Interdisciplinary Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jul 10, 2017
Closes
Jul 24, 2017
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is part of the WHS Facilities Services Directorate. As a Interdisciplinary Engineer, this position is located in:

This position is located in the Washington Headquarters Services, Facilities Services Directorate (FSD), Federal Facilities Division (FFD), Alterations Work Group (AWG). AWG is industrially funded and consists of multiple teams providing a broad range of facilities support services to a large number of customer activities. The missions supported are extremely varied and complex in nature and are dispersed over a wide area. Facilities include Department of Navy (DON), Department of Army (DOA), Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD), Army Corps of Engineers, Missile of Defense Agency (MDA), senior level support facilities, medical clinics, Pentagon heliport and operational facilities and equipment.


Washington Headquarters Services was established as a Department of Defense Field Activity on October 1, 1977, as part of a DoD headquarters streamlining initiative. Approximately 1,200 civilian and military employees as well as contract staff are organized into 12 directorates and offices. WHS personnel contribute to the mission of our Defense customers by managing DoD-wide programs and operations for the Pentagon Reservation and DoD leased facilities in the National Capital Region. WHS is organizationally aligned under the Director of Administration for the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • Required to complete a Financial Disclosure statement upon appointment
  • Position is Emergency Essential, subject to report to duty 24/7
  • Basic Requirements: Degree: Engineering. OR Combination of education and experience as defined in https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf

    You may qualify at the GS-11 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: applying the theories, concepts, principles, applications and methodology of engineering to evaluate, advise and oversee work to ensure compliance with plans, designs, and specifications of building renovations and new construction projects; and construction project management skills to prepare project plans and cost estimates.

    Mechanical Engineer - knowledge of mechanical engineering theories, principles, concepts, standards and methods related to mission critical chilled water, HVAC, building automation, steam, gas, domestic water, sewer systems in order to assist with analyzing, configuring, testing, and troubleshooting; assist with designing, evaluating, constructing, commissioning, decommissioning, operating, and maintaining HVAC and refrigeration systems, building automation, steam, gas, domestic water, sewer systems.

    Fire Protection Engineer - knowledge of Fire Protection engineering theories, principles, concepts, standards and methods for assisting with designing, construction, inspection, testing, code interpretation, and operation of fire detection and fire suppression apparatus, appliances, devices and systems; assist with assessment of fire protection requirements; mitigate fire damage by proper design, construction, and arrangement of facilities; and research, develop, and testing of fire protection technologies.

    Electrical Engineer - knowledge of electrical engineering theories, principles, concepts, standards and methods related to low, medium, and high voltage commercial power, life safety power, mission critical/UPS power distribution systems, and onsite power generation systems in order to assist with analyzing, configuring, testing and troubleshooting the systems; assist with designing, evaluating, constructing, commissioning, decommissioning, operating, and maintaining low, medium, and high voltage commercial power, life safety power, power distribution systems, and onsite power generation systems; knowledge of, federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances pertaining to the construction, alteration, repair, operation and maintenance of building systems and land; knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements to ensure safety and protection of health in carrying out assigned electrical work.

    You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: applying the theories, concepts, principles, applications and methodology of engineering to evaluate, advise and oversee work to ensure compliance with plans, designs, and specifications of building renovations and new construction projects; and construction project management skills to prepare project plans and cost estimates.

    Mechanical Engineer - knowledge of mechanical engineering theories, principles, concepts, standards and methods related to highly complex mission critical chilled water, HVAC, building automation, steam, gas, domestic water, sewer systems in order to analyze, configure, test and troubleshoot the systems; designing, evaluating, constructing, commissioning, decommissioning, operating, and maintaining HVAC and refrigeration systems, building automation, steam, gas, domestic water, sewer systems; and knowledge of procurement rules and procedures applied in procuring contract services.

    Fire Protection Engineer - knowledge of Fire Protection engineering theories, principles, concepts, standards and methods for designing, construction, inspection, testing, code interpretation, and operation of fire detection and fire suppression apparatus, appliances, devices and systems; assessment of fire protection requirements; mitigate fire damage by proper design, construction, and arrangement of facilities; and research, develop, and testing of fire protection technologies; and knowledge of procurement rules and procedures applied in procuring contract services.

    Electrical Engineer - knowledge of electrical engineering theories, principles, concepts, standards and methods related to low, medium, and high voltage commercial power, life safety power, mission critical/UPS power distribution systems, and onsite power generation systems in order to analyze, configure, test and troubleshoot the systems; designing, evaluating, constructing, commissioning, decommissioning, operating, and maintaining low, medium, and high voltage commercial power, life safety power, power distribution systems, and onsite power generation systems; knowledge of, federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances pertaining to the construction, alteration, repair, operation and maintenance of building systems and land; knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements to ensure safety and protection of health in carrying out assigned electrical work; and knowledge of procurement rules and procedures applied in procuring contract services.

    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). 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.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Conditions of employment:

    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance.
    • This is a drug testing designated position.
    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade.

    All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

    Washington Headquarters Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please view the "Alternate Application" method listed in the "Other Information" section of this announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

    PPP PILOT: The Washington Headquarters Service is currently operating under an approved reengineered Priority Placement Program (PPP) pilot for all positions in its serviced workforce. This pilot is application based and current PPP registrants who are registered for activity codes 293A and 295A (regardless of the location) are required to apply to the job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their priority placement status. This pilot permits priority candidates to be assessed with other competitive applicants. Anyone claiming priority status must provide a copy of their PPP registration and supporting documentation (e.g. RIF notice, Sponsor's PCS orders, Certification of Expected Separation) at the time of application to verify priority placement and eligibility.

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    DUTIES:

    As a Interdisciplinary Engineer, GS-0808/0810/0830/0850-11/12, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

    • Serves as construction manager responsible for the overall management, planning, control, coordination and execution of assigned construction projects at the Pentagon.
    • Serves as subject matter expert (SME) for projects that require the application of electrical, mechanical, civil, or architectural engineering theories, principles, methods, techniques, and project management skills.
    • Reviews all engineering drawings, plans, specifications, standards, regulations and other applicable references.
    • Conducts surveys and investigation at project site with DoD contractors and building management.
    • Implements corporate decisions, guidance, laws, regulations, and policy in the development of the project and intermediate products.
    • Prepares cost estimates and similar information that supports proposed new construction or renovation projects.