General Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 23, 2020
Closes
Oct 31, 2020
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is locate in the Facility Services Division, Integrated Support Services Directorate, Chief Operating Officer

The position description number for this position is 011641.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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Responsibilities

The Construction Coordinator works under the general supervision of the Facility Services (FACS) Division Chief. Duties are carried out with a high degree of independence, receiving policy guidance and work guidelines in terms of broad general facility objectives, design standards and space standards. The incumbent is responsible for the oversight, coordination, planning, and management of all construction activities and related work requests that are the responsibility of the FACS division. Completed work is reviewed and evaluated in terms of overall effectiveness in achieving the goals of soundness of overall approach, conformance with controlling management policies, thoroughness, quality of results, and timeliness of completion. Incumbent will use all available resources, both within and outside FACS division to effectively provide outstanding customer support and resolve all facility related requirements.

Applies specialized technical knowledge of engineering concepts, methods, and procedures to analyze and define the requirements of multi-phase projects. Interprets specifications, drawings and other contract documents related to the construction of Library buildings, facility improvements and tenant work and determines whether construction meets contract requirements. Maintains awareness of changes to approved scope of work, outside influences, planning constraints, physical or environmental obstructions, as well as availability of products, labor or materials necessary to the timely completion of projects within established budgets. Confers with designers and with contractor's representatives to resolve construction problems of unusual difficulty and complexity. Authorizes changes that do not modify the designer's intent and do not change cost or time. Furnishes recommendations, including cost estimates, to the Project Manager and contracting officer, in instances where contract cost or time may be altered. Monitors the contractor's quality control procedures, inspections, test, records, and control operations. Takes appropriate action in cases of inadequate or nonconforming performance by stopping work on such activities. Determines the adequacy and validity of the contractor's measurement of completed work and partial payment requests. Reviews the contractors proposed schedule of operations and, in consultation with designers and the FACS division chief, recommends acceptance, modification, or rejection.

Plans specific objectives for the program, including required innovations and improvisations. Prepares detailed cost estimates for use in obtaining project funding and bid evaluation. Prepares correspondence, technical reports, estimates, fact sheets, status reports and schedules as required to complete project assignments. Consults with contractor personnel to resolve difficult and complex unforeseen problems and latent conditions that develop during the project. Prepare sketches or changes drawings and specifications solving the information needed to address problems as they arise and incorporates these change documents in to the contract performance documents as required. Reviews and evaluates contractor submittals recommending approval, rejection, or receipt.

Participates in the development of scope of work for new construction, alteration, and renovation projects, accomplishes varied and complex project management duties in participation with project teams and makes decisions. Identifies fire protection, construction, life safety, and engineering problems. Seeks advisory input from experts for alternate approaches, through risk assessments, to achieve appropriate modifications to Library facilities. Advises officials of potential life safety hazards, ADA issues and other regulatory issues and recommends remedial action or shutdown as warranted. Refers need for corrective action to the appropriate person/agency. Evaluates new construction, alterations, and/or renovation projects to help ensure compliance with fire protection codes and standards.

Prepares or reviews, within delegated authority, budgetary estimates prepared by subordinate engineers and contract engineers for large, complex, or costly projects. Reviews cost estimates to ensure consideration of all economical influences that might impact cost.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to apply knowledge of architectural and engineering design, construction, and office renovation planning, space utilization, ergonomic principles, and related standards.**

Ability to manage projects.**

Ability to comprehend and assimilate technical information.**

Ability to apply technology.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others, exercising judgment and discretion in order to provide consultation and liaison services.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Basic Requirements:
  • Degree: 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.

  • 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 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
  • Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
  • Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  • Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.
  • Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

  • You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.

    Foreign Education - Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

    Additional information

    Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

    This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position

    The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

    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 email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

    Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

    The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

    Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

    The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

    Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

    The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

    A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

    Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

    For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

    Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

    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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