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Job Title:Supervisory General Engineer/Architect (Project Delivery)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:MP-13-954879-OF

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, September 06, 2013 to Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801/0808-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

3 vacancies in the following location(s):
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CA United StatesView Map
Silver Spring, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 954879

Mare Island, CA $134,647 - $155,500 

Silver Spring, MD $123, 758 - $155,500 

Washington, DC $123,758 - $155, 500

 

CONCURRENT ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS POSITIONIS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER Delegated Examining  PROCEDURES UNDER ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER DE-13-954696-KC. IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER THAT ANNOUNCEMENT, PLEASE REVIEW TO DETERMINE IF YOU QUALIFY.   

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?

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”).

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Travel required approximately 15% of the time.
  • PCS - Permanent Change of Station authorized.
  • Subject to serve One (1) year probationary period.
  • Financial Disclosure required.

DUTIES:

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The Office of Construction & Facilities Management (CFM) is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of all major construction projects greater than $10 million. In addition, CFM acquires real property for use by VA elements through the purchase of land and buildings, as well as long-term lease acquisitions. Through the construction and real property programs, CFM delivers to Veterans, high quality buildings, additions, large scale renovations, and structural enhancements. CFM also manages facility sustainability, seismic corrections, physical security, and historic preservation of VA's facilities.

As the Supervisory General Engineer/Architect (Project Delivery) you will:

  • Provide full support for CFM field regional offices, managing integrated project delivery (IPD ), streamline construction and create positive outcomes.   
  • Oversee design and construction project management efforts and ensure that efforts to achieve milestones and budget goals.  
  • Ensure that the Regional Director is current on all acquisition and management activities within the assigned region and makes appropriate recommendations concerning overall feasibility of actions.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialize Experience:

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must have at least one year of relevant specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience performing construction project management functions sufficient to oversee, analyze, and evaluate construction, land acquisition and disposal leave projects.

Examples of specialized experience include but are not limited to: performing construction project planning activities to improve efficiency, eliminate waste, cut cost, and improve productivity that result in positive outcomes; managing teams and/or responsible in providing oversight for construction design efforts to ensure efforts and plans are aligned to meet milestones and projected budget expectations; experience in making timely and effective decisions and produce results through effective implementation of strategic planning and evaluative measurement tools.

NOTE: IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT(S) ABOVE APPLICANT MUST ALSO MEET THE BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW.

Education requirements FOR GENERAL ENGINEER:

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must have professional engineering degree, 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

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must have combination of education and experience, demonstrated by one of the following three options: 1) Professional registration Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico; 2) 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; or 3) successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, architecture, computer science, or mathematics 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. This experience should have included 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.

OR

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800/

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ARCHITECT:

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must have successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in architecture; or related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.

OR

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must have combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by at least one of the following:

1. Related Curriculum: Degree in architectural engineering may be accepted as satisfying in full the basic requirements, provided the completed course work in architectural engineering provided knowledge, skills, and abilities substantially equivalent to those provided in the courses specified in paragraph A. The curriculum for a degree in either architecture or architectural engineering covers function, esthetics, site, structure, economics, mechanical-electrical, and other engineering problems related to the design and construction of buildings primarily (but not exclusively) intended to house human activities. The courses required for a degree in architecture generally place emphasis upon planning, esthetics, and materials and methods of construction, while the courses for an architectural engineering degree place equal or greater weight on the technical engineering aspects such as structural systems, mechanical systems, and the properties of materials. Because of this difference in emphasis, persons with degrees in architecture may have a preference for work assignments that offer greater opportunities for them to express their artistic and creative abilities. As a result, they may be more concerned with planning and design aspects of architecture, and persons with degrees in architectural engineering may be more engaged in aspects emphasizing technical engineering considerations.

2. Experience: An applicant lacking a degree in architecture must have had l year of experience in an architect's office or in architectural work for each year short of graduation from a program of study in architecture. In the absence of college courses, 5 years of such experience is required. This experience must have demonstrated that the applicant has acquired a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional architecture.


 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

-Experience in successfully leading, directing, and managing multiple design and constructioj projects in geographically dispersed locations through planning, scheduling, budgeting and quality assurance for many stakeholders of varied interests.

-Experience leading subordinates and to establish and monitor performance measures to achieve results.

- Knowledge of making timely and effective decisions and producing results through effective implementation of strategic planning and evaluative measurement tools. 

- Experience responding to potential or actual program problems relative to goal achievement (cost and schedule attainment with changing program and policy requirement).   

Be sure that your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions. Your responses to the questions must be substantiated by your resume and/or supporting documentation. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings will be changed and you may be removed from employment consideration.


BENEFITS:

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: 

http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies.  This position may be authorized for telework.  Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

Special Hiring Authorities: please follow the link, to find more information about special Hiring Athorities such as Schedule A: http://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2013/02/opm-issues-final-rule-to-simplify-schedule-a-hiring-authority-for-persons-with-disabilities/ the direct-hire authority to appoint veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more, for more information, please follow the link:http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hm/shav/index.aspx; Peace Corps or VISTA service; or another excepted service/special hire authority, you must submit documentation to support your claim for eligibility with your application package. For more details, visit http://archive.opm.gov/Strategic_Management_of_Human_Capital/fhfrc/default.asp VA encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and other available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact VA Central Office’s Disability Placement Coordinator, Vernetta Fields, at (202) 461-7838 or Vernetta.Fields@va.gov TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected (202) 461-7838.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below). The complete Application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, June 23, 2014.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.
Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date. To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (
https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you cannot apply online:

you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire:

View Occupational Questionnaire

http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:
1. Complete this cover page
http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 954879. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

RESUME: You must submit a resume. Your resume should clearly show your possession of the specialized experience qualification requirement and competencies so that we can determine your qualifications for this position. Your resume should be specific to the position you are applying for, relating your skills and experience to those noted in the job posting.   

- SF-50 (NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION): All status candidates or reinstatement eligible must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (or similar form) which indicates position, title, series, grade and competitive status.    

- COVER LETTER (OPTIONAL): Your cover letter should state your interest in this position and the strengths that you feel will make you an asset to VA. We will not use your cover letter to determine your qualifications; however, your cover letter will go to the Selecting Official along with your resume if you are referred. 

VETERANS PREFERENCE: If claiming veteran's preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume. For 5-point veteran's preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 copy or Member 7 copy), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g. documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If the appropriate copy of the DD-214 is not submitted and the discharge status is not confirmed, you will not receive credit for the claimed active duty military service. To gain access to your DD214 online, please visit: National Archives.


Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non-service connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and submit this required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx. An application for 10-point Veteran Preference and all supportive documentation is required to be submitted prior to verifying your preference claim. If we cannot verify your 10-point preference status, you will receive 5-point preference if veterans' preference requirements have been met. If you are still on active duty, you MUST submit a statement of service from your unit, which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received. Information on Veterans Preference is available in the Vet's Guide that can be found at: Veterans Guide.

ICTAP AND/OR CTAP CANDIDATES: To receive selection priority, surplus and displaced employees must apply to and be found well-qualified for the position. A well-qualified CTAP or ICTAP employee is one who satisfies all medical, physical, education, and/or experience factors for the vacant position; is rated at Well Qualified or better against the Rating Schedule for the position; has a current performance rating of at least "fully successful" or its equivalent; and can satisfactorily perform all of the duties of the position within a reasonable orientation period, e.g., 30 days. CTAP and ICTAP candidates must submit documents showing eligibility for selection priority (e.g., RIF separation notice, Certificate of Expected Separation, or other proof of eligibility for priority selection); an SF-50 showing the current (or former) position, grade level, promotion potential, and duty location; and the most current performance appraisal including the performance rating.

For additional information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit OPM's Career Transition Resources page.

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Owilda Fields
Phone: (202)461-5548
Email: OWILDA.FIELDS@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VA Central Office HRS
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC
20420
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address. 


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Job Announcement Number:

MP-13-954879-OF

Control Number:

350866400