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Survey Technician (Hydrographic)

Company: US Army Corps of Engineers
Location: Louisville
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Job Description:

Overview Open & closing dates 11/07/2018 to 11/16/2018 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 7 - 9 Salary $41,365 to $65,778 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time Location 1 vacancy in the following location: Louisville, KY Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy. Telework eligible Yes as determined by agency policy Duties Summary About the Position: Performs a variety of assignments related to ensuring navigability of District Waterways. Duties support navigation, planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and dredging of civil works projects. The program extends to locations throughout portions of multiple states. Situational telework MAY be authorized. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Makes annual and special reconnaissance and condition surveys of District Waterways on 23 ft and 30 ft survey boats to-ensure authorized channel depth and width are maintained and Government mooring facilities are assessed and maintained. Performs condition or reconnaissance surveys along the navigation channel or mapping surveys on water areas to determine river depths and potential navigation problems. Utilizes electronic hydrographic sounding, side scan and multi-beam equipment of the navigation unit on 23ft and 30ft survey boats. Determines the proper calibration, operation, maintenance, and repair of such systems to include all components, sub-systems, and various other methods while conducting hydrographic surveys. Manages and/or performs all operators? maintenance on boats, motors, vehicles, and on surveying and depth sounding equipment. Travel Required 50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position 50% of the time or less. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 9 Requirements Conditions of Employment Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. This position meets the criteria for random drug testing under the Department of the Army Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program as supplemented by USACE Pamphlet 600-1-3. Possession of or ability to acquire a valid state driver license. Must be able to maintain and/or obtain a boat operator?s license for boats/vessels in accordance with ER 385-1-91 or U.S. Coast Guard license within twelve months of hire date. Incumbent must be able to maintain and/or obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A within 12 months of hire date. Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens 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. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. For the GS-07. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes completing basic math and trigonometry computations; trouble shoots equipment problems and makes minor repairs or adjustments to equipment and motor vehicle operations.. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06). OR Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as land surveying, hydrology, oceanographic research, or similar related field. (Note: you must attach a copy of your transcript.) OR 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) by 18. Add the two percentages. For the GS-08. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes operation on a motorized boat or trailering a 16' or larger trailer or performed boundary, construction, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), or other land surveying methods. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). OR Education: One and a half years of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as engineering, engineering or industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics, and/or combinations of graduate level education that is directly related to the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.). OR 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 first year (total semester hours minus 18) by 9. Add the two percentages. For the GS-09. I have one year of specialized experience which includes performing condition or reconnaissance surveys along the navigation channel or mapping surveys on water areas to determine river depths and potential navigation problems. Performs hydrographic surveys, foundation surveys, and sunken vessel/object searches.. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-08). OR I have at least two (2) years of graduate level education or a master's degree in a related field such as engineering, construction, or industrial technology. (You must attach a copy of your transcripts) Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definition above (Must provide transcripts if qualifying based on education): You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Communications Hydrology Surveying Teamwork Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: ******************************************************************************************** Additional information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. Recruitment, Retention, and Relocation MAY be authorized. You may claim military spouse preference. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit ************************************************************************************ for more information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. Read more How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your rsum and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your rsum and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position. Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position. Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position. Read more Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Not Applicable Drug test required Yes

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