Federal Aviation Administration Civil Engineer in Beaver, West Virginia

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This position serves as a Civil Engineer for the Office of Airports (ARP), BEK Field Office in the AEA Region, in support of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

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Responsibilities

At the G band: Coordinates with senior engineer or supervisor on all aspects of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants-in-aid program regarding the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) and/or Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) funding eligibility, justification, and conformance with the approved Airport Layout Plan (ALP). Reviews engineering design drawings, specifications, construction safety, and phasing plans for compliance with established requirements. Attends pre-design, preconstruction and construction meetings to obtain data for senior level engineer or supervisor to ensure conformance with FAA approved project documents. Reviews data from field inspections, status reports, and project closeout reports. Coordinates findings with senior engineer/supervisor. Coordinates within the organizational unit to share information and discuss status of projects. Reviews professional services contracts, including change orders and supplemental agreements to determine eligibility of work. Prepares and submits final review determinations to senior engineer or supervisor for their approval. Visits airports and current and proposed construction sites to observe construction progress and construction inspections.

At the H band: Reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations on all aspects of the AIP grants-in-aid program regarding the ACIP and/or PFC funding eligibility, justification, and conformance with the approved ALP. Reviews/comments on engineering design drawings, specifications, construction safety, and phasing plans for compliance with established requirements. Attends pre-design, preconstruction and construction meetings. Collaborates with senior engineer or supervisor to ensure development projects meet FAA regulations, standards, and guidance. Reviews data from field inspections, status reports, and project closeout reports. Coordinates findings with senior engineer/supervisor to ensure projects meet technical compliance and alignment with requirements. Visits airports and current and proposed construction sites to observe construction progress and perform construction inspections. Provides results to a senior engineer or supervisor to ensure acceptable levels of safety are provided. Serves as point of contact with internal FAA stakeholders to coordinate assigned AIP development projects. With support of senior engineer or supervisor, contacts local, state, and federal officials in the coordination, evaluation, and approval of federal grants for airports. Collaborates with public airport owners within the context of national airport system by applying technical and programming expertise resulting in the sound investment of federal funds. Reviews professional services contracts, including change orders and supplemental agreements to determine eligibility of work. Prepares and submits final review determinations to senior engineer or supervisor before approval. In collaboration with senior engineer, develops proposed recommendations for Modification of Standards (MOS) for design and construction documents.

At the I band: Review and comment on engineering design drawings, specifications, construction safety, and phasing plans for compliance w/established requirements. Conduct field inspections and review reports to ensure technical compliance and provide resolution to issues. Participate in pre-design, preconstruction and construction meetings to ensure conformance with approved project documents and FAA standards and regulations. Perform multiple, varying and complex assignments to ensure timeliness and technical compliance. Visit airports and construction sites to observe progress and perform inspections. Review, evaluate and make recommendations on all aspects of AIP grants-in-aid program. Review professional services contracts to determine eligibility of work. Serve as primary contact in the coordination, evaluation, and approval of federal grants for airports. Review and make recommendations.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

NA

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0810 Civil Engineering

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Conditions of Employment
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
  • All or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
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Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 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 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 professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: (1)Professional registration - Current registration as a professional engineer 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.(2)Written Test-- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A. Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination. (3)Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. (4) Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., 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.

Specialized Experience -you must demonstrate in your application:

FV-G: that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-F or FG/GS-10 in the Federal Service. This is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes, but is not limited to: experience in applying engineering design principles, experience evaluating engineering reports/studies, experience gathering and analyzing data from a variety of sources.

FV-H: that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-G or FG/GS-11 in the Federal Service. This is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes, but is not limited to: experience reviewing and commenting on project engineering design drawings and specifications, including construction safety phasing plans. Experience reviewing and commenting on contracts, change orders, and /or supplemental agreements. Experience gathering and analyzing data from a variety of sources and presenting findings via report or formal briefing.

FV-I: that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-H, FG/GS-12 in the Federal Service in addition to experience stated at the H-band,. This includes, but is not limited to: Experience reviewing and commenting on airport project engineering design drawings and specifications, including construction safety phasing plans. Experience in identifying and resolving complex airport engineering problems/issues. Experience in making recommendations on airport improvements. Experience conveying technical airport engineering information to a variety of audiences.

Education

This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. FOREIGN EDUCATION: A degree obtained in a foreign institution must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. Educational Institution in terms of equivalent to a degree acquired at an American college or university.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions. Position may be subject to a background investigation. A one-year probationary period may be required. The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA. In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resources Specialist as appropriate.

This position may be filled at the FV-G, FV-H, or FV-I level and has promotion potential to the FV-H and FV-I level. Identification of promotion in the vacancy announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date.

This is a bargaining unit position.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

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Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

No

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To qualify based on education, you must upload or fax a copy of your high school or college transcripts or certificates at time of application. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to employment.

Only supplemental documentation, e.g., transcripts or veteran's documentation, will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to 718-995-5688 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date. This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 810 series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 810 series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 810 series.

If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/. If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/.

Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are those veterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service. Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)

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  • Employer's name and address

  • Supervisor name and phone number

  • Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)

  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

  • Salary

Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

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Agency contact information
Shawn Farmer
Phone

(718) 553-4175

Fax

(718) 995-5688

Email

Shawn.Farmer@faa.gov

Address

Federal Aviation Administration AEA Regional HR Services Division 1 Aviation Plaza, Room 207 Jamaica, NY 11434 US

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Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513584900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/12/2018 to 11/02/2018

Service: Excepted

Pay scale & grade: FV G - I

Salary: $51,367 to $115,042 per year Salary ranges for each band, including locality rate of 15.37%: G-band: $51,367 - $79,625. H-band: $61,711 - $95,656. I-band: $74,228 - $115,042.

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time