LOAD HANDLING EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
About the Position:
This position is located in Pittsburgh, PA with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, Operations Division, Technical Support Branch. This position serves as the District Load Handling Equipment (LHE) Program manager, responsible for management, control, and administration of the LHE program and LHE safety activities for the district.
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 Organization
Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
In order to qualify, you must meet theeducation 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
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes having worked in a construction safety program or crane safety program or performed the duties of a crane operator; ensure accurate inventory and inspection of all load handling equipment. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of 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 second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes maintaining responsibility for a crane safety program to include writing and implementing various aspects of the safety program; performing site and equipment inspections to assess crane safety and regulatory/organization compliance; testing and certifying LHE operators; maintaining an accurate inventory of all load handling and rigging equipment and operator certifications. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job at the GS-12 level, 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:
Safety Program Management
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-11: 52 weeks at the GS-9 level
GS-12: 52 weeks at the GS-11 level
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