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(Interdisciplinary) Civil/Mining Engineer, GS-0810/0880-09/11 (DE-AE)

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Department Of The Interior
All United States Citizens. Permanent Full-Time Readvertisement Readvertisement
THIS POSITION IS BEING READVETISED. APPLICANTS THAT PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THIS POSITION MUST REAPPLY TO BE CONSIDERED.
We, at the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are looking for a talented, highly motivated and experienced Civil/Mining Engineer located in our Alton, IL office. Are you interested? If so, then don't miss this opportunity! We want your resume application today! Come join a rewarding team of professional and technical employees with OSMRE who are working throughout the United States. Apply today! Our employees represent a broad range of expertise essential to the successful enforcement of the Surface Mining Reclamation Control Act (SMCRA) of 1977.
This is an interdisciplinary position. Position may be filled by Civil Engineer, GS-0810 or Mining Engineer, GS-0880. If selected for this position, you will be working for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Mid-Continent Region, Program Support Division located in Alton, IL.
The position has a full performance level of GS-12.
TELEWORK: OSMRE has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework at supervisor's discretion.
Please read the entire vacancy announcement and follow the instructions for applying on-line. Failure to do so may eliminate you from consideration. You must submit the appropriate supporting documents in order to be considered for this position (see "How to Apply & Required Documents").
Applications under this vacancy announcement will be considered under external DEU competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as OSM-2014-0225 (MPP). Only one position will be filled from these vacancy announcements. Candidates who wish to be considered under both DEU and MPP MUST apply to both Vacancy Announcements separately to be considered. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Males born after 12/31/59- Selective Service Registration Required. Background investigation is required. Subject to Financial Disclosure requirements. Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period. As a Mining/Civil Engineer you will:
Assist senior level engineers and physical scientists in providing support in mining, reclamation, and geotechnical investigations mathematical and statistical procedures and data analysis techniques including assisting in problem resolution associated with blasting, bond calculations, slope stability, Approximate Original Contour, underground mining design, subsidence and structural/foundation investigations.
Serve on regional national ad hoc work groups, committees, teams and taskforces.
Prepare scientific and engineering data for entry into computer analysis programs and implement computer based data management systems according to specified design criteria.
Participate in the investigation of citizen and abandoned mine lands complaints, oversight studies and enforcement actions.
Prepare written proposals and reports related to areas of engineering expertise. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating. A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are defined as: Gold Category (Best Qualified); Silver Category (Well-Qualified); and Bronze Category (Qualified). Within each category, veterans preference rules for category rating will be applied. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of mining engineer, geotechnical investigation, and quantitative analytical techniques related to the application of theories, principles, and practices used in mining.
2. Ability to work as part of multiple disciplinary problem-solving work teams.
3. Ability to use Microsoft Excel and/or Access in order to enter and analyze engineering or scientific data and use available engineering software to assist in design evaluation of earth moving or mining plans or projects.
4. Knowledge of SMCRA and other related laws and regulations.
5. Ability to communicate in writing through letters and technical reports and orally with individuals and groups including individuals with diverse technical knowledge and makeup as well as individuals with little or no technical knowledge or background.
To preview questions please click here. To qualify for this position, you must meet A or B below:
Basic Educational Requirements
A. Degree in 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;
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 demonstrated by one of the following: (1) professional registration; (2) successfully passing a written test; (3) completion of specified academic courses; or (4) related curriculum in combination with specialized training.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE
In addition to the Basic Educational Requirements, applicants must also meet the requirements below:
For GS-09: you must possess one year of specialized experience with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that are typically in or directly related to the position be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service, or comparable pay band system. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience which demonstrates knowledge of engineering concepts, principles, and practices in the civil, mining and/or electrical disciplines to technically evaluate and estimate cost for a broad range of construction and planning projects;
OR
2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree
OR
Master's or equivalent graduate degree.
For GS-11: you must possess one-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service, or comparable pay band system. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as: experience which demonstrates knowledge of engineering concepts, principles, and practices in the mechanical, civil, and electrical disciplines to technically evaluate and estimate cost for a broad range of construction and planning projects; and knowledge of planning methods and techniques to initiate new programs and/or review programs supplied by other agencies;
OR
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
For more information on qualifications requirements, please click on the following: #0810 and #0880 You must apply to this vacancy On-line only.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING ONLINE:
Please read the ENTIRE vacancy announcement and comply with the application procedures. Failure to submit all the required information will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered for this vacancy.
1. Log on to USAJOBS.
2. Click on the button 'Apply for this Vacancy' at the bottom of this screen or go to: If you haven't already registered with USAJobs, the system will require you to create a user ID and password, complete a questionnaire, and paste or type a resume into USAJobs.
3. After you register, you MUST 'apply' for this specific vacancy announcement.
4. Answer the Vacancy Specific Questions. Read through the announcement carefully. We recommend that you view the vacancy questions prior to applying. You may also print the questions prior to applying.
5. Submit the applicable required supplemental documents using the Auto Requested Fax process described below.
6. If you experience technical difficulties applying for a vacancy on the USAJobs website, click on the "Contact USAJobs" button.
FAX SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION DOCUMENTS. The "Auto-Requested Fax" allows you to submit required supporting documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. You may fax copies of the supplemental application documents (DD-214, SF-15, transcripts, etc.). Please remember to fax all supporting documents using the "Auto-Requested-Fax" feature described In the Required Documents section of the vacancy announcement. Copies of the applicable documents must be submitted for each specific vacancy announcement.
After you have answered the vacancy specific questions, you will be given an opportunity to select and print the Auto-Requested-Fax Imaging coversheet(s) for the document(s) that have been requested for this announcement. The Auto-Requested-Fax is a feature that allows you to submit required documentation such as college transcripts, DD-214s, etc., electronically along with your resume. You will be prompted automatically to print "Fax Cover Sheets" during the registration and/or application process or at the end of when you apply to a specific vacancy announcement. You do not have to print the cover sheet and submit a document if it does not apply to you. For example, if you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and SF-15 forms do not apply to you.
Cover Sheets .Each document type must use the appropriate cover sheet and be faxed in a separate transmission. For example, the DD-214 must be submitted in a separate transmission, and so forth. The fax number is listed on each cover sheet. The fax does not transmit to a fax machine - it is transmitted to an electronic fax server. A five-digit FAX code at the top left-hand corner of the cover sheet routes your fax to your on-line file application.
Confirmation of Documents Received. Either you will get an e-mail when your fax is received or you can check on-line by logging in and selecting "Generate Fax Cover Sheets" and then reviewing the status column to see if it states "received." Using the regular fax machine showing your documents were sent successfully does not mean they were received. If it's not possible for you to fax your information on-line, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed on the announcement for assistance in ensuring that your supplemental information is received on-line by the closing date. IIn addition to the online application (resume and response to the assessment questionnaire), you are required to submit the following documents.
College Transcripts: If this vacancy announcement requires positive education to qualify or allows substituting education for experience, and you are applying based on it, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript or equivalent documents to support your education. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
Veterans Preference: : If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the level of veterans preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency using the documents you provide.
For 5-point veterans preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
For 10-point veterans preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.
SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION: If you are applying based on eligibility for a special employment program/authority such as Veteran Recruitment Authority (VRA), Severely Disabled, 30% or more compensable disabled veteran, VISTA, or Peace Corps returnee, you MUST submit supporting documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-15, Vocational Rehabilitation certification/medical documentation, SF-50, certificate of program completion, etc.) in order to establish program eligibility. (Please note: An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing veterans' preference will not be accepted as proof of eligibility for any veterans programs.)
All of the above must be received on-line via USAJOBS BEFORE midnight Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship for you, you must contact the Human Resources Specialist in the servicing Human Resources Office listed on this announcement PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE for assistance.
If you fail to submit a complete on-line application package, you will not be considered for this position. After all application packages have been received, we will review it to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire (if applicable) and you may be contacted to provide further documentation or for an interview.
A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) : 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-qualified (Silver Category) for this vacancy. To be in the Silver Category, you must score at least 85 (prior to veterans preference) on a 100-point scale. 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 available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) : CTAP provides eligible surplus and 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 surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified (Silver Category) for this vacancy. To be in the Silver Category, you must score at least 85 (prior to veterans preference) on a 100-point scale. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Information about CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .
Financial Disclosure : Selectee will be required to file, Forms 450 and DI 1993, upon entrance on the job and annually thereafter, to review any conflict of employment and financial interest in coal mining operations, in accordance with the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. /

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