GENERAL ENGINEER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Eustis, Virginia
Posted
Oct 18, 2019
Closes
Oct 24, 2019
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a professional general engineer, performing operations and maintenance (O&M) engineering duties in support of a military installation. This is a developmental position. All training must be completed and regulatory requirement met prior to promotion.

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Responsibilities

  • GS-07/GS-09 - Performs developmental assignments. Perform developmental assignments of moderate difficulty where work procedures are established and a number of specific guidelines exist.
  • GS-07/GS-09 - Performs recurring assignments. Independently performs recurring assignments of limited, but gradually increasing, difficulty and complexity.
  • GS-07 - Participates in special initiatives, studies, and projects. Works with other specialists in planning and conducting special initiations, studies, and projects.
  • GS-09 - Carries out special projects and participates in special initiatives and studies.
  • GS-07/GS-09 - Prepares written correspondence and other documentation. Drafts or prepare a variety of documents to include newsletter items, responses to routine inquiries, reports, letters and other related documents.
  • GS11 - Performs O and M engineering involving design and construction that encompasses the maintenance, repair, upgrade, and operation of infrastructure facilities, including utility systems, utilizing a professional knowledge of general engineering.
  • GS11 - Provides general engineering support to trades and crafts shops. Provides general engineering assistance on solving current job problems and in-shop planning
  • GS11 - Coordinates projects with other engineers in other disciplines or with architects. Applies knowledge of other disciplines to determine coordination required to ensure all design considerations have been addressed.
  • GS11 - Keeps abreast of emerging technologies to ensure programmed development will not prematurely become obsolete.
  • GS11 - In conjunction with the primary duty of maintenance engineering, on a less frequent basis performs work in the construction management, design, and/or programming/base development functions.
  • Position will be developmental to the target grade of GS-11, upon completion of appropriate training and time in grade requirement, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next grade.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • A security clearance is required
  • TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.
  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military and commercial aircraft.
  • The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver?s license may be required for the position.
  • May be required to serve on A and E selection boards or construction contract source selection boards.
  • May serve as the Base Energy Conservation Manager or Traffic Manager as required. May act as project liaison with the Army Corps of Engineers or other design agencies as required.
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • This is a Mission Essential (ME) position performing a Mission Critical Function (MCF) which must continue uninterrupted after the occurrence of an emergency and continued through full resumption of all functions.
  • IAW, DoDI 3020-42, Defense Continuity Programs.


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions, to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-0801, General Engineer Series. Click here to view occupational requirements for this position.

BASIC REQUIREMENT GS-0801-07 TARGET 11: A Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in 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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

OR
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 professional 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. For more information, please click here

AND In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below.

GS-07 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-05, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes working with basic principles, concepts, and methodology used in General Engineering; applying basic principles, concepts and practices of the occupation sufficient to perform moderately difficult assignment.

OR
Education: One full year of graduate level education in engineering or in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position; or a Bachelor's degree in engineering with Superior Academic Achievement, in order to be creditable under this provision, education must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled; or successful completion of a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering.

OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

GS-09 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-07, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes working with principles, concepts, and theories of General Engineering, and the standard practices, methods, and techniques of the occupation sufficient to perform difficult, but well-precedented assignments; also analysis, evaluation, fact-finding, and investigate techniques in order to gather data, identify significant factors, and recommend a solution from a number of possible alternatives.

OR
Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in engineering or a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position; or a bachelor's degree in engineering with Superior Academic Achievement and one year of appropriate professional experience; or successful completion of a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering and one year of appropriate professional experience. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

GS-11 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes a wide range of general engineering duties; ability to modify standard practices and adapt equipment or techniques to solve a variety of problems; ability to adapt precedents or make significant departures from previous approaches to similar projects in order to provide for the specialized requirements of some projects; and ability to apply the standard practices of related engineering disciplines and architecture as they relate to maintenance engineering.

OR
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.

OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in­-grade requirements to be considered eligible. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

GS-11 TIG requirement is at the GS-09 level
GS-09 TIG requirement is at the GS-07 level
GS-07 TIG requirement is at the GS-05 level

Continuation in Application Requirements

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.

Education

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
GS-07
1. Knowledge of basic principles, concepts, and practices of General Engineering.
2. Skill in applying basic principle, concepts, and practices of the occupation sufficient to perform entry-level assignments in General Engineering.
3. Skill in communicating factual and procedural information clearly, orally and in writing.
4. Ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions.
5. Ability to plan and organize work, and consult effectively with co-workers

GS-09
1. Knowledge of the principles, concepts and theories of General engineering, and the standard practices, methods, and techniques of the occupation sufficient to perform difficult, but well-precedented assignments
2. Knowledge of analysis, evaluation, fact-finding, and investigative techniques in order to gather data, identify significant factors, and recommend a solution from a number of possible alternatives.
3. Knowledge of the occupation to perform studies and prepare reports, documentation, and correspondence to communicate factual and procedural information clearly.
4. Skill in applying the principles, concepts, and practices of the occupation sufficient to perform moderately difficult assignments. Ability to learn and apply analytical investigative techniques to accomplish work in the subject-matter field.
5. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy, both orally and in writing, as well as work in a professional manner with peers and management.

GS-11
1. Professional knowledge of general engineering concepts, principles, and practices and familiarity with other engineering disciplines and architecture.
2. Knowledge of engineering and construction standards, methods, practices, techniques, materials, and equipment to determine compliance with federal, state, and local codes and regulations; and standard contracting regulations, practices, and procedures.
3. Knowledge of the operations, products, services, needs, and goals of the programs and organizations studied or served as well as related customers, functions, resources, and users; and of automated data processing concepts, systems capabilities, and economic usage to effectively accomplish assigned functions.
4. Knowledge of health, safety, and environmental requirements as outlined in applicable standards, regulations, and/or technical orders.
5. Ability to plan, conduct, and record site/facility surveys and inspections. Ability to plan and organize work; analyze, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, and procedures in a variety of situations; recommend timely and economical solutions; coordinate with other engineering disciplines and architects; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and maintain good working relations.

Additional information

Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old)

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Continuation in How You Will Be Evaluated

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

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

If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

For additional information on what to include in your resume, click here .

Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Online Application - Questionnaire
  • Resume - For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Transcripts - if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts
  • Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  • If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
  • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
  • Applicants must refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide (link provided above) for a complete list of required documents for each eligibility you identify.

  • 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.

    OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
    Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees
    - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
    Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.

    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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