Qualification requirements in vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on OPM's website at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
This position does not have an education requirement.
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level ZA-1/ (GS-5/6) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.
Specialized experience is defined as: Experience in operating, maintaining, and repairing legacy HVAC equipment. Conducting research on equipment and standards, troubleshooting equipment problems. Drafting and reviewing technical Statements of Work required for the contracting of maintenance and/or repair of facility components and systems. Conducting oversight activities of contractors performing construction or maintenance operations including developing and reviewing project plans and specifications. Managing the facility's fleet of vehicles and forklifts.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE - For the ZA-2 level: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study-engineering, industrial arts, property management, or business administration.
NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
*You must provide all transcripts from all degrees received (unofficial copies are acceptable) by the closing date of this announcement. Individuals who are selected must be prepared to provide official transcripts. *If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions.
For more information about the qualifications requirements for this position:
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the self-assessment questions, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
- Knowledge of,and skill in applying, principles,concepts, and practices of facilities management sufficient to determine facility, grounds, or equipment overhaul, maintenance, restoration,or repair needs.
- Knowledge of electrical and security systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and elevator systems.
- Knowledge of complex systems and equipment in order to troubleshoot problems and initiate corrective actions.
- Ability to read and interpret paper or computer-based engineering drawings and schematic diagrams.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply safety,security, and environmental compliance practices.
- Ability to coordinate the planing, analysis, execution, and certification of facility repairs and/or modifications with vendors and contractors.
For more information on category rating, please go to: http://hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/dev01_006408.pdf>Category Rating. To preview questions please click here.