General Engineer

Washington D.C.
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH), Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). PIH’s mission is to provide low-income families affordable housing opportunities as they transition to self-sufficiency and homeownership. PIH oversees the administration of HUD’s Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Section 8 Rental Assistance, and Native American Programs through a staff of Headquarters and Field employees. The field structure for PIH consists of 29 Hub Offices and 16 Program Centers that provide oversight, direct monitoring, and coordination for approximately 4,200 public housing authorities. The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) is responsible for annual assessments of HUD and other Federally Subsidized Housing Programs.

There are four vacancies for this position. These four vacancies may be filled in any of the following duty locations:
Atlanta, GA
Boston, MA
Cleveland, OH
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Houston, TX
Las Vegas, NV
Miami, FL
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO
Washington, DC

  • 75% or Greater
  • 100% travel may be required

  • No

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  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
    - Performing on-site structural inspections in accordance with general engineering principles and completing physical condition reports;
    - Applying contractual and funding policies, rules, regulations and administrative processes; AND
    - Developing and monitoring project stages including: objectives, milestones, quality assurance processes and completion reports.

    Education 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:
    1. Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, 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.)

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Education Requirements:
    Please see Qualifications section for Education Requirements

    The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

    Not Applicable


    As a General Engineer, you will:
    - Complete comprehensive site inspections and evaluations of contract inspectors using HUD’s Uniform Physical Condition Standards protocol to determine compliance with uniform standards emphasizing life-threatening health and safety hazards.
    - Perform technical planning and review of contractor work products. Analyze, justify, compare costs, and recommend whether work should be contracted out; provide technical requirements and descriptions of the work to be accomplished; and plan the work schedules, deadlines, and standards for acceptable work
    - Support the REAC in providing expert and innovative communication and liaison activities for the purpose of proactively identifying issues of mutual concern and soliciting suggestions on how they, together with HUD, can support the needs of our customers.
    - Primary liaison with the contractor and the responsible Contracting Officer; development of contract request consisting of statement of work and cost estimate; technical evaluation criteria; recommendation of potential sources; review and concurrence on solicitation; and evaluation of proposals; providing expert advice and guidance to contractors on complex program issues.

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