Researcher / analyst
This position is an Environmental Engineer, Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction with locations at the Sault Ste. Marie District Office, Sault Ste. Marie, WI, Bemidji Area Office, Bemidji, MN, Ashland Field Office, Ashland, WI., and Rhinelander Field Office, Rhinderlander, WI.. This position reports to the District Engineer or designee.
- Performs all engineering tasks required for the design of individual and community sanitation facilities including water supply and distribution, sewage collection and treatment and solid waste collection and disposal methods.
- Performs site visits to obtain information such as condition of systems, location of sewer mains, local water pressures, plumbing layouts, etc., investigates malfunctioning water and sewer system components, and makes preliminary diagnosis.
- Estimates cost, manpower, and material necessary to correct malfunctioning systems and submits recommendations to supervisor or his designate.
- Performs duties concerned with the administration of contracts for sanitation facility construction, insuring that actual construction complies with designs and specifications and safety requirements.
Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. 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. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.
Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation.
This Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the OCA register and referred for consideration when vacancies occur. Your application will expire in 3 months. You must reapply at least every 3 months to keep your application active for this vacancy.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:
GS-07: One (1) year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement and/or One (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level; Examples include: Collects and analyzes data for design of new construction. Conducts on-site inspections of routine projects. Utilizes and creates survey data to allow for design and construction. Prepares technical specifications, cost estimates, capacity reports, and reviews equipment, and material submittals. Prepares routine designs utilizing computer and drafting software to manipulate field data and integrate with modeling software.
Investigates malfunctioning components and makes preliminary diagnosis.
GS-09: Two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or mater's equivalent graduate degree and/or One (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level; Examples include: Provides contract management oversight performing preliminary and final design analyses, quantity estimates, capacity reviews, and cost of construction, equipment, and materials. Investigates malfunctioning water and sewer system components, and makes preliminary diagnosis and estimates cost, manpower, and material necessary to correct malfunctioning systems. Collects and analyzes data for water, sewer or solid waste systems. Independently produces construction drawings and technical specifications.
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 position to be filled. 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
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the 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).
For positions requiring positive education requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation
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: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Researcher / analyst
523 Ashmun St
MI 49783 Sault Ste. Marie , United States