Summary About the Position: Serves as a Civil Engineer working under the general supervision of the supervision of the Chief, Dams and Levees Section, Geosystems Branch, Engineering Division. The District is located in downtown Jacksonville, more information about the Jacksonville District: www.saj.usace.army.mil/ Responsibilities Plan, lead, coordinate complex aspects of engineering analyses that support the planning, design, construction, and operations and maintenance of geotechnical aspects for Civil Works Water Resource, Military, and Support for-Others projects; which includes structures such as dams and levees, including outlet works and spillways, locks, pumping stations, and necessary appurtenant structures. Ensure the most effective, efficient and economical achievement of geotechnical engineering design tasks, to produce work products and services and meet program and production goals. Coordinate engagements with stakeholders, sponsors and permitting agencies to determine the problems, constraints and potential engineering solutions. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActNon-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferPriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education/experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Supervisory Civil Engineer: 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. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized Experience: I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service defined as: planning, leading, coordinating, reviewing, and providing engineering technical guidance for all aspects of design, construction, and operations and maintenance of geotechnical aspects for Civil Works Water Resources, Military, and Support-for-Others projects; which include structures such as dams and levees, outlet works and spillways, locks, pumping stations, and necessary appurtenant structures. Leading a geotechnical engineering team in group facilitation, coordination, mentoring, problem solving, communicating interpersonally, integrating work processes and products, obtaining resources, being accountable for outcomes and results. Working on geotechnical field investigations; performing site characterization and data reduction, including evaluation of field tests such as Cone Penetration Test (CPT) data, Standard Penetration Test (SPT) data, augered borings, test pits, sand cones, density tests, static cone penetrometer, field permeability tests (slug tests, constant head recharge tests, falling head tests), monitoring wells/piezometers data evaluation and interpretation; evaluation & interpretation of laboratory data, including results of moisture content, gradations, fines content, shear strength (triaxial) tests, void ratio, compression index, coefficient of uniformity, and development of site specific correlations based on these data; development of soil parameters and criteria for the design and construction of earthen embankments (i.e. dams and levees); design and/or evaluation of foundation systems (i.e. shallow & deep) & retaining systems (i.e. sheetpile walls, cantilever walls, combination or king pile walls) for the construction of water control structures (i.e. pump stations, gated and ungated culverts, gated and ungated spillways, weirs); designing and/or evaluating designs for canals and other water conveyance systems; designing seepage cutoff walls (i.e. conventional soil-cement-bentonite barriers, jet-grout cutoff walls) and evaluating QA/QC testing; performing engineering during construction support for the items listed above. The duties of this position require the incumbent to be registered as a Professional Engineer (PE). You must possess a current Professional Engineering (PE) License in good standing issued by any one of the 50 states, or its territories. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Building and ConstructionGeotechnical EngineeringLeadershipModeling and Simulation Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12). Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) - 18 position You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Relocation/recruitment incentive maybe authorized. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/.