Electronics Technician (Fire Control Systems)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Aug 09, 2019
Closes
Aug 16, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR), Smithsonian Facilities (SF), Smithsonian Institution. The incumbent serves under the general supervision of the Life Safety Group Supervisor and performs a variety of duties related to facilities maintenance and operations functions throughout the Smithsonian Institution campus including building services, operating building engineering equipment, and crafts and trades work.

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Responsibilities

Smithsonian Facilities provides unparalleled stewardship of Smithsonian buildings, gardens, and facilities - operating, maintaining, and ensuring a safe, secure, healthy environment that enhances the Smithsonian experience for all. As the largest and most diverse organization within the Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Facilities' employees are located throughout the 19 world-class museums, galleries, gardens, research and cultural centers, as well as the National Zoological Park. Our team is comprised of professionals from every facet of facilities management, performing the majority of projects and requirements with our own workforce. Responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and safety of the Smithsonian's world-wide facilities, we accomplish our mission and vision through four Strategic Goals:
  • Partnering with the Smithsonian Community
  • Caring for Distinctive Buildings and Grounds
  • Providing Exceptional Experiences for Internal and External Customers
  • Cultivating a Highly Motivated and Dedicated Workforce

For more information about Smithsonian Facilities, Click Here .
  • Installs, repairs, overhauls, rebuilds, modifies, tests, and troubleshoots major integrated electronics systems such as the MXL and XLS addressable fire alarm systems tied into a Network Command Center.
  • Performs independently the preventive maintenance, testing and servicing for a broad range of other electronic equipment and devices related to fire detection, fire suppression, and fire damper systems.
  • uses hand tools such as battery-powered drills, wire gauges, screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, wire strippers, crimpers, insertion and extraction tools, torque wrenches, soldering irons, conduit benders, knockout cutters, and electric power tools.
  • Plans and estimates costs of projected work assignments.
  • Performs all phases of maintenance, troubleshooting, installation, operation and testing of fire detection, and fire suppression systems.
  • Prepares performance test reports including analysis of results and maintains complete records of field tests.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation.
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period.
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Must have a NICET level 2 certification for Fire Alarm Systems (GS-11).
  • Must have a NICET level 3 certification for Fire Alarm Systems (GS-12)


Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job opportunity announcement closing date.

For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the
web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

Qualifications

Experience:

GS-11

You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as testing and making repairs to fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, and dampers for smoke control; monitoring subordinate technicians to complete a task; and assisting management on programming of fire alarm systems including adding devices and creating functions to perform various output sequences.

GS-12

You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as installing, inspecting, testing, and making repairs to fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, and dampers for smoke control; supervising subordinate technicians to complete a task; and programming of fire alarm systems including adding devices and creating functions to perform various output sequences.

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.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

Education

There are no education requirements for this position.

Additional information

Flexible Spending Accounts - http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com

Retirement Program - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
  • Knowledge of fire dampers, fire detection, and fire suppression systems.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing theories and principles.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in written on matters concerning fire protection systems.


Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria:

Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above.

Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above.

Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree.

This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

Preference eligibles who meet 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 when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.

Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.

Important Note:

The review of your resume will determine your final rating and should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Your application package should include the following documents:
  • Resume - Your resume can be uploaded and attached to your application or created using the USA Jobs on-line resume builder. If you want to receive full credit for relevant experience your resume MUST contain the job title (including the occupational series and grade if it is Federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary.

    USAJOBS has guidance on how to ensure that you submit a complete resume: If you have not written a Federal resume before, you may watch this Resume Writing Tutorial video on the USAJOBS YouTube channel , or read through a helpful Resume Writing FAQ article on the USAJOBS Help Site to learn what details you should, and should not, include in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

  • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.
  • Proof of prior federal service such as the latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable.
  • Must possess at least a National Institute for Certification Engineering Technologies (NICET) level 2 for GS-11 in Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Must possess at least a National Institute for Certification Engineering Technologies (NICET) level 3 for GS-12 in Fire Alarm Systems and hold at least one other certification in either Water Based Testing or Special Hazard Systems.


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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