New job Supervisory Interdisciplinary in Utah

Supervisory Interdisciplinary

Company : US Department of the Army
Salary : $128,078 - $172,500 a year
Location : Utah

Full Description



About the Position: This is a supervisory permanent position with Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Directorate of Civil Works.

The actual duty station will be negotiated upon selection. Salary will vary depending on duty station location.


  • Serves as a senior review manager for the Office of Water Project Review, Planning and Policy Division, Directorate of Civil Works.
  • Incumbent will be responsible for supervising and directing activities of providing policy compliance determination for feasibility reports and other decision documents.
  • Works involving deep-draft harbor and inland navigation, flood control, fish and wildlife, hydroelectric power, municipal and industrial water supply, recreation, beach erosion, hurricane and storm damage projects, and other resources needs.
  • Provides objective and independent evaluations of Federal policies and programs involving various problem-solving techniques.
  • Directs coordination with high level staffs in Headquarters, Assistant Secretary of Army for Civil Works, Office of Management and Budget and division and district offices.
  • Reviews highly complex and controversial reports and projects which recommend construction of new water resources and modification to existing projects and knowledge of policy, planning laws, executive branch directives and National water resources.
  • Manages the review process, assigning work to team members, coordinating with United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officials, non-Federal study and project sponsors, local and State officials, and representatives of other Federal agencies.
  • Prepares initial assessments reports identifying review concerns, project review papers, fact sheets, develop slides and post action summaries for use by senior level representatives.
  • Incumbent will be responsible for briefings and other oral presentations for reporting recommendations of Corps actions and policy decisions.
  • Works with Assistant Secretary and Major Subordinate Commands (MSCs) to develop Project Cooperation Agreements (PCAs) for new construction projects and other cost sharing agreements with non-Federal interests.
  • Develops guidance and negotiates controversial issues to ensure overall consistency and conformance with policy.
  • Manages, conducts, and participates in special studies and assignments in support of USACE?s mission
  • Serves as trainer for conducting training for water planners, participate in the Planning Associates Program, PCA Financing PROSPECT courses and represent Planning and Policy at various conferences and technical meetings.
  • Serves as the first line supervisor to a team of highly qualified experts from various disciplines with responsibility of performance management, recruitment, work scheduling management and employee development.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel is required 10% of the time to participate in conferences, meetings, hearings or presentations involving Water Resources problems or issues.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

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    0408 Ecology

    0801 General Engineering

    0807 Landscape Architecture

    0810 Civil Engineering

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  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
    • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.


    Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
    • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
    • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
    • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
    • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
    • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
    • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
    • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
    • Reinstatement
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

    In order to qualify, you must meet the experience 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.

    This position has a positive education requirement. To view the educational requirements, go to the links listed below for each series you are interested in applying for on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website:

    Supervisory Community Planner (series 0020) -

    Supervisory Social Scientist (series 0101) -

    Supervisory Economist (series 0110) -

    Supervisory Geographer (series 0150) -

    Supervisory Archeologist (series 0193) -

    Supervisory Biologist (series 0401) -

    Ecologist (series 0408) -

    Supervisory Civil Engineer (series 0810) -

    Supervisory General Engineer (series 0801) -

    Supervisory Landscape Architect (series 0807) -

    Supervisory Physical Scientist (series 1301) -

    In order to qualify for one of the occupational series listed above, applicants must meet minimum education and/or experience requirements listed below.

    To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which includes: serving as the technical expert and chief advisor to ensure policies, regulations, and strategies are adhered to, compliant and implemented within Water Resources program for the organization and formulating and executing comprehensive Water Resources and civil engineering strategies, assessments and plans at the national level; providing advice on regulatory, procedural, guidelines and requirements of programs in participating in meetings to promote acceptance of programs and management initiatives striving to identify and eradicate underlying issues and problems which adversely impact program operations; and providing supervisory and managerial oversight for the personnel management an interdisciplinary staff.
    This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-14)

    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.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
    • Ability To Lead or Supervise
    • Communications
    • Environmental Compliance and Preventive Action

    Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-14).


    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:

    Additional information

    • 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.
    • One year supervisory probationary period may be required.
    • Direct deposit of pay is required.
    • 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.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineers and Scientists (Construction) position.
    • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • 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 for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
    • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.
    • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
    • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.
    • A relocation or recruitment incentive may be authorized.
    • Situational Telework may be authorized.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility.

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, 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.

    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • 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.
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
    • Time-in-grade documentation: If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
    • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. 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.

  • Benefits


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This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Land & base management

    Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

  • Military spouses

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

See "Who May Apply" in the "Qualifications" section for more information on who is eligible to apply for this position.

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