Job family (Series)
0802 Engineering Technical
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is 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.
- Direct Deposit Required.
- Background Investigation required.
Applicants may qualify for this position based on experience, Graduate level education, or a combination of experience and education. Education must be directly related to the work of the position.
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 of the position to be filled.To qualify at the GS-09 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 level in the federal service OR have completed two full years (36 semester hours) of GRADUATE level college education in civil engineering or a directly related field OR have an equivalent combination of experience and education. Specialized experience is defined as: providing technical support for surveying, estimating, and preparing & monitoring contracts; making recommendations regarding projects and preparing reports; assuming the lead position on subject disciplines such as water rights, or supervising temporary summer seasonal employees in survey; assisting with the planning and budgeting of proposed projects; conducting and preparing engineering designs and specifications; and other directly related experience.
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.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.Selective Placement Factors: 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.
- Valid State Driver's License.
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.
This position 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 fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria 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.
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Announcement # WY-Merit-2019-0148 for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
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 you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. 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:
- Knowledge of construction practices, methods, techniques, cost, materials and equipment used for typical projects.
- Ability to interpret and enforce contract and design plans and specifications.
- Knowledge of drafting, construction design, and accepted building techniques and practices.
- Skill in interpersonal communication.
To preview questions please click here.
Background checks and security clearance
Q Access Authorization
Drug test required
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:
If using education to qualify provide a copy of ALL your 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.
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 adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.
- For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans’ preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.
- 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 Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.
For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.
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.
To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.
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.
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
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The High Plains District Office is co-located with the Casper Field Office. At the base of Casper Mountain and along the banks of the North Platte River in central Wyoming, the High Plains District includes the Casper, Buffalo, and Newcastle Field Offices.
For information on the City of Casper, please go to: Casper, WY
You will be performing a broad range of technical engineering functions in support of project construction and maintenance. You will plan, coordinate, and work with other staff members on projects supporting various natural resources activities. You will prepare construction surveys, design, plan, and draw specifications for contractor construction on such projects as roads, minor dams, reservoirs, fences, etc. You will conduct and prepare designs and specifications for the required capacity, size, location, materials and methods to be used in roads, trails, pipelines, etc. You will prepare material necessary to develop construction, supply, service, and rehabilitation contracts. You will participate in gathering and analysis of facility and transportation system condition assessment data for various structures.
Physical Demands: These positions require extended periods of field work. This includes vehicular and foot travel over steep uneven and rock mountainous and desert terrain in all types of adverse weather conditions. Considerable strength, stamina, and agility are necessary for stooping/bending/lifting. Work requires the ability to effectively cope with pressures associated with both fixed and irregular deadlines and management of multiple priorities.Work Environment: Work is performed in an office setting as well as in the field. Field work could involve extreme weather conditions, rugged terrain, remote locations, and/or environmental hazards.
Occasional travel - There will be some overnight travel and periods of field work.