Supervisory General Engineer
Department Of State - Washington, DC

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In this position you will serve as a Supervisory General Engineer within the Owned and Delegated Annexes Branch, Facilities Maintenance Services Division of the Office of Facilities Management Services (FMS). FMS is responsible for the overall planning, direction, coordination, maintenance and management of the agency's headquarters and annexes building management operations, maintenance of systems and repair and alteration activities.
This position is also being announced through
Merit Promotion procedures under Announcement #
A-2012-0121. Candidates who wish to be
considered under both Public (US Citizens)and
Merit Promotion procedures must apply to both
announcements.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

New supervisors must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.

Domestic travel may be required.

DUTIES:
As a Supervisory General Engineer your typical work assignments will include: Performing a full range of technical, management and supervisory tasks over a staff of federal and contractor personnel responsible for oversight of the maintenance and operation programs. Communicating the program issues to be reviewed and their overall scope. Overseeing the operation and maintenance of a facility critical to the Department’s world wide computing and communication systems, particularly the electrical and HVAC systems (and their emergency back-up). Providing expert advice to peers, subordinates, non-professional administrators and managers. Serving as the contracting officer’s representative (COR) for facility maintenance service contracts as well as all managed construction and renovation projects. Monitoring work of contractor to ensure adequacy of work and services received and compliance by contractors with terms and conditions of the contract. Developing and implementing energy conservation, occupational health and safety, and environmental sustainability strategies consistent with the Department’s policies and regulatory requirements. Clearly defining project objectives, cost, timing, and benefit with regard to the improvement of post’s real property, critical building systems, or physical security. Consulting with and advising applicable management concerning the planning and execution of these projects.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

IN ADDITION to meeting the basic entry
qualifications requirements listed above, the
applicant MUST have at least one year of
specialized experience that has equipped them
with the particular knowledge, skills, and
abilities to successfully perform the duties of
the position. This experience is related to the
work of the position and equivalent to at least
the GS-12 level in the Federal service.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Experience with providing evaluation of engineering and other technical or operational difficulties and utilize available local and statewide resources to solve problems.
  • Experience in leading a team.
  • Experience with organizing and managing multi-discipline teams, expert, or contractors.
  • Experience with planning, program replacements, major overhauls, and repairs of equipment such as water treatment, sewage plants, structures and electrical systems.
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 grade level.

In addition, applicant's experience must
also demonstrate that the candidate possesses

the following qualities:
Ability to assign, review, and supervise the
work of others;

Objectivity and fairness in judging people
on their ability, and situations on the facts
and circumstances;

Ability to adjust to change, work pressures,
or difficult situations without undue
stress;

Willingness to consider new ideas or
divergent points of view; and

Capacity to "see the job through."

Applicants applying as General Engineers must show that they possess a professional knowledge of general engineer as evidenced by
one of the following: Basic Requirements: A. Degree: 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. OR 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 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-05. 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.)
Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise, or unless he/she qualifies under the provisions of B.2 related to the EIT examination or BET degree.

Note: All applicants MUST submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement, EIT documentation and/or copy of professional registration by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. Based on your responses to the job-specific self-assessment questions, eligible candidates are placed for selection consideration into one of three pre-defined quality categories as described below:

Highly-qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications for the position, candidates must fully demonstrate proficiency in all major aspects of the position.

Well Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in some but not all of the major aspects of the position.

Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants must demonstrate a basic level of knowledge, skill and ability of the position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:

  • Knowledge of design and construction codes and standards in order to effectively manage project.
  • Knowledge of civil, electrical, and/or mechanical engineering.
  • Ability to plan, design, lead and/or supervise new construction as well as alterations and additions to existing buildings, grounds, utility plants and systems.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, processes and procedures pertaining to building management operations to establish and administer control systems and procedures for technical service and monitoring for contractual compliance.
Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. This information should be clearly identified in your resume. Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of consideration. For tips on writing your resume, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center.

If, after reviewing your resume and self-assessment questionnaire responses and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, a score will be manually determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lower score, which may also eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each pre-defined quality category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (i.e., CPS and CP) must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" for the position to receive consideration for special priority.

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.
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BENEFITS:
The Department of State offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to these benefits, we also offer the Student Loan Repayment Program, Child Care Centers, Child Care Subsidy, Flexible work schedule, Transit Subsidy Program. For additional information on Federal benefits click here .

OTHER INFORMATION:
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.

SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Employee Relations, Disability/Reasonable Accommodations Division, at (202) 261-8180. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - 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.

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