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Engineering Technician

Full Time

Website Veterans Health Administration

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/07/2021. 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-10. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience – GS-11: At least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-10) that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled? Specialized Experience for this position includes, but is not limited to: extensive knowledge of construction standards, methods, practices and techniques, materials, and equipment to determine compliance with regulations and standards; knowledge of general industrial and/or construction processes, methods, practices, techniques, materials, equipment to determine compliance with environmental regulations and standards; knowledge environmental principles (EPA), practices, procedures, laws, regulations and current legislative issues; knowledge of cost and economic analyses principles, techniques, and practices; reviewing designs to ensure they fit field conditions and comply with contract requirements (drawings and specifications) and plan and execute complex, multi-faceted projects; knowledge of VA acquisition and life cycle management policies, procedures, and practices; planning, present, and execute budgets; analyzing budget impacts on programs; and forecasting long-term funding requirements. 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. –OR–
Substitution of Education for Experience: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, obtained in an accredited college or university, or LL.M., if related? Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one (1) year of full-time study If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will be considered an academic year of graduate study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. (Transcripts Required). –OR–
Combination Education and Specialized Experience: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, obtained in an accredited college or university, or LL.M., if related? Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one (1) year of full-time study If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours will be considered an academic year of graduate study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. (Transcripts Required) You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Building and ConstructionCommunicationProject ManagementSafety Engineering 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: The majority of the work is performed indoors in a well-lighted, temperature and sound controlled office setting. However may be exposed to the hazards of weather, dirt, dust, associated with construction settings while making “on-site” inspections of assigned projects, physically able to climb, crawl, walk, stoop, sit and stand in order to perform assigned duties. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

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