The selectee for this position will serve as an
Interdisciplinary Engineer/Architect in the Operations Division,
Public Works Department, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa of NAVAL
FACILITIES ENG COMMAND ATLANTIC.
Above salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment will
be determined by duty station location once a selection has been
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The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
- Enforce technical provisions for assigned construction
contracts in Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia in accordance with
all applicable laws, guidance, policies, and procedures.
- Perform technical reviews/engineering studies by identifying
engineering disciplines such as architectural, electrical,
mechanical, and structural engineering necessary to accomplish
design and construction activities.
- Represent Facilities Engineering Acquisition Division as the
technical representative in matters involving contract
modifications and claims.
- Take action to ensure contractor compliance of safety and
health requirements, including dismissal of key contractor staff
due to non-performance or recurring safety violations.
- Engage at multiple levels of authority to obtain action from
all parties including the contractor, support commands, and other
76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this
0810 Civil Engineering
0830 Mechanical Engineering
0850 Electrical Engineering
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to
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/.
- Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must
serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This
requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements
must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of
retired military members within 180 days immediately following
retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions
of 5 United States Code 3326.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized
experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in
the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or
public sector. In addition to the Basic Requirements for this
position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of
specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or
pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the
private or public sector performing duties such as: 1) Using
advanced concepts, principles, and practices in
engineering/architecture to enable the incumbent to serve as an
expert in the complex multiple engineering areas of consultation,
design, and construction; 2) Using computer applications such as
word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, electronic mail,
Internet, and database software to perform most daily tasks; and 3)
Working with other government professionals, client representatives
of various backgrounds and experience bases, contractor management
and labor personnel, and others as necessary.
Additional qualification information can be found from the
following Office of Personnel Management website:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g.,
professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community,
student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies,
knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and
experience that translates directly to paid employment.
Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must
serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This
requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and
time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this
announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final secret security
clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain
the required level of clearance while employed in the subject
position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of
clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or
This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce
Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training
and experience. This position has been identified as a Career Field
- Facilities Engineering - at Level III. If you possess DAWIA
Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career
Field information in your resume. Applicants not certified may
still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within
24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed
This position is 100% TDY and requires travel, up to 75% of the
time, from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include
remote or isolated sites. Must be willing and able to travel on
military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
Selectee will be required to complete ethics orientation within
three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial
Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States
All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements
must be met by the referral cut-off date.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about
the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of
Navy's Employment Information Center.
Physical Demands: The position is mostly office-related and
sedentary; however, site and tenant visits may include working
around and drinking water treatment plants and industrialized
facilities where there are high noise levels, open tanks,
controlled production processes, the work may require some physical
exertion, such as walking over rough, uneven, sandy, or rocky
surfaces during site visits and inspections of outdoor facilities
and at construction locations. During the course of site visits,
audits, and inspections at locations, such as wastewater treatment
plants, the incumbent could happen upon areas with the presence of
infectious bacteria, or emission of hydrogen sulfide or other
noxious odors or toxic gases. Furthermore, work may require
climbing heights, such as climbing to tops of storage tanks. Use of
personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to,
safety glasses and boots, hard hats, gloves and ear defenders may
be required when performing site inspections or field work.
Work Environment: Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa is located in
a harsh environmental setting with adverse weather conditions for
many months of the year (excessive heat, humidity, and rain) and
working in areas populated by poisonous snakes, plants, and/or
insects, and contagious diseases and poor air quality, chemical
handling areas, and damp and unheated spaces. The work may require
extensive work shifts of 12-16 hours a day and more than a 5 day
workweek. Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating
and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. The
incumbent will be required to live on the camp, where living
quarters are a container living unit (CLU), which may be very
cramped with the requirement to share bathroom facilities. Initial
living quarters may be a tent. Fatigue may occur from long work
hours and uncomfortable living conditions.
The position may be required to provide immediate contingency
support requiring a physical and immunizations deemed necessary for
the environment in which this support is provided.
Incumbent is entitled to 25% Post Differential pay.
Potential benefits for working in Djibouti: Ability to gain
international work experience
Professional development by working in an area at the forefront
of construction and community growth
High potential for overtime pay
Local Market Supplement (based on parent command location)
Imminent Danger Pay - $225/month (first 42 days)
Post Differential Allowance - currently 25% of base pay
(beginning day 43+)
Applicants must meet the following basic education requirements
of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications
Successful completion of a professional engineering degree. To
be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree
(or higher) in a school of engineering with at least one program
accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
Technology (ABET); or (2) include differential and integral
calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and
chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering
science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of
materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics,
hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits;
(f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and
aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable
area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics,
heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. Such education must
demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do
the work of the position.
Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in
Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any
State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other
means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who
achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g.,
State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for
positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field
of their registration For more information about EI and EIT
registration requirements, please visit the National Society of
Professional Engineers website at: http://www.nspe.org
Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of
Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for
professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the
various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico The
FE examination is not administered by the U. S. Office of Personnel
Management. For more information, please visit: http://www.nspe.org/Licensure/HowtoGetLicensed/index.html.
Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses
in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in
engineering that included the courses specified in the basic
requirements under paragraph A (above). The courses must be fully
acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering
program as described in paragraph A (above)
Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's
degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering
technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science,
mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a
bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at
least one year of professional engineering experience acquired
under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
Ordinarily, there should be either an established plan of intensive
training to develop professional engineering competence, or several
years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in