US Army Corps of Engineers
Omaha District

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)

CURRENT VACANCIES

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JOB INFORMATION: 

Installs, programs, and maintains all satellite telemetry equipment used for the collection of hydrologic data and is responsible for their continued operation.
 

Drives a government vehicle to perform reconnaissance missions to determine best location for gages and data collection platforms (DCP's) and prepares cost estimates for installation, bills for materials and oversees construction.

Due to far-reaching basin boundaries, the incumbent must use plan effectively and obtain necessary materials and/or work force required to make efficient use of field time and budget appropriations.

Performs repair and maintenance assignments at various DCP stations by utilizing a laptop computer and/or electronic instruments.

Shop-tests new equipment configurations to verify functionality, updates firmware and resolves hardware/firmware and/or GPS interactions to restore functionality, and returns any broken equipment to the factory for repairs.

Coordinates the maintenance and repair program with the cooperating US Geologic Survey offices in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas as well as the National Weather Service.

Establishes and maintains diagnostic procedures, establishment and maintenance of communication procedures, estimation of annual equipment needs to repair and update gaging stations, and execution and updating of the gage verification procedures.

Researches and coordinates necessary supply and equipment purchases, and implements standards for managing equipment necessary for the operation and maintenance of the District gaging network.

Makes periodic and special discharge measurements including those for drought studies, base flow analyses and floods of unusual intensity

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must have full color vision; must have no color vision deficiencies.
  • Incumbent may be required to travel/perform temporary duty (TDY) up to 50% of the time.
  • Must have and maintain a current state driver’s license.
  • Incumbent required to maintain Emergency Essential status during extreme hydrologic events such as floods, droughts, and low-water.
  • Incumbent required to deploy to the field in support of disaster response efforts.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

GS-07

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1) Making adjustments and/or minor repairs to water level recorders, or other equipment used in water investigations; 2) Following well-defined methods and designated formulas to compute, extract, and/or compile hydrologic data into tabular or graphic form for presentation; 3) Monitoring recorded hydrologic data to ensure the information is being recorded accurately. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).

OR

Education: Bachelor’s degree with Superior Academic Achievement (Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher/Class standing in upper third/membership in honor society) in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as in an appropriate field of science, engineering, construction, or industrial technology.

OR

Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as in an appropriate field of science, engineering, construction, or industrial technology.

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-08:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1) Installing, adjusting, inspecting, and/or servicing instruments for the collection of surface water data such as crest-stage indicators and/or well-recorders; 2) Checking gage settings to ensure accuracy; 3) Collect hydrologic data from the field for study and report presentation. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

OR

Education: One and a half years of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as in an appropriate field of science, engineering, construction, or industrial technology.

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 27. Add the two percentages.

 

GS-09:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1) Installing, adjusting, inspecting, and servicing river-stage indicators, well-recorders, and/or other hydrologic instruments; and 2) Measuring stream discharge utilizing various devices; and 3) Noting conditions that may have a bearing on stage-discharge relationships, such as observations of the fluctuations of water elevations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-08).

OR

Education: Two years of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as in an appropriate field of science, engineering, construction, or industrial technology.

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 36. Add the two percentages.


 

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, at the GS-10 and GS-11 level, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted:


 

GS-10:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Working with various manufacturers to determine the best data collection platforms available for use under various field conditions, 2) Measuring stream discharge utilizing various devices and noting conditions that may have a bearing on stage-discharge relationships; 3) Compiling observations of the fluctuations of ground water levels in designated wells; and 4) collecting water samples for chemical analysis. 5) Perform quality assurance of data by reviewing webpage, and gage functioning. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

 

GS-11:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1) Installing and maintaining a wide variety of instrumentation and equipment deployed at gaging stations to measure and/or record hydrologic information, 2) Making regularly scheduled field trips to service streamgaging stations, 3) Planning, leading or assisting in surveys for elevation control of gaging stations according to schedule. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-10).


 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

If using education as part or all of your qualifications. 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.

To be eligible for Program Analyst Internship position you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited school seeking a degree, and
  • Must be in and maintain good academic standing, and
  • To qualify for GS-04 grade: Students must have completed 2 full academic years of post-high school study by August 2019.

Additional Information:

  • Students must submit both a resume and a copy of current transcripts to be considered.
  • Title: Student Trainee (Administrative and Office Support), GS-0399-04.
  • This is a part-time term (13 month) internship position which may be extended but not to exceed 4 years.
  • Work schedule may flex extending to full-time during seasonal school breaks.
  • GS-04 salary range is $30,396 - $39,511 annually; hourly rates typically begin at $14.56 per hour (depending on qualifications).
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Student Interns are required to complete a participant agreement upon appointment.
  • Upon graduation, position MAY be converted to a GS-05 or GS-07 permanent position.
    • Students who convert to a permanent position must sign a mobility agreement and a participant agreement.
    • Permanent position has non-competitive promotion potential to GS-11.
  • Interested students use this link for information and to submit application documents: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Careers/
  • Send resumes and copy of transcripts to Julie.A.Brown@usace.army.mil through November 25, 2019.
  • 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

 

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

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.

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.

ELIGIBLE TO APPLY:

  • US Citizens
  • Recent Graduates*
  • Current Post-Secondary Students**

DUTIES:

Serve as a Civil Engineer responsible for participating with higher grade engineers in a variety of professional Civil Engineering duties for a wide range of conventional and unconventional projects. The Civil Works Program encompasses the full spectrum of projects associated with the development of regional and local Flood Control, Navigation, Water Supply, Environmental Restoration and Enhancement, and Recreation. Facilities include: multipurpose reservoirs and dams, levees, channels, bank protection, diversion structures, water supply systems, environmental mitigation, restoration and enhancement areas, recreation areas, and roads. At the full-performance level, the incumbent will apply a broad professional knowledge of civil engineering theory, principles and practices related to the study, layout and design of civil systems and equipment. Incumbent will review and analyzes initial project information; participate in pre-design and review conferences; plan and develop civil engineering drawings and specifications, and prepare applicable portions of studies and analyses which support project design documents; perform technical civil engineering review of products developed by A-E firms, other agencies, or other Corps Districts; and will provide civil engineering support to construction personnel to resolve design related problems which arise during construction.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT FOR CIVIL ENGINEER:

To qualify for a Civil Engineer position, you must meet the following education: (Additionally, applicants who meet this requirement are fully qualified for entry grade of GS-05):

  • 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.

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.

* Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying degree from an accredited educational institution.

** Current students who will graduate no later than May 2020 with a qualifying degree from an accredited educational institution.

For Grades above GS-05, Additional Experience and/or Education is required:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-07:

One year of specialized experience related to Civil Engineering. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in federal service (GS-05);

OR

Meet superior academic achievement based on any of the following: 1) an applicable degree attained with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, 2) top one third class standing, 3) membership to an honor society;

OR

Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described in above bullets may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-07 level.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-09:

One year of specialized experience related to Civil Engineering. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in federal service (GS-07);

OR

Completion of 2 academic years of directly related graduate level education;

OR

Completion of a related master’s degree or equivalent graduate-degree.

OR

Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described in above bullets may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-09 level.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-11:

One year of specialized experience related to Civil Engineering. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in federal service (GS-09);

OR

Completion of 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

A combination of education and specialized experience described in above bullets may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-11 level.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Fort Peck, MT GS-07 Salary starts at $47,264
  • Fort Peck, MT GS-09 Salary starts at $57,809
  • Fort Peck, MT GS-11 Salary starts at $62,236 per year ranging to $80,912 depending on experience level.
  • Position has a non-competitive promotion potential to GS-11
  • TDY up to 10%
  • Must supply resume AND copy of transcript(s) to be considered
  • Applicants must send resumes and transcripts to Janice.a.szymborski@usace.army.mil  
  • Applications will be reviewed as received and a decision made no later than 31-DEC-2019
  • Post-Secondary Students who will graduate in May 2020 may apply – Start date will be set upon both completion of pre-employment requirements AND conferral of qualifying degree

For more information regarding this specific position, please contact: Jason.R.Molstad@usace.army.mil ; (406) 526-3411 x4267

This is an announcement for a permanent (Direct Hire) GS-1301-12 Physical Scientist position with the Engineering Division, Geotechnical Engineering and Sciences Branch, in Omaha, NE.

JOB INFORMATION:

As a Physical Scientist for the Omaha District, the incumbent provides technical support and quality assurance of scientific activities utilizing comprehensive environmental remediation principles & practices and incremental sampling methodology for a wide range of projects and programs.  The incumbent will advise internal and external stakeholders to include members of the public, Project Delivery Team (PDT), supervisors, project managers, technical staff, and representatives from other local, state and federal agencies regarding systematic project planning during project planning, acquisitions, execution, data submissions, and reporting.  The incumbent will also testify to informal/formal reviews concerning the technical validity and scientific significance of results and formulate, establish, and communicate new internal policies, procedures and criteria for Omaha District MILCON, POL, MMR, and HTRW Programs and other projects supporting FUDS, BRAC, AFMMR and Civil Works Programs as assigned.

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 PHYSICAL SCIENTIST:

A. Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. (A copy of transcript is required)

OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to one of the majors, as shown in A above, that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (A copy of transcript is required)

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

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT:  Must have one year of specialized engineering experience, equivalent to the GS-11 in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) Experience evaluating scientific data; 2) Experience developing project scopes and cost estimates; AND 3) Experience supporting environmental surveys and studies.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

•    Incumbent is required to travel/perform temporary duty (TDY) up to 25% of the time.

•    Incumbent is required to obtain a pre-employment physical evaluation, and, comply with the requirements of the Hazardous, Toxic, Radiological Waste (HTRW) program and obtain a biennial physical.

•    Incumbent is required to obtain a Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Certification within six (6) months of starting date, and, maintain certification thereafter.

For more information regarding the position, contact Jennifer.L.Zorinsky@usace.army.mil , Military Munitions and Environmental Sciences Section; ph: 402.995.2775. 

For consideration, send resume, and transcript(s) to: Janice.A.Szymborski@usace.army.mil  no later than November 22, 2019.

 

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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Army Civilian Service employees receive a first-rate benefits package designed to provide a comfortable and secure work-life balance.
The Department of Defense's consolidated provider of common civilian personnel administrative programs and technical advisory services.
Homepage of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
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