ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Pentagon, Virginia
Posted
Nov 25, 2021
Closes
Nov 27, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment, applications will be accepted for each location and/or installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

This position is being filled under Direct Hire Authority (DHA) in accordance with Section 1109 of FY 2020 NDAA; P.L. 116-92 and Section 9905 of Title 5, U.S.C.

This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.


Incumbents typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Performs technical assignments in support of research, development, and planning activities involving new designs for expansion of Energy Management Systems (EMS) in the Pentagon.
  • Provides Direct Digital Control (DDC) technical support at various alterations sites for new or expanded EMS by working with A-E personnel on design parameters and component requirements for each EMS.
  • Coordinates installation central monitoring and alarm handling of EMS, providing remote and on-site data analysis of complex DDC controls.
  • Serves as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR), for monitoring and evaluating the performance and quality of the Pentagon Facilities Related Control System (FRCS) upgrade, energy conservation, and SCADA projects, task orders, contractor operations, and performance of the O&M sections contracted maintenance requirements.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration)
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required
  • To ensure you are in compliance with this mandate, please review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
  • The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
  • This position requires incumbent to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and annually thereafter
  • This position may require occasional travel away from your normal duty station for official business on military or commercial aircraft
  • Must possess and maintain Universal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certification and DAU Contracting Officer's Representative Certification within 1 year of employment
  • The incumbent is required to pass a pre-employment and yearly physical examination for this position
  • The duties of this position require one to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles
  • This position requires the employee to work rotating shifts, weekends, overtime, holidays and may be subject to call 24 hours a day.
  • Incumbent must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
  • Position is designated as a MISSION ESSENTIAL. Mission essential employees may be required to report for, or remain at, work in dismissal or closure situations due to adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, or other emergency situations.
  • Mission essential employees are required to maintain contact with their supervisor during any dismissal or closure situation unless specifically excused by their supervisor.
  • The incumbent is required to wear special protective clothing and using protective equipment such as, safety harness, gloves, hard hat, respirator, safety shoes, etc., while working in hazardous areas.


Qualifications

For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment for each position listed on your resume (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

It is recommended that applicants also include their hours worked per week for each employment listed on their resume.


Read more about what should I include in my federal resume? at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/

You may qualify at the GS-7 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) that demonstrates your ability in: performing work involving the construction of electrical, electronic, HVAC, or control systems, or the verification of quality on such construction projects.
OR

Education : One full year of graduate level education in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position such as in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electronics technology. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification.)
OR
Superior Academic Achievement : Successful completion of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement. In order to be creditable under this provision, Superior Academic Achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled, such as that identified in Education above. Superior Academic Achievement is based on: (1) Class Standing - You must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR (2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - You must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR (3) Honor Society Membership - You may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/ ). (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts and/or verification of class standing for further verification.)
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, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then, divide your semester hours of graduate education by 18. Add the two percentages.

You may qualify at the GS-9 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) that demonstrates your ability in: 1) performing work involving the construction of electrical, electronic, HVAC, or control systems, or the verification of quality on such construction projects, AND 2) performing maintenance of facility related controls systems or mechanical systems, interacting with customers, and making decisions that impact performance of systems.
OR

Education: Master's or equivalent degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D., which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position such as in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electronics technology. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification.)
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, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then, divide your semester hours of graduate education by 18. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

You may qualify at the GS-11 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to 1) installing, troubleshooting, verifying performance and/or commissioning of building automation systems, industrial control systems, production automation systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC), or other specialized electronic systems AND 2) reading and interpreting technical documentation, drawings, and schematics.
OR

Education: Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position such as in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or electronics technology. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification.)
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 second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to 1) installing, troubleshooting, verifying performance and/or commissioning of building automation systems, industrial control systems, production automation systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC), or other specialized electronic systems AND 2) reading and interpreting technical documentation, drawings, and schematics AND 3) performing technical data gathering and reporting.

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). 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.

All qualifications and education requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

Education

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study

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: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

ARE YOU QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION or A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE?
You must provide sufficient documentation of your education in your resume. You are required to provide a copy of transcripts or degrees in your application package. It is also acceptable to document your applicable course listing in your resume (course number, credits earned, etc.). 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. 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 selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.

Additional information

PPP PILOT: The Washington Headquarters Service is currently operating under an approved reengineered Priority Placement Program (PPP) pilot for all positions in its serviced workforce. This pilot is application based and current PPP registrants who are registered for activity codes 293A and 295A (regardless of the location) are required to apply to the job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their priority placement status. This pilot permits priority candidates to be assessed with other competitive applicants. Anyone claiming priority status must provide a copy of their PPP registration and supporting documentation (e.g. RIF notice, Sponsor's PCS orders, Certification of Expected Separation) at the time of application to verify priority placement and eligibility.

Other priority consideration programs will continue under their current operating procedures.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Washington Headquarters Services uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify

If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application. Please view the following link for information on how to obtain an alternative application https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?%20title=Alternate_Application_Information

Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/individuals-with-disabilities/
  • https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/
  • https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities https://www.usajobs.gov/
  • Interchange Agreements https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/competitive-hiring/#url=Types-of-Appointments
Career Transition Assistance Programs: IAW with Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 330 subparts B, F, and G, clearance of displaced employee programs does not apply under this DHA.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. /www.esd.whs.mil/DD/DoD-Issuances/140025/

Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office.

Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

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