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Supervisory Environmental Engineer

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Department Of Health And Human Services
Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP); Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP); Veteran''s Preference Candidates (including VEOA). Multiple Appointment Types Full Time
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and Urban operated facilities and programs.
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The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior''s definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:
This position is located in the Office of Environmental Health, Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction, with a duty station located at the Rhinelander District Office, Rhinelander WI . The incumbent is assigned engineering duties in the Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction. The incumbent is responsible to a District Engineer, Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction for performance of duties assigned.
The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation, which will include a fingerprint check. If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59) U.S. Citizenship is required
MAJOR DUTIES:
Responsible for the development of the plans and specifications for sanitation facilities construction which includes overseeing the work of other engineers, technicians, and support staff.
Designs environmental engineering plans and specifications for projects including systems for clean water and wastewater.
Prepares engineering drawings, reviews contractor's drawings for accuracy and adequacy. Evaluates contractor's request for design deviations, overall compatibility and cost implications and recommends disposition of them.
Evaluates design reports for problem trends and advises supervisor of any developing trend for possible corrective action.
Conducts field investigations related to the operation of existing sanitation facilities and proposed construction projects.
Designs the construction of individual wells and septic systems Provides technical direction to staff including scheduling work assignments, review and approval work, performance evaluation, leave approval, identifying and recommending training requests, etc.
Provides technical advice and consulting services to tribal officials on matters related to sanitary or public health engineering.
Reviews engineering-related documents prepared by others for the Tribes. Reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the District Engineer on engineering plans, specifications, designs, and studies completed by other engineers in the Area.
Establishes and maintains liaisons with state and local government agencies, tribal officials, EPA regional staff, contractors and other parties interested in the construction of sanitation facilities for the Tribes.
Perform presentations on design and construction of facilities for the area and Tribes.
Provide technical assistance to Tribes on maintenance of their systems.
Performs other duties as assigned.
To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.
Individual Occupational Requirement: Applicants must meet the requirement of the Individual Occupational Requirement for this position in addition to the additional specialized experience, advanced education, or combination of education and experience in order to meet the basic requirement of this position.
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 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.
_ A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Failure to provide a transcript during initial application will result in a disqualification of the claimed education. Transcript must include your name, the name of the school attended and provide legible course history to include grades/credits completed. _
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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. 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 Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional 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. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.
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. 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise, or unless he/she qualifies under the provisions of B.2 related to the EIT examination or BET degree.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
Specialized experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the Environmental Engineer. Specialized experience is defined as experience in performing engineering design work for the construction of new or the improvement or modification of existing waste and sewage collection systems and water supply, treatment, storage and distribution systems. Knowledge of professional environmental engineering concepts, principles, and practices applicable to the full range of engineering duties concerned with the design and layout of industrial or domestic waste treatment facilities, pumping stations, sewer systems, water supply, distribution and storage facilities, and solid waste disposal facilities. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
If you are using education to qualify for this position, you must include legible copies of transcripts at time of initial application. Transcripts must include your name, school attended, course information, and information regarding course completion.
_SUPERVISORY OR MANAGERIAL ABILITIES:_ Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision, as listed below:
A. Assign to and review work of subordinates, train and work effectively with subordinates from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels/areas of training.
B. Accomplish the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and time.
C. Plan own work and carry out assignments effectively.
D. Communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing, in working out solutions to problems or questions relating to the work.
E. Understand and further management goals as these affect day-to-day work operations.
F. Develop improvements in or design new work methods and procedures.
IN ADDITION to the abilities required above, candidates must also possess, or have the potential to develop, the ability to:
1) Deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view.
2) Adjust work operations to meet emergency or changing program or production requirements within available resources and with minimum sacrifice of quantity of quality work.
3) Establish program objectives or performance goals and to assess progress toward their achievement.
4) Coordinate and integrate the work activities of several organizational segments or several different projects.
5) Analyze organizational and operational problems and develop timely and economical solutions.
6) Represent the activity both within and outside the organization or agency and to gain support for the agency''s program goals.
Personal Attributes: Candidates for all supervisory/managerial positions must demonstrate all of the following personal qualities:
a. Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;
b. Capacity to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;
c. Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view;
d. Capacity to "see the job through;"
e. Understanding of the ability to work with American Indians and Alaska Natives.
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Thursday, May 29, 2014
You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume ( _your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position_ ) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following:
Technical Competence
Attention to Detail
Planning and Evaluation
Oral Communication
You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the Assessment questions. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration.
The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:
Veterans , i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled)
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP )
Interagency Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)
Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled
Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions. All documents above _MUST_ be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Thursday, May 29, 2014 , to be considered.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.
1. Click 'Apply Online'' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
2. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
3. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
4. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
5. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 1120511. Fax your documents to .
You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. If you cannot complete your application package online:
1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire
3. You are limited to selecting 10 locations.
4. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question. Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.
Submission of a resume'' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section.
The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Nathan Anderson , and/or Nathan. .) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here:
_Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference_ :
_Resume_: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder.__
_Indian Preference Applicants:_ - _If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432 (expiration date 11/30/2014), "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. _Current IHS employees with a BIA form on file in their Official Personnel Folder are required to submit a copy of that form with their application.__ Refer to BIA-4432 link:
_Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)_ or other Veterans preference (VRA and 30%or more disabled) - include a copy of your DD-214, if you''re claiming Vet preference. For more information please see link at:
_Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)_ - If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: .
_Current or former Federal employee_: Include your most recent SF50.
Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at:
Transcripts must be included at time of initial application; failure to provide transcripts at time of initial application will result in a rating of not qualified.
Your application package _MUST_ be complete by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) onThursday, May 29, 2014, the closing of this announcement.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant _MUST_ verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the "Status". Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.
If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.
Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer
You can review our benefits at This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: /
Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.
A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only)
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
Government housing is not available.
Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire
IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

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