Interdisciplinary (Technical Lead)
Salary - $71,508 - $111,425 GS-11/12
About the Position: This position is with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, Engineering and Construction Division (E&C). The St. Paul District E&C designs water resource projects to benefit the people of Minnesota, western Wisconsin, northeastern North Dakota, portions of South Dakota and Iowa, and the nation. These projects support inland navigation, flood risk management, and environmental restoration. E&C also provides emergency response to disasters.
- As a Technical Lead, provide technical and administrative management to both in-house and Architect-Engineer (A-E) contractor designed projects typically related to construction, maintenance, alteration, and repair, and/or special project/study.
- Prepares general designs, technical analyses, layouts, and computations for features of flood damage reduction, recreation facilities, operation and maintenance, coastal protection, navigation, military, and environmental restoration projects.
- Performs field reconnaissance and site investigations to determine the need for or scope of additional survey requests, to define site specific problems, and to determine adequate alternative solutions.
- Prepares text of design features to incorporate into documents such as Design Documentation Reports, Analyses of Design, Operations/Maintenance Manuals, etc. Prepares drafts of technical correspondence pertaining to design features of projects.
- Lead multi-disciplinary design teams including architecture, hydraulics and hydrology, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and structural engineering.
- Provide administrative/ management functions such as scope and budget development, funds control, contract analysis, contract negotiation, contract administration, and project scheduling.
- Reviews contractor-submitted drawings for conformance with the contract plans and specifications. Makes site visits to determine if field conditions and construction are consistent with the intent of the design.
Basic Requirement for General Engineer 0801/Civil Engineer 0810/Mechanical Engineer 0830/Electrical Engineer 0850 series
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.
B. Combination of Education and Experience. Please see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf for more detail.
Basic Requirement for the Landscape Architect 0807 series
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in landscape architecture or landscape design.
B. Combination of Education and Experience: For each year short of graduation, the applicant must have had one year of experience under professional leadership and guidance of such character and diversity as to be a satisfactory substitute for the required education. This experience must have included original landscape design.
Basic Requirement for the Architect 0808 series
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.
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. Please see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/architecture-series-0808/ for more detail.
Basic Requirement for the Geologist 1350 series
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in geology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative planetology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical geography, marine geology, and cartography.
B. Combination of Education and Experience: Course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Please see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/geology-series-1350/ for more detail.
In addition to meeting one of the basic requirements above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
GS-11 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes (1) coordinating work activities for projects with multiple team members; and (2) applying quality requirements, engineering policies, review requirements, organization, budgeting, planning, and/or engineering management techniques in the accomplishment and execution of flood control and flood risk management projects. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
Education: 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.
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) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.
GS-12 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes (1) coordinating work activities for projects with multiple team members; and (2) applying quality requirements, engineering policies, review requirements, organization, budgeting, planning, and/or engineering management techniques in the accomplishment and execution of flood control and flood risk management projects. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
- Selective Placement Factor for GS-12 Grade LevelThe duties of the GS-12 position require the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid Professional License in the assigned series (i.e. Engineering, Architecture, etc.). This license/registration must be in good standing and issued by any one of the 50 states, or its territories: (Note: You are required to submit your up-to-date license (PE, RA, etc) from 1 of the 50 states and/or its territories with your applicant package.)