Position Series and Grade: GS-0810/0819/0830/0850-11
Salary: $70,989 - $92,290, see OPM 2021 Salary Table for GS-11 with Detroit, MI locality
Location: Detroit, Michigan
About the Position: Position is an Interdisciplinary Engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, Engineering & Construction Division, Construction Branch, Construction Administration Section located in Detroit, MI. You will serve as an Office Engineer responsible for performing a variety of technical support work pertinent to office engineering and related functions of the Area Office.
Acts as Contracting Officer Representative (COR) on Architect Engineer Contracts by specific delegation from the Contracting Officer.
Reviews directives, contract provisions, regulations, interagency agreements of various Federal, States and Local customers, and Support for Others agreements with responsibilities of providing contract administration and construction manager.
Reviews and evaluates contractor non-routine requests for payment and problems which may later develop into claims or conflicts or which may delay completion of construction or cause delay in payments to the contractor and makes recommendations.
Schedules, participates in the review of and oversees the technical content/quality of Biddability, Constructability, Operability, Environmental Sustainability Compliance (BCOES) reviews performed on construction plans and specifications.
Provides technical assistance to stakeholders (especially construction staff in District Area Offices) for resolution of issues concerning agreements, work increases, time extensions.
Maintains liaison between various agencies, higher authorities and field office staff, to assure compliance with bid documents and meeting completion dates.
Investigates off-site or contributing conditions where unusual difficulties are being encountered that may hinder progress, and consults with Area Office, and customer to resolve difficulties and expedite completion of construction.
Requirements: Passed Engineer Intern Exam, obtain Contracting Level 1 Certification within 24 months of entering position, obtain and maintain a valid state driver’s license and have ability to drive Government vehicle in accordance with Corp of Engineers standards, able to travel 25% or less of duty time, provide proof of U.S. Citizenship
In addition to meeting the basic education requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
One year of specialized experience which includes: Experience as an Engineer - planning and executing a heavy workload for a large organization; establishing responsibilities and setting expectations; working as a Project Engineer on major projects; coordinating the acquisition, design, cost engineering, construction, and contracting efforts for projects consisting of civil works, military, and interagency support projects. Experience participating in the development of technical products such as design documentation, evaluation criteria, quality assurance plans, and other acquisition documents. Experience reviewing design documents prior to solicitation to assess biddability, constructability, operability, environmental, and sustainability and A/E design plans and specifications. Familiarity with quality control and quality assurance procedures on large scale construction projects and an understanding of how to interpret findings to support quality implementation. Knowledge and experience on construction projects, especially as it relates to ongoing operations; this includes troubleshooting, problem solving, assessing design documents, identifying potential solutions, discussing with design and operational team members, and communicating to leadership and other team members. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-9.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Education: 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.
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. 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.
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.
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
This position is being announced through a Direct Hiring Authority for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineers and Scientists (Resources and Construction) position
Proof of passing of FE/EIT (Fundamentals of Engineer or Engineering in Training) exam is required for this position
Condition of Employment:
Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exceptions as required by law.
If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
About US Army Corps of Engineers - Detroit District
The Detroit District, established in 1841, covers 82,000 square miles of land. This area is inhabited by approximately 14 million people and has 4,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. The Detroit Districts major mission is to investigate, plan, design, construct, operate and maintain Congressionally authorized water resource projects that are related to navigation, flood control, beach erosion and other activities. For instance, the District operates and maintains the World Famous Soo Locks, and 94 harbors on Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair, as well as the State of Michigan portion of Lake Erie. The Detroit District also manages the Great Lakes Water Control Data System, making it the Corps' center for hydrometeorologic and water level data collection and dissemination for the Great Lakes system (water level forecast).
All hiring and applications are done through https://www.usajobs.gov/