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Job Title:Supervisory Civil Engineer OR Supervisory Mechanical Engineer OR Supervisory Architect

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:National Institute of Standards and Technology

Job Announcement Number:NISTDCD-2014-0003

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $146,548.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 31, 2014 to Monday, February 10, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

ZP-0808/0810/0830-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Career/Career-Conditional - Permanent/Full-Time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Gaithersburg, MD View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All qualified U.S. citizens. This notice is issued under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which NIST has a severe shortage of candidates.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Serve as Supervisor of the Capital Improvement Group of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Office of Facilities and Property Management, Design and Construction Division.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must be registered for selective service (as applicable).
  • You must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must complete Form OGE-450 prior to appointment.

DUTIES:

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This position will serve as Supervisor of the Capital Improvement Group of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Office of Facilities and Property Management, Design and Construction Division. The incumbent will be responsible for the management and coordination activities of a comprehensive design and construction program of new, existing, and renovated facilities at the NIST Gaithersburg site; Oversees and manages design and construction projects, to include new construction, alterations and renovations, and system repair and upgrade; and provides facility and project planning.

Provide oversight of the planning, budgeting, design, engineering, cost estimating, construction, and quality assurance of the NIST capital construction program. Apply expert knowledge of the methods, precedents, and standards for design and construction management, and will provide authoritative advice and guidance on all aspects of facilities engineering design and construction issues; Conduct complex/independent design assessment for major construction projects; Evaluate the design and construction processes that would improve efficiency based on the short/long term budgets in accordance with policy requirements and program objectives; and Perform analysis of the existing structures and identify researcher lab facility requirements and propose design solutions to meet those requirements.  

Conducts architectural and engineering analyses of facilities design, construction, and renovation activities and is responsible for writing clear and concise technical reports and recommendations to present to OFPM leaders; Performs the full range of supervisory responsibilities to include performance management, leave approval, administrative actions, work assignments, and tracking progress and budgets on team projects. Additionally, develops detailed budgets, resource and staffing requirements, schedules, and milestones for projects and balances and prioritizes project needs, programmatic needs, and available funding and resources.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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This is an interdisciplinary position; a position involving duties and responsibilities closely related to more than one professional occupation.  This position could be classified in the Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Architect occupational series.  The nature of the work is such that persons with education and experience in any of these professions may be considered equally well qualified to do the work.
Basic Requirements:
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPERVISORY ARCHITECT, ZP-0808- IV:
Degree: 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
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:
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.
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.

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPERVISORY CIVIL ENGINEER, ZP-0810-IV OR SUPERVISORY MECHANICAL ENGINEER ZP-830-IV:
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
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. (For the full Qualification Standard please click link below). 
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
In addition to the basic qualifications above applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level (ZP-III at NIST) managing a comprehensive design and construction program to include new, existing, and renovated facilities.

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.


This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to a final offer of employment.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. You may not be considered for the position if any part of the application is incomplete. Your application may not receive appropriate consideration without the required supporting documentation. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or adverse action after hiring.
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BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

A one to three year probationary period may be required.
 
If selected by management, you may be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.
 
 This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grades with career paths and pay bands. For more information regarding on how our pay bands correspond to the General Schedule grade levels, visit: http://www.nist.gov/hrmd/compensation/upload/nistcareerpathchart.pdf.  
 
Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
 
At NIST we are striving to make the application process as easy and efficient as possible. With that in mind, the resume and corresponding responses of successful candidates may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.
 
The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.  If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Specialist identified in this vacancy. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact Office of Workforce Management via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339. 

HOW TO APPLY:

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A complete application package includes the following:
  1. Your resume AND
  2. The supporting documentation required (click on Required Documents).




You MUST apply on-line through WWW.USAJOBS.GOV. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement.
 
Uploaded resumes must include the following: applicant contact information and educational and professional background information including dates of employment and education, salary (and Federal grade level, if appropriate), and work schedule (i.e., FT/PT).  Please also include in your resume a list of all publications and patents/patent applications on which you are a named inventor and provide the title and patent/patent application number for each. Incomplete applications will not be considered and you will not be contacted to provide any missing information.
 
If you do not have access to the internet: If you do not have internet access, please contact the HR Specialist identified for this vacancy for alternative application methods.
 
Problems Completing Your Application: If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by email at mgshelp@monster.com. The help desk is available Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

What documents do I need to submit? In addition to your resume, you must submit any documents needed to support your qualifications for this position (i.e., college/university transcript).
How do I submit my documents: You may submit required and/or supplemental documents through any ONE of the following methods:
  1. Upload your file(s);
  2. Download from your USAJOBS account;
  3. Fax using the on-line fax cover sheet;
  4. Mail your documents, ONLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS;




All required supporting documentation mentioned in this vacancy announcement, and all vacancy applications submitted electronically or via fax must be submitted and received by 11:59 pm ET on the closing date of this announcement. You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.
 
Are you CTAP or ICTAP Eligible? If you are a Federal employee claiming special priority selection rights under DOC's Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or your Agency's Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must meet the threshold of "well qualified" for the position to receive priority consideration. DoC defines well qualified as receiving a overall score of "85". You must also submit proof that you meet the requirements of 5CFR 330.605 (a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of your agency's notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating and a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting current position, grade level, and the duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information about CTAP and ICTAP, please refer to the following web sites: CTAP ICTAP

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Faith Harper
Phone: 301-975-3009
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: faith.harper@nist.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
100 Bureau Drive
Mail Stop 1720
Gaithersburg, MD
20899
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If your application is referred to management for consideration, you may be contacted to interview for the position. You may be contacted by NIST upon consideration for employment to inform you of additional qualification requirements (i.e., selective factors) that would be required for a particular position.

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Job Announcement Number:

NISTDCD-2014-0003

Control Number:

360558000