General Engineer – Watervliet, NY 12189

Watervliet Arsenal – Public Works Division

Hiring General Engineer


Position Opens: November 15, 2019 Position Closes: November 22, 2019

  • Permanent Positions for: General Engineer- GS-0801-12 *

Salary Range: $75, 576 – $98, 252 per annum

Watervliet Arsenal is growing and we are recruiting for motivated, skilled trade professionals to join Team Watervliet. We offer excellent benefits. NOTE: When applying, please be sure to have dates of employment and detailed sets of duties listed under each employer you have worked for on your resume. Multiple positions may be filled through this job announcement.

Duties: Serve as the technical advisor and liaison on all matters pertaining to master planning. Coordinates the planning, design, cost, engineering, construction, and environmental restoration for projects. Coordinates development of long range construction program based on the Master Plan. Responsible for real property management, facility accountability, utilization and space management.


Basic Requirement for General Engineer:

A. Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) 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.


B. Combination of Education and Experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

1. Professional registration or licensure – 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 example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board’s eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

2. Written Test – 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, or Puerto Rico.

3. Specified academic courses – Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.

4. Related curriculum – 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 degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 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 interdisciplinary positions.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience : One year of specialized experience which includes: (1) Preparing and/or evaluating plans, designs, reports, and/or correspondence; (2) Implementing regulations and/or policies into the long-term planning process; (3) Preparing site layouts, and/or analyzing space requirements; (4) Providing guidance/advice on matter pertaining to master planning such as long range planning, construction plans and/or policies. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

Requirements for Position:

Selective Service Registration, Proof of US Citizenship, 2-Year Trial Period, Overtime, Direct Deposit of Pay, Background Investigation, Secret Security Clearance, Drug test, Financial Disclosure Statement upon entering position and annually, Certification at Level II in Acquisition Career Field Engineering within 24 months of entrance on duty.

Other benefits include both a Federal Pension and a Thrift Savings Plan (a 401k-style investment plan with up to 5% employer matching.) Access to a free 24/7 on-site gym, discounted travel, vacation and event tickets, free parking and discounted rentals for camping, party rentals, etc.


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,576.00 to $98,252.00 /year


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off


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