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Job Title: General Engineer (FMS)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Saginaw, MI
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
General Engineer (FMS)

The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Chief, Facilities Management Service (FMS in administering NRM construction projects and assisting the engineering, maintenance and operations programs at this medical center. Duties include but not limited to:

  • This includes providing professional consultative advice to management of engineering problems and responsibilities involved in the maintenance and improvement of buildings, grounds, utilities and equipment.
  • The incumbent conducts continual program reviews and makes recommendations to the Chief, FMS, for improvements and modifications for assigned responsibilities.
  • The incumbent carries out activities that are requested by the Chief, FMS.
The major construction duties of this position are as follows:
  • Will provide engineering expertise.
  • Will serve as main resource of engineering theories and applications for other staff.
  • Is responsible for the inspection of projects during construction, preparing necessary reports, checking blue prints and specifications, and for taking corrective action as indicated.
  • Provides professional engineering services (including design calculations) related to the layout, design, development, and completion of construction projects ranging from $50,000 to $1,000,000 and nonrecurring maintenance projects.
  • Prepares cost estimates, drawings and specifications, and justification and description for proposed medical center projects and annual major, minor, minor miscellaneous, and NRM project submissions to VACO.
  • Serves as project manager and resident engineer for medical center construction and NRM projects.
  • During the construction phase, the incumbent checks the work progress and insures that plans and specification are being followed.
  • Reviews and approves/disapproves material and equipment submittals.
  • Prepares necessary documents for progress reports, partial payments, change orders, etc.

Work Schedule: 8:00AM to 4:30PM (Monday through Friday, may be required to work some weekends and evenings).
Position Description Title/PD#: General Engineer (FMS) / 3813-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates who possess unique skills and abilities.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement 09/21/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: 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-11 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

Basic Requirements:

A. Degree: 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.

OR

B. 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 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 or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) 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 successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.

4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's 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.)

Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.

Grade Requirements:

GS-11

Experience: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met determining the grade of candidates. Must have at least one (1) year equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-09), with responsibilities closely related to the work of this position that has given me the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a General Engineer. Examples of specialized experience for this position include: A working knowledge of AutoCAD to create and update new and current drawings. Experience in building construction engineering field. Codes of various engineering regulatory standards pertaining to engineering construction standards.

OR,

Education: To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

OR,

Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of specialized experience and education beyond a Masters Degree.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.

Note: 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.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

1 - Knowledge of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, electrical power and distribution, motors, drives, transformers, pumps, machinery. vehicles, compressors, boilers, construction equipment, buildings and others.
2 - Knowledge, skills, and experience to write new facility policies and re-write or modify existing standard practices as necessary to improve the functioning and performance of the facilities within the Network.
3 - Knowledge of various energy systems, including building envelopes, HVAC, local controls, system controls, and facility wide controls, steam distribution and lighting and their retrofit potential for energy conservation and/or energy recovery in Medical Center/Hospital environments.
4 - Skill in applying advanced theories, concepts, and principles practiced in the science of professional engineering sufficient to serve as a consultant and expert advisor on the engineering aspects of proposed and existing plans, designs, and construction activities for a wide range of agency facilities in a large regional area.

Reference: Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualifications Standard, General Engineer, 0801.

Physical Requirements: Work is generally performed in an office environment. However, inspections/audits and other field work require frequent walking, standing, bending, crawling and climbing ladders, etc. and may require carrying equipment with weights up to 50 lbs.

None

Documents Accepted:

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

Documents Required:
  • Resume

Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held. 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.

Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
Qualifications & Requirements
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement 09/21/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: 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-11 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

Basic Requirements:

A. Degree: 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.

OR

B. 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 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 or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) 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 successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

3. Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.

4. Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's 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.)

Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.

Grade Requirements:

GS-11

Experience: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met determining the grade of candidates. Must have at least one (1) year equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-09), with responsibilities closely related to the work of this position that has given me the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a General Engineer. Examples of specialized experience for this position include: A working knowledge of AutoCAD to create and update new and current drawings. Experience in building construction engineering field. Codes of various engineering regulatory standards pertaining to engineering construction standards.

OR,

Education: To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

OR,

Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of specialized experience and education beyond a Masters Degree.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.

Note: 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.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

1 - Knowledge of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, electrical power and distribution, motors, drives, transformers, pumps, machinery. vehicles, compressors, boilers, construction equipment, buildings and others.
2 - Knowledge, skills, and experience to write new facility policies and re-write or modify existing standard practices as necessary to improve the functioning and performance of the facilities within the Network.
3 - Knowledge of various energy systems, including building envelopes, HVAC, local controls, system controls, and facility wide controls, steam distribution and lighting and their retrofit potential for energy conservation and/or energy recovery in Medical Center/Hospital environments.
4 - Skill in applying advanced theories, concepts, and principles practiced in the science of professional engineering sufficient to serve as a consultant and expert advisor on the engineering aspects of proposed and existing plans, designs, and construction activities for a wide range of agency facilities in a large regional area.

Reference: Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualifications Standard, General Engineer, 0801.

Physical Requirements: Work is generally performed in an office environment. However, inspections/audits and other field work require frequent walking, standing, bending, crawling and climbing ladders, etc. and may require carrying equipment with weights up to 50 lbs.
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