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Engineering Technician

Full Time

Website Veterans Health Administration

To qualify for this position at the GS-9 grade level, you must meet one of the following requirements: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-8 grade level in the Federal Service. Technician experience includes supervising, leading or performing work involving applying a practical knowledge of the (1) methods and techniques of engineering or architecture and (2) construction, application, properties, operations, and limitations of engineering systems, processes, structures, machinery, devices, and materials. 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. Additional Specialized experience includes: Experience with Computer-Aided Design Drafting (CADD) and visual information database creation, maintenance, management and preparation of digital and printed drawings for existing buildings, as-built construction and activation projects; Serving as a Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COR) and administering contracted projects to ensure contractor compliance with drawings, specifications, regulations and policy. ~OR~ EDUCATION: Successfully completed two (2) years of graduate education or a master’s degree directly related to the work of this position with a major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction, or industrial technology. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. ~OR~ COMBINATION: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above) to meet the requirements of this position. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Computer SkillsContract AdministrationDatabase Management SystemsInspectInterpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)Materials IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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