Engineering Technician

Employer: Bureau of Reclamation

Job Description:
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as a Engineering Technician. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

DUTIES
Assists engineers with data collection
Maintains defined standards
Converts hand-drawn sketches and drawings to computer-aided designs (CAD)
Records field modifications
Coordinates efforts on multiple related projects
Uses and maintains specialized equipment (plotters, scanners, printers, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, the HR Office must be able to determine that you meet the education and/or specialized experience requirement - this information must be clearly supported in the resume.
To qualify at the GS-05, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-04 in the federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as experience applying standardized rules or procedures of engineering to assist higher-graded engineers or technicians in a variety of engineering specializations. **OR** Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction, or industrial technology; or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as engineering, engineering or industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics. **OR** A combination of specialized experience and education (in excess of the first 60 semester hours) that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for the position. Your education must have included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as such as engineering, engineering or industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics.
To qualify at the GS-06, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-05 level in federal service. Specialized experience at this level is define as experience reading and interpreting drawings, sketches, and charts in order to create as-built drawings; and revising drawings using computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software such as AutoCAD, and GIS.
To qualify at the GS-07 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 in Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as experience reading and interpreting drawings, sketches, and charts in order to create as-built drawings and revise drawings using CADD software such as AutoCAD, and GIS; collecting and verifying field data pertinent to the design, construction, and/or operations and maintenance of water storage and power generating facilities or similar facilities.

**OR**

Graduate education meets the specialized experience required only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for the GS-06 and GS-07.
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.
Time-In-Grade: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower-grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b). Applicants eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) are not required to meet time-in-grade restrictions in order to be considered.
You must meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective placement factors if applicable, by 02/03/2023.

EDUCATION
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of college transcript(s) (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support claimed education if substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. A typed list of courses, grades, semester/quarter hours, GPA, etc. will not be accepted. Non-submission may result in being rated not-qualified for the position.
You will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify educational qualifications, if selected. An official transcript must be sent directly from the University's Registrar's office and must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Academic transcripts certified by notary publics are NOT official. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to reporting to work as a condition of employment. Failure to submit official transcripts may be grounds for dismissal or rescission of the job offer.

Accreditation: Only education from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education is acceptable to meet education requirements or to substitute for experience, if applicable. For additional info, refer to the Office of Personnel Management and U.S. Department of Education.

•3 Positions
•Permanent, full-time
•Salary: $37,696 to $60,703 per year
•Duty Station: Boise, ID and Local remote
•Moving expenses not authorized

Contact Person: Megan Boatman
Phone: 208-270-5310
Email: mboatman@usbr.gov
Location: Boise, Idaho
Application Method:
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Posted on January 18, 2023

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