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Indian Health Service Environmental Engineer in Eagle Butte, South Dakota

Summary

This position is that of Environmental Engineer for the Great Plains Area Office (GPAO) of Environmental Health and Engineering, Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction, Indian Health Service, Pierre District located in Eagle Butte, SD. The purpose of this position is to assist in the project development, design, construction, as-built development, and project training of individual and community water supply, wastewater disposal and solid waste disposal facilities.

Responsibilities

Collecting and analyzing data on water distribution systems, water storage facilities, sewage collection and treatment infrastructure, and waste management systems for design of new construction or improvements to existing facilities. Performs duties concerned with the administration of contracts for sanitation facility construction; insuring construction adheres with designs, specifications and safety requirements. Provides direct supervision to two positions; performs site visits to obtain information; and makes recommendations regarding program use of various systems. This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Selectee may be subject to a probationary period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Position form. 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. A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. 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. Security Clearance: 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. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. 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 must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 12/31/2020

Qualifications

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. For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification 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. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

GS-11: 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 tasks: Ability to conduct sanitation, feasibility and engineering studies by collecting, defining and analyzing requirements. Providing engineering direction to comply with agency's priorities and goals, as well as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in implementing program policies. Coordinating projects for construction of water, wastewater and solid waste facilities, served as the Engineer in Charge of the development, planning, design, construction and post construction activities. Completing surveys to collect field data using levels, GPS, total station and other miscellaneous digital data collection equipment. Has the ability and experience to utilize PC and CADD (Autodesk Civil 3D) software to download/upload field data and integrate with modeling software for completion of facility designs and drafting digital drawings. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Education

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, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

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. Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement. Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave is earned. This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit. Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 6 month service agreement will be required. IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

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