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Job Title:Interdisciplinary (General or Civil) Engineer

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Department of Defense Education Activity

Job Announcement Number:13-PTC-098E

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$71,901.00 to $93,470.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 27, 2013 to Friday, July 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0801/0810-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Peachtree City, GA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members?  Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment.  Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools!

This position may be filled as a General Engineer (0801) or Civil Engineer (0810).

 

The Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164, for the above position(s) in DDESS Schools.

 

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a DoD Field Activity responsible for the oversight of two school systems, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary & Secondary Schools (DDESS).   DoDEA employs more than 15,000 individuals responsible for educating approximately 90,000 students in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Guam, and Puerto Rico.   The mission of DoDEA is to provide a quality education from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve for the eligible minor family members of DoD military and civilian personnel on official assignments.

 

If you are a Current, Permanent Federal Civil Service Employee, you may also apply under Job Announcement  # 13-PTC-098I.

 

Serves as the Facilities Engineer, program manager/coordinator and technical advisor, responsible for all life cycle phases of the total educational facilities program for assigned schools.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • A background/suitability investigation/determination is required.
  • You must meet the Selective Service requirement.
  • You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents.
  • You must complete the questionnaire and competency statement.

DUTIES:

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Serves as the Facilities Engineer, program manager/coordinator and technical advisor, responsible for all life cycle phases of the total educational facilities program for assigned schools. This includes development and preparation of facilities surveys/assessments, space evaluations and utilization studies, planning and programming documents as well as preparation, maintenance, and revision of five year master plans for each assigned area/school. Responsible for selection and/or coordination of new facilities sites to be within the guidelines of military master plans. Works with the appropriate military services' facilities engineering corps to determine the most effective course of action to execute major military construction (MILCON) to include, if applicable, host nation coordination.

Oversees minor construction, and sustainment/renovation and modernization (S/RM) projects.  Reviews construction phase shop drawings. Manages the budget and disbursal of project funds. Serves as organizational point of contact on assigned projects. Works with the staff of the Director, district superintendents, school principals, military commanders, military services' facilities engineering corps, contracted private architect-engineer (A-E) consultants, vendors, construction contractors, host nation engineers and officials, if applicable, and others throughout the life cycle of assigned facilities projects within the assigned area of responsibility. 
 

Duties are divided among a variety of areas: (1) Planning, design review, and construction projects (2) Sustainment/renovation and modernization (S/RM) projects (3) Coordination (4) Special projects and (5) Reports.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For the AD/GS-12 level: One (1) year specialized experience at the AD/GS-11 or equivalent level is required.

Specialized experience is defined as experience in the planning, development, and execution of a multi-year facilities maintenance and new construction program. 


Professional Education Requirement:

 

  1. 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: (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.

    OR

  2. 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

    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. 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.

    2. Written Test -- Evidence of having succesfully 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.

      Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A.

      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.

    3. 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 in paragraph A.

    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 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

Must meet OPM minimum qualification standards to be considered for this position.

 

Must be a US Citizen to be considered.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.  Candidates who meet minimum experience requirements will be further evaluated against established criteria that demonstrated how well they posses the specific ranking factors determined necessary for successful job performance.  If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligibile or not qualified.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Deparment of Defense Education Activity offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp
 


OTHER INFORMATION:

Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.

 

If you are selected for this position and are not a current DDESS employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-Verify' system.  Federal law requires DDESS to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.  Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies within eight (8) Federal government work days as a condition of continued employment.

 

Condition of Employment:  Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer as a condition of employment, reassignment, or promotion, in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14-R.

 

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel
Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government interest. Local commuting area is
defined as the geographic area surrounding a work site that encompasses the localities where people
live and can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily to work based on the generally held
expectations of the local community. (5 CFR 575.203)



HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the steps below to apply online.  Your application and ALL required supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, July 19, 2013.

Paper, faxed or e-mailed electronic applications submitted directly to the agency and not through the USA Jobs program using the instructions below will not be considered.

Step 1:  Create USA Jobs account, including resume and saved documents.  It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessments vacancy questions.  If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of compentency that is indicated by the content of your resume.

NOTE:  Your application/resume for Federal employment must include the following information in order to be considered for the position:

  --  Your highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment, if you are a current or former Federal employee.

  --  Total employment period, i.e., starting and ending dates (month and year) for each work experience, paid and unpaid, related to the job for which you are applying, including the hours per week. Also include a description of your duties and accomplishments, your employer’s name and address, supervisor’s name and phone number, and salary. If you are currently employed, you must indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

  --  Highest level of education completed.

  --  Job-related training courses (title and year).

  --  Job-related skills.

  --  Job-related certificates and licenses (current only).

  --  Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (give dates-but do not send documents).

Step 2:  Answer vacancy questionnaire.  Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed.

Step 3:  Submit supporting documents.  Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" Section of this vacancy.  If you submit a document using the same document title, the second submission will overwrite the first submission.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 915097. Fax your documents to:  1-478-757-3144.

Step 4:  Review application and click Finish.

Step 5:  Edit application as needed by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of closing date.

If you cannot apply online, click the following link to view and print the questionnaire:  View Occupational Questionnaire OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Form 1203-FX can be found at:  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf

Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your faxed transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, July 19, 2013.  You must submit all required documents; otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.  
 
1.  Online application (Questionnaire) - Required

2.  Resume (must include beginning/ending month and year for each employment period) - Required

3.  Copy of Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts, if qualifying baed on education. 

 

4.  Copy of Professional registration and/or EIT examination, if applicable

   

5.  Applicants claiming 5-point veteran's preference must submit a copy of DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.  Applicants claiming 10-point veteran's preference must submit a copy of Standard Form 15.  Form is available under forms at:  https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf  Application for 10-point preference, as well as the required documentation indicated on the SF-15. 

 

Note:  Applicants may not be considered or rated if they do not submit all of the forms indicated above and failure to submit the required forms will not be a basis for subsequent appeal or grievance.


 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DDESS Staffing
Phone: (678)364-6852
Email: STAFFING@AM.DODEA.EDU
Agency Information:
DDESS HR Area Service Center
700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City, GA
30269
United States

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received and the announcement has closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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Job Announcement Number:

13-PTC-098E

Control Number:

346304000