Bureau of Land Management Civil Engineer in Cheyenne, Wyoming
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This position will be located in the Wyoming State Office in Cheyenne, Wyoming. For information on the city of Cheyenne, please go to the following site: http://www.cheyennecity.org/
Cheyenne is strategically situated at a major transportation hub (the intersections of Interstates 25 and 80 and two major railroads), it continues to be a developing center of commerce. Only 90 minutes north of Denver, Colorado, Cheyenne sits as the northern anchor of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Cheyenne is the capitol of Wyoming, the seat of Laramie County, and the site of F.E.Warren Air Force Base. It is located within 45 miles of both the University of Wyoming in Laramie and Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Cheyenne has a multitude of cultural and recreational opportunities.
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The incumbent is the organization’s technical expert for the engineering program with full authority to direct design, construction, and maintenance activities. The engineer finalizes all service, supply and construction contracts prior to submitting for procurement in the State Office or at the National Operations Center. This involves review of specifications, preparation of maps and drawings, and reviewing the Purchase Requisitions in the Financial Business Management System (FBMS) and Budget Tools. Reviews Field Office designs, location and staking to determine adequacy of calculations, assumptions, materials, drawings, building codes and policies, estimates of quantities and costs. The engineer reviews route and environmental analysis developed by the District and Field Offices to insure that designs consider and correct adverse impacts. The engineer issues policy on technical designs and trains Field Office personnel on design principles.
25% or less - required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All current or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; ICTAP/CTAP eligibles within the local commuting area; Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles, and Persons eligible under Special Hiring Authorities
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
- #### Job family (Series)
0810 Civil Engineering
- Civil Engineers
- Construction Engineers
- Engineers, Civil
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required. Direct Deposit Required.
- Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
- You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you
- have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
- Background Investigation Required.
This position has a positive education requirement which requires that you have a degree in professional engineering OR a combination of education and experience.
The incumbent must possess and maintain a license as a Professional Engineer (PE) that is accepted and has reciprocity throughout the States, in order to provide designs that safeguard life, health, and property.
You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
Basic education requirement: A) Degree: professional engineering.
To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by 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 professional 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 in accordance with the Qualification Standardsset by OPM.
Selective Placement Factor: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element.
Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified.* 1)* Must be a Licensed Professional Engineer.* 2)* Must currently have or be able to obtain a valid state driver's license within 30 days of entrance on duty.
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade.
T*o qualify for the GS-12 level, you must meet the education requirement *AND have one full year of experience at the GS-11 grade level.
Specialized experience is defined as: one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities. At this level, experience examples include: serves as a senior staff specialist performing engineering work in construction & maintenance programs for buildings, recreation sites, potable water systems, bridges, major structures, roads, etc.; design & prepare project plans and specifications; and provide engineering expertise and technical guidance on various topics; and utilize AutoCAD to accomplish engineering work.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
To qualify for this position, all applicants must meet the Specialized Experience AND Basic Requirements.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
May require completion of a 1-year probationary period.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.
PLEASE NOTE: BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:
- Ability to interpret and enforce contract and design plans and specifications.
- Knowledge of drafting, construction design and accepted building techniques and practices. To preview questions please click here.
Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
- Required Documents
Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
Copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education
Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.
UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
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.
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.
- How to Apply
How to Apply
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS.
If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.
If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.
Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.
If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at 307-775-6026 BLMJobsWY@blm.gov. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
Agency contact information
Bureau of Land Management 5353 Yellowstone P.O. Box 1828 Cheyenne, Wyoming United States
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You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.
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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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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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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Legal and regulatory guidance
- 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/498122300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 04/27/2018 to 05/24/2018
Salary: $73,375 to $95,388 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 12
Work schedule: Full-Time - Work Schedule is Full Time.
Appointment type: Permanent - This is a permanent position.