This vacancy announcement has been extended and is scheduled to close on 09/20/2018. Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Civil Engineer. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in researching and designing desalination, water treatment and wastewater treatment systems.
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Performs engineering designs in the areas of water and wastewater treatment including water quality, membrane treatment, desalination, water reuse, concentrate management, water supply and distribution, wastewater collection, and energy reduction. Develops drawings, quantity estimates, and specifications paragraphs as required using field data, criteria provided by other disciplines, design standards, policies, codes, and safety requirements.
Conducts research or applied research in the area of water treatment technology, including pre treatment, desalting, and wastewater reclamation. Work involves bench testing and pilot plant construction operation and testing. Review, advise on, and recommend alternatives to proposed treatment methods and technical problems.
Gives work assignments and provides technical guidance to lower graded engineers, technical personnel and contract and shop personnel.
Serves as Team Leader or member of a team on a variety of types of studies that are pertinent to and contribute to Reclamation's mission and objectives.
25% or less - Travel is for site evaluation, testing of water treatment systems, and to attend meetings.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National
Suitable for Federal Employment, determined by background investigation
You must submit resume and supporting documentation (See How to Apply)
You must meet specialized experience requirements (See Qualifications)
Submit transcript(s) to verify education requirements
Must have a valid Professional Engineering license
You must meet all qualification requirements and any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position requires a current, valid Professional Engineering License. Failure to provide proof of such license will cause you to be rated ineligible for this position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applications must first meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:
A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by 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.
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)1, 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)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and 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 the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.
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 bachelor's 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all inclusive.)
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the Basic Education Qualification Requirements, applicants must have additional specialized experience as defined below:
DEFINITION OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
GS-12: one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Experience performing engineering design and research in the areas of water and wastewater treatment including any combination of the following: water quality, membrane treatment, desalination, water reuse, concentrate management, water supply and distribution, wastewater collection, and energy reduction.
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.
This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position. An official copy will be required pre-employment.
Accreditation: Only education from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education is acceptable to meet education requirements or to substitute for experience, if applicable. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/ and U.S. Department of Education websites at: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign Education: If your education was completed, or is from foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational programs or credentials 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: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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