Provides contract oversight for the South Bay International Wastewater Treatment Plant (SBIWTP).
Monitors the work performed by the O&M contractor and provides monthly updates to the agency Contracting Officer.
Prepares justifications, scopes of work, cost estimates and requisitions for changes.
Conducts market research and prepares solicitation packets.
Investigates trans-boundary sewage flows from Mexico into the United States in the San Diego/Tijuana area.
Coordinates SWBIWTP operations activities with Mexico, including daily wastewater influent flows, and grit and sludge disposal.
Performs joint investigations of encroachments on each side of the international boundary as necessary.
Represents agency interests at meetings with representatives from various federal, state, and local agencies .
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0810 Civil Engineering
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or Naturalized U.S. Citizen.
You must obtain and maintain a Non-Critical Sensitive security clearance.
You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
You must obtain within 90 days of appointment, a Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) Level I Certificate.
You must obtain and maintain the FAC-COR Level II Certificate within 18 months of attaining the FAC-COR Level I Certification.
You must possess and maintain a valid U.S. Motor Vehicle Driver License, without impeding restrictions, and issued by a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory.
You may be required to work overtime.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You must be able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds unassisted and sustain periods of substantial walking, bending stooping, standing, crouching, stretching, and reaching.
You must maintain direct deposit of your federal pay.
You may be required to enter Mexico to carry out official agency business.
You may be subject to random or special group drug testing.
Minimum Qualifications for Civil Engineer
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). Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
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;
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:
1. 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 engineering positions.
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, or Puerto Rico.
3. 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.
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 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 interdisciplinary positions.
GG-12 Specialized Experience: This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level in the federal service (GS/GG-11) or other equal federal pay systems. One year of specialized experience described as: applying knowledge and skill of the principles, methods, and techniques of civil engineering applicable to the full range of engineering duties involved with the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities, canyon collectors, flood control channel and structures, and field office facilities; applying knowledge of engineering fields such as mechanical, environmental, and electrical to resolve problems and/or develop proposals for the operations, maintenance, repair, and construction of field office facilities; advising and assisting with the procurement and replacement of equipment; evaluating recommendations and facts, and preparing specifications; monitoring the work of contractors and providing monthly updates; conducting market research and preparing solicitation packets; coordinating operations activities, including daily wastewater influent flows; overseeing an reviewing reports, work plans, capital plans, activities and work performed by contractors; preparing, reviewing, and evaluating scopes of work, proposals, and cost estimates for maintenance activities; skill in written and oral communication to interact effectively with personnel and state and federal representatives and officials.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For the GG-0810-12 grade level, you must meet the specialized experience qualification requirement using experience alone-no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
Your resume must have complete information: Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.
Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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:
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (member-4 copy preferred) or other proof of eligibility that shows the dates you were on active duty and your character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are claiming Disabled Veterans' preference you must also submit documentation of disability (i.e. VA Disability Verification Letter) and the SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference." For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be rated in well-qualified by scoring 85 or higher on the assessment for this vacancy. Additional information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
The hiring agency may use this announcement to fill similar positions that become vacant in the near future.
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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you are qualified for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities or competencies
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Trust determination process
Your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire; and additional supporting document(s) that may be required for a qualifications determination or to prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, as described below, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package, and you will not be considered any further.
All applicants are required to submit the following documents:
Resume: Please include your name, contact information, employment dates (to and from), hours worked per week, and a detailed description for each job entry.
Completed on-line occupational questionnaire.
College transcripts: This position has an individual occupational requirement. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible.
Registration/License: Active, current registration/license if applicable.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
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All US Citizens