Job Overview


Palo Alto, CA - $81,460 to $125,926

Denver, CO - $73,848 to $114,158

New Orleans, LA - $ 68,809 to $106,369

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 900221

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Who May Apply: You may apply as a Merit Promotion candidate if you are a current or former career/career conditional Federal employee with competitive status or eligible for consideration under a special hiring authority (i.e, VEOA, VRA, Schedule A).

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

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Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.  Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under these appointment authorities.


The incumbent serves as a Electrical Engineer in the Field Resident Engineer Staff within the Office of Operations; Office of Construction and Facilities Management in the Department of Veteran Affairs. The incumbent reports to a Senior Engineer, on daily construction activities for a major renovation, addition, or new construction for VA facilities. Construction activities involve new construction, renovation projects, seismic reinforcement, modernization, demolition projects and major replacement systems. Construction sites are located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and have a timeline of sixteen months to five years.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviews contractor's critical path method diagrams (CPM) for construction logic and correct tie-in for submittal items;
  • Review cost breakdown and cost loading of CPM activities and provides recommendation to the Senior Resident Engineer in charge for acceptance or rejection;
  • Participates in updating the project information through the computer system and in certifying items for the processing of construction draw payments;
  • Reviews submittals of equipment and matterials submitted by the contractor for compliance with the contract specification;
  • Submits samples to the testing laboratory and reviews reports of findings to assure that materials meet standards;
  • Records tests findings and maintains a log of failures, their cause, number and locations.
  • Maintains accurate and complete job files including as-built drawings, specifications, submittals and general correspondence.
  • WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.
    The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to