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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Supervisory Interdisciplinary in Modoc, Illinois


About the Position: Serves as the assistant for the Kaskaskia Navigation Project to the Operations Manager of the Carlyle Lake and Kaskaskia Navigation Projects for administrative tasks to include the implementation of laws and regulations governing use of the lock, dam, navigation channel, and related structures to support the Inland Navigation Waterways System and the safe public use of the project in accordance with regulations governing recreational use.


Coordinates natural resource activities associated with fisheries management, reservoir drawdown, North America Waterfowl Management plans, soil conservation, state and Federal endangered species.

Assists in conducting of the natural resource inventories, develops compartment prescriptions, and implements natural resource management programs on over 11,000 acres of land.

Programs and prepares annual funding requirements of the navigation project for submission to the District.

Prepares technical plans and specifications for operation and maintenance work to be accomplished by contract and hired labor at project office.

Provides technical advice and recommendations to the Operations Manager concerning solutions to a variety of navigation and resource management problems.

Administers the project Visitor Assistance and Information Program aimed at informing, protecting, and providing quality recreational experiences for over one half million annual visitors to the project.

Provides insight and coordination at project level to insure timely execution of programs from concept through planning and construction.

Supervises subordinate GS and WG staff in the capacity of a first line supervisor.


Conditions of Employment


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. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APostal Service/Peace Corps and Other Unique AuthoritiesPriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 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. Basic Education Requirement:

Biology, 0401 series

Forestry, 0460 series

Soil Sciences, 0470 series

Fish and Wildlife Administration, 480 series Wildlife Biology, 0486 series Minimum Qualifications for GS-12: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes executing natural resource outreach initiatives for the general public, stakeholders, and/or external agencies; assisting in the development of natural resource programs, management plans, and/or program budget; and establishing work schedules, manpower requirements, and/or project priorities. 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, 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:

LeadershipNatural Resource ManagementOral CommunicationPlanning and Evaluating Time in Grade Requirement for GS-12: 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).


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional Information

This position will be located in Modoc, IL and will allow for situational telework only. This position is NOT eligible for full time telework. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) #18 - Engineers & Scientists position You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.