About the Position: This position is part of the Army Career
Development Program and is a CIVILIAN position with the Department
of the Army.
This position is being filled under Direct Hire Authority for
Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce.
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- Assist in the design and construction of civil engineering
structures or systems using established criteria or
- Monitor civil engineering projects and resources.
- Identify civil engineering problems and recommend corrective
- Review technical civil engineering project design documents and
Occasional travel - Up to 20% business travel required.
0810 Civil Engineering
- Architectural Engineers
- Civil Engineers
- Construction Engineers
- Engineers, Architectural
- Engineers, Civil
Conditions of Employment
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness
determination, as determined by a completed background
- Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
- A Personnel Security Investigation is required.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a
Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
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.
Basic Requirement for 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. (Degree must be
completed by June 2021.)
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:
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
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.
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.
- 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
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify
for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which
includes assisting in the design and construction of civil
engineering structures or systems using established criteria or
specifications; or, monitoring civil engineering projects and
resources; or, identifying civil engineering problems and
recommending corrective action. This definition of specialized
experience is typical of work performed at the second lower
grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).
Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field
which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary
to do the work of the position, such as: Engineering.
Superior Academic Achievement: Successful completion (or
completion no later than June 2021), all the requirements for a
bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.). In
order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic
Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is
qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified
in Education above. Superior Academic Achievement is based on:
(1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of
the graduating class in the college, university, or major
subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of
Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR
(2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a
grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible
4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as
computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on
courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or
(b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on
the average of the required courses completed in the major field or
the required courses in the major field completed during the final
2 years of the curriculum.; OR
(3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered
eligible based on membership in one of the approved national
scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College
Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).
NOTE: Grade point averages will be rounded to one decimal point.
For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0, and 2.94 will round to
NOTE: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work
(credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your
S.A.A. claim must be based on class standing or membership in an
honor society and you must provide evidence of your class standing
or honor society membership with your application.
5-Year Engineering Program: Successful completion (or will
complete by June 2021) of a 5-year program of study (i.e., one
designed to be completed in no less than 5 years) of at least 160
semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering in an
ABET accredited college or university.
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
Education Requirement: A degree in Civil Engineeringis
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,