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Mechanical Electrical Engineer Interdisciplinary

Company name
Smithsonian Institution

Salary
$81,548.00 to $126,062.00

Location
Washington, DC

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Open & closing dates

02/12/2018

to

02/26/2018

Salary

$81,548 to $126,062 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 12 - 13

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

Few vacancies in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

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Announcement number

18R-DT-303232-DEU-SF

Control number

491040000

Duties

Duties

Summary

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery.

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Responsibilities

Develops energy guidelines to deal with new or experimental equipment for staff.

Analyzes written material related to energy conservation for mechanical or electrical equipment.

Performs facility energy audits of SI facilities to identify energy conservation problems and opportunities in conjunction with the Facility Assessment Program.

Manages energy saving projects for energy equipment by providing designs, plans, formal estimate of work hours and dollar costs for labor and materials.

Evaluates and validates energy costs including consumption and purchases all needed energy and water (electricity, natural gas, fuel oil, steam, domestic water, and chilled water) in a deregulate market environment for the organization.

Drafts rules and regulations, manuals or other directives related to mechanical or electrical matters.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Local and occasional overnight.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Excepted Service employees may also apply to this announcement.

Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities should apply to Job Announcement # 18R-DT-303232-MPA-SF.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0850 Electrical Engineering

0830 Mechanical Engineering

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation

May need to complete a Probationary Period

Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

Qualification requirements must be met within 30

days of the job opportunity announcement closing

date.

For information on qualification requirements,

see Qualification Standards Handbook for

General Schedule Positions viewable on the

web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

Qualifications

You must meet these Basic Education Requirements:

Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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

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 professional 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 - Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.

Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners 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 in engineering that included the courses spcified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described above.

Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

In addition to the Basic Requirements above you must have the following:

Qualifications: Grade 12

Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as assisting senior staff in managing engineering work related to energy and water operating procedures for mechanical or electrical systems.

Qualifications: Grade 13

Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as managing and overseeing engineering work related to energy and water operating procedures for mechanical or electrical systems.

Education

Additional information

Flexible Spending Accounts - http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com

Retirement Program - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

Ability to perform studies, apply mechanical engineering and operating theories.

Ability to oversee contracts for energy and water efficiency projects.

Knowledge of units of measure and billing practices for utilities including electricity, natural gas, fuel, district steam, district cooling, water, and sewer.

Skill in written communications in mechanical or electrical issues.

Skill in oral communications in mechanical or electrical matters.

Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria:

Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above.

Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above.

Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree.

This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the rule of three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.

Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.

Important Note:

The review of your resume will determine your final rating and should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

Your application package should include the following documents:

Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.

Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.

Proof of prior federal service such as the latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable.

Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.

Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

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.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Click on the Apply Online button on the upper right side of the page.

Please Note:

You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).

You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process;

OR

You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.

The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.

Agency contact information

Donna Thompson

Phone

202-633-6388

TDD

202-633-6409

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

thompsondo@si.edu

Address

SMITHSONIAN

Office of Human Resources

POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517

Washington, District of Columbia

United States

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Next steps

You will receive an e-mail to acknowledge that your application has been received. Please be aware that the confirmation e-mail could reside in your junk or bulk mail folder depending on your filters.

The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab My USAJOBS; e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed.

Additional Information:

Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm

The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.

The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity ( www.si.edu/oeema

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Company info

Smithsonian Institution
Website : http://www.si.edu

Company Profile
Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

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