General Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 25, 2019
Closes
Mar 25, 2019
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings, conference and/or training.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug testing and random testing thereafter.
  • You must obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.
  • Resume and question responses must be submitted online.
  • OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 

    • This position has been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to testing for illegal drug use. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass or refusal to take subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
    • If selected for this vacancy, you will be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement) prior to your appointment to this position. For additional information and to obtain the form, please visit the Office of Government Ethics.
    • This position is not included in a Bargaining Unit.
    • This position is eligible for telework, however, approval is at the discretion of the supervisor.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.   

    GS-14:

    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:  providing technical guidance in implementing and assessing guidelines, procedures, and contracts for real property engineering functions as it pertains to facilities and infrastructure operations, maintenance, repair, recapitalization and disposition; participating on Agency committees; managing, monitoring and controlling a wide number of activities pertaining to facilities engineering and resolving problems which are diverse, complex and include conflicting aspects and stakeholder concerns. 

    GS-15:

    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:  providing technical guidance in implementing and assessing policies, guidelines, procedures, and contracts for real property engineering functions, including site development planning; acquisition; operations, maintenance, repair, and recapitalization; capital asset management; real property valuation; disposition; financial management (as it pertains to real property stewardship); and budgeting; providing advice and guidance to the Headquarters and field organizations in one or more areas of real property management, and oversee ongoing projects for professional services to accomplish facilities studies, process re-engineering and evaluations; as well as serving on committees and interfacing with management at other agencies including the General Services Administration, Federal Real Property Council, Office of Management and Budget, Government Accountability Office, etc.  

    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

    1. Knowledge of architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, industrial and other related engineering disciplines to interpret complex facilities engineering documents such as maintenance program plans and budgets, site development plans, and project plans and to develop solutions or recommendations based on sound engineering/business merit.
    2. Knowledge and skill in facilities engineering, including planning, repair, renewal and recapitalization programming and budgeting, cost estimating, project planning, etc, in order to develop, review, or critique proposed engineering solutions.
    3. Knowledge of Value and Life Cycle Engineering techniques, configuration management procedures, application and use of project management and real property valuation to evaluate the adequacy of proposed engineering solutions for DOE facilities.
    4. Ability to participate on committees and interface within and/or outside of the Department on real property and infrastructure management and policy.
    5. Ability to serve as a Departmental expert to advise other engineers and perform consultative services on facilities engineering matters for both field and HQ organizations.
    6. Oral and written communication skills and strong analytical capabilities to perform and/or oversee complex policy and planning analyses, advise Senior Executives in their evaluation of real property issues, and make decisions or recommendations, which significantly change, interpret, or develop major policies and programs.

    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

    Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

    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:

    For the GS-0801, General Engineer, you must possess the following Basic Requirements:

    A.  Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; 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.

    OR 
    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 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), 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) 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.

    THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.   IF TRANSCRIPTS ARE NOT RECEIVED, YOU APPLICATION WILL BE DEEMED INCOMPLETE.

    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 U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • 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.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • 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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    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
    Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
    Telework: www.telework.gov
    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/


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

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

    We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    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.

    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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    Drug test required Yes


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