Engineering Technician

Washington D.C.
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time

The position is located in the Operations Department of Facilities Maintenance in the National Gallery of Art. The Gallery is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Operations Department to support the Gallery’s computerized Building Automation System (BAS). The BAS technical team is a dynamic group with front line responsibility for maintaining optimal environmental conditions for the care and display of irreplaceable works of art.

This position is also being advertised under job announcement NGA-17-121B to persons with Federal competitive status or reinstatement eligibility, or who are eligible under Veteran's 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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  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/59.
  • The selected candidate will provide a medical examination document.
  • The work is primarily performed in galleries, offices, and mechanical/electrical equipment rooms. Safety hazards are encountered at installation, repair and operational areas requiring use of proper safety equipment. Must be able to distinguish colors and shades of colors. Maybe required to participate in respirator and other health programs that relate to exposure to dust, asbestos, lead and etc. The incumbent is expected to sustain superior performance in a fast paced environment under constant pressure to meet changing requirements and demanding deadlines. Work may require climbing ladders, scaffolding and platforms.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Specialized experience is at least one year of experience, equivalent in responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service, troubleshooting, analyzing, and evaluating system performance for major HVAC electronic controls, mechanical systems and electric power systems.

    Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for GS-802-12. This requires at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience in troubleshooting, analyzing, evaluating system performance for major HVAC electronic controls, mechanical systems and electric power systems.

    Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumés do not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

    Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Candidates should ensure their résumé and submitted materials clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.

    1. Ability to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical HVAC systems using computer software applications.

    2. Skill in developing technical reports, briefing materials and presentations.

    3. Ability to perform redesigns and design modifications to HVAC control systems.

    4. Knowledge of computer communication networks, electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering as well as familiarity with other engineering fields/disciplines to analyze and make recommendations on technical engineering data and maintenance plans.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

    Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.

    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.

    The National Gallery of Art fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.


    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

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

    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.

    Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified".

    Based on your responses to the job-specific self-assessment questions, eligible candidates are placed for selection consideration into one of three pre-defined quality categories as described below:

    Best Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications for the position, candidates must fully demonstrate proficiency in all major aspects of the position.

    Well Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in some, but not all of the major aspects of the position.

    Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants
    must demonstrate a basic level of knowledge, skill and ability of the position.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each pre-defined quality category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (i.e., CPS and CP) must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated "ineligible", "not qualified", or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

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