Engineering Technician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Sep 16, 2021
Closes
Sep 23, 2021
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will NOT be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants should review the "How to Apply" section of this flyer for more information on how to be considered. This flyer will be used as positions become available. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer.
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Responsibilities

  • GS-07 Grade Level - In a developmental capacity, serve as an entry level Civil (Structural) Engineering Technician performing technical and design assignments primarily by use of Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CADD), AutoCAD, and REVIT.
  • GS-07 Grade Level - Assist engineers in the preparation of quantity estimates, and is responsible for technical accuracy of calculations and project features.
  • GS-07 Grade Level - Assist engineers to conduct site reconnaissance for the purpose of: (a) collecting data on existing, anticipated, or as-constructed conditions, (b) analyzes and selects tentative field locations for specific project features.
  • GS-08 Grade Level - Works under closer than normal supervision as the trainee level performing assignments designed to provide the competencies, skills, or experience required to perform the more complex work at the full performance grade level.
  • GS-08 Grade Level - Work includes preparing structural CADD drawings and REVIT models from sketches or verbal direction provided by Structural Section engineers, architectural drawings, or REVIT project model.
  • GS-08 Grade Level - Prepare detail quantities for cost estimating, detailed plans for contract drawings, and/or advanced REVIT models to determine quantities and placing quantities in Excel.
  • GS-08 Grade Level - Conduct site reconnaissance for the purpose of: (a) collecting data on existing, anticipated, or as-constructed conditions, (b) analyzing and/or selecting tentative field locations for specific project features.
  • GS-09 Grade Level - Work with engineers, architects, and CADD managers to maintain an accurate REVIT model, and/or CAD drawings and be fully responsible for maintaining the REVIT model and CAD drawings with little oversight.
  • GS-09 Grade Level - Assure that structural details and drawings are compatible with structural design requirements.
  • GS-09 Grade Level - Assist engineers in the preparation of quantity estimates, ensure technical accuracy of calculations and project features, and/or prepare advanced REVIT models to determine quantities and placing quantities in Excel.
  • GS-09 Grade Level - Conduct site reconnaissance for the purpose of: (a) collecting data on existing, anticipated, or as-constructed conditions, or (b) analyzing and selecting tentative field locations for specific project features.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
9

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • The duties of this position require Travel up to approximately 10% of the time.
  • The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver?s License.
  • Position will require some physical exertion which includes the ability to lift objects, walking, standing, and carrying numerous items of equipment required for sampling and/or conducting inspections.
  • The incumbent may work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions including periods of extreme heat, cold and inclement weather.
  • Appropriate protective clothing and/or equipment is provided to minimize or eliminate hazardous conditions, and its use is mandatory.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

GS-07 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes: 1. Utilizing REVIT to create structural details and plans from direct oversite by section engineers; 2. Reviewing structural details, plans (drawings), or CAD model for basic coordination; or 3. Assisting engineers with preparation of quantity estimates.
OR

One full year of graduate education (18 semester hours) in a field directly related to the work of the position such as engineering, construction, or industrial technology. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. NOTE: You must upload a copy of your transcripts with your application package.

OR

Combining Education and Experience: 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%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).

GS-08 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes: 1. Utilizing REVIT to create structural details and/or plans from verbal direction, rough sketches, or architectural drawings; 2. Reviewing structural details or plans (drawings), or CAD model for coordination of the structural drawing set; or 3. Assisting engineers with preparation of quantity estimates.
One and a half years of graduate education (27 semester hours) in a field directly related to the work of the position such as engineering, construction, or industrial technology.

OR

Combining Education and Experience: 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%. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then, divide your semester hours of graduate education by 27. Add the two percentages. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

GS-09 Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes: 1. Utilizing REVIT to create structural details and plans from verbal direction, rough sketches, or architectural drawings; 2. Reviewing structural details and plans (drawings), and/or CAD models for coordination of the structural drawing set, and/or other disciplines (architect, mechanical, or civil) detecting conflicts with structural items by other structural items and/or items from other disciplines (architect, mechanical or civil) in plans and/or the REVIT model; or 3. Appling knowledge sufficient to formulate detail quantities for cost estimating, and/or detailed plans for contract drawings.

OR

Education: Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as engineering, construction, or industrial technology.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: 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%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

    This announcement uses the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineers and Scientists position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

As vacancies occur, the Human Resources Office will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this flyer. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume, along with your supporting documentation.

If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.

If selected, you may be required to provide additional supporting documentation.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Your complete application includes your resume and other documents which prove your qualifications and eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
  • This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
To ensure that documents are identifiable to your application package, name attachments with the following naming convention:
Last Name, First Name - Document Type

EXAMPLES:
Smith, John - Resume
Smith, John - SF50 Redacted
Smith, John - Transcript
Smith, John - PE License
  • Preferred format for documents is PDF format.
  • Do not submit documents that are password protected.
  • Any documents to be considered as part of your application, must be attached to your email.
Submissions that provide a link to access and download or retrieve resumes, etc., will be considered as an incomplete application

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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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