General Engineer Facility Planner

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hampton County, Virginia
Posted
Nov 08, 2019
Closes
Nov 15, 2019
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The position performs the duties of Project Engineer for assigned projects from conception through design development including producing drawings and specifications, to the contracting process, and ultimately through construction and activation of station level, non­ recurring maintenance, Minor Construction Program and delegated construction projects.
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Responsibilities

Will also be responsible for performing all duties required for the Facility Planner. Duties in this position will engage with Management Support Staff (Office of the Medical Center Director), but will be assigned to and located under the Facilities Management Service (FMS), with immediate supervision provided by the Chief, FMS. The primary purpose of the position is to support the evaluation, improvement and integration of a myriad of management support functions that require a broad knowledge of VA medical center program operations and interrelationships of a complex, multi-mission health care facility. The incumbent provides high-level, analytical/staff support and advice to the Medical Center leadership team.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Serves as Project Manager, responsible for overall management, planning, control, coordination and execution of assigned projects and studies involving determination of solutions to complex problems, and coordination with other services, VACO, contractors, architectural engineering firms, and construction firms. Projects include building construction and modification, utility systems, and road and grounds work. Actively involved in project coordination issues including initial planning, utility shutdowns, temporary moves, system compatibility problems, inspections, activation, and training. Activities require regular application of technical knowledge in several related professional areas such as mechanical, electrical and civil engineering. Ensures projects are designed and built in accordance with applicable codes, (i.e.) NFPA,

Serves as a staff member directly supporting the top management team responsible for planning, organization, and development of medical center operations; performs staff support work in short and long-range planning efforts; prepares annual and cyclic planning documents; provides staff support to the Strategic Planning Committee and Chair through the compilation, assimilation, analysis and summation of data and documentation as well as the development of meeting agendas; determines what types of information are needed for effective planning in areas such as Enhanced Use Lease

Compiles, coordinates and completes the medical center's response to recurring, non-recurring, and special reports requested by the VISN and VACO, as well as state and national organizations; provides formal monthly updates to the medical center's Director on program planning initiatives and actions taken; and apprises management officials and stakeholders via quarterly and annual reports at Director's staff conferences, Veterans Service Organizations' meetings, and the Executive Leadership Board meetings. The incumbent compiles final reports of evaluation efforts; notes discrepancies and/or concerns in data and plans for action(s) as necessary; and makes recommendations for substantial changes in customary operations.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Position Description/PD#: General Engineer Facility Planner/PD2629
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/14/2019.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and education as described below:

Basic Qualifications: Degree (bachelor's or higher) 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 the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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 & 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, oil mechanics, or electronics. Transcripts required.

In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement, you must also meet the following additional experience requirements at the GS-12 level.

One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11) in the Federal service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a General Engineer, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. The professional engineering experience required is defined as non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by:

Professional knowledge of engineering; Professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and Positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability. Such engineering experience would have provided a working knowledge of engineering, construction, cost estimating, and project management on highly complex projects.

Specialized experience at this level includes: managing renovation or new construction projects from conception to completion; reading, preparing, and interpreting architectural, structural, civil, industrial hygiene, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical plans and drawings; ensuring compliance with contracts and regulatory requirements; working on design teams, using flow diagrams, conceptual layouts, and construction estimation; making decisions regarding alternatives and adaptations of engineering principles; and using of computerized drafting, equipment, and full-size drawing production/reproduction, such as the latest in AutoCAD.

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Demands. Requires visits to all areas of the medical center environment. Physical agility and manual dexterity are essential in that the incumbent must be able to climb, lift, push, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, and work in close quarters during project inspections and gathering of project design information. Inspections of hazardous environments require the use of respirators and protective clothing. Incumbent spends a significant portion of each day conducting field inspections; may often be required to personally oversee delicate or dangerous work in the field for long hours each day, such as overhead crane work, confined space entry, excavation and trenching, and high voltage field connections.

Work Environment. Usually works indoors in an office environment, although there are frequent visits to construction sites. Often required to work and conduct field inspections inside and outside, at high elevation (above 100 feet), such as: roof tops, roof-top HVAC equipment, antennae and satellite arrays, water towers, etc. Furthermore, often works with confined space entry projects, such as: boiler projects, manholes for electric/water/sewer, underground storage tanks, and other safety-restricted areas. Inspections are conducted under buildings, and in areas which are often dirty, dusty, greasy, hot, cold, damp, and unsanitary. Inspections are performed in hazardous environments comprised of asbestos containing materials and lead paint. There is also potential exposure to high voltage, high noise levels, ultra­violet and x-ray radiation, and the possibility of broken bones, electrical shock, burns, cuts, and bruises.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .

Education

There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA 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 found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified : applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Resume Reminder - Your resume must include the following for each job listed:
1) Job title and grade level/salary. In order to show that you meet time-in-grade, you must document grades you have held and how long you have held them;
2) Duties (you must include enough detailed information to support your specialized experience);
3) Month, day and year start/end dates (e.g. 04/02/2007 to 04/13/2008);
4) Hours worked per week for each job listed
5) Name of Supervisor or Contact name
6) Complete phone number of Supervisor/Contact

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume
  • Transcript


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript


SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time in Grade and/or Eligibility):
  • Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee
  • An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade
  • Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade.
  • Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:
    • Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
    • Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
    • SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

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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