Public Notice for Direct Hire - Engineering


International Boundary and Water Commission: United States and Mexico, Other Agencies and Independen

Nogales, AZ - Nov 08, 2022 via USAJobs

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This serves as a Public Notice for the use of the Direct Hire Authority in accordance with 5 U.S.C.

3327 and 3330 and 5 CFR 330.

Non-Supervisory and Supervisory positions may be filled under the OPM Government-Wide Direct Hire Authority for Certain STEM Positions for grades GG 11-15.

Under this recruitment procedure, applications may be accepted for each location identified in this Public Notice.

There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

Minimum Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements.

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).

Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

The Specialized Experience listed below are examples of experience that vary by grade level for these job series, each position may have separate or additional required experience necessary to meet the applicable series and/or grade.

GG-12 Specialized Experience: One year of work performed at the next lower grade/level in the federal service (GS/GG-11) or other equal federal pay systems as described below.

There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GG-12 grade level.

GG-13 Specialized Experience: One year of work performed at the next lower grade/level in the federal service (GS/GG-12) or other equal federal pay systems as described below.

There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GG-13 grade level.

GG-14 Specialized Experience: One year of work performed at the next lower grade/level in the federal service (GS/GG-13) or other equal federal pay systems as described below.

There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GG-14 grade level.

GG-15 Specialized Experience: One year of work performed at the next lower grade/level in the federal service (GS/GG-14) or other equal federal pay systems as described below.

There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GG-15 grade level.

Examples of Specialized Experience: applying knowledge and skill of the principles, methods, and techniques of engineering applicable to the full range of engineering duties involved with the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, canyon collectors, flood control channel and structures, and field office facilities; applying knowledge of engineering fields such as mechanical, environmental, constructional, design, and electrical to resolve problems and/or develop proposals for the operations, maintenance, repair, and construction of field office facilities; advising and assisting with the procurement and replacement of equipment; evaluating recommendations and facts, and preparing specifications; monitoring the work of contractors and providing monthly updates; conducting market research and preparing solicitation packets; coordinating operations activities, including daily wastewater influent flows; overseeing and reviewing reports, work plans, capital plans, activities and work performed by contractors; preparing, reviewing, and evaluating scopes of work, proposals, and cost estimates for maintenance activities; planning and conducting detailed surface water studies pertaining to hydraulic and hydrologic engineering investigations; carrying out studies pertaining to reservoir flood operations, stage and flow duration, water surface profile calculations, discharge estimation, sizing of drainage structures, sediment deposition and volume calculations; evaluating existing and proposed flood operations criteria for effective ness and ease in implementation; performing Contract Officer's Representative (COR) duties for the administration of construction contracts; providing civil engineering guidance and input on the planning.

design, construction, and rehabilitation of existing and/or new structures and facilities; reviewing designs to ensure the constructability, function, and that design assumptions are correct; participating in architect and engineer (A-E) contract task order selections; plan moderate to substantially complex project assignments; preparing contracts for solicitation of construction; performing design of and directing the development of construction drawings and developing specifications for civil, geotechnical, and/or structural engineering systems; conducting studies and providing engineering and geotechnical analyses and evaluations; planning, budgeting and coordinating efforts and project execution; skill in written and oral communication to interact effectively with personnel and state and federal representatives and officials; resolving unofficial and official employee grievances; performing administrative and managerial coordination duties.

College Teaching: College-level teaching of engineering may be considered as professional experience in engineering.

In accepting and evaluating teaching experience, all specific qualification requirements pertaining to the evaluation of professional experience such as grade level, responsibility, scope, specialization, and knowledge required are also applicable to the evaluation of teaching experience.

Teaching experience that is accompanied by a significant amount of research, direction of research, investigative, or similar work may be credited at full value in meeting a specific requirement for research, investigative, or similar experience.

Engineering Registration or Licensure Requirement: Where registration or licensure as a professional engineer is essential for appointment to certain, typically high-level, engineering positions such as 1) the responsibility for final approval of designs of major structures and facilities involving public safety where such compliance with State laws meets an essential need of the engineering organization to provide objective evidence to agency management and the public that the work is performed by engineers of proven competence; 2) responsibility for engineering determinations concerning contract awards or other major aspects of design and construction work to be performed by engineers in the private sector, where registration or licensure is essential to have their full confidence and respect to achieve cooperation on critical engineering issues.



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