Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
$66,510 - $123,234
Facilities Engineer (30000484)
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National Security Agency | Springfield, VA
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Job Description

Source: External Applicants Only
Open: 2017-10-10
Closed: 2017-10-21
Band: 03
Location: Springfield, VA
Cover Letter
Applicants are NOT required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended but is not required for employment consideration with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place their narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional Details field.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered.  Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements.  NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.

Band 03   $66,510 - $123,234

PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.

Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family.

For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga/ngabenefits.html
Position Summary
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Facilities Engineers provide engineering services in support of the design, acquisition, construction, operation, and lifecycle maintenance of Defense and Intelligence facilities. They contribute to major facility improvements, renovations, and the construction of new facilities. They also participate in all facets of lifecycle management and advise leadership on all aspects of facility management and the mitigation of adverse environmental impact.
Additional Position Info
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Installation Operations Office (SIO), Facilities Engineering Branch (SIOEE) located at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Campus East site is seeking one (1) high-achieving, team-oriented Facilities Engineer to serve as a member of the Facilities Team reporting to the Branch Chief. The selectee shall:  serve as the Facilities Engineer responsible for processing facilities engineering information and managing the engineering information systems including AutoCAD, ARCHIBUS, and Builder; oversee the administrative processes involved with developing, funding, executing, and documenting projects for the operation, maintenance, repair, improvement, and renovation of a secure government agency campus; provide engineering information system and records management support to architects and mechanical, civil, and architectural engineers for building and site construction, renovation, and improvement projects; and, perform oversight of the project documentation efforts of the Base Operations Support contractor including review of project design drawings, construction drawings, As-Built drawings, and record drawings provided in AutoCAD format, Adobe Acrobat format, and in printed form. The selectee will support the NCE Site Manager in the development and subsequent execution of Operation & Maintenance (O&M), Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, & Modernization (FSRM), and Procurement Defense-Wide (PDW) programs and budgets for the NGA Campus East site. The selectee must possess engineering skills and knowledge of maintenance operations, facilities management and construction and be familiar with the latest trends and technologies to advise management on facility-related improvements that could benefit NGA. The selectee will work independently to plan and accomplish work assignments and exercise judgment in resolving normal problems. The selectee will work with personnel within and outside the organization or specialty area. Typical functions may include research, and analytical and technical/specialty skills, problem resolution, the delivery of effective presentations and briefings to small and large audiences, nontechnical and technical writing, planning and scheduling.
Mandatory Qualification Reqs
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

1) Demonstrated experience in the use of engineering information systems such as AutoCAD, Revit, ARCHIBUS, Maximo, Builder, and MicroStation.
2) Demonstrated experience in developing engineering design drawings in AutoCAD format and construction documentation.
3) Demonstrated experience in facilities operations, design and construction, and project management.
4) Demonstrated experience applying local and national building, life safety/fire, and electrical codes.
5) For Engineers: Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Engineer in Training (EIT) designation. For Architects: National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) License or Certification.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education (educ): Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Eng) (including differential & integral calculus) & crswk (more advanced than 1st-year physics and chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of Engineering Science (ES) or Physics (PH): (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature & properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental ES or PH, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. -OR- B. Combination of educ & Experience (exper): A combination of educ in any of the areas listed in option A & exper that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work and which furnishes: (1) a thorough knwldge of the Physical and Mathematical Sciences underlying Eng, and (2) a good understanding of the ES' (theoretical and practical), which includes the use of the various techniques & applications to one of the branches of Eng. As a rule, every 30 sem (45 quarter) hrs of college work is equivalent to 1 year of exper. Candidates should show their combination of educ & exper totals 4 years. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by 1 of the following: (1) Professional registration (registrn) -- Current registrn 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 registrn 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 registrn. Example, applicant who attains registrn through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing eng positions. (2) Written Test-- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam, or written test required for professional registrn, which is administered by Boards of Engineering Examiners in various States, the District of Columbia/Guam and Puerto Rico. (3) Applicants who have passed the EIT exam and have completed all requirements for either (a) a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology (BET) from accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and eng sciences, or (b) a BET from program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology may be rated eligible for certain eng positions at PB2. Eligibility limited to positions within or closely related to specialty field of the eng technology pgm. Highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring advanced lvl of competence in basic science must meet basic reqmnts in para A.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Climbing, use of legs and arms; Hearing (aid permitted).

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENT: Working outside and inside; Working around excessive noise, intermittent; Exposure to dust; Exposure to silica, asbestos, etc; Exposure to fumes, smoke, or gases; Working around solvents (degreasing agents); Working around grease and oils; Working around electrical energy; Working around slippery or uneven walking surfaces; Working around moving objects or vehicles; Working at heights.
Highly Desired Skills
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1) Registration as a Professional Engineer.
2) DAWIA certification in Facilities Engineering or certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
3) Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to present complex technical subjects in plain language to decision makers.
4) Ability to quickly make well-versed decisions even with incomplete information under pressure.
5) Working knowledge in electrical, mechanical, civil, and architectural engineering required to operate, maintain, sustain, restore and modernize facilities.
How To Apply - External
Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process.

As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
- Polygraph Test Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Two Year Probationary Period
- Direct Deposit Required
How Will I Be Evaluated?
APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages:

1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria,
2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates,
3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.

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 8414(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 Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at recruitment@nga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
DCIPS Disclaimer
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.

This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601.  DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in your application.

This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).
Additional Job Requirements
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

About National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies. 

We have two primary missions. Our Information Assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our Signals Intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.

At the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are also the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research.