OPM Qualification Standards:
Degree: professional engineering . 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
Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (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.
1. 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.
2. 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, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
3. Specified Academic Courses: successful completion in an accredited college or university of at least 60 semester/90 quarter hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering. These must have included the courses specified in the basic requirement.
4. 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 candidate has at least one (1) year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must you must demonstrate in your resume at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: Professional engineering experience that indicates progressively responsibility and successful experience and technical leadership in general engineering, including the professional knowledge of engineering theories, concepts, principles, and practices to serve as the technical expert and authority of facilities planning and construction. This includes management experience regarding facilities planning and construction projects, budget process and allocating resources for new building and modernization projects from the preliminary planning , developing, establishing and organizing the project, including design, construction and equipment installation stages to the check-out state or point of occupancy. This includes knowledge and ability to apply latest developments of engineering in building designs and facilities planning and construction in solving problems not readily treated by accepted methods. Your description of work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishment will be used to determine that you meet these requirements. The specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In addition to the qualification requirements, to be rated basically qualified for the position, applicant must demonstrate possession of the knowledge of engineering principles and practices as demonstrated by a current licensure/registration as a professional engineer in any State(s), District of Columbia, Guam or territory of the United States. Copy of licensure/registration as a professional Engineer, must be included with application when applying.
You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
- Technical competency in healthcare facilities planning, design, and construction: Recognized as a technical authority in health facilities planning, design, and construction. Uses knowledge to lead the nationwide program in addressing the need for new and replacement health care facilities. Provides technical guidance on providing physical space for health care delivery.
- Decision Making: Makes sound, well informed, and objective decisions to guide program staff and assist the OEHE Divisions and Area programs with health care facility space needs.
- Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.
- Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
- Creative Thinking: Uses imagination to develop new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to problems; designs new methods where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or are unavailable. With limited resources uses creativity to suggest improvements and efficient ways to acquire physical space for health care delivery.