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Chief of Operations

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Saint Paul, MN, United States
Employer Description
Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
Job Description
About the Position: This position is with the St Paul District, Operations Division. The St. Paul District of the Corps plans, designs, builds, and operates water resource projects to benefit the people of Minnesota, western Wisconsin, northeastern North Dakota, portions of South Dakota and Iowa, and the nation. We are responsible for supporting inland navigation, helping communities reduce damages caused by flooding, environmental restoration, and emergency response to disasters.
Job Requirements
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 Civilian Employees of the OrganizationCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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. Series specific education and/or experience requirements (follow each applicable link): General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series, 0401 All Professional Engineering Positions, 0801, 0810, 0830, 0850 Architecture Series, 0808 Geology Series, 1350 Specialized Experience, all series:

At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal Government which includes: experience in directing the work of professional and technical employees engaged in accomplishing a mission which includes recreation and natural resource management, and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for flood control, navigation, water supply, and/or regulatory activities and preservation of biological and natural resources. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Administration and ManagementCommunications and MediaLeadershipTechnical Competence

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).

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03 December 2019
31 December 2019
132178 – 166500