This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placements Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. The Selective Placement Factor for this position is : "Experience in coordinating construction projects, buildings, building additions, major utility systems, and major building utility in a hospital environment." (This experience must be substantiated in your resume.)
BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR THIS POSITION:
Possess a bachelor's degree in professional engineering from an accredited college or university. To be acceptable, the curriculum must, (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
Possess a combination of college level education, training, and/or technical experience that 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. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by ONE of the following:
Professional registration - Current registration as a professional engineer 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. (COPY OF CURRENT REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination. (DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED)
Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described above. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., 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. (DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED) (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
In addition to meeting the above basic requirements for this position, you must also : Possess one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include project oversight; coordinate with leadership, facility planner and engineering to determine scope, budget and schedules for major construction projects; coordinate project Architect/Engineer-A/E and construction firms, consultants, service chiefs, and staff to achieve project objectives; serve as project liaison/manager for dedicated major construction projects; monitor and manage construction projects to include design and construction process; ensure that projects are completed in compliance with life safety code requirements; prepare Scope of Work for Architect/Engineer-A/E service contracts; perform review, evaluation, and adequacy of project submittals; administer major construction contracts; evaluate and determine compliance of shop drawings, certification, and other submittals from contractors; evaluate technical data pertaining to materials, equipment, proposals, and methods of installation; conduct investigations of project sites to determine essential site information; evaluate data to incorporate into design considerations and solutions; present technical requirements to physicians, nurses, and healthcare system leadership; perform feasibility studies for changes in use of space and function, and strong writing skills and strong experience with the use of the following software applications: access, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project and Word.
Note: Definition of Professional Engineering Experience: The professional engineering experience required for grades GS-7 and above 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.
Professional knowledge of engineering is defined as the comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences applicable to a specialty field of engineering that characterizes a full 4-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree, or the equivalent.
Professional ability to apply engineering knowledge is defined as the ability to (a) apply fundamental and diversified professional engineering concepts, theories, and practices to achieve engineering objectives with versatility, judgment, and perception; (b) adapt and apply methods and techniques of related scientific disciplines; and (c) organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific data in the solution of engineering problems.
Professional work in engineering, like that in other professions, is marked by continuing personal effort to keep abreast of the advancing and changing discipline. Continuing education in engineering and related fields is an important element of full professional competence as an engineer that should be considered in evaluating the qualifications of applicants for professional engineering positions.
In some situations, experience may be creditable even if it is not clearly professional engineering work. In such cases, the experience must have been preceded by prior responsible professional engineering experience and must contribute directly and significantly to the applicant's engineering competence. For example, an engineer might be assigned to a management-type position in preparation for assumption of higher-level responsibilities in engineering project or program management.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
SKILL IN LEADING MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAMS
SKILL IN COORDINATING CONCURRENT COMPLEX PROJECTS
ABILITY TO MAKE ENGINEERING DETERMINATION OF PROJECT NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
SKILL IN STUDIES OF COMPLEX UTILITY SYSTEMS
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing using automated systems, programs and applications
Must be able to climb, lift, push, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach. Must be able to carry light equipment, and must have good hearing, eyesight, depth perception, and use of all limbs to perform at optimal level. Work hours will often extend beyond the normal 8 hour day and may include night and evening work. Work environment is usually indoors, in an office. Frequently visits all areas of the Health Care System where there is possible exposure to contagious diseases. Frequently visits construction sites where there is exposure to physical hazards such as falling objects, tripping, falling, electric shock, burns, dust, debris, noise, chemical and other hazards.For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at