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ELIGIBLE TO APPLY:

  • U.S. Citizens

JOB INFORMATION
Incumbent is responsible for the performance of office engineering and field general engineering duties associated with construction of Military and Civil Works projects with footings and foundations, site utilities, steel erection, HVAC/building mechanical and pavement. Ensure requirements are properly described in contract documents and constructed in accordance with contract plans, specifications, and safety requirements. Incumbent makes field visits to construction sites to perform plan-in-hand surveys, obtain data on field conditions, observe construction activities, and perform commissioning and post-completion inspections. Review drawings and specifications for adequacy of design.  Perform routine contract administration activities including modification processing and submittal review.

To be eligible for this position you must meet the following education and/or experience requirements:

Basic Requirement for General Engineer, 0801; Civil Engineer, GS-0810; Mechanical Engineer, 0830, Electrical Engineer, 0850:
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.


Basic Requirement for Architect, GS-0808:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in architecture or in a related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.

OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by at least one of the following: (1) Related Curriculum - Degree in architectural engineering provided the completed course work in architectural engineering provided knowledge, skills, and abilities substantially equivalent to those provided in the courses specified in statement A above, or (2) Experience: 1 year of experience in an architect's office or in architectural work for each year short of graduation from a program of study in architecture. In the absence of any college courses, 5 years of such experience is required. This experience must have demonstrated that you have acquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture.


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

GS-07 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: Assist in reviewing contractor records and test results for completeness and accuracy. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

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;

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: 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.

 

Additional Information:

  • Position Title: Interdisciplinary GS-08XX-07.
  • GS-07 Salary ranges from $50,050 to 61,597 annually.
  • Position is located in Rapid City, South Dakota with the Construction Division.
  • Incumbent may be required to travel/perform Temporary Duty (TDY) up to 25 % of the time.
  • Position will have non-competitive promotion potential to GS-11 level.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, are required to register for Selective Service prior to appointment.
  • 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.
  • A trial or probationary period may be required.
  • This is a permanent position
     
  • Interested candidates need to go to: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Careers/
  • Applicants must send resumes and copy of transcripts to William.B.Lein@usace.army.mil through 22 September 2022.

ELIGIBLE TO APPLY:

  • U.S. Citizens

JOB INFORMATION
Incumbent serves as a Mechanical Engineer performing both office and field engineering duties associated with construction of Military and Civil Works projects with footings and foundations, site utilities, steel erection, HVAC/building mechanical and pavement. Ensure mechanical requirements are properly described in contract documents and constructed in accordance with contract plans, specifications, and safety requirements. Incumbent makes field visits to construction sites to perform plan-in-hand surveys, obtain data on field conditions, observe construction activities, and perform commissioning and post-completion inspections. Review drawings and specifications for adequacy of design.  Serves as the mechanical technical representative for the area or resident office.

To be eligible for this position you must meet the following education and/or experience requirements:

Basic Requirement for Mechanical Engineer, 0830:
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:

GS-07 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: Assist in reviewing contractor records and test results for completeness and accuracy. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

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;

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: 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.

Additional Information:

  • Position Title: Mechanical Engineer, GS-0830-07.
  • GS-07 Salary ranges from $50,050 to 61,597 annually.
  • Position is located in Rapid City, South Dakota with the Construction Division.
  • Incumbent may be required to travel/perform Temporary Duty (TDY) up to 50% of the time.
  • Position will have non-competitive promotion potential to GS-11 level.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, are required to register for Selective Service prior to appointment.
  • 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.
  • A trial or probationary period may be required.
  • This is a permanent position
     
  • Interested candidates need to go to: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Careers/
  • Applicants must send resumes and copy of transcripts to William.B.Lein@usace.army.mil through 22 September 2022.

The USACE Omaha District Planning, Programs, Project Management Division is seeking a student for a Program Analyst and Project Scheduler part-time Internship.


To be eligible for a Program Analyst / Project Scheduler 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 quality or GS-03 grade: Students must have completed 1 full academic year of post-high school study by September 2022.
• To quality for GS-04 grade: Students must have completed 2 full academic years of post-high school study by September 2022.


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-0399-03/04.
• 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.
• Salary range based on full-time rates from $28,939 to $42,230 annually; hourly rates begin at $13.87 or $20.23 per hour depending qualifications.
• Location: Omaha, Nebraska.
• GS-03 students may be non-competitively promoted to GS-04 if all requirements are met.
• Upon graduation, position MAY be converted to a GS-05 or GS-07 permanent position.
o Permanent position has non-competitive promotion potential to GS-11.


• For more information on careers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District visit: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Careers/
• Send resumes and copy of transcripts to: OMACorpsCareers@usace.army.mil through October 11, 2022.

The USACE Omaha District Planning, Programs, Project Management Division is seeking students for a Program Analysts internship.


To be eligible for a 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 quality or GS-03 grade: Students must have completed 1 full academic year of post-high school study by September 2022.
• To quality for GS-04 grade: Students must have completed 2 full academic years of post-high school study by September 2022.


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-0399-03/04.
• 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.
• Salary range based on full-time rates from $28,939 to $42,230 annually; hourly rates begin at $13.87 or $20.23 per hour depending qualifications.
• Location: Omaha, Nebraska.
• GS-03 students may be non-competitively promoted to GS-04 if all requirements are met.
• Upon graduation, position MAY be converted to a GS-05 or GS-07 permanent position.
     o Permanent position has non-competitive promotion potential to GS-11.
• For more information on careers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District visit: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Careers/

• Send resumes and copy of transcripts to: Teresa.A.Reinig@usace.army.mil by October 11, 2022.

The USACE Omaha District Planning, Programs, Project Management Division is seeking a student for a Project Scheduler internship.


To be eligible for a Project Scheduler 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 quality or GS-03 grade: Students must have completed 1 full academic year of post-high school study by September 2022.
• To quality for GS-04 grade: Students must have completed 2 full academic years of post-high school study by September 2022.


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-0399-03/04.
• 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.
• Salary range based on full-time rates from $28,939 to $42,230 annually; hourly rates begin at $13.87 or $20.23 per hour depending qualifications.
• Location: Omaha, Nebraska.
• GS-03 students may be non-competitively promoted to GS-04 if all requirements are met.
• Upon graduation, position MAY be converted to a GS-05 or GS-07 permanent position.
     o Permanent position has non-competitive promotion potential to GS-11.

• For more information on careers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District visit: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Careers/

• Send resumes and copy of transcripts to: Teresa.A.Reinig@usace.army.mil by October 11, 2022.

Upcoming Career Fairs

Please Note: Dates and Locations are Subject to Change

Location Type of Fair Date Time
Texas A&M  Engineering 9/7/2022 9am - 4pm
South Dakota School of Mines Engineering 9/13/2022 11am - 4 pm
Iowa State University Engineering 9/14/2022 12pm - 5pm
University of North Dakota Tech and Engineering 9/20/2022 11am - 4pm
Oklahoma State University Engineering 9/20/2022 9am - 4pm
Colorado State University  All Majors 9/21/2022 10:30am - 3:30pm
University of Nebraska @Lincoln

Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Science & Research, Biotechnology, Math & Data Analytics

9/21/2022 12pm - 4pm
University of Iowa All Majors 9/22/2022 11am - 4pm
Colorado State University  Construction Fair 9/27/2022 10am - 3pm
University of Wyoming Engineering & Tech 9/27/2022 10am - 2pm
Creighton Science and Business 9/27/2022 11:30am - 4pm
University of Nebraska Lincoln - Durham event Architect  10/4/2022 11am - 4pm
Women of Color All Majors 10/8/2022 10am - 4pm
Colorado State University  Engineering 10/13/2022 10:30am - 3:30pm
South Dakota State University Engineering 10/18/2022 12pm - 4pm

Pay Scales

For those applying for Engineering and/or Architect Positions, please see the below "Special Rate Table" link.

Special Rate Table


 

SALARY TABLE 2022-RUS

INCORPORATING THE 2.2% GENERAL SCHEDULE INCREASE AND A LOCALITY PAYMENT OF 16.20%

FOR THE LOCALITY PAY AREA OF REST OF U.S.

TOTAL INCREASE: 2.42%

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2022

 Grade   Step 1   Step 2   Step 3   Step 4   Step 5   Step 6   Step 7   Step 8   Step 9   Step 10 
1  $          23,440  $          24,227  $          25,005  $         25,781  $         26,560  $         27,015  $         27,787  $         28,563  $         28,594  $         29,322
2  $          26,356  $          26,984  $          27,857  $         28,594  $         28,918  $         29,768  $         30,619  $         31,469  $         32,320  $         33,170
3  $          28,758  $          29,717  $          30,676  $         31,634  $         32,593  $         33,552  $         34,510  $         35,469  $         36,428  $         37,386
4  $          32,283  $          33,359  $          34,435  $         35,511  $         36,587  $         37,663  $         38,739  $         39,815  $         40,891  $         41,967
5  $          36,118  $          37,322  $          38,526  $         39,730  $         40,934  $         42,138  $         43,341  $         44,545  $         45,749  $         46,953
6  $          40,262  $          41,604  $          42,946  $         44,288  $         45,631  $         46,973  $         48,315  $         49,657  $         50,999  $         52,341
7  $          44,740  $          46,231  $          47,722  $         49,213  $         50,704  $         52,195  $         53,686  $         55,176  $         56,667  $         58,158
8  $          49,549  $          51,200  $          52,851  $         54,502  $         56,154  $         57,805  $         59,456  $         61,107  $         62,758  $         64,410
9  $          54,727  $          56,551  $          58,375  $         60,200  $         62,024  $         63,848  $         65,673  $         67,497  $         69,321  $         71,146
10  $          60,266  $          62,275  $          64,284  $         66,293  $         68,302  $         70,311  $         72,321  $         74,330  $         76,339  $         78,348
11  $          66,214  $          68,421  $          70,628  $         72,834  $         75,041  $         77,247  $         79,454  $         81,661  $         83,867  $         86,074
12  $          79,363  $          82,009  $          84,655  $         87,301  $         89,947  $         92,593  $         95,239  $         97,885  $       100,530  $       103,176
13  $          94,373  $          97,519  $        100,664  $       103,810  $       106,955  $       110,101  $       113,246  $       116,392  $       119,537  $       122,683
14  $        111,521  $        115,238  $        118,955  $       122,672  $       126,390  $       130,107  $       133,824  $       137,541  $       141,259  $       144,976
15  $        131,178  $        135,551  $        139,923  $       144,296  $       148,669  $       153,041  $       157,414  $       161,786  $       166,159  $       170,532

Sample Civilian Jobs & Federal Job Series

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As the nation’s largest Federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ more than 420 lake and river projects in 43 states provide more than 7,700 miles of land and water trail systems.   Park rangers protect the nation’s natural recreation facilities and its visitors.  Park Rangers provide support for the preservation of these natural resources by managing recreational grounds and educating visitors through environmental outreach programs.   Park Ranger employees ensure the safety and enjoyment of USACE recreation facilities for visitors of all ages and help local students and citizens learn about the natural and man-made resources they manage.

Biologists conduct surveys, studies, and assessments of various natural habitats and water resources.  They ensure programs and environmental activities are in compliance with laws and regulatory programs, such as the Clean Water Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, etc.  USACE Biologists throughout the United States conduct activities to preserve wildlife and aquatic habitats, monitor nuisance vegetation and invasive species, and act as environmental consultants.

The U.S. Corps of Engineers is the nation’s largest provider of outdoor and water-based recreation and with more than 456 parks in 43 states.  Natural Resources Specialists develop and oversee activities designed to manage, conserve, protect and restore the nation’s land, water and wildlife resources.   Natural Resources Specialists manage environmental programs and projects consistent with ecosystem management principles.   Programs include management of fisheries, wildlife habitats, forestry, shoreline plans, reservoirs, and ensuring compliance and stewardship with environmental laws and regulations. 

This series covers positions that involve primarily advisory, research, analytical, or other professional work in the science of ecology. Ecology utilizes a systems approach to study the interrelationships of organisms with each other, with their physical and chemical environment, and with society. Such relationships are considered primarily at the levels of individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Ecologists analyze biological components and processes in the context of ecosystems including environmental factors, physical-chemical relationships, and social relationships. They use quantitative and systems analysis techniques to predict effects of planned or natural changes in ecosystems and to develop understanding of and solutions to ecological problems.

This series covers positions that require professional knowledge and competence in the science of fishery biology to perform work: (1) developing, conserving, managing, and administering fishery resources; and (2) evaluating the impact of construction projects and other socioeconomic activities that present potential or actual adverse effects on fishery resources and their habitat. The work also requires an ability to determine, establish, and apply biological facts, principles, methods, techniques, and procedures that are necessary for the production and/or management of aquatic resources in their natural habitat and/or within facilities and systems that have been constructed for their benefit and public use.

This series covers positions that require professional knowledge and competence in the science of wildlife biology to perform work involving: (1) the conservation, propagation, management, protection, and administration of wildlife species; or (2) the determination, establishment, and application of biological facts, principles, methods, techniques, and procedures necessary for the conservation and management of wildlife resources and habitats. The work requires professional knowledge of the distribution, habits, life histories, and classification of birds, mammals, and other forms of wildlife.

Engineering technicians provide technical assistance and support for USACE civil, military, and environmental projects.   Engineering technicians review project plans and specifications, forecast resource requirements, provide technical advice to inspectors, and gather pertinent technical data towards the completion of projects.

As the oldest and largest construction agency, The U.S. Corps of Engineers has designed and developed key historical structures throughout the United States.  Major developments by USACE include the Washington Monument, The Lincoln and Jefferson Memorial, headquarters of The American Red Cross, the Pentagon, and many other building projects.  Architects oversee the design, development and review of drawings, manuals, and specifications for various worldwide facilities.  Architectural projects include housing facilities, dining facilities, child development centers, hospitals, safety and protection criteria, and historical preservation. 

Construction control technicians inspect and monitor construction operations for compliance of contracts, scheduling, and quality assurance.  These positions primarily review plans, materials and workmanship to ensure operations are executed in accordance with project specifications.  Construction control technicians work in an inspector and representative capacity.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the world’s premier public engineering, design, and construction management agencies.  Civil engineers plan, design, construct, and maintain the nation’s water resources, Army installations, and numerous other Federal and local projects.  USACE civil engineering projects include the design and development of major highways, airfields, hospitals, laboratories, dams, levees, powerhouses, embankments, and various military installation facilities. 

Survey technicians perform surveys on the layout and inspection of operations for civil building projects, natural disasters, and hydrographic and land based projects.  Survey technicians collect field data to prepare navigational charts and sketch maps.  Survey data collected is instrumental in the design and construction of major highways, waterways, facilities, and economical structures.

As the nation’s environmental engineers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages one of the largest federal environmental missions: restoring degraded ecosystems, constructing sustainable facilities, regulating waterways, managing natural resources, and cleaning up contaminated sites from past military activities.  Environmental engineers conduct assessments of existing facilities and infrastructure, environment habitats, resources and natural water systems to develop ways of mitigating degradation to the environment.

Mechanical engineers design and construct mechanical systems utilized for major industrial, environmental, and architectural structures.  They restore the environment, repair and construct new machinery, pumping, piping, hydraulic systems, gas lines, heating, ventilation, and water treatment facilities.  USACE mechanical engineers also find new energy solutions for the future.

Electrical engineers design complex power systems utilized in major structures such as dams, signal circuits, electrical power installations, and power grids and systems.  They also design electrical systems for office building, dining facilities, maintenance shops, and hospitals. Electrical engineers seek out innovative electrical solutions for generations in the Army and the Nation.

Contract specialists play an integral role in the formulation, acquisition, and execution of high value contracts for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects.  Contract specialists serve as decision makers responsible for the proposal, negotiation, and awarding of contracts with government partners.

Realty specialists acquire, manage, and dispose of property relating to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other Federal entities.  Realty specialists oversee and perform global property negotiations with landowners to acquire and upgrade facilities; advise on cost and asset information for projects; and ensure transactions are executed in accordance with real estate policies and procedures.  USACE realty programs include the Joint Facilities Recruiting Program, the Homeowners Assistance Program, BRAC acquisitions and disposal, and the Defense National Relocation Program.

This series covers positions that manage, supervise, lead, administer, develop, deliver, and support information technology (IT) systems and services throughout USACE. The Information Technology Management Mission is comprised of a wide range of duties to include threat reduction, vulnerability reduction, deterrence, international engagement, incident response, resiliency, and recovery activities, including computer network operations, information assurance, diplomacy, military, and intelligence missions as they relate to securing the global information and communication infrastructure. 

The U.S. Corps of Engineers owns and operates more than 600 dams located throughout the United States.  Lock and Dam operators are responsible for the operation of navigation lock and dam equipment and machinery to allow river traffic to pass through the locks.  The work of lock and dam operators is essential in allowing water to pass between different levels of elevation between bodies of water, and in order to maintain pool levels.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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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.

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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