U.S. Army Corps of Engineers INTERDISCIPLINARY in Richland, Washington
Summary About the Position: This is a situational telework position, not full-time telework. This position is in the USACE Cost Engineering Center of Expertise, Walla Walla District Corps of Engineers, Richland Office. Cost Branch is comprised of motivated and talented employees that provide cost engineering services for USACE and other eligible agencies on a wide variety of project types. Responsibilities Plan, direct, coordinate, and prepare Government cost estimates on Invitations For Bids (IFBs), Requests for Proposal (RFPs), Modifications, and Change Orders for Contract Management and Lifecycle Baselines for Project Management purposes. Estimating projects include civil works flood control, hydropower, environmental and navigation projects, Work for Others (WFO), Support for Others (SFO), and Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (HTRW). Prepare cost accounting information for customers concerning the cost of the requested estimating service. Works within Product Delivery Teams (PDT) preparing cost estimates for project related needs. Organize and plan estimate format and details using prescribed Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). Correlate all factors involving estimating assignments with the engineering and construction factors of individual jobs, resolving and clarifying questions and problems which have bearing upon estimates. Assist in the development of project activity schedules. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and 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 Interdisciplinary - Cost Estimator; General Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, or Electrical 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: GS-7 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience 1) performing basic engineering computations or calculations; OR 2) gathering data from engineering field investigations; OR 3) documenting engineering project results. (Must be well documented in resume to be considered). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). See questionnaire for alternate qualification options. GS-9 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience 1) performing engineering analysis and computations or calculations; OR 2) creating engineering reports; OR 3) assisting with engineering designs. (Must be well documented in resume to be considered). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). See questionnaire for alternate qualification options. GS-11 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience applying fundamental engineering theories, principles, concepts, standards, and/or construction/architecture methods. (Must be well documented in resume to be considered). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). See questionnaire for alternate qualification options. GS-12 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience applying fundamental and advanced engineering theories, principles, concepts, standards, and/or methods to cost product development to prepare cost accounting estimates. (Must be well documented in resume to be considered). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). The GS-7/9/11 allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For the GS-12, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: 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 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. This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter. 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. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. 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 authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations. Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade.