ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Summary 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: This Engineering Technician can be selected at either Grade, GS-0802-09, 10, or 11 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division (SWD), Little Rock District, Operations Division in Little Rock, Arkansas. Responsibilities Serves as an engineering technician in the operations section in connection with the operational aspects of a variety of facilities. Conducts accident investigations at Civil Works Projects and prepares repair costs estimates. Serve as the Districts Lock Performance Monitoring System liaison. Conducts studies involving the operational capabilities of a variety of facilities, structures, and appurtenances such as: flood control facilities, locks and dams, water supply systems, etc. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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. GS-09 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience includes 1 of the 2 following duties: 1) preparing simple scopes of work for service or construction contracts OR 2) providing written or oral reports with recommendations for modification, correction, or preventive maintenance. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-08). GS-10 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience includes 1 of the 2 following duties: 1) Performs on site accident investigations to develop repair cost estimates OR 2) conducts studies involving the operational capabilities of a variety of facilities. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). GS-11 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience includes 1 of the 3 following duties: 1) Developing operation and maintenance work plans for large infrastructure projects OR 2) providing support on flood control appurtenances, water supply systems, & pumping stations to ensure systems function properly OR 3) preform inspections of large infrastructure projects. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-10). 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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/ 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. One 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(n) Career Field 18-Engineering Technician position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. 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.

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