<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is in Office of Mission Support, Office of Administration, Real Property Service Division, Architecture & Engineering Management Branch.<br /><br />If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. Office OF Mission Support <br /><br />Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />You will:<br /> <ul> <li>Provide technical oversight and evaluation for new construction, capital improvement, and renovation projects.</li> <li>Negotiate construction fees and design schedules for the improvement and/or expansion of existing facilities.</li> <li>Develop guidelines concerning best practices and cost-effective techniques for facility processes, equipment, and systems.</li> <li>Lead or participate collaborative studies to resolve facility design and construction issues.</li> </ul> <br />You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be required to travel 25% of each month. You may be required to travel 25% of each month. <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>If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.</li> <li>You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).</li> <li>Position has educational/degree requirements (see Qualifications section).</li> <li>EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.</li> </ul> <br /><br />If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.<br /><br />This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.<br /><br />ENGINEERING 0800<br /><br />A bachelor's degree in Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must have: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; 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.<br /><br />OR<br /><br />B. 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 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:<br /><br />1. Professional registration or licensure — Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) 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.<br /><br />2. Written Test — Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.<br /><br />3. Specified academic courses — 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 A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.<br /><br />4. Related curriculum — 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 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.)<br /><br />?In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:<br /><br />To qualify for the GS-13 level, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience must be demonstrated in applied knowledge in design and construction of office and laboratory buildings, in review of design and construction drawings and specifications, in internal and external partner consensus building, and in applying advance engineering concepts, principles and practices to serve as subject matter expert or technical authority that enables the incumbent to investigate and provide consultant services relating to facility or real property engineering projects to include design, construction and operations, and maintenance of systems, processes, and components that relate to all phases of real property services or facility management.<br /><br />the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: <br /> <li>Knowledge of functions, disciplines, and trades pertaining to engineering design and construction.</li> <li>Skill in contract management.</li> <li>Skill in written communication.</li> <li>Skill in project management.</li> <li>Ability to reduce operational costs.</li> <li>Ability to provide facilities design guidance.</li> <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 /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .<br /><br />This position is in the bargaining unit.<br /><br />If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.<br /><br />If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures . <br /><br />Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager.<br /><br />Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures <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 />We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the online assessment. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.<br /><br />We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.<br /><br />NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Documents to be submitted online:<br /><br />–Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.<br />–Responses to the online assessment questionnaire (you must complete this online – it is not a document you need to upload). <br />–College transcripts – required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.<br />–Veterans' Preference Documents – DD-214 Member 4 copy (or other copy indicating character of service), VA letter stating overall/combined disability rating (percentage), and SF-15, if applicable; active duty service members: submit certification from the armed forces documenting active duty dates, expected discharge/release date, campaign medals/badges, and character of service (a certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged/released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after you submit the certification).<br />–Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP: copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.<br />–Current and Former Federal Employees: You are required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) indicating your status eligibility. This SF-50 should include your Position Title, Pay Plan, Occupational Code, and Grade or Level. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a status Federal position, you need to submit your SF-50 which shows your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.<br />–Current EPA Employees: You are encouraged to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). If you fail to provide an SF-50, we will access your Federal employment records in eOPF to verify your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.<br />–If you are applying for a noncompetitive appointment, you'll need to submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy announcement. If you want to learn more about noncompetitive appointments, visit OPM's website: Special Appointment Authorities <br />.<br /><br />If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's website: <br /> EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures <br />.<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.