Job opening: Supervisory General Engineer (Direct Hire)
Salary: $98 496 - 128 043 per year
Published at: Aug 31 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
Serves as the Area Operations Manager for the Amistad Dam Field Office (ADFO), Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Division, Operations Department of the United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) directly contributing to the Agency's corps mission of meeting numerous treaty and domestic transboundary management obligations through flood control operations, boundary preservation, and water conveyance.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or Naturalized U.S. Citizen.
- You must successfully complete a pre-employment background investigation.
- You must possess and maintain a valid U.S. Motor Vehicle Driver License, without impeding restrictions, and issued by a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
- You may be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period.
- You must complete and submit the required U.S. Office of Government Ethics Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OFGE450) within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter.
- You must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 44 pounds unassisted, and sustain periods of substantial walking, bending, stooping, standing, crouching, stretching, and reaching.
- You must successfully complete a pre-employment medical examination.
- You must possess and maintain, either upon, or within 45 days of appointment, a Federal Acquisitions Certification for Contracting Officers Representative (FAC-COR) Level I.
- You must obtain and maintain the FAC-COR Level II Certification within 18 months of attaining the FAC-COR Level I Certification.
- You will be subject to on-call status under the agency Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). In the event of an emergency, the agency may activate/deploy identified personnel to carry out essential functions and operations.
- You must be in a continual ?on call? status as a member of the agency?s Incident Response Team (IRT).
- You may be required to enter Mexico to carry out official agency business.
- You may be expected to travel, with overnight stay, up to 15% of the time.
- You must maintain direct deposit of your federal pay.
Qualifications must be met by 10/12/2023
In addition to meeting the Minimum Qualifications for General Engineer as described below, to qualify for this position you must also meet the Basic Education Requirement for General Engineer (see the Education section).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the minimum qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
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). Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.
Minimum Qualifications for General Engineer:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience at the GG/GS-12 grade level or equivalent pay band in Federal service or comparable pay systems in the private or public sector, which includes: assisting with and/or performing an acceptable amount of duties as described below.
Examples of Specialized Experience: conducting studies and periodic observations/inspections of dams, drainage and irrigation structures, flood control structures, floodways, gates, fences, hydrologic structures, and other structures; carrying out designated operations and maintenance program planning, and budgeting; ensuring all operations are in accordance with established safety programs, procedures, budget limitations, and guidelines; composing designs, specifications, and drafting requirements for engineering works and facilities, and control structures; conducting engineering studies of required modifications and recommending alternatives; inspecting contractual projects in progress to determine work status, contractor efficiency, and adherence to established plans and specifications; preparing reports of contractor activities and conferring with contractor representatives; directing license and lease activities; planning weekly and monthly work schedules and sequence of operations; establishing deadlines and priorities; identifying operation problems and improving productivity; composing and submitting reports to supervisor pertaining to operations, including work load and production; applying budgetary principles, laws, regulations, and policies to ensure budgetary procedures are within compliance; coordinating multiple and diverse water, pollution prevention, sanitation, and flood control related projects; implementing internal management controls, and ensuring proper controls are in place and working; working with key representatives of public interest groups, other government agencies, and/or elected representatives during informal conversations and formal meetings; ensuring employees are appropriately recruited, selected, trained, appraised, and rewarded; ensuring effective communications with and among employees; explaining work requirements, methods, and procedures; ensuring employee training and development opportunities; monitoring attendance, and approving leave; resolving informal and formal complaints; developing performance standards and informing employees of their progress; actively promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) objectives; and fostering an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual difference are valued and leveraged to achieve vision and mission of the organization.
Your Resume must have complete information: Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (see the Required Documents section of this announcement).
Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
Basic Requirement for Civil Engineer:
Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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.
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:
1. 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.
2. 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, or Puerto Rico.
3. 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 A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.
4. 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 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.
: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
- Address United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission
4191 N. Mesa Street
El Paso, TX 79902
- Name: Jennifer Rife
- Email: [email protected]