Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is part of the Plant Operations, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia.<br /><br />The Selectee will work shift 1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a General Engineer, your typical work assignments may include the following: <br /> <ul> <li>Author designs, specifications and estimates for modernization, restoration and sustainment projects based on core engineering concepts. Provides design expertise, layout and/or installation for new and existing plant production equipment and utility systems.</li> <li>Provide ownership and guidance for building restoration and modernization projects to include architectural and infrastructure studies, designs and sustainment.</li> <li>Perform tasks such as develop Statements of Work (SOW) or Performance-based Work Statements (PWS), to include complete technical specification for external contracts regarding production and plant equipment, building equipment and appurtenances and maintenance, construction and renovations projects.</li> <li>Serve in a lead project management role for structural building construction, maintenance and repair projects, and as either a lead or a supporting team member role in a variety of mechanical, civil, production equipment, HVAC and other installations and maintenance activities.</li> <li>Coordinate with other engineers and architects in design development to ensure that all technical areas of overlapping responsibilities between technical disciplines receive proper design consideration and that the total project objectives and schedules are met.</li> <li>Work closely with GPO's skilled trades and contractors to ensure design feasibility, work adherence to schedule and to quality and Code standards, including NFPA, OSHA, ANSI, EPA (asbestos, PCB, etc handling).</li> <li>Evaluate design objectives and perform complex technical assessment, analysis (including calculations and feasibility), and recommendation as related to building moderation and restoration proposals.</li> <li>Performs other related duties as assigned.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship is Required.</li> <li>Selectee must pass a drug test prior to appointment.</li> <li>Selectee must pass a background check prior to appointment.</li> <li>Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.</li> <li>Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period</li> <li>Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a (enter security clearance).</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>To qualify for the General Engineer, PG -0801-13, you must meet the following requirements: </strong><br /><br /><strong>Basic Education Requirement:</strong>A. A degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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 and 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.B. Have a combination of education and experience — college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:Professional registration — Current registration as a professional engineer 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.Written Test– Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A.Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination.Specified academic courses — Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.Related curriculum — Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has 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. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)<strong>In Addition to the basic requirement above</strong>, applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the PG-12 (GS-12) grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector developing designs, specifications, and cost estimates and providing design expertise, layout and or/installation guidance/coordination on complex structural and/or mechanical engineering maintenance and construction projects in a large scale facility or plant environment. <strong>PLEASE NOTE: At the time of application, your resume MUST reflect the dates (month/year) of this experience as well as the number of hours worked per week.</strong><br /><br />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.<br /><br /><strong>All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement(</strong>06/03/2019)<strong> to be considered.</strong> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>THIS POSITION HAS A BASIC EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT</strong>: You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts which cites the name of the institution are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades and GPA, semester, year, and credit for the course. <strong>Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.</strong><br /><br />GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.<br /><br />FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Employment of Relatives</strong><br /> Section 3110 of Title 5, U.S. Code, prohibits a Federal official from appointing, promoting, or advocating the appointment or promotion of a relative in the agency where the official is serving or exercises jurisdiction. In addition, Section 2302(b)(7) of Title 5, U.S. Code, makes it a "prohibited personnel practice" for a person in authority to "appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement of a relative." For further information visit: https: www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3110 and https: www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/2302 <br /><br /><strong>Separated Employees: </strong><br /> If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center, Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; FAX – 618-935-3014; or visit the National Archives Website.<br /><br /><strong>Work Life Balance:</strong><br /> The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).<br /><br /><strong>Background Investigation:</strong><br /> To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a suitability clearance. This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.<br /><br /><strong>The Agency may rescind the tentative offer, if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Schedule A (Disability Appointment): </strong><br /> Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a "medical professional's" letterhead and signed.<br /><br /><strong>Reasonable Accommodation:</strong><br /> This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process you must contact the HC Specialist on the vacancy announcement at least seven business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.<br /><br /><strong>Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:</strong><br /> The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:<br /><br />Best Qualified – for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria<br /> Well Qualified – for those who excel in the evaluation criteria<br /> Qualified – for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements<br /><br />Candidates determined to be Best Qualified may be referred to the Hiring Manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.<br /><br />If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be excluded from further consideration for this position.<br /><br />Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be excluded from further consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.<br /><br />You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position:<br /><br />We <strong>DO NOT</strong> require a separate narrative statement responding to the competencies, however your resume must <strong>CLEARLY</strong> show possession of these competencies.<br /><br />If you meet the qualifications stated above and you are among the top candidates your application may be referred to the Selecting Official for further review. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><ul> <li><strong>Content of Resume: </strong>Your resume or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use the checklist at: https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include </li> </ul> <ul> <li><strong>Veterans' Preference:</strong> When applying for Federal positions, those eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) 0pt, on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. Only veterans discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions are eligible for veterans' preference.</li> <li><strong>DD-214:</strong> If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other equivalent documentation to prove your entitlement and to verify your type of discharge. Failure to provide this information may result in your application not receiving preference.</li> <li><strong>VA Letter and SF-15:</strong> If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based on a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement as described above; and SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Failure to provide this documentation may result in your application not receiving preference. (Please see veteran eligibility documentation for more information on veterans preference in federal hiring)</li> <li><strong>Active Duty Service Members: </strong>If you are veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veteran Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans' preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification (in lieu of a DD-214) along with their job application materials. Agencies must verify the individual meets the definition of 'preference eligible' under 5 U.S.C. 2108 prior to appointment. A '"certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. More information may be found at http: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-employment-initiative/vet-guide/ .</li> <li><strong>For Applicants qualifying on the basis of education:</strong> School transcript(s) – official or unofficial. A transcript is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, and GPA. If you provide an unofficial transcript at the time of application and you are selected, you will be asked for official versions prior to an official job offer.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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