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Mechanical Engineer
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Job Description

* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located in the Design and Preservation Planning Division of the Historic Architecture, Conservation and Engineering Center of the Northeast Regional Office.

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As a Mechanical Engineer, GS-0830-12, with the National Park Service (NPS), your duties will include, but are not limited to:

* Provide mechanical engineering services, advice and guidance on the assessment, planning, designing, constructing, expansion, rehabilitation and/or re-purposing of existing and/or new structures and facilities.
* Conduct research, investigations, assessment and evaluations of environments within historic structures, museums, visitor facilities, and curatorial facilities.
* Develop engineering drawings and specifications for contracting the construction of mechanical systems.
* Conduct and/or supervise physical inventories of buildings, monuments, utilities, and other structures.
* Collaborate with historical architects and architectural conservators in the research, investigation, analysis, and documentation activities required in producing historic structure reports.
* Participate as a member of a team to solicit, select and manage Architectural/Engineering (A/E) firms for design tasks and construction phase services.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occassional travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0830 Mechanical Engineering

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship required.
* Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
* Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
* Must possess a valid state driver's license.
* Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulation.


In order to qualify for the Mechanical Engineer, GS-0830-12 position, you must meet the following basic education requirements:

Professional Engineering Series: To view the basic requirements for this series, please refer to the Office of Personnel Management Individual Occupational Requirements at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf

In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service applying mechanical engineering concepts, principles and practices for advice and guidance on the assessment, planning, designing, constructing, expansion, rehabilitation and/or re-purposing of existing historic and non-historic structures or facilities which includes: conducting research, investigation, assessments and evaluations; developing engineering and architectural drawings and specifications and overseeing contractor work on historic preservation and non-historic facilities projects.

PLEASE NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts or a complete list of college courses taken that identifies each course, college or university, semester or quarter hour earned, grade received, and date completed. If you fail to submit, your application will not be considered and you will be rated ineligible.

Volunteer Experience: 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.

We encourage you to use the USAJobs Resume Builder. Your description of experience and/or education must be able to support any claim for qualifying for this position. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make any assumptions regarding your experience. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response.

Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, employment information such as employer name and location; from and to dates (or to present for current position), which includes the month, year, and hours worked per week for each description of experience, with pay plan/grade, if applicable education and training, etc. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. You will not receive credit for experience that does not indicate the exact hours worked per week or is listed as "varies." Part-time hours are prorated. Please ensure your resume/employment history includes all the information listed above.


There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.

About Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is the nation's principal conservation agency. Its mission is to protect America's treasures for future generations, provide access to our nation's natural and cultural heritage, offer recreation opportunities, honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives and our responsibilities to island communities, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, foster sound use of land and water resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife. Its work affects the lives of millions of people; from the family taking a vacation in a national park to the children studying in Indian schools.