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Civil Engineer (Recent Graduate)

Civil Engineer (Recent Graduate)
Department: Department of the Interior 
Agency: Bureau of Reclamation 
OPEN PERIOD: October 18 through October 27, 2021 
$62,794 to $111,389 per year
GRADE: GS 7-11          SERIES: 0810 Civil Engineering
Number of Positions to be filled: 
Billings, MT
JOB SUMMARY:  Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as a Civil Engineer (Recent Graduate).  Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
  • Performs engineering aspects of contract administration including (1) reviewing construction schedules, (2) reviewing and performing technical engineering analysis of proposed contract modifications, disputes and resulting negotiations, and final decisions, (3) coordinating review and approval of required technical data, (4) performing labor compliance checks, (5) reviewing and approving contractor's request for progress payment, (6) providing documentation through correspondence, final construction reports, and as-built drawings as appropriate, and (7) monitoring contractor's safety plan as required.
  • Reviews draft contract plans and specifications from the standpoint of constructability, adequacy of payment provisions, contractor quality control provisions, inspection and quality assurance provisions, sufficiency of layout, and detail.
  • Participates in the preparation of design data packages on assigned projects.
  • Responsible for monitoring construction progress, inspection and quality control programs, and safety compliance, and coordinating field problems with designers, contracting officer, and others and assisting in resolution of problems.
  • Prepares correspondence and reports with regards to general construction matters in the Region.
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Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.
Recent Graduates Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.
Executive Order 14043 requires Federal Employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. Selected candidates will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding this information and how to request a legally required exception from this requirement.