SUPERVISORY CIVIL ENGINEER (HYDRAULICS AND HYDROLOGY)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
May 30, 2018
Fort Worth, Texas
$93,325 to $121,323 per year
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The US Army Corps of Engineers’ mission is to deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.
Civilian employees serve a vital role in protecting and serving the American people. They provide the skills that are crucial to support our nation.
If you are looking for a rewarding career in the field of water resources that includes meaningful work, job stability, a generous benefits and retirement package, great working environment, and competitive pay, then USACE has what you seek. The USACE Fort Worth District is involved in numerous cutting edge studies locally, nationally, and worldwide. Studies support flood risk management, dam and levee safety, water supply, river and lake forecasting. Training in HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS and other programs is provided annually to maintain professional certification. Work-Life balance is encouraged through the use of telework and flexible work scheduling.
Job Description: You will serve as the Chief of Hydraulics & Hydrology Studies Branch, with the opportunity to develop dynamic solutions and strategies for handling issues involved in flood protection planning.
Investigate and researches projects relating to multi-purpose dams and reservoirs, floodways, levees, channel improvements, drainage structures, wetlands, environmental restoration, and flood plain mapping.
Direct studies of erosion, sediment transport, sedimentation and reservoir water quality for an engineering team.
Direct unsteady hydraulic studies for an organization.
Develop solutions or techniques that will enhance functionality or cost effectiveness of water projects.
Assign engineering work by setting priorities and preparing completion schedules.
Review hydrologic models, hydraulic models and reservoir system simulations for technical adequacy.
Determine long term and short term training needs for engineering team.
Perform assessments and modification studies to dam safety.
Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Professional Engineering license is required.
DAWIA Level III certification is required within 24 months of EOD.
Basic Requirement for Supervisory Civil Engineer (Hydraulics and Hydrology):
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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.
B. 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:
1. 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 engineering positions.
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, or Puerto Rico.
3. 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 A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.
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 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.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Conducting hydrological evaluations of flood plain and infrastructure conditions; AND 2) Formulating water resource conservation project justifications; AND 3) Developing solutions to hydrologic or hydraulic project performance capabilities. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).
About U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 130 countries worldwide.
With environmental sustainability as a guiding principle, our disciplined Corps team is working diligently to strengthen our Nation’s security by building and maintaining America’s infrastructure and providing military facilities where our servicemembers train, work and live. We are also researching and developing technology for our war fighters while protecting America’s interests abroad by using our engineering expertise to promote stability and improve quality of life.
We are energizing the economy by dredging America’s waterways to support the movement of critical commodities and providing recreation opportunities at our campgrounds, lakes and marinas.
And by devising hurricane and storm damage reduction infrastructure, we are reducing risks from disasters.
Our men and women are protecting and restoring the Nation’s environment including critical efforts in the Everglades, the Louisiana coast, and along many of our Nation’s major waterways. The Corps is also cleaning sites contaminated with haz...ardous, toxic or radioactive waste and material in an effort to sustain the environment.
Through deeds, not words, we are BUILDING STRONG.
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