Indian Health Service Construction Control Inspector in Port Angeles, Washington

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Port Angeles, WA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Term NTE 2 year

Opened Monday 10/10/2016 (11 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-1786427-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

This is a time-limited TERM appointment not-to-exceed 2 years. Appointment may be extended an additional 2 years, for a total appointment of up to 4 years. Extension is not guaranteed and no promise of extension is implied. This position is a Construction Control Inspector for the Portland Area Indian Health Service, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction at the Port Angeles Field Office, Port Angeles, WA. The purpose of this position is to assist in the delivery of individual and community water supply, wastewater disposal and solid waste disposal facilities for Federally Recognized Tribes. This position reports to the Engineer located in Port Angeles, WA.

This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applicants. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.

  • Providing, reviewing, and inspecting of on-going construction work and in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Assist project engineer in gathering field data and drafting site plans.
  • Assist project engineer and/ or engineer technician in performing surveys for project designs, constructions taking and as-builts.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Frequent travel to construction sites, overnight travel 1-3 days per month.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Valid Driver's License.

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. 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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Individual Occupational Requirements

Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 and above):

  • Engineering aid or technician or surveying technician performing work directly related to construction.
  • Construction inspector or construction representative responsible for interpreting plans and specifications, inspecting materials and workmanship, and insuring adherence to safety requirements.
  • Supervisor of craftspersons, equipment operators, or mechanics engaged in construction work, provided that the experience involved responsibility for interpreting plans and specifications and inspecting workmanship for adherence to such plans and specifications.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS-05: One (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level; OR, Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction, or industrial technology; OR (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as: drafting, surveying, mathematics, physical science, industrial technology, industrial arts, or technical subjects pertinent to construction; or engineering technician work such as electricity, material testing, or engineering mechanics.

Specialized Experience: Engineering aid or technician or surveying technician performing work directly related to construction, performed under the direct supervision of an engineer or senior engineering technician or construction inspector.

For GS-6: One (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least a GS-5 grade level.

Specialized Experience: Engineering aid or technician or surveying technician performing work directly related to construction, performed under the guidance of an engineer or senior engineering technician or construction inspector.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Monday, October 24, 2016

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned.

This position is not covered by a Bargaining Unit.

This is a time-limited TERM appointment not-to-exceed 2 years. Appointment may be extended an additional 2 years, for a total appointment of up to 4 years. Extension is not guaranteed and no promise of extension is implied. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

Immunization: Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities. Child Care Covered Position: This position is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. If you are selected, you are required to complete, sign and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care; Indian Child Care Worker Position, form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these position have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere to guilty to certain crimes IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $31,944.00 to $46,294.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0809-05/06

Promotion Potential: 06

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452987700

Job Announcement Number: IHS-R1-WR-1786437-DE