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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
6/2/2016
Job Category:
Engineering
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
Electrical Engineer
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*****The first list of eligible applicants will be pulled for referral on 06-20-2016. Subsequent referrals will be made every month after that date. Applications received after the first cut-off date, will be considered for the second cut-off, and so on throughout the life of the announcement and within your specific period of eligibility.

All applicants may receive consideration for 6 months from the date of eligibility. If you wish to be considered after that period, and the announcement is still open to receive applications, you must re-apply to indicate your continued interest.******

Work Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Position Description Title/PD#: Electrical Engineer/6536-O

***A RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT BONUS HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES***

The incumbent of this position is an engineer with emphasis in Electrical Engineering, responsible for planning, design, analysis, layout, construction and inspection of new and conversion, remodeling, or modernization of existing VA buildings and facilities. Position requires a high level of expertise in advanced electrical engineering principles including electrical circuits, circuit elements, electrical equipment and systems, power systems, means of distributing electrical power, and power generation and transmission.

The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Project Management: Performs project management duties to lead multi-discipline design teams, or contracted design services in the preparation of complete design packages, and in providing the full range of engineering/architect services in support of VA"s design and construction program.

* Site Investigations: Conducts and directs the conduct of investigations of project sites to determine essential site information.

* Design: Evaluates design and construction objectives dealing with large and complex projects.

* Documentation and approvals: Performs professional review, assessment, and guidance by analyzing design development documents, resolving both simple and the more complexdesign problems, andpreparing appropriate documents for VA project developmental approval.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date TAG:Closing Dateof this announcement.

Selective Placement Factor: This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Experience in design, construction and activation of hospitals or medical clinics.

Basic Requirement:

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

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 (NOTE: EVIDENCE OF PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION).

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. (NOTE: EVIDENCE OF SUCCESSFUL PASSING OF THE EIT EXAM MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION MATERIAL).

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 you have 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: TRANSCRIPT(S) MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION MATERIALS. CONFERRAL OF DEGREE(S) EARNED SHOULD BE PRESENT ON TRANSCRIPT(S). UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S) OK].

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:

*Experience in project management and member of multi-discipline teams to accomplish design and construction objectives.

*Performs office and field duties of architectural/engineering

*Ability to review in-house and/or monitoring and managing contracted design of large and complex construction projects on sites with diverse climatic, geographic, and environmental conditions.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-13 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.

Physical Requirements: The work of this position requires frequent walking, bending, lifting, and carrying light equipment. Occasional climbing and crawling is required. Work hours will often extend beyond the normal 8 hour day.

***Time-in-Grade Restriction: Applicants who are current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements. TIG means you have held a GS grade for 52 weeks [or are within two (2) pay periods/four (4) weeks of possessing 52 weeks] at the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 level. Note: You must submit copies of all SF -50s to clearly demonstrate that you meet the 52 week time-in-grade requirement. Examples of SF-50s to include: Within Grade Increase(s), Promotion(s), and/or Appointment action(s).

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting documents based on applicability:

* Resume (Required for ALL applicants)

*DD-214 (if applying as a Veteran)

*Other Veterans Documents (if applicable - e.g. VBA Letter)

*SF-15 (if Veteran claiming 10 point preference)

* Non-Award SF-50 (VA, other Federal Employees, and Reinstatement eligibles)

In addition to the above documents, applicants may also submit the following:

* Cover Letter (Optional)

* OF-306 (Required if selected)

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date TAG:Closing Dateof this announcement.

Selective Placement Factor: This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Experience in design, construction and activation of hospitals or medical clinics.

Basic Requirement:

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

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 (NOTE: EVIDENCE OF PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION).

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. (NOTE: EVIDENCE OF SUCCESSFUL PASSING OF THE EIT EXAM MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION MATERIAL).

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 you have 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: TRANSCRIPT(S) MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION MATERIALS. CONFERRAL OF DEGREE(S) EARNED SHOULD BE PRESENT ON TRANSCRIPT(S). UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S) OK].

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:

Experience in project management and member of multi-discipline teams to accomplish design and construction objectives.

Performs office and field duties of architectural/engineering

Ability to review in-house and/or monitoring and managing contracted design of large and complex construction projects on sites with diverse climatic, geographic, and environmental conditions.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-13 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.

About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To be eligibile candidates must: 

  • have graduated with a baccalaureate degree from a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

  • have successfully passed the NCLEX-RN exam and hold an active, unrestricted license by the start of the program, but have no RN experience. 

  • be able to work full time on day shift with preceptors and mentors.

  • sign a statement of commitment. 

  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

  • Send cover letter & resume to Cynthia.Golden2@va.gov.

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