U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering Technician (Civil) in Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands
Summary About the Position: Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26JUL12 DODI 1400.25 V1230, DoD Civilian Personnel Management System: Employment in Foreign Areas and Employee Return Rights. Responsibilities Serve as a district technical expert regarding technical analysis of construction modifications and claims and analysis of construction project schedules using current technologies. Responsible for preparing Findings of Fact, estimation/cost analysis, schedule analysis using latest version of Primavera, evaluation. Responsible for leading negotiations of the multi-part, complex and costly modifications and claims for major Corps of Engineers construction projects Provide comprehensive analysis of construction claims, particularly those involving alleged delay and disruption with enormous potential cost impacts, using advanced analysis techniques including Critical Path Method for schedule impacts Perform site visits to Construction Division's projects and field offices during various stages of construction to observe, document, and ensure scheduling activities are performed in compliance with stated requirements and criteria. Serve as the lead in the evaluation of complex construction contract claims and complex contract modifications Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian Employees Family Member Preference (FMP) for Overseas Employment Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Military Spouse Preference (MSP) for Overseas Employment Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the 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. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as performing contract administration and construction quality assurance services; preparing cost estimates; negotiating modification work to contracts; assembling engineering and fiscal data in automated systems; and providing training and guidance on contract actions. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-12 You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Contract Administration Contract Management Operations Support Physical Strength and Agility Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12). Education Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone - no substitution of education for experience is permitted. 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. 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. Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19. Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area. If an employee brings a family member to an overseas location who requires medical or dental care, then the employee will be responsible for obtaining and paying for such care. Access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Pay retention may be offered to selected applicants for positions at overseas locations. Pay retention will not be offered as an incentive for employees moving between overseas positions. Selectees initially recruited from the United States may receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, home leave, etc. (Subject to approval) Selectees recruited outside the U.S. will have their eligibility for foreign area benefits determined at the time of hire. Overseas allowances may be authorized in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR) and DoDI 1400.25 volume 1250. For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information and direct questions concerning a specific country (Foreign Duty Location) to the appropriate Army Human Resources point of contact prior to the acceptance of employment and your entrance on duty. This is a(n) 18 Career Field (CF) position. The initial length of this overseas tour is 24 months. Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. 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 https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations. Recruitment, Relocation, Retention incentives may be authorized on case-by-case basis, subject to agency determination and approval.