Summer Engineering Extern Job

Vacancy No. IHS-21-GP-11065432-DE Department Indian Health Service
Salary $28,078.00 to $51,103.00 Grade 3 to 6
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/18/2021 Close Date 5/31/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
SIOUX CITY, IADUNSEITH, NDMINOT, NDABERDEEN, SD
EAGLE BUTTE, SDMARTIN, SDMOBRIDGE, SDPIERRE, SD
RAPID CITY, SDROSEBUD, SDSISSETON, SD

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 03/18/2021 to 05/31/2021

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 3 - 6

  • Salary

    $28,078 to $51,103 per year

  • Appointment type

    Temporary - 120

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

10 vacancies in the following locations:

  • Sioux City, IA
  • Dunseith, ND
  • Minot, ND
  • Aberdeen, SD
  • Eagle Butte, SD
  • Martin, SD
  • Mobridge, SD
  • Pierre, SD
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Rosebud, SD
  • Sisseton, SD
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Announcement number

IHS-21-GP-11065432-DE

Control number

595604100

  • Videos
    Videos

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/7wF0MIKtYHU

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

    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.

    Learn more about this agency
    Responsibilities

    1. Follows specific drafting standards utilizing Auto CAD/Civil 3D software; independently creates or modifies complex drawings.
    2. 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.
    3. Assist the Project Engineer in the project management of the contracts for the construction of individual water and sewer systems.
    4. Construction inspections of on-going construction work and coordinate construction staking. Independently operate survey equipment and interpret moderately difficult and complex specifications and drawings.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0802 Engineering Technical

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment

    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. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility 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.

    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.

    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):

    OPM Link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/engineering-technical-series-0802/

    In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    GS-03: 6-months of general experience that demonstrates my ability to perform the duties of this position. OR, successfully completed 1 year of study that includes at least 6 semester hours in any combination scientific or technical courses such as engineering, industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science or mathematics.

    GS-04: 6-months of general work experience and 6-months of specialized experience that equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples include: Experience with drafting and data entry in miscellaneous systems. Gathering data from surveys, field exploration both visual and physical. Utilizing surveying equipment to collect data, stake facilities and/or verify construction tolerances. Estimate cost of construction for water and sewer facilities. OR, completed 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination courses such as those shown above for GS-3

    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: 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 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 those shown above for GS-3

    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.

    You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
    Education

    For positions requiring positive education 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.

    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

    Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    If you meet the minimum qualifications requirements for this position, your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your qualifications will be conducted to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within each of these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-preference eligibles.

    Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against the qualifications as defined in the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement and your responses to the assessment questions. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following.

    • Attention to Detail
    • Design
    • Manages and Organizes Information
    • Project Management
    • Technical Competence


    The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance. CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a "well qualified" rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Workforce Restructuring Career Transition website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. CTAP/ICTAP documentation requirements are listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
    Click here to view vacancy questions: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11065432. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, 05/31/2021, to be considered.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    Resume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.

    Required as applicable for the purposes of specific eligibility and appointment claim(s), and position requirements:

    • Indian Preference Applicants: If claiming Indian preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432 link: https://www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/public/raca/online_forms/pdf/Expires-3-31-21_1076-0160_Verification-IP-Application_508.pdf. When an Indian Preference candidate possesses Veterans preference the rules regarding Veterans preference apply under ESEP and the applicant must provide documentation in order to receive preference.
    • Veterans Preference: If claiming Veteran's Preference provide a copy of your DD214 Form (Member 4 copy). To claim 10-Point Veterans Preference, submit a SF-15 Application (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) along with the appropriate supporting documentation. For additional information regarding Veterans Preference visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov.
    • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf.
    • Transcripts, Degrees, Licensure, Certifications: Copies of Transcripts (Official or Unofficial), Degrees, Licenses, and/or Certifications are not required at the time of application. Applicants must list their education history including the type of degree(s) and major of study, and completion or anticipated completion (month and year) on their resume. If a position requires a certain number of credit hours in specific course work for qualification purposes, applicants must submit a transcript (official/unofficial) or provide documentation/list the relevant courses on their resume. Applicants for positions not requiring a certain number of credit hours but a degree may submit a copy of their official/unofficial transcripts or a list of courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades (needed for SAA) but they are not required. However, official transcripts are required after tentative selection and prior to issuing an official job offer. Applicants should list their license/certifications on their resume, along with the expiration date, if applicable.
    You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 05/31/2021

    The first Cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be 10 days after the JOA open date.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

    1. Click 'Apply' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
    2. Follow the prompts to upload your resume and/or supporting documents.
    3. Read all Eligibility questions and respond accordingly. .
    4. Complete the assessment questions.
    5. Verify all required documentation is included in your application package
    For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: http://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=search&option=faq.

    Agency contact information Joseph Dudley Joseph Dudley
    Address

    Great Plains OEHE Group
    115 4th Avenue Southeast
    Aberdeen, SD 57401
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients. Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of over 2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

    This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service/Merit Promotion procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-21-GP-11065431-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

    ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED - Applications will be reviewed starting on April 1st, 2021 and every 10 business days thereafter until filled.

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Indian Health Service, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.ihs.gov/

    Next steps

    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

    If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    ~ ~ ~ Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer ~ ~ ~

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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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