Help Help Duties ** *THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** Some of the duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: - Assist senior staff members in planning, engineering management, operation, and overall coordination on all matters related to assigned conventional projects of moderate complexity; - Apply standard knowledge of engineering principles, methods, techniques, and criteria to projects; - Provide engineering service associated with job order contracting and construction to include evaluating tenant requirements, establish scope of work, design criteria, and estimates of design time/costs; - Provide technical assistance to support contract administration, accomplish study/design requirements, and prepare/coordinate design packages for renovations, repairs, and/or alterations; - Serve as central point of contact for status of all engineering work requests of a short-term nature; - Review work requests for feasibility, compliance with restrictions, and impact of planned operation and maintenance of the installation; - Inspect, review, and analyze a variety of issues for deficiencies and/or performance issues; - Identify corrective action and follow through to ensure corrections occur; - Develop statistical data to provide management with customer support trends and maintain a working file of reference material; - Review and check technical aspects such as drawings, specifications, quantities, cost, accuracy, completeness, and conformity with requirements for planned projects; - Prepares and maintains engineering-related drawings and plans according to established guidelines, using a variety of computer-based techniques, including scanning, hand digitizing, direct file transfer, and use of highly specialized CAD (computer-aided design) graphic programs; - Participate in group meetings with stakeholders to discuss complex engineering and technical problem areas and proposed approaches; - Participate in studies to address problems in healthcare quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency; and, - Perform all other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm to include some off hours and weekend work. Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Help Help Requirements Conditions of Employment - You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job - 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 - Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) - Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications In order to qualify for this position, applicants must possess at least ONE of the following minimum qualifications: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is considered to be experience performing technical work in drafting, surveying construction estimating, physical science, mathematics, aerospace, architecture, chemicals, electrical or mechanical systems, mining, petroleum, or nuclear systems. Specific qualifying specialized experience for this position (which should be documented on your resume) is: Providing engineering services associated with job order contracting and construction to include evaluating tenant's requirements, establishing scope of work and design criteria; completing estimates of design time and costs; providing technical assistance to support contract administration; preparing/coordinating design packages for facility renovations, repairs, and alterations; reviewing and checking technical aspects such as drawings, specifications, quantities, costs, accuracy, completeness, and conformity with requirements for planned projects where precedence has been established; and participating in the preparation and input to procurement packages to ensure correct content and format of technical data. (NOTE: 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. Your answer will be verified against information provided on your resume. If your resume does not clearly support your response by addressing your work experience in detail you will be disqualified. OR EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: Successfully completed two years of graduate education or a master's degree directly related to the work of this position (for example, major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction, or industrial technology). NOTE TO APPLICANTS: 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 year of full-time study; if that number cannot be obtained from the transcript, 18 semester hours will be considered as one full academic year of graduate study. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED - If you do not submit a copy of your transcript, your application may not be processed.) OR COMBINATION: Possess equivalent combinations of experience and education as previously described to fully meet the requirements of this position. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED - If you do not submit a copy of your transcript, your application may not be processed.) You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: - Building and Construction - Design - Project Management - Technical Competence 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 . Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . 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. For further information, visit: . Additional information Physical Requirements: The work involves moderate physical demands in terms of inspections, investigations, and surveys of facilities. There is commonly some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, stooping, bending, and climbing. Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (320) 252-1670. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at . This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a VA job announcement includes language requiring applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply to this Job Announcement. VA may request information regarding your vaccination status, if selected, for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application . Read more - Benefits Help Help A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits . Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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