General Engineer

U.S. Federal Government    Durham, NC
Job Description
DutiesSummary

At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans. We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career.

These positions are located in the Office of Administration and Resources Management-Research Triangle Park, Facilities Management and Support Division, Facilities Operations Branch, in Durham, NC. For more information on this office, visit their website: Office of Administration and Resources Management

Responsibilities

You will:
  • Provide technical oversight and evaluation for new construction, capital improvement, renovation, and maintenance projects;
  • Negotiate construction fees and design schedules for the improvement and/or expansion of existing facilities;
  • Develop guidelines concerning best practices and cost-effective techniques for facility processes, equipment, and systems;
  • Lead or participate in collaborative studies to resolve facility design and construction issues.
  • You will spend 25-50% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

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  • Engineers, All Other
  • Requirements

    RequirementsConditions of Employment
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit a resume and required documents (See How to Apply)
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
  • Position has educational/degree requirements (see Qualifications section).
  • EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.
  • This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

    If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.

    If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.

    Qualifications

    You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position. All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position:

  • Successful completion of a professional engineering degree at an accredited university or college OR
  • Have a combination of college level education or training AND technical experience that has furnished you with (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional 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:
  • Professional registration as an engineer.
  • Evidence of Passing the Engineer-in-Training Written Test.
  • Successful documented completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences as described by OPM.
  • Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor s degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  • Please review the OPM page on specifics about required curriculum and for more information on qualifications, please visit GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications.

    As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures . In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as managing construction renovation projects; leading facility design projects; and managing facilities operations and maintenance.

    In addition to the requirements described above, you must also have the following to be qualified for this position: you must currently be a registered Professional Engineer (PE). Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Knowledge of functions, disciplines, and trades pertaining to facilities management; 2) Skill in contract management; 3) Skill in project management; 4) Skill in written communication; 5) Ability to reduce operational costs; 6) Ability to provide advice and guidance on facilities issues. 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). 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.

    Education

    See Qualifications section.

    Additional information

    Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures

    EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures . This position is in the bargaining unit. Position does not have portable work and selectee may not telework. If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility. If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .

    Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.

    If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    This position is being filled through the Office of Personnel Management’s government-wide direct-hire authority. Under the provisions of the direct-hire authority, category rating, veterans’ preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply. We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. All applicants who meet these requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for further consideration. If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Documents to be submitted online:
  • -Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
  • -Responses to the online assessment questionnaire (you must complete this online - it is not a document you need to upload).-College transcripts - required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.-Veterans Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy (or other copy indicating character of service), VA letter stating overall/combined disability rating (percentage), and SF-15, if applicable; active duty service members: submit certification from the armed forces documenting active duty dates, expected discharge/release date, campaign medals/badges, and character of service (a certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged/released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after you submit the certification).
  • -Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP: copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.
  • Additional information can be found on our website: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .

    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 .

    Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options! Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA .

    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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