Indian Health Service Engineering Technician in Sioux City, Iowa
Summary This position is that of Engineering Technician for the Great Plains Area, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service. The purpose of this position is to assist in project development and management, design, construction, as-built development of individual and community water supply, wastewater disposal and solid waste disposal facilities. Responsibilities Follows specific drafting standards utilizing Auto CAD/Civil 3D software; independently creates or modifies complex drawings. Maintains complete working file list on all projects and stores all files in appropriate locations on the network. Collects and organizes field notes, sketches, record drawings, and other pertinent reference material. Assists the Project Engineer in the project management of the contracts for the construction of individual water and sewer systems. Construction inspections of on-going construction work and coordinate construction staking. Independently operate survey equipment and interpret moderately difficult and complex specifications and drawings. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must pass pre-employment examination. Selectee may be subject to a probationary period U.S. Citizenship is required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957 and seasonal influenza immunization is required for all 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 process. 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. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Engineering Technical Series 0802 (opm.gov) In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS-05: 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: Capable of checking lines and grades, measuring quantities installed, preparing as-built sketches. Inspects construction materials and workmanship. Maintains daily construction logs. Prepares inspection reports. Confirms conformance to drawings and specifications. Capable of using survey equipment including GPS equipment, total stations, and levels. OR, completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor' s degree (a) with a major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction or industrial technology OR (b) that included at least 24 hours in a combination of courses such as engineering, industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics. GS-06: 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: Using knowledge of engineering and sanitation systems to complete drawings and specifications. Coordinating with engineering in understanding the design objectives and the needs of the project. Participating or leading survey crews involved in the collection of data and using that data in the development of engineered designs and construction drawings; doing so using modern surveying and drafting equipment including Total stations, and computer-aided drafting software such as AutoCAD. Investigates malfunctioning water and sewer system components and makes preliminary diagnosis. GS-07: 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: Collects and analyzes data on local water distribution systems, water storage facilities, sewage or waste treatment systems for design of new construction. Conducts on-site inspections of uncomplicated projects under contract to ensure that proper specification are being observed. Sets and/or verifies location and grade stakes during construction per approved survey specifications. Prepares technical specifications of construction material, estimates type, capacity, and cost of construction, equipment, and materials. Prepares uncomplicated designs for water and sewer systems. Estimate cost, manpower and material necessary to build water and sewer systems and submits recommendation to higher authority. OR, completed one full year of graduate education directly related to the work of the Engineering Technician such as, engineering, construction, industrial technology. GS-08: 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: Prepares detailed construction and records drawings from marked up drawings, field notes, survey data, sketches, and other pertinent reference materials using computer aided drafting software (AutoCAD Civil 3D). Confirms conformance to drawings and specifications. Prepares multiple engineering reports. Instructs other employees on survey tasks and prepares required documentation including field notes and adjusted level notes, site sketches and information on physical objects observed in the field. GS-09: 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: Completes design work in Civil3D including the development of plan and profile drawings and earthwork calculations. Confirms conformance to drawings and specifications. Prepares multiple engineering reports. Leading survey crews involved in the collection of data while using a full complement of survey equipment including GPS equipment, total stations, and levels to perform field surveys that included the following: alignments, topographic surveys, closed level circuits, cross-sectional surveys, traverse surveys, construction and as-built surveys. OR, completed two full years of graduate education or a master's degree directly related to the work of the Engineering Technician such as, engineering, construction, or industrial technology. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Education There are no education requirements. Additional Information Per IHS policy (SGM 21-04) IHS selectees to positions located in Federally operated hospitals, health centers, and clinics must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entry on duty or have IHS approve a medical or religious exemption. If an exemption is approved then wearing a face mask and regular testing for COVID-19 will be required. Your Human Resources Specialist will provide a list of documents acceptable as vaccination proof and instructions on how to submit your vaccination documentation or how to request a medical or religious exemption, if needed. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. This position is eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy. https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/asa/ohr/hr-library/990-1/index.html. Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 00 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. 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. This position has promotion potential to the GS-09 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.