General Engineer

Recruiter
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
West Haven
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 03, 2017
Closes
Oct 09, 2017
Industry
Computer
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This position is located in the Design and Development Section of Facilities Management Service located at the West Haven, VA campus. The Design and Development Section provides multi-disciplinary architectural and engineering services and is the coordinator for all matters relation to new construction, major maintenance repair, and alterations and is responsible for coordinating, directing and administering highly complex and diversified design and construction projects in support of VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Duties include but are not limited to:

* Oversees, directs and administers the construction, major maintenance repair, and alterations of facilities, structures, and landscapes.

* Conducts and/or provides professional advisory services pertaining to the observation, examination, measurement, analysis, mapping, and description of physical and cultural features and phenomena at all VA Connecticut facilities.

* Determines requirements, reconnaissance, location, and prepares designs, specification and estimates.

* Applies a broad knowledge of methods, precedents and standards to significantly diverse and intense work complexities.

* Provides professional advice to peers, subordinates, professional and non-professional administrators and/or managers.

* Prepares A/E scope of work and assists A/E firms in providing design criteria, VA standards and specifications to ensure that firms have all the engineering details needed for contract design considerations.

* Performs scheduling and layout of construction operations, inspections and surveillance of materials, methods, and equipment used in construction, major maintenance repairs and alterations.

* Plans specific objectives for the program, including required innovations and improvisations.

* Prepares detailed cost estimates for use in obtaining project funding and bid evaluation.

* Performs detailed construction site inspections, ensures interim life safety measures and infection control risk assessment measures are fully met.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday/ 8am-4:30pm

Position Description Title/PD#: General Engineer/ 00538-A

$68,666

$89,262

Job Details

Application Open Date

9/16/2017

Application Close Date

10/9/2017

Organization

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply

Applications will be accepted from current permanent competitive service employees of VA CT Healthcare System and permanent Veterans Canteen Service employees. Status eligibles - current career or career-conditional federal employees with competitive status. Reinstatement eligibles, Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA) eligibles, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles, certain military spouses, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans with a 30% or more disability.

Status

Full Time

* More About VA

* 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 employees 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.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Employees in this position are not required to file a financial disclosure report.

* Qualifications

* To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Basic Requirements:

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.

OR

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:

* 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.

* 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 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.)

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.

* Benefits

* VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

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