Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Civil Engineer- Direct Hire Authority in New York, New York
Summary The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is ranked within the top 5 mid-size agencies through the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Rankings! This Civil Engineer position is in the Office of Energy Projects. For more information visit:OEP Responsibilities As a Civil Engineer, some of your typical work assignments may include: Conducting inspections of licensed hydroelectric projects having highly difficult, complex, and/or controversial features. Preparing engineering reports to establish and document the dam safety of the hydroelectric project. Evaluating the adequacy of design, constructability, and compliance with current engineering criteria and practices. Contacting applicants, licensees, electric utilities, Federal, state, and other agencies for the exchange of information and to advise and discuss licensed projects matters and related engineering design and operation matters. This position is located in the New York Regional Office, Office of Energy Projects, Division of Dam Safety and Inspections. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen or National. A one-year probationary period may be required. A background investigation is required. This is a bargaining unit position. Generally, male applicants must be registered with the Selective Service. This position has an education requirement, you must submit transcripts. Relocation expenses will not be paid. You may be required to divest certain energy-related securities. You must meet all eligibility and qualification (experience and/or education) requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Qualifications To view the eligibility and qualification requirements of a Civil Engineer,GS-0810,please visit:Civil Engineer For the GS 12 level: In addition to the education required for this position, you must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11level. Specialized experience is defined as:Experience in applying one or more of the following disciplines of civil engineering to the investigation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure facilities: structural, hydrologic, hydraulic, geotechnical, and engineering geology. For the GS 12 level: In addition to the education required for this position, you must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience in independently applying one or more of the following disciplines of civil engineering to the investigation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure facilities: structural, hydrologic, hydraulic, geotechnical, and engineering geology. 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 any volunteer experience. Education This position has an education requirement and therefore, transcripts are required. Failure to submit a copy of your transcripts at the time of application will result in your application being marked incomplete and you will not receive further consideration. Additional Information FERC remains ranked #1 in Work/Life Balance, for the 7th year in a row, among the Best Places to Work through the Partnership for Public Service! As a leader in Work/Life Balance, we are proud to offer telework flexibilities in accordance with agency policy. The duty location of this position is in New York, NY. Based on our current operating status, FERC employees are teleworking as opposed to coming on-site. When it is determined that our agency will be moving to the reopening phase of our Reconstitution Plan, the expectation will be to physically return to the office in New York, NY. Telework days and any waiting period for eligibility will be determined at that time. When promotion potential is shown, future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. If selected for this position, you will be required to: Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for Federal employment. Have your Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choice. Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. FERC also participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). For more information about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify. Attend a mandatory ethics training. We are governed by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Standards of Conduct, the criminal conflict of interest statutes, and FERC’s supplemental ethics regulation, which specifically prohibits FERC employees from holding certain energy-related securities.To comply with these regulations and statutes, divestiture of these securities may be required after you begin employment. See5 C.F.R. 2634-41; 18 U.S.C. 201-208; 5 C.F.R. 3401. If selected, you may also be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of appointment. Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) apoliticalSchedule A, Schedule C, or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.