Engineering Technician (Electrical)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 19, 2017
Closes
Sep 19, 2017
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The closing date has been extended until September 18, 2017.

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As a Engineering Technician(Electrical), you will be serving in a Power Generation Plant which operates and performs technical support and maintenance the operation of back-up power and cooling plants and their distribution systems. This position is located in the National Capital Region, Public Building Services, Facilities Program Division Support. This office is responsible for providing facilities related solutions and services to Federal tenants located in over 8500 owned and leased workspaces across the nation.

GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including: Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans); Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from; Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs; Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan); Flexible work schedules and telework; Transit and child care subsidies; and Training and development.

At this time we are only filling 12 vacancies; however additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this announcement in this or other GSA organization within this announcement as needed.

This vacancy is also being announced as Vacancy Announcement Number 1711021LHMP under Merit Promotion regulations. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under Merit Promotion Procedures. Note: You must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both procedures.

This announcement will be used to fill positions on an ongoing-basis as job openings occur. Each time there is a job opening, a cut-off date will be created. If you have submitted a complete application by the cut-off date, your application will be reviewed. The first cut-off date will be no earlier than June 1, 2017.


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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
  • Direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization is required
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with Selective Service
  • 1 year probationary period may be required.
  • See Conditions of Employment section for more requirements
  • 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 Non-Career 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.
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
    • Undergo a background investigation and receive a favorable adjudication.
    • Undergo a single-scope background investigation and be granted a Top Secret national security clearance by the GSA security office. Non-GSA employees must be granted this clearance before you enter on duty. This position is designated as a Critical-sensitive National Security Position.
    • Non-GSA employees must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.

    NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.

    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; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

    The GS-09 salary range starts at $54,972 per year. Generally, first time appointees to Federal civilian service have their salary set at the beginning rate of the grade for which they are selected; unless prior approval has been received to adjust the salary based on superior qualifications of the applicant. To qualify for the GS-09, all candidates must have one of the following: possess one and half years of graduate education in the electrical/electronic field OR possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 grade level in the Federal service as defined below. Specialized experience performing non-professional engineering technical work in functions such as inspecting, analyzing, diagnosing, troubleshooting, performing maintenance on instrumentation, emission monitoring devices, distribution control systems and other electrical/electronic equipment within a Power Generation Plant.

    The GS-10 salary range starts at $60,538 per year. Generally, first time appointees to Federal civilian service have their salary set at the beginning rate of the grade for which they are selected; unless prior approval has been received to adjust The GS-09 salary the salary based on superior qualifications of the applicant. To qualify for the GS-10, all candidates must have one of the following: possess two full years of graduate education or a master's degree in the electrical/electronic field OR possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service as defined below. Specialized experience performing work in function such as applying electrical/electronic engineering principles, concepts and practices with an emphasis on distribution control systems as it relates to the maintenance and repair construction of Power Generation Plan equipment.

    The GS-11 salary range starts at $66,510 per year. Generally, first time appointees to Federal civilian service have their salary set at the beginning rate of the grade for which they are selected; unless prior approval has been received to adjust the salary based on superior qualifications of the applicant. To qualify for the GS-11, all candidates must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-10 grade level in the Federal service as defined below. Specialized experience work that has provided a practical knowledge of electrical/electronic engineering principles, concepts, and practices with an emphasis on distribution control systems as it relates to the maintenance and repair construction of Power Generation Plan equipment; and a working understanding of trade practices, accepted safety policies, and use of protective equipment.

    The GS-12 salary range starts at $79,720 per year. Generally, first time appointees to Federal civilian service have their salary set at the beginning rate of the grade for which they are selected; unless prior approval has been received to adjust the salary based on superior qualifications of the applicant. To qualify for the GS-12, all candidates must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service as defined below. Specialized experience is expert knowledge to apply and perform troubleshooting and repair of controls, calibration of controls within the Power Generation Plant, and preventive maintenance; and to prepared detailed sketches and working drawings to improve projects being accomplished.

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    • Bargaining Unit Status: NFFE
    • Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
    • If you are selected for this position at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without further competition in accordance with all applicable regulations. However, promotions are not guaranteed and are dependent on performance.
    • GSA may pay a recruitment incentive to a newly-appointed employee; a relocation incentive to a current employee; or offer annual leave service credit to an applicant with related non-federal or uniformed services work experience. Determinations to pay/allow incentives will be made on a case-by-case basis, subject to funding availability and documentation that the position is "hard-to-fill".
    • Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.
    • Travel expenses associated with pre-employment interviews may beauthorized for this position and will be paid by the General Services Administration as allowed by regulation. Determinations to authorize such expenses will be made on a case-by-case basis and subject to funding availability.
    • Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-federal work experience or uniformed service experience.
    • All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will be reviewed to determine whether you (a) are eligible to apply for and meet the qualification requirements for the position; (b) have provided all of the required documentation for consideration; and (c) whether you are among the candidates referred to the selecting official for consideration. Veteran’s preference points are only given for Delegated Examining Announcements.

    You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities. Responses to the vacancy assessment questions must be verifiable and supportable by your resume or your responses may be adjusted, which may ultimately affect your consideration for this position.

    GS-0802-09 and GS-0802-10

    • Ability to monitor the operating of commonly used power generation, electrical and emergency distribution systems of 24x7 back-up power and HVAC systems.
    • Basic Knowledge of electrical/electronic engineering principles, concepts, and practices with commonly used power generation, electrical and emergency distribution systems of 24x7 back up power and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC).
    • Practical knowledge of back-up utility operations sufficient to perform manual start-up, trouble-shooting, and shut down of power generation and electrical distributions systems.
    • Basic knowledge of practices, methods, techniques, and application of safety policies procedures, and guidelines to work conditions, work practices, and protective equipment used in plants and distribution system loads.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with internal/external customers.
    GS-0802-11 and GS-0802-12
    • Ability to monitor the operating of commonly used power generation, electrical and emergency distribution systems of 24x7 back-up power and HVAC systems.
    • Practical knowledge of back-up utility operations, including manual start-up, trouble-shooting, and shut down of power generation and electrical distribution systems.
    • Knowledge of electrical/electronic engineering principles, concepts, and practices with commonly used power generation, electrical and emergency distribution systems of 24x7 back-up power and Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC).
    • Knowledge of practices, methods, techniques, and application of safety policies, procedures, and guidelines to work conditions, work practices, and protective equipment used in plants and distribution system loads.
    • Ability to understand verbal instructions, to comprehend context and intent of guidance, and to read written instructions, maintenance manuals, handbooks, manufacturer’s guidelines and specifications.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in-writing with external and internal customers.
    A variety of assessments/assessment tools may be used to evaluate candidates for specific vacancies covered by this announcement. Candidates will be notified when further assessments are implemented and provided with instructions.

    If you are an Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan eligible or a GSA Career Transition Assistance eligible, you must be considered well qualified (minimum score of 85) to receive priority. ICTAP/CTAP

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