Electronics Technician (Building Automation Network Manager)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 18, 2019
Closes
Jul 26, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC); Director, Planning and Project Management (PPM); Energy, Water and Sustainability Branch, Energy Section. The selectee will serve as an Electronics Technician (Network Manager) for the Building Automation System network (BASnet) that includes the majority of buildings and grounds under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol.

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Responsibilities

The Electronics Technician (Network Manager) performs duties in support of the organization to further goals and objectives, develops and tracks specific program areas and action items in support of AOC's Strategic Vision and Federal requirements, with a specific focus on managing the network architecture of the BASnet.

Serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the Building Automation System Network architecture, operations and maintenance system hardware/software/firmware, configuration and communication protocols and AOC information security policies.

Serves as the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) on related contracts. Provides technical guidance for various projects that vary in scope, size and complexity, reviews specifications, design drawings, submittals and procurement packages. Supports jurisdictional energy and sustainability efforts, participates in required training and maintaining certifications, actively engages with internal teams and outside agencies. Duties quoted at GS-12 level.

Major Duties Include:

Building Automation System Network Management
  • Responsible for the oversight of the BASnet hardware, software and firmware, configuration and related system components. Monitors and tracks system performance, performs system maintenance; tests, configures and installs new system components, and plans and coordinates network upgrades and expansions. Works with the BASnet Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to update and implement Cyber Security Standards/Policies on existing/new BASnet equipment/software.
  • Oversees the daily operations of the BASnet, installs, configures, updates and tests network equipment, defines practices and procedures, performs and reviews system tests and assessments and performs field surveys of existing equipment and future installation locations. Maintains a sufficient equipment inventory, researches new equipment and practices, determines current and future system requirements and provides life-cycle-cost effective recommendations to support those requirements.

Technical Guidance and Client Support
  • The supervisor of the Energy Management and Control Systems Group has oversight of all aspects of the BASnet, the Electronics Technician (Network Manager) serves as the SME on the physical BASnet and its components. Develops system requirements and priorities, designs network architecture; analyzes security risks, provides technical guidance on a wide range of work that varies in scope and complexity. Provides technical guidance to design and facility staff on operations, maintenance, projects and resource planning. Interfaces with equipment manufacturers, vendors, security specialists and consultants to determine availability and appropriateness of system design and configuration.
  • Provides client support for services provided by the BASnet. Responds to questions or concerns, investigates and troubleshoots complex problems, provides detailed guidance, recommends corrective action, performs field investigations or surveys and documents findings in reports. Involves integration or configuration issues, different operating systems or network applications.

Project Management Support
  • SME on the procurement, design, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of the BASnet. Provides design input, technical guidance, collaborates with key stakeholders to resolve unique and/or complex technical issues and provides timely status updates to project managers, team leads and supervisor. Provides technical support to Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) Project Manager(s) during the acquisition, planning, design and construction phases and helps ensure a smooth transition to the performance period.

Contract Management
  • Serves as the COTR for all contracts related to the management of the BASnet. Prepares and reviews procurement packages (statement of work, independent government estimate, market research, etc.) for the implementation of modification or expansion of the network as well as studies, surveys and assessments. Regularly communicates with the Contracting Officer and supervisor regarding progress and compliance with contract requirements, provides appropriate contractor oversight in accordance with AOC policy, COTR requirements and appropriations law.

Documentation and Reporting
  • Obtains, organizes and stores technical information that is secure, but easily accessible and searchable by appropriate personnel. Responsible for documenting discussions and meeting minutes pertaining to COTR duties or related projects and assisting co-workers, supervisor or other stakeholders with reports, presentations or other documentation. Other documentation and reporting efforts can include changes to the network infrastructure or configuration, disaster recovery plans, security scans and user protocols, real property inventory and performance test results.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.


Applicants must have successfully completed a fiber optic installation and maintenance course to qualify at the GS-12 level.

Qualifications

You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at OPM qualification standards

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Candidates for the GS-12 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as having experience in the following: (1) Installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, operating, and overseeing a Building Automation System Network (BASnet); (2) Providing client support for services provided by the BASnet responding to questions or concerns; (3) Reporting on network infrastructure or configuration, disaster recovery plans, security scans and user protocols, real property inventory and performance test results; (4) Applying knowledge of construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of various building systems such as HVAC, lighting and lighting control systems, and how they interface with each other and the BASnet; (5) Serving as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) or equivalent; and (6) Applying knowledge acquired through training on the operation and application of both fiber optic tools and Ethernet cable tools and their respective testing equipment.

Candidates for the GS-11 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-10 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as having experience in the following: (1) Installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, operating, and overseeing a Building Automation System Network (BASnet); (2) Providing client support for services provided by the BASnet responding to questions or concerns; (3) Reporting on network infrastructure or configuration, disaster recovery plans, security scans and user protocols, real property inventory and performance test results; (4) Applying knowledge of construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of various building systems such as HVAC, lighting and lighting control systems, and how they interface with each other and the BASnet; and (5) Serving as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) or equivalent.

Education

Additional information

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet guide

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not a current AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide, and cover the cost for the drug test.

The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm

The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation and/or disability.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Probationary Period- A newly hired selectee(s) is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.

Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:
  • Professional knowledge of and experience and skill in applying a wide range of practices, policies and techniques applicable to BASnet and related equipment (CISCO® switches, routers, fiber, cabling, workstations and laptops).
  • Thorough knowledge of the operation and application of both fiber optic tools and Ethernet cable tools and their respective testing equipment.
  • Comprehensive background and practical experience relating to construction, installation and commissioning of BASnet.
  • Thorough understanding of Direct Digital Control (DDC), real-time data acquisition/control, the principles and theories of electronics involved in various building automation infrastructure.
  • Working knowledge regarding the construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of various building systems (HVAC, lighting and lighting control systems, elevators, advanced metering and monitoring, pumping systems, etc.) and how they interface with each other and the BASnet.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.


Your responses to the self-assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self-assessment questions. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or disqualification for further consideration.

Please note that a complete application is required for consideration.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The Architect of the Capitol's job application process is designed to ensure that we only ask you for the information that is absolutely needed to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position.

To apply for this position, you only need to submit online the following: a) your resume and 2) answer the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant supplemental information. No additional documentation or attachment is required at the time of application.

We ask that you prepare and submit a resume that best describes fully your background experience, skills, abilities, education, training and other relevant credentials. The resume should include dates of employment.

Nothing further is required until it is requested by the staff of the Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for a position, you will be asked to provide it during the selection process or upon selection. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.

For example, we may ask you to provide documents such as college transcripts, copy of diploma or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires a license or certification, we will ask candidate(s) to provide proof at the time of selection.

If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of Veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, the SF-15 plus proof required by that form).

If you fail to provide the required documents, we will withdraw a tentative job offer made and/or remove you from further consideration.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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