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General Engineer (Inspector) - DIRECT HIRE

Company: Department Of Transportation
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates04/02/2021 to 10/04/2021 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 11 - 13 Salary $65,307 to $138,413 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-time - Full Time DutiesSummaryThe primary purpose of this position is the performance of Federal pipeline safety compliance inspections; evaluate intrastate and interstate pipeline operators subject to Federal authority; investigate pipeline failures; and represent the Office of Pipeline Safety in all matter related to pipeline safety before Federal, state and industry authorities.ResponsibilitiesAs a General Engineer (Inspector), you will:Conduct safety program reviews and provide engineering analyses and evaluations of potential pipeline safety regulatory terpret and apply Federal regulations and monitor the design, construction, operation and maintenance of gas and liquid pipeline systems.Evaluate projects to determine compliance with existing Federal safety regulations.Recognize discrepancies or inconsistencies between information reported or made available to the office of Pipeline safety and the true nature of the activity under review.Participate in technical conferences, symposia and meetings as a technical expert and authority on safety issues related to the pipeline industry.The ideal candidate for this position is a General Engineer who is seeking challenging assignments performing Federal pipeline safety compliance inspections; evaluating intrastate and interstate pipeline operators subject to Federal authority; investigating pipeline failures; and representing the Office of Pipeline Safety in all matters related to pipeline safety before Federal, state and industry authorities.*PLEASE NOTE:This announcement establishes an open continuous (6 month) vacancy announcement for General Engineer (Inspector) GS-0801-11/12/13 Given our continuing need for top professionals in this field, we will routinely review applications and refer the top candidates for potential interviews multiple times during the open period of the announcement. Reviews and referrals of applications will be completed on an as needed basis. The final review will be on the closing date. Following these dates, we will contact qualified applicants to schedule interviews. We will give equal consideration to all applications we receive. Duty locations will vary. The difference in salary is determined by the locality pay in each location. If selected, your starting salary may be different that what is listed above, as salaries are based upon your duty location. All locality pay tables are available on the OPM website: Required50% or less - Some travel is required for this position Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13RequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience to qualifySubmit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing dateRequired documents must be submitted by the closing date.Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this positionCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD:This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.PROBATIONARY PERIOD:Applicants may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).DRUG TEST:If selected for the position you will be required to submit to a pre-employment/pre-appointment drug test, you will also be subject to Random Drug Testing.PCS/RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT: Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Relocation, and Recruitment Incentive authorization varies by position/selection.QualificationsTo meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND (3) meet either the education or experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.MANDATORY EDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS:All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position: A. Successful completion of a degree in engineering that: (1) has at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); or (2) that included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced that first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials; (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials; and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics; OR B. Combination of education or training: college level education, training and/or technical experience that has 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). 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, and Puerto Rico. 3. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences which included the courses as specified in Paragraph A above. 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 bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. There should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering type experience. This must be clearly described in your resume. For more specifics, please see the OPM qualifications standard for GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications at qualify on for the GS-11 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-09, it must include:Experience creating or reviewing engineering design and/or construction proposals/specifications for compliance with procedural, regulatory, or related requirements.To qualify for the GS-11 on Education alone, you must have: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application. To qualify on for the GS-12 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11, it must include:Experience applying engineering concepts, principles, and practices applicable to duties concerned with the design and construction of gas or liquid pipeline systems of operators.You cannot qualify on education at this level, you must have experience.To qualify for the GS-13 on Experience, you must have one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, which includes:Experience conducting safety program reviews, engineering analyses, and evaluations of natural gas or hazardous liquid pipelines in accordance with safety regulationsExperience reviewing design specifications for pipeline systems.Experience providing technical determinations and resolutions of compliance issues arising from pipeline safety inspections.You cannot qualify on education at this level, you must have experience.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:Compliance Inspection: Ability to direct an enforcement program in order to determine probable violations, assess preliminary civil penalties, issue proposed compliance orders, issue corrective action order, act as a senior official at enforcement hearings, evaluate response material, recommend final enforcement actions and issue warning letters.Technical Competence:Skill in assuring that field actions comply with national policies, objectives, and regulations, as well as ensuring those regional programs are compatible with environmental, social, and economic goals and needs.General Engineering:Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of engineering and their practical applications.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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date. Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.EducationPlease seeQualificationssection for Mandatory EducationRequirements.Additional informationThis vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for this position, specifically the educational and specialized experience requirements. Applicants will not be rated or ranked. Veteran's Preference does NOT apply.All applications that are verified to meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the selecting official.DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE:PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated by a resume. If, upon review, it is determined that your resume and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be removed from consideration. Ultimately, the Automated Staffing Office is responsible for determining an applicant's eligibility. Please ensure that your resume provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions.To preview questions please click here.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and riskModerate Risk (MR)Trust determination processSuitability/FitnessThis job is open to The public U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. Clarification from the agency Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position. The 'Rule of Three', Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.SDL2017

Keywords: Department Of Transportation, Anchorage , General Engineer (Inspector) - DIRECT HIRE, Other , Anchorage, Alaska

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