Engineering Technician (Civil)


Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

Harrisburg, IL - Aug 31, 2022 via USAJobs

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The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical engineering support work to the civil engineering staff.

Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates when applications are due for these locations can be found at https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement.

For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements.

Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education.

Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirement: For the GS-7 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-06 in the Federal service; OR one full year (18 semester/27 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as: Engineering, Construction Management, or Surveying); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position and specialized experience.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Examples of specialized experience include one or more of the following: Provided engineering support to senior engineers in the development, planning, and design of civil engineering construction projects; Conducted field work to gather survey data in the development of improvement plans; Performed a variety of research and produced technical drawings to assist in the development of contract plans, specifications, and estimates; Accompanied Inspectors and/or Contracting Officer Representative (COR) to observe, record, and assist in administration and inspection of a project.

For the GS-8 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-07 in the Federal service; OR two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as: Engineering, Construction Management, or Surveying); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Examples of specialized experience include one or more of the following: Prepared sketches and developed layouts, construction details and installation drawings, including finished plans and profile sheets; Supervised crews in setting construction stakes for clearing, grading and drainage structure; Inspected an entire project of limited size or complexity or a minor part of a large project such as a forest road construction project that includes only clearing, grading, and drainage structures.

For the GS-9 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-08 in the Federal service; OR two full years (36 semester/54 quarter hours) of successfully completed graduate level education or master's degree if the coursework is directly related to the work of the position (such as: Engineering, Construction Management, or Surveying); OR combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (in excess of 18 semester/27 quarter hours) and specialized experience.

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

Examples of specialized experience include one or more of the following: Attend pre-bid and bid opening conferences to discuss principal construction features and requirements in terms of methods and equipment; Prepared designs and layouts of roads, trails, bridges, drainage structures, and other systems of limited scope and complexity; Developed and submitted revised or alternate designs to eliminate or reduce engineering problem areas without undue sacrifice of standards, economy, or esthetics; Conducted a range of standard surveys and data collection activities to provide data for civil engineering project design; Conducted inspection of construction projects.

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.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.



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