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Engineering Technician

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Bureau Of Land Management Roseburg , OR 97470

Posted 3 months ago

Duties

Summary

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
For information about the BLM in Oregon/Washington, visit .
For information about the Roseburg area, visit the .

Responsibilities

At the full performance level the positions coordinate with other specialists to determine feasibility of projects; establish final road locations for logging roads; compile design specifications; independently perform project surveys; collect data of topography and other geographic information; provide data for changes in GIS databases; prepare road specifications for timber sale contracts; perform on-site contract inspections; gather and store road system condition information; participate in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) planning teams; and prepare letters for rights-of-way and terms and conditions.
Physical Demands: Indoor office work necessitates long hours of sitting, intense concentration, answering/dialing the telephone, operating computer terminals including computerized engineering drafting stations.

Field work requires extended periods of vehicular and foot travel over steep uneven and rocky mountainous and desert terrain in all types of adverse weather conditions, and considerable strength, stamina, and agility for stooping/bending/lifting. Work requires the ability to effectively cope with pressures associated with both fixed and irregular deadlines, and managing multiple priorities.

Work Environment: Work is routinely performed in a properly heated/cooled indoor office setting and outdoors (in extremely hot/cold/windy/dry/wet weather, rugged terrain, remote sites, and at construction sites) and occasionally at public meetings.

Work hazards include; remote areas (unpopulated and semi-populated), crossing mountainous streams, lightning, wildfires, proximity to animals (both .wild and domestic), poisonous snakes, poison oak, stinging insects, foot and vehicular travel in rain/snow/ice on uneven steep mountainous terrain/winding roads, which may include heavy brush or debris accumulations, construction sites (falling objects, chemicals, dust, noise, heavy construction equipment) and proximity to mechanical and electrical systems.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

09

Job family (Series)

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required
Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
Direct Deposit Required
Background Investigation Required
You must meet all requirements as described under the Qualifications section in order to qualify.

Qualifications


Specialized Experience

Requirements:

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.

Knowledge of, and skill in applying, specialized rules, procedures, or operations requiring extensive training or experience in engineering methods and practices sufficient to plan and implement ground operations for road management. The employee develops and submits maintenance proposals for construction or repair of ground facilities, such as road surfaces and bridges; maintains records and monitors project construction; performs technical review of contract designs to avoid or correct errors of nonconformance with construction specifications; and ensures work meets contract standards.

For GS-07 one year equivalent to a GS-06 in the federal service. Examples at the GS-07 level: Assist members of an engineering staff to support resource programs and upkeep roads, facilities, and buildings in such projects as easement line surveys, pipeline design, minor dams, drainage structures, recreation projects, in-stream fisheries improvement, and renovations to existing structures.

GS-8 one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-07 in the federal service. Examples: Using knowledge of and skill in applying standard procedures or operations requiring extended training or experience in technical civil engineering methods and practices sufficient to: compute and tabulate quantities for road projects including structures, such as box culverts and retaining walls; compute vertical and horizontal curves and rough earthwork balance by using earthwork charts and diagrams; check preliminary and final estimates of quantities prepared by others; and using field notes and information from other sources to plot roadway alignments, grade lines, cross sections and culvert locations.

Or for GS-07 or GS-08 completed 1 year (18 semester hours) in GRADUATE level college education in civil engineering or a directly related field.

GS-09 One year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-08 in the federal service. Examples: Knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of specialized methods, principles, and techniques sufficient to: interpret sophisticated and complex testing results; develop and/or review plans, specifications, and estimates for proposed projects; make recommendations concerning adequacy of specified highway construction materials; evaluate proposed material mix designs; review and report on pay quantity documentation and compare test quantities to paid quantities; and verify project pay factors.

Using knowledge of and skill in applying specialized rules, procedures or operations requiring extensive training or experience in engineering methods and practices sufficient to plan and implement ground operations for road management. Develops and submits maintenance proposals for construction or repair of ground facilities, such as road surfaces and bridges; maintains records and monitors project construction; performs technical review of contract designs to avoid or correct errors of nonconformance with construction specifications and; ensuring that work meets contract standards.

Or two years (36 semester hours) of GRADUATE level college education in civil engineering or a directly related field.
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.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

Additional information

This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement OR Merit-2018-0247 for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the website.

May require completion of a 1-year probationary period.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at or . If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

This is a Bargaining Unit position.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume.

If you meet the qualification requirements, you application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.

  1. Knowledge of construction, supply, service, and timber sale contract processes. This includes preparing contracts, cost estimates, contract administration and inspection techniques and procedures, and documentation requirements.

  2. Knowledge of Right-of-Way Agreements, license agreements, cooperative agreements, road records, road use permits, and regulations and directives governing road use and maintenance to enable review, adjudication, and the rejection, correction, and/or granting of documents and land use proposals.

  3. Knowledge of construction practices, methods, techniques, costs, materials and equipment used for typical projects such as design of low volume roads.
    To preview questions please .


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

No

Required Documents

Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

Copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If qualifying based on education. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution,

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.
For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.
For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit .

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.

UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.

Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.

Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.



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