Engineering Technician
Department of the Army - West Point, NY

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
Located in the scenic Hudson River valley, only 50 miles from New York City, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year academic institution, a nationally-renowned historic site, and the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. West Point's 3,000 civilian employees have access to Eisenhower Hall Theatre, the Hudson Valley's premier performing arts center, and recreational facilities.

This position may require the employee to frequently walk to all areas of the installation.

Who May Apply:
US Citizens

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Relocation expenses will not be authorized

DUTIES:
You will perform a variety of engineering support services such as measurement, inspection, survey, monitoring, review, analysis, design and layout. Prepare appropriate documentation in the development of on-site plans and sketches, operation, maintenance, repair, of projects involving repair of utilities and facilities. Prepare sketches, develops designs and establishes bills of material. Develop designs and establish information for bill of materials, statements of work for construction contracts and service contracts. Gather/prepare necessary information in preparation of performance work statements, quantities, and the scheduling of work to be incorporated in the various work statements. Review initial and submittals including structural, plumbing, ventilation, air conditioning, water, sewage, designs of equipment, structures, buildings, etc. Review all engineering drawings, plans, specifications, standards, regulations and other applicable references. Guide contractors determine condition of facilities and secure necessary data prior to initiating design. Consult with professional personnel in various disciplines within the organization on discrepancies in contractor proposals before negotiating with contractors on matters affecting the design of projects to assure project requirements are met .

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Specialized experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-09). Specialized experience is defined as work which includes: (1) Developing engineering designs and plans for various projects; (2) Inspecting engineering plans for adherence to terms and specifications; (3) Calculating expenses for projects, estimates, and bills of materials for contracts; and (4) Coordinating features of projects with contractors and personnel to ensure site inspection and completion.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:

Knowledge of Engineering Fields
Skill in Using Mathematics to Prepare Cost Estimates and Billing Statements
Ability to Apply Practical Knowledge of Various Types of Trades and Crafts
Ability to Apply Engineering Methods and Techniques

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

OTHER INFORMATION:
• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

• Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.

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