The District Engineer position is is located in the Reno District Office, Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction (DSFC), Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Phoenix Area Indian Health Service in Reno, NV. This position acts as the supervisor and resource person to multiple environmental engineers, engineering technicians, and administrative staff. This position reports to the Director of Sanitation Facilities Construction.
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Responsible for planning, design and construction of sanitation infrastructure projects, including negotiations with representatives of State and federal regulatory agencies, senior tribal elected officials and managers, construction contractors, and numerous others.
Provides direction to project engineers to assure projects are completed in accordance with industry standards and applicable codes and ordinances to include scheduling or work assignments, monitoring progress, performance evaluations and prioritizing multiple resources and activities.
Monitors project budgets and progress to assure timely completion within the budget constraints of the projects.
Provides cost estimates for infrastructure projects to tribes for funding from other agencies and reports project status to funding agency.
Monitors construction progress and quality control through periodic onsite inspections.
Supervises, plans and conducts field investigations aimed at promoting increased efficiency, improvement of end product or reduction in costs.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
0819 Environmental Engineering
Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee may be subject to a probationary period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Position form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.
A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation.
Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation.
After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work.
If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.
Operation of government owned or leased vehicle is required. Incumbent must have a valid driver's license.
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 09/04/2020
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements (Education or Combination of Education and Experience) for a professional engineer.
Education: Professional Engineering Degree. To be acceptable, the curriculum must:
Lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET OR 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. statistics, 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.
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:
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet on of the Minimum Qualifications stated below:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, GS-0819-12:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Examples include:
Receiving and approving work status reports. Investigating, evaluating, inspecting, and approving design and construction practices to promote increased efficiency and to determine compliance with plans and specifications to reduce construction costs. Provides consultation services in regards to environmental engineering and housing and community development.
Preparing schedules for completion of work. Manages District engineering activities including the first and second level supervision; Planning, design and construction of sanitation infrastructure projects, including negotiations with representatives of State and federal regulatory agencies, senior tribal elected officials and managers, and construction contractors etc. Monitors project budgets and progress to assure timely completion within the budget constraints of the projects.
Selective Placement Factor: Licensure In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements for this series listed above, you must meet the Licensure Requirement for this position. The following registration or license has been determined to be essential for the position.
Registration or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any state, the district of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in 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 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: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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