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NAO-DHA-9905-20-001

Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published Nov. 6, 2019
Expiration date: 11/21/2019

Public Notice Number: NAO-DHA-9905-20-001
Opening and Closing Dates: 7 Nov 2019 – 21 Nov 2019 (11:59pm EST)
Position Title: Civil Engineer
Series/Grade: GS-0810-07; GS-0810-09; GS-0810-11; or GS-0810-12 (positions may be filled at any level). Up to two (2) positions will be filled through this public notice.
Full Performance Level: GS-12.  Promotion to the GS-11 and 12 levels can occur without further competition once all training, regulatory, and performance requirements are met.
Duty Location: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, Norfolk, Virginia
Salary Range: $57,809 - $71,147 (GS-9); $62,365-81,080 (GS-11); $74,750-97,179 (GS-12)
Work Schedule: Full-time Appointment Type: Permanent
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.  You must meet the basic/ Individual Occupational Requirements Qualifications Requirements: In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. This education and/or experience must be described and reflected in your resume and transcripts. 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, and social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.  
 
Basic Education Requirement for Civil Engineer for All Grades Below: 
Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of Engineering.

 
A. Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree (or higher 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.

OR

B. Combination 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. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
 
2. 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, or Puerto Rico.
 
3. 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 A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.
 
4. 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 degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.
 
For the GS-07: 
Specialize Experience:  Candidates must have one year of specialized experience to the GS-05 grade level in Federal service which includes work that involves experience performing hydrologic and hydraulic analyses.  Preference will be given to candidates with floodplain management
experience to include Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps, and Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS) and River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) modeling. 
 
For the GS-9: 
Specialize Experience: Candidates must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service which includes work that involves experience performing hydrologic and hydraulic analyses.  Preference will be given to candidates with floodplain management experience to include Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps, and HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS modeling and Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis.
 
For the GS-11: 
Specialize Experience:
  One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the federal service which includes work that involves experience performing hydrologic and hydraulic analyses.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience with USACE’s HECRAS modeling/other, selection of cross sections, selection of Manning’s roughness values, representation of bridges, culverts, dams, and levees, model calibration, inundation mapping, GIS analysis and digital elevation data, field surveys, dam break analysis and USACE’s HECHMS modeling/other, determination of sub-basins and watershed parameters, hypothetical rainfall, model calibration, channel/reservoir routings. 
 
For the GS-12:   
Specialize Experience:  One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service which includes work that involves experience performing hydrologic and  hydraulic analyses.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience with USACE’s HECRAS modeling/other, selection of cross sections, selection of Manning’s roughness values, representation of bridges, culverts, dams, and levees, model calibration, inundation mapping, GIS analysis and digital elevation data, field surveys, dam break analysis and USACE’s HEC-HMS modeling/other, determination of sub-basins and watershed parameters, hypothetical rainfall, model calibration, channel/reservoir routings. 
 
Responsibilities/Duties: 
 Serves as engineer responsible for assigned flood plain management related investigations conducted for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works and military projects and FPMS, Planning Assistance to States, and Silver Jackets Programs.
 
Develops time and cost estimates for the project or study. Works with Project Delivery Team in of the Project Management Plan for orderly and timely accomplishment of work and monitors schedules to avoid delay and cost overruns.  

 Performs and/or directs hydraulic and hydrologic investigations.
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 graduation date and degree) and official transcripts via email: to CENAO-RECRUIT@usace.army.mil. Please submit all information in PDF or Word format. Please ensure your email has the following subject line: Civil Engineer NAO-DHA-9905-20-001. Application packages will be accepted through 11:59pm EST on DD MONTH 2019.            

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