U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mechanical Engineer in Rock Island, Illinois

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

About the Position:

This Mechanical Engineer GS-0830-11/12 position is located in Rock Island, Illinois. The Rock Island District Headquarters is in the Clock Tower Building on Arsenal Island in Rock Island, Illinois. Rock Island is part of a metropolitan area known as the Quad-Cities. The Quad-Cities rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and has a total population of 400,000. The Quad-Cities is comprised of the cities of Rock Island and Moline/East Moline in Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa.

For more information about the location please visit the following websites:

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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 Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD)
  • Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement
  • Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)
  • Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
  • Veterans with a service-connected disability of 30% or more
  • Eligible for military spouse preference under Executive Order 13473
  • Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position
  • Eligible for family member appointment under Executive Order 12721
  • Eligible for NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement
  • Eligible due to an Interchange Agreement
  • Eligible for Persons with Disabilities
Duties

As a full performance GS-12 Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Designing of mechanical features and equipment which are an integral part of the buildings structures such as: lock and dam facilities, flood control structures, pumping stations, offices,warehouses, maintenance and shop facilities, assembly areas,dining halls, dormitories,utility systems, etc.
  • Serves as the District Office representative in contacts with representatives of interests concerned with proposed projects, explaining purpose and effect and participating in determinations which will be agreeable to the interested parties of the Government.
  • Establishes priorities of work and prosecutes it to completion to meet established schedules.
  • Directs development of preliminary and final layout and design of assigned projects.

As a GS-11 Mechanical Engineer, you will perform the above duties in a training capacity working towards the full performance GS-12.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Business travel is required up to 10% of the time.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation costs may be paid if the selecting official determines the relocation is in the best interest of the government.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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 Mechanical 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.

OR

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.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Experience required:

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.

To qualify for GS-11, 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: Assisting in review of mechanical engineering design as well as construction documents to verify adherence to applicable codes and regulations; designing mechanical features and equipment that are integral to civil works and military projects; and working with teams in the execution of assigned projects. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service of GS-09.

To qualify for GS-12, 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: Reviewing mechanical engineering design as well as construction documents to verify adherence to applicable guidance, codes and regulations; Preparing design of mechanical features and equipment that are an integral part of civil works and military projects; and working with teams in the execution of assigned projects. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service of GS-11.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Civil Work Structures
  • Knowledge of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Ability to Direct Work Assignments

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 GS-09 or equivalent (for GS-11 position); or GS-11 or equivalent (for GS-12 position).

Education Substitution:

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.

For this job, you may qualify for GS-11 if your education meets the definitions below:

A. I have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. C. I have a combination of education and experience.

NOTE: Only graduate education in excess of the amount of required for the next lower grade level may be combined with experience.

There is no education substitution for GS-12.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency and such documentation must be submitted with your application in order to be considered for this position.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • 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.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Pre-employment physical examination may be required.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L;) Workforce Facilities Engineering, Level II position. The employee must meet DoDI 5000.66 requirements applicable to the duties of the position within 24 months of entrance on duty.
Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

BENEFITS

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • 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 Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • This position is in Career Program 18.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/471943000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $60,471.00 to $94,229.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0830-11/12

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Federal Employees, Current Federal Employees, Former Federal Emloyees, Status Candidates, ICTAP, Interagency Career Transitiion Assistance Program, VEOA, 30% Disabled, Schedule A, Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses, Former Overseas Employees

Control Number: 471943000

Job Announcement Number: SWGIRI171192341972367