Supervisory Fire Protection Engineer

Washington D.C.
Jan 24, 2019
Jan 24, 2019
Engineer, Management
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel occasionally for this position for training and duty.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Annual financial disclosure is required.
  • Position requires education; applicants must submit transcripts prior to official offer.
  • You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your current license as a professional engineer in Fire Protection Engineering from any state, the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico to receive credit for satisfaction of the Selective Factor.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements within thirty (30) calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.
  • INSTRUCTIONS: Thank you for your interest in the Supervisory Fire Protection Engineer (GS-0804-14), position with our agency. For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience, training, or ability. For the purposes of this assessment, an expert is a person, through education and experience, who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area.
    *-1. You must possess at least one of the following basic requirements:

    A. Bachelor's degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
    B. Bachelor's degree in professional engineering that includes differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced that first-year physics and chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: (1) statics, dynamics; (2) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (3) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (7) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
    C. Registered as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
    D. Registered as an Engineering Intern (EI) or an Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any state, the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.
    E. 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, and Puerto Rico.
    F. Completed 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 above.
    G. Completed a curriculum that led 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 AND I have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.


    You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service as a Fire Protection Engineer performing the following types of tasks: conducting and coordinating fire inspection, prevention and protection activities; evaluating fire protection and prevention aspects of buildings or facilities; and, inspecting, testing and operating fire detection and suppression services for systems of buildings or facilities.

    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.


    Selective Factor: In order to meet minimum qualification requirements you must demonstrate possession of the selective factor(s) of this position. Selective factor includes: Do you possess a current license as a Professional Engineer in Fire Protection Engineering from any state, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico?

    A. Yes

    B. No

    Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply:

    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.

    • - Tier III Non-emergency/non-teleworker. This position is designated as a "non-emergency/non-teleworker" position and the selected candidate will be considered a "non-emergency/non-teleworker" employee.
    • - A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
    • - A concurrent one-year supervisory probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
    • -If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually. For information, visit the NIH Ethics website:
    • - 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.
    • - We may make additional selections for similar positions within the commuting area(s) of the locations listed 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.

    Evaluation Method

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    Drug test required No

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