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Engineering Technician (Civil) - Virtual Career Fair

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Troy
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will NOT be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants should review the "How to Apply" section of this flyer for more information on how to be considered. This flyer will be used as positions become available. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer.

Email resumes, transcripts & any other application documents to: CENAN-HR-VFAIR3@USACE.ARMY.MIL

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  • As the Engineering Technician working in the Albany Field Office, Inland Navigation Unit in Troy, New York, you will:
  • Utilize MicroStation and CADD software to support engineers and architects by providing technical design assistance and drawing production.
  • Perform quality control review of generated products, archives files, and maintains documentation.
  • Prepare project plans and specifications for the maintenance and repair of facilities and other infrastructure and maintenance dredging of federal navigation channels.
  • Utilize GIS software to create, query, map, and analyze raster data and perform integrated vector-raster analyses to explore solutions.
  • Utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases and software to create surface maps and two-and three-dimensional surface models and maps.
  • Perform project condition hydrographic surveys, reconnaissance surveys and dredging surveys.
  • Utilize computerized drafting and design (CADD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to provide support in the development of maps, plots, engineering drawings, etc. for a wide range of projects.
  • Respond to inquiries from the public and various federal and state agencies concerning map/chart information.
  • Assist with the development of environmental assessments, public notices and cost estimates.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0802 Engineering Technical

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Position requires a valid, state-issued motor vehicle driver's license since project sites may be located in remote areas that are not accessible by public transportation.
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Appointment to the position is subject to a two year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315.
  • Position may require travel away from the worksite (TDY) to other duty locations 10% or less of the time to conduct site visits and to meet with customers, users, and stakeholders.


Positions will be filled under the Department of Defense Direct Hire Authority for Certain Competitive Service Positions, 5 USC Section 9905.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education requirements described below. 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. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience (GS-09): One year of specialized experience which includes 1) Performs computer-aided drafting for repair, maintenance and/or construction project bid documents; 2) Prepares plans, specifications and as-built drawings for engineering contracts; 3) Utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to create maps and plan information for engineering projects; and 4) Provides technical design and drawing production assistance to architects and engineers.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-08).


Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. with a major course of study in physical science, mathematics, architecture, and electrical or mechanical systems, or other fields related to the position.


Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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:

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