Civil Engineer



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Performs a wide variety of Program Management and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) support duties; assists Area Operations Managers with field office operations; Serves as alternate Program Manager for the Safety of Dams (SOD) Program; Oversees the operation and maintenance of water conveyance and flood control structures as part of the core mission.


  • Plans, programs, budgets, and coordinates design efforts and project execution for the agency's wastewater treatment plants;
  • Coordinates the scheduling of assignments with the Field Office Area Operations Managers to ensure proper integration of systems;
  • Reviews reports, scopes of work, independent government cost estimates, project specifications, and project drawings for correctness and prioritization; and
  • Assists the Chief of O&M with technical analyses of field office data reports.

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or Naturalized U.S. Citizen.
  • You must obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • You must maintain direct deposit of your federal pay.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You must possess and maintain a valid U.S. Motor Vehicle Driver License, without impeding restrictions, and issued by a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory.
  • You may be required to work overtime.
  • You must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 15 pounds, such as paper and file folders; and you will be subject to occasional periods of bending, stooping , and reaching.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements listed under the Education section, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: applying professional knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of civil engineering to review reports, scopes of work, independent cost estimates, project specifications, and project drawings to assist with technical analyses; planning, programing, and budgeting design efforts and project execution for wastewater treatment plants; coordinating the development of specifications, installation, operation, and maintenance of a radio communication system; reviewing and updating operations and maintenance project manuals for dams, power plants, flood control structures, levee structures, and/or wastewater treatment plant facilities; assisting in the determination of basic specifications for engineering heavy equipment such as dozers, scrapers, tractors, and/or mowers; and possessing professional knowledge of hydraulic engineering principles, concepts, theories, techniques, and methods to conduct hydrologic studies as they relate to floods, flood control, and reservoir operations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GG/GS-11).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For the GG-0810-12 grade level, you must meet the specialized experience qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

A Quality Ranking Factor (QRF)is a specific qualification an applicant may possess that would enhance performance in a position.

This position has a Quality Ranking Factor defined as: Possess knowledge of conversational Spanish sufficient to communicate effectively with Mexican government officials.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website:

Your resume must have complete information: Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.

Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.


Basic Requirement for a Civil Engineer:

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: 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. Professional registration or licensure- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) 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 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: .

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4191 N Mesa St

TX 79902 El Paso , United States