Computer Engineer (Building Automation System Manager)
This position serves as the Building Automation System (BAS) Manager.
This position is also being advertised under job announcement to persons with Federal competitive status or reinstatement eligibility, or who are eligible under the Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or other special hiring authorities, including Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) authority and Schedule A authority to hire individuals with severe disabilities. Persons wishing to be considered under both announcements must apply separately to each.
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A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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 (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), 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) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration, by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, or 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 A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.
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 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.
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
In addition to meeting the basic education requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the specialized experience requirements listed below:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector performing the following:
GS-13: Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-12 level, managing a building automation system for a museum, university or similar campus with multiple buildings.
GS-14: Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-13 level, managing a building automation system for a museum, university or similar campus with multiple buildings.
Other Relevant Eligibility Criteria: The incumbent must be able to climb, stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend and stoop, without restriction. The incumbent must be able to work indoors and outdoors. The incumbent must be able to work with unplanned changes in temperature, humidity, dust, noise, odor, and light levels. The incumbent is required to wear protective clothing and equipment at appropriate times. The incumbent must have a degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited program, or possess a combination of college-level education and work experience demonstrating a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering.
Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.
- Knowledge of computer engineering principles and concepts, sufficient to design and implement systems and system components
- Ability to manage information technology software and hardware
- Skill in supervising others in the performance of technical and other duties
- Ability to manage contracts in a technical environment
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
EDUCATION: This position has a positive education requirement
Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Oversees and manages the National Gallery of Art's Building Automation System (BAS). The Gallery's BAS is built on the Tridium Niagara Framework with over 100 Java Application Control Engine microprocessor controllers in service.
Performs technical review of design drawings and specifications involving the installation of new direct digital control systems, in conjunction with the master facility plan. Updates and maintains the master BAS specification documents used to define system requirements for outside contractors and in-house designers making modifications to BAS connected equipment. Provides technical guidance to the Office of Architecture and Engineering (AAE) during the construction phase of projects.
Plans, schedules, and assigns work. Adjusts staffing levels and work procedures to accommodate the budget and changing Gallery priorities. Plans and establishes work schedules, deadlines, and standards for acceptable work.
Determines frequency of contract services for the maintenance of the BAS. Prepares required contract documentation for the procurement of these services. Acts as the COR during the construction phase of contracts.