RequirementsConditions of Employment
- With assistance, conduct inspections of fire alarm and fire protection systems and equipment in cooperation with other GSA offices to ensure compliance with fire protection, fire prevention and life safety engineering design.
- Assist in the evaluation and monitoring of contractual fire safety services to ensure compliance and follow-up action. Utilize technology to enhance fire protection, including evaluation of condition of fire protection equipment, survey scheduling and report and deficiency tracking.
- Coordinate with Fire Protection Engineer(s) who manage the regional Fire Protection Program in the GSA Office of Facilities Management to ensure fire protection activities are consistent with national and regional GSA Fire Protection Program requirements and practices.
- Assist in the development of risk assessment of Government buildings in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Federal Fire Safety Act, beginning at the project programming state through project development, budgeting documentation, design, construction, and beneficial occupancy stages.
- US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
- Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
- Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
- Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
- Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or NonCareer SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.
- Serve a one year trial period, if required.
- Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 1 investigation level).
- Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
- Signed participant agreement is required for employment under this Program
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- the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
- number of hours per week you worked (if part time).
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salary range starts at $53,105
per year. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ENGINEERS:
A Degree in professional engineering OR a combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. For specifics on qualifying education and/or experience - use the following link: Basic Requirements for Engineer Positions.
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.
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 (El), Engineer in Training (EIT)t, 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 8 above, except as noted under 8.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise.SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, to qualify for the GS-07
, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05
level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is applying professional fire protection engineering principles, concepts, and practices to perform routine assignments; the ability to determine the technical ramifications resulting from changes in such things as item design or customer requirements; and familiarity with related architectural and engineering disciplines.
Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position
A Combination of Education and Experience
Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the baccalaureate level is fully qualifying at the GS-7 level. To claim SAA, submit documentation of one of the following:
1. Class standing
-- You must be in the upper third of your graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.
2. Grade-point average (rounded to one decimal point) of:
a. 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better)
as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum; or
b. 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better)
based on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the required courses in your major field completed during your final 2 years of the curriculum.
3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society
in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies This position has a positive education requirement:
Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcript(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcements to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. Education
Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional information
Bargaining Unit Status:
- This position is eligible for the bargaining unit
If you are selected at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without having to re-apply or compete against other applicants.
Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.
On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:
· Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
· Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee
· Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.
If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under Vacancy Announcement #23PBSC1065DFMP. We are also accepting applications from all U.S. Citizens and Nationals under Vacancy Announcement #23PBSC1064DFDE. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for each.
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- Valuing and embracing diversity, promoting equity, inclusion and accessibility, and expecting cultural competence; and
- Fostering a work environment where all employees, customers and stakeholders feel respected and valued.
Our commitment is:
- Reflected in our policies, procedures and work environment;
- Recognized by our employees, customers and stakeholders; and
- Drives our efforts to recruit, attract, retain and engage the diverse workforce needed to achieve our mission.