Engineering Technician

Andrews AFB, Maryland
Jul 20, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
Full Time


The primary purpose of this position is: To provide engineering technical support to perform the more difficult and complex facility, equipment, and system programming task for contract projects required to support Andrews AFB and five outlying sites.

The organizational location of this position is: 11th Airlift Wing, 11th Mission Support Group, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron, Engineering Flight, Joint Base Andrews AFB, Maryland.
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  • Designs and develops layouts, drafts statements of work, specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Assembles proposal packages for new military projects for construction, alterations, maintenance, and/or repairs to various base facilities.
  • Interprets and clarifies plans, specifications, and other proposal documents.
  • Provides construction management and control over assigned construction contracts.
  • Prepares and process delivery order documentation and correspondence, construction permits, communication support requests, and partial payment request submittals.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a TERM position Not To Exceed 3 years. This position may be converted to career or career-conditional (permanent) without further competition upon management's discretion. Please read more under the 'Additional Information' tab.
  • Position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance.
  • The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position.
  • Disclosure of current/former Political Appointee status is required, if selected.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • May be required at the convenience of the government to perform temporary duty travel by either government or commercial air transportation, and to utilize government furnished quarters and mess at temporary duty when available.
  • Must possess complete motor skills and manual dexterity to perform inspections in crawl spaces, tunnels, culverts, and roofs.
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • This position has been identified as a designated position under the Air Force Drug Testing Plan. Selectee must pass initial and random short notice drug testing.


In order to qualify for this Engineering Technician, GS-0802-11, position, you must meet the Minimum Qualification Requirement described below. Your resume must fully support your experience in order to be found qualified.

You must have at least one year of specialized experience which included: (1) Preparing time schedules, budget estimates and/or statements of work for new construction projects; (2) Performing construction estimating based on the understanding of materials and assemblies required; (3) Providing construction management and control over assigned construction contracts; and (4) Planning the layout and design of conventional engineering projects. This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors). NOTE: Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the Office of Personnel Management's website.

Part time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Volunteer work experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Applicants MUST meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must include months/years and hours per week worked for each employment entry in order to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".


There is no education requirement or substitution for this position.

Additional information

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Term Appointments: If you are selected for a term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period of six years allowed by law without further competition. This position may be converted to career or career-conditional without further competition upon management's discretion. Term employees are eligible for health and life insurance, are covered under the Federal Retirement System, and are eligible to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan. Current federal civilian employees may apply for term positions and if selected, a break in service of at least 4 calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service ( see

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be rated well-qualified by scoring 80 or higher on the assessment questionnaire for this vacancy. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website here,

Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Click here for specific program requirements. To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the following documents:
  • Application or resume;
  • Statement requesting MSP; and
  • Copy of military sponsor's Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders
90-Day Competitive Certificate: This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar vacancies for 90-days from the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as/if additional vacancies occur during this period.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information, .

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application . The Vacancy ID is 10546576.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement.

All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Contracting Officer Representative
  • Engineering Concepts
  • Engineering Plans
  • Project Management

Category Rating: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this position. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your category rating may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities, or you may be rated ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:

Category 3, Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.
Category 2, Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.
Category 1, Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.

The Category Rating Process does not add veteran's preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

All applicants are required to submit the following documents prior to the closing date of this announcement. The application package must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET).
  • Resume: (cover letter is optional). We highly recommend using the USA Jobs Resume Builder to create your federal resume. Your resume must contain the following: employer names and addresses of each employer; complete duty descriptions for each position; beginning and ending dates of employment in month/year format (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present); and hours worked per week. If you are a current or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, (i.e. GS-0301-09) for each federal employer. If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. Do NOT include photographs, links to social media such as LinkedIn or Facebook , inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Unofficial College Transcripts to verify that you meet the basic educational requirement of this position or if qualifying on the basis of education. If selected you may be required to produce official transcripts before being appointed. Failure to provide transcripts will result in an ineligible rating.
  • Veterans' Preference Documentation (if applicable):
    All Veterans: DD-214 (Member 4 copy is preferred), which includes character of service, or for Active Duty Service Members a certification which includes service dates, type of separation, and character of service. A "certification" is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
    Disabled Veterans: VA Disability Letter (with percentage of disability) OR document of disability determination from a branch of the armed forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability rating.
    Derived Preference: The spouse, widow/widower, or mother of a veteran may be eligible to claim veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it. To do so, you must submit an SF-15 and the documentation required by that form.

Active Duty Service Members: The VOW Act requires agencies to treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

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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