To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/03/2021.
: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. A current non-award SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.
Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
Degree (Bachelor's or higher): Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; 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. (transcript required)
In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below:
You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes, but is not limited to: Apply a wide range of engineering and architectural theories, concepts, standards, and methods to determine and accomplish actions for a wide range of assignments. Prepare, present, and evaluate plans, designs, reports, and correspondence. Incorporate a wide range of professional engineering skills and detailed knowledge of engineering practices to make application of the fundamentals of engineering science including mechanical, electrical, civil, structural, as well as architecture, to practical engineering problems. Provide professional oversight and/or project management for construction or maintenance efforts.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
- Computer Skills
- Critical Thinking
- Customer Service
- General Engineering
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
The duties of the position require visits to all areas of the medical center environment. Physical agility and manual dexterity are essential in that the position must be able to climb, lift, push, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, and work in close quarters during project inspections and gathering of project design information. Inspections of hazardous environments require the use of respirators and protective clothing. The position spends a significant portion of each day conducting field inspections; may often be required to personally oversee delicate or dangerous work in the field for long hours each day, such as overhead crane work, confined space entry, excavation and trenching, and high voltage field connections.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/