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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers SURVEY TECHNICIAN in Aberdeen, Washington


This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. .About the Position: As a Survey Technician, you will determine method of hydrographic surveys and establish priority and sequence of jobs in consideration of weather, sea conditions, tide, and available personnel resources, type of equipment available and safe operating conditions.


Develop hydrographic survey parameters by determining or computing the shore station sites needed.

Perform topographical surveys including horizontal and vertical control computations of varying degrees of precision for engineering, geodetic, hydrographic, aerial, topographic, and construction surveys.

Compute channel coordinates and vessel run lines.

Develop plots and quantities from edited field data by entering data into computer.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the 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. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes recording hydrographic (i.e. channels, harbors, rivers or coastal areas) OR topographic survey data AND operating computerized/electronic equipment for surveys such as digital level, automatic level, total station, or global positioning system (GPS) receiver (or equivalent). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).


Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineers and Scientists position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized. The Initial appointment is not to exceed 1 year and may be extended in one year increments up to a maximum of 3 years at management's discretion. This temporary appointment can also end at anytime before the not to exceed date.