General Engineer - ORF - DE

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 18, 2017
Closes
Sep 18, 2017
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

If you have experience  or related education applying professional knowledge of engineering theories, concepts, principles and methodologies to research, analyze, interpret, evaluate and carry out various engineering functions AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH, Office of Research Facilities (ORF)! For more information, visit http://orf.od.nih.gov/. This position is located in the Office of Research Facilities (ORF), Division of Design and Construction Management (DDCM) or the Division of Facilities Operations and Maintenance (DFOM).

Although not required, professional engineering license is preferred.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

    A.    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.        

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    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 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--Current registration as a professional engineer 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 Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

    Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A.

    Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.

    3.    Specified academic courses--Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.

    4.    Related curriculum--Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., 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.,  interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

    Note:  An applicant who meets the basic requirements as  specified in A or B above may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise, or unless he/she qualifies under the provisions of B.2 related to the EIT examination or BET degree.

    You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: evaluating design and construction objectives and identifying the most economical and efficient procedures for building renovation, design and construction; preparing detailed fee estimates and A/E contract criteria necessary for project completion; conducting studies and developing plans, specifications, and construction requirements such as schedules, costs, labor and materials; coordinating construction projects and resolving problems or conflicts that impede the progress and timely completion of construction projects; and interpreting building codes, regulations, construction standards and guidelines.

    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; 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.

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    This position has an education requirement.  You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts(or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package.  Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.  Click here for information on Foreign Education .

    PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.

    A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

    Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.  The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.  The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.

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

    If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

    • Best Qualified – for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
    • Well Qualified – for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
    • Qualified – for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

    Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

     

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