Engineering Technician

Department Of Agriculture Ames , IA 50011

Posted 2 months ago

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This position is located in the Facilities Engineering unit and is responsible for providing technical support to the various engineering projects (i.e., roof replacement, underground utilities, heating and air-conditioning, boilers, road work, fencing, plumbing, etc.) and in managing assigned construction projects.

Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as a technical resource for personnel when addressing maintenance problems, following up on warranty issues, and investigating construction of the facilities.

  • Develops solutions and makes recommendations for project changes to accommodate unexpected problems and investigates, as required, to provide information to management, project designers, or CO regarding changes.

  • Manages details such as color and equipment selections with scientific staff.

  • Plans, develops approaches, designs/illustrates, and coordinates implementation of in-house and locally procured construction projects, including developing preliminary plans and construction budgets. Efforts include researching the problems, making field measurements, interviewing scientific, animal care, and maintenance support staff, preparing alternatives and reviewing with program staff as appropriate before completing the design

  • Reviews contractor's cost proposals and makes recommendations regarding fair and reasonable costs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for training purposes.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    0802 Engineering Technical

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid commercial driver's license

  • Financial disclosure is required.

  • Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check

Subject to satisfactory completion of a one year probationary period.

This position requires the selectee to undergo a Special Agreement Check (SAC), Security Risk Assessment (SRA), and a full background investigation (Moderate Risk/Public Trust Minimum Background Investigation (MBI)). Any offer made is considered a tentative job offer pending the outcome of the SAC. Retention in the position is contingent on a favorable SRA and full background investigation (MBI). The incumbent will be subject to periodic reinvestigations.


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified below.

Time-in-grade: Applicants must meet one year at the next lower grade to be considered for the next higher grade (e.g. one year at the GS-11 grade level for consideration for the GS-12 grade level.)

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are:

At the GS-10:

Qualifying experience for GS-10 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-09, which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience assisting in the management of construction and maintenance of facilities by providing technical engineering support during the planning and design of construction projects; and using automated design software to interpret facility designs and drawings

At the GS-11:

Qualifying experience for GS-11 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-10, which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience managing the construction and maintenance of facilities by providing technical engineering support during the planning and design of construction projects; using design software to read and interpret facility designs and drawings; preparing cost estimates and performing construction inspections.

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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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


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Engineering Technician

Department Of Agriculture