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<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />READ ALL INFORMATION BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION TO ENSURE YOU UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS SPECIFIC TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.<br /><br />Plans, develops and conducts complex agency-wide facilities projects and provides agency-wide engineering support. <br /> Provides planning and design consultation on sophisticated requirements for facilities needs.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Plans and develops complex engineering plans using automated equipment including plans for power distribution; lighting; security; and electrical and mechanical equipment.</li> <li>Provides electrical engineering guidance and consultation for SSA facilities at headquarters and nationwide, including large sites and sophisticated data centers.</li> <li>Performs in-depth studies of approaches and methods used to accomplish specific processes, such as modernization, retrofitting, troubleshooting and other changes to ensure maximum reliability of facility systems.</li> <li>Serves as an agency-wide consultant on electrical engineering techniques and assists in reviewing and resolving complex facility and engineering challenges.</li> <li>Prepares cost benefit analyses for budgetary purposes and for discussion and approval with GSA and architectural/engineering consultants.</li> <li>Approves plans and specifications in the electrical engineering discipline.</li> <li>Prepares standard and technical reports, administrative memos, letters, and other forms of correspondence.</li> <li>Position located in the agency?s Office of Facilities and Logistics Management (OFLM), Office of Realty Management (ORM), Division of Architectural and Engineering Services (DAES).</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship required.</li> <li>Selective Service Registration: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov</li> <li>Background and/or security investigation may be required.</li> <li>Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results.</li> <li>Federal employees must be in good standing.</li> <li>Federal employees must have a successful performance rating.</li> <li>Selectees may be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.</li> <li>All application materials must be received by the closing date.</li> <li>Official Personnel Folders will not be reviewed.</li> <li>Requests for copies of application documents will not be accepted.</li> <li>All application forms submitted become the property of SSA Human Resources.</li> <li>Work is primarily performed in an office setting and no unusual hazards exist; however, duties will occasionally require visits to onsite operations to inspect construction or repair activities.</li> <li>Some walking, bending and climbing is required to inspect buildings at various stages of construction.</li> <li>Employee will be subject to related construction hazards; in particular, those associated with high voltage and electrical switchgear.</li> <li>Travel is sometimes required to conduct studies and meet with regional and other field facilities.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />This position requires specialized experience AND specific education as described below – you must meet both requirements to be eligible for this position.<br /><br />A full explanation of these requirements can be found at https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf <br /><br />You must have 52 weeks of *<b>Specialized Experience as described below</b>. This experience must have been gained in a federal position at or above GS-12 OR (if your position/experience is in another federal payscale or outside of federal service) by performing duties at a level equivalent to those performed in a federal position at or above GS-12. This specialized experience must have provided you with the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the functions of this GS-13 Electrical Engineering position.<br /><br />*Specialized Experience should primarily consist of professional engineering or scientific work concerned with designing, developing or providing large-scale electrical-power and facilities-planning services, including electrical-engineering planning, design, techniques, construction and cost-estimating. <br /><br />Duties should include providing consultation and/or guidance on requirements for complex electrical engineering issues for large-scale facilities, including power distribution, lighting, security and electrical and mechanical equipment; preparing and/or collaborating on the development of design drawings, project specifications and cost estimates; coordinating with and/or directing personnel or contractors to complete complex engineering and construction projects and analyzing engineering work to provide recommendations for solutions to complex problems.<br /><br />NOTE: Duties of this nature should be typical of your everyday work. Your performance of duties relevant to the specialized experience must be clearly and specifically described in your resume. Experience from participation in a special project or workgroup is not creditable unless that experience equals 52 weeks at the required grade level.<br /><br />You cannot be credited for federal experience unless you clearly show your grade level at the time the experience was gained, as well as the dates you were at each grade level. You must be very specific in describing relevant duties you perform (or performed) at the required grade level. If your federal grade level is not specified with your relevant federal experience you may be eliminated from further consideration. If you combine career-ladder experience into a single description of duties, you may be eliminated from consideration based on failure to clearly document the required experience at the required grade level for the required period of time. <br /><br />It is suggested that you <b>separate all experience at or equivalent to GS-12 (and above) from all other grade-level experience</b> (even if that GS-12 (and above) was part of a career-ladder position). Likewise, if your experience was gained outside of federal employment, list each position separately (including the dates you worked at each position and the duties you performed).<br /><br /><b>ADDITIONALLY</b>, you must demonstrate one of the following Educational Requirements and must support that claim with appropriate documentation. <br /><br />A. A bachelor's or higher degree in Engineering earned in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET. You must submit a transcript that supports this claim. <br /><br />B. A bachelor's or higher degree in Engineering which includes 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. You must submit a transcript that supports this claim (e.g., highlight the courses which meet this criteria).<br /><br />C. A combination of relevant education and experience as follows: college-level education, training and/or technical experience (in addition to 52 weeks of specialized experience) that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying 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 this claim must be demonstrated and documented by one of the following; e.g., you must provide proof of your claim.<br /><br />1. <b>Professional registration or licensure</b> — Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT) or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, 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.<br /><br />2. <b>Written Test</b> — 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 by any State, District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.<br /><br />3. <b>Specified academic courses</b> — 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 B. Courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.<br /><br />4. <b>Related curriculum</b> — Successful completion of a 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 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. <br /><br /><b>Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.</b><br /><br />Applicants for promotion must have at least 52 weeks at GS-12.<br /> <b>Time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.</b><br /><br />Applicants in a <b>Federal Wage Schedule position (e.g., WG, WL or WS) must apply for promotion</b> (e.g., choose Promotion as your Eligibility at the beginning of the online questionnaire), but the time-in-grade requirement does not apply. FWS applicants must still meet the full qualification requirement to be considered for this position (e.g., 52 weeks of specialized experience), as well as all other eligibility requirements (area of consideration, appointment type and performance appraisal). <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />As stated above, this position has an educational requirement that must be met by all applicants (in addition to the required specialized experience).<br /><br />You must submit a transcript that demonstrates this education and/or documents that support a combination of education and experience.<br /><br />Unofficial transcripts or screenshots of electronic/web transcripts will be accepted for application purposes, but original transcripts may be required if you are selected for this position. Transcripts (copies included) must show your name, the name of the educational institution and the degree you earned. If you are claiming specific credits (option B), highlight the relevant courses on your transcript.<br /><br /><strong>Foreign Education:</strong> If your transcripts show education completed in foreign colleges or universities, you must also provide documentation that 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 a conventional/accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><b>WHO MAY APPLY: </b><br /> <b> </b><br /> Federal employees currently serving under career or career-conditional appointments;<br /><br />Federal employees currently serving under <b>Schedule A</b> [Reg. 213.3102(u) appointments for individuals with <b>disabilities</b>] and <b>time limited</b> appointments for veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more;<br /><br />Former federal employees eligible for reinstatement (i.e., those who have career status or separated from a career-conditional appointment less than 3 years ago OR separated from a career-conditional appointment and have veteran's preference);<br /><br />Current or former federal employees eligible under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP);<br /><br />Federal employees serving under excepted service appointments with competitive service compatibility (e.g. Postal Service, Foreign Service, an agency with an interchange agreement, etc) OR Excepted Service employees who have prior Competitive Service. <b>(</b>Please visit Excepted Service Appointments with Competitive Service Compatibility for more information.)<br /><br />VEOA Eligibles (i.e., preference-eligible veterans OR veterans who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service) AND<br /><br />Certain Military Spouses (as described here: https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses )<br /><br />Applicants serving under Schedule A appointments for Attorneys or Pathways (Presidential Management Fellows, Recent Graduates and Interns) are not eligible for consideration, unless you can claim eligibility under VEOA OR you can demonstrate prior Competitive Service.<br /><br /><b>LOCALITY PAY:</b> Salary will be set in accordance with locality pay provisions. Candidates currently receiving a higher locality pay than the office applied for are advised that should they be selected, they will lose entitlement to the higher locality pay.<br /><br /><b>OTHER NOTES:</b><br /> This position is eligible for telework consideration.<br /> The selectee may be approved for telework after the initial probationary period has been served if all conditions for telework are met.<br /><br />Relocation expenses will not be paid.<br /><br />See Conditions of Employment for Conditions associated with this position.<br /><br />This is a high risk public trust position. The selected employee will be required to complete a Standard Form 85P, Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions, in order to have the appropriate investigation conducted, unless the employee has been previously certified eligible to occupy a position at this level.<br /><br />Position to be filled under the provisions of the SSA/AFGE Merit Promotion Plan.<br /> Additional selections may be made within 3 months of the date of the initial selection. <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 />You will be rated using a 100-point scale as follow:<br /> — *Experience Assessment: 50 points<br /> — Performance Appraisal: 35 points<br /> — Awards: 10 points<br /> — Career Achievements: 5 points<br /><br />Preview the *<b>Experience Assessment</b> here: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10510735 <br /><br /><b>Your resume should describe duties you perform that demonstrate how you meet the Specialized Experience requirement, as well as your experience as it pertains to the following:</b><br /><br />– Skill in electrical engineering, planning and design (possible 10 points)<br /><br />– Knowledge of power distribution systems (possible 10 points)<br /><br />– Ability to perform project management oversight for electrical engineering projects and functions (possible 10 points)<br /><br />– Knowledge of engineering regulations, policies, codes, standards, laws and guidelines of GSA and national and local building codes (possible 10 points)<br /><br />– Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing (possible 10 points)<br /><br /><b>Experience you claim is subject to verification by the selecting official</b>. You may be asked to provide examples or documentation to support your answers or to verify a response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability to perform a task.<br /><br />Your preliminary rating will consist of the following: first, your eligibility will be determined based on your responses to questions 1-4. Responses will be verified using your supporting documents. If you provide a response to the online questionnaire that indicates you are not eligible, fail to provide documents to support your claim OR you are otherwise found ineligible during this part of the review, you will not receive further consideration.<br /><br />If you are rated 'eligible' you will receive a <b> score </b> based on your responses to the online experience questions.<br /><br />If you are among the highest-ranking applicants based on that score, (1) <b>your resume will be reviewed to determine if you demonstrate the required specialized experience</b> and (2) <b>your supporting documents will be reviewed to determine if you meet the educational requirement</b>.<br /><br />Your resume should support affirmative answers to the questionnaire. It isn't necessary to address each question individually, but you should provide a clear description of the duties you perform that pertain to the experience needed for this position. If you choose to provide optional narrative responses to the experience questions, it's suggested that you first complete your resume (which must demonstrate <b> on its own </b> that you have the required specialized experience) and then provide your narrative responses in a separate document.<br /><br />You cannot be credited for federal experience unless you clearly show your grade level at the time the experience was gained, as well as the dates you were at each grade level. If you combine career-ladder experience into a single description of duties, you may be eliminated from consideration based on failure to clearly document the required experience at the required grade level for the required period of time.<br /><br />If you are among the highest-ranked applicants and your resume clearly demonstrates that you meet the stated qualifications at the indicated grade level, your name will be referred to the selecting official and your applicable documents will be forwarded for further review. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> High Risk (HR) <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />ALL APPLICANTS must submit a <b>resume AND educational documents (e.g., transcripts or other documents that support your claim under the educational requirement)</b>, <b> in addition to the eligibility documents</b> identified below — review the requirements to understand what your documents need to support — you can only be evaluated on documents you submit — failure to provide sufficient documentation will result in an ineligible rating. It's advised that you name your documents for easy identification (e.g., Resume, Transcript, Appraisal, 50 Current, 50 Grade, 50 Separation, etc). Do not password-protect documents. (SSA employees may use an SSA-45 in place of a resume, but must submit all other required eligibility documents as specified below.)<br /><br />Your <b>resume </b>must describe duties you perform(ed) as they relate to the <b> specialized experience </b> required for this position. Dates/grades are critical in determining time-in-grade. Information that is copied or restated language from the vacancy announcement, rating criteria or KSAs will not be considered. If this occurs, you may be found ineligible.<br /><br />If your federal payscale is not "GS" "WG" "WL" or "WS" please <b>provide a copy of your agency's payscale</b>.<br /><br />COMPETITIVE SERVICE EMPLOYEES — (1) current SF-50 documenting competitive status, grade and career tenure; (2) additional SF-50s (if necessary) to document highest grade held and/or time-in-grade, (3) *performance appraisal AND (4) if applicable, a current payscale.<br /><br />EXCEPTED SERVICE EMPLOYEES (USPS, Foreign Service, agencies with interchange agreements, etc) — (1) current SF-50 documenting grade and career tenure; (2) additional SF-50s (if necessary) to document highest grade held and/or time-in-grade; (3) *performance appraisal; (4) (if applicable) a copy of your agency's Interchange Agreement and payscale AND (5) (if applicable) an SF-50 that documents your prior competitive service (e.g., a resignation, retirement or other termination action that shows WHEN you left the competitive service [block 4] AND if you separated with career or career-conditional tenure [block 24].<br /><br />See Excepted Service Appointments with Competitive Service Compatibility for more information.<br /><br /><b>SCHEDULE A/TIME-LIMITED VETERAN</b> — (1) SF-50 you received when you were hired; (2) current SF-50; (3) additional SF-50 (if necessary) documenting highest grade held and/or time-in-grade, (4) *performance appraisal and (5) if applicable, a current payscale.<br /><br />If you are applying for noncompetitive referral based on grade, you must also submit an SF-50 showing your permanent placement at that grade level (e.g., the 702 action that placed you in a GS-12 or higher position) AND, if applicable, your current payscale. <br /><br /><b>*PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS must be for a period that ended less than a year ago, must be completed and signed and must indicate a rating of satisfactory or better. </b> Do not substitute a 'Performance Plan. ' VEOA-eligibles and Military Spouses without federal status are not required to submit a federal performance appraisal.<br /><br /><b>FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES</b> — (1) separation <b>SF-50</b> showing that separation was not for performance or conduct reasons, (2) (if different) <b>SF-50</b> showing highest grade and career tenure in the competitive service. You must have served in a competitive service position AND have permanent tenure OR have separated less than 3 years ago with conditional tenure (or at any time with veterans preference). You are not required to submit a federal performance appraisal.<br /><br /><b>VEOA — </b>(1) DD-214(s) (<b>Member 4 ONLY</b>) showing honorable discharge after serving 3+ years of <b>continuous active duty</b> OR (2) if applicable, documents demonstrating preference (such as a disability letter). If you are still on active duty, you must submit a recently dated official statement of service from your command. <b>For more information visit the Vet Guide </b>.<br /><br />NOTE: Federal employees who opt to apply under VEOA are still bound by the requirements for federal employees and must still submit the appropriate SF-50s and Performance Appraisals. <br /><br /><b>ICTAP — </b>for displaced (or soon to be displaced) competitive service employees (does not apply if you voluntarily left your federal position) — must receive a rating of 85% or higher AND must provide (1) separation notice, agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has terminated, OPM notification that your disability annuity has terminated OR Military Department/National Guard Bureau notice that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456 <b>OR</b> (2) SF-50 documenting your separation. For more information visit http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .<br /><br /><b>MILITARY SPOUSES: </b> https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/


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