Civil Engineer (coastal)

Department of Defense San Francisco, CA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivers superior-quality projects and services, building on our long-standing record of excellence. The San Francisco District is comprised of civilian personnel organized into divisions, including Program and Project Management, Engineering and Technical Services, Operations and Readiness, Regulatory, and Resource Management.

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Responsibilities

* Develops plans for major features assigned, considering impacts to coastal processes, environmental constraints and commitments.

* Determines right of way and construction easement requirements and construction duration requirements.

* Provides technical data to other District elements in preparing economic and environmental evaluations.

* Develops feasible alternate designs, including plans and comparative cost estimates.

* Prepares hydrodynamic evaluations of waves, tides and coastal flooding, littoral processes and their effects on project alternatives.

* Studies and evaluates available background information including maps, charts, project documents, data from previous studies, oceanographic conditions, littoral processes, construction materials and foundation conditions to determine requirements.

* Confers with engineers, planners and environmental specialist to define the nature and scope of problems and project objectives.

* Recognizes problems not amenable to solution by routine engineering analyses.

* Develops and drafts major portions of engineering appendices, design memoranda, contract plans, technical specifications and other reports.

* Writes technical portions of operations and maintenance manuals.

* Maintains effective working relationships with other District elements, local sponsors, A-E consultants, and other organizations and agencies.

* Develops scopes of work for A-E consultants; prepares time and cost estimates for engineering services and monitors A-E performance during contract period.

* Prepares design budget and time requirements, and coordinates with Planning and Programs and Project Management Division in development of Project Management Plan.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Business Travel (TDY) is approximately 20% of the time.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

* Job family (Series)

0810 Civil Engineering

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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.

* Occasionally performs field work involving site visits which may involve strenuous hiking on breakwaters and jetties; activities in the surf zone, on small craft and work boats and along wharf, docks, dredges and marine construction equipment.

* This position requires possession or the ability to obtain a valid, State-issued motor vehicles driver's license.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* Reinstatement

* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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 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.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service which includes 1) conducting studies on the littoral cell characteristics; 2) developing modeling techniques to evaluate coastal processes; 3) determining optimum means for shoreline protection, AND; 4) conducting dredging and dredged material management analysis.

OR

B. Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: civil engineering, coastal engineering, ocean and coastal engineering, etc. (You must submit a copy of your graduate level transcripts if qualifying based on your graduate education or a combination of graduate education and experience.)

OR

C. Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

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

* Design

* Planning and Evaluating

* Written Communication

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-7).

Education

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