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Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Supervisory General Engineer in Billings, Montana

Summary

This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Rocky Mountain Region in Billings, Montana. At Managements discretion a Relocation Incentive may be authorized. THIS POSITION HAS BEEN RE-ADVERTISED. CURRENT APPLICANTS NEED NOT RE-APPLY, HOWEVER YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE UPDATED AND NEW INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO YOUR APPLICATION DURING THE DURATION OF THE OPEN PERIOD.

Responsibilities

Directs and administers the Regional Facilities Management Program.

Makes decisions relative to the Facilities Management Program with respect to the initiating of major projects, changing project and program priorities.

Oversee the collection of field information (surveys, studies, etc) as necessary for planning and design of planned projects.

Requests design proposals from architectural engineering firms, reviews qualifications and fee schedules and makes recommendation to the contracting officer for award.

Directs major program items such as the water treatment and sanitary sewer operations, telecommunications, minor improvement and repair program, facilities improvement and repair program, and other special programs as may be implemented.

All duties are not inclusive and incumbent should refer to the position description for the full description of duties of the position.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Basic Requirement: A. Degree: Professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must:(1) Be in a school of engineering with at least on 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 -Education equivalent to a bachelor`s degree, 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. Professional Engineering Basic Qualification Requirements. Minimum Qualification requirement: 1 Year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-12) or equivalent in the federal service; Specialized experience is experience that demonstrates the applicants' ability in understanding of managing, planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, evaluating, and controlling all activities facilities maintenance programs; planning and directing operations of maintenance departments; overseeing contracted design and construction activities to ensure compliance with contract specifications, safety standards and programs, and requirements; and preparing justification to include estimated costs of material, supplies and labor to correct facility deficiencies. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.

Education

If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society. One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows 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: FOREIGN EDUCATION

Additional Information

All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2020 Salary Tables and select the pay chart for Billings, Montana. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart. This is a supervisory position. Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors are required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period before their appointment becomes final. Those who do not satisfactorily complete this probationary period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay than those they occupied before assuming their supervisory assignment. Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp . Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service. Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service. Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period. Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. Most individuals who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

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