This position is with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Transit programs are characterized by the highest degree of complexity and sensitivity due to the number of persons served, the type and number of on-going projects, the involvement of large sums of money/complex financial arrangements, the coordination of different transit needs, the involvement of multiple governmental jurisdiction and the level of particularly complex; and novel and politically sensitive issues.
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As a General Engineer at the full performance level, you will:
* Develop grants. * Monitor grants after award. * Review and evaluate project cost, schedule, scope, and quality documents as part of the grant development phase; provide assistance with project development monitoring to ensure that projects are properly designed constructed and managed as approved in the grant. * Review and evaluate project progress reports, financial status reports and compares them with the latest approved project scope, schedule and budget. * Aid in project development activity related to assigned grantees including review, analysis, evaluation and response to technical submissions. Organizes regular technical overview sessions with grant recipients and its engineering consultant(s). * Support the coordination of project oversight activities, including risk assessments, with grant recipients and the Project Management Oversight Contractors (PMOCs); as well as support PMOC contract administration activities. * Apply FTA risk assessment processes to prioritize oversight activities and report on the status of risk mitigation efforts. * Provide expert technical assistance and ensures the application of other FTA expert resources to assist grantees in developing creative solutions to complex project coordination and engineering issues.
The position is perfect for an engineer who is looking for an excellent opportunity to join the Federal Transit Administration, work with transportation officials and meet the challenges of advancing transit systems. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to provide specialized engineering and technical assistance to grant recipients, program managers, and senior staff to resolve problems and ensure successful delivery of Federal funded projects.
Occasional travel - Some travel is required.
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0801 General Engineering
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* You must meet specialized experience to qualify. * Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date. * Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date * Announcement also advertised Status & VEOA Applicants: FTA.RO-2019-0002.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
* SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service. * DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or specialized experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.
To qualify for the GS-09 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-07, it must include:
* Experience communicating orally and in writing. * Experience implementing basic engineering and construction concepts, principles, and practices related to transportation projects.
To qualify for the GS-09 on Education alone, you must have:
* At least 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or have been awarded a master's or equivalent graduate degree. * You can also qualify based on a combination of graduate education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.
To qualify on for the GS-11 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-09, it must include:
* Experience applying engineering design and construction principles and procedures related to public works construction projects including costs of alternate construction techniques. * Experience communicating technical ideas in writing, preparing technical reports and presenting the contents to management.
To qualify for the GS-11 on Education alone, you must have:
* 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. * You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.
To qualify on for the GS-12, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11, it must include:
* Experience applying engineering design and construction principles and procedures related to public works construction projects including costs of alternate construction techniques. * Experience communicating technical ideas in writing, preparing technical reports and presenting the contents to management. * Experience addressing a range of problems on multi-million-dollar public works construction projects. * Experience extending or modifying traditional engineering options.
There is no education substitute at the GS-12 level; you must have experience.
To qualify on for the GS-13, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:
* Experience using risk based project management tools on transportation projects. * Experience with oversight of engineering design and construction project management, to include: bridgework, tunneling, elevated construction or other transportation related construction methods. * Experience with advanced construction procurement methods such as design-build, construction manager at risk or General Manager/Construction Manager (CG/CM) contracts.
There is no education substitute at the GS-13 level; you must have 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.
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Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.
Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position:
A. Successful completion of a degree in engineering that: (1) has at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); or (2) that included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced that first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials; (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials; 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 or training: college level education, training and/or technical experience that has 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).
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, and Puerto Rico.
3. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences which included the courses as specified in Paragraph A above.
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 bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. There should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering type experience. This must be clearly described in your resume.
For more specifics, please see the OPM qualifications standard for GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications at