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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Interdisciplinary Engineer/Architect in Eglin AFB, Florida

Summary This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. About the Position: You will serve as a Project Engineer or Architect performing Contracting Officer Representative (COR) responsibilities for the enforcement of contract requirements for all assigned contracts. Responsibilities Assures that all construction is accomplished in accordance with proper quality control, assurance procedures, and governing plans and specifications. Approve contractors? construction schedules and quality control procedures. Responsible for the enforcement of contract requirements for all assigned contracts. Receives and checks for contract compliance of technical submittals from contractor such as shop drawings, catalog cuts, samples, certification of compliance, and test results. Confer with contractors to solicit advice in resolving design problems. Participate in contract negotiations. Discusses details of construction with contractor personnel and recommends changes to the contracts. Prepare change order documentation on field originated and engineering originated change orders. Assure modification documents are in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirements for Engineers: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf Basic Requirements of Architect: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/architecture-series-0808/ In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Minimum Qualifications for GS-11: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: (1) Assist with reviewing project plans and specifications applicable to assigned job prior to contract advertisement, (2) Review and recommend appropriate action to supervisor concerning contract layout drawings prior to award, (3) Assist with monitoring inspection of construction operations for compliance with plans and certifications, (4) Prepare scopes of work and cost estimates for contracts and/or modifications and/or (5) Assist with monitoring construction activities to ensure compliance with the safety standards on assigned projects. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). OR Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. Minimum Qualifications for GS-12: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: (1) Reviewing project plans and specifications applicable to assigned job prior to contract advertisement, (2) Review and recommend appropriate action to supervisor concerning contract layout drawings, (3) Monitor inspection of construction operations for compliance with plans and certifications, (4) Investigate need for contract change orders and make recommendations to supervisor, (5) Monitor construction activities to ensure compliance with the safety standards on assigned projects. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For the GS-12, you must meet the minimum qualifications requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Direct Deposit of Pay is required. This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineers and Scientists position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. The following special programs/incentives may be offered if it is appropriate to the position being filled and in the best interest of the government: Advanced in-hire (offered to new to federal service employees only) Advanced Leave Accrual (offered to new to federal service employees only) Permanent Change of Station entitlement (PCS) Relocation/Recruitment Incentives

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