Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.
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Serves as first level manager to assigned workforce consisting of engineers, and support personnel. Directs the work of subordinate employees at the organizational unit level.
Work includes routine project/program tasks based on established policies, procedures, and guidelines. Managerial duties affect employees in one organizational unit and include setting priorities, assigning tasks, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and developing employee capabilities, approving leave, and taking or recommending corrective/disciplinary action as appropriate.
Uses assigned budget, staff, and other resources to accomplish project/program objectives. Manages
budget and requests additional resources as needed. Contributes to the budget planning process and
project short-term/future needs. Applies a comprehensive knowledge of the technical aspects of the
work directed and a detailed understanding of the objectives of the organizational unit.
Performs professional engineering and/or project management work that could be local, limited to
one Service Area, or nationally focused. Applies both engineering and management principles and
practices while maintaining schedules of review and formulating policy and operating procedures.
Contacts are primarily with organization unit/major subdivision with subordinates, peers, and
higher- level managers. May have frequent contacts with customers to explain policies, procedures
or projects/ programs.
Established guidelines, policies, and procedures typically govern work. Resolves routine problems
independently, but consults with higher-level management when existing guidelines are not available
or applicable to complex problems.
Individual and organizational performance is typically reviewed periodically by higher level
management, often through status reports and organizational performance measures, to ensure
timeliness, policy compliance, and alignment with project/program objectives.
Work activities typically impact directly on the objectives of the organizational unit.
50% or less - The job may require up to 50% travel.
0801 General Engineering
Engineers, All Other
Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
Current security clearance may be required
Please read "How To Apply and Required Documents"
All applicants must meet one of the following basic requirements:
A. Successful completion of a 4-year degree in professional engineering; OR,
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 professional 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 -- Current registration as a professional engineer 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 Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners 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.
4.Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., 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.
Specialized Experience: In addition to the basic requirement listed above, to qualify for this position at the FV-J level, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-I, FG/GS-13.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Examples of Specialized Experience may include but are not limited to: work experience in any discipline of professional engineering with emphasis on project management skills.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications.
If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).
Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.
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