- Supervising Experience
- Construction Experience
- Professional Engineer
- Fundamentals of Engineering
- Health Insurance
- Loan Repayment Program
The incumbent is a Supervisory General Engineer and serves as the Supervisor of the Design & Construction Project Section of the Engineering Service at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (RLRVAMC), in Indianapolis, Indiana. The incumbent works with a high level of independence with little or no technical guidance received along with determining methods to complete assignments that are broad in scope.
Provide all guidance, direction, and leadership, within the Design & Construction Project Section
Schedule all activities for all phases of design and construction for all projects and other miscellaneous work
Initiate any actions required to correct or resolve problems that are encountered during the design and construction of projects
Design and technical oversight of contract work, through subordinates, to ensure the quality and progress of work
Assignment of workload and specific projects, evaluation of performance, recommendations for appointments, promotions, reassignments, and implementing disciplinary actions
Develop and implement environmental policies, procedures and systems within areas of responsibility in coordination with various subject matter experts
Significant experience in design and construction supervision of multi-million-dollar projects involving architectural, electrical, and mechanical systems
Develop and implement revisions to standard work methods and procedures
Research all technical data relating to projects proposed and making recommendations to higher management on the most cost-effective method for accomplishing the projects
Perform all duties in an expeditious and accurate manner, displaying an atmosphere of professionalism, at all times
Represent the department during meetings and conferences, when dealing with projects
Plan and schedule all project work, within the appropriate fiscal year, to meet funding and construction goals
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00AM-3:30PM
Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory General Engineer-Direct Hire Authority/PD91092-0
Physical Requirements: Project site inspections require a great deal of walking, climbing, standing and bending (inside and outside). Occasionally, work may include lifting of moderately heavy items, weighing less than 50 pounds, such as equipment or sample materials. Inspections may also require carrying of moderate loads such as tools and measuring equipment common to the position. Physical ability and manual dexterity are essential in that the incumbent must be able to climb, lift, push, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach during normal project inspection procedures. In addition, the incumbent must have good hearing, eye sight, color and depth perception and the use of all limbs to be able to perform at an optimum level.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Authorized
Student Loan Repayment Program: May be Authorized
Job family (Series)
0801 General Engineering
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
Subject to a background/suitability investigation
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
May serve a probationary period
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (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.
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:
1. Professional registration or licensure- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), 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.
2. Written Test- 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 in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
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 a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A.
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.)
Note: An applicant who meets the basic requirements as specified in A or B above, except as noted under B.1., may qualify for positions in any branch of engineering unless selective factors indicate otherwise. In addition to meeting the basic qualifications above, you must meet the grade requirements of your experience and/or education as described below:
GS-12 grade level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal service; experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes:
Initial development, project design, project construction, commissioning and activation of the newly renovated/created space.
Read and interpret drawings and blueprints.
Short and long-range project planning includes: cost estimating, project development/designs, and construction administration for this complex, multi-mission medical center, which has an active research and development program.
Perform cost estimating for adequate and necessary planning for the full utilization of resources.
Provide expertise in developing project specifications and design criteria for major construction projects.
Inspect and accept work on various systems and equipment during and after construction projects.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-12 level.
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; religions; 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.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/.
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Applicants will be referred in alphabetical order.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
DD-214/ Statement of Service
Disability Letter (Schedule A)
Disability Letter (VA)
Separation Notice (RIF)
SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.
Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.
Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
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This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
ALL US CITIZENS DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority 5 CFR 211.337 for this occupation.