Serves as an Environmental Engineer within the Office of
Environmental Health, Division of Sanitation Facilities
Construction, Responsible for the planning, design and
implementation of the sanitation facilities construction program.
Works under the supervision of the District Engineer.
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This position is being announced concurrently under Delegated
Examining (DE) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement
number IHS-21-NJ-11046957-DE; for eligibility requirements. NOTE:
Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to
- Project development and/or design of new construction and
additions or improvements to existing water, sewer and solid waste
facilities and systems; may pertain to both routing projects and
portions of large complex projects.
- Performs engineering surveys and prepares feasibility studies
(project summaries) which recommend sanitation facilities for
- Calculates pressures or pressure losses considering such
factors as areas to be serviced or protected, controls to be used,
usage frequency, and volume; determines nature of waste or water
and specific requirements with respect to location, size,
quantities, sizing of pumps, spacing of valves, hydrants,
reservoirs and routing of distribution of collection systems.
- Prepares water, sewer, and solid waste concept, preliminary and
final design analysis, drawings, quantity estimates, cost
estimates, and project specifications.
- Reviews Architecture/Engineering designs and specification for
conformance with contractual requirements, economy and feasibility
of design, accuracy of design and adequacy of type, size and
capacity of components.
- Maintains project records such as periodic progress and status
reports, cost information, design files and information for final
- Performs field investigations of proposed project home
locations to gather information for planning sanitation facility
- Will be required to operate a Government Vehicle to conduct
0819 Environmental Engineering
- Engineers, Environmental
- Engineers, Soil
- Environmental Engineers
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.
BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the
program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of
engineering with at least one program accredited by 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
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:
- 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
- Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 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.
- 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 the
basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully
acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering
program as described in paragraph A.
- 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 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. (The above examples of
related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the
Minimum Qualifications stated below.
GS-05: Applicants who meet the basic requirements are qualified
for the GS-05 grade level.
GS-07: At least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to
the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the
private or public sector. Examples of specialized experience
include: Collects and analyzes data on local water distribution
systems, water storage facilities, sewage or waste treatment
systems for design of new construction or improvements to existing
facilities. Prepares water, sewer and solid waste concept,
preliminary and final design analysis, drawings, quantity
estimates, cost estimates and project specifications. Applies
engineering practices, methods, and techniques in preparation of
layout and detailed drawings for water, sewer and solid waste
facilities and systems.
OR Superior Academic Achievement at the baccalaureate level in
an engineering program.
OR 1 full year of graduate level education in Engineering.
OR A combination of graduate level education and specialized
GS-09: At least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to
the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the
private or public sector. Examples of specialized experience
include: Performs engineering surveys and prepares feasibility
studies (project summaries) which recommend sanitation facilities
for homes. Collects and analyzes data on local water distribution
systems, water storage facilities, sewage or waste treatment
systems for design of new construction. Calculates pressures or
pressure losses considering such factors as areas to be serviced or
protected, controls to be used, usage frequency, and volume;
determines nature of waste or water and specific requirements with
respect to location, size, quantities, sizing of pumps, spacing of
valves, hydrants, reservoirs and routing of distribution or
collection systems. Prepares technical specifications of
construction materials, estimates type, capacity, and cost of
construction, equipment, and materials. Investigates malfunctioning
water and sewer system components and makes preliminary
OR A master's or equivalent degree in Engineering.
OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education
leading to a master's degree which provides you with the knowledge,
skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this
OR A combination of graduate level education and 1 year of
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.
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using
education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts
(unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that
you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by
accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at
the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation
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,