National Park Service Interdisciplinary General/Civil Engineer in Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Summary Career-Seasonal appointments are permanent positions and include the same benefits as Career appointments, but do not provide work on a year-round basis. You will work approximately 11.5 months and you will be in a non-pay status for one pay period in December. Open to the first 50 applicants or until 01/19/2022 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. Responsibilities This Interdisciplinary General/Civil Engineer, GS-0801/0810-12 position is located in Cape Cod National Seashore, in the Interior Region 1- North Atlantic-Appalachian Division. The incumbent serves as a Project Manager, providing professional engineering advice and guidance on the planning, designing, constructing, expansion, rehabilitation and/or re-purposing of existing and/or new structures and facilities. Projects support the implementation of NPS asset and management plans with the goal of improving visitor experience and protecting and restoring natural resources. Program work may include, but is not limited to, the following type of structures or facilities: visitor centers, park housing, potable water systems, wastewater systems, communication systems, roads, bridges, trails, paring, bus facilities, transportation systems, and administrative structures. Work includes multiple simultaneous projects, ranging from small, single discipline to large multi-disciplinary design and construction projects, involving both single and multi-year phasing, potentially funded from multiple funding sources. The incumbent will encounter work components requiring creative solutions that balance cultural and natural resource compliance issues and/or politically sensitive issues. Requirements Conditions of Employment - U.S. Citizenship required. - Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication. - Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males - Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program. - Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal civilian employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. - You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license. - You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. - You may be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided. Qualifications All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-01/31/2022-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 for each federal position listed as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of qualifying experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. Failure to adequately provide information needed to determine number of hours worked in each position may result in that time not being credited when evaluating qualifying experience. For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected. To qualify for this position at the GS-12 grade level, you must possess all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least have a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in Engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) lead to a bachelor's 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. You must include transcripts. -OR- Have a 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 and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A; or 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. 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive. You must include transcripts. -AND- SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: Communication and problem-solving skills in negotiating, facilitating, motivating, persuading, problem identification and resolution, conflict resolution, anticipating and avoiding problems and providing leadership to accomplish work through others for design and construction projects. Technical knowledge and experience in the fields of Engineering and/or Civil Engineering with PROJECT MANAGEMENT experience responsible for initiating, establishing, and controlling multiple complex design and construction projects from inception through completion. -OR- Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: Communication and problem-solving skills in negotiating, facilitating, motivating, persuading, problem identification and resolution, conflict resolution, anticipating and avoiding problems and providing leadership to accomplish work through others for design and construction projects. Technical knowledge and experience in the fields of Engineering and/or Civil Engineering IN RELATION TO construction projects, to include experience in reviewing plans and specifications, and performing work in support of complex design and construction projects from inception through completion. Please remember when using experience to qualify, you must include on your resume hours per week worked, as well as the month and year (e.g. mm/yy) for each position's start and end dates. Volunteer Experience: 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your 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. Additional Information A selectee receiving a first appointment to the Federal Government (Civil Service) is entitled only to the lowest step of the grade for which selected The display of a salary range on this vacancy shall not be construed as granting an entitlement to a higher rate of pay. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive is not authorized. Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, or recurring and considerable walking, stooping, bending, crouching, and climbing such as in performing regular and periodic construction activities, field inspections, or to observe and study work operations in an industrial, storage, or comparable work area. Incumbent may carry light items such as books, instruments, and other similar materials. Working Conditions: The work is usually performed in an office setting. The work area involves everyday risks or discomforts requiring safety precautions typical of offices or meeting and training rooms. The incumbent may be required to travel to work sites which can involve occasional exposure to conditions in production facilities, laboratories, or construction sites requiring normal safety precautions. The National Park Service has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.