Supervisory General Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hampton, Virginia
Posted
Nov 17, 2020
Closes
Nov 24, 2020
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in Engineering Service, Project Section, Department of Veterans Affairs, Hampton, VA Medical Center, Hampton, Virginia. The duties of this position involve performing professional engineering and scientific work such as applying expert professional knowledge of various engineering concepts, methods, and techniques to perform a variety of complex project planning and design functions for new facilities construction, renovation, and improvement projects.
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Responsibilities

  • The Supervisory General Engineer is responsible for planning and operations functions of the medical center; maintenance of buildings, equipment and systems critical to patient care.
  • Preparing architectural and mechanical plans and the original and revised specifications, estimates, justifications, and plans
  • Develops initial plans for proposed new construction, alterations and additions to existing buildings, grounds and utility systems by conducting engineering surveys; determining requirements.
  • Works independently interpreting policies, establishing goals and developing deadlines.
  • Individually responsible for the coordination of the Construction Projects Sections.
  • Responsible for maintaining complete, accurate and up-to-date records, plans and specifications of all systems and equipment installed during a project.
  • Supports and works closely with Maintenance and Repair Section to assist in the accomplishment of tasks by providing pertinent plans, specifications and engineering consultation.
  • Responsible for managing the Computer Aided Facility Management System and Indus idrawings.
  • Responsible for the management of AutoCAD software workstations in the Project Section.
  • Reviews shop drawings, schedules layouts, and inspects all work, workmanship, materials, and equipment installed for quality control and conformance to contract documents.
  • Serves as the liaison between the General Contractors, Engineering, the Contracting Officer and station personnel.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • 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
  • Must possess and maintain an appropriate valid state driver's license


Qualifications

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday - 08:00AM - 4:30PM. There maybe some instance where you are required to work an alternative work schedule, weekend and holidays.
Compressed/Flexible: Not available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is Not a Virtual Position
Position Description/PD#: Supervisory General Engineer /PD#2584
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Required

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

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. statistics, 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), 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.

Written Test. Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 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 a 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.

Selective Placement Factor: This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.

The Selective Placement Factor: Experience in Hospital or health care facility project management?

GS-13 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: acting as a supervisor of multi-discipline teams and project manager to accomplish design and construction objectives; analyze a wide range of complex and unique problems arising in hospital construction, contracting, personnel management, and complex studies, and present assessment to senior management; and leading and directing interdisciplinary teams and to resolve complex policy issues, construction problems, customer service issues, and design details.

Duties includes:
  • Plans and develops environmental policy and procedures, reviews, performs analysis to determine environmental impacts.
  • Develops systems to ensure integration and tracking of cultural resources legal compliance.
  • Establishes project goals, objectives, provide findings and make recommendations to senior management.
  • Analyze submission of concepts, preliminary working drawings and specifications prepared by contracted architect/engineers for compliance with agency standards, policies, and goals.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-13 level.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Administration and Management
  • Building and Construction
  • Communication
  • Compliance
  • Decision Making
  • Human Capital Management


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.

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 GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. 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. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement.

Physical Requirements: Work involves walking, bending, climbing, crawling, or reaching to inspect buildings in various stages of construction. Occasional travel and long working days or weekends is required, and physical stamina may be necessary. The work includes on-site reviews and monitoring activities which may place the incumbent in situations requiring caution to avert health and safety hazards (e.g., inspecting construction sites and Federal facilities, etc.). Some field work may be required.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/01/2020.

Education

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

PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.

Additional information

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/ .

Receiving Service Credit for 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.

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

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, 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. Applicants will be referred in alphabetical order.

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

Documents Accepted:
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript

Documents Required:
  • Resume
  • Transcript

Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

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.