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General Engineer

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Marion , IL 62959

Posted 4 months ago

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The Marion VA Medical Center in Marion, Illinois is seeking three (3) full-time General Engineers to join the Engineering Service. The incumbents are responsible for all professional, technical and administrative tasks that are required to successfully complete projects for the Marion VA Health Care System.

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Responsibilities

Your duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Preparing and reviewing designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates for projects;

  • Serving as the technical advisor during the contract negotiations for both Architect / Engineers and Construction Contracts;

  • Reviewing and supervising the work of Architect / Engineers under contract for correctness, completeness and compliance with various building codes and VA requirements;

  • Serving as a consultant in the planning, design and supervision of new construction and alterations to existing buildings, grounds, utility plans and systems; and

  • Conducting engineering surveys, determining construction requirements, preparing plans and specifications, analyzing equipment requirements, estimating labor and material costs, reviewing project submittals and shop drawings, preparing project status reports and supervising construction projects.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: General Engineer/PD# 05092A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
11

  • Job family (Series)
    0801 General Engineering

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

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

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to background/security investigation

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/26/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: 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. 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. Note: 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.

Basic Requirement:

  • Degree (bachelor's or higher) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); 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 & 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. Transcripts required. OR

  • Combination of education, experience and/or training

  • Professional Registration or Licensure: Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. Documentation must be provided. OR

  • Written Test

  • Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) 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. Documentation must be provided. OR
  • Specified Academic Courses
  • 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 basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described above in number 1. Transcripts required. OR
  • Related Curriculum
  • Successful completion of 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 you have had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. Transcripts required.

Minimum Grade Level Requirements:

In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement, you must also meet one of the following additional experience and/or education requirements to qualify at the GS-11 level.

  • Experience: One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-9) in the Federal service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a General Engineer, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.The professional engineering experience required is defined as 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. Such engineering experience includes planning, designing, completing and carrying out new construction and renovation projects in a complex environment; reading, preparing, and interpreting architectural, structural, civil,industrial hygiene, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical plans and drawings preparing cost estimates for projects in the planning stage; ensuring compliance with contracts and regulatory requirements; serving as a point of contact for other personnel on engineering matters and providing information on related policies; suggesting alternatives and adaptations of engineering principles; and using of computerized drafting, equipment, and fullsize drawing production/reproduction, such as the latest in AutoCAD. OR,
  • Education: Successful completion of three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. in engineering or equivalent doctoral degree. The education is qualifying if it provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the General Engineer position. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. OR,
  • Combination: A combination of successfully completed graduate level education (beyond the second year) and specialized experience, as described above, which may be used to meet total experience requirements for this grade level. The education portion is qualifying if it provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the General Engineer position. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Cost Estimation and Analysis

  • Design

  • General Engineering

  • Project Management

  • Technical Competence

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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements:
You will work throughout all areas of the VA Medical Center. In some cases, you will need to go into out-of-the-way areas such as interstitial areas, pipe chases, roofs, attics, etc., which may require kneeling, bending, stooping, crawling, etc. Project demands may require work at other than normal administrative hours.

Education

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.


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General Engineer

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Department Of Veterans Affairs