Engineering Technician (Civil)

Department Of The Interior Saint Ignatius , MT 59865

Posted 2 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent, Flathead Agency, Flathead Irrigation in Saint Ignatius, Montana.

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  • Researches land records at the county court houses and tribal lands division for land descriptions and boundaries.

  • Computes land areas and balances with water right areas to agree with official land designations.

  • Develops and maintains project maps using manual drafting methods and computer drafting programs.

  • Measures water where needed throughout the Project.

  • Record and maintain accurate water orders.

  • Maintains records of flows, releases, and reservoir storage volumes.

  • Record and maintain accurate records on daily water usage and spills.

  • Performs construction surveying and staking.

  • Prepares designs, hydrologic, hydraulic, structural and soil mechanics analysis, construction drawings, specifications and cost estimates.

  • Operate reservoir control gates and diversion gates.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May be required to attend conferences, meetings, training and/or other work activities.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0802 Engineering Technical

  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Indian Preference applies

  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit

  • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period

  • A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.

  • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

  • Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.

  • This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received.

  • Position is SEASONAL and subject to PLACEMENT IN NON-PAY STATUS when services are not needed due to lack of work, funds, or unforeseen circumstances as designated during the year, a minimum of 2 weeks and maximum of 26 weeks.


BASIC REQUIREMENTS for GS-0802 series:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE (for positions at GS-4 or equivalent and above): Examples of qualifying specialized experience include technical work in: drafting, surveying construction estimating, physical science, mathematics, aerospace, architecture, chemicals, electrical or mechanical systems, mining, petroleum, or nuclear systems.

Experience in a trade or craft may be credited as specialized experience when the work provided intensive knowledge of engineering principles, techniques, methods, and precedents. Examples are trade positions with substantial developmental, test, or design responsibilities such as:

Planner and estimator who analyzed designs for production purposes.

Instrument maker or model maker who performed design or development work on devices fabricated.-or-


Engineering technicians may be certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, an organization sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Certification by the Institute will be helpful as a measure of the technician's quality of experience.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Engineering Technical Series, GS-0802, and Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Technical and Medical Support Positions).

GS-6: I have at least one year of full-time specialized experience or the equivalent, comparable to at least the GS-5 in the Federal Service (obtained in either the public or private sector). This experience must include; involvement in research, development, and maintenance of Project maps using manual drafting methods and computer-aid design programs. Also recording duties to document water supplies, rights, and deliveries and to provide accurate flow and storage information used in overall water management.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.


If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows 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:

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Engineering Technician (Civil)

Department Of The Interior