General Engineer

Arlington, Virginia
Jun 16, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
Full Time

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
Serves as the Utilities Privatization (UP) Contract Manager for the UP program. Responsible for resource planning and management, scheduling, coordination of engineering and technical analysis, pre-award, award, and post-award contract management for Office Chief of Staff for Installation Management (OACSIM) located in Arlington (Pentagon), VA. OACSIM provides policies, programs and resources for services and installation infrastructure to enable Total Army readiness.

This position is under Career Program 18 (CP-18)

This position will be filled by Term Appointment not to exceed 30 September 2019. Term appointments are temporary and may be extended up to 4 years at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations. It may become permanent without further competition. TERM Appointment does not confer eligibility to be non-competitively converted to career-conditional or career appointment.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


  • Occasional Travel
  • 10-20% travel may be required

  • No

  • No PCS Authorized
  • No Relocation or Recruitment Incentive Authorized
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    Experience required: 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Oversee Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System (PPBES) in support of installation facilities and infrastructure; Develop innovative strategies to resolve unyielding problems; Perform engineering technical analysis and formulate policy for utility systems to include energy plants and distribution systems; and fuels energy resources; Maintain and oversee contract administration teams; Develop and adjudicate organizational policy related to Utilities Privatization.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

    • Utility Engineering
    • Contract Management
    • Program Management
    • Financial Management

    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

    Basic Requirements:

    Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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.


    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 professional 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:


    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • This position requires the incumbent to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450 (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08). Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 23 March 2006.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level I Certification within 6 months of Entrance on Duty (EOD) date.


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