Engineering Technician

Department Of Defense Hanscom Air Force Base , MA 01731

Posted 2 months ago

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The primary purpose of this position is to ensure optimal resource decisions are made and executed across civil engineer activities, and ensure data and information from all shops are applied to the applicable Asset Management Plan (AMP) and other investment and execution plans.

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  • Manages and executes Asset Management Plans (AMP) and/or Sub-Asset Management Plans (Sub-AMP) for entire installation.

  • Integrates and synchronizes Operations Flight work force for Sustainment Management Systems (SMS) data standards, collection, and analysis.

  • Integrates and synchronizes Operations Flight work force for preventive maintenance (PM).

  • Integrates and synchronizes Operations Flight contract project development, review, construction, and integration, and warranty management pertaining to respective portfolio.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0802 Engineering Technical

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see

  • A security clearance may be required

  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

  • Position may be subject to random drug testing

  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required

  • Disclosure of Political Appointments

  • The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. Must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate valid driver's license

  • Employee will be required to train and mentor less senior employees

  • Required to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)

  • The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. May be required to be available after duty hours when problems arise

  • Employee will be required to support Base Readiness and Emergency Operations Exercises and Real World Threats and Events

  • Employee will be required to support Special Events (i.e. Annual Air Show, Base Exercises) not necessarily performing in their primary skill code

  • Employee will be required to augment the Civil Engineering Snow Removal Team not necessarily performing in their primary skill code

  • Employee would be trained on safe snow shoveling and snow removal practice and would receive appropriate safety equipment

  • The work may require the employee to carry an electronic beeper or cell phone

  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station

  • May be required to serve as a member of the contingency recovery team during exercises and during real world contingencies

  • This position meets the administrative exemption criteria for the Fair Labor Standards Act (5 CFR 551.206)


In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, , Technical and Medical Support Positions.


In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:Examples of qualifying specialized experience include technical work in: drafting, surveying construction estimating, physical science, mathematics, aerospace, architecture, chemicals, electrical or mechanical systems, mining, petroleum, or nuclear systems.

Experience in a trade or craft may be credited as specialized experience when the work provided intensive knowledge of engineering principles, techniques, methods, and precedents. Examples are trade positions with substantial developmental, test, or design responsibilities such as:

  • Planner and estimator who analyzed designs for production purposes.

  • Instrument maker or model maker who performed design or development work on devices fabricated

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade *GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systems. An example of creditable specialized experience includes technical work and knowledge in drafting, surveying construction estimating, physical science, mathematics, aerospace, architecture, chemicals, electrical or mechanical systems, mining, petroleum, or nuclear systems, sufficient to carry out standard procedures based on assignments requiring extended training or experience in the Asset Management Practices and Principles within the area of Operations Management; knowledge in coordinating, developing, and balancing work schedules for maintenance and/or repair of facilities; collecting, recording, and validating budget and real property asset information; tracking and coordinating the execution of work requirements; performing quality assurance and data analysis in support of maintenance and repair optimization activities. Due to the use of 120 day rosters, this period of experience may be completed within 120 days of the closing of the announcement.

  • NOTE: This is a one grade interval position, since there is no position in the normal line of progression that is one grade lower than the position being filled, employees can qualify with at least 1 year at either the next lower level (GS-10) or the second lower level (GS-09).

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  • Knowledge in Asset Management Principles and Practices as it applies to Operations Management and Requirements and Optimization activities.

  • Knowledge of CE work control, customer service, operations/maintenance management procedures, and functions and procedures of each type of CE work centers.

  • Knowledge of AFIs, practices, and procedures pertaining to CE operations and ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, and procedures in a variety of situations, and recommend timely and economical solutions.

  • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management and Sustainment Management Systems, system capabilities, economic usage to effectively accomplish assigned functions, and proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). Ability to manipulate data use macros and formulas, pivots tables and charts, perform data analysis, and build effective presentations.

  • Knowledge of program planning and budgeting cycles, financial control, and budget systems; work classifications and the regulatory and statutory restrictions on the expenditures of appropriated and non-appropriated funds; automated data processing system capabilities; real property management; and economic usage to effectively accomplish assigned functions.

  • Knowledge of analytical and diagnostic methods, procedures, and principles, and surveying methods, equipment, and techniques of measurements to identify project requirements.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

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