U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Program Manager in Fort Hamilton, New York

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Summary

About the Position:

This position is with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Atlantic Division, Civil Works Integration Division. The North Atlantic Division office is located at the Fort Hamilton Military installation in Brooklyn, New York. Historic Fort Hamilton is located in Brooklyn, New York surrounded by the communities of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Bensonhurst. With a population of 8.4 million New York is a beautiful, diverse, and vibrant place offering more amenities and diversions than you can imagine. With access to world renown museums, parks, live theater, jazz clubs, cabarets, parades, shopping, restaurants, world champion sports teams, universities, Broadway shows, architecture, and historic locations, this is a place you don't want to miss out on!

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

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Responsibilities

Incumbent serves as Chief, Civil Works Integration Division, and in the absence of the Director, may serve as acting Programs Director. Supervises a series of Team Leaders, engineers, scientists and other disciplines in managing the execution of the civil works programs from planning through operations and maintenance.

Typical assignments include:

  • Interfaces with NAD Division Chiefs, and with similar heads of other supporting elements in HQUSACE and field operating activities representing the Program Management Directorate on program management matters concerning civil works projects/programs.

  • Monitors District planning, design, construction and operations and maintenance activities on Civil Works projects/programs to include schedules, cost and resource requirements.

  • Represents the Division as a senior policy and technical advisor at field and USACE conferences for complex civil works program issues and those conferences concerning management of the North Atlantic Division workload.

  • Participates in preparation of the Division Engineer for budget testimony and serves as senior advisor on program execution matters to the Division Engineer at congressional testimony.

  • Position is delegated all of the basic supervisory responsibilities typical of a first-level supervisor.

  • Exercises significant responsibilities in dealing with officials of other units or organizations, or in advising management officials of higher rank; assures reasonable equity of performance objectives and rating techniques developed by subordinate team leaders; directs as program or major program segment with significant resources.

Travel Required

25% or less - Business Travel is 25%

Supervisory status

Yes

Who May Apply
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United States Citizens

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Conditions of Employment
  • Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
  • This is a Critical Acquisition Position

Other Requirements:

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Career Program: 51
  • This position requires approximately 25% business travel outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS) and within the Continental United States (CONUS).
  • You must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a valid state issued motor vehicle license.
  • You are required to submit a Financial disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08). Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with Department of Defense Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 23 March 2006.
  • You must be possess or be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • This is a Critical Acquisition Position. Unless specifically waived by the appropriate Army official, (i.e., the Director of Acquisition Career Management, the Army Acquisition Executive, or the Secretary of the Army) or if the employee is Grandfathered under 10 U.S.C. 1736(c)(1), the following are statutorily mandated requirements (Reference: 10 U.S.C. 1732 and 1737). Applicants must be an Acquisition Corps (AC) member at the time of permanent selection for the position or have been granted a waiver. Applicants must execute, as a condition of appointment, a written agreement to remain in Federal service in the position for at least three years.
Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Experience required:

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Specialized experience is defined as: 1) recommending or implementing best business practices for an organization; 2) developing strategies, procedures or activities to accomplish program goals and objectives; and 3) providing technical assistance to program stakeholders in the field. Experience must be equivalent to the GS-14 grade level or equivalent pay band is the Federal service.

Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competence in the following areas: Leadership (60%): accountability, conflict management, creativity and innovation, developing others, flexibility, human capital management, interpersonal skills, and strategic thinking. Technical (40%):

  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Financial Management
  • Oral Communication

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position. Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position. Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Secret

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Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, your completion of the USA Hire assessment, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. * If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.*

Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
  • If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." See: Transcripts and Licenses

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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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. Learn more about federal benefits.

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

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.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online questionnaire, the USACE Managerial Situational Judgment Test, and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 to receive consideration. The application process will follow the numbers/bullets outlined below.

  • > 1. Click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the initial online questionnaire.
  1. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • If you log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • When you receive a notification from your USAJOBS account it may indicate that your application is complete after you submit the initial online questionnaire and documentation, however, your application will NOT be complete until you have successfully completed the next step described below.
  1. Complete the USACE Managerial Situational Judgment Test, if you meet minimum qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: If you respond to the technical questionnaire that you:

  • Meet any positive education requirements,
  • Meet the specialized experience requirements,
  • Meet any selective placement factors, AND
  • Acknowledge all conditions of employment

you will have met the minimum qualifications for this job and will receive an email from assessments@USAHire.opm.gov with a link to take the USACE Managerial Situational Judgment Test. Please plan to set aside at least 3 hours for the USACE Managerial Situational Judgment Test; however, most applicants complete the assessments in less time.

  • This assessment must be completed within 48 hours after the close of this Job Announcement to be eligible for consideration for this position.
  • The email with the link will be sent to your email of record within your USAJOBS account. The email with the link may appear in your "junk" or "spam" folders.
  • If you have not received the link to the assessment 24 hours prior to the closing date of this job announcement and you believe that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, you MUST contact*HelpDesk@USAHire.opm.gov* BEFORE the announcement closes to request the invitation to be re-sent.
  • If you believe, for any reason, that you should have received the link and you did not, you should contact*HelpDesk@USAHire.opm.gov* 24 hours prior to the closing date of this job opportunity announcement.
  • Your results will be kept on record for use when applying for future jobs that require the USACE Managerial Situational Judgment Test. You will not be allowed to retake the test for one year.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USACE Managerial Situational Judgment Test, click here for more information about the request process: http://www.usajobs.gov/content/pdfs/USAHireReasonableAccommodation.pdf. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USACE Managerial Situational Judgment Test must be received before the JOA closes to be considered for this job opening. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. After notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USACE Managerial Situational Judgment Test. If the email invitation is sent prior to the close of the Job Opportunity Announcement to which you applied, you must complete all of the assessments within 48 hours of the closing of the Job Opportunity Announcement. If the email invitation is sent after the close of the Job Opportunity Announcement to which you applied, you must complete all of the assessments within 48 hours from the time the email is sent.

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Agency contact information
Central Resume Processing Center
Phone

(000)000-0000

Email

USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL

Address

DA NER DECOE Please contact by email Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

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Next steps

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, you will receive an email from assessments@USAHire.opm.gov with a link to take the USACE Managerial Situational Judgment Test.

Minimum Qualifications - If you respond to the technical questionnaire that you: 1. Meet any positive education requirements, 2. Meet the specialized experience requirements, 3. Meet any selective placement factors, AND 4. Acknowledge all conditions of employment you will have met the minimum qualifications for this job, and will receive an email from assessments@USAHire.opm.gov with a link to take the USACE Managerial Situational Judgment Test.

This assessment MUST be completed within 48 hours after the close of this job opportunity announcement in order to be eligible for this position.

The email with the link will be sent to your email of record within your USAJOBS account. The email with the link may appear in your "junk" or "spam" folder. Please ensure you monitor your "junk" and "spam" folders carefully.

If you have not received the link to the assessment 24 hours prior to the closing date of this job opportunity announcement and you believe that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, you MUST contact*HelpDesk@USAHire.opm.gov* to request the invitation to be re-sent. Requests to re-send the invitations to the USACE MSJT must be received by helpdesk@usahire.opm.gov BEFORE the close of the job opportunity announcement.

If you believe for any reason that you should have received the link and you did not, you should contact HelpDesk@USAHire.opm.gov 24 hours prior to the closing date of this job opportunity announcement to request the invitation to be re-sent. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496859300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/16/2018 to 05/01/2018

Salary: $138,899 to $164,200 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 15

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent