U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering Technician in Kansas City, Missouri

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Summary

About the Position: Serves as an Engineering Technician responsible for advising members of the organization in the execution of construction activities for a wide range of military construction projects or Cost Estimation, which constitute a major portion of the total construction activity or several smaller projects for the District.

This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions in accordance with 10 USC § 1705(g).

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Responsibilities
  • During design phase of a project, performs constructive review the content of project designs and specifications to determine anticipated problems.
  • During construction phase, ensures contractor compliance with contract schedules, plans, specifications, and submittals.
  • Investigates need for contract change orders; controversies which could lead to formal claims by the contractor; deviations requiring engineering determinations; and other related matters.
  • Interprets contract specifications pertaining to construction phase, and determines whether construction meets contract requirements.
  • Inspects materials and equipment received on-site for adherence to approved samples or shop drawings, rejecting items of non-conformance.
  • Prepares/Reviews various reports and correspondence pertaining to such matters as progress payments, materials, contract modifications delays in construction, etc.
  • Attends all preparatory and initial inspections for the assigned project; ensures that follow-up inspections for all work performed comply with the standards established at the preparatory and initial inspections, and prepares QA reports in RMS.
  • Monitors the performance of the Contractor's QC and Safety systems.
  • Serves as the Resident Office's coordinator and liaison person between contractor, Government, Architect/Engineer firms, and personnel for the receiving, reviewing and dissemination of RFI's, shop drawings and submittals.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

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0802 Engineering Technical

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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must possess a current valid state drivers license.
  • This position requires the possession of a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Facilities Engineering Level I certification within 24 months of appointment.
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-11: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as Experience advising members of an organization in the execution of construction activities for a wide range of large construction projects, costs of materials, and contractor quality assurance. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-10.

GS-12: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as Experience as a Senior Engineering Technician, advising members of an organization in the execution of construction activities for a wide range of large construction projects, costs of materials, and contractor quality assurance. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-11.

Substitutable education and Substitutable combinations of education and specialized experience in place of qualifying experience does not apply in this position.

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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 is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level 1 in the Acquisition Career Field Facilities Engineering within 24 months of entrance on duty.
  • 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 position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Applicants applying for Saint Louis will be applying to work on the N2W USACE "Mega Project" with the Resident Engineer's office, Technical Service Branch, and Construction. (Saint Louis Salary Range $61,801 - $96,297)
  • Applicants applying for Kansas City will be applying for positions related to Construction and Engineering Division work. (Kansas City Salary Range $61,605 - $ 95,991)
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
  • 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.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%201805%20Relocation%20Allowances0.pdf for more information.
  • A relocation bonus of up to 25% of the base salary may be authorized for highly qualified applicants for this position.
  • Management may select from any grade, positions have non-competitive promotion to target grade of GS 12.
  • Other Incentives may be considered determined by the needs of the service and the qualifications of the applicant.
  • Student Loan Repayment may be authorized with this announcement.
  • Enhanced Annual leave and credit for Non-Federal Service may be authorized.
  • This designated U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mega Project has been granted Administrative return rights by Headquarters USACE. Current USACE employee's will have full return rights to their original positions within the competitive service upon leaving this project. Return rights are granted for up to 5 years. (Saint Louis Only)

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.* If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.*

1. Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume. 2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on12/31/2018 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Applyto access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10277484).
  • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
  • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
  • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

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.

If you submit an inquiry to the e-mail address listed in the Agency Contact Information below please identify the announcement number of the position in the subject line of the e-mail. This will expedite a response to your inquiry.

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Agency contact information
Army Applicant Help Desk
Phone

(000)000-0000

Email

USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL

Address

GH-APF-W07105 US ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT, KANSAS CITY DO NOT MAIL Kansas City, MO 64106 US

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Management may select from any grade, positions have non-competitive promotion to target grade of GS 12

This announcement may close early due to the following conditions: 1.) Once 1000 applicants have been recieved. 2.) Once all positions have been filled. 3.) If management directs that positions will no longer be filled.

A list will be provided to management after the 30th of Each Month. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be sent for consideration under the EHA authority cited above.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/508030800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 08/14/2018 to 12/31/2018

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 11 - 12

Salary: $61,605 to $96,297 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time