Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published Oct. 21, 2019
Expiration date: 10/27/2019

Public Notice Number: NAO-DHA-9905-20-002
Opening and Closing Dates: 21 October – 27 October 2019 (11:59pm EST)
Position Title: Engineering Technician (Civil)
Series/Grade: GS-0802-10

Full Performance Level: GS-12.  Non-competitive promotion to the next level may be achieved, provided the incumbent is sufficiently experienced; meets all the necessary qualifications and training requirements for promotion to the target job; and, is performing the full scope of the major duties and is functioning under the supervisory controls stated in the target job description.

Duty Location: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, Norfolk, VA

Salary Range: $56,765 - $73,789 (GS-10)

Work Schedule: Full-time

Appointment Type: Permanent

Start Date: On or prior to 1 December 2019

Relocation: Relocation (PCS) expenses are not authorized

Travel Requirement: 10% Temporary Duty Travel required

Who May Apply: U.S Citizens, nationals, or those who owe allegiance to the United States.

Eligibility Requirements: Any individual who meets the following qualification requirements may apply for this position under DHA.  Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Specialized Experience:   Performs technical and design assignments in support of the District’s in Civil Works mission to include navigation and construction. Utilizes a variety of tools such as scientific calculators and Microsoft (MS) Windows computers and software such as Autodesk Civil 3D, Hypack, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) MS Word and MS Excel to produce construction contract drawings and technical documents such as quantity estimates and channel condition reports associated with the navigation dredging program.

Responsibilities and Duties:  Serves as the lead Civil Engineering Technician for support of civil works, interagency and military projects, using advanced knowledge in hydrographic surveying, topographic surveying, navigation and coastal engineering principles, volume computation, AutoCAD and HYPACK software, and geographic information system (GIS). Employee serves as the lead technical consultant responsible for executing various design mapping products, complex volume computations, dredging analysis, data editing and analysis, and quality control for projects utilizing computer-aided design and drafting (AutoCAD), HYPACK hydrographic software, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) including assessing relevant training requirements for lower-grade engineers and technicians, mentoring and training such individuals in the use of AutoCAD and HYPACK software packages. Plans, develops, and manages hydrographic and topographic surveying navigation mapping products and services in support of the Operations Branch navigation mission or other district project initiatives, including software support, standard operating procedure development and process documentation. Fundamental awareness in the ability to plan and execute flight missions, process data and disseminate data to clients, as well as develop and maintain standard operating procedures for UAS program execution.

Condition of Employment:
1. Must meet suitability for Federal employment
2. Will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
3. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration
4. Personnel security investigation required
5. Will be required to serve a 2 year probationary period upon new appointment
6. This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position.
7. Reasonable accommodation is available to qualified employees with disabilities

How to Apply: Please provide your current resume (citing specialized experience) via email: to Please submit all information in PDF or Word format. Please ensure your email has the following subject line: Engineer Technician (Civil) NAO-DHA-9905-20-002. Application packages will be accepted through 11:59pm EST on Oct. 27, 2019.

 Application packages that are received after the closing date, do not contain resume showing specialized experience, or are submitted in unreadable formats, will not be considered.