include hours per week worked.

You must include transcripts, if qualifying on education.

Volunteer Experience: 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.

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