Engineering Technician, Gs-0802-11 (De/Cr)

Department Of Commerce Kansas City , MO 64126

Posted 4 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located in the National Weather Service (NWS), Central Region with one vacancy located in Kansas City, MO.

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As a Facilities Engineering Technician, you will perform the following duties:

  • Maintain NWS facilities and equipment systems on a routine and emergency basis. Construct repairs and/or renovations on NWS facilities as needed.

  • Serve as NWS representative conducting technical inspections on facilities.

  • Plan facility construction projects (installation, relocation, and renovation).

  • Develop cost estimates for facility maintenance, repairs and replacement.

  • Provide technical assistance, instructions, and training to users on operational equipment.

Travel Required
50% or less - Up to 50% of domestic travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0802 Engineering Technical

  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.

  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.

  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.

  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (

  • Qualification requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.

This position requires a Public Trust Security Clearance.

  • A one year probationary period may be required.

  • Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

  • This position is in the bargaining unit

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical activity is required including walking, bending or stooping during field surveys, inspection, or installation equipment. The work requires good physical hea1th and condition to perform work indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather; function from ladders, platforms, or towers subject to the chance of minor injuries such as bruises and cuts as well as the possibility of broken bones from falls; works around manholes and trenches, and around potentially hazardous electrical voltage systems.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks and discomforts, such as the following:

  • Dust, strong odors, or fumes from fuels, chemicals, or engine exhaust;

  • High levels of noise and vibration, dust, grease, electrical hazards, uncovered moving parts of machinery, moving machinery; or

  • Outdoor conditions involving moderate exposure to rain, cold/hot weather, icy streams, and rivers.

The work environment requires the employee to stay alert continually and to take special safety precautions including wearing special protective items of clothing.

May serve as contracting officer's (COR) technical representative and/or monitor and be required to obtain and maintain certification.

Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.


Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at:

Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

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.

To qualify at the GS-11 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicant must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-10 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

  • Maintaining and inspecting facility equipment including; Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems (HVAC), building construction, electrical systems, carpentry, plumbing, pavement, or building foundations;

  • Performing preventative, corrective, or emergency modification and relocation maintenance;

  • Conducting tests and analysis of systems performance; and

  • Developing project descriptions or cost estimates for facility maintenance, repair, and replacement.


Substitution of education for specialized experience is not applicable to this vacancy.

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Engineering Technician, Gs-0802-11 (De/Cr)

Department Of Commerce