Supervisory Mechanical Engineering Technician

Washington, D.C
Sep 24, 2021
Sep 29, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time


As the Supervisory Mechanical Engineering Technician, you will be responsible for the administration and operation of project management, project negotiations, inspection programs, and updating of mechanical/electrical schematics and drawings for various projects.

Location of position: Public Buildings Service (PBS), National Capital Region (NCR), Potomac Service Center (PSC) General Services Administration (GSA).

***This is not a full time telework position***

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As the Supervisory Mechanical Engineering Technician, you will perform the following duties:
  • Manage and administer overall operations for planning and estimating services, project management, and interactions and communications with customers - building managers, tenants, and Service Center Officials.
  • Responsible for the administration and operation of project management, project negotiations, inspection programs, and updating of mechanical/electrical schematics and drawings for various projects.
  • Assign work to associates considering priorities, difficulty of assignments, and capabilities of employees.
  • Ensures that an adequate amount of work is accomplished and that acceptable quality levels are maintained.
  • Review, accept, reject and amend work products. Responsible for developing and coordinating training programs for personnel.
  • Maintain strong customer relations and communications with customers both external and internal to GSA.
  • Periodically reviews and updates existing operational procedures and recommends any changes to project estimation and inspection program activities.
  • Prepare reports regarding effectiveness of operations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for work related meetings and conferences.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
13 - Full performance level for this position is GS-13


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • Incumbent is subject to being called at any time for emergency situations.

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required.
  • This position requires the candidate to be reached during non-assigned working hours, with a reasonable expectation, in order to facilitate the running of the FRC campus that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Incumbent is subject to being called at any time for emergency situations involving buildings managed.
  • An essential employee is one designated to report to, or remain at work in emergency situations, such as hazardous weather conditions, to protect life, safety, health or property. Dismissal or closure announcements do not apply to essential employees. They must report to or remain at work, unless otherwise directed by their supervisor.


For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

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The GS-13 salary range starts at $103,690.00 per year.

If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must meet one year specialized experience is equivalent to the (GS-12), in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is: Work that has provided a practical knowledge of mechanical engineering principles regarding boiler plant and refrigeration plant systems and associated distribution systems; and a working understanding of trade practices, accepted safety policies, and use of protective equipment.


Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: Not Applicable

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

· Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

· Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

· Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

We are also accepting applications from all U.S. Citizens and Nationals under Vacancy Announcement # 21PBSC528DDDE. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

We are currently filling multiple vacancies, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed. Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.
  • Knowledge of mechanical engineering principles.
  • Ability to review contract plans.
  • Knowledge of analysis techniques.
  • Skill in maintenance and repair procedures

  • Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit. Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.
    • If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:
    • Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.
    • If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (1)completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).
    • If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).
    • If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.
    • If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.
    • If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.
    • If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:
    • one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.
    • Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).
    • If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.
    • If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.
    • If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.
    • Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

    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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