General Engineer

US Department of Veterans Affairs    Columbus, OH
Job Description
$75,665 - $98,364 a yearPart-timeDuties Summary

The General Engineer serves in Engineering Services, located at the Department of Veterans Affairs, at the Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Outpatient Clinic, in Columbus, Ohio.

Responsibilities

  • Determines requirements, reconnaissance, location, and prepares designs, specifications, and estimates.
  • Applies board knowledge of methods, precedents, and standards to significantly diverse, and intense work complexities.
  • Performs a variety of engineering assignments which may vary from time to time depending on the overall needs of the Facility Management Service (FMS).
  • Evaluates baseline data and incorporates salient factors into design considerations and solutions.
  • Provides professional advice to peers, subordinates or non-professional administrators or managers.
  • Performs or directs surveys and investigations to establish baseline data necessary to initiate design.
  • Performs scheduling and layout of operations, and inspection and surveillance of materials, methods, and equipment used in construction.
  • Reviews and evaluates shop drawings, samples, and materials certifications submitted by contractor for and performance requirements, recommending approval, rejection or receipt.
  • Prepares correspondence, technical reports, estimates, fact sheets, status reports and schedules as required to complete project assignments.
  • Oversees, directs, or administers the development, production, and/or maintenance of materials, components, equipment, or other systems or sub-systems.
  • Prepares sketches or changes drawings and specifications solving the problem and incorporates these change documents into the contract performance documents.
  • Plans specific objectives for the program, including required innovations and improvisations.
  • Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm or 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Telework: None Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: General Engineer~ /03684-O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: None Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/28/2019. Basic Requirement: 1. Degree (bachelor's or higher) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's 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 & 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. Transcripts required. OR 2. Combination of education, experience and/or training 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. Documentation must be provided. OR 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, and Puerto Rico. Documentation must be provided. OR 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 the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described above in number 1. Transcripts required. OR Related Curriculum - Successful completion of 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 bachelor's degree in engineering, provided you have 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. Transcripts required. Minimum Grade Level Requirements: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement , you must also meet one of the following additional experience requirements at the GS-12 level. EXPERIENCE: One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11) in the Federal service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a General Engineer, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. The professional engineering experience required is defined as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by (1) professional knowledge of engineering; (2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. Such engineering experience would have provided a working knowledge of engineering, construction, cost estimating, and project management on highly complex projects. Specialized experience at this level includes: managing renovation or new construction projects from conception to completion; reading, preparing, and interpreting architectural, structural, civil, industrial hygiene, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical plans and drawings; ensuring compliance with contracts and regulatory requirements; working on design teams, using flow diagrams, conceptual layouts, and construction estimation; making decisions regarding alternatives and adaptations of engineering principles; and using of computerized drafting, equipment, and full-size drawing production/reproduction, such as the latest in AutoCAD. You may qualify based on your experience and education as described below:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:
  • Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that are typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by (1) professional knowledge of engineering; (2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. This experience would have provided knowledge of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering fields and would include planning and designing, completing and carrying out renovation projects in a complex environment, preparing cost estimates for projects in the planning stage, ensuring compliance with contracts and regulatory requirements, managing renovation or new construction projects. NOTE: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.
  • You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Communications
  • Contracting/Procurement
  • Design
  • Project Management
  • Technical Competence
  • Without more than normal supervision
  • 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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note : A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Work Environment: The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, training rooms, and libraries. The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. There may be occasional exposure to moderate risks or discomforts in storage areas or hazardous waste sites. Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedimentary, although some physical effort may be required, e.g., walking, standing, carrying light items such as manuals or briefcases, or driving/traveling by motor vehicle. Education

    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. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

    Additional information

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/ . Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: 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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Applicants will be referred in alphabetical order.

    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Documents Accepted:

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Certificates
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript
  • Documents Required:
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted. Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position. Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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