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Agency Information: W2SR02 Construction Division 701 San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207

Job Title: Civil Engineer Department: Department of the Army Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Job Announcement Number: SCGV11489938563816


$72,805.00 to $94,645.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, November 16, 2011 to Tuesday, November 29, 2011




Full Time - Permanent


7 vacancy(s) - Wellington, FL


Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Central Resume Processing Center Phone: 4103060137 Email: APPLICANTHELP@CONUS.ARMY .MIL

Job Announcement Number: View Map


Control Number: 303099400

JOB SUMMARY: Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. About the Position: These positions are located in the Construction Division, South Florida Area Office, Herbert Hoover Dike Resident Office, Wellington, FL. Wellington is located in Palm Beach County in South Florida incorporating a locality salary adjustment of 20.79% (included in the salary range listed above) and is listed in Money Magazine as one of the top 100 best places to live in the United States. The city has pleasant weather, a low crime rate, is close to the beaches and is world-famous for its equestrian and polo events. Palm Beach International Airport is located nearby. Wellington has what are considered to be some of the best schools in the state and is home to a large regional shopping center. Parking is provided. For further information about the Jacksonville District visit

Who May Apply:

Current Army Civilian Employee - I am a current Army employee with competitive status (includes Army employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment). (SF-50 block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1") (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package). DoD Transfer (Excluding Army) - I am currently employed as a permanent career or careerconditional DoD (i.e., Air Force, Navy, Marines, DLA, DFAS, or DoDEA) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

Non-DoD Transfer - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional Non -DoD (e.g., Dept of Labor, VA) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

30% Disabled Veteran - I am a disabled veteran rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more or a disabled veteran who retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30% or more; AND my discharge was under conditions other than dishonorable. (NOTE: If you respond "yes" to this statement, you MUST submit a copy of your DD Form 214 documenting final military discharge, release or retirement (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA), or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that


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you have a service-connected disability of 30% or more along with your application/resume package.)

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - I am a veteran who served 3 or more years of continuous active duty service in the military (NOTE: if released shortly before completing a 3year tour, you are considered to meet this eligibility); OR I am a preference eligible; AND my discharge was performed under honorable conditions. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your DD Form 214 documenting final military discharge, release or retirement [your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, and character of discharge] as part of your application package.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - I am a current or former Federal employee displaced from a position in a Non-DoD Federal agency (e.g. IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of this vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and if they are found to be well-qualified for this vacancy. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you MUST submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. Also, you must submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application/resume package.)

KEY REQUIREMENTS • A background investigation is required • PCS will be paid • • • •

DNRP will not be paid TDY is 5% A Relocation / Recruitment bonus may be authorized A mobility agreement for SAJ-Proper (Florida areas) will be required


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Responsible for contract construction projects. Work includes construction of major civil  works projects on earthen dam rehabilitation, seepage cutoff wall, and large water control structures.

Reviews contract plans/specifications covering all building construction and appurtenant mechanical and electrical installations. Develops preliminary findings on specifications, estimates, and recommendations for contract change orders and supplemental agreements. Work involves additions and changes in work, designs, methods, materials, equipment, time, and costs pertaining to the construction of concrete, steel and timber pumping stations, spillways, culverts, bridges and other structures of the project. Provides necessary provisions to ensure work quality, administration of contract provisions, and the solution of technical problems during structural site preparation and construction operations.


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Click on link below to view qualification standard. General Schedule

• Specialized experience:  To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience  equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS‐11).  Specialized experience is defined as, but not  limited to:  knowledge of civil works projects related to construction of concrete, steel and timber  pumping stations, spillways, culverts, and bridges; skill in site preparation to find technical  solutions under difficult soil, foundation, and climatic conditions and the ability to coordinate the  work of numerous contractors, subcontractors, their representatives and foreman while  addressing construction, material, equipment, and labor issues.


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• Time in Grade Restriction: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.

• Time in Grade Restriction: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent).

A. Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of  engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering  and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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. 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 demonstrated by one of the following: ‐Professional registration ‐‐ Current registration as a professional engineer 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.  Written Test ‐‐ Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer‐in‐Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for  professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of  Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Specified academic courses ‐‐ Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and  engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully  acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A. Related curriculum ‐‐ Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an  appropriate professional field, e.g., 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all‐inclusive). Other Requirements: Click herefor more 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.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well


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-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at


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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include: • Comprehensive health and life insurance • Competitive salaries • • • • • • •

Generous retirement programs Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules Paid employment related training and education Possible student loan repayment Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

OTHER INFORMATION: Click herefor more information. Special Note to NSPS Applicants: If you apply for and accept a GS position, your GS pay will be set differently than if you transition out of NSPS with your organization. If you apply for and accept a position and your pay cannot be set within the GS grade range, you may not be eligible for pay retention. Be sure to refer to the NSPS web site ( for more

details on how this might affect your specific situation."

• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. Application packages must include: 1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. 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). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position. 2. Your responses to the questionnaire 3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)


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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 563816. Fax your documents to 1 -478-757-3144. If you cannot apply online: 1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, 2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your response to the questionnaire, and (Note: If you submit your application via

fax, beginning in Section 25, the question number will not correspond with the number on the 1203-FX. Please continue marking your responses to the questions in sequential order.) 3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: The following documents are required: • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. 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). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position. • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application • You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a SF-50 or DD3434; for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further. PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO: Central Resume Processing Center Phone: 4103060137 Email: APPLICANTHELP@CONUS.ARMY .MIL

Agency Information: W2SR02 Construction Division 701 San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If no email address is provided, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in  Application Manager.  Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.


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