Position located in the Office of Environmental Health and
Engineering, Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction within
the Navajo Area Indian Health Service. The primary function of this
position is to assist the engineering staff to perform technical
duties related to the construction of water and waste facilities.
This position works under the supervision of the District Engineer
or Field Office Engineer.
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- Provides water supply and wastewater disposal facilities for
American Indian homes and communities.
- The technician assists the engineering staff in performing
non-professional technical duties related to the design and
construction of water and waste facilities.
- Prepares drawings, sketches, estimates and other documentation
using familiar methods, procedures and data inputs.
- Conducts tests on materials and equipment, recording instrument
readings and evaluating test data.
- Assembles, reproduces and distributes documentation and
maintains project files and records.
- Utilizes electronic surveying equipment. Assists with
inspections of construction projects.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
0802 Engineering Technical
Conditions of Employment
Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this
requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these
positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere
or guilty to certain crimes.
Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born
after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for
civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health
Service health care facilities.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy,
you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background
investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation
documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your
employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the
outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the
sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find
that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If
you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin
work. If you make a false statement in any part of your
application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin
work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject
to a credit check as a part of the background investigation
Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process,
may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation
procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment
will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days
after notification of return to full operations and successfully
obtaining a favorable background investigation.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient
experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific
position for which you are applying.
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; social). You will
receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer
and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and
responsibilities in each position held and the total number of
hours per week.
Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 or equivalent and
above): Examples of qualifying specialized experience include
technical work in: drafting, surveying construction estimating,
physical science, mathematics, aerospace, architecture, chemicals,
electrical or mechanical systems, mining, petroleum, or nuclear
systems. Experience in a trade or craft may be credited as
specialized experience when the work provided intensive knowledge
of engineering principles, techniques, methods, and precedents.
Examples are trade positions with substantial developmental, test,
or design responsibilities such as:
Planner and estimator who analyzed designs for production
Instrument maker or model maker who performed design or
development work on devices fabricated
GS-04: Six months of general experience and six months of
GS-05: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at
least the GS-04 grade level.
GS-06: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at
least the GS-05 grade level.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of
specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade
level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or
public sector performing the following type of work and/or
Examples of Specialized Experience:
GS-4: Basic experience in the areas of field site assessment and
data gathering, surveying, drafting, plan review, and utility
construction and inspection. Knowledge of computer systems and
programs, i.e., word processors, database systems and spreadsheet
software. Knowledge of and practical usage of GPS systems and
mapping software to determine location and to verify location in
relation to construction drawings. Exposure to engineering drafting
systems and their usage
GS-5: Experience in the installation of individual or onsite
wastewater septic systems and inspecting the drilling of water
wells, water and sewer line construction, pump stations and potable
water storage tank construction. Basic understanding of
standardized onsite wastewater system designing methods. Basic
understanding and demonstrated usage of computer aided drafting
software, i.e., AutoCAD, Civil3D or higher and personal computer
software, i.e., Microsoft Office, Mapping software. Requires
minimal operating experience with GPS survey equipment, electronic
total station equipment, electronic data collectors and surveying
software. Work with construction plans and specifications.
GS-6: Experience supervising construction crews and performing
construction inspections. Assisting the engineering staff to
perform technical duties related to the design and construction of
water and wastewater facilities. Substantial knowledge of and
demonstrated independent work experience in the area of drafting.
Competence with computer aided drafting software, i.e., AutoCAD,
Civil3D and personal computer software, i.e., Microsoft Office.
Work with construction plans and specifications.
Time In Grade
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to
the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates
must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade
level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted
Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of
the closing date of the announcement.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, you
MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of
college courses which includes equivalent information from the
transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree
earned) in your resume.