The major duties of the Structural Civil Engineer position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Perform Quality Assurance Reviews on all DSC projects with structural engineering aspects. Review structural engineering drawings, specifications, and calculations; geotechnical reports; structural condition assessments; historic structures reports and assessments; and structural engineering reports. Ensures compliance with established criteria, sound engineering principles, and professional practice.
Serves as the NPS and DOI Seismic Coordinator. Conducts condition assessments of existing structures, including historic structures. Complete structural analysis of components and structures, preparation of reports, and development of drawings and specifications for repair.
Conduct investigations of collapsed and distressed structures. Including structural analysis of components and structures, preparation of reports and development of drawings and specifications for repair. Maintains the DSC building code library and structural engineering library. Ensuring current standards and reference materials are current and available for use.
Develop and maintain seismic policy guidelines for NPS and DOI leadership. Develop and maintain NPS and DSC structural engineering design requirements which set the standards for quality of work prepared by in-house staff and structural engineering firms. Serve as principal advisor on technical issues with respect to structural engineering issues for DSC and NPS.
Provides expert consulting services and technical assistance to DSC, Regional Offices, Parks and other NPS Offices. Represents DOI And NPS on the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction and actively participates in the development of national seismic standards for Federally owned and lease buildings.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 5 nights per month.
You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-09/11/2020-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.
Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience.
To qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must possess all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:
EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Experience at this level must include all of the following:1) Advanced knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of structural engineering as they related to historic preservation projects. 2) Advanced knowledge of predesign and design process including the value-based decision making process. 3) Conducted Seismic reassessment of structures including historic structures. You must include hours per week worked.
There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.
Volunteer Experience: 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.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".
EDUCATION: This position has additional Individual Occupational Requirements as defined below:
A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by 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.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your 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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: GS-13
About National Park Service
The Denver Service Center (DSC).The DSC is the central planning, design, and construction project office for the National Park Service. DSC provides cradle to grave project management and delivery; from planning to construction. DSC works in every NPS region and in more than half of all parks in the National Park System. For more information, visit the DSC website at www.nps.gov/DSC.