Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 914838

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.  

Come and join a dynamic group of people in the Human Resources Management Service at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. This is an advanced developmental position in which the incumbent will gain experience and develop his/her knowledge, skill and abilities in the Engineering profession through the completion of more complex assignments and the exercise of increasing authority and responsibility.

This position is being filled under the TCF Recent Graduates Program. TCF is a national workforce development program within VHA that was designed to replenish technical staff in critically identified positions. The TCF career fields represent those technical fields where VA-specific knowledge and experience is desirable for success in the field.

Individuals selected for these positions are trained, coached, and supervised by a preceptor. Preceptors are selected annually, through and extensive application process, for their technical expertise, their commitment to training and the suitability of their facility as a training location.

If selected for the TCF Recent Graduate Program, you will follow a formal training plan for 2 years. During the first year, you will be under a temporary appointment in the excepted service. Participants who are successfully meeting the requirements at the end of their first year are eligible for conversion to a permanent appointment or a term appointment (1-4 years in duration) without further competition. This conversion is at the agency’s discretion.

Selectee will be required to sign Mobility, Training, Continued Service and Participant Agreements.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE, OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE THAT YOU ARE RATED INELIGIBLE. SEE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION TO UPLOAD. ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS.

WHO MAY APPLY: RECENT GRADUATES WITH AN ASSOCIATES, BACHELORS, MASTERS, PROFESSIONAL, DOCTORATE, VOCATIONAL OR TECHNICAL DEGREE OR CERTIFCATE FROM QUALIFYING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. To be eligible, applicants must apply within the previous two years of degree or certificate completion except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who have up to six years after degree or certification completion to apply. For more employment information for veterans, go to OPM’s Feds Hire Vets (external link) website. Students may apply if they are within 3 months of completing the above described requirements. (NOTE: Individuals who graduated between 12/27/10 and 07/10/12 will be eligible to apply under the Recent Graduates Program through 7/10/2014.)

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

 

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Duties

Duties:

He/She will work under the general supervision of the Chief of Engineering in supervising the construction program and assisting the engineering maintenance and operations program. This includes providing professional consultative advise to management and improvement of buildings, grounds, utilities and equipment. Also, responsible for the coordination of the Engineering Construction Program. He/she conducts continual program reviews and makes recommendations to the Chief of Engineering for improvements and modifications. He/she will be responsible of the inspection of projects during construction, preparing necessary reports, checking blueprints and specifications, and for taking corrective action as indicated. Prepares cost estimates, drawings and specifications and justifications and description for proposed medical center projects. Reviews and approves/disapproves material and equipment submittals.

Work Schedule: 1st, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

PD #: 598-00984-A