US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

CURRENT POSITIONS:

Supervisory Contract Specialist (GS-14)

This is an announcement for a permanent (Direct Hire) GS-14 Supervisory Contract Specialist position.

JOB INFORMATION: Serve as Deputy of Contracting Division, Branch Chief and Contracting Officer with an unlimited warrant for a Tier 1 contracting program. Responsible for the overall planning, direction, coordination and supervision of contract preparation, negotiations and contract management, using  negotiation procedures and sealed bid methods of acquisition to execute the District’s programs.  Nature of contracts are all-inclusive, i.e., Architect-Engineer, Construction, Supply and Service and of both fixed price and cost-reimbursable contract types.  Provide acquisition technical support of the pre-award and post-award phases of all contract types, concerning such topics as classification of contract clauses, regulatory ambiguities and proper bid schedule preparation.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must obtain and maintain DAWIA Certification Level III within 24 months. Required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450. Must obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.

POSITION: You must meet the educational requirement as outlined in the qualification standards to be placed in this position. Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.  Transcripts are required for verification of educational requirement.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Experience in Firm Fixed Price & Cost Plus type contracts; 2) Experience in pre & post award requirements (such as: proper usage of Determinations and Findings, contract clauses, amendments, source selection, modifications and justifications and approvals); AND 3) Experience developing acquisition strategies/plans. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-13).

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Basic Requirement for Contract Specialist:

Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) from an accredited educational institution and at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (The 24 semester hour requirement can be obtained within the bachelor's degree OR in addition to the degree.)

OR

Exemption: You are exempt from the education requirements above if (A) you are a current DoD employee, in any occupational series, who has served on or before September 30, 2000, as follows: (1) Served as a GS/equivalent-1102 position or contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the SAT in any Federal agency, OR (2) Served as a military member in a comparable military occupational specialty; OR (B) you are a current member of the armed forces who occupied a position within an occupational specialty similar to the GS-1102 series on or before September 30, 2000.

Additional Information:

  • Position is permanent and located in Omaha NE.
  • GS-14 Salary ranges from: $105,003 to $136,506 per year.
  • TDY up to 25%.
  • PCS/Relocation/Recruitment incentives may be authorized if it is in the best interest of the government
  • Must supply the resume AND transcripts to be considered. Failure to provide the required information could result in the loss of consideration for the position.
  • Applicants must send resumes AND transcripts to Amanda.m.weber@usace.army.mil NLT Wednesday 11/13.

For more information regarding this specific position, please contact: Ginger Gruber: Ginger.L.Gruber@usace.army.mil

 

Economist (GS-07 Recent Graduate)

The Planning, Programs, Project Management Division (PPPMD) of the Omaha District is looking for a recent graduate to fill an Economist GS-0110-07 position.  Take advantage of the opportunity to work with interdisciplinary teams to create mutually supporting economic and environmentally sustainable solutions to the nation’s water resources problems, from developing Flood Risk Management Projects to restoring Aquatic Ecosystems. Our work focuses on a large portion of the upper mid-western United States, consisting of all or portions of nine states within the upper Missouri River Basin.

To be eligible for a Recent Graduate position you must meet the following requirements:

  • The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or higher degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  • Or, a combination of education and experience which includes courses equivalent to a major in economics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Additional Information:

  • Position Title: Economist GS-0110-07.
  • Position will have non-competitive promotion potential to GS-11 level.
  • Salary ranges from $42,126 to $54,765 annually.
  • Position is located in Omaha, Nebraska in the Economics and Planning Quality Review Section, Planning Branch, PPPMD.
  • Must supply both the resume and transcripts to be considered.  Failure to provide the required information could result in the loss of consideration for the position.
  • Applicants must send resumes and copy of transcripts to Julie.A.Brown@usace.army.mil through 12-NOV-2019.

For more information regarding this specific position, please contact:  Drew Minert, Chief, Economics and Planning Quality Review Section - 402-995-2061, Drew.D.Minert@usace.army.mil

 

Power Plant Mechanic Trainee

This is an announcement for a permanent (Direct Hire) WB-5352-00 Power Plant Mechanic Trainee position located in Pickstown, South Dakota..

JOB INFORMATION: There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.  Power Plant Mechanic performs a wide variety of duties involved in the inspection, adjustment, maintenance, repair, testing, installation and modifications for the mechanical equipment and systems and structural features located in the hydroelectric power plant, switchyard and associated water control structures.  Position normally works four 10 hour days (Typically Monday-Thursday 0700-1730), but some overtime work may be required on weekends and/or holidays.  This position has non-competitive promotion potential to the Power Plant Mechanic (DR). Management may select at any level.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position requires pre-employment and periodic physical and drug screen. 

SCREEN OUT ELEMENT for Power Plant Trainee I:  Ability to do the work of a Power Plant Trainee without more than normal supervision. I have the ability to perform common maintenance and repairs. I work with normal supervision.

SCREEN OUT ELEMENT for Power Plant Mechanic Trainee II:  Ability to do the work without more than normal supervision. I have skill in working common Power Plant equipment. I work with normal supervision and I have repaired mechanical equipment.

SCREEN OUT ELEMENT for Power Plant Mechanic Trainee III:  Ability to do the work without more than normal supervision. I have skill in working common Power Plant equipment. I work with normal supervision and I have maintained and repaired mechanical equipment.

SCREEN OUT ELEMENT for Power Plant Mechanic Trainee IV:  Ability to do the work without more than normal supervision. I have skill in working common Power Plant equipment. I work with normal supervision and I have maintained, erected, and repaired mechanical equipment.

Physical Conditions for Power Plant Mechanic - Work requires being on your feet most of the time with considerable bending and stooping depending on equipment being worked on. Requires heavy lifting and operating heavy and awkward hand tools. Many tasks require significant brute force.

Working Conditions for Power Plant Mechanic - Work is performed primarily inside the power plant, outlet works, intake structures and spillway structure where constant noise and vibration of generating equipment is present. Hazards include moving machinery, working on preheated metals, danger of injury from burns, cuts, dust, welding fumes, and flying particles of metal when performing chipping, grinding and welding. There may be occasional exposure to electrical shock hazards. Works often in cramped quarters for extended periods of time. Subject to falls from scaffolds and ladders, hazards of parting cables or slings and overhead traveling cranes and exposure to working in cold damp areas. Occasionally exposed to hot and cold temperatures and wind chill when working outdoors in switchyards and these structures. Employees are required to observe established safe working procedures. Appropriate protective clothing and/or equipment is provided to minimize or eliminate hazardous conditions and its use is mandatory.

Additional Information:

  • Position is permanent and located in Pickstown, South Dakota.
  • Salary ranges from: $30.88-$44.87 per hour
  • Non-competitive promotion potential to Power Plant Mechanic (DR)
  • Management may consider you at any grade level
  • TDY up to 5%.
  • PCS/Relocation/Recruitment incentives may be authorized if it is in the best interest of the government
  • Must supply the resume to be considered. Failure to provide the required information could result in the loss of consideration for the position.
  • This link will provide further instructions on how to apply.    
  • If interested in the position, applicants MUST send resumes  to Amanda.m.weber@usace.army.mil from 10/24-11/14. 

For more information regarding this specific position, please contact: Russ Kieffer: 605-487-7845 x3000

 

Civil Engineer (GS-12)

This is an announcement for a permanent direct hire in the Maintenance Engineering Section, Operations Division, Omaha, NE.

JOB INFORMATION: 

Serves as a senior Civil Engineer. Provides administrative and technical support for the operation and maintenance of the six hydroelectric and flood control reservoir projects on the Missouri River and 21 flood control and recreation reservoir projects throughout the District. This includes the associated water control structures, embankments, buildings, grounds, roads, utilities, and recreational facilities. Functions as the Project Manager for routine and non-routine O&M projects over $25,000. Reviews designs, budgets, and planning for adequacy, accuracy and completeness. Provide technical direction over the maintenance, repair, modification, and construction activities within the Omaha District. Conducts dam safety structure inspections to determine structural integrity of the structures. Develops engineering guidance for the maintenance of the dams, embankments, and hydraulic control structures. Evaluates conditions of facilities and adequacy of maintenance practices to assure maximum operating life of facilities. Serves as project manager to identify and recommend approval of major maintenance repair and replacement work items. Monitors the progress of projects and funds expended; resolving engineering and logistical problems; and assuring timely review of plans and specifications and award of contracts.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Incumbent may be required to travel/perform temporary duty (TDY) up to 20% of the time.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

You must meet the educational requirement as outlined in the qualification standards to be placed in this position. Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.  Transcripts may be required for verification of educational requirement.

BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR ENGINEER:

A. Degree: 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.

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 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.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE Minimum Qualification Requirement for GS-12: Must have one year of specialized engineering experience, equivalent to the GS-11 in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) Experience with design, or operation & maintenance (O&M) of dams, or levees; and 2) Experience with dam safety instruments; 3) Experience working with Civil Engineering projects such as, water control structures and embankments, or buildings, grounds, roads, and utilities; and 3) Skilled with project or construction management such as coordinating the scope, schedule and budgets of design or construction of civil works projects.

 

Senior Structural Engineer (GS-12)

This is an announcement for a permanent (Direct Hire) GS-12 Civil Engineer (Structural), Structural Section, Design Branch, Engineering Division, Omaha, NE.

JOB INFORMATION:

Senior Structural Engineer, responsible for developing structural designs; performing technical reviews of structural designs developed by Architectural-Engineering (A-E) firms, and resolving structural design related problems arising during construction. Provides structural expertise for a wide ranges of projects of Military and Civil Works projects under construction. Applies sound knowledge of structural design principles and techniques in the process of developing preliminary and final plans and specifications in connection with the structural features of a wide variety of military and civil projects under construction. Work includes large hospitals, fire stations, power plants, refrigerated warehouses, family housing, barracks, shop buildings, ammunition storage igloos, aircraft hangars, hydrant fuels facilities, communication facilities, dams, intake structures, gates, tunnels, drainage structures for levees, floodways, penstocks bridges, transmission facilities, pipelines.

Gathers information to do a proper design through field trips, investigations, meetings, and research of criteria. Develops detailed drawings, design analyses, computations and calculations, and technical specifications for structural engineering features of and assigned Military and Civil design projects using a computer-aided design and drafting system (CADD) including business information modeling system (BIM). The development of these features may consist of new and original features, or modification and repair of existing. Structural engineering features include masonry, concrete, timber and steel design, calculation of loads, forces and stresses on members, selection of appropriate structural systems and materials, incorporation of wind, seismic and dynamic loading considerations, and design of complex statically indeterminate structures. Prepares, assembles and reviews plans; edits technical specifications. Closely coordinates structural engineering features with other design disciplines on each project to ensure that structural engineering designs are fully compatible with other engineering and architectural features of projects. Performs as the Lead Engineer/Technical Lead on assigned projects.

Makes field investigations to gain information for planning and design, to investigate field problems, to check construction, and to assist construction personnel in solving construction problems. Makes verbal and written reports and recommendations. Inspects and evaluates the integrity of structures including Omaha District bridges, Hydraulic Steel Structures (HSS) and drainage structures in Levees.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the educational requirement as outlined in the qualification standards to be placed in this position. Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.  Transcripts may be required for verification of educational requirement.

BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR ENGINEER:

A. Degree: 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.

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 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.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for GS-12

Must have one year of specialized engineering experience, equivalent to the GS-11 in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) Producing designs  for vertical and horizontal construction projects; and 2) Performing design support to coordinate the scope, tasks, schedule, and/or budget for construction project phases, and 3) Using design applications such as REVIT, RAM or STAAD to perform structural engineering work.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants applying for this position must have and maintain a current/active PE License and must provide it with resume and copy of transcripts at time of application.

 

Accountant (GS-07/09)

This is an announcement for a permanent (Direct-Hire) GS-510-7/9 Accountant position.

JOB INFORMATION:  The full performance level of this position will serve as a senior accountant for the Omaha District US Army Corps of Engineers. Review and analyze a wide variety of documents, reports and data, policies, processes and procedures, and regulations and statutes which are applicable to district financial and accounting operations. Use automated accounting systems and query languages. Develop options to assist management in improving cost or financial management which includes protecting government resources. Participate in the design modification and development of accounting systems. Answers audit and internal review inspection reports. Responsible for certification of funds. Write local policy in the form of standard operating procedures, office memorandums, and circulars.

POSITION: You must meet the educational requirement as outlined in the qualification standards to be placed in this position. Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.  Transcripts may be required for verification of educational requirement.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Incumbent must obtain and maintain DOD Financial Management Level 2 certification within 4 years of employment.

Basic Requirement for Accountant at all levels:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.

OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience: Must include at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
(1) Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law; OR
(2) A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or a Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; OR
(3) Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing, e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing, or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; AND (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; AND (c) except for literal nonconformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

GS-07: To qualify at the GS-07 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-05). SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: Experience performing technical work that provided the basic understanding of concepts and principles of accounting such as organizing or reviewing financial data related to accounting problems.

GS-09: To qualify at the GS-09 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-07). SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: Experience analyzing financial data in order to solve accounting problems using an automated financial system.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job at the GS-07 and GS-09 levels, you may qualify if your education meets the definition below:

GS-07: Successful completion of 1 year of graduate education related to the position (18 semester hours should be considered as 1 year of academic graduate study.); OR Superior Academic Achievement; OR Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet the total qualification requirements at the GS-07 level.

GS-09: Successful completion of 2 years of graduate education related to the position leading to a Master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet the total qualification requirements at the GS-09 level.

Additional Information:

  • Position is permanent and located in Omaha NE
  • May require up to 5% TDY
  • Non-competitive promotion potential up to GS-12 through intervening grades
  • GS-7/9 Salary ranges from: $42,126 to $66,983 per year.
  • Must supply both the resume and transcript to be considered. Failure to provide the required information could result in the loss of consideration for the position.
  • Interested students need to go to: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Careers/
  • This link will provide further instructions on how to apply. 
  • Applicants must send resumes and transcripts to Amanda.m.weber@usace.army.mil 9/12/19 through 10/31/19.
     

    For more information regarding this specific position, please contact: Lee Devereaux (402) 995-2889

 

Civil, Electrical, Geotechnical, Hydrologic, Mechanical, Structural Engineers (GS05/07/09)

The Engineering Divisions of the Omaha District are seeking to fill developmental Engineering positions in Civil, Electrical, Geotechnical, Mechanical, Structural, and Hydraulic fields using the Department of Defense Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates Direct Hire Authority.  Recent Graduates and current Post-Secondary Students will be considered who meet the eligibility and qualifications for the position.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must meet one of the following:

  • Recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying degree or certificate from an accredited educational institution; OR Current post-secondary student who will graduate no later than December 2019 or May 2020 with a qualifying degree from an accredited educational institution.

    To qualify for an Engineer position in the above noted fields, you must meet the following education: (Additionally, Applicants who meet this requirement are qualified for entry grade of GS-05):

  • Degree: 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.

    To qualify at the GS-07 Recent graduate you must also meet one of the following:

  • Recent graduates who have one year of specialized experience related to Engineering. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service; OR meet superior academic achievement with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

    To qualify at the GS-09 Recent graduate you must also meet one of the following:

  • Recent graduates who have one year of specialized experience related to Engineering; this definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service, OR completion of 2 academic years of directly related graduate level education, OR completion of a related master’s degree or equivalent graduate-degree.

    Additional Information

  • This is a full-time permanent competitive position with a 2-year trial/probationary period
  • Position has non-competitive promotion potential to GS-11 level.
  • Starting Salary based on qualifications: GS-05: $38,152; GS-07: $47,264; GS-09: $57,809 annually.

Note: Current Post-Secondary Student applicants who will graduate by December 2019 or May 2020 – will have start date set upon completion of pre-employment requirements AND conferral of degree.

Visit our Careers Webpage:  http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Careers/

For consideration, send resume AND a copy of transcript(s) to Janice.A.Szymborski@usace.army.mil NLT October 31, 2019.

 

 

 


Contract Specialist (GS-07/09)

This is an announcement for a permanent (Direct Hire) GS-7/9 Contract Specialist position.

JOB INFORMATION: This position is a developmental position and the work will become increasingly independent. Perform basic research of procedures, policy and regulations in connection with contractual matters.  Analyze procurement directives to determine method of contracting. Prepare solicitation/amendment documents. Analyze proposals in negotiated procurements for compliance with scope of work and evaluation criteria.  Assist in contracting negotiations for the government. Analyze and evaluate cost in relation to audit report. Perform basic contract management during the post award contract phase. Monitor contractor's performance.  Advise the Contracting Officer and other government personnel on the contractor's compliance with contract requirements.  Approve contract payments, assess liquidated or damages for nonperformance, issue show cause or cure notices, close out contracts, or terminate contracts for default or convenience and review and negotiate settlement proposals.  Prepare government position on protests for unsuccessful offerors and recommends a decision on claims arising under the contract.

POSITION: You must meet the educational requirement as outlined in the qualification standards to be placed in this position. Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.  Transcripts may be required for verification of educational requirement.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: GS-9: Incumbent must obtain and maintain DAWIA Certification Level 2 within 24 months. GS-7: Incumbent must obtain and maintain DAWIA Certification Level 1 within 24 months. Incumbent required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450.

GS-7:

Specialized Experience: Must have one year of specialized engineering experience, equivalent to the GS-5 in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) Experience with developing terms and conditions in bids or proposals; AND 2) Experience with awarding contracts.

OR

Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as Business management, finance, business administration, accounting, etc

OR

Superior Academic Achievement: Successful completion of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified in Education above. Superior Academic Achievement is based on: (1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR (2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR (3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).

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) by 18. Add the two percentages.

GS-9:

Specialized Experience: Must have one year of specialized engineering experience, equivalent to the GS-7 in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) Experience with contracting principles and procedures to monitor service contracts from time of contract award through the retirement of contract; AND 2) Experience with the procurement and administration of service contracts.

OR

Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Business management, finance, business administration, accounting, etc.

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 first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Basic Requirement for Contract Specialist:

Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) from an accredited educational institution and at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (The 24 semester hour requirement can be obtained within the bachelor's degree OR in addition to the degree.)

OR

Exemption: You are exempt from the education requirements above if (A) you are a current DoD employee, in any occupational series, who has served on or before September 30, 2000, as follows: (1) Served as a GS/equivalent-1102 position or contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the SAT in any Federal agency, OR (2) Served as a military member in a comparable military occupational specialty; OR (B) you are a current member of the armed forces who occupied a position within an occupational specialty similar to the GS-1102 series on or before September 30, 2000.

Additional Information:

  • Position is permanent and located in Omaha NE.
  • GS-7/9 Salary ranges from: $42,126-66,983 per year.
  • Non-competitive promotion potential to GS-12
  • TDY up to 15%.
  • PCS/Relocation/Recruitment incentives may be authorized if it is in the best interest of the government
  • Must supply the resume AND transcripts to be considered. Failure to provide the required information could result in the loss of consideration for the position.
  • Interested applicants can go to: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Careers/
  • This link will provide further instructions on how to apply.    
  • Applicants must send resumes AND transcripts to Amanda.m.weber@usace.army.mil from 9/16/19-11/1/19.

For more information regarding this specific position, please contact: Eric Vokt, eric.s.vokt@usace.army.mil

 

Construction Control Representative (GS-11)

This is an announcement for a permanent (Direct Hire) GS-11 Construction Control Representative, Flood Recovery Construction Office, Construction Division, Offutt AFB, NE.

JOB INFORMATION: As a Construction Control Representative, the incumbent is responsible for assisting with assigned functions of contract administration and construction management and Quality Assurance for military, civil and environmental construction projects located within the assigned area.  These contracts and projects are varied (fully designed, design-build, task orders, IDIQ, etc), and may include all types of Military Construction (e.g., buildings, site work, utilities, base infrastructure), Environmental Construction or Civil Construction.  Advises the Resident Engineer on contract administration and quality issues and performs the duties of Contracting Officer's representative when assigned.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for GS-11:  Must have one year of specialized engineering experience, equivalent to the GS-10 in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: 1.) experience in monitoring construction quality such as adherence to approved production schedule or proper installation of design configuration and material components) AND 2.) experience with investigating various phases of construction to ensure compliance with contract specification.

Additional Information:

  • Position is permanent (Construction Control Representative, GS-11) in Offutt AFB, NE.
  • GS-11 Salary ranges from: $62,344 to $81,052 per year.
  • Must supply the resume to be considered. Failure to provide the required information could result in the loss of consideration for the position.

For more information regarding this specific position, please contact: Brendan Kight (719)-338-7409

Student Engineer Internships

The Engineering Divisions of the Omaha District are looking for Students in various Engineering disciplines for Engineering Internships in the fields of Civil, Electrical, Geotechnical, Hydrologic, Mechanical and Structural Engineering.  To be eligible for the positions, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited school seeking a related degree, and
  • Maintain good academic standing

Qualifications for Student Engineer Internship GS-03 through GS-07 positions:

  • GS-03 grade: Students must have completed 1 full academic year of post-high school study.
  • GS-04 grade: Students must have completed 2 full academic years of post-high school study.
  • GS-05 grade: Students must have completed 4 academic years of post-high school education leading to a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree.
  • GS-07 grade: Graduate students must have a bachelor’s degree and completed 1 full academic year of graduate level education,

        OR

Attained Superior Academic Achievement Provision completing a related bachelor’s degree:

* Academic standing in upper third of the graduating class; or

* Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; or

* Membership in an eligible national scholastic honor society.

 

Additional Information:

  • Students must submit both a resume and a copy of current transcripts to be considered.
  • Title: Student Trainee (Engineering), GS-0899-03/04/05/07
  • This is a part-time term (13 month) internship which may be extended up to max total 4 years.
  • Work schedule may flex extending to full-time during seasonal school breaks.
  • Starting hourly rates range from $12.97 to $20.18 per hour depending grade.
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Student Interns are required to complete a participant agreement upon appointment (and conversion when applicable).
  • Students may be non-competitively promoted to next grade when all requirements are met.
  • Upon graduation, position MAY be converted to a permanent position.

**Permanent position has non-competitive promotion potential to GS-11**

  Visit our Careers Webpage:  http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Careers/

 For consideration, send resume AND a copy of transcript(s) to Janice.A.Szymborski@usace.army.mil

 

 

Construction Control Representative (GS-11)

Construction Control Representative (GS-12)

Interdisciplinary - Project Engineer (GS-12)

Interdisciplinary - Project Engineer (GS-12)

Physical Scientist (GS-12)

Work for the Corps

The Corps is actively hiring talented and motivated US citizens in offices in the US and around the world.  Current job openings can be found on OPM's USAJOBS website.  Open positions may include the following mission critical occupations:

  • General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences series (0401)
  • Engineering Technical series (0802)
  • Construction Control Technical series (0809)
  • Civill Engineering series (0810)
  • Mechanical Engineering series (0830)
  • Electrical Engineering series (0850)
  • Contract Specialist series (1102)
  • Realty series (1170)

Equal Employment Opportunity

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District provides equal opportunity in employment for all persons, prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination), national origin, age or disability and promotes the realization of equal opportunity through a continuing affirmative employment program. Equal Employment covers all employees, including supervisors, managers, former employees and applicants for employment of the Omaha District regardless of grade level or position. Contracted employees may have redress rights pending determination of their "employee" status.
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Those actions appropriate to overcome the effects of past or present practices, policies, or other barriers to equal employment opportunity. 29 CFR 1608
Ensures women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are employed and advanced on a non-discriminatory basis.

Provides an avenue to obtain redress for discrimination complaints. Any employee, former employee or applicant can file a complaint.

An Equal Employment Opportunity complaint is an allegation of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability or reprisal that adversely affects a term, condition or privilege of employment, benefits or working conditions. The complaint process may consist of a precomplaint inquiry or mediation and formal complaint.

Mediation is a voluntary alternative dispute resolution process which is used to resolve complaints. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis or race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability or reprisal must consult an Equal Employment counselor in the Equal Employment Office prior to filing a formal complaint of discrimination in order to try to informally resolve the matter. 

Such contact must take place within 45 calendar days of the date the alleged discriminatory event occurred; the effective date of the alleged discriminatory personnel action or the date the complainant knew or reasonably should have known of the alleged discriminatory event or personnel action.

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