About the Position: These positions are located with the: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, SACRAMENTO DISTRICT, CONSTRUCTION DIVISION.
Sacramento Pay Rate: $79,411 - $103,234 (Steps 01 - 10). Reno Pay Rate: $73,375 - $95,388 (Steps 01 - 10). Monterey and Concord Pay Rate: $88,582 - $115,157 (Steps 01 - 10).
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Serves as construction negotiator/estimator, and construction cost and contract modification specialist.
Work includes the technical analysis, negotiation, and presentation of the government's position on contractor's and subcontractor's modification proposals for need, legitimacy and cost.
Contracts relate to civil works (dams, channels, levees, recreation areas), military (airfield grading and paving, warehouses, hangars, hospitals, family housing units, barracks and appurtenant utilities), environmental (wastewater treatment plants, soil and groundwater remediation) and support for others (Coast Guard, EPA) projects.
The incumbent applies a professional knowledge of engineering principles and practices as well as construction methods and procedures to the resolution of problems arising from site conditions, design discrepancies, value engineering proposals, and the like.
The work requires extensive coordination and consultation with other engineers and/or engineering technicians in a variety of disciplines, as well as contract specialists, legal counsel, etc.
Electrical And Electronics Engineers
Engineers, All Other
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Requires possession of or the ability to acquire a valid state driver's license and maintain through duration of employment with the agency.
Requires possession of or the ability to acquire a DAWIA Level II certification within 24 months after initial date of employment.
Requires Incumbent to sign a financial disclosure upon entry into position and annually thereafter.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and 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 Education Requirement for the General (0801), Civil (0810), Mechanical (0830) and Electrical (0850) Engineer occupations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basic Education Requirement for Architect Occupation (0808):
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in architecture or in a related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.
B. Combination of Education and Experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by at least one of the following: (1) Related Curriculum
In addition to meeting the basic education requirements above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirement listed below:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes estimating and negotiating of government contracts and experience with the procedures and costs involved in the modification of construction contracts. Experience with the standard practices, equipment, and techniques of engineering and construction. Experience in creating/modifying cost estimates for contract negotiation, proposal evaluation, and claim analysis. Applying practical knowledge of construction contracting procedures and contract administration, and experience using different national and international structural standards and codes.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Building and Construction
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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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