Bureau of Reclamation Supervisory Civil Engineer in Provo, Utah
Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. View our video titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" here.
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Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Supervisory Civil Engineer. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Would you enjoy providing expert advice to senior engineers, program managers, and agency officials responsible for broad program operations? You will be responsible for directing and supervising a staff of over 60 employees, including professional engineers, professional geologists, land surveyors, engineering technicians, construction control representatives, construction inspectors, drillers, and skilled equipment operators to perform varied responsibilities assigned to the Provo Area Office (PAO) Field Engineering Division.
Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with great growth potential!
LOCATION: UPPER COLORADO REGION, PROVO AREA OFFICE, FIELD ENGINEERING DIVISION, DUTY STATIONED IN PROVO, UTAH. For living conditions in Provo, Utah, please click: here.
NOTE: This position requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated moderate risk background investigation (T2/T2S) upon entrance to the position, and also requires periodic reinvestigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will preclude the candidate's selection. This is a condition of employment.
Exercises a full range of supervisory controls over a professional and related technical workforce.
Provides specialized advice and significant innovative recommendations to senior program managers within the PAO with respect to management of the Field Engineering programs within the overall operational framework of the PAO.
Directs, supports, and advises subordinate supervisors, resident engineers, and other Field Engineering Division personnel in project execution and technical oversight.
Establishes the guidelines and broad policies for construction management activities for contractor-performed work to construct, rehabilitate, or replace various water storage, water conveyances, and power generation features associated within the responsible jurisdiction of the PAO.
When necessary, performs as the Contracting Officers Representative or Alternate Contracting Officers Representative for construction projects administered from within the Division.
Participates in a broad range of functions associated with Reclamation’s Dam Safety Program providing advice, expertise, and recommendations to senior colleagues, Dam Safety Officials, and program managers.
Serves as Resident Engineer for certain projects as assigned by the Area Manager, performing as the Contracting Officer’s Representative or equivalent for non-Reclamation contracts executed by water districts acting in their capacity as operators of critical Reclamation facilities.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel to work sites, etc.
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0810 Civil Engineering
- Architectural Engineers
- Civil Engineers
- Construction Engineers
- Engineering Managers
- Engineers, Architectural
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizen or National; MUST be registered Professional Engineer;
- Must apply online, submit resume & supporting documents (See How to Apply);
- You must meet specialized experience requirements (See Qualifications);
- Subject to favorable adjudication of Mod. Risk background investigation;
- This position has a positive education requirement-MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS;
- Must file 'Annual Confidential Financial Disclosure Report OGE-450'.
You must meet all qualification requirements (including time-in-grade* restrictions and any applicable selective factors) by the closing date of this announcement.
TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b). *Applicants eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) are not required to meet time-in-grade restrictions in order to be considered.
Basic Education Requirement: A. Degree*:* 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 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 or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) 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. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
- Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board 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 that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.
- Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s 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.)
*In addition to meeting the basic education qualification requirement described above, applicants must also possess the following: *SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Specialized experience must demonstrate the applicant has been equipped with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is directly related to the work to be performed.
GS-13*:* Your resume must reflect at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for the GS-12: Experience must include creating and maintaining strong stakeholder relations, and at least one of the following: 1) Experience in communicating and coordinating with contractors and/or contractor representatives on small and large scale construction projects; 2) Experience in overseeing construction for compliance with contract specifications and/or regulations; 3) Experience in design and plan preparation for small or large scale civil works projects; 4) Experience with project management including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and control, and closing a project; 5) Experience with oversight of construction technical services which could include construction crews, inspectors, surveyors, and material technicians. **Applicants who do not meet the definition of specialized experience will be determined as not qualified and will be ineligible for consideration.
This position requires a valid professional engineering license. You must provide a copy with your application materials. **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.
This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. For further information, visit: Foreign Education
Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. References:On your application, please include the names and current phone numbers for at least 3 supervisory references. If any individual is no longer available for contact, you are requested to provide the name and current phone number of another person with the company (team lead, acting supervisor, etc.) that would know your work history. E-Verify: DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit: E-Verify.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. HR will evaluate each application that meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following "Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)" through your resume and responses to the online questions:
KSA 1: Skill in supervising subordinate supervisors and staff and overseeing construction activities. KSA 2: Knowledge of civil engineering theories, concepts, principles, and practices. KSA 3: Knowledge of engineering principles of construction management. KSA 4: Ability to establish and maintain professional and cooperative relationships with a wide variety of contacts.
Applicants’ answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resumes. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the response to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- Required Documents
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following Supporting Documents, as appropriate:**
- Transcripts: This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position. If selected, an official transcript will be required from you for verification prior to the effective date of the appointment. **--P.E. License: A current valid professional engineering license. Provide proof of license with your application. --Resume: A resume with dates of employment: Your resume may be submitted in any format. If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application. For qualifications determinations, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and mm/dd/yy to mm/dd/yy, OR mm/dd/yy to the date you are submitting the resume). If using an automated resume builder, be sure to include this specific information in the narrative portion of your work description. Any period of employment that does not include this specific information WILL NOT be credited toward meeting the qualifications requirements of the position. --SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action: Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50, verifying highest rate of pay and documenting career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which you are claiming eligibility. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. --CTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP, visit: CTAP. --Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) Eligibles: If you are a current or former land management agency appointee – you must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows: a) A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that reflects having initially been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited (temporary/term) appointment; b) A copy of SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action(s), that reflect having served under one (1) or more time-limited (temporary/term) appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years; and c) A copy of your Performance Appraisal Plan and/or Supervisor Memorandum that reflects having performed at an acceptable level during each period of service. For more information on LMWFA, visit: LMWFA.
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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How to Apply
Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of any page.
This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, click: here.
As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.
Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to email@example.com, fax directly to the HR Office at (801) 524-3187, mail to 125 South State Street, Room 8100 (UC-543), Salt Lake City, Utah 84138, OR hand deliver to 125 South State Street, Room 7102A (UC-543), Salt Lake City, Utah 84138. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION 125 S. State St., Room 8100 Attn: UC-543 Salt Lake City, Utah 84138-1147 United States
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After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530335200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 04/11/2019 to 04/25/2019
Pay scale & grade: GS 13
Salary: $99,691 to $122,695 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time