Architect/Engineer (General, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Fire Protect) - Pathways Recent Graduat

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 22, 2019
Closes
Mar 30, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Some travel required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Apply online (See How to Apply section.)
  • Signed participant agreement is required for employment under this Program.
  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria by 06/30/2019.
  • If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
    • Serve a one year trial period.
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
    • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee.  We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.

     For each job on your resume, provide:

    • the exact dates you held  each job (from month/year to month/year)
    • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).    

    If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here

    If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.  

    The GS-07 salary range starts at $49,937 per year and the GS-09 salary range starts at $61,084 per year.


    This position is interdisciplinary, which means the duties and responsibilities closely relate to more than one professional occupation.  This position may be filled in one of the following occupations: Architect, GS-0808; Civil Engineer, GS-0810; Mechanical Engineer GS-0830; Electrical Engineer, GS-0850; General Engineer, GS-0801; Fire Protection, GS-0804. 

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ENGINEERS: A Degree in professional engineering OR a combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. For specifics on qualifying education and/or experience - use the following link: Basic Requirements for Engineer Positions.

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ARCHITECTS: A Degree in architecture or related field; OR a combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. For specifics on qualifying education, training, and/or experience - use the following link: Basic Requirements for Architect Positions.

    To qualify for the GS-07 level: In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, you may qualify for the GS-07 level based on one of the following: 

    • Registered to practice architecture by one of the State registration boards, using standards in compliance with the basic minimum provisions recommended by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; OR
    • At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is applying professional architecture or engineering principles, concepts, and practice to perform routine assignments; the ability to determine the technical ramifications resulting from changes in such things as item design or customer requirements; and familiarity with related architectural and engineering disciplines.; OR
    • One full year of graduate level education (18 semester hours or the equivalent) that is directly related to the position; OR
    • Completed all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus I have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded in the official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum (grade point averages are rounded to one decimal place; OR
    • Completed all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus I have a (GPA) of 3.5 based on the average of he required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the  curriculum (grade point averages are rounded to one decimal place; OR
    • Completed all the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, plus election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (listed in the Association of College Honor Societies: Booklet of Information and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities); OR
    • Combination of graduate level education and appropriate specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.

    To qualify for the GS-09 level:

    • Registered to practice architecture by one of the State registration boards, using standards in compliance with the basic minimum provisions recommended by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; OR
    • At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience in the design of construction or alteration projects involving buildings or major building systems of moderate complexity; or assisting in the coordination of the activities of architects, engineers, tenants and construction contractors on such projects (balance scope/quality, schedule and budget) requiring the services of multiple disciplines from project initiation phase through project closeout; OR
    • Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree, or a master's or equivalent graduate degree that is directly related to the position; OR
    • Combination of graduate level education and appropriate specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.

    Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) at the baccalaureate level is fully qualifying at the GS-7 level.  To claim SAA, submit documentation of one of the following:

    1.      Class standing -- You must be in the upper third of your graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.

    2.      Grade-point average (rounded to one decimal point) of:

      1. 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum; or
      2. 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the required courses in your major field completed during your final 2 years of the curriculum.

    3.      Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies.

    Qualifying educational institutions/program for Recent Graduate Program include: a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.

    You must provide a copy of ALL of your college/vocational/technical transcript(s), including current enrollment. See "Required Documents" section for additional information.

    Preference eligible veterans precluded from applying due to military service obligation may apply up to 2 years from the date of discharge/release from active duty, but no more than 6 years after the date educational requirements are met. Applicants may refer to the U.S. Department of Education's Institutional Accreditation System to determine whether their school/program is accredited: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx.

    A post-secondary certificate program must have been completed at a qualifying educational institution equivalent to at least 1 academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.

    Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

    • Bargaining Unit status:  TBD
    • If you are selected at a grade lower than the full performance level, you may be promoted up to that grade level without having to re-apply or compete against other applicants.
    • Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.
    • Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.  

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

    We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here’s how it will work:

    • You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:
    1. Knowledge of basic Architecture or Engineering principles, concepts, and methodology; and skill in applying this knowledge in carrying out elementary assignments, operations, or procedures.
    2. Knowledge of commonly used project management practices and procedures that specifically pertain to A/E work.
    3. Ability to obtain, compile, analyze and summarize information and quantitative data.
    4. Knowledge of state of the art A/E related software/computer systems.
    5. Ability to manage projects, priorities and requirements.
    6. Knowledge of procurement principles and procedures and of different types of contracts.
    7. Knowledge of established assessment and evaluative techniques and methodologies including cost/benefit analysis, acquisition planning, risk management, knowledge management, and forecasting.
    8. Knowledge and understanding of the Federal funding process and budget process.
    9. Knowledge of professional A/E principles, concepts and practices applicable to the design, layout, construction, repair and/or alterations to a variety of conventional structures.
    10. Knowledge and skill to adapt standard design and construction practices and techniques to establish design parameters; and prepare project justifications and specifications for plans and designs for new construction and renovation projects.
    11. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
    • Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.
    • We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn’t support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.
    • Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
    If you meet the criteria above, you will be referred to the selecting official. Veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    To preview questions please click here.

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