General Engineer (Project Engineer)
THIS IS A TERM POSITION (NOT TO EXCEED FOUR YEARS).
This position is located at the Chillicothe, Ohio VA Medical Center, in the Engineering Section of Facilities Management Service (FMS).
The incumbent of this position performs the duties of Project Engineer, including the design, development and administration of station-level, non-recurring and delegated construction projects.
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The duties of this position include, but are but limited to:
Planning and accomplishing complete projects or studies involving determination of solutions to complex problems and coordination with other services, VA Central Office (VACO) and contractors (architectural engineering and construction firms; projects include building construction and modification, utility systems and road and grounds work
Developing cost estimates
Performing technical review of shop drawings
Planning approaches and solving problems through design and construction contract changes
Developing drawings necessary to illustrate graphic presentation of design intent using computer-aided design and mechanical drawing
Monitoring construction activity in the field
Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm or 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Some evenings, weekends and/or holidays may be required.
Compressed work schedule may be available, with compressed days off at management's discretion.
Position Description Title/PD#:
General Engineer (Project Engineer)/06825-T
The work is partly in an office setting, but also includes fieldwork involving walking, bending and climbing to inspect work areas.
: The incumbent is frequently in areas of hazard, requiring personal protective equipment, such as safety shoes, hard hat, safety glasses and hearing protection. Exposure to weather extremes is required in order to inspect projects.
#### Job family (Series)
0801 General Engineering
Engineers, All Other
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
May serve a probationary period.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
This is a bargaining unit position.
To qualify for this position,
applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
: 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-11 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09 grade level; 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.
: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
- Applicants must meet the following basic requirements:
* Successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university (1) leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology); 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
* A 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 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; 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; 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 education section above; OR 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 one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
- In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants may qualify for this GS-11 grade position with education and/or experience as follows:
* Education: Three years of progressively higher-level, directly-related graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR
* Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization; OR Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants may combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-11 grade level.
: Graduate education is study for an academic or professional degree, certificate, diploma or other qualifications for which a first or bachelor's degree generally is required.
: Specialized professional engineering experience is non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by (1) professional knowledge of engineering; (2) professional ability to apply such knowledge to engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing development of professional knowledge and ability.
Examples of Specialized Experience
would typically include, but are not limited to:
* Designing, developing and performing administrative duties related to facility-level construction projects
* Professional knowledge of theories, principles, practices and techniques of professional disciplines related to facilities engineering, including civil, mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering
* Interpreting, understanding, modifying and applying statutory and regulatory guides and directives
* Knowledge of building and life safety codes and standards, both commercial and governmental
* Reading and understanding building construction drawings and specifications
* Knowledge of VA contracting regulations and procedures
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.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: ****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.
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 ****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.
Alternate Application:**If you are unable to apply online view the following Alternate Application Information instructions at ****Read more
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
Drug test required
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
Other Veterans Document
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.
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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
To apply for this position,
you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/29/2018 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online
to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
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Chillicothe VA Medical Center
17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601
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This job originated on ****For the full announcement and to apply, visit ****Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at ****will be considered.
Open & closing dates:
08/08/2018 to 08/29/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$63,128 to $82,069 per year
Term - Four Years