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Job Title:  Engineering Technician - NIAID - DE
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number:  NIH-NIAID-DE-14-1102363

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$75,621.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year
Monday, April 28, 2014 to Friday, May 02, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD View Map
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The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

This position is located in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Office of the Director (OD), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).  The DIR has responsibility for providing mission and values-based business leadership, direction, support, and assistance to NIAID's national and international intramural programs and activities in order to enhance NIAID's strategic position in related areas of biomedical research; ensure responsible stewardship of resources in support of the research enterprise; maintain core values; optimize operational effectiveness of business services; and institutionalize accountability for achieving Presidential, Departmental , and NIH management goals and initiatives including continuous improvement and reengineering in a comprehensive and integrated manner. 


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.


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If you are selected for the position as an Engineering Technician you will perform the following duties:

  • Serves as Project Manager for development of the design and renovation/construction of Division of Intramural Research (DIR) facilities.
  • Provide comprehensive advice to principal investigators on the design of facilities to ensure compliance with all applicable legal, regulatory, and professional design standards (BSL-2 and BSL-3).
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend practical solutions to complex, interrelated issues that often cross technicial lines, e.g., the integration of electrical, mechanical, and/or architectural features into a comprehensive project plan.
  • Estimate resources requirements, including funding levels, staffing, and support services required for planned construction and renovations for sensitive services e.g., animal housing, delivery of liquid nitrogen, and oxygen services.


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For the GS-12 level:  You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized  experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector that included the following tasks:  reviewing project documents to ensure that installation, testing, and commissioning of infrastructure is in compliance with specifications, codes, standards, and guidelines; performing field surveys of site constructions, repairs and improvements, and utility systems; performing safety and quality control inspections; creating project schedules; and managing contractors and subcontractor, ensuring quality work and safety in the work place.




Selective Factor:   In order to meet minimum qualification requirements you must demonstrate possession of the selective factor of this position. Selective factor include(s) work experience in the design, operation, construction and renovation of Biosafety Level 2 and 3 laboratories.



Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.


If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified – for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
  • Well Qualified – for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
  • Qualified – for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:

All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date,  Friday, May 02, 2014, to be considered.


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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.



A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.


A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.


Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.


The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.


The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.


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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.  You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:


  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire. Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)



  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)


For additional information, click on the links below:


Additional Information on How to Apply


Information on Reasonable Accommodation


For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at


The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, May 02, 2014.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.


Deirdre Davis
Phone: (301)402-3931
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
10401 Fernwood Road
Room 2D-19
Bethesda, MD


Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, May 02, 2014, you may check your status online at USAJOBS.  We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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