Supervisory Interdisciplinary

Department of Defense Huntington, WV
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: You will function as Chief, Navigation Planning Center Branch and Deputy to the Chief of the Planning Center of Expertise for Inland Navigation (PCXIN) and Risk-Based Economics Division, which is co-located with the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntington, WV. The PCXIN is a program management and technical staff element of USACE assigned to the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division providing inland navigation systems analysis support.

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Responsibilities

* Serves as team leader of a group of professionals engaged in navigation systems studies including development and maintenance of all navigation economic data and models and the conduct of all navigation systems economic studies.

* Directs, coordinates, and participates in technical studies for navigation economics investigations consisting of studies and reports, including traffic projections, rate analysis, and lock capacity studies.

* Use scientific principles and theories of engineering, systems analysis, statistics and operations research to develop/adapt and apply models and evaluation techniques to quantify and understand complex interactions of inland navigation systems.

* Represent and promote the capabilities and mission of the NPC and PCXIN to peers, professional societies, AE firms, other government agencies, and special interest groups.

* Exercise full supervisory authority for approximately eight professional and technical employees, including workload management, performance management, disciplinary actions, and employee development and training.

Travel Required

25% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position - approximately 25%.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

13

* Job family (Series)

0020 Community Planning

0110 Economist

0810 Civil Engineering

1520 Mathematics

1530 Statistics

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* Financial disclosure is required.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

Basic Requirement for Community Planner:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in community planning; or related field such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration that included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance.

OR

B. Degree and Work Experience: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in a field related to community planning such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration and possess at least one-year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner.

OR

C. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major in one of the disciplines, as shown in A above, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the disciplines, as shown in A above, of which at least 12 semester hours were in the planning process, and socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Basic Requirement for Economist:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in economics that includes 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.

OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Basic Requirement for Civil Engineer:

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.

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 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.

2. Written Test - 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.

4. Related curriculum - 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 Requirement for Mathematician:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in mathematics; or a degree with the equivalent of a major that included at least 24 semester hours in mathematics. The total course work must have included differential and integral calculus and, in addition, four advanced mathematics courses requiring calculus or equivalent mathematics courses as a prerequisite.

OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major in mathematics (including at least 24 semester hours in mathematics), as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The total course work must have included differential and integral calculus and, in addition, four advanced mathematics courses requiring calculus or equivalent mathematics courses as a prerequisite.

Basic Requirement for Statistician:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc.

OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education including a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Budget Administration

* Communications

* Data Collection and Analysis

* Leadership

* Project Management

Education

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 and education.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes providing program and project management to include budgeting, justification, and preparation of economic modeling studies for a large complex inland navigation planning program; Utilizing and interpreting data from automated navigation systems to prepare and present economic analysis reports to stakeholders; Preparing inland navigation policies and guidance; Conducting outreach and promoting the capabilities and mission of an organization to peers, professional societies, AE firms, other government agencies and special interest groups. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described above. 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 and transcripts are required as part of your application package.

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