<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located on the George Washington/Jefferson National Forest in either Marion, VA or Norton VA.<br /><br />This incumbent serves as a Civil Engineering Technician on a Forest Service unit.<br /><br />For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Angela Parrish at 540-265-5162 or angela.parrishusda.gov <br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Duties listed below are at the full performance level of the position (GS-09).</li> <li>Develops and recommends modification of design details to facilitate the project.</li> <li>Conducts engineering project survey notes, data and specifications, makes designs and layouts of roads, trails, bridges, drainage structures, and other systems of moderate complexity.</li> <li>Prepares engineering data reports and recommends priorities, which are used in the formulation of cost estimates and bills of materials.</li> <li>Ascertains that all information needed for a project is provided in accordance with appropriate design and drafting standards.</li> <li>Duties listed below are at the full performance level of the position (GS-10).</li> <li>Provide technical engineering expertise to manage the road and bridge system including transportation operations, deferred maintenance improvements, maintenance, Forest Service and County road agreements, contracts, and partnerships.</li> <li>Supports senior engineer in developing the annual road operation and maintenance plans and budget.</li> <li>Assist in performing technical engineering work on bridges, pavements, drainage structures.</li> <li>Prepares conventional designs and specifications for various engineering projects or systems</li> <li>Develops new or improved techniques and solutions based on existing engineering standards and precedents</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings and training and to visit worksites.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 10 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.</li> <li>Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.</li> <li>Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.</li> <li>Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.</li> <li>Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.</li> <li>Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov</li> <li>This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards. <br /><br />Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience Requirement:<br /><br />For the GS 9 level:</strong> You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS 8 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Attended pre-bid and bid opening conferences to discuss principal construction features and requirements, in terms of methods and equipment; conducting detailed site surveys, such as plotting of profiles and cross sections, setting stakes to mark pertinent features, and/or investigating foundation and barrow pits; informing contractor of requirements concerning construction scheduling, progress reporting, safety measures, wage and hour law observance, labor relations, and/or payroll records; and participating in preparation of plans, specifications and cost<br /> estimates for modifications to small engineering systems and/or timber sale road packages.<br /><br /><strong>For the GS 10 level:</strong> You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS 9 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Conducts a wide range of non-standard surveys and data collection activities to provide data for civil engineering project designs; makes field surveys and collects field data required for engineering plans for design and construction on Forest administrative sites; makes recommendations for solutions to routine construction project problems that can be resolved by calculations typical to civil engineering projects; engages in factual, technical information exchanges with coworkers who are performing related work; does conditions surveys and records data to maintain and update databases; prepares engineering data reports and recommends priorities, which are used in the formulation of cost estimates and bills of materials.<br /><br />Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience; the beginning day, month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, and series and grade if applicable; and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment or volunteer work and should be clearly documented as a separate block of time. <strong>Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for the position.</strong><br /><br />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.<br /><br /><strong>TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT:</strong> If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This job does not have an education qualification requirement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.</li> <li> Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.</li> <li>Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). </li> <li> Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. Part-time and intermittent service will be credited only for time actually worked. Non-pay status (such as LWOP) is credited for up to six months in a calendar year; anything beyond six months is not credited. Applicants are responsible for providing sufficient information/documentation to determine if the 24 month criteria is met.</li> <li>Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career-conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.</li> <li>For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the Veteran's Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website .</li> <li>Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses – 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, Public Law 115-97. Questions should be directed to the Travel help Desk, 877-372-7248, Option 1, or email asc_tosfs.fed.us .</li> <li>If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed.</li> <li>This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW.</li> <li>Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.</li> <li>Government Housing is not available.</li> <li>Daycare facilities are not available</li> <li>This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the competencies listed below: <ul> <li><strong>Building and Construction</strong></li> <li><strong>Contracting/Procurement</strong></li> <li><strong>Civil Engineering</strong></li> <li><strong>Oral Communication</strong></li> <li><strong>Quality Management</strong></li> </ul> Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.<br /><br />If you meet the qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified, you will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities must meet minimum qualifications to be referred.<br /><br />Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action.<br /><br />To view the application form, visit: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10556706 <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. <ul> <li>Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.</li> <li>If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.</li> </ul> <br /> In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following: <ul> <li>Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.</li> <li>Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.</li> <li>Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. </li> <li>Current permanent FSA County employees: most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action, (SF-50 or equivalent) showing your highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade AND most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) per above.</li> <li>VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled Veterans: please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. </li> <li>If claiming eligibility under a special hiring authority not listed above, please review the Required Documents for Hiring Authorities Quick Guide on the Forest Service website. </li> </ul>

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